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    Lok Sabha passes Patents Bill amid walkout
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 22. Even as the Opposition staged a walkout, the Lok Sabha today passed the third Patents (Amendments) Bill 2005. This will meet the country's obligation to usher in a new product patents regime under the Trade Related ...

    Willing to discuss any issue with Musharraf, says Natwar Singh
    NEW DELHI, MARCH. 22.India has stated that it was willing to discuss any issue the Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf, may want to during his visit to New Delhi next month and asserted that there has been a distinct improvement in relations ...

    Gemini Ganesh, `King of Romance', passes away
    CHENNAI, MARCH 22. Gemini Ganesh, Tamil cinema's first acknowledged romantic hero, (`Kadhal Mannan'), died here in the early hours today at the age of 84 after a prolonged illness. Along with Sivaji Ganesan and M.G. Ramachandran, Mr. Ganesh made ...

    Virtual halt to banking transactions
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 22. Banking transactions across the country came to a virtual standstill with over 10 lakh officers and employees of public, private sector, cooperative and rural banks abstaining from work to protest against the proposed merger ...

    `Denial of visa to Modi has nothing to do with India-U.S. ties'
    WASHINGTON, MARCH 22. The Bush administration is seeking to downplay the controversy surrounding the denial of a visa to the Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi, saying the issue has nothing to do with the broader aspects of India-United ...

    Worst shooting since Columbine massacre
    REDBY (MINNESOTA), MARCH 22.A heavily-armed teenager killed his grandparents and later smiled and waved during a rampage at a high school as he gunned down seven more persons, brushing off pleas to stop and asking one of his victims whether he ...

    'Prevent child marriages'
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 22. The Supreme Court has asked Collectors and Superintendents of Police to prevent mass child marriages. This is in view of the thousands of child marriages every year during festivals such as "Akshay tritiya," "Akha Teej," "Ram ...

    Onus now on Pakistan to force a win in Bangalore
    We would have loved to come to Bangalore after drawing the Kolkata Test. If you recall, my mentor and former captain Imran Khan had done just that in 1987. On that occasion, Pakistan had forced a win in the final Test and won the series 1-0. ...

    Attitude and approach, the positives from Kolkata
    BANGALORE, MARCH 22. There were some definite gains for India from the second Test before the news of Harbhajan Singh being reported again for a doubtful action broke out. In a team effort topped by some outstanding individual performances, the ...

    Amarinder Singh receives 564 prisoners at Wagah
    CHANDIGARH, MARCH 22.The Punjab Chief Minister, Amarinder Singh, received 564 Indian prisoners released by Pakistan at the Wagah border this evening. They included 528 fishermen and 36 youths. Of the 36 youths, 23 are from Punjab and13 from ...

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