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    `OPERATION COCOON' WAS THE RESULT OF 10 MONTHS OF PLANNING
    'Veerappan walked into a well-laid trap'
    DHARMAPURI, OCT. 19. The forest brigand Veerappan and three of his key associates, who were killed in an encounter on Monday night, were lured out of their hideout by Special Task Force personnel who had finally managed to infiltrate the gang. An ...

    Row over cremation
    METTUR, OCT. 19.Tension prevailed at the burial ground at Moolakkadu near Mettur in Salem district tonight, where the body of the sandalwood brigand, Veerappan, was taken for cremation. When police wanted to cremate the body, Veerappan's wife, ...

    Congress-NCP talks put off
    NEW DELHI, OCT. 19. The standoff between the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) over the leadership of the next coalition Government in Maharashtra continued with both sides putting off the scheduled talks here this ...

    Plan to bring in FDI worth $150 billion
    NEW DELHI, OCT. 19. The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, said today that the Government was working to create a regulatory framework in infrastructure based on best international practices. This would enable the country to absorb as much as ...

    Advani takes charge as BJP president
    NEW DELHI, OCT. 19. L.K. Advani took charge as the Bharatiya Janata Party president here today amid high decibel celebrations — bursting of fire crackers, beating of drums and singing of songs — despite the party's recent electoral ...

    THE GREG CHAPPELL COLUMN
    Clashes having iconic status
    What a shame that Mother Nature draped a wet blanket all over the Chepauk Stadium in Chennai to prematurely end a delicately poised Test match in anti-climax. At the end of the fourth day both teams had a chance to win the match but in the end ...

    CARE official a vocal supporter of Iraqis
    LONDON, OCT. 19. As U.S. forces massed to invade Iraq last year, the Director of CARE International operations in Baghdad said she was determined to stay. ``I won't leave because I think it's important for my staff that I stay with them. The ...

    Bharti unveils `instant e-mail mobile'
    NEW DELHI, OCT. 19. Bharti Tele-Ventures Ltd. (BTVL) on Tuesday launched India's first `instant e-mail mobile' by introducing BlackBerry's handheld devices that promises always-on connectivity besides working as a personal digital assistant ...

    Minaret tilting
    LUCKNOW, OCT. 19.The Uttar Pradesh Government today directed that an expert committee conduct a probe into a tilting minaret of Taj Mahal. The decision was taken by the Chief Minister, Mulayam Singh Yadav, at a Cabinet meeting. ...

    Shinde quits
    MUMBAI, OCT. 19.On the advice of the Governor, Mohammed Fazal, he will hold office till the formation of the next government...



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