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    Battle for Bihar Muslim vote rises to a new high
    NEW DELHI, FEB. 9. With hardly a week left for the second round of polling in Bihar, the battle for the Muslim minority vote between the ruling Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the Ram Vilas Paswan-led Lok Janshakthi Party (LJP) is fast becoming ...

    Nepal: India to base response on Maoist factor
    BANGALORE, FEB. 9. India today said its response to the recent developments in Nepal would be dictated by the clout of the Maoists agitating against the abolition of monarchy in the Himalayan kingdom. "There is extremist activity in a large ...

    Protesters allege police hand in attack
    NEW DELHI, FEB. 9. Social activists, academicians, teachers and students today came out in support of S.A.R. Geelani who was shot at in the capital on Tuesday evening. Some students and activists, including the Booker Prize winner, Arundhati ...

    India studying points raised by Pakistan on Baglihar
    NEW DELHI, FEB. 9. India is examining the technical and legal aspects of the points raised by Pakistan before sending a reply to the World Bank on the controversial 450 MW Baglihar hydropower dam in Jammu and Kashmir. Last week, Pakistan ...

    Cabinet nod for second phase of Tax Information Network
    NEW DELHI, FEB. 9. Even as monitoring is set to be far stricter by way of closer scrutiny, life is likely to be much simpler for employers and employees alike in the issuance of TDS (tax deducted at source) and filing of income-tax returns each ...

    Court notice to Minister
    NEW DELHI, FEB. 9.A City Court today issued summons to the Union Tourism Minister, Renuka Choudhary, in connection with the alleged assault by her of a policeman in January 1993. She was asked to appear in the court on March 15. — ...

    `Need for inundation hazard maps to meet tsunami threat'
    HYDERABAD, FEB. 9. The tsunami waves that battered the Nagappattinam coast on December 26 within a few hours of an earthquake off the Sumatra coast were more than 17-foot high, a study has concluded. The study, which measured the tsunami ...

    `No bargaining on unification of CPI, CPI(M)'
    KOLKATA, FEB. 9. There should be no "bargaining'' on the subject of unification of the two communist parties which is now being sought by "those who had once called us splitters,'' general secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), ...

    "It is Anara"
    CHANDIGARH, FEB. 9. Scientists at the Central Forensic Science Laboratory here have concluded that the girl in the pornographic CD sent by the Jammu and Kashmir police was Anara Gupta, sources said today. — PTI ...

    Will there be more under the Goondas Act?
    CHENNAI, FEB. 9. The number of accused in the Sankararaman murder case who have also been detained under the Goondas Act has now touched 16. The special investigation team, which probed the murder of the Kancheepuram Varadarajaperumal temple ...

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