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Will appeal Sri Lankan death sentence to fishermen: India
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) India Friday indicated there may have been "miscarriage of justice" in the death sentence handed down to five Indian fishermen for alleged drug trafficking in Colombo and said it will appeal.

Friday, October 31, 2014 8:36:10 PM

Nokia shuts India handset plant near Chennai
Chennai, Oct 31 (IANS) Its curtains down for once iconic Nokia mobile handset maker, as its India plant shuts down operations Saturday at Sriperumbudur, a company spokesman said Friday.

Friday, October 31, 2014 8:34:05 PM

Teachers scam: Ajay Chautala's bail extended
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday extended, till Nov 7, the interim bail of Ajay Chautala, sought on health grounds.

Friday, October 31, 2014 8:32:14 PM

Compensate African woman for midnight raid: NHRC
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) The NHRC Friday asked the Delhi government to pay Rs.25,000 each to the African women "victims of racial prejudice and unlawful acts" by former law minister Somnath Bharti in a January midnight raid.

Friday, October 31, 2014 8:32:13 PM

Modi will never bring black money to India: Sharad Yadav
Patna, Oct 31 (IANS) JD-U president Sharad Yadav Friday said the BJP government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is betraying the people and the country on the issue of bringing black money stashed abroad as he will never bring it back.

Friday, October 31, 2014 8:30:04 PM

Bodo faction threatens to quit peace process
Guwahati, Oct 31 (IANS) The pro-talk NDFB faction Friday threatened to pull out of the peace process if the government does not release its president Ranjan Daimary and others by Nov 30.

Friday, October 31, 2014 8:24:04 PM

Nearly 2000 athletes to attend forest sports meet in Goa
Panaji, Oct 31 (IANS) Nearly 2,000 athletes drawn from forest departments across the country will participate in the 21st All India Forest Sports meet which gets underway in Goa from Nov 5.

Friday, October 31, 2014 8:22:10 PM

UP mulling freeholding industrial plots
Lucknow, Oct 31 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government is considering declaring industrial plots in the state freehold, an official said Friday.

Friday, October 31, 2014 8:22:09 PM

Asian and Commonwealth Games squash medallists feted
Chennai, Oct 31 (IANS) Gold medallists at the Asian and Commonwealth Games and other medallists as also the fresh Arjuna Award winner Anaka Alankamony were felicitated here Friday by the Squash Rackets Federation of India.

Friday, October 31, 2014 8:20:22 PM

Fadnavis' swearing-in ceremony (Sidelights)
Mumbai, Oct 31 (IANs) The swearing-in of Devendra Fadnavis as the chief minister of the first BJP government of Maharashtra was a festive occasion in Mumbai. There were over two dozen boats in the Arabian Sea with giant lotuses on them, appearing to 'bloom' out of the water off the picturesque Marine Drive, which tourists were seen clicking away merrily on their mobile phones. And huge congratulatory hoardings and banners dotted most roads leading to the venue, Wankhede Stadium, besides other BJP strongholds in Mumbai, especially the constituencies of the ministers sworn-in today.

Friday, October 31, 2014 8:20:20 PM

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