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    Speakers of NDA-ruled States may not attend meet
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 14. The confrontation between the Opposition National Democratic Alliance and the Lok Sabha Speaker, Somnath Chatterjee, escalated today with the NDA accusing him of creating an "unwarranted" controversy between the legislature ...

    Quake in Maharashtra, Goa
    MUMBAI, MARCH 14. A moderate earthquake of 5.1 magnitude rocked many parts of Maharashtra and Goa at 3.14 p.m. today. It caused no damage except cracks in the walls of a few houses in Koyna Nagar. Its epicentre was in Warana valley, south of ...

    NDA, UPA nominate candidates for Jharkhand Speaker
    RANCHI, MARCH 14. The United Progressive Alliance today nominated the Rashtriya Janata Dal legislator, Annapoorna Devi, as its candidate for election to the post of Speaker of the Jharkhand Assembly, slated for tomorrow. The UPA also demanded ...

    NCP warns its legislator
    RANCHI, MARCH 14. The Nationalist Congress Party said today that action would be taken against its lone Jharkhand MLA, Kamlesh Kumar Singh, if he abstained from the Assembly when it takes up the confidence vote sought by the Chief Minister, Arjun ...

    CPI(M) to take on BJP on Speaker issue
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 14. The Communist Party of India (Marxist) today asserted that the party would take on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for its "systematic attempt" to "undermine" the institution of Parliament and the Legislatures, especially ...

    SPORT
    Anything is possible
    When India toured Australia in 2003-04, just about everybody had written them off even before the series had started. Some had even predicted that India would lose 2-0. But we all know what happened in the first Test at Brisbane. India not only ...

    SPORT
    `Garry was like a breath of fresh air'
    KOZHIKODE, MARCH 14. On March 9, in the Spanish city of Linares, Viswanathan Anand and Garry Kasparov met for yet another game of chess. One of them knew that it would be their last meeting across a chessboard. And it wasn't Anand. "I didn't ...

    Postal strike deferred
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 14.The indefinite postal strike due to begin tomorrow has been deferred following an assurance from the Minister of Communication and Information Technology, Dayanidhi Maran, that an inter-ministerial committee would look into ...

    Supreme Court to examine Goa case
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 14. The Supreme Court today said that it would examine the petition filed by the former Goa Chief Minister, Manohar Parrikar, challenging the Governor's decision to dismiss the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Government and appoint ...

    Supreme Court wants CVC scrutiny in Taj case
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 14. The case against the former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Mayawati, in the "Rs. 175-crore Taj scam" today took a new turn with the Supreme Court directing the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) to scrutinise the material with ...

    34 Pakistan fans missing
    WAGAH (AMRITSAR), MARCH 14. Thirty-four Pakistani nationals have gone missing after they arrived here to watch the first cricket Test at Mohali, an Immigration Department official at the border said here today. They would be given one more day to ...

    Jet Airways scrip zooms on listing
    MUMBAI, MARCH 14. Jet Airways today took off on full throttle on its debut on both bourses with the scrip soaring to highs on heavy buying posting a combined market capitalisation of over Rs. 22,000 crores at the National Stock Exchange and the ...

    Bill providing for caretaker to Gorkha Council passed
    KOLKATA, MARCH 14. The West Bengal Assembly passed a Bill today incorporating a provision to appoint a caretaker for overseeing the functioning of the Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council till elections are held to the Council following the expiry of ...

    Major killed
    SRINAGAR, MARCH 14.An Army Major and a militant were among three persons killed in a gunbattle between the security forces and ultras in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir today. — ...

    CBSE denies paper leak
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 14.The CBSE Class XII Mathematics examination went on as scheduled after a question paper leak scare here caused anxiety hours before it was to start this morning. The police arrested two persons for selling what they claimed ...

    UPSC exam results
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 14.Results of the Civil Services (Main) examinations conducted by UPSC in October last announced today. The personality test for eligible candidates will commence from April 4, an official release said. — PTI ...



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