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Bodo rebels drop sovereignty demand, Assam peace hopes rise
Guwahati, Oct 1 (IANS) With a frontline tribal separatist group in Assam giving up its demand for sovereignty or independence and New Delhi extending for three months the existing ceasefire, there were renewed hopes Wednesday for permanent peace in the troubled region.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008 6:06:20 PM

Two soldiers, engineer arrested for Noida bank heist
Noida, Oct 1 (IANS) Two army soldiers and a computer engineer, who robbed a bank in this Delhi suburb to buy weapons so that they could 'eliminate the corrupt politicians' in India, have been arrested, a police official said Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008 6:03:14 PM

Skoda India records 34.8 percent sales growth
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Skoda India, a fully-owned subsidiary of Skoda Auto of Czech Republic, Wednesday said it has recorded 34.8 percent sales growth in September 2008.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008 6:02:52 PM

Badrinath looking up to the Australian challenge
Hyderabad, Oct 1 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's middle-order batsman Subramaniam Badrinath realised two dreams Wednesday when he was selected in the Indian squad that will take on the touring Australians in a four-Test series beginning next week.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008 5:57:19 PM

Norms for currency futures likely to be relaxed
Mumbai, Oct 1 (IANS) Market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) are in discussions to relax norms in the currency trading segment, said a top Sebi official here Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008 5:56:46 PM

Eid celebrated with feasts, prayers in Kashmir, Kerala
Srinagar/Jammu/Kozhikode, Oct 1 (IANS) Muslims in Jammu and Kashmir celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr Wednesday amid festivity and prayers for peace in the backdrop of recent communal tension in the state. Muslims in Kerala, too, came out in large numbers to celebrate Eid.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008 5:52:55 PM

Iftar party at Hanuman temple in Uttar Pradesh
Lucknow, Oct 1 (IANS) In a rare gesture of communal amity, Muslims visited a temple here to participate in an Iftar party thrown by their Hindu friends.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008 5:52:22 PM

Maruti domestic car sales zoom 5.3 percent
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Leading car maker Maruti Suzuki Ltd Wednesday said its sales rose 5.3 percent last month.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008 5:52:00 PM

Women Panchayat leaders fight for rights, set example
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Amita Devi of Bihar is determined to secure compensation for those whose lands were acquired for the construction of a four-lane highway. During the women Panchayat leaders' meet in the capital Wednesday, she carried with her a letter on the issue and plans to give it to United Progressive Alliance chairperson Sonia Gandhi.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008 5:51:35 PM

Saurav jumps to 39 in squash rankings
Chennai, Oct 1 (IANS) After a victory and a good performance in France, Saurav Ghosal, the former ICL Academy trainee, attained his highest World squash ranking in the latest October rankings released by the Professional Squash Association.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008 5:50:46 PM

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