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    Review of Armed Forces Act will be considered: Manmohan
    NEW DELHI, NOV. 1. The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, is reported to have promised to "review and, if necessary, replace" the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act "with a more humane law," as was done in the case of the Prevention of ...

    Kerry-Bush race heading for photo finish
    CINCINNATI, NOV. 1.The United States President, George W. Bush, and his Democratic challenger, John Kerry, swung into the frenzied final stretch of campaigning today, Mr. Bush appearing at dawn in the Midwest and Mr. Kerry stumping in Florida for ...

    Deshmukh sworn in Chief Minister of Maharashtra
    MUMBAI, NOV. 1. Vilasrao Deshmukh was today sworn in Chief Minister of Maharashtra by the Governor, Mohammad Fazal, at a brief ceremony in the Raj Bhavan. The National Congress Party's, R.R. Patil, took oath as the Deputy Chief Minister. Mr. ...

    21 injured in J-K attack
    SRINAGAR, NOV. 1.Twenty-one persons were injured when militants lobbed a grenade in an abortive attempt to target security personnel at Shopian township in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, 52 km from here today. PTI ...

    Manmohan's advice to Ministers
    NEW DELHI, NOV. 1. The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, today asked his Council of Ministers to keep all allies of the United Progressive Alliance Government informed about policies being implemented and "carry the coalition along." Dr. Singh ...

    New Governors for Rajasthan, Bihar
    JAIPUR, NOV. 1.The Governor of Uttar Pradesh, T.V. Rajeshwar Rao, was today sworn in acting Governor of Rajasthan. The Jharkhand Governor, Ved Prakash Marwah, took oath as the acting Governor of Bihar today. PTI ...

    VSNL buys Tyco
    NEW DELHI, NOV. 1.Tatas-owned Videsh Sanchar Nigam Ltd today decided to acquire Tyco Global Network, submarine cable system, for $130 million.



    Sushma named BJP spokesperson
    NEW DELHI, NOV. 1.The BJP president, L.K. Advani, today continued restructuring of the party hierarchy, appointing Sushma Swaraj as its spokesperson, a post from which Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has been removed. PTI ...

    Six kidnapped in Iraq
    BAGHDAD, NOV. 1. Militants kidnapped six persons in a bloody assault on their office in the capital today and gunmen assassinated Baghdad's deputy governor in a drive-by shooting. AP ...

    Best Bakery case: main accused identified
    MUMBAI, NOV. 1.The second eyewitness to the Best Bakery carnage today identified five accused in the court. Raiz Khan alleged they were members of the riotous crowd that attacked the bakery on March 1, 2002, killing 14 persons. PTI ...

    Hundreds killed; Martial law clamped in Chinese province
    LANGCHENGGANG (CHINA), NOV. 1. Police imposed martial law on a town in central China after violence between hundreds of members of the Han ethnic majority and Hui Muslims killed at least seven persons and injured 42, said the Government and ...

    Mystery fire in train at Gandhinagar
    GANDHINAGAR, NOV. 1.A mysterious fire broke out in a sleeper coach of the Gandhinagar-Indore Shanti Express at the station here. The train reached here from Indore this afternoon and all the passengers alighted. PTI ...

    Advani meets RSS leaders
    NEW DELHI, NOV. 1.Former Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, and the BJP president, L.K. Advani, today met the Sangh Parivar top brass here ahead of the RSS national executive in Haridwar beginning on November 5. PTI ...

    Gawli held, released on bail
    MUMBAI, NOV. 1. The newly-elected Chinchpokli MLA, Arun Gulab Gawli, who faced a string of criminal cases, was today arrested along with his associate on charges of assaulting and threatening a city-based journalist. However, Mr. Gawli and his ...

    Police firing quells mob violence
    HYDERABAD, NOV. 1. Police opened fire at Saidabad today when a group of people started pelting stones to protest yesterday's firing by a Gujarat police team. One person was killed and four injured in yesterday's firing. — PTI ...



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