Manmohan toasts Australian PM for n-deal initiative

New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday toasted Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard for her pathbreaking initiative to start nuclear deal negotiations with India and lavished praises on her for opening "a new chapter" in bilateral ties.

India, Australia recast ties, to start nuke deal talks

New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) In a bold step that opens a new chapter in their bilateral ties, India and Australia Wednesday decided to start negotiations for a civil nuclear deal, that will pave the way for the sale of uranium by Canberra to New Delhi.

Rahul Gandhi denies Chautala's allegations on land

New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Wednesday dismissed as "entirely false, utterly baseless and defamatory" allegations by former chief minister Om Prakash Chautala that his purchase of 6.5 acre land in Haryana was irregular.

Government's prerogative to transfer officials: Congress

New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Transferring bureaucrats was a prerogative of the state government, the Congress said Tuesday in response to a Haryana official being shunted out days after he ordered a probe into a deal between party president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra and realty giant DLF for Rs.58 crore.

Mauritius president to be chief guest at overseas Indians meet

New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Mauritius President Rajkeswur Purryag will be the chief guest at the 11th overseas Indians meet to be held at Kochi in January next, Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi said here Tuesday.

Round Two: Obama, Romney prepare for showdown

Washington, Oct 16 (IANS) With the race to the White House almost too close to call ahead of Tuesday's second presidential debate, President Barack Obama's supporters are hoping he will deliver a "more assertive performance" and gain an edge over Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

On last day, shunted Haryana official cancels DLF-Vadra deal

Chandigarh, Oct 16 (IANS) A senior Haryana official, who has been transferred, cancelled on his last day the mutation of a prime plot in Manesar area of Gurgaon district that was sold by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra's company to realty giant DLF for Rs.58 crore.

PM too has been exposed on row linked to Khurshid NGO fraud: Kejriwal, IAC

New Delhi, Oct.15 (ANI): India Against Corruption (IAC), which is led by civil rights activist Arvind Kejriwal, on Monday decided to suspend its 'sack Khurshid' agitation, but vowed to continue its struggle against a corruption-ridden UPA-II Government led by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Durai Dayanidhi will act legally: Karunanidhi

Chennai, Oct 15 (IANS) Barely hours after a Tamil Nadu court Monday issued non-bailable arrest warrant against Durai Dayanidhi in an illegal quarrying case, DMK president M. Karunanidhi said his grandson will act legally.

Romney closing gender gap

Washington, Oct 16 (IANS) Thanks to growing enthusiasm among women, Republican candidate Mitt Romney now leads President Barack Obama by four percentage points among likely voters in the nation's top battlegrounds, according to a new poll.
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