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    Our office will remain closed today on account of Ayudha Pooja and there will be no issue of THE HINDU dated 23rd October 2004.

    Gogoi gets nod for talks with Bodo militants
    NEW DELHI, OCT. 21. The Centre has asked the Assam Government to go ahead with its plans to hold talks with the National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB) and said it would participate in due course. The response came after the Assam Chief ...

    Mainpuri poll: Election Commission calls for all records
    NEW DELHI, OCT. 21. The Election Commission today called for the entire records pertaining to the byelections in the Mainpuri Lok Sabha constituency in Uttar Pradesh. These will be examined by a special team to decide whether to countermand the ...

    Former Jammu and Kashmir Minister shot dead
    SRINAGAR, OCT. 21.Unidentified militants today gunned down a senior National Conference leader and former Minister, Safder Ali Beg, outside his house in the south Kashmir town of Anantnag. Police said two youths appeared in the Sarnal locality ...

    `New Zealand has an open mind on APEC membership for India'
    NEW DELHI, OCT. 21.Helen Clark may be the Prime Minister of a small country, but the feisty lady has not hesitated from calling a spade a spade in a world where diplomacy is more about evasion than position. On Iraq, New Zealand, under ...

    Tamil Nadu Governor may be shifted
    NEW DELHI, OCT. 21. The Centre is actively considering transferring the Tamil Nadu Governor, P.S. Ramamohan Rao, according to informed sources. Mr. Rao is likely to be shifted to Goa. The change is being planned as part of a larger reshuffle of ...

    Ultras blow up railway station in Jharkhand
    RANCHI, OCT. 21. The Maoists Communist Centre of India-People's War on Wednesday night blew up the Latehar railway station under Garwah district of Jharkhand. After their merger, the two underground outfits — in a show of strength — ...

    Deaths, destruction in Japan
    TOKYO, OCT. 21. Japan's deadliest storm in more than a decade unleashed flash floods that washed away entire hillsides, killing 55 persons and leaving at least 24 missing before it veered east into the Pacific Ocean on Thursday. Rescue ...

    India, Russia, China for U.N. reform
    ALMATY, OCT. 21. The Foreign Ministers of India, Russia and China met here today — the third such trilateral meeting in as many years — and reaffirmed their commitment to fight terrorism and drug trafficking. Stressing the need for ...

    Test for Sachin
    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, OCT. 21.Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar, who continued practice at the nets today in Mumbai, will undergo a fitness test on Sunday. The test would ascertain his recovery from an injury before the commencement of the third ...

    Escapes attack
    MOSUL, OCT. 21. Five mortar shells exploded near Prime Minister Ayad Allawi on Thursday as he visited this northern Iraq city, but there were no reported injuries in the attack. — ...

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