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Maharashtra: Congress gets Chief Ministership
NEW DELHI, OCT. 27. The Congress eventually had its way today and retained the Chief Minister's post in Maharashtra. The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) settled for the Deputy Chief Minister's post and got three more Ministries as compensation ...
Decision on Lok Pal Bill deferred
NEW DELHI, OCT. 27. The Union Cabinet today deferred a decision on the much-awaited Lok Pal Bill to probe corruption in high places, including that of the office of Prime Minister, as it felt that there was a need for more discussions. "The ...
Ram temple will be a reality, says Advani
NEW DELHI, OCT. 27. The first clear indication that the Bharatiya Janata Party is reverting back to Ram temple politics came from its new president, L.K. Advani, today, when he said: "The country desired to see a grand Ram temple built at the ...
Left opposes disinvestment in 35 public sector units
NEW DELHI, OCT. 27. The Left parties today urged the Government not to go ahead with the proposed disinvestment in 35 profit-making public sector undertakings and sought discussions on the issue as it is a "matter of vital concern to the people ...
Australia in command
NAGPUR, OCT. 27. Australia has mastered the art of choking the opposition. In conditions where pitches are slow and low, as in the sub-continent, it resorts to this method by not giving away runs. Adam Gilchrist's intentions were clear on the ...
THE PETER ROEBUCK COLUMN
The truth is simple India has fallen back, Australia has improved
India has been outplayed. Forget about the pitch, the toss, the absentees, the weather and even the selectors and give credit to a visiting team that has been at the peak of its powers. Australia's pace trio cannot have bowled better than they ...
Prithvi-III testfired for first time
CHENNAI, OCT. 27. Prithvi-III, a versatile surface-to-surface missile, was successfully test-fired from the Interim-Test-Range at Chandipur, about 15 km from Balasore in Orissa, at 11.30 a.m. today. This is the first time that Prithvi-III is ...
Sharon firm on Gaza pull-out plan
MANAMA, OCT. 27. After dismissing two Ministers who voted against his plan for Israeli disengagement from Gaza, a defiant Israeli Prime Minister has warned that he would not bow to pressure from his Cabinet colleagues. The Israeli Parliament ...
Investment Commission to facilitate FDI flows
NEW DELHI, OCT. 27.The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) today approved the proposal for the creation of an Investment Commission after the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, decided that it would be located in the Finance Ministry and ...
NASA unveils fastest supercomputer
HOUSTON, OCT. 27.The U.S. space agency NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) has unveiled the world's fastest supercomputer at its Ames Research Center in California, where the India-born astronaut Kalpana Chawla worked for years ...
Supreme Court to hear BCCI's appeals on November 30
NEW DELHI, OCT. 27. The Supreme Court will take up for final hearing on November 30 two appeals filed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Jagmohan Dalmia challenging an interim order passed by the Madras High Court superceding ...
NEW DELHI, OCT. 27. A sessions court here today stayed the judicial proceedings against the former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister and Congress MP, Ajit Jogi, in a case related to alleged use of a forged Intelligence Bureau (IB) noteregarding the ...
Thai Prime Minister admits to `mistakes'
BO THONG (THAILAND), OCT. 27. Thailand's Prime Minister expressed regret on Wednesday over the deaths of 78 Muslim detenus who suffocated or were crushed while crammed into army trucks after a riot, but insisted his security forces acted ...
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