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    Bihar schoolchildren take to the streets
    PATNA, JAN. 28. Several schoolchildren today braved inclement weather and staged a demonstration before the Raj Bhavan here. They later called on the Bihar Governor, Buta Singh, and urged him to ensure the release of the schoolchildren kidnapped ...

    Kalam concerned
    NEW DELHI, JAN. 28. The President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, who communicates with children wherever he goes, is being flooded with e-mails and petitions from school students in Bihar who are agitated by the recent spate of kidnappings in the State. ...

    Portugal Supreme Court clears extradition of Abu Salem
    NEW DELHI, JAN. 28.The Central Bureau of Investigation has inched closer to bringing back Abu Salem, accused in the March 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, with the Portuguese Supreme Court passing an order recently granting his extradition to ...

    Will cut down on smoking, says Bhutan King
    NEW DELHI, JAN. 28.The King will still smoke, but less. It's a promise that the King of Bhutan, Jigme Singye Wangchuck, made to a small group of Indian correspondents during an hour-long meeting this evening. In normal circumstances, discussing ...

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    Hewitt one step away from home Slam win
    MELBOURNE, JAN. 28.The solitary warrior working against all odds, doggedly thrusting forward uphill on weary legs, inexorably marching towards an impossible goal — it is an imagery resonant of the archetypal Australian hero through ...

    By-election results
    MUMBAI, JAN. 28.The Congress, heading the Democratic Front Government in Maharashtra, today lost the Solapur South Assembly seat to the Shiv Sena, but managed to retain the Nagpur South. By-elections to the seats were held on January 24. ...

    Provident funds can invest in shares
    NEW DELHI, JAN. 28.Non-government provident funds have been allowed to invest 5 per cent of their assets in blue-chip shares and 10 per cent in corporate debts and equity-oriented mutual funds from April. The Government has also relaxed the ...

    30 aftershocks in 2 days in Nicobar islands
    CHENNAI, JAN. 28. Thirty aftershocks of the magnitude of 5 on the Richter Scale and above have rocked the Nicobar group of islands in two days. One half of them occurred since the night of Thursday (around 10.30 p.m.). Camorta Island, about 275 ...

    Child will inherit only father's caste: court
    NEW DELHI, JAN. 28. The Supreme Court today upheld a judgment of the Andhra Pradesh High Court that a child born out of wedlock would inherit only his/her father's caste irrespective of the caste to which the mother belonged. The High Court ...

    Expatriate Iraqis head to polls
    MANAMA, JAN. 28. Iraqis overseas today voted for their country's controversial elections, two days ahead of polling in Iraq on Sunday. Expatriates in Australia were the first to cast ballots followed by those in West Asia. The largest single ...

    Inflationary pressures contained in run up to Budget
    NEW DELHI, JAN. 28. Inflationary pressures on the economy appear to have been contained in the run up to the union Budget with the wholesale price index showing a rise of only 5.42 per cent for the week ending January 15 against 6.55 per cent at ...

    Sensex vaults 180 points to cross 6,400 mark
    MUMBAI, JAN. 28.The stock market indices recorded their biggest gains of 2005 today as large interest from foreign institutional investors triggered fresh buying interest in the Indian markets. While the BSE Sensex closed above the 6400 mark, NSE ...

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