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With perfect launch, Chandrayaan heads for the moon
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Oct 22 (IANS) A perfect launch sent Chandrayaan-1 on an epic voyage of discovery to the moon Wednesday morning, marking a giant scientific leap for India.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008 5:48:04 PM

India to Sri Lanka: Protect Tamil civilians at all costs
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) With Tamil Nadu MPs creating an uproar in parliament over the military offensive in Sri Lanka, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday again reminded Colombo of the need for finding a 'political solution' to the ethnic conflict and to ensure the safety of Tamil civilians caught in the crossfire.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008 5:46:46 PM

Now a parliamentary committee to meet Millennium Development Goals
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) A parliamentary committee comprising 30 MPs was formed Wednesday to ensure that the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), which India aims to achieve along with the rest of the world, are met by 2015.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008 5:42:27 PM

Steel wire prices down by 20 percent
Kolkata, Oct 22 (IANS) Prices of steel wires have gone down by nearly 20 percent in the last six weeks due to a fall in demand, a top official of the Steel Wire Manufacturers Association of India said here Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008 5:42:10 PM

Chief justice expresses concern for violence-hit Mumbaikars
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday expressed concern over the plight of the common man in Mumbai who is caught in the mayhem caused by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) activists to protest the arrest of party chief Raj Thackeray.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008 5:41:53 PM

Lok Sabha adjourned for the day after four interruptions
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) The Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day Wednesday after four interruptions on the attacks on north Indians in Mumbai and what the Left parties perceived as the 'neglect' of Kerala in the supply of foodgrain.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008 5:40:59 PM

For Chandrayaan launch, weather gods relented at last moment
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Oct 22 (IANS) Hopes of launching India's first moon mission Chandrayaan-1 were almost given up in the final phase of countdown early Wednesday as the weather gods played truant till the last hours before relenting, a top space official said here.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008 5:27:53 PM

Jitters continue, Indian equities markets close in red
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) After two successive days of gains, Indian equities markets once again closed in the red Wednesday following weak global cues and general nervousness, analysts said.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008 5:27:28 PM

Darjeeling hit by transport strike
Siliguri, Oct 22 (IANS) Traffic movement on two key national highways in West Bengal's Darjeeling district, including one considered the lifeline to Sikkim, was affected Wednesday as a 72-hour transport strike called by Left wing trade union Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) came into force.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008 5:27:08 PM

Thackeray gets bail, minutes after getting jail
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) A court in the Maharashtra town of Kalyan Wednesday sent Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray to jail till Nov 5 and gave him bail minutes later on a surety of Rs.15,000. Soon after, Thackeray also got bail in two other cases pending against him.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008 5:26:04 PM

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