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Kerala liquor sales to hit Rs.20.3 bn despite church call
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 21 (IANS) Despite an appeal by the Catholic Church for an alcohol-free Christmas, liquor sales in Kerala appear to be heading for an all time high of Rs.20.3 billion (approx $516 million).

Friday, December 21, 2007 5:58:38 PM

Suspected grave creates flutter in Nandigram
Kolkata, Dec 21 (IANS) Recovery of burnt wood, bicycle tyres and torn pieces of sari from a grave-like structure sparked fresh fears of discovery of another burial ground in West Bengal's Nandigram Friday, but the police said it was a false alarm.

Friday, December 21, 2007 5:39:07 PM

Snowfall in Thar Desert?
Jaipur, December 21 (IANS) A snow park in a desert! This is what the Jaipur Development authority (JDA) is planning to offer to the residents of this historic city of Rajasthan.

Friday, December 21, 2007 5:37:56 PM

Eurocopter chopper deal scrapped, insists defence ministry
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) French disappointment notwithstanding, the Indian defence ministry reiterated Friday that the army's proposed $550 million deal to purchase 197 military helicopters from an European consortium had been scrapped due to irregularities in the selection process.

Friday, December 21, 2007 5:31:24 PM

Al Qaeda threat to courts seems a hoax: police
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) A letter received by a court official, purportedly in the name of Al Qaeda, threatening to blow up the Delhi High Court, the parliament and the Taj Mahal seems a prank to create panic among people, police officials said Friday.

Friday, December 21, 2007 5:28:58 PM

PM condoles Arunachal leader's demise
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has condoled the demise of Oomen Moyong Deori, Arunachal Pradesh Congress president, saying that she was always in the forefront to spread the party's ideals.

Friday, December 21, 2007 5:28:11 PM

'Globalisation is in the very nature of Indians'
Kolkata, Dec 21 (IANS) Indians by nature are 'outward bound', something that is reflected in the country's rich past, but it was dragged down by an inward-looking policy after independence, a well-known Harvard University professor said here.

Friday, December 21, 2007 4:51:55 PM

'Local people do not benefit from mining'
Bhubaneswar, Dec 21 (IANS) Contrary to the government's claims, mining in India has done little for the development of the mineral-bearing regions of the country and its people, says a report released by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) here Friday.

Friday, December 21, 2007 4:40:13 PM

BHEL to set up new fabrication plant
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) State-owned power equipment firm Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) is upgrading the manufacturing capacity of its ultra-modern turbine blade shop and setting up a new fabrication plant in Jagdishpur in Uttar Pradesh at a total investment of Rs.5.2 billion ($131 million).

Friday, December 21, 2007 4:39:26 PM

Australian court clears Haneef, family unlikely to sue (Second Lead)
Bangalore/Sydney, Dec 21 (IANS) A court in Australia Friday cleared the way for Indian doctor Mohammed Haneef to return to his job as registrar in a Gold Coast hospital, leading to double Eid festivities at his home in the southern Indian city of Bangalore.

Friday, December 21, 2007 4:38:22 PM

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