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    India may accept Security Council seat without veto
    NEW DELHI, DEC. 18. India appears ready to accept a permanent berth on the U.N. Security Council without a veto initially and then lobby to achieve equal status with the Permanent Five veto-wielding nations. Asked about the position of the ...

    Website chief remanded
    NEW DELHI, DEC. 18. Even as a city court today remanded Avnish Bajaj, Chief Executive Officer of the auction website, baazee.com to judicial custody, the police are yet to execute the arrest warrant on the boy who had allegedly made the video ...

    CPI(M) wants right to strike protected
    NEW DELHI, DEC. 18. The Communist Party of India (Marxist) today demanded that the Government legislate to protect the right to strike and expressed reservations over the Employment Guarantee Act in its present form. Briefing newspersons on the ...

    Vijay Hazare passes away
    VADODARA, DEC. 18.The legendary cricketer and former Indian captain, Vijay Hazare, died in a private hospital here today following a prolonged illness. He was 89 and is survived by his wife, a son and two daughters. He had been on life support ...

    When MPs and scribes were on an equal footing
    NEW DELHI, DEC. 18. Members of Parliament and journalists shared honours at the sports meet organised here today with the politicians walking away with the trophy in kabaddi and scribes picking up the top honours in tug-of-war. Today's sports ...

    INSIGHT
    "There are limits to American power"
    HE WAS born in the year the Bolshevik revolution shook the world. At 87, Eric Hobsbawm still displays all the analytical skill and prowess that led him to be counted as one of the most important historians ever. "Hitler came to power when Eric Hobsbawm was on his way home from school in Berlin, and the Soviet Union fell while he was giving a seminar in New York. He translated for Che Guevara in Havana, had Christmas dinner with a Soviet spymaster in Budapest and an evening at home with Ma halia Jackson in Chicago," the cover of his recent autobiography, Interesting Times, says about the man. In addition to The Age of Revolution, The Age of Capital, The Age of Empire and The Age of Extremes, Prof. Hobsbawm, who taught until retirement

    Varsity officials released
    IMPHAL, DEC. 18.The abducted Manipur University Vice-Chancellor, Bijoy Singh, and the Registrar, R.K. Ranjan, were released early this morning. The two, who had been kidnapped from Canchipur area near here on December 13, bore bullet injuries in ...

    Another U-turn by Sehrunisa
    MUMBAI, DEC. 18. Sehrunisa, mother of Zahira Sheikh, the main eye-witness in the Best Bakery case, made yet another about-turn contradicting her statement on Friday that she and her family had turned hostile before the Vadodara fast track court ...

    Major to face court martial
    JAMMU, DEC. 18. An Army officer allegedly involved in the rape of two women in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir on November 6 would be tried by a General Court Martial (GCM). This was stated by a Northern Command spokesman here ...



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