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US will consider India’s request for Anderson’s extradition

WASHINGTON:  Days after ruling out any ‘new inquiries’ against Union Carbide in the wake of the Bhopal court verdict, the US on Saturday said it is prepared to give “fair consideration” to any fresh request from India for extradition of the company’s former chief, Warren Anderson over the 1984 gas disaster.

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Nitish’s anger casts shadow over BJP meet

PATNA:  Ahead of assembly polls in Bihar, the BJP top brass on Saturday  began deliberations at its national executive meeting to fine-tune election strategy but the event was overshadowed by ally and Bihar Chief Minister, Mr Nitish Kumar cancelling a dinner for them angry over his photograph being shown alongside that of the Gujarat Chief Minister, Mr Narendra Modi.

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FIFA World Cup kicks off in S Africa

JOHANNESBURG: The first World Cup football in Africa kicked off with a feast of song and dance as thousands of musicians and dancers in South Africa’s Soccer City stadium welcomed the world “home” to the continent where man took his first steps.

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Hariprasad rules out reshuffle of cabinet

PANAJI: The All-India Congress committee general-secretary in-charge of Goa desk, Mr B K Hariprasad has said the Nationalist Congress Party ministers would retain the portfolios held by them earlier, thereby indicating that Mr Nilkanth Halarnkar, newly inducted cabinet minister of the pre-poll alliance partner of the Congress, would get the tourism portfolio, held by Mr Francisco Xavier Pacheco, who resigned recently.

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