KOLKATA - Railway Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Wednesday said that her party plans to undertake a trust building exercise in West Bengal's Maoist-affected areas ahead of next year's assembly election.

NEW DELHI - External Affairs Minister S.M.

NEW DELHI - India Wednesday asked Pakistan for details of the judicial commission it plans to send here to verify statements of officials who recorded the confessional of Ajmal Amir Kasab, the 26/11 terror convict, and ruled out their cross-examination.

MUMBAI - Pakistani terrorist Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab Wednesday remained absent for the proceedings of the Bombay High Court where arguments on confirming his death sentence are going on.

MELBOURNE - Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard Wednesday dismissed as "stupid and wrong" a trade union leader's remarks that the Sep 11, 2001 terror attacks in the US were a conspiracy.
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