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No consensus on DA freeze, debt swap
NEW DELHI, OCT. 18. Despite some States pitching in for strong economic measures, major decisions on freezing dearness allowance, bonus and the commutation of pension of Central and State Government employees were deferred at a meeting the Prime ...
Cong. not trying to break PDP, says Azad
NEW DELHI, OCT. 18. Yet to muster the magic number of 44 required to form a government in Jammu and Kashmir, but with more time on its hands following the imposition of Governor's rule in the State, the Congress today decided to continue efforts ...
U.S. hopes for India-Pak. talks
NEW DELHI, OCT. 18.The decision to pull back troops from the border by India and Pakistan is a "very welcome development'' and a "very major step in the right direction'', the United States Ambassador to India, Robert Blackwill, said here today. ...
I will act if pushed to the extreme, says Thackeray
MUMBAI, OCT. 18.The Shiv Sena chief, Bal Thackeray, has defended his speech made on Dusserah for which the Mumbai police have registered a case against him. "I did not speak against Muslims but against pro-Pakistani Muslims and extremists.'' ...
Cow's life very important: VHP
NEW DELHI, OCT. 18. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad today denied its activists were involved in the lynching of five Dalit youths in Jhajhar, Haryana, on October 16, but at the same time it held that "according to Hindu shastras the life of a cow was ...
Pattanaik to be new CJI
NEW DELHI, OCT. 18.The President has appointed Justice Gopal Ballav Pattanaik, seniormost Supreme Court Judge to be the new Chief Justice of India, succeeding Justice B.N. Kirpal, who retires on November 8. Justice Pattanak will be sworn-in on ...
Shops set on fire
AHMEDABAD, OCT. 18.At least three shops belonging to the minorities were set afire at Adesar town in Rapar in Kutch district during a Vishwa Hindu Parishad-sponsored "bandh'' today. The bandh call was given by the VHP in protest against the ...
Sachin's feat
The other captains to record ducks at this venue are Ajit Wadekar (vs. England, Jan. '73) and England's Alec Stewart (Feb, '93). This was Ganguly's 8th career duck in 64 matches, which takes him past Ajit Wadekar's tally of 7 ducks in 37 ...

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