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    Bihar
    Winds of change or status quo?
    PATNA, JAN. 29.As electioneering for the first phase of Assembly elections on February 3 climaxes, the crucial question is: will Laloo Prasad be able to secure another five-year term? As some in the Gaya-Jehanabad-Bhojpur-Arrah belt would ask: ...

    Only caste equations matter here
    JEHANABAD, (BIHAR), JAN. 29. The drive from Patna to Jehanabad on the foggy morning takes about two hours, the 50-km stretch dotted with small villages, dilapidated bridges, potholed highway, yellow mustard fields and recently-sown wheat crop. ...

    Goa
    Goa in for Governor's rule?
    NEW DELHI, JAN. 29. Even though the Bharatiya Janata Party has asserted that the latest developments in Panaji would not affect the stability of the Manohar Parrikar Government in Goa, indications are that the State is in for a spot of the ...

    Kislay kidnap case: 4 women held
    PATNA, JAN. 29. The Bihar police have taken into custody at least four women — all relatives of two criminal gang leaders — in a hope to get a lead in the Kislay kidnapping case.The police first picked up the wife and daughter of ...

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    Haryana
    Congress will put Haryana back on growth path: Sonia
    BHIWANI, JAN. 29. Sensing a popular wave for change or "Parivartan ki lehar" sweeping across Haryana, the Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, today wrapped up her two-day campaign with a promise to put the State back on the path of development it ...

    Himachal Pradesh
    Cold wave tightens grip
    SHIMLA, JAN 29. The intense cold wave sweeping most parts of Himachal Pradesh further tightened its grip as the mid and higher hills had another spell of mild snowfall last night and minimum temperature remained below freezing point. Capital ...

    Jammu & Kashmir
    Long queues outside booths in Baramulla, Sopore
    BARAMULLA/ HANDWARA, JAN. 29. Long queues were seen outside the booths in Baramulla and Sopore today during the first phase of civic elections. The towns in the past have seen a near-total boycott of Assembly and Lok Sabha elections. There was ...

    For peace through theatre
    JAMMU, JAN. 29. A group of 25 Pakistani nationals who see themselves as a part of a peace constituency engaged in promoting amity between India and Pakistan, want to strengthen cultural links between the two countries. The group, which arrived ...

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    Jharkand
    Doctors exempted from election duties
    RANCHI, JAN. 29. The Election Commission today endorsed the proposal to exempt doctors from election duties in Jharkhand. Talking to mediapersons here today, the Chief Secretary of Jharkhand, P. P. Sharma, said that acting upon the State ...

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    Pondicherry
    Pondy Archdiocese lends a helping hand to tsunami-hit people
    PONDICHERRY, JAN. 29. The Archdiocese of Pondicherry, comprising the Pondicherry and Karaikal regions and Cuddalore and Villupuram districts, has expressed its solidarity with those affected by the December 26 tsunami. It has taken steps, ...

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    Rajasthan
    Police restrained from conducting post mortem
    JAIPUR, JAN. 29.The Rajasthan High Court today asked the police authorities in the State capital not to carry out post mortem on the body of Chandrakala, a former MLA, who died here on Monday last, till February 1. Dr.Chandrakala, a disciple of ...

    Uttar Pradesh
    Slain MLA's wife demands CBI inquiry
    LUCKNOW, JAN 29. Puja Pal, wife of slain BSP MLA Raju Pal, has appealed to the Uttar Pradesh Governor, T.V. Rajeswar, and the Chief Minister, Mulayam Singh Yadav, for a CBI inquiry into the murder of her husband in Allahabad on January 25. In ...

    Uttaranchal
    Tiwari assurance on delimitation
    DEHRA DUN, JAN. 29. The Uttaranchal Chief Minister, Narain Dutt Tiwari, has assured his party MLAs that he would take up the issue of fresh delimitation of State Assembly constituencies with the Election Commission. The Congress MLAs led by the ...

    West Bengal
    Basu and a different ballgame
    KOLKATA, JAN. 29. It was a different ballgame altogether, unlike the one he knew for more than 28 years: the former West Bengal Chief Minister, Jyoti Basu, was captain of a football team in his youth, much before he spearheaded one of ...



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