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    BJP under Advani looking for more controversial issues: Lalu
    NEW DELHI, OCT. 24. The Railway Minister, Lalu Prasad, today termed the failure of the Bharatiya Janata Party at the ballot as "divine justice" for allegedly inciting communal violence and said that under the leadership of L.K. Advani it was ...

    Consultative meet on WTO negotiations
    NEW DELHI, OCT. 24. India will host a three-day meet, starting on Tuesday, to discuss future negotiations at the WTO, particularly on agriculture, non-agriculture market access and service and trade facilitation. The meeting, `Consultation on ...

    State visit
    NEW DELHI, OCT. 24. Myanmar's top leader, Than Shwe, arrived here today on a six-day ``historic'' state visit. He will hold talks on a range of issues covering security, economy, trade and culture. — ...

    Patil plays down troop re-deployment in North-East
    NEW DELHI, OCT. 24. The Union Home Minister, Shivraj Patil, today sought to play down the recent movement of troops to the North-East that had recently seen a spurt in militant violence. Only those battalions shifted out during the Kargil war in ...

    Surjeet sees tussle behind Maharashtra stalemate
    NEW DELHI, OCT. 24.The Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary, Harkishen Singh Surjeet, said today that the tussle for power had led to the stalemate over chief ministership in Maharashtra. ``They all want power and we are not ...

    Mufti condemns Anantnag attack
    SRINAGAR, OCT. 24.The Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, today condemned the blast at a graveyard in Anantnag in south Kashmir. The National Conference president, Omar Abdullah, and his father, Farooq Abdullah, arriving ...

    Women activists detained
    SRINAGAR, OCT. 24. Police today detained 16 women activists of the Muslim Khawateen Markaz, a constituent of the hardline faction of the Hurriyat Conference, led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani, as they tried to stage a protest against alleged human ...

    Exempt NBFCs from multiple taxation: Assocham
    NEW DELHI, OCT. 24. The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) has pleaded with the Finance Ministry for a level playing field to Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) by exempting these from the multiple taxation ...

    Abducted youths still not traced
    MUMBAI, OCT. 24. Two Delhi-based youths, believed to be relatives of cricketer Virender Sehwag and allegedly kidnapped from the Mumbai Domestic Airport on Thursday, were still untraced, police said. Pradeep Solanki and Prashant Rana reportedly ...

    Stamp released on India's role in U.N. peace missions
    NEW DELHI, OCT. 24. The President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, today released a stamp to commemorate 25 years of India's contribution to the United Nations peacekeeping missions. The stamp was released at the Rashtrapathi Bhavan in the presence of top ...

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