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Over 500 poll observers
NEW DELHI, JAN. 3. The Election Commission today decided to appoint 421 General Observers and 80 Expenditure Observers for the coming elections in Bihar, Haryana and Jharkhand. The Commission today held a meeting for the observers who were ...

"De-bureaucratise scientific institutions"
AHMEDABAD, JAN. 3. The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, today announced the Government's commitment for "de-bureaucratisation" of scientific institutions and asked scientists and technologists to rise to the task of addressing the problems of ...

Dixit leaves foreign policy void that is hard to fill
NEW DELHI, JAN.3. A hard-nosed strategist with a keen sense of diplomatic history, J.N. Dixit was arguably the most important player in the foreign policy establishment of the Manmohan Singh Government. While the day-to-day conduct of diplomacy ...

R-Day celebrations may be scaled down
NEW DELHI, JAN. 3. An all-party meeting, to be chaired by the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, on Friday, will consider scaling down the Republic Day celebrations following the immense loss of lives in the tsunami disaster, according to Defence ...

Support to UPA Government is not unconditional: Buddhadeb
KOLKATA, JAN. 3. The Chief Minister, Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, said here today that the CPI (M) had decided to support the Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre out of ``political compulsion'' as there was no other way to keep the BJP out of ...

Notice to Centre, Mayawati
NEW DELHI, JAN. 3.The Supreme Court today issued notice to the Centre and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president, Mayawati, on a petition from Bishan Kaur, mother of the party leader, Kanshiram, seeking to meet her son and provide him better ...

Zahira's denial
NEW DELHI, JAN. 3.The Best Bakery case key witness Zahira Sheikh has told the Supreme Court that no affidavit sworn by her was filed in the court. This was in response to the notice to her on an application filed by Teesta Setalvad seeking CBI ...

Militant held
SRINAGAR, JAN. 3.The district commander of the Jaish-e-Mohammad for Pulwama, Sajjad Ahmed Bhat, was arrested from a hospital here. He was involved in a number of attacks on the security ...

Paswan denies tie-up
NEW DELHI, JAN. 3.The Lok Janshakti Party president, Ram Vilas Paswan, today denied reports that talks were under way between the party and the Janata Dal (United) for a tie-up for Biharelections. — ...

Thick fog
NEW DELHI, JAN. 3.A thick blanket of fog engulfed most parts of North India, including the national capital today, throwing air and rail traffic out of gear and causing two road accidents which claimed 17 lives. — ...

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