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Rane asked to prove majority by March 4
PANAJI, FEB. 7. The Goa Governor, S.C. Jamir, has asked the Chief Minister, Pratapsinh Rane, who was sworn in on February 2, to seek a vote of confidence on the floor of the Assembly on or before March 4. Sebastian Zumvu, Officer on Special ...
Batticaloa LTTE leader killed
COLOMBO, FEB. 7.A key eastern political wing leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), E. Kousalyan, was killed in an ambush this evening, along with five other LTTE cadres. Mr. Kousalyan, political wing leader for the ...
Court notice on unsolicited calls on cell phones
NEW DELHI, FEB. 7. The Supreme Court today took note of the menace of unsolicited phone calls on mobile phones by issuing notice to the cellular companies and five private banks, among others. The notice was issued on a public interest petition ...
Kalam fine after treatment for shoulder injury
NEW DELHI, FEB. 7. The President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, underwent a "non-invasive" procedure today at the Army Hospital Research and Referral Centre to set right his fractured shoulder. "This morning, under short general anaesthesia, closed ...
``Venue is for cricket boards to decide''
NEW DELHI, FEB. 7. The Government of India feels that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) should sort out the difference of opinion on playing a Test match in Ahmedabad during the coming ...
Sania capable of handling anyone
HYDERABAD, FEB. 7. There's a distinct strut to Sania Mirza these days. That's not necessarily a bad thing; not if she continues to play the way she did in her doubles match on Monday. Sania looked super-confident indeed, she seemed to ...
U.K. proposes tough immigration controls
LONDON, FEB. 7. The British Government on Monday announced new tough immigration controls to check what it called the "abuse'' of the system as the issue climbed on top of the domestic agenda ahead of a general election, expected in May. Under ...
Economy to grow at 6.9 p.c. in 2004-05
NEW DELHI, FEB. 7.A sharp dip anticipated in the growth rate of agricultural production is likely to bring down the overall economic growth, as measured by the gross domestic product (GDP), to 6.9 per cent during the current fiscal as compared to ...
Pop singer being deported
MUMBAI, FEB. 7. Norwegian pop singer of Iranian origin, Negar Khan, was today held for alleged violation of visa norms and is being deported by the Mumbai police. She had come to India on a visitor's visa, but was found to be doing commercial ...
AIDS vaccine likely in eight years: Minister
NEW DELHI, FEB. 7. India today began human clinical trial of an investigational vaccine designed to prevent Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection and Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). The first preventive AIDS vaccine trial is ...
Duplicate mark sheets for tsunami-hit students
NEW DELHI, FEB. 7. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will issue duplicate mark sheets and certificates for the tsunami-affected students free of cost and without producing any certificate or affidavit. The CBSE has decided to ...
Six ITBP jawans killed, eight missing
SRINAGAR, FEB. 7. Six jawans of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police have been killed and eight missing in an avalanche as heavy rain and snow lashed the Kashmir Valley for the last two days. With the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway closed and all ...
Tehelka: CBI files 2 more cases
NEW DELHI, FEB. 7. The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered two more cases relating to the Tehelka issue under Sections 9 and 10 of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. While the first case was registered against a retired Lt-Colonel ...
Police stations, hospital hit in Iraq
BAGHDAD, FEB. 7. Militants struck at Iraqi police forces with a suicide bomb, a car bomb and mortars in Mosul and Baqouba on Monday, killing at least 30 persons as they pressed their campaign to undermine the nation's fledgling security forces. ...
BJP for Central forces in sensitive booths in Bihar
NEW DELHI, FEB. 7. In a memorandum to the Election Commission, the Bharatiya Janata Party has suggested the deployment of Central security forces inside sensitive polling booths in Bihar and not merely for general patrolling. The party has ...
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