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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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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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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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Centre appeals for peace over Babri verdict

NEW DELHI:  Wary of strong reactions to the Allahabad High Court judgment on Ayodhya dispute on September 24, the government on Thursday  appealed for peace and tranquility, saying no attempt should be made by any section of people to provoke or hurt the sentiments of others.

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