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    FDI cap in domestic airlines raised to 49%
    NEW DELHI, OCT. 20. The Union Cabinet today decided to raise the limit for foreign direct investment (FDI) in domestic airlines from 40 to 49 per cent through the automatic route while continuing to bar foreign airlines from making any direct or ...

    Decision consistent with policy: Left
    NEW DELHI, OCT. 20. The Left parties today found little to object to on the Cabinet decision to raise the foreign direct investment cap in domestic airlines from 40 per cent to 49 per cent. The Communist Party of India (Marxist) said the ...

    `People did not reject BJP'
    NEW DELHI, OCT. 20. The Bharatiya Janata Party is not facing a crisis, it continues to enjoy the trust of the people and is confident of staging a comeback sooner rather than later as the United Progressive Alliance Government does not seem to be ...

    Veerappan buried after wrangling
    METTUR, OCT. 20. After a tense 10-hour drama marked by protests and confusion at the burial ground, the body of the forest brigand Veerappan was laid to rest on the banks of the Cauvery in Moolakkadu village, 15 km from here, this morning. ...

    "It was our turn to deceive Veerappan"
    COIMBATORE, OCT. 20. "It was a psychological operation. Our low-profile during the past 10 months, lackadaisical appearance and apparent ineptitude lulled Veerappan into complacency," the Commandant of the Special Task Force, Additional ...

    Gay-theme novel bags Booker
    LONDON, OCT. 20. A novel about gay sex and high political jinx set in Thatcherite Britain has won this year's 50,000 Man Booker Prize. It beat five other contenders on what was arguably one of the most unremarkable Booker shortlists in many ...

    THE PETER ROEBUCK COLUMN
    Daunting task ahead of India
    India will be hard pressed to win this series. Sourav Ganguly's men had their chance in Chennai only to be denied by a combination of a defiant fifth wicket partnership and the North-East monsoon. Of course it is outrageous that Australia refuses ...

    Naxals retreat
    KURNOOL, OCT. 20.The naxal leaders after their talks with the Andhra Pradesh Government retreated today into the dense Nallamala forests at Sunnipenta in Kurnool district. Police personnel accompanied them from Manjira Guest House to Sunnipenta. ...



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