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    Counting of votes in Haryana on February 27
    NEW DELHI, FEB. 22. The Supreme Court today directed the Election Commission to take up the counting of votes for the Assembly polls in Haryana on Sunday, February 27, as per its earlier notification instead of on February 23. A three-Judge ...

    Earthquake kills 500 in Iran
    MANAMA, FEB. 22. A powerful earthquake has killed at least 500 people and injured 1,000 in south-east Iran. The quake, which measured 6.4 on the Richter scale, was centred near Zarand in the Kerman province. The area is about 200 km north-west ...

    Avalanche toll crosses 250
    QAZIGUND, FEB. 22.With the toll in the avalanches rising to 175 in South Kashmir alone and the fate of hundreds more still not known, the Army on Tuesday asked people living in the mountains to move out of their houses as the possibility of more ...

    File status report on fodder scam cases, CBI told
    NEW DELHI, FEB. 22. The Supreme Court today directed the Central Bureau of Investigation to file a status report on the investigation into the Rs. 950-crore fodder scam cases in which the Railway Minister, Lalu Prasad, is an accused, and produce ...

    Bilkis identifies 12 accused
    MUMBAI, FEB. 22. Bilkis Yakub Rasul, prime witness in the gangrape-cum-murder case, today identified in the trial court 12 accused, who assaulted her and members of her family at Dahod in Gujarat on March 3, 2002. She deposed in-camera ...

    Supreme Court orders closure of 218 industrial, mining units
    NEW DELHI, FEB. 22. The Supreme Court has ordered the closure of 218 industrial and mining units across the country for not taking the mandatory clearance under the Environment Protection Act. A Bench, comprising Justice Y. K. Sabharwal and ...

    Geelani discharged from hospital
    NEW DELHI, FEB. 22.The Delhi University lecturer, Syed Abdul Rahman Geelani, was discharged from the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here today, fourteen days after he was shot at by an unidentified gunman outside his lawyer's ...

    Court quashes gutka firm owner's plea
    MUMBAI, FEB. 22.A Division Bench of the Bombay High Court today dismissed a petition filed by Rasiklal Dhariwal, owner of Manikchand Gutka, challenging the non-bailable arrest warrant in his name. The Mumbai police are seeking to question Mr. ...

    Achuthanandan Finishes 64th
    MALAPPURAM, FEB. 22.V.S. Achuthanandan came 64th in the voting to elect the new State committee of the CPI(M) at the 18th State conference of the party here ...

    Actor released
    MUMBAI, FEB. 22. Actor Vijay Raaz, who was detained in Dubai on charges of carrying drugs, was tonight released by the UAE authorities, according to film-maker Feroz Nadiadwala. — PTI ...

    No telecast, no India-Pakistan series: ICC chief
    KOLKATA, FEB. 22. Adding fuel to the controversy over telecasting the forthcoming India-Pakistan series, the International Cricket Council Chief, Ehsan Mani, on Tuesday said that without live telecast the matches would not be allowed. ``This ...

    Aussies register emphatic win
    CHRISTCHURCH, FEB. 22. Matthew Hayden overcame crises of fitness and form to score 114 and led Australia to a 106-run win over New Zealand on Tuesday in the second limited-overs cricket international. The left-handed opener, in doubt for the ...

    Third phase of polling today
    PATNA, FEB. 22. Besides patrolling by the Air Force helicopters, shoot-at-sight orders have been issued to ensure free and fair polling in the third phase of Assembly elections in Bihar. — ...

    Liberty for PSU banks
    NEW DELHI, FEB. 22. The Government today gave the PSU banks the freedom to acquire other state-owned and private banks, finance companies and other businesses without its permission. — ...

    Contributions to The Hindu Relief Fund
    The following is the list of donors who have sent in their contributions to The Hindu Relief Fund: Rs. 10,000 and above Hindu Temple & Cultural Centre of The Rockies, US 216250 Staff of Elmaq.Edu, Chennai 15590 Brahmanaiah B, ...

    Bank shares in limelight
    MUMBAI, FEB. 22. Riding high on a major move towards banking reforms, the market today snapped five-session long losing streak and rallied smartly to end 55 points up on heavy buying support as also fairly good amount of rollover in the futures ...



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