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    Rs. 517 crores to settle dues of PSU staff
    NEW DELHI, OCT. 14. The Union Government has announced a budgetary support of Rs. 517 crores to 24 loss-making public sector companies to clear the outstanding salary and statutory dues of 45,000 employees. It also decided to extend the purchase ...

    Government decision on oil prices today
    NEW DELHI, OCT.14. The Government will take a decision on revising petrol and diesel prices tomorrow, even as it maintained its commitment to protect the interests of all the stakeholders affected by the record highs of global crude prices. ...

    CPI(ML), MCCI merge, form new party
    HYDERABAD, OCT.14.The CPI (ML) People's War and the Maoist Communist Centre of India (MCCI) have merged to form a new "unified" Communist Party of India (Maoist), the PW State secretary, Ramakrishna, announced at a news conference here today. ...

    Adviser for Manipur affairs okayed
    NEW DELHI, OCT. 14. The Union Cabinet has approved the creation of a post of Adviser for Manipur Affairs in the Ministry of Home Affairs. Briefing reporters on the Cabinet decision, the Finance Minister, P. Chidambaram, said the post would be ...

    Anil Kumble has the Australians in a tangle
    CHENNAI, OCT. 14. Anil Kumble was irrepressible once Harbhajan Singh showed the way at Chepauk on Thursday. The gangly leg-spinner's metronomic accuracy seems to have returned, and this augurs well for India, which is down, 1-0, in the four-match ...

    A FEW QUICK WORDS - JAVAGAL SRINATH
    Good display by India
    Winning the toss, as we all know is a matter of luck. The Indian captain once again faced the problem of losing the toss. Toss is an important ritual and is also an integral part of players' preparations. There are some players who remain little ...

    Tatas sign $2 billion deal with Bangladesh
    DHAKA, OCT. 14.The Tata group has signed an Expression of Interest (EoI) with the Bangladesh's Board of Investment (BoI), getting a go-ahead for its planned $2 billion investment, the biggest investment in the country since independence. The deal ...

    New broadband policy announced
    NEW DELHI, OCT. 14. The Government today announced a new broadband policy intended to promote the use of "always-on high speed" Internet. Unveiling the policy, the Communications and Information Technology Minister, Dayanidhi Maran, said it ...

    His last book?
    NEW DELHI, OCT. 14. Nobel laureate, V.S. Naipaul, today declared at the India launch of his novel Magic Seeds that ``this is likely to be my last book.'' Sir Vidia said: ``This could be the last time I am struggling with the ribbon (to ...

    'Counter-proposals for LTTE ready'
    COLOMBO, OCT. 14. The Sri Lankan Government said today that its "counter-proposals" were "ready and waiting" to be submitted to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelamand hoped that the talks would resume. Declining to go into the contents of the ...



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