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October 08, 2009

Top Headlines

Blast near Indian embassy in Kabul, 12 dead
A suicide bomber blew up his car outside the Indian embassy in the Afghan capital killing at least 12 people and leaving 83 wounded, including three ITBP jawans.

IAF to deploy commandos in choppers flying in Naxal-hit areas
The IAF said it will deploy its commandos to defend its helicopters and men on board in Naxal-infested areas to carry out operation against the Maoists.

German writer Herta Mueller wins 2009 Nobel prize for literature
The German writer was honored for work that 'with concentration of poetry and frankness of prose, depicts landscape of the dispossessed', Swedish Academy said.


Commonwealth Games' delegates take stock in Delhi
Commonwealth Games Associations' delegates are going around the city inspecting the 10 venues. About 71 Commonwealth countries are to visit all the Games venues.

2 arrested for blackmailing girl over obscene MMS
Accused Ravindra Kumar and Vikram Kumar have been arrested for allegedly blackmailing a college girl of Ajmer district after obtaining an "obscene" MMS of hers.


Jet CEO Prock-Schauer steps down, Kardassis to take over
Chief Executive Officer Wolfgang Prock-Schauer has put in his papers and Nikos Kardassis, who heads the airline's US operations, will take over as acting CEO.

Inflation falls to 0.70% on easing food prices
Inflation fell to 0.70% for the week ending September 26 from 0.83% in the previous week on slight easing of food prices over the week.


Dhoni fined for non-registration of car
Team India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been fined for delay in registration of his new Hummer H2 luxury sports utility vehicle.

Nadal enters China Open quarter-finals
Top seed Rafa Nadal battled through a tricky second round tie against American James Blake to reach the quarter-finals of the China Open.


Salman wants Katrina's clone
Salman is all set to make a Parisian love story, produced by his sister Alvira, for which he is looking for an actress who looks exactly like Katrina Kaif.

Amitabh approached Sanjay for 'Aladin'
Director Sujoy Ghosh says that it was Amitabh Bachchan who approached Sanjay Dutt to play Ringmaster for the film 'Aladin'.


IBM accused of killing competition
The Justice Department is looking into allegations that IBM Corp has abused its dominant position in the market for mainframe computers.

Dell to close plant, lay off 905
Dell said it will close a desktop computer manufacturing plant in Winston-Salem, by the end of January. 905 people will be laid off, with around 600 to be let go next month.


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