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Kasab files mercy plea before President

MUMBAI: On death row for the brazen Mumbai terror attacks, its lone surviving perpetrator Ajmal Kasab has filed a mercy petition before the President, a fortnight after losing his legal battle for life in the Supreme Court.

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Centre rules out rollback of key reform decisions

NEW DELHI:  Promising further measures to boost economy, the Finance Minister, Mr P Chidambaram on Monday ruled out going back on reform decisions on diesel, LPG and FDI, asserting that government faces no threat to its stability from differing allies.

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Rahul an international leader, says Modi

RAJKOT/PATNA: Taunted by Congress that Mr Rahul Gandhi had a national stature while he was a state leader, the Gujarat Chief Minister, Mr Narendra Modi Monday took a swipe at the party, saying the young leader was an “international leader” who can also contest elections in Italy.

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Aarushi case: SC grants bail to Nupur Talwar

NEW DELHI: Dentist Nupur Talwar, who has been in jail for over four months in the twin murder case of her daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj, was Monday granted bail by the Supreme Court which directed her to be released by September 25.

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80 spots along Pak border vulnerable to tunnelling

NEW DELHI: Taken by surprise over a tunnel used by terrorists to burrow into Jammu and Kashmir, India’s security agencies have conducted a detailed survey of the border with Pakistan, particularly in the Jammu region, and identified at least 80 spots vulnerable to tunnelling from the other side.

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Ban elephants in circus, says PETA

NEW DELHI: Animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has demanded a ban on elephants in circuses.
Timed to coincide with Ganesh Chaturthi, celebrated as the birthday of Lord Ganesh, the elephant-headed God, the animal’s rights group has planned a protest Tuesday in the national capital to demand a ban on the use of elephants in circuses.

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Indian commandos to protect merchant vessels against piracy

NEW DELHI: Concerned over rising instances of piracy off the Somali coast in the Gulf of Aden, India is readying an initial 100-man team to protect its merchant vessels in the area. This is the first time armed personnel will be deployed aboard cargo ships.

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Shiv Sena protests fuel price hike

MUMBAI: Around 10,000 people, some of them riding animal-drawn carts, Sunday participated in a march organised by Shiv Sena to protest the hike in diesel price and restriction of subsidised cooking gas cylinders per family per year.

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