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    Afghanistan goes to polls
    KABUL, OCT. 10. Afghanistan's first-ever direct Presidential election began Saturday, with people across this ethnically diverse land casting the first ballots in an improbable experiment with democracy. After 25 years of near constant war ...

    Locked doors greet Justice Mohan
    MUMBAI, OCT. 9. On what was supposed to be a fact-finding first day, everything went wrong for the Madras High Court-appointed BCCI Interim Administrator, Justice S. Mohan, a former Supreme Court judge. He did not even get a chance to have a ...

    BCCI goes to Supreme Court
    NEW DELHI, OCT. 9. The Supreme Court will hear on Monday a special leave petition (SLP) filed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India and the Delhi District Cricket Association against an interim order passed by the Madras High Court ...

    'No invitation to Varun to join Congress'
    NEW DELHI, OCT. 9. There is no truth at all in recently-published press reports that Varun Gandhi, the young first cousin of Rahul and Priyanka Vadra, has been invited to join the Congress, according to highly-placed party sources. Nor has ...

    Captain among 5 killed in suicide attack on Army convoy
    SINGHPORA, OCT. 9. At least five persons, including four Armymen, were killed and 50 wounded when a suicide bomber rammed a car packed with explosives into a military convoy here on the Srinagar-Baramulla national highway. A number of vehicles ...

    Thackeray blasts Sonia, Pawar
    THANE, OCT. 9. The Shiv Sena leader, Bal Thackeray, said today that there was no need for the Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, a "white-skinned woman," to teach Indians what was patriotism. "In Amravati, Sonia Gandhi had said that the tricolour ...

    Fourth term for Howard
    SINGAPORE, OCT. 9.The Australian Prime Minister, John Howard, tonight led his Conservative coalition to an impressive victory in the country's general election held earlier in the day. Celebrating his successful attempt for a fourth consecutive ...

    Kerry keeps his cool to win a battle of wits
    ST. LOUIS, OCT. 9.The President managed not to twitch or scowl. But he let his feelings get the better of him, getting hot under the collar in a medium best served cold. Confrontation From the outset, his clenched ...

    Dhaka protest against 'BSF action'
    DHAKA, OCT. 9. An embankment cut across the Sonai river in the Satkhira district of Bangladesh, allegedly by the Border Security Force, has triggered flash floods in the villages adjoining West Bengal. The Satkhira Deputy Commissioner, ...

    Flash floods toll 52
    GUWAHATI, OCT. 9. Unprecedented flash floods in lower Assam's Goalpara district have claimed as many as 52 lives and rendered over 1,85,000 people of 172 villages homeless since yesterday. Many were still reported missing, official sources ...

    Chinese engineers abducted in Pakistan
    ISLAMABAD, OCT. 9.Two Chinese engineers working at a Pakistan hydroelectric project close to the tribal region bordering Afghanistan, were kidnapped by unidentified persons this morning. The tribal belt has been the theatre of fierce battles ...

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