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Indian Navy ship repulses pirate attack off Somalia
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) An Indian Navy ship successfully repulsed a pirate attack and fired at their 'mother vessel' in the dangerous waters of the Gulf of Aden near Somalia, an official here said Wednesday, even as the world's largest supertanker Sirius Star remained hijacked by Somali sea bandits.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 1:01:29 PM

Chandigarh sportspersons make the city proud
Chandigarh, Nov 19 (IANS) Chandigarh sportspersons are on a song, be it Olympic shooting champion Abhinav Bindra, golfer Jeev Milkha Singh or cricketer Yuvraj Singh.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 12:29:25 PM

IIT alumni's party wants to be agent of change
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) They gave up plush jobs to jump into politics two years ago - something not too many Indian professionals do. The party that 20 alumni of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) floated has now fielded two candidates in the Nov 29 Delhi assembly polls.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 12:27:51 PM

Seven soldiers, three porters killed in Kashmir avalanche
Srinagar, Nov 19 (IANS) Seven soldiers of the Indian Army and three porters were killed in avalanches near the Line of Control (LoC) in Nowshehra Nar area in Bandipore district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 11:57:57 AM

Two Kerala priests held for nun's murder 16 years ago
Kochi, Nov 19 (IANS) Two Catholic priests have been arrested for the 1992 murder of a nun, Sister Abhaya, whose body was found in the well of a convent in Kerala's Kottayam town, police here said Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 11:50:51 AM

Fizzy fruit drinks to woo cola-loving young India
Bangalore, Nov 19 (IANS) Aerated drinks, especially colas, that are gulped by millions of young Indians may soon face healthy competition from fizz-filled mango, pineapple and passion fruit juices, thanks to horticultural scientists who have developed an array of carbonated fruit juices to woo youth.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 11:19:30 AM

Market economy killing academic profession: Pitroda to PM
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Shortage of research scholars will hinder India's progress as a knowledge economy, with the market economy devaluing the academic profession, National Knowledge Commission (NKC) chairman Sam Pitroda has said in a communication to the prime minister.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 11:18:03 AM

10 people ill after inhaling poisonous gas in Rourkela
Bhubaneswar, Nov 19 (IANS) At least 10 people fell ill after inhaling poisonous gas that leaked from a government-run steel plant in Orissa's Rourkela city. Police said the condition of five was stated to be critical.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 11:17:23 AM

Equities open higher, Sensex up 200 points
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) After shedding value for five successive trading sessions, Indian equities markets opened strong Wednesday and were in positive territory 15 minutes into trading, with a key index up nearly 200 points to once again breach the psychologically important 9,000 mark.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 11:14:35 AM

Indian navy ship repulses attack by Somali pirates
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Indian Navy stealth frigate INS Tabar has successfully repulsed an attack by pirates off the Somali coast and sunk their ship, an official said here Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 11:13:35 AM

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