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‘India may discuss Siachen, Sir Creek if progress made in 26/11’

ISLAMABAD: Indian interlocutors have shown willingness to discuss the demilitarisation of Siachen glacier and the resolution of the Sir Creek border dispute if “reasonable” progress is made in prosecuting Pakistani suspects linked to the Mumbai attacks, according to a media report today.

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Govt needs powers to tap phones, says PM

NEW DELHI: The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh Tuesday told a “nervous” corporate sector that government needed powers to tap telephones but it has to be ensured that these powers are not misused.

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Petrol price hiked by Rs 2.96

NEW DELHI: Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) Tuesday hiked petrol prices by about Rs 2.96 a litre effective Tuesday midnight, and other state-owned oil companies IOC and HPCL will follow suit Wednesday.

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SC castigates Deshmukh for shielding MLA in criminal case

NEW DELHI: An anguished Supreme Court Tuesday came down heavily on the Union Minister, Mr Vilasrao Deshmukh calling as “anachronistic” and “incongruous” his interference in shielding a Congress MLA’s family from money-lending complaints by poor farmers when he was Maharashtra chief minister.

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Charges filed against actress for allegedly touching idol

KOTTAYAM: The Kerala police on Tuesday filed a charge-sheet against Kannada film actress, Jayamala, four years after she made a controversial claim that she had touched the idol of Lord Ayyappa at the famous Sabarimala temple in violation of the hill shrine custom.

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New strategy launched to help end poverty in dry lands

HYDERABAD:   India-based International Crops Research Institute for Semi Arid Tropics has mapped out a new strategy to finally shatter the pessimism towards dry lands of developing countries which are usually propped up by external aid for economic growth.

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BSE to suspend trading in securities of 12 cos

MUMBAI: The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) today said that it has decided to suspend trading in securities of 12 companies for non-compliances of various clauses of the Listing Agreement with effect from January 13.

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Inflation falls to 11- month low

NEW DELHI: Easing food prices pulled down the inflation to 11-month low of 7.48 per cent in November, raising hopes that the Reserve Bank will not go for a hike in key rates in its monetary policy review on Thursday.

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SCI announces implementation of ENS

MUMBAI: The Shipping Corportion of India (SCI) today announced that it has implemented Entry Summary Declaration (ENS), a new European Union regulation regarding declaration of all goods on vessels coming from non-EU countries into the EU Customs territory, in consonance with its effective date of January one, 2011.

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GCCI supports traditional occupations

PANAJI: GCCI has welcomed the report on the task force committee chaired by Dr Nandkumar M Kamat, constituted by Chief Minister Mr Digambar Kamat to frame an appropriate scheme and package for protection and support for traditional occupations of Goa.

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