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Vinod Khanna campaigns in a train

Vinod Khanna campaigns in a trainGurdaspur (Punjab), Apr 28 : Ahead of the last three phases of general elections, the nominees of various parties are trying to woo the voters with every possible trick up their sleeves.

For instance, the actor-turned-politician Vinod Khanna and a candidate of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from Gurdaspur in Punjab campaigned in a train.

The veteran actor has been elected thrice from the Gurdaspur constituency as BJP''s nominee.

Khanna said that he canvassed for votes by travelling in a train since he was keen to learn about the grievances of the commuters.

Bofors case: Quattrocchi no longer on CBI''s most wanted list

Bofors case: Quattrocchi no longer on CBI''s most wanted listNew Delhi, Apr 28 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has removed the name of the lone surviving suspect in the Bofors payoff case Ottavio Quattrocchi from its list of most wanted persons.

The 12-year Interpol Red Corner Notice against the Italian businessman, has been removed from the "Interpol Notices" section of CBI''s website.

The agency''s decision is based on the legal advice of the Attorney General Milon Banerjee. On October 28, last year, Banerjee had described the RCN as " a continued embarrassment."

Petronet LNG Net profit grows 70.24% in Q4

Petronet LNG Net profit grows 70.24% in Q4Petronet LNG, the nation's largest liquefied natural gas importer, has registered 70.24 growth in its net profit to Rs 204.35 crore for the fourth quarter ended March 31.

The company had a net profit of Rs 120.03 crore in the same quarter ended March 2008.

Further, the company's total income also rose to Rs 2,654.88 crore in the quarter, up by 51.47% from Rs 1,752.65 crore in the previous year-ago quarter.

For the full year ended March 31, 2009, the company posted a net profit of Rs 518.44 crore, up 9.22 % as compared with Rs 474.66 crore in the last fiscal.

Anand Sharma reiterates need for equal rights for Lankan Tamils

Anand Sharma reiterates need for equal rights for Lankan TamilsRajkot, Apr 27: Congress spokesman and Minister of State for External Affairs Anand Sharma on Monday reiterated the need for equal rights for Sri Lankan Tamils, saying that they should be helped with a healing touch from a humanitarian angle.

“There is humanitarian situation in Sri Lanka. It is a worrisome issue about Sri Lankan Tamil citizens. India has clearly said one thing that Tamilians living there ought to get full and equal rights,” Anand Sharma said.

Seven killed, 12 injured in Karnataka road mishap

Seven killed, 12 injured in Karnataka road mishapTumk

Priyanka Gandhi asks people to realize the power of their votes

Priyanka Gandhi asks people to realize the power of their votes

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