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    Veerappan shot dead
    CHENNAI, OCT. 18. The elusive forest brigand Veerappan was shot dead by the Tamil Nadu Special Task Force (STF) late tonight. At least four persons, including possibly his close aide, Sethukuzhi Govindan, are believed to have been killed in the ...

    Venkaiah Naidu quits; Advani is BJP chief
    NEW DELHI, OCT. 18. At the end of a day of high drama, M. Venkaiah Naidu today resigned as president of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Soon after, the Leader of the Opposition, L.K. Advani, took over as the new party chief. With Mr. Naidu's ...

    Congress sticks to stand
    NEW DELHI, OCT. 18. The Congress stuck to the position that the party should lead the coalition government in Maharashtra as it had greater numbers (74, including those won by the party supported by it) than the Nationalist Congress Party (72); ...

    Four Chief Justices being transferred
    NEW DELHI, OCT. 18. In a major reshuffle, the Supreme Court collegium of judges, headed by the Chief Justice of India, R.C. Lahoti, has recommended the transfer of four Chief Justices of High Courts and the elevation of four Judges as High Court ...

    Uma Bharti ill
    DEHRA DUN, OCT. 18.The Bharatiya Janata Party leader, Uma Bharti, has complained of chest pain while trekking to the Himalayan shrine of Buda Madmaheshwar in Uttaranchal. The State Government has sent a medical team. PTI ...

    Rain douses Indian hopes
    CHENNAI, OCT. 18. With what was expected to be the most exciting day of the match, washed out on Monday, no one will ever quite know how the second Test might have turned out. Australia could well go into the third Test, beginning at Nagpur on ...

    ADAM GILCHRIST
    A timely break
    I'm sure all parents know just how hard it is to say goodbye to their children for any length of time, whether it be for five days or five minutes, but having to leave my baby daughter when she was just a week old to set off on a cricket tour was ...

    Economy to grow at 7 p.c.
    NEW YORK, OCT. 18. The Indian economy is expected to grow at an annual rate of at least 7 per cent, according to a study conducted by American investment bank Merrill Lynch. The study, titled `India Strategy: the 360 degree view on India,' said ...

    2 children killed as live wire falls on school building
    SRINAGAR, OCT. 18.Two schoolchildren were killed and seven injured when a high-tension wire fell on a government school building in Shariefabad village of Budgam district in Kashmir today. The students were writing an examination when the ...



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