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Sunday, October 8, 2006, Chandigarh, India
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New infrastructure policy soon: PM
New Delhi, October 7
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today assured a new investor-friendly policy soon to meet India's requirement of around $320 billion for infrastructure development, particularly in railways, roads, port and power, over the next six years.
Business page: Chidambaram calls pvt players to invest in infrastructure




Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in a pensive mood during the conference on “Building infrastructure: challenges and opportunities” at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in a pensive mood during the conference on “Building infrastructure: challenges and opportunities” at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi

Dengue hits Armymen, toll mounts
New Delhi, October 7
Dengue has spread its tentacles beyond the civilian population. After AIIMS, it is now the turn of the Research Hospital and Base Hospital in Delhi Cantonment to provide treatment to 10 Armymen and their families.

Delhi page: Another 80 cases of dengue, death toll 19
Chandigarh page: 52 confirmed cases of dengue in city


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Tharanga (105) powers Sri Lanka to victory
Mohali, October 7
It was tipped to be a contest among unequals as the inaugural match of the Champions Trophy against Bangladesh was expected to be a cakewalk for Sri Lanka. But the script did not unfold along the expected lines. Though Sri Lanka were able to emerge winners, Bangladesh proved valiant opponents and made the former World Cup winners work hard for victory.

Sri Lankan batsman Upul Tharanga looks heavenwards after completing his century against Bangladesh during the first cricket match of the ICC Champions Trophy in Mohali Sri Lankan batsman Upul Tharanga (centre) looks heavenwards after completing his century against Bangladesh during the first cricket match of the ICC Champions Trophy in Mohali on Saturday. Sri Lanka won the match by 37 runs.
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Kidwai accepts Venod Sharma’s resignation
Chandigarh, October 7
The Haryana Governor, Dr A.R. Kidwai, has accepted the resignation of the power and Public Works Minister, Mr Venod Sharma, facing hostility from his political detractors following reports of a sting operation alleging that he influenced witnesses in the Jessica Lall murder case in which his son, Manu, is the main accused.

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This image of Mars obtained on Friday from NASA shows a view of the Victoria crater looking north from “Duck Bay” towards the dramatic promontory called “Cape Verde”. The dramatic cliff of layered rocks is about 50 m away from the rover and is about 6 m tall. This photo was taken by the panoramic camera on NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. — AFP

Indian sailor dies, 9 missing in freighter mishap
Tokyo, October 7
An Indian sailor died and nine others were missing after a freighter with 25 Indians in its crew caught fire and ran aground in stormy weather off the coast of eastern Japan. (Details on World page)

Police moves SC against death penalty
New Delhi, October 7
The police administration has approached the Supreme Court, challenging the death penalty awarded to two brothers who are scheduled to be hanged on October 16 for killing four members of a family, including two children in 2000.

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