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Over 50 p.c. polling in Bihar, Jharkhand
NEW DELHI, FEB. 15. The Election Commission said today that an estimated 50 to 52 per cent of the voters exercised their franchise in the second phase of the Assembly elections in Bihar, and in Jharkhand the turnout was around 55 to 60 per ...
Natwar hopes to boost India-Pakistan ties
ISLAMABAD, FEB. 15. The External Affairs Minister, Natwar Singh, said today that he intended to use his three-day visit to Pakistan to provide further impetus to the India-Pakistan rapprochement process. Speaking at the airport here soon after ...
Harvard honour for Manmohan
NEW DELHI, FEB. 15. Within days of Oxford University deciding to confer a honorary doctorate on the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, America's most prestigious university, Harvard, has also decided to award him a honorary doctorate and has invited ...
Get ready for Lok Sabha snap poll too: Jayalalithaa
CHENNAI, FEB. 15. The All-India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) general secretary and Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa, today appealed to the party ranks to "be prepared for a snap poll to the Lok Sabha, which in all likelihood may be held ...
Kashmir: Centre ready for talks
NEW DELHI, FEB. 15. The Centre today reiterated its offer of talks to all political groups including the separatist All Parties Hurriyat Conference to find a solution to the Kashmir problem. "We are ready to talk to anybody. We ...
Tremors in Sumatra
PORT BLAIR, FEB. 15.A moderate intensity tremor, measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale, was felt off the west coast of Sumatra at 8.03 a.m. today. A Shillong report says an earthquake of moderate intensity rocked parts of Assam, Manipur and ...
Boy found dead
HOSHIARPUR (PUNJAB), FEB. 15.A day after he was abducted, the body of the 16-year-old schoolboy was found on a field near here by police. Two of his alleged kidnappers have been arrested. ...
Steve Waugh talks business and cricket
KOLKATA, FEB. 15. They talked business and cricket the former Australian cricket captain, Steve Waugh, and the West Bengal Chief Minister, Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee. Waugh, who retired last year, has set his sights on investing in ...
`Kyoto treaty benefits only the rich nations'
NEW DELHI, FEB. 15.As the Kyoto Protocol came into force across the world tomorrow, representatives of several social and environmental organisations, communities and movements alleged that the 1997 climate treaty not only failed to reduce ...
Michael Jackson taken to hospital
SANTA MARIA (U.S.), FEB. 15.(AP): Michael Jackson was taken to a hospital with the flu Tuesday morning, delaying jury selection for a week in the singer's child molestation trial. Judge Rodney Melville told prospective jurors that Jackson had ...
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