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    Violence marks elections in Bihar, Jharkhand
    NEW DELHI, FEB. 3. Thirteen persons were killed in incidents of sporadic violence in the first phase of Assembly elections in Bihar, Haryana and Jharkhand today. While six persons, including two women, were killed in Bihar, six policemen were ...

    Goa Cabinet expanded
    PANAJI, FEB. 3. The Goa Governor, S.C. Jamir, today administered the oath of office and secrecy to six Ministers of the Pratapsinh Rane Government that came to power yesterday after the dismissal of the Manohar Parrikar Government. Among those ...

    Jharkhand: Police party blown up
    RANCHI, FEB. 3. The first phase of polling for the Jharkhand Assembly elections in 24 constituencies today was marred by large-scale violence. Around 12.30 a.m., a police party carrying polling materials was blown up in a landmine blast at ...

    Tendulkar must be left to his own devices
    Foreigners are constantly amazed by the fury of the debate over Sachin Tendulkar. At times it is easy to forget that he is an experienced man with a stable family life as well as a prodigious run-scorer with a record number of international ...

    Demand for Naga unification reiterated
    NEW DELHI, FEB. 3. Talks between the Centre and the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah) leadership began today with both sides asserting willingness to work for a mutually acceptable and honourable solution to the five-decade-old ...

    Army Chief not to visit Nepal
    NEW DELHI, FEB. 3. The Army Chief, Gen. J.J. Singh, has turned down an invitation to visit Nepal for discussions with his counterpart there. This comes in the wake of seizure of power by the King. The visit of the Central Army Commander, Lt. Gen. ...

    52 killed in train accident
    NAGPUR, FEB. 3. About 52 persons, including 10 children, were killed and eight injured when the Nagpur-bound local Ramtek train rammed a tractor-trolley carrying a marriage party at an unmanned crossing, about 30 km from here, today. Those ...

    Georgian Premier found dead
    MOSCOW: The Prime Minister of the former Soviet republic of Georgia, Zurab Zhvania (in the picture), has died in what officials said was a gas poisoning incident. Mr. Zhvania's bodyguards found the 41-year-old Premier dead in an armchair ...

    Notification to be issued on EPF
    NEW DELHI, FEB. 3. A notification on the Centre's decision to give 9.5 per cent interest on the deposits of the Employees Provident Fund subscribers will be issued by the Labour Ministry today, an official statement said here. — ...

    Pope improving
    ROME, FEB. 3. Pope John Paul II spent a restful night and was responding well to treatment after he was rushed to a Rome hospital with breathing problems brought on by flu. — AP ...

    Sensex zooms past 6600-mark
    MUMBAI, FEB. 3. After a brief two-day pause, equities once again turned strong and lifted the Sensex by 89 points at the close on the Bombay Stock Exchange today on sustained foreign institutional investment inflows coupled with fresh purchases ...

    India to buy Smerch rockets
    MOSCOW, FEB. 3. India is set to buy dozens of Russia's most powerful multiple rocket launchers (MRLS), Russian defence export sources said. In the next few months India and Russia are close to signing a $450-million deal for the supply of at ...

    Nepal's offer to Maoists
    KATHMANDU, FEB. 3. Nepal's new government headed by King Gyanendra today said it would invite the Maoist rebels to come to the negotiating table to resolve the nine-year-old insurgency. — UNI ...

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