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9 killed as jeep, luxury bus collide on NH17

MUMBAI: Nine persons of a Mumbai-based family including five women, and a driver were killed and six injured Sunday in a head-on collision between a jeep and luxury bus on Mumbai-Goa Highway near Udhale village in Ratnagiri district, police said.

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China changing policy on stapled visa issue

NEW DELHI: Ahead of Premier, Mr Wen Jiabao’s visit here this week, China appears to be finally changing its policy over issuance of stapled visas to residents of Jammu and Kashmir after strong protests by India.

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Sonia faces biggest challenge at Congress plenary meet

NEW DELHI: An embattled Congress is holding next week a plenary session here at a time when its chief Ms Sonia Gandhi is facing the biggest challenge of her political career with the issue of corruption assuming centrestage in the backdrop of a series of scams.

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Decision on case in Adarsh scam to be taken this week

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI: A decision on finalising of a case in the controversial Adarsh Housing scam is expected to be taken this week with the preliminary probe of the CBI indicating some alleged bungling by a few Army officials in connivance with some in Maharashtra Government.

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Swiss, 9 countries to share black money details: Government to SC

NEW DELHI: The Centre has informed the Supreme Court that it has achieved a major breakthrough in black money trial since Switzerland and nine other countries have agreed to share information pertaining to secret bank accounts being operated by tax evaders and Hawala operators.

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Goa Carbon inks JV pact with Hong Kong firm

NEW DELHI:  Goa Carbon Ltd, a BSE-listed firm, has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Hong Kong-based  Sinoway International Holdings Ltd to form  a joint venture firm.

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I’ve not seen Niira Radia tapes: Home Secretary

NEW DELHI: Home Secretary Mr G K Pillai Saturday said neither has he heard or seen the tapes of conversations between corporate lobbyist Ms Niira Radia and others nor has he leaked them at the behest of Home Minister Mr P Chidambaram.

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Uma Bharti may return to BJP soon: Advani

NEW DELHI: Senior BJP leader Mr L K Advani Saturday indicated that firebrand Hindutva leader Uma Bharti would return to the party soon to strengthen the organisation in Uttar Pradesh and contest elections from the state.

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Govt supports SC views on Allahabad High Court

NEW DELHI: The Government Saturday supported Supreme Court’s view that the Allahabad High Court should introspect and not react on its “something rotten” in the Allahabad High Court observation.

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JD(U) raises doubts over govt’s intention to act against Lalli

NEW DELHI: JD-U Saturday raised doubts over the government’s intention to act against controversial Prasar Bharati CEO Mr B S Lalli despite Information and Broadcasting Minister Ms Ambika Soni indicating that the official could face suspension in a day or two.

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