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India seeks support of Indian Ocean countries to fight piracy
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) India has initiated talks with countries of the Indian Ocean Region for a 'collaborative' arrangement to combat the rampant piracy in the Gulf of Aden, one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world, an official said here Friday.

Friday, November 21, 2008 6:47:15 PM

Pawar moves apex court against impending trial for perjury
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Friday moved the Supreme Court challenging a Calcutta High Court order to prosecute him on charges of lying to it as a former president of the Indian cricket board to justify the termination of Jagmohan Dalmiya's membership from the board in December 2006.

Friday, November 21, 2008 6:30:29 PM

Work on Kolkata monorail to begin in March
Kolkata, Nov 21 (IANS) A city-based firm, Andromeda Technologies, has bagged the order for constructing the first stretch of a monorail in the city, with the work scheduled to begin in March, a top company official said here Friday.

Friday, November 21, 2008 6:29:57 PM

Inquiry into Pragya torture allegation, NSA tells Advani
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) National Security Advisor M.K. Narayanan Friday assured senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani of an inquiry into the torture allegations of Sadhvi Pragnya Thakur, an accused in the Malegaon bombing, the party said.

Friday, November 21, 2008 6:29:24 PM

Gloom will give way to optimism if voted to power: Advani
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Leader of Opposition L.K. Advani Friday said the gloom and pessimism which he was seeing all around the country due to the financial crisis will turn into optimism if the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) were elected back to power.

Friday, November 21, 2008 6:25:37 PM

Work on Kolkata monorail to begin in March
Kolkata, Nov 21 (IANS) A city-based firm, Andromeda Technologies, has bagged the order for constructing the first stretch of a monorail in the West Bengal capital, with the work commencing next March, a top company official said here Friday.

Friday, November 21, 2008 6:17:01 PM

Sonia lauds Indira Gandhi's bank nationalisation
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Friday recalled the late prime minister Indira Gandhi's nationalisation of banks four decades ago and said the move that was strongly criticised then has today become the mantra to tide over the financial crisis.

Friday, November 21, 2008 6:16:17 PM

Kashmir polls internal matter, India tells Pakistan
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) India Friday objected to Pakistan raising questions on the credibility of assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir and asked it to play a 'responsible role in the region'.

Friday, November 21, 2008 6:14:35 PM

Somalia seeks India's help to quell piracy
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) In recognition of India's proactive role in combating piracy in the Gulf of Aden, the Transitional Federation Government (TFG) of Somalia has given the nod to the Indian Navy entering its territorial waters to 'suppress' the scourge of piracy as mandated under international law, a naval official said here Friday.

Friday, November 21, 2008 6:14:03 PM

Modi orders stop to temple demolition drive in Gujarat
Ahmedabad, Nov 21 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Friday decided to stop further demolition of illegally constructed temples in the state after his meeting with Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) president Ashok Singhal, an official here said.

Friday, November 21, 2008 5:57:31 PM

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