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    Manmohan promises all help to tsunami-hit in Andamans
    PORT BLAIR, JAN. 8.The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, today visited the Andaman and Nicobar Islands to see for himself the extent of devastation caused by the December 26 tsunami tidal waves. A visibly moved Dr. Singh extended the Centre's ...

    Is Prabakaran dead or alive?
    COLOMBO, JAN. 8.The Tamil Tiger chief, Velupillai Prabakaran, and his intelligence chief, Pottu Amman, are among the dead or missing after the December 26 tsunami disaster, the Sri Lankan state radio said today. But the rebels immediately denied ...

    `Job guarantee can help fight under-nourishment'
    NEW DELHI, JAN. 8. Broadening the debate over the proposed job guarantee scheme, Professor Amartya Sen has said that the elimination of under-nourishment requires a broad social package in which the greater public provision of healthcare and ...

    Order on Acharya's bail plea tomorrow
    NEW DELHI, JAN. 8.The Supreme Court will give its verdict on Monday on the special leave petition filed by the Kanchi Sankaracharya, Sri Jayendra Saraswathi, seeking bail in the Sankararaman murder case. A three-Judge Bench headed by the Chief ...

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    India's poor need a radical package: Amartya Sen
    IF THE Manmohan Singh Government is serious about ending the chronic under-nutrition that so many poor Indians suffer from, it needs to think seriously about the public provision of basic healthcare, nutritional support for children and income sup port for the unemployed poor, says Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen in an exclusive interview to Siddharth Varadarajan of The Hindu.

    Five MLAs resign
    PATNA, JAN. 8.To avoid disqualification, five Janata Dal (United) MLAs today resigned their membership of the Bihar Assembly. They had shifted their loyalties in the Assembly elections. ...

    Patna jailor threatened
    PATNA, JAN. 8.The Rashtriya Janata Dal MP, Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav, today threatened the Patna Central Jail jailor, Bhola Singh, with dire consequences for not allowing his visitors to meet him. Mr. Singh has lodged a formal complaint ...

    266 fishermen return
    VADODARA, JAN. 8.A total of 266 Indian fishermen, released from Pakistan prisons as part of the bilateral confidence building measures, returned home today. Handed over to the Indian Army at the Wagah border post on Thursday, they were taken to ...

    Militant killed, encounter ends
    SRINAGAR, JAN. 8. The 26-hour-long encounter between the security forces and the two militants of the Al-Mansooreen ended here this evening. The Inspector-General of Police, Kashmir Zone, Javed Mukhdoomi told The Hindu that the operation ...

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