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India shelves proposal to set up airbase in Mongolia?
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) An Indian proposal to have an airbase in Mongolia to increase its strategic outreach in the Central Asian region appears to have been shelved, an official said, amid concerns that it could exacerbate tensions with China.

Friday, September 18, 2009 4:29:15 PM

Karunanidhi's emissary Maran meets PM over Sri Lanka
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi Friday asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to 'exert diplomatic pressure at appropriate levels' on the Sri Lankan government to end the 'untold sufferings' of the displaced Tamils living in relief camps there.

Friday, September 18, 2009 4:24:43 PM

Himachal Pradesh to develop first IT park
Shimla, Sep 18 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh is developing its first information technology park near here, a senior government official said Friday.

Friday, September 18, 2009 4:23:17 PM

Kerala set to open first phase of Rs.600-cr IT park
Kochi, Sep 18 (IANS) The first phase of the Rs.600-crore Koratty information technology park in Kerala, being set up as part of the state government's plan to open IT parks in all districts, will be opened Oct 10.

Friday, September 18, 2009 4:07:22 PM

Shopping spree begins in capital as Eid nears
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Jamia Nagar is dazzling with lights. Roads are lined with kurtas, as shopkeepers try to lure customers. Hawkers are busy selling vermicelli and dry fruits. Markets here have been hit by a heavy rush of customers who are on a buying spree as the festival of Eid is barely a week away.

Friday, September 18, 2009 4:01:37 PM

Sensex recoups losses to end 20 points higher
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) A key index of Indian equities markets recouped its day's losses in the afternoon trade Friday to end 20 points in the green.

Friday, September 18, 2009 3:54:24 PM

Car bomb found at Manipur governor's house
Imphal, Sep 18 (IANS) A major disaster was averted Friday when the police detected an explosives-laden car inside the premises of the Manipur governor's house, officials said.

Friday, September 18, 2009 3:46:08 PM

Aircraft start using IAF base near China border
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) Friday opened a landing ground near the China border to fixed wing aircraft, and the first plane to land was an AN-32 carrying two senior IAF and army officers.

Friday, September 18, 2009 3:32:43 PM

CPI-M opposes divestment in Cochin Shipyard
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Friday hit out at the shipping ministry's move to offload government stake in the Cochin shipyard, and said it will raise the issue in the shipping consultative committee of parliament.

Friday, September 18, 2009 3:11:41 PM

Now, Navratri fervour grips Mumbai
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Barely three weeks after the 12-day Ganpati festival, Mumbai will be decked up again for 10 days of Navratri celebrations that start Saturday. Nearly 2 million revellers are expected to participate in the festivities in 10,000 'mandals' (groups) across the city and its suburbs.

Friday, September 18, 2009 3:09:34 PM

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