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    Oommen Chandy is new Kerala Chief Minister
    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, AUG. 30. The ruling United Democratic Front convener and Congress leader, Oommen Chandy, will be the 19th Chief Minister of Kerala. The Governor, R.L. Bhatia, will administer the oath of officeto him at the Raj Bhavan at ...

    Karnataka to withdraw cases against Uma Bharti
    BANGALORE, AUG. 30. The Karnataka Government has decided to withdraw, in the public interest, all the cases registered against the former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, Uma Bharti. The Karnataka High Court was informed of the decision today by ...

    No rethink on river links project: Centre
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 30. The Centre today informed the Supreme Court that it had decided, in principle, to continue with the Interlinking of Rivers Project initiated by the Vajpayee Government in 2002. Making this submission, the ...

    Law on SSI
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 30. The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, today said a single law was being worked out for the small scale industry to help free it from the ``Inspector Raj.'' UNI ...

    GoM on reservation
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 30.The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, has constituted a Group of Ministers (GoM) to examine the issue of reservation for socially and economically backward classes in the private sector. PTI ...

    SC notice to Bihar
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 30. The Supreme Court today issued notice to the Bihar Government on a petition filed by the RJD MP, Mohammad Shahbuddin, seeking bail in a case pertaining to the abduction and suspected murder of a CPI-ML (Liberation) activist. ...

    Interlinking of rivers
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 30.The Centre today informed the Supreme Court that it would continue with the work of interlinking of rivers and the issue would be "reviewed" by the Cabinet next month. PTI ...

    50 students held in Manipur
    IMPHAL, AUG. 30. About 50 students were arrested here today while attempting to hand over textbooks to the Manipur Governor, S.S. Sidhu, demanding the lifting of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act. PTI ...

    AR jawans examined
    IMPHAL, AUG. 30. The C. Upendra Commission probing the death of Manorama Devi in Manipur today began examining four Assam Rifles personnel, accused of raping and killing the woman. ...

    UNESCO award blocked
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 30. A prestigious UNESCO award for the controversial former NCERT Director, J.S. Rajput, has been blocked by the Human Resources Development Ministry. PTI ...

    Pak. invites Hurriyat for talks
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 30. In an apparent attempt to give credence to the Tehrek-e-Hurriyat-e-Kashmir, led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Pakistan has invited Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, the JKLF leader, Yaseen Malik, and Shabir Shah to meet its Foreign Minister, ...

    Over 4 lakh pilgrims visit Amarnath cave
    PAHALGAM, AUG. 30. The Amarnath Yatra concluded peacefully today, coinciding with Sharavan Purnima and Raksha Bandhan. Over four lakh pilgrims, a record, are said to have paid obeisance to the ice lingam at the cave, situated 13,500 ...

    SBI hikes home loan rates
    NEW DELHI, AUG. 30. The State Bank of India today hiked fixed interest rates on home loans by 0.25-0.50 per cent while keeping the floating interest rates intact. ...



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