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    Over 100 killed in Kashmir avalanches
    SRINAGAR, FEB. 21. More than 100 people, including 26 children and 18 women, are feared killed in the avalanches that swept a number of villages in the south Kashmir district of Anantnag on Sunday night. According to officials, the toll could ...

    Traders threaten indefinite strike against VAT regime
    NEW DELHI, FEB. 21. The all-India traders' bandh today, called by the Confederation of All-India Traders (CAIT) to protest against the Value Added Tax (VAT) regime, disrupted business and commercial activity in various parts of the country while ...

    52 per cent dropout in schools
    NEW DELHI, FEB. 21. Four years after the Government of India adopted the "mission mode" to universalise elementary education through the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), only 47 of the 100 children enrolled in Class I reach Class VIII. This puts the ...

    Kanchi Acharya seeks anticipatory bail
    CHENNAI, FEB. 21. The Siva Kanchi police have registered a case against two women lawyers who are alleged to have threatened Ravi Subramaniam, an accused-turned-approver in the Sankararaman murder case. The case has been registered following a ...

    Court notice to Rane
    NEW DELHI, FEB. 21. The Supreme Court today issued notice to the Goa Chief Minister, Pratap Sinh Rane, on a writ of quo warranto filed by his predecessor , Manohar Parikkar, questioning under what authority he was functioning in ...

    Campaigning ends in Bihar
    PATNA, FEB. 21. The 20-odd helicopters and hundreds of `raths' were finally grounded today, signalling the close of the month-long campaigning for the 243-strong Bihar Assembly. While elections have been held in 149 constituencies in two phases, ...

    Akash test-fired successfully
    CHENNAI, FEB. 21. Akash, India's surface-to-air missile, was test-fired from a mobile launcher at the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur-on-sea, near Balasore, Orissa on Monday. It showed consistency in full flight, its 39 th, travelled its ...

    Air India to take delivery of Boeing
    SEATTLE, FEB. 21. A new chapter in India's aviation history unfolds on February 23 as Air India takes delivery of the first of the three Boeing-737-800 series aircraft from the company's airfield in Seattle. This all-economy class configuration ...

    I am fully fit, says Tendulkar
    HYDERABAD, FEB. 21. Sachin Tendulkar declared himself `fully fir'' on the eve of the Duleep Trophy match between West Zone and South Zone here today. "Right now I am comfortable holding the bat. I am here on the advice of the medical experts ...

    Kenneth Carlsen wins title
    MEMPHIS, FEB. 21.Unseeded Kenneth Carlsen of Denmark used a steady serve to upset eighth-seeded Max Mirnyi of Belarus 7-5, 7-5 on Sunday in the Regions Morgan Keegan championships final, his third ATP title and first since 2002. Carlsen ...

    Court notice to Mayawati on Kanshi Ram mother's petition
    NEW DELHI, FEB. 21.The Supreme Court today issued notice to the Bahujan Samaj Party leader, Mayawati, on a petition from the 95-year-old mother of the party founder-president, Kanshi Ram, alleging that she (Ms. Mayawati) was keeping him under ...

    Aeroflot plane makes emergency landing
    NEW DELHI, FEB. 21. An Aeroflot flight from Bangkok to Moscow, which was flying over India, made an emergency landing at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here this evening after the aircraft developed an unusually high pressure. The ...

    Reward announced
    NEW DELHI, FEB. 21. The Delhi Police today announced a reward of Rs. 50,000 for anyone providing information leading to the identification and arrest of the assailant of the Delhi University lecturer, Syed Abdul Rahman Geelani. ...

    Fire at Taj Mahotsava
    AGRA, FEB. 21. A major fire this evening swept the venue of Taj Mahotsava here, destroying 35 stalls and property worth lakhs of rupees, leading to the closure of the annual cultural event for the day. No casualties were reported in the blaze, ...

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