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    Uma Bharti rocks BJP
    NEW DELHI, NOV. 10. The Bharatiya Janata Party today suspended the mercurial former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, Uma Bharti, from the primary membership of the party and served a show-cause notice on her asking why she should not be expelled ...

    Goes shopping
    NEW DELHI, NOV. 10.Guess where the BJP leader, Uma Bharti, went after being suspended from the BJP and meeting the RSS leadership? Shopping. The `sanyasin', attired in her typical saffron robes, was moving around in upmarket Baba Kharak Singh ...

    Manmohan Singh defends talks with naxalites
    ON BOARD PM'S SPECIAL AIRCRAFT, NOV. 10.The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, has wasted no time wading back into the choppy cross-currents of domestic politics, telling reporters travelling with him on his return flight from The Hague that the BJP ...

    He is in the hands of God: Palestine cleric
    PARIS, NOV. 10. The Palestine Liberation Organisation Chairman, Yasser Arafat, continues to cling on to life in a military hospital outside Paris. He has suffered a brain haemorrhage and is being kept alive with the help of life support machines. ...

    Ashcroft, Evans leave Bush Cabinet
    WASHINGTON, NOV. 10.The U.S. Attorney-General, John Ashcroft, and the Commerce Secretary, Donald Evans, have resigned making them the first two Cabinet officials to leave the administration after the President, George Bush's re-election last ...

    Nod for IA fleet acquisition plan
    NEW DELHI, NOV. 10.In a major thrust to the Indian Airlines' fleet acquisition plans, the Public Investment Board (PIB) today cleared the IA proposal to purchase 43 aircraft at a cost of Rs. 9,475 crores and decided to recommend sovereign ...

    U.S. forces face heavy fighting in Fallujah
    MANAMA, NOV. 10. Advancing American troops and Iraqi fighters were locked in fierce combat in central Fallujah, with the U.S. military officials claiming that they had seized 70 per cent of the city. Aided by sustained aerial bombardment, the ...

    Mirage crash: pilot disorientation likely cause
    NEW DELHI, NOV. 10.The pilot of the Mirage that crashed near Gwalior on Tuesday night has died, the Vice-Chief of the Air Staff, S.K. Malik, told newspersons here today. The cause of the crash is being investigated. The most probable reason was ...

    World Bank forecasts 6-6.5 p.c. economic growth rate
    NEW DELHI, NOV. 10. The World Bank today forecast that economic growth would range between 6 and 6.5 per cent during the current fiscal as against the Government target of 8 per cent. The bank's projection is in tune with the latest assessments ...

    Banks may raise interest rates
    NEW DELHI, NOV. 10.Major commercial banks, including State Bank of India and ICICI Bank, are all set to review upward their interest rates after Diwali in the wake of inflationary expectations and movement in the bond prices. Heads of leading ...

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