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    NDA prefers negotiated settlement on Ayodhya
    NEW DELHI, NOV. 15. In what appears to be a shift in its stand, the National Democratic Alliance said today that it "preferred" a negotiated settlement of the Ayodhya imbroglio "considering the delays inherent in our judicial process." Till ...

    Hunt on for four more in murder case
    CHENNAI, NOV. 15. The Tamil Nadu police, who have made a breakthrough in the case relating to the September 3 murder of Sankararaman, manager of the Sri Varadarajaperumal Temple in Kancheepuram, have spread their dragnet for four more persons, ...

    Junior Acharya leaves for Kancheepuram
    MAHBUBNAGAR, NOV. 15. The junior Acharya of the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham, Sri Vijayendra Saraswathi, left by road for Kancheepuram this evening with a `Z' category security escort. In a convoy of over a dozen vehicles, he left the premises of ...

    Petrol to cost less
    NEW DELHI, NOV. 15.Even as world oil prices came down from record highs, the oil companies of the country today cut petrol prices by up to Rs 1.26 a litre. The prices of diesel, cooking gas (liquefied petroleum gas) and kerosene, however, remain ...

    Powell quits Bush Cabinet
    WASHINGTON, NOV. 15. The U.S. Secretary of State, Colin Powell, has submitted his resignation to the President, George Bush. Gen. Powell had put in his papers on Friday and informed his staff today of his resignation, State Department officials ...

    Chautala denied permission to visit Pakistan
    CHANDIGARH, NOV. 15.The Centre has denied permission to the Haryana Chief Minister, Om Prakash Chautala, to visit Pakistan tomorrow. The visit was to bring the personal belongings of veteran freedom fighter and Jat leader Sir Chhotu Ram from ...

    Infosys, Microsoft to invest jointly $8m
    BANGALORE, NOV. 15. Infosys and Microsoft Corp. today announced an investment of $8 million together to help clients who outsource software from them to cut costs and improve performance. With this, the clientscan "deploy the Microsoft-based ...

    Bihar doctors to continue strike
    PATNA, NOV. 15. Spurning government assurances, doctors in Bihar today decided to continue their strike. The CPI-ML has called a Statewide bandh tomorrow to protest against the murder of the surgeon, N.K. Agrawal, last week. Today, the body ...

    Compensation distribution for gas tragedy victims resumes
    BHOPAL, NOV. 15.Distribution of fresh compensation to the tune of Rs. 1,567 crores to the victims of the Bhopal gas tragedy began here today. Notices were being served in 127 cases of deaths due to methyl isocyanate leak from the Union Carbide ...

    Hurriyat ready to talk to PM
    LONDON, NOV. 15.The Hurriyat Conference has said it is ready to talk to the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh. Dr. Singh is scheduled to visit Jammu and Kashmir this week. — PTI ...

    Boys need to show more hunger
    The BCCI Platinum Jubilee match was a special occasion for Indian cricket. Unfortunately, we could not make it memorable for our fans, losing by six wickets to Pakistan. It was an outstanding performance by Pakistan. Our tally of 292 was a big ...

    A lot of positives in India's performance
    Without taking too much credit away from Pakistan, India were beaten by the dew in the BCCI Platinum Jubilee Cup at the Eden Gardens. Had the situation been reverse I have no doubt that India would have benefited from the dew. Perhaps it is ...

    ICC suspends ban on Saurav
    LONDON, NOV. 15. The International Cricket Council (ICC) today suspended its two-Test ban on Indian captain Saurav Ganguly. It said it would ask a member of its Code of Conduct Commission to examine the possible appeal by the Indian Cricket ...

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