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    100 per cent FDI in construction industry through automatic route
    NEW DELHI, FEB. 24. The Government today allowed 100 per cent foreign direct investment in the construction industry through the automatic route. Conditions restricting FDI to a minimum area of 100 acres and 2,000 dwelling units are relaxed to 25 ...

    Six killed as militants strike at Government office in Srinagar
    SRINAGAR, FEB. 24. Six persons, including a woman and three securitymen, were killed and four injured in an attack by two militants on the Divisional Commissioner's office here. The militants were killed in the gunbattle later. Around 250 people, ...

    Telecast: Court gives free hand to BCCI
    CHENNAI, FEB. 24. The Madras High Court today gave a free hand to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to telecast the coming India-Pakistan cricket series by engaging the services of an outside production house and the Prasar ...

    Aravindan Prize for `Kaya Taran'
    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, FEB. 26.The noted media personality Sashi Kumar's debut Hindi feature film, Kaya Taran (Chrysalis) has won the Aravindan Puraskaram for 2004, for its "deft handling of a theme of contemporary relevance through sensitive ...

    Fresh snow, VIP visits hamper rescue operations
    WALTENGU, FEB. 24. Rescue operations in this devastated South Kashmir village were hampered as fresh snow lashed the area today. The Director General of Police, Gopal Sharma, ordered a company of Armed Police to join the ...

    Severe blow to Goa BJP
    PANAJI, FEB. 24. Inflicting a severe blow to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ousted from power in Goa on February 2, senior leader Digambar Kamat today resigned from his Assembly membership. The BJP's strength in the 35-member House has now been ...

    Shahbuddin released
    PATNA, FEB. 24. The Bihar Chief Minister, Rabri Devi, today cancelled the detention of the Rashtriya Janata Dal MP, Mohammad Shahbuddin, under the Bihar Crime Control Act (CCA) which paved the way for his release from the Patna Central Jail, ...

    Godhra panel's term extended
    NEW DELHI, FEB.24. The Union Cabinet today decided to further extend by three months the tenure of the high-level panel set up to inquire into the Godhra train fire incident in which 58 persons died. This is the second time the tenure of the ...

    Geelani's plea turned down
    NEW DELHI, FEB. 24. The Supreme Court today declined to entertain at this stage an application filed by the Delhi University lecturer, S.A.R. Geelani's application, seeking a CBI probe into the attack on him here on February 8. A Bench of ...

    No tri-colour on helmet
    LONDON, FEB. 24. Unhappy with the Government order that will not allow him wear his patriotic helmet livery in his maiden Grand Prix race in Melbourne next week, Narain Karthikeyan said he would change the headgear. He said: "We are only doing ...

    Flight to Kabul
    NEW DELHI, FEB. 24.Indian Airlines will begin a flight to Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, from Delhi on March 27. This was announced after talks between the visiting Afghan President, Hamid Karzai, and Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, here today. ...

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