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India will miss fiscal deficit target, says Plan panel
Bangalore, Oct 30 (IANS) The government is unlikely to meet the 3.1 percent fiscal deficit target set for this fiscal due to excess borrowings to meet contingencies, Planning Commission deputy chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said here Thursday.

Thursday, October 30, 2008 8:06:08 PM

First batches of Haj pilgrims leave, visa trouble for some
New Delhi/Hyderabad/Lucknow, Oct 30 (IANS) The first of India's 168,000 Haj pilgrims from across the country left for the holy city of Madina in Saudi Arabia Thursday. There was, however, some disappointment too, as some prospective Haj pilgrims were unable to catch the first flight due to a delay in approval of their visas.

Thursday, October 30, 2008 8:05:34 PM

Uma Bharati's party offers Pragya election ticket
Bhopal, Oct 30 (IANS) Uma Bharati's Bharatiya Jan Shakti (BJS) party Thursday announced it was ready to offer an election ticket to Hindu activist Pragya Singh Thakur, currently arrested for her alleged role in the bomb blasts in Gujarat and Maharashtra last month.

Thursday, October 30, 2008 7:37:24 PM

It's a mental battle for us now, says Stuart Clark
New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Australian fast bowler Stuart Clark Thursday said it would be a mental battle for his team in the third Test against India in the remaining three days.

Thursday, October 30, 2008 7:36:58 PM

West Bengal on alert after Assam blasts
Kolkata, Oct 30 (IANS) The West Bengal government sounded an alert in the entire state and asked police to keep a close watch on the security scenario after Thursday's serial bombings in neighbouring Assam.

Thursday, October 30, 2008 6:52:21 PM

Family of Sep 13 blast's Kashmiri victim gets compensation
New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) For Ghulam Hassan, the pain of losing his brother in the Sep 13 blast in the capital will never go away. But the migrant from Jammu and Kashmir is a relieved man after receiving Thursday the compensation cheques in the name of his mother, his widowed sister-in-law and fixed deposit for his niece.

Thursday, October 30, 2008 6:52:00 PM

Religare Enterprises plans Rs.18 bn 2:3 rights issue
Chennai, Oct 30 (IANS) The New Delhi based integrated financial services group Religare Enterprises Limited (REL) has decided to go ahead with a two for three rights issue despite dismal market conditions, a company spokesperson said here Thursday.

Thursday, October 30, 2008 6:51:37 PM

Pakistani couple visit graves of their five children
Panipat (Haryana), Oct 30 (IANS) Tears welled up in Rana Shaukat Ali's eyes as the bus in which he was travelling screeched to a halt at Diwana station. One and a half years ago, it was there that an explosion killed five of the six children of this Pakistani trader.

Thursday, October 30, 2008 6:51:16 PM

Orchid Chemicals to acquire US pharma firm
Chennai, Oct 30 (IANS) The city-based bulk drug major Orchid Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals will increase its stake in the American drug discovery and development company Diakron Inc to 51 percent this quarter.

Thursday, October 30, 2008 6:50:54 PM

Haryana to purchase 1,000 new buses
Chandigarh, Oct 30 (IANS) To augment and modernise its existing fleet of buses and infrastructure, Haryana Roadways has decided to purchase 1,000 new buses by the end of 2012.

Thursday, October 30, 2008 6:50:31 PM

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