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      LARGE GULF PARTICIPATION IN INDIA SHIPPING SUMMIT
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      Staff Report Dubai: The India Shipping Summit 2005, an interactive forum for the global maritime industry, has attracted large participation from the Gulf.

The organisers of the event said that the demand for participation has been very high and two of its main conference sessions are already fully booked.
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      MERCHANT BANK SET UP IN ABU DHABI
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      Staff Report Dubai: Injaz Mena Investments, a merchant bank with a capital of Dh300 million, has been set up in Abu Dhabi to create and identify investment opportunities in the Middle East and North Africa, the company said in a statement.

Ali Bin Khalfan Al Mutawa Al Dhahry, chairman of Injaz Mena Investments >>>


      MIRDIFF PLOT SOLD FOR DH16.1M
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      By Salma Abdullah, Staff Reporter Dubai: Land transactions worth Dh147.7 million were recorded in Dubai in the past two days, according to a report issued by the Lands and Properties Department.

The value of sales during the period exceeded Dh52 million. The total value of 33 mortgage deals signed was Dh73.2 m >>>


      MIS BUILDS VESSEL FOR PETRONAS
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      Staff Report Dubai: Sharjah–based Maritime Industrial Services (MIS) has launched a floating production storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) from its recently–expanded yard within Port Khalid.

The vessel now heads for Turkmenistan to be deployed in the Caspian Sea by Malaysias Petronas Carigali.
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      NAKHEEL TO BUILD GOLF COMMUNITY
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      By Saifur Rahman, Staff Reporter Dubai: Nakheel, the Dubai–based master developer, will invest Dh2 billion in a new residential golf community, Jumeirah Golf Estates, designed by golf legend Greg Norman.

When completed, the four–phase Jumeirah Golf Estates will have four golf courses – Fire, >>>


      NBD FLOATS EUROPEAN REAL ESTATE FUND
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      Staff Report Dubai: In response to Gulf–based investor demand for European real estate investment opportunities, the National Bank of Dubai (NBD) announces the launch of its first European Real Estate Fund.

The closed–ended real estate fund will provide investors with exposure to a diversified port >>>


      NEW MAZDA MODEL LAUNCHED IN BAHRAIN
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      Staff Report Manama: The Mazda distributor in Bahrain, International Motor Trading Agency (IMTA) has introduced the Mazda6 for 2006.

The new Mazda6 continues to set the benchmark with its on–road refinement, off–road mastery and class–leading performance in to key areas of customer satisfacti >>>


      NEW PUSAN TERMINALS FIRST PHASE TAKES SHAPE
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      Staff Report Dubai: South Koreas largest single terminal in Pusan will be ready to begin phase one operations with three berths completed early next year.

Dubai Port International (DPI), a leading port operator and developer, with Samsung Corp, are the joint lead sponsors and investors in the project.

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      OPEC PREPARES TO RAISE OUTPUT
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      Reuters Vienna: Opec oil producers yesterday prepared to raise supply limits to counter global energy security concerns after Hurricane Katrina pushed crude prices over $70 a barrel.

Under pressure from importing nations, the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries begins a two–day meeting toda >>>


      SAUDI FIRST COMPANY SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH AL THAMAD TO MARKET RIYADH REALTY PROJECT
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      Staff Report Dubai: The Saudi First Company for Development signed a contract with Al Thamad company to market a real estate project in the north of the Saudi capital Riyadh.

The contract was signed by Ayedh Bin Farhan Al Qahtani, chief executive of the First Company, and Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Tawaijri, g >>>


      SHARJAH PIPELINE TO SET UP JET FUEL STORAGE FACILITY
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      Staff Report Dubai: Sharjah Pipeline Company (SPC) is building a Dh118–million jet fuel storage facility in Sharjahs Hamriyah Free Zone with a pipeline linking it to the Sharjah International Airport.

SPC will build a four–tank 50,000 metric tonne storage facility in the HFZ to be named Anabeeb, th >>>


      SOROUH APPOINTS ARCHITECT FOR THE GATE
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      Staff Report Dubai: Sorouh Real Estate yesterday named Arquitectonica the lead design architects for The Gate, part of Shams Abu Dhabi on Al Reem Island, located off the northeastern shore of Abu Dhabi.

The overall project management and civil design contract was also awarded to R.W. Armstrong and Associates I >>>


      STRONG EURO AFFECTS SALES OF EUROPEAN CARS IN GCC
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      By Sunil K. Vaidya, Bureau Chief Muscat : The strong euro has affected sales of European automobiles in the GCC countries, according to a top export executive from Spanish car manufacturer SEAT.

Fernando Raja Bastida, Area Export Manager for the Spanish car manufacturer, said that the market share of European >>>


      US TERMINAL GETS BLOOD TRANSFUSION
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      By Graeme Northfleet, Special to Gulf News VLCC VLCC rates generally firmed last week as more October cargo nominations were placed on the market.

Single hull vessels were being fixed at about Worldscale 77.5 for voyages from the Arabian Gulf to the Far East.

Double hulls have only been paid a premium >>>


      A–LEVEL EXAM SYSTEM GETS THUMBS DOWN FROM UK EDUCATIONALIST
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      By Daniel Bardsley, Staff Reporter Dubai: One of the United Kingdoms top educationalists has said the A–level examination system is not rigorous enough and is a turn–off for many schools.

Sir Michael Tomlinson Sir Michael Tomlinson, the UKs former chief inspector of schools, said he expected more s >>>


      AUD EXPELS 65 STUDENTS FOR NOT MEETING EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      By Reema Saffarini, Staff Reporter Dubai: The American University in Dubai has expelled 65 students as it was found they did not conform to the universitys requirements.

Dr Muhadditha The administration is continuing to enforce strict academic requirements and hence had to exclude those students who have not f >>>


      DEVELOPMENT IS THE BEST WAY TO GO
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      It is the foundation on which the basic aspects of living are built One often ignored fact of China is that the country has seen the greatest mass movement of people from poverty to economic comfort in the history of mankind.

Much of the countrys interior is still haunted by extreme poverty but people living n >>>


      DUBAI CITY MAP 3–D EDITION LAUNCHED
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      By Ashfaq Ahmed, Staff Reporter Dubai: The Dubai Municipality launched a new edition of the 3–D Dubai City Map showing the huge changes that have taken place in the city during the past five years.

Kiran Prasad/Gulf News The illustrated map has been updated for the first time since 2000, and gives an aer >>>


      DUBAI GETS TWO NEW NEWSPAPERS
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      Staff Report Dubai: The Arab Media Group yesterday launched two tabloid–sized daily newspapers.

Abdul Latif Al Sayegh, chief executive, said the newspapers will be different in content, shape, size and format.

We wont be competing with the local media as much as reinforcing the industry here, he >>>


      ETISALAT CLIENTS COMPLAIN OF HACKED PHONE LINES
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      By Samir Salama, Bureau Chief Abu Dhabi: Many Etisalat customers have complained that their land phone lines were hacked through the internet and asked why should they pay for the hackers.

Kamaluddin Bahauddin, an Abu Dhabi resident, said he was surprised to see his telephone bill included long distance calls >>>


      GROUP TO SEEK BAN ON SOCIAL SCIENCE TEXT
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      Staff report Dubai: A Filipino Muslim group is petitioning the Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Awqaf and the Education Ministry to ban a version of a social science textbook that contains wrong information about Islam.

The Maranao Community in the UAE group said the 2004 version of the Grade One Peopl >>>


      INDIAN COUPLE DIES IN SPAN OF 48 HOURS
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      By Sunita Menon and Alia Al Theeb, Staff Reporters Dubai: Police are investigating the death of an Indian couple who died within 48 hours of each other after violent attacks of vomiting.

P.V. Sajan, 32, a sales executive, died after vomiting blood on Thursday morning. His six–month pregnant wife, Ramya, >>>


      LABOUR MINISTRY POWERLESS TO PREVENT ABUSE OF MAIDS
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      By Bassma Al Jandaly, Staff Reporter Dubai: Labour ministry officials say they know that recruitment agencies are abusing foreign housemaids they bring into the country to work, but say the ministry is powerless to oversee their activities.

Asked by Gulf News about complaints from housemaids that agencies keep >>>


      MAINSTAY OF SEA TRADE
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      By Rangarajan, Gulf News Photographer Dubai: A crew member checks consignments on board a cargo steamer while another talks on the phone at Dubai port before embarking on a trip.

The wooden cargo dhows are the traditional mainstay of the sea trade in the region.

The capacity of these boats range betwe >>>


      MOHAMMAD HOLDS TALKS WITH ENVOYS
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      WAM Dubai: General Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and UAE Defence Minister, yesterday received Qaiser Hussain, Ambassador of Pakistan to the UAE, and Roman Leszczynski, the Czech ambassador, whose diplomatic tenures ended in the country.

WAM Shaikh Mohammad with outgoing Czech ambass >>>


      MOHAMMAD ISSUES LAW ON CAPITALS REHABILITATION CENTRE
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      WAM Abu Dhabi: A law transferring the National Rehabilitation Centre from the Abu Dhabi General Authority for Health Services to the Abu Dhabi Crown Princes Office has been issued.

The ruling was made by General Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE >>>


      NEWS IN BRIEF
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      Staff reports 1,500 traffic violations reported in AugustDubai – Al Muraqqabat Police Station reported nearly 1,500 traffic violations last month, with lane line violations topping the list. Captain Abdullah Yousuf Al Ali, Section Head, said the number of violations has decreased due to strict procedures against >>>


      PARENTS WITHDRAW CHILDREN FROM SCHOOL OVER TEXTBOOK CONTROVERSY
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      By Nina Muslim, Staff Reporter Dubai: Some Filipino Muslim parents have withdrawn their children from a private Filipino school in protest against its alleged sale and use of a textbook which contains incorrect information on Islam.

Prasad Nair/Gulf News The incorrect version of the text. Two parents said they >>>


      PETROL PRICES WILL NOT BE RAISED AGAIN
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      Staff Report Abu Dhabi: The Abu Dhabi National Oil Distribution Company will not increase prices of petrol in the near future, a company source said yesterday.

In a statement to the Emirates News Agency (WAM), the source said the company [Adnoc] does not intend to increase prices of fuel in any way in the fore >>>


      POLICE DISMISS ‘DEAD BABY‘ DRUG VIDEO
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      By Bassam Zaza, Staff Reporter Dubai: A senior law official has rubbished rumours that drugs are being smuggled in babys bodies.

No cases of smuggling drugs inside dead babies have been registered at the Dubai Public Prosecution Department, said the official at the department.

Some residents have re >>>


      RIGHTS ACTIVISTS UP IN ARMS OVER CRUEL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      By Diaa Hadid and Emmanuelle Landais, Staff Reporters Dubai: Animal rights activists have called on authorities to prosecute people cruel to animals after finding a dog covered with sores and his jaw torn away.

Government officials have said animal welfare legislation will take time to prepare, but some laws t >>>


      STRIKING WORKERS BLOCK SHAIKH ZAYED ROAD
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      By Diaa Hadid, Staff Reporter Dubai: More than one hundred construction workers blocked Shaikh Zayed Road on Monday morning demanding unpaid wages. More soon.

Gulf News

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      UAE WOMAN TAKES REINS OF HARVARD MEDICAL CENTRE
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      Staff Report Dubai: A leading UAE national woman educator, Dr Muhadditha Yahya Al Hashimi, has been appointed the education director of the Harvard Medical School, Dubai Centre.

She will develop the postgraduate and continuing medical education programmes, including developing student recruitment and selection >>>


      WE ARE ON THE RIGHT TRACK
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      Growing at an explosive rate, the UAE real estate sector is good value for money The UAE is growing like a tree with new branches developing everyday. And it can only go forward, says General Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and UAE Defence Minister.

This is the beginning of many mo >>>


      WORKERS DO NOT HAVE DH20 TO FILE LABOUR COMPLAINT
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      By Diaa Hadid, Staff Reporter Dubai: Dozens of hungry workers who had gathered outside the Labour Ministry yesterday said they could not afford Dh20 to file a complaint against their boss.

They complained that their employer had not paid them for five months. Thirty–seven Indian, Nepalese, Pakistani and >>>


      WORKERS OVER 60 CAN RENEW LABOUR PERMITS
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      By Diaa Hadid, Staff Reporter Dubai: Expatriate workers, who are over 60 years old, can now renew their labour permits until they reach the age of 65, but specialised professionals can continue until 70, according to new rules issued by the Labour and Social Affairs Minister yesterday.

Dr Ali Bin Abdullah Al K >>>


      MIXED MARRIAGES SCARCE AS TERROR BLITZ DIVORCES IRAQIS
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      The Telegraph Group Limited Baghdad: In Muhsan Al Musawi‘s cramped wedding register office, the only difference between Shiite and Sunni used to be a tick on the paperwork.

Thumbing back through his records, he can find scores of marriage certificates where the bridegroom ticked Shiite, and the bride Sun >>>


      MUBARAKS MOMENT OF TRUTH
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      By Duraid Al Baik, Foreign Editor Winning a fifth presidential term was never a problem for Hosni Mubarak,
77. By winning the last four referendums, he became the longest serving president of Egypt since the 1'52 revolution which ended the monarchy.

So another six years in office should not be difficul >>>


      ANDIZHAN TERROR TRIAL NEARS AMID GROWING TENSION
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      Reuters Tashkent: Uzbekistan tomorrow starts the first trial of more than 100 people it blames for a bloody uprising in the city of Andizhan, but many fear President Islam Karimovs authoritarian rule may spark more violence.

Human rights bodies say at least 500 people, including many women and children, were k >>>


      COMPLAINTS REGISTERED WITH POLL PANEL
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      By Neena Gopal Kabul: It may not be Yunous Qanooni, the former presidential challenger but reports from the southern town of Jalalabad, bastion of the Taliban which could do the job.

Afghan Election Women flock to booths to have their say Election fails to enthuse voters Complaints registered with poll panel A >>>


      DONT REDEEM THE PILE OF POLITICAL CHIPS
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      By M.J. Akbar Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singhs government is not unstable. But it is unsettled. Power in Delhi is now an equation in arithmetic.

All you have to do is keep adding some very flexible chips till the pile crosses the magic majority number in the Lok Sabha. And it will be as stable as a pil >>>


      ELECTION FAILS TO ENTHUSE VOTERS
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      By Neena Gopal, Foreign Editor Kabul: Afghanistans first legislative elections in thirty years ran into controversy as polls closed at 4pm yesterday, with the Joint Electoral Management Body (JEMB) refusing to quantify voter turnout.

Afghan Election Women flock to booths to have their say Election fails to ent >>>


      INTERNATIONAL REACTIONS TO N KOREA‘S NUCLEAR DECISION
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      Agencies Washington: Countries around the globe welcomed North Koreas decision on Monday to give up all its nuclear weapons and programmes, however most countries are insisting that the plans are implemented.

South Korea:President Roh Moo–Hyun: "The joint statement has made an important turning poin >>>


      KGB CHARGES DESCRIBED AS ABSURD
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      The Asian Age New Delhi: The Congress Party and the Communist Party of India yesterday dismissed as concocted allegations in a new book on Soviet Intelligence agency KGBs operations in India.

Reacting to the media reports citing the allegations against the Congress and the Communist Party of India (CPI) in the >>>


      MUSHARRAF SETS TERMS FOR ISRAEL TIES
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      Reuters New York: Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf told US Jewish leaders on Saturday that granting the Palestinians statehood would help stop militancy and lead to full diplomatic ties between Pakistan and Israel.

Speaking to the American Jewish Congress at a groundbreaking dinner that opened with the sha >>>


      NEW ORLEANS MAYOR DEFENDS RETURN
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      AP New Orleans: Mayor Ray Nagin defended his plan to return up to 180,000 people to the city within a week and a half, despite concerns about the short supply of drinking water and polluted floodwaters.

Coast Guard Vice Admiral Thad Allen, head of the federal disaster relief effort, said Nagins idea was both e >>>


      NORTH KOREAN NUCLEAR DEAL STRUCK
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      Agencies Seoul: North Korea announced on Monday that it will give up all its nuclear weapons and programmes in exchange for oil, energy aid and security guarantees.

The landmark agreement resulted from the negotiations of a fourth round of six–party talks (China, Russia, South Korea, the US, Japan and th >>>


      PLAN TO REDUCE TROOP NUMBERS IN IRAQ SCRAPPED
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      The Telegraph Group Limited London: Secret plans by the British government to reduce troop numbers in Iraq have been shelved – and there is now no official date for the soldiers withdrawal, The Sunday Telegraph has learned.

The decision comes as ministers prepare to announce an unexpected redeployment of >>>


      RESPONSIBILITY BEGINS AT HOME
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      Musharraf must remember he contributes to Pakistans image as much as anyone else A rape victim has put Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf in the eye of the storm yet again. In summer, he faced widespread criticism when he barred Mukhtaran Mai, subject of a high–profile rape case, from travelling to the >>>


      SCHROEDER REFUSES TO CONCEDE DEFEAT AS MERKEL CLAIMS VICTORY
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      AP Berlin: Conservative challenger Angela Merkel claimed a mandate to form Germanys next government after elections yesterday.

But an exuberant Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder refused to concede defeat after his party did better than expected and insisted that he should lead the next administration.

Merk >>>


      TIMELINE: AFGHANISTAN
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      Reuters Into the final stretch four years later ...

Afghan Election 12m Afghans vote in landmark poll Afghan clashes kill eleven A ballot in the shadow of the bullet Taliban threat looms over today‘s poll From donkeys to helicopters Afghanistan proves a point Timeline: Afghanistan Fact file: Afghanistan >>>


      TURKEY BUS BLAST KILLS 2 AND INJURES 10
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      Agencies Istanbul : An explosion on a bus in southern Turkey overnight killed two people and wounded 10.

The explosion sparked a fire, which was later extinguished, according to police.

The Anatolian news agency said on Monday that the blast occurred in a baggage rack over the passengers‘ seats, >>>


      WOMEN FLOCK TO BOOTHS TO HAVE THEIR SAY
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      Reuters Kandahar: Theres a buzz at the Zarghona Ana school for girls on the baking edge of Afghanistans Registan desert yesterday.

Afghan Election Women flock to booths to have their say Election fails to enthuse voters Complaints registered with poll panel Afghanistan proves a point Timeline: Afghanistan Fact >>>


      HURRIYAT DOVES WAIT FOR CHANGE
      , 19-09-2005
      Srinagar, September 18 : Two weeks after talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the initial euphoria in the camp of Hurriyat doves appears to be giving way to disappointment.

Senior leaders in the camp say the process has fallen midway, as there has been no positive change on the ground.

RELATED ST >>>


      VALLEYS BLOODSHED FINDS VOICE ON CANVAS
      , 19-09-2005
      Srinagar, September 17: Prints of hands dripping blood, snakes around the body of a man surrounded by dinosaurseach painting reveal the hidden trauma of Kashmir. At the lone psychiatric hospital here, men and women inmateshelped by an international voluntary grouphave turned to the canvas in a bid to heal hidden wou >>>


      ‘ADVANI SUFFERING DUE TO HIS OWN PAST ACTION‘
      , 19-09-2005
      Bolpur, West Bengal, September 1': Taking a dig at BJP president L.K. Advani, Textile Minister Sankar Sinh Vaghela said on Monday that the leader was facing the consequences of his actions in the past.

«It is an internal matter of that party. So I should not comment on this. Only I can say that whate >>>


      ‘AMERICANS FUNDED INDIRA TO CURB COMMUNISTS‘
      , 19-09-2005
      Updated: Monday, September 1', 2005 at 1445 hours IST Kolkata, September 1': Veteran CPI–M leader Jyoti Basu today said he was not sure whether the Congress and CPI, which were "friendly" with the former Soviet Union had received funds from the Soviet secret service KGB but the "Americans h >>>


      ‘EVERYTHING DIFFERED IN TAPES, VOICES‘
      , 19-09-2005
      Updated: Sunday, September 18, 2005 at 112' hours IST Chandigarh, September 17: The Central Forensic Sciences Laboratory (CFSL), Chandigarh, on Saturday confirmed that the voice samples of actors Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai do not match those on the controversial tapes sent to the laboratory for analysis by the M >>>


      ‘INDIA ONE OF THE STRONGEST GROWTH STORIES IN GLOBE‘
      , 19-09-2005
      Singapore, September 1': Indian earnings are likely to grow 12–15 per cent a year for three years as investment and consumption surge, with power stocks set to outperform, a fund manager at First State Investments said on Monday.

But a further jump in global crude oil prices and deteriorating public >>>


      ‘IRAN HAS INALIENABLE RIGHT TO NUCLEAR ENERGY‘
      , 19-09-2005
      United Nations, September 18: Declaring that it has an ‘inalienable‘ right to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, Iran has firmly rejected the US–EU demand to stop enriching uranium and offered to engage public and private sectors of other nations in its programme.

Addressing the UN Gen >>>


      SUPERWOMAN DEMENTIEVA KEEPS RUSSIA ON TOP
      , 19-09-2005
      Paris, September 1': France captain Georges Goven did not hesitate when asked the reason for his team‘s 3–2 defeat by Russia in the Fed Cup final at Roland Garros.

‘Elena Dementieva,‘ he told reporters. The combative baseliner was indeed instrumental, winning both singles matches be >>>


      ‘WE WANT SOME CHANGES TO OCCUR IN AMERICA‘
      , 19-09-2005
      New York, September 1': Asserting that it has no intention of developing nuclear weapons and that its uranium enrichment programme was meant for peaceful purposes, Iran has said it would like to have relations on ‘equal and just‘ basis with all countries, including the US.

Both America and Iran >>>


      ADVANI TO QUIT AS BJP HEAD IN DECEMBER
      , 19-09-2005
      Updated: Monday, September 1', 2005 at 021' hours IST Chennai, September 18: Keeping his promise with RSS, L.K. Advani on Sunday announced that he would step down as BJP president after the partys Mumbai national plenary in December but cautioned the Sangh fountainhead that the image of its remote–contro >>>


      AJAY DEVGANS BHOJPURI CONNECTION!
      , 19-09-2005
      Mumbai, September 1': After Bollywood actress Nagma, who was seen in Panditji Batai Na Biyah Kab Hoyee, another Bollywood star is turning to Bhojpuri films. This time, it is none other than Ajay Devgan, who has left everyone stunned by signing a Bhojpuri film, Dharti Kahe Pukaar Ke, produced by Nirmal Jani.

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      AUTO EXPORTS SOAR:TWO–WHEELERS UP '2 PC, CARS 12 PC
      , 19-09-2005
      New Delhi, September 18: The month of August is proving to be a good one for the Indian automobile industry.

While domestic sales managed to recover after taking a hit for two consecutive months in June and July, exports witnessed booming growth.

According to figures released by Society of Indian Auto >>>


      CHANGE OR PERISH, BJP ADVISED
      , 19-09-2005
      Bhopal, September 1': Accusing the BJP of choking the voice of its MPs and destroying internal democracy, former BJP MP Ramanand Singh, who joined Samajwadi Party last week, on Monday said the saffron party will disintegrate if its old policies are not changed.

«Policies of BJP are old. If the >>>


      CHINA WANTS MORE TRADE WITH CANADA: HU JINTAO
      , 19-09-2005
      Vancouver, British Columbia, September 18: Chinese President Hu Jintao on Saturday stressed China‘s desire for increased trade with Canada on a visit to Vancouver, one of North America‘s most Asian–oriented cities and the last major stop on his North American trip.

Hu and Canadian Prime Minis >>>


      CONGRESS SILENT ON PASWAN STAYING IN UPA
      , 19-09-2005
      New Delhi, September 1': The Congress on Monday remained non–committal on whether LJP leader Ramvilas Paswan, who has become part of a Third Front in Bihar Assembly polls, should remain in the UPA or not.

«It is an issue for the national leadership of the UPA to decide,» AICC general secr >>>


      COURTNEY LOVE SENTENCED TO JAIL FOR DRUGS
      , 19-09-2005
      Updated: Saturday, September 17, 2005 at 1321 hours IST Los Angeles, September 17: A Los Angeles judge sentenced rock singer Courtney Love to 180 days in a county jail for drug use in breach of a parole order.

But the former wife of late rock star Kurt Cobain will be able to serve the time at a live–in c >>>


      CYBER CONS, NOT VANDALS, NOW BEHIND VIRUSES: REPORT
      , 19-09-2005
      San Francisco, September 1': Computer hackers seeking financial gain rather than thrills or notoriety are increasingly flooding the Internet with malicious software code, according to a semi–annual report issued on Sunday.

Symantec Corp‘s Internet Security Threat Report said during the first ha >>>


      CYCLONIC STORM MOVES TOWARDS ANDHRA PRADESH
      , 19-09-2005
      Bhubaneswar, September 1': The cyclonic storm centred over the north west Bay of Bengal moved south–westwards and lay close to Kalingapatnam in Andhra Pradesh early this morning, the Cyclone Warning Centre (CWC) here said today.

The CWC forecast widespread rainfall with heavy to very heavy fall at a >>>


      ELIMINATE SUBSIDIES TO MOVE FORWARD IN WTO: INDIA
      , 19-09-2005
      New Delhi, September 17: India on Saturday said it cannot open up its agriculture market further for developed nations unless the US and EU eliminate their trade–distorting subsidies.

"We cannot open our agriculture markets till the billions of dollars of trade–distorting subsidies are elimina >>>


      EMRAAN–TANUSHREE KISS IN CHOCOLATE
      , 19-09-2005
      Updated: Saturday, September 17, 2005 at 1352 hours IST Mumbai, September 17: Just before the release of Chocolate, stories about a hot smooch scene between Emraan Hashmi and Tanushree Dutta in the film were splashed all over the media. The scene was said to have been chopped off. But when the film finally released on >>>


      EXCITED AFGHANS VOTE IN ASSEMBLY POLLS
      , 19-09-2005
      Kabul, September 18: Afghans voted in National Assembly and provincial elections on Sunday for the first time in decades, an event President Hamid Karzai hailed as a defining moment in the nation‘s struggle to rebuild after years of conflict.

Security, especially in the south and east where Taliban insur >>>


      FOR SANGH, ADVANI EXIT SMOOTH END
      , 19-09-2005
      Updated: Monday, September 1', 2005 at 0208 hours IST New Delhi, September 18: Hours after BJP chief L K Advani announced his exit plan, the real force behind the movethe RSSchose to keep a low profile.

RSS spokesman Ram Madhav termed Advanis announcement as an internal matter of the BJP. Asked about Ad >>>


      GATES BUYS MORE BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY CLASS A SHARES
      , 19-09-2005
      Washington, September 17: Microsoft Corp chairman Bill Gates added another 100 shares to his holdings of Berkshire Hathaway Inc Class A stock, according to a US regulatory filing on Friday.

Gates, who became a director at billionaire Warren Buffett‘s company last December, has added 360 Class A shares si >>>


      GLOBAL OIL MAJORS TO SELL LNG TO INDIA
      , 19-09-2005
      New Delhi, September 1': Global oil and gas majors Shell and ConocoPhillips have offered to sell Australian liquefied natural gas (LNG) to India to meeting its growing energy needs, Petroleum Secretary S.C. Tripathi said on Monday.

"ConocoPhillips is selling LNG to South East Asia at a price that is n >>>


      GUJ BJP MLA RAMILABEN DESAI SUSPENDED
      , 19-09-2005
      Updated: Monday, September 1', 2005 at 1013 hours IST Ahmedabad, September 1': Giving clear indication that it would not tolerate any dissident activities, Gujarat BJP on Sunday suspended rebel MLA Ramilaben Desai, who had dashed off a letter to party president L K Advani alleging Chief Minister Narendra Modi w >>>


      HC REJECTS SALMAN PLEA FOR IN–CAMERA TRIAL
      , 19-09-2005
      Mumbai, September 1': The Bombay High Court today rejected the plea of Bollywood actor Salman Khan for an in–camera trial in the hit and run case, in which he is accused of killing one and injuring four, three years ago.

Salman had initially pleaded for holding the entire trial in–camera, but l >>>


      I‘M NOT GOING TO CHANGE MY STYLE: SANIA
      , 19-09-2005
      Kolkata, September 18: Tennis sensation Sania Mirza is hopeful her new–found confidence after a good showing in the US Open can help her claim a second career WTA victory at the $170,000 Sunfeast Open next week.

"It was great to play the fourth round of the US Open. I‘m feeling very good and I >>>


      I WAS TRYING TO MOTIVATE GANGULY: GREG
      , 19-09-2005
      Updated: Monday, September 1', 2005 at 1'36 hours IST Harare, September 1': India coach Greg Chappell said his efforts to motivate captain Sourav Ganguly had been misrepresented as a call for the batsman to stand down as captain.

"It is disappointing that what was a private discussion between >>>


      IBM STARTS SHIPPING LATEST MAINFRAME COMPUTERS
      , 19-09-2005
      San Francisco, September 17: IBM, the world‘s biggest computer company, said it began shipping the latest version of its mainframe computer today, helping drive up revenue as customers switch to the new device.

System z', the ninth generation of IBM‘s modern z–series mainframe, has more t >>>


      INDIA–PAKISTAN TALKS MADE GROUND: MUSHARRAF
      , 19-09-2005
      Islamabad, September 18: India and Pakistan have made considerable progress on resolving various issues, Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has been quoted as saying.

Pakistani media reported on Sunday that Musharraf said both he and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh showed commitment to the peace process begun i >>>


      INDIA COULD EMERGE AS IRON ORE POWERHOUSE: BHP
      , 19-09-2005
      Sydney, September 1': Global mining heavyweight BHP Billiton Ltd./Plc. said on Monday India holds the potential to emerge as the world‘s third top supplier of iron ore to steel mills, but needs to repair its fractured industry.

India already mines more ore than it consumes, meaning it is a net export >>>


      INDIA WANTS TO AVOID ‘CONFRONTATION‘, OPPOSES TAKING IRAN CASE TO UNSC
      , 19-09-2005
      Updated: Monday, September 1', 2005 at 1113 hours IST New Delhi, September 1': India, facing US pressure to take a tougher line on Iran‘s nuclear ambitions, said on Monday it did not want the issue to be reported to the UN Security Council, as sought by Washington.

"Everybody would like to a >>>


      INDIAN BPOS EYE US HEALTHCARE
      , 19-09-2005
      Hyderabad, September 17: Indian business process outsourcing companies involved in healthcare are increasingly eyeing a niche business in the US healthcare sector.

The healthcare sector in the US is undergoing a sea change due to the need for compliance to the Health Insurance Profitability and Accountability >>>


      IT WON‘T BE A ONE–MAN SHOW, SAYS PAES
      , 19-09-2005
      New Delhi, September 18: Multiple Grand Slam champion Leander Paes on Sunday said India‘s Davis Cup campaign was not a one–man show anymore and that the team now had the players who could step up and take the responsibility in all the departments of the game.

The Indian captain said he still had it >>>


      KAL – YESTERDAY AND TOMORROW
      , 19-09-2005
      Mumbai, September 1': CAST: Shiney Ahuja, Chitrangda Singh, Ram Kapoor, Smriti Mishra, Boman Irani, Saurabh Shukla, Deepak Qazir Director: Ruchi Narain Another debut which holds out such promise in its opening sequence, perhaps the most innovative we have seen recently, as well as in the way it sets out the story, >>>


      KHAN NUCLEAR DEALS MALIGNED PAKISTAN: MUSHARRAF
      , 19-09-2005
      Islamabad, September 18: Observing that Pakistan suffered ‘maximum damage‘ from Dr A.Q. Khan‘s nuclear deals, President Pervez Musharraf has said he has no sympathies with the scientist who maligned the country.

Musharraf in his interaction with American journalists at Time magazine headquart >>>


      L.K. ADVANI WATCHES IQBAL
      , 19-09-2005
      Mumbai, September 17: A special screening of Subhash Ghais Iqbal, directed by Nagesh Kuknoor, was held at Films Division, New Delhi for L.K. Advani.

Shreyas Talpade, Shweta and Subhash Ghai were present. Impressed by the film, Advani invited the two actors and Ghai for lunch at his residence the next day. Shr >>>


      LARSEN INK $3.6 BN ALUMINA DEAL WITH UAE‘S DUBAL
      , 19-09-2005
      Dubai, September 18: Dubai Aluminium Co (Dubal) said on Saturday it had signed $3.6 billion deal with Larsen & Toubro for a bauxite mine and alumina refinery and smelter in Orissa.

State–owned Dubal, which has one of the largest aluminium smelters in the world, will have a 74 per cent share in the pr >>>


      MAJOR FIRE AT TRUCK TERMINAL IN NAVI MUMBAI
      , 19-09-2005
      Updated: Monday, September 1', 2005 at 1122 hours IST Mumbai, September 1': A major fire broke out in a truck terminal at Achurde village in CBD area of Navi Mumbai early today, fire brigade sources said.

The fire broke out at 6.45 am and five fire tenders from Panvel and Kalamboli have been rushed to >>>


      MUSHARRAF DENIES MAKING REMARKS ABOUT PAKISTANI WOMEN
      , 19-09-2005
      New York September 17: Under fire at home and abroad for his recent remarks that a lot of Pakistani women were ‘willing to get raped‘ in order to go abroad, President Pervez Musharraf said he never made the comments and they were ‘totally incorrect‘.

He told a gathering of American and >>>


      MUSHARRAF PLAYS SAFE ON ISRAEL RECOGNITION
      , 19-09-2005
      New York , September 1': President Pervez Musharraf has said Pakistan would move ‘carefully‘ on recognising Israel and doing business with it while pointing out that Tel Aviv is a technologically advanced state and Islamabad could benefit from it.

Pakistan would ‘carefully‘ consider >>>


      N– KOREA TO ABANDON NUKE PLANS
      , 19-09-2005
      Updated: Monday, September 1', 2005 at 1351 hours IST Beijing, September 1': North Korea agreed on Monday to give up all of its nuclear weapons and programmes in a landmark agremeent that caps two years of negotiations to defuse a high–stakes crisis.

In exchange, South Korea, the United States, J >>>


      NETAJI COMM LEAVES FOR RUSSIA
      , 19-09-2005
      Kolkata, September 1': The one–man Mukherjee Commission of inquiry into the disappearance of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose left for Delhi on Monday enroute Moscow to ascertain if he had ever stayed in Russia after he went missing in August 1'45.

The Russia visit of the Commission, the first ever att >>>


      NO CRISIS IN THE INDIAN TEAM: BCCI
      , 19-09-2005
      Updated: Monday, September 1', 2005 at 1145 hours IST New Delhi, September 1': The Indian Cricket Board on Sunday dismissed suggestions of a crisis in the national team following the reported spat between captain Sourav Ganguly and coach Greg Chappell.

"There is no question of any crisis," BC >>>


      OPEC RULES OUT CHANGE IN OIL OUTPUT
      , 19-09-2005
      Vienna, September 1': OPEC producers on Monday leaned toward taking no immediate action on extra supply, disappointing consumer countries who were hoping producers can do more to ease inflated energy costs.

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries starts a two–day meeting on Monday that >>>


      PAKISTAN UNLIKELY TO HANG SARABJIT: NATWAR SINGH
      , 19-09-2005
      New Delhi, September 1': Pakistan has indicated to India it will not execute Sarabjit Singh, convicted of spying and a series of bomb blasts, Indian Foreign Minister Natwar Singh said.

Singh said his comments were based on talks between Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistan President Pervez Mus >>>


      PANSCHOLI GRILLED, TARANNUM GETS USED TO JAIL FOOD
      , 19-09-2005
      Updated: Monday, September 1', 2005 at 1015 hours IST September 18: How many times have you been to Deepa Bar? Who went with you to the bar? Do you know Tarannum? How many times have you met Tarannum?

Have you bet on cricket? Did you know that Tarannum used to bet on cricket? These were just some of the qu >>>



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