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NDA asks Nitish to talk to Paswan
PATNA, JAN. 2. Fighting shy of directly approaching the Lok Janshakti Party, the National Democratic Alliance has deputed the senior leader of the Janata Dal (United), Nitish Kumar, to explore the possibility of an alliance with the LJP for the ...

Gujarat sends relief materials
AHMEDABAD, JAN. 2. The Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi, last night flagged off a goods train carrying over 1,400 tonnes of relief materials for the tsunami-hit people of Tamil Nadu and other affected areas in south India. Senior railway ...

Madhya Pradesh
`Nayak sacked for indiscipline'
GWALIOR, JAN 2. The Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, Babulal Gaur, today said that the Minister of State for Animal Husbandry, Sunil Nayak, who was recently sacked due to ``indiscipline'' had been asked to hand over his resignation if he did not ...

A test case in more ways than one
MUMBAI, JAN. 2. It's a re-trial like no other. It has all the ingredients of a drama and a mystery, combined with unusual twists and turns at every stage, the last one being the Tehelka tapes exposing Zahira Sheikh. The prime eyewitness in the ...

Karnataka donates Rs. 50 lakhs to Pondy
PONDICHERRY, JAN. 2. The Karnataka Government today donated Rs. 50 lakhs to the Pondicherry Chief Minister's relief fund for rehabilitation of tsunami victims. The Karnataka Tourism Minister D.T. Jayakumar called on the Chief Minister N. ...

Lakhera lauds government on law and order
PONDICHERRY, JAN. 2. Lt. Governor M.M. Lakhera has paid tribute to the Pondicherry Government for role in maintaining law and order in the Union Territory. Presenting full details on the crime picture and also the better detection trend in ...

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Advani, Chautala launch separate poll campaigns
CHANDIGARH, JAN. 2.With Vidhan Sabha polls in Haryana only a month away, two key players -- the ruling Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) and its erstwhile alliance partner, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) -- today launched their separate election ...

Vasundhara has disappointed people: Gehlot
JAIPUR, JAN. 2.The Congress general secretary, Ashok Gehlot, has accused the Rajasthan Chief Minister, Vasundhara Raje, of insensitivity. "I am greatly surprised at her not being in the State now when a natural calamity of such a magnitude has ...

Norms for opening colleges relaxed
JAIPUR, JAN. 2.The Rajasthan Government has relaxed the norms for opening colleges in educationally backward areas and girls' colleges, while encouraging the private sector's participation in the drive for promotion of education. The private ...

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Uttar Pradesh
Mulayam firm on third front
JIND, JAN 2.The Samajwadi Party chief and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Mulayam Singh Yadav, today said he was confident of forming the third front at the Centre "despite the hesitation of the Left at this juncture'' in this regard. "`After ...

`Triple talaq invalid among Shias'
LUCKNOW, JAN. 2. The vice-president of the All-India Muslim Personal Law Board, Maulana Kalbe Sadiq, today termed "invalid" uttering triple talaq in one go among the Shia sect saying the problem was faced by other sects. "There is not a single ...

West Bengal
Alert along shores of West Bengal
KOLKATA, JAN. 2. West Bengal's most popular sea resort, Digha, on whose beaches nearly a lakh holiday-makers gather at the turn of each year wore an empty look over the past two days. Panic spread among those living on the outskirts of Digha ...

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