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NEWS ANALYSIS
BJP looking for electoral miracle
NEW DELHI, JAN. 20. It is election time again and the Bharatiya Janata Party, still recovering from the wounds inflicted by the defeat in the Lok Sabha elections and the Maharashtra Assembly election that followed, is looking for some balm. But ...

`UPA must take pro-people steps for stable tenure'
NEW DELHI, JAN. 20. The Communist Party of India (Marxist) today asserted that it was up to the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) to ensure that its Government had a stable tenure by taking pro-people steps in the Common Minimum Programme and by ...

EC defers decision on Godhra report
NEW DELHI, JAN. 20. The Election Commission today deferred its decision on whether the release of the Justice U.C. Banerjee report on the Godhra train tragedy on the eve of the Assembly elections in Bihar, Jharkhand and Haryana violated the ...

I have nothing to do with Banerjee report, says Somnath
KOLKATA, JAN. 20. The Lok Sabha Speaker, Somnath Chatterjee, today refuted the charges of the West Bengal BJP about his ``close relationship'' with Justice Umesh Chandra Banerjee, who has investigated the Godhra incident, saying that he had ...

Supreme Court allows Centre to amend Competition Act
NEW DELHI, JAN. 20. The Supreme Court today allowed the Centre to bring amendments to the Competition Commission Act as suggested by it, viz. that the Chairperson of the Competition Commission of India (CCI) would be an expert and not a judge, ...

India, Chile sign agreement
NEW DELHI, JAN. 20. India and Chile signed a framework agreement for economic cooperation today that will lead to a Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) this year . The idea was to eventually agree on a Comprehensive Economic Cooperation ...

Zahira's grandmother makes surprise appearance
MUMBAI, JAN. 20.The grandmother of Zahira Sheikh, the key witness in the Best Bakery Case, made a surprise appearance in the special court while Zahira was being cross-examined. The old woman was made to return without letting her utter a word, ...

All but one acquitted in Niyogi murder case
NEW DELHI, JAN. 20. The Supreme Court today acquitted five of the six accused, including two industrialists, in the case of murder of Shankar Guha Niyogi, Bhilai's most famous trade union leader. However, the court awarded life imprisonment to ...

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