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    Air-India plumps for Boeing
    $6-billion-deal for 50 aircraft; "Expansion plans cannot be delayed any longer"

    NDA plans to boycott Parliament
    Campaign against Lalu to be stepped up

    Trishul test-fired
    BALASORE (ORISSA): The indigenously-built short range surface-to-air missile ``Trishul'' was successfully test-fired from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur-on-sea, about 15 km from here on Tuesday. — ...

    Agree on uniform VAT
    NEW DELHI: Twenty-one States, which have switched over to the Value-Added Tax, on Tuesday agreed to adopt uniform rates for industrial input, capital goods and essential commodities such as medicines, salt, bread and PDS items. — ...

    Honour for Nehru
    DURBAN: Jawaharlal Nehru was on Tuesday conferred with the highest South African honour for foreign nationals in recognition of his struggle against colonialism and racism. The South African President, Thabo Mbeki, presented the award — ...

    Court notice
    NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notices to the co-accused in a case involving the Union Minister, Taslimuddin, wherein the Bihar Government had filed a closure report. The notices were issued on a petition filed by an NGO. — ...

    G-4 may move resolution in U.N.
    Japan prepared to be realistic and flexible: envoy

    India, Russia to sign defence secrecy agreement
    MOSCOW: : India and Russia have reached a broad agreement on an Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) pact to protect their defence secrets. "The text has been drafted and accepted," the Defence Secretary, Ajay Vikram Singh, said on Tuesday. ...

    Syria leaves Lebanon after 29-year stay
    MANAMA: Syria has pulled out all its troops from Lebanon, ending a stay that lasted 29 years. The last batch of around 200 Syrian soldiers gathered in the Beqa'a valley for a farewell parade. They shouted slogans praising the Syrian ...

    Trinamool Congress splits
    KOLKATA: In a major blow to the Trinamool Congress chief and NDA ally, Mamata Banerjee, her party on Tuesday suffered a split barely two months before the Kolkata civic poll on the question of alliance with the Congress as the rebel leader, ...

    Finishes work
    WASHINGTON: The CIA's top weapons inspector in Iraq said on Monday that the hunt for weapons of mass destruction has ``gone as far as feasible'' and has found nothing. — AP ...

    'Why lose sleep over what people say?'
    NEW DELHI: Sixteen years is a long time but Sachin Tendulkar's memory is sharp. And he is not known to break a promise. On a sticky afternoon at the Wankhede Stadium, Tendulkar, 11 runs short of a century, watched Gursharan Singh emerge from the ...

    Rajinder (jr.) named chief coach
    CHENNAI: The suspense is over, and the search is complete for the present. Putting an end to the month-long speculation over the issue of coaches for the national team, the Indian Hockey Federation last night named Rajinder Singh (jr.) as the ...

    Uzbeks sweat it out in hot conditions
    JAIPUR: They looked tall, strong, athletic and most importantly ready for a fight. The Uzbeks had come in advance and have been sweating it out in buckets in the heat and humidity of north India for about a week now. They may lack the experience, ...

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