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    Petrol, diesel prices not to be increased
    NEW DELHI, OCT. 31. The Government today decided not to raise the prices of petrol and diesel. The decision, announced by the Union Petroleum Minister, Mani Shankar Aiyar, here today apparently follows the Left parties' suggestion that the ...

    Kerry, Bush tied in latest opinion polls
    WASHINGTON, OCT. 31. The United State President, George W. Bush, and his Democratic rival, John Kerry, are tied with two days remaining in a tense race for the White House. According to a Reuters/Zogby poll released today, Mr. Kerry and Mr. Bush ...

    JD(U) calls for NDA meet on Advani statement
    RANCHI, OCT. 31. Taking exception to the recent statement of the Bharatiya Janata Party president, L.K. Advani, on the Ram temple issue, the Janata Dal (United) has sought an immediate meeting of the National Democratic Alliance in Delhi to ...

    Ready for talks: Hurriyat
    NEW DELHI, OCT. 31. The moderate faction of the Hurriyat Conference today said it was ready to resume the stalled dialogue with the Centre. It said its leaders must be allowed to visit Pakistan for talks with the political and separatist ...

    Blair plans snap poll
    LONDON, OCT. 31. The British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, is planning to call the country's general election in February, ahead of schedule. This is intended to maximise his present opinion poll advantage over his opponents. — ...

    Blast kills 15
    BAGHDAD, OCT. 31. An explosion that hit a hotel today in Tikrit killed 15 persons. The blast happened at 8 p.m. (2230 IST) at Sunubar Hotel. Eight were seriously injured, including two policemen. All the victims are Iraqis...

    Myanmar army for action against ultras
    NEW DELHI, OCT. 31. The military regime in Myanmar was for a Bhutan-type operation against the Indian insurgents hiding there, Government sources told PTI here today. ...

    Arafat improving
    PARIS, OCT. 31. The condition of the Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat, has improved markedly since he was brought here..

    Seven injured in plane crash
    KOTA, OCT. 31. Seven persons, including two women and a girl, were injured when a six-seat Cessna aircraft hit power lines and crashed near Shivpura colony in Rajasthan's Kota town today. The police and witnesses said the aircraft, owned by ...

    Millionaire donates $13mn for Olympics
    HONG KONG, OCT. 31. Hong Kong's and Asia's richest man, Li Ka-shing, donated $12.8 million to the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the city's top Communist Party official promptly declared him a patriot. AP ...

    Curfew in Sri Lankan town
    COLOMBO, OCT. 31. Police curfew was clamped on Sri Lanka's eastern Muslim-majority town, Kathankudi, today following clashes between two Muslim groups. According to sources, violence erupted between the traditionalists and the Wahabis. A ...

    One killed in police firing
    HYDERABAD, OCT. 31.One person was killed when police fired at a crowd tonight. The mob tried to free Moulana Naziruddin, arrested by the Gujarat police, for his alleged role in the killing of the former Gujarat Home Minister, Haren Pandya, police ...

    Santosh Trophy
    NEW DELHI, OCT. 31. Kerala lifted the Santosh Trophy national footbal title with a 3-2 victory against Punjab here today...

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