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    Don't send officials for Iraq polls: Left
    NEW DELHI, OCT. 28. The Left parties today advised the United Progressive Alliance Government against sending any personnel for the proposed elections in Iraq. But they said they had no objection if Iraqi personnel were trained for the task in ...

    Arafat being flown to Paris for treatment
    MANAMA, OCT. 28. Yasser Arafat, the symbol of Palestinian nationalism for about four decades, is seriously ill, and will be flown to Paris for treatment in the early hours on Friday. A helicopter will carry the Palestinian leader to Jordan, ...

    Wife, daughter visit Arafat in Ramallah
    PARIS, OCT. 28. The Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat, whose condition has deteriorated steadily, will be brought to Paris for emergency medical treatment, a presidential spokesperson confirmed today. "In response to a request by the ...

    Somnath's assurance to Opposition
    NEW DELHI, OCT. 28. The Lok Sabha Speaker, Somnath Chatterjee, today assured the Opposition parties that he was prepared to permit them to raise whatever issues they deemed fit, provided the rules of the House permitted. The Speaker's ...

    It's advantage Australia
    NAGPUR, OCT. 28. Simon Katich might not have Damien Martyn's flair or young Michael Clarke's prodigious talent, but the New South Wales skipper is a wonderfully versatile player. The pugnacity that characterises his batting has a resemblance to ...

    Fickleness of cricket turns giants into pygmies
    None of the heroes of recent meetings between India and Australia has been batting fluently. None has looked comfortable or confident at the crease. At times Matthew Hayden, Rahul Dravid and V.V.S. Laxman must cast an envious eye over the ...

    Best Bakery trial: eyewitness grilled
    MUMBAI, OCT. 28. The defence today grilled Toufel Shaikh Siddiqui, the first eyewitness in the Best Bakery case, for the entire day, and tried to point out several contradictions in his recorded statement to the police and what he told the court ...

    Another NDA-appointed Governor quits
    NEW DELHI, OCT. 28. The Bihar Governor, M. Rama Jois, has resigned. The resignation was faxed to Rashtrapati Bhavan today, official sources said. Mr. Jois is the second National Democratic Alliance-appointed Governor to have voluntarily quit ...

    NEW DELHI, OCT. 28. The resignation of the Rajasthan Governor, Madan Lal Khurana, has been accepted by the President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. The Uttar Pradesh Governor, T.V. Rajeshwar, has been given the additional charge of Rajasthan. — ...

    Tiwari to become Governor?
    NEW DELHI, OCT. 28. The Uttaranchal Chief Minister, Narayan Dutt Tiwari, today indicated that he was willing to relinquish the post if the party so desired and take up any task assigned to him. Mr. Tiwari, who came here on Tuesday, called on ...

    Incentives to strengthen TPDS
    NEW DELHI, OCT. 28. The Centre today announced a series of incentives for decentralised procurement of foodgrains and a Rs. 200-crore commission for fair price shops to strengthen the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS). The ...

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