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23 killed as trains collide in MP

SHIVPURI: Twenty three people were killed and 50 injured when a goods train hit the stationary Indore-Gwalior Intercity Express head-on in Madhya Pradesh after it overshot the signal amid heavy rains and poor visibility in the early hours on Monday.

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Judge issues dissenting note on Ayodhya ruling

LUCKNOW: In a surprise move, one of the three judges of the Allahabad High Court’s special Ayodhya bench on Monday issued a dissenting note on the order issued by his two co-judges and allowed postponement of the verdict on the long-pending Babri Masjid/Ramjanmabhoomi row.

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Bombay HC not to await Kasab’s appeal

MUMBAI:  Making it clear that it could not further wait for Ajmal Kasab to file an appeal against the trial court’s order sentencing him to death for his role in the 26/11 terror attack, the Bombay High Court on Monday said it would proceed with confirmation of death sentence from October 11 or 18.

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2 gunmen open fire on tourists in Delhi

NEW DELHI: In incidents apparently intended to cause terror ahead of Commonwealth Games, two unidentified motorcycle-borne attackers on Sunday shot and injured two Taiwanese nationals outside the Jama Masjid here which was followed by a crude pressure cooker bomb blast in a car in the same area.

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PDP, NC spar ahead of all-party team’s visit to J&K

SRINAGAR: An all-party delegation will arrive here on Monday on a two-day mission to assess the ground situation in Kashmir even as People’s Democratic Party (PDP), which threatened to pull out of the talks, and the ruling National Conference, sparred each accusing the other of trying to scuttle the process.

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41 perish as incessant rains batter Uttarakhand

DEHRADUN: At least 41 people were killed on Saturday rnight as incessant rains wreaked havoc in the hill state of Uttarakhand triggering landslides and floods which rendered hundreds homeless.

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Chidambaram to lead team to J&K

NEW DELHI: The Union Home Minister, Mr P Chidambaram is likely to lead the all-party delegation that will visit Jammu and Kashmir Monday-Tuesday in a bid to defuse tension in the state, official sources said on Friday.

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HC rebuffs move to defer Babri verdict

LUCKNOW: An effort to defer the judgment in the 60-year-old title suit in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute was on Friday rebuffed by the Allahabad High Court, which will now pronounce its verdict on September 24.

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New mining bill gets GoM’s nod

NEW DELHI: A ministerial panel, headed by the Finance Minister, Mr Pranab Mukherjee, on Friday reached a consensus to give a go-ahead to the draft mining bill, which seeks that miners share 26 per cent of profits with local people who get affected by their projects.

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Loans likely to become expensive

NEW DELHI:  Home, auto and corporate loans are likely to become expensive, with the RBI on Thursday raising key short-term lending and borrowing rates by 0.25 and 0.50 percentage points, respectively, to combat inflation.

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