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Manmohan heads 68-member Ministry
NEW DELHI, MAY 22. India has a new Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, the first man ever from a minority community to hold the highest political office in the land. Dr. Singh became the 14th person to take oath as Prime Minister today. The ...

CPI(M) likely to accept Lok Sabha Speaker's post
NEW DELHI, MAY 22.The Left parties will meet here tomorrow to take a decision on the Congress offer of the Lok Sabha Speaker's post to the Communist Party of India (Marxist) Parliamentary Party leader, Somnath Chatterjee. Senior CPI(M) leaders, ...

Pakistan back in C'wealth
LONDON, MAY 22.The Commonwealth today readmitted Pakistan, welcoming the country's progress on democratic reforms since a military coup more than four years ago. AP ...

Indian nationals held at Bangladesh airport
DHAKA, MAY 22.Bangladesh authorities arrested five Indian nationals from a plane at the Zia International Airport on Saturday for a "suspicious stopover" here. Airport officials said they flew to Dhaka from Hong Kong by a Biman Bangladesh ...

Car bomb blast in Iraq
BAGHDAD, MAY 22.A car bomb exploded today in front of the home of an Iraqi Deputy Interior Minister, injuring him and killing at least five persons, including four policemen. Abdul-Jabbar Youssef al-Sheikhli, Deputy Minister in charge of ...

Blackout in Bihar
PATNA, MAY 22. Darkness prevailed for over an hour-and-a-half in Bihar tonight as the super grid of the State Electricity Board, situated at Biharshariff in Nalanda district, suddenly collapsed. The supply to the main townships was restored after ...

Top militant arrested
SRINAGAR, MAY 22.Security forces today apprehended the self-styled operations-cum-publicity chief of the Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen here, while two militants of the Muslim Janbaz Force surrendered immediately after sneaking in from across the border ...

45 killed in road accident
GUWAHATI, MAY 22.Forty-five people were killed and 16 injured, some of them seriously, when a bus fell into a gorge about 8 km off Itanagar this morning. The dead included 20 women and 12 children. The Superintendent of Police, Papumpara ...

Sunstroke toll
BHUBANESWAR, MAY 22.The toll due to sunstroke in Orissa has increased to eight on Saturday as most parts of the State continued to experience heatwave conditions. The Revenue Department has so far received reports of about 88 alleged ...



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