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October 23, 2009

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Three attacks in Pakistan in one day, 26 killed
A fresh wave of terror gripped Pak when suspected Taliban bombers struck a key air force base, an upmarket restaurant and blew up a bus ferrying a marriage party.

Vasundhara Raje resigns as leader of opposition in Rajasthan
Vasundhara Raje, the leader of opposition in the Rajasthan Assembly, finally handed over her resignation to L K Advani, after defying the party for nearly 3 months.

5-phase Jharkhand assembly polls from Nov 27
Elections to the Jharkhand assembly will be held in five phases from Nov 27 to Dec 18, the Election Commission announced today. Counting of votes is on Dec 23.


Water pipeline falls on train near Mumbai, 2 killed
Two people, including the motorman, were killed after a portion of a water pipeline on the Mulund-Thane route came crashing on a moving local train near Mumbai.

Rs3.5bn for Delhi's infrastructure ahead of Games
Delhi govt has sanctioned the funds for nine projects including those to augment transportation, resurfacing of roads, upgrade of street lighting in time for the Games.


Gold worth Rs 9,000cr gold sold during Diwali week: WGC
Gold worth about Rs 9,000 crore was sold during the Diwali week, 39% more than last year, as demand and the safe haven status of the precious metal beat high prices.

Sensex closes 21 points up, RIL tumbles
The BSE's benchmark Sensex closed flat after a sharp plunge in Reliance Industries, triggered by reports of poor gas find in one of its wells, erased early gains.


India beat Canada 3-1, take 5-0 lead in hockey series
Shivendra Singh scored twice as India defeated Canada 3-1 to extend their lead to 5-0 in the seven-match hockey Test series at Tamanawis Park on Friday.

Trinidad & Tobago to face NSW Blues in Champions League final
Dwayne Bravo struck form with a bludgeoning 34-ball 58 as T&T stretched their unbeaten run to the final of Champions League, thrashing Cape Cobras by 7 wickets.


Shilpa-Raj getting engaged tomorrow
Saturday is an auspicious day and the couple decided to go ahead with the engagement even though Shamita, who is in the Bigg Boss house, won�t be present.

Rs 1 lakh for Salman's towel!
Indians are fast opening up to the idea of bidding for celebrity memorabilia online. A Salman fan paid as much as Rs 1 lakh for his used towel.


Microsoft Windows 7: How much will it cost you
While the Home Basic package could cost about Rs 5800, Windows 7 Ultimate could cost Rs 11000. A user can save about Rs 500-Rs 800 per desktop, says an expert.

Inside Apple's all-new iMacs
Apple has refreshed its iMac line-up, the overhaul coming a day after the company reported stellar Q3 earnings. A look into Apple's redesigned computers.


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