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Shinde to be Maharashtra CM
MUMBAI, JAN. 16. At the behest of the Congress high command, Sushilkumar Shinde, MP, was elected Leader of the Maharashtra Congress Legislature Party this afternoon even before the Chief Minister, Vilasrao Deshmukh, could submit his resignation ...
Kalpana Chawla sets off on second space mission
WASHINGTON, JAN. 16.Kalpana Chawla, the first Indian American woman to be sent to space, embarked on her second voyage today when the U.S. space shuttle Columbia blasted off for a research mission from Cape Canaveral that would help develop ...
TRAI notice to cellular firms
NEW DELHI, JAN 16.The conflict between phone companies became more knotty with the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) issuing a show cause notice to cellular companies and the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) entering the fray to ...
Check population growth, PM tells `laggard' States
NEW DELHI, JAN. 16. The Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, today asked the Chief Ministers of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan to pull their socks up and take immediate measures to address the problem of population growth. ...
Karnataka to give 'more' water
BANGALORE, JAN. 16. The Karnataka today decided to release ``much more than 1,200 cusecs'' daily for a week to Tamil Nadu from Friday. This is in response to the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee's request to Chief Minister, S. M. Krishna, to ...
Mani Ratnam, Shekhar Suman on hit list
MUMBAI, JAN. 16. Police today said at least six producers and top television anchors were on the hit list of terrorists for making films and programmes on cross-border terrorism. They include director-producer Mani Ratnam, popular television ...
Group clash in Bihar
PATNA, JAN. 16. Tension prevails in the Mufassil police station area of Munger district in Bihar following a group clash in which two persons were killed and another was injured today. According to the Home Secretary, R.J.M. Pillai, the ...
Three more RSS men held
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, JAN. 16. Police have arrested three more RSS workers in connection with the attack on the American missionary, Joseph Cooper, near Koppam in Kilimanoor police station limits, near here, on Monday. Mr. Cooper, who underwent a ...
Retail trading in G-secs
NEW DELHI, JAN. 16. The Government today provided the small investor with another opportunity to play the stock market by allowing retail trading in Government securities (G-secs). Now, for as low as Rs. 1,000 investment, any investor will be ...
Prithvi launch report denied
NEW DELHI, JAN. 16. The Defence Ministry today denied as "totally baseless and unfounded" a TV news channel report that the launch of a Prithvi missile today was unsuccessful as the launcher caught fire. "There was no scheduled launch of any ...

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