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TNCC leaders for third front
Senior All-India Congress Committee (AICC) leaders today went into a huddle with Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC) representatives to formulate a cogent response to the situation arising out of the Paattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) joining the AIADMK-led alliance.

We are not wooing AIADMK, says BJP
While asserting that there was no question of deserting the DMK or trying to woo the AIADMK, the BJP noted today, almost with satisfaction, that far from getting a boost with the entry of the Paattali Makkal Katchi (PMK), the AIADMK- led camp was in disarray.

India, China to broaden friendship
While differing on some key issues such as transfer of missiles to Pakistan, a pragmatic India and China have decided to broaden their engagement by building new institutional contacts.

 Raghavan's appointment as CBI chief quashed
The Bangalore bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) on Thursday quashed the appointment of Mr. R.K. Raghavan as Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Miraculous escape for miner
Miner Salim Ansari survived a six-day ordeal after remaining trapped 250 metres below the surface level in the flooded, underground Bagdigi mine. He was rescued today by a team of the Bharat Coking Coal Limited.

RDX under debris in Bhuj
As much as 24 kg of RDX remains buried under the debris of the district police headquarters here after the building collapsed in the killer quake on January 26.

 UN to appoint Amritraj as peace messenger
India's tennis star and one of the best known commentators on the game, Vijay Armitraj, has been selected by the United Nations as its messenger of peace to help spread the message of world harmony.

ITC out of sports sponsorships
Sports became the first victim of the Government's proposed anti-tobacco legislation as the country's largest cigarette manufacturer, ITC Limited today announced its withdrawal from all sports sponsorship.

Strong after-shock in Gujarat
A strong after-shock at about 11 p.m., measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale, has hit most parts of Gujarat.

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