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Sunday, October 15, 2006, Chandigarh, India
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UN slaps sanctions on N. Korea
United Nations, October 14
After five days of intense negotiations, the United Nations Security Council today unanimously imposed non-military sanctions on North Korea to punish it for testing a nuclear device on Monday and warned it against repeating such an act in future.

World page: North Korean nuclear test won’t hit India’s interests

Middlemen indispensible in defence deals, says PM
Dr Manmohan SinghOn Board Air India One, October 14
Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh today said that the country’s defence purchases cannot take place without the assistance of middlemen associated with the defence industries.

Indo-Pak Foreign Secys’ talks in November
New Delhi, October 14
The much-awaited India, Pakistan Foreign Secretaries' talks will take place here early next month. The exact dates are yet to be set, but this correspondent understands that the talks are expected to take place towards the end of the first week of November.

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Protest against Straw’s remarks on veil
Blackburn (UK), October 14
A handful of protesters today demonstrated outside the office of British Cabinet minister and former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw to denounce his remarks about Muslim women, who veil their faces.

A Muslim woman wearing a veil, protests outside a constituency meeting with Britain's Leader of the House of Commons Jack Straw, in Blackburn, northern England

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2 more die of dengue in Delhi
New Delhi, October 14
Two more dengue deaths in Delhi in the last 24 hours have increased the nationwide dengue toll to 94. While one dengue death has been reported from the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences, the other has been reported from Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital.

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Paddy growers, agents make hay
Chandigarh, October 14
Commission agents and paddy growers never had it so good as the rice belt of Haryana witnesses a unique phenomenon this year. Millers are paying from their pocket to commission agents and farmers for paddy being purchased on behalf of government agencies.

Recovery of stamp duty unjustified: Randhawa
Hoshiarpur, October 14
The government would reconsider imposing stamp duty on farmers who had taken agriculture loans, Mr Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, talking to The Tribune, said here today. He would take up the matter with the Chief Minister.
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Hijacker keeps promise, meets pilot after 25 yrs
Mumbai, October 14
An Air India pilot, Umesh Saxena, today again came face to face with an ex-mercenary who had hijacked the plane he was flying 25 years ago. Peter Duffy, who met Saxena at his home here, had threatened to kill him and 79 other passengers on the fateful day of November 25, 1981, when he hijacked a Boeing 707 from the Seychelles airport.

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