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    Petrol, diesel prices hiked; LPG to cost Rs. 20 more
    NEW DELHI, NOV. 4. After a three-month gap, the Government today decided to increase the price of petrol by Rs. 2.19 a litre, that of diesel by Rs. 2.12 a litre and cooking gas by Rs. 20 a cylinder but left kerosene prices unchanged. The hikes ...

    Yasser Arafat in irreversible coma
    PARIS, NOV.4. The Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat, who, more than any other leader in West Asia, symbolised the Palestinian struggle for freedom and statehood, was declared "brain dead" in a Paris hospital today evening. Mr. Arafat's coma is ...

    Bakery case: accused says activist threatened him
    MUMBAI, NOV. 4.A day after the prime eyewitness in the Best Bakery case, Zahira Sheikh, levelled charges against journalist and activist Teesta Setalvad, an accused in the case, Dinesh Rajbhar, said that Ms. Setalvad had threatened him yesterday ...

    Manmohan congratulates Bush
    NEW DELHI, NOV. 4. The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, has congratulated George W. Bush on his re-election as President of the United States of America. He conveyed to Mr. Bush the good wishes of the people and the Government on India "as you ...

    Uma Bharti named BJP general secretary
    NEW DELHI, NOV. 4. The former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, Uma Bharti, has been appointed the Bharatiya Janata Party general secretary in the vacant slot. Announcing this here today, the party spokesperson, Arun Jaitley, confirmed that Ms. ...

    Tatkal expansion to result in fare hike
    NEW DELHI, NOV. 4. The Railway Minister, Lalu Prasad, seems all set to hike rail fares — indirectly. He had spared passengers from any fare hike in the budget presented in July. Now, he proposes to expand the `Tatkal' reservation scheme ...

    'No move to enact law on quota in private sector'
    NEW DELHI, NOV. 4. The Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Meira Kumar, today denied that there was any move to bring in legislation on compulsory reservation for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes in the ...

    Reliance plea dismissed
    NEW DELHI, NOV. 4.The Delhi High Court today dismissed Reliance Infocomm's plea to restrain BSNL from disconnecting its `points of inter-connection.' The private operator had failed to pay Rs. 254 crores for routing international calls as ...

    IAF jet drops live bomb
    NEW DELHI, NOV. 4. An IAF training aircraft accidentally dropped a live bomb on a field near a village in Jamnagar today. No casualties were reported.

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    Enron scam: 5 convicted
    HOUSTON, NOV. 4.A jury has convicted four former Merrill Lynch & Co. executives and a former mid-level Enron Corp. finance executive of conspiracy and fraud.

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    Aussies ahead
    MUMBAI, NOV. 4.Anil Kumble and Murali Kartik spun a web around the Australian batsmen today to restrict them to 203 in reply to India's first innings score of 104 . At close of play,on the second day of the fourth test, India had made five for ...

    Planes collide on ground
    LONDON, NOV. 4. Two airplanes collided on the ground at Manchester International Airport on Thursday. There were no reports of fatalities or serious injuries. AP ...



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