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Supreme Court upholds BALCO disinvestment
NEW DELHI, DEC. 10. The Supreme Court today upheld the disinvestment of 51 per cent of the equity shares of the BALCO in favour of Sterlite Industries for Rs. 551.50 crores, stating that the correctness of the Government's `disinvestment policy' ... More
A boost to divestment: Shourie
NEW DELHI, DEC. 10. The upholding of the BALCO privatisation by the Supreme Court would provide a boost to the divestment process, the Disinvestment Minister, Mr. Arun Shourie, said today. ``Yes, the process will be strengthened (because of ... More
India, Japan vow to fight terrorism
TOKYO, DEC 10. India and Japan have smartly side-stepped their differences on nuclear issues to put them firmly behind and look forward to taking bilateral relations to a qualitative new level that will mean the continuation of a comprehensive ... More
`Noose tightening around Osama, Mullah Omar'
TORA BORA (AFGHANISTAN). As Afghan tribal fighters backed by tanks and U.S. jet fighters launched a ground attack on Monday against around 1,000 Al-Qaeda forces and seized a key ridge near a suspected hideout of the terrorist mastermind, Osama ... More
Lambah, Karzai meet likely
KABUL, DEC. 10. Afghanistan's interim head of government, Mr. Hamid Karzai, arrives here on Wednesday as part of an exercise to position a post-Taliban leadership. India's Special Envoy on Afghanistan, Mr. S. K. Lambah, also arrives on the same ... More
'Conspiracy to build Ram temple'
NEW DELHI, DEC. 10. The Ayodhya issue sparked a furore again in the Lok Sabha today with the Opposition members insisting on an explanation from the Government for the conduct of the five Central Ministers who attended a ``secret'' meeting last ... More
Ashok Kumar passes away
MUMBAI, DEC. 10. The doyen of Indian cinema, Mr. Ashok Kumar, who dominated the Hindi celluloid scene with his inimitable acting for over seven decades, passed away today at his residence in Chembur here after a prolonged illness. He was 90 and ... More
Khonglam wins trust vote
SHILLONG, DEC. 10. The Meghalaya Chief Minister, Dr. Flinder Anderson Khonglam, today won the trust motion in the Assembly by voice vote. He was directed by the acting Governor, Mr. Arvind Dave, on December 8 to seek the confidence of the ... More
Three sadhus shot dead
MUZAFFARNAGAR (UP), DEC. 10.Gunmen shot dead three sadhus after storming an ashram at a village in Muzaffarnagar last night, police said today. The assailants forced their way into the ashram at Megha Chandpor village and shot the sleeping men ... More
Milder POTO
NEW DELHI, DEC. 10. The Government today finalised a milder Prevention of Terrorism Bill limiting its operation to three years from five years, dropping the clause objected to by journalists and making forefeiture of property a part of the ... More

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