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9 more blasts rock Assam
GUWAHATI, MARCH 10. Nine more blasts triggered by the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) rocked Assam since late last night even as security has been strengthened throughout the State. One CRPF member was injured in a blast in the heart of ...

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Advani cautions dissidents
NEW DELHI, MARCH 10. As pressure was brought to bear on the Bharatiya Janata Party's central leadership by dissidents in Gujarat who are targeting the Chief Minister, Narendra Modi, the BJP president, L.K. Advani, advised them not air their ...

Opposition wants Modi to go
GANDHINAGAR, MARCH 10. The Opposition Leader in the Gujarat Assembly, Arjun Modhvadia, has demanded the resignation of the Chief Minister, Narendra Modi, in the wake of the "revolt'' in the BJP Legislature Party. Talking to mediapersons here ...

Hooda inducts 10 Ministers
CHANDIGARH, MARCH 10. The new Haryana Chief Minister, Bhupinder Singh Hooda, today expanded his Cabinet by inducting 10 Ministers . The new Ministers were administered the oath of office and secrecy by the Governor, A. R. Kidwai, at a simple ...

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Pro tem Speaker serves notice on MLA
RANCHI, MARCH 10. The pro tem Speaker of the Jharkhand Assembly, Pradeep Kumar Balmuchu, today served notice on the Jharkhand Party MLA, Enos Ekka, asking why his membership of the House should not be cancelled. Earlier, Mr. Balmuchu ...

Madhya Pradesh
Walkout over power crisis
BHOPAL, MARCH 10.There was a furore in the State Assembly today and the entire Opposition staged a walkout protesting against the Madhya Pradesh Government's failure to ensure uninterrupted power supply for the sake of students during their ...

Indicted Maharashtra Minister resigns
MUMBAI, MARCH 10. The Maharashtra Minister for Higher and Technical Education, Suresh Dada Jain, today resigned from the Cabinet after an enquiry commission indicted him of corrupt practices and maladministration. Mr. Jain is a member of the ...

Tsunami-hit women undergo recanalisation surgery
PONDICHERRY, MARCH 10. Four women from Karaikal who lost their children in the tsunami underwent free recanalisation surgery at the Government General Hospital here on Thursday. ``The four women all aged below 35 have lost their children in the ...

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Punjab nod to Excise Policy
CHANDIGARH, MARCH 10.The Punjab Cabinet today approved the Excise Policy for 2005-06 with a projected revenue for the said fiscal at Rs 1,508 crore against Rs 1,480 crore during 2004-05. The Excise policy for the next fiscal (2005-06) was ...

IPDP may be extended
JAIPUR, MARCH 10.The Rajasthan Government is considering extension of the Integrated Population and Development Project (IPDP) to all the 32 districts in view of the needs for reproductive health for women and the persistence of high maternal ...

Ordinance to introduce VAT
AGARTALA, MARCH 10. The Tripura Government has promulgated an ordinance for introducing the Value Added Tax (VAT) from April 1, the Finance Minister, Badal Chowdhury, said here today. Following the recommendations of the State Cabinet, the ...

Uttar Pradesh
Court directs publication of notices to BSP MLAs in newspapers
LUCKNOW, MARCH 10.The Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court today directed publication in newspapers of notices served to 26 of 40 Bahujan Samaj Party MLAs who had not yet received them in connection with a writ petition seeking to quash ...

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Fresh selection test for patwaris
DEHRA DUN, MARCH 10.The Uttaranchal High Court has ordered fresh selection tests for the posts of patwaris in Pauri Garhwal district. Setting aside its earlier order, the Court described as correct the State Government's order cancelling the ...

West Bengal
Noisy scenes in Assembly
KOLKATA, MARCH 10. Amid noisy scenes, with some Opposition members rushing to the well of the House, protesting "Left Front misrule" and "starvation deaths," the West Bengal Governor, Gopalkrishna Gandhi, informed the Assembly today of the ...

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