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Supreme Court declares 112 private universities in Chhattisgarh illegal
NEW DELHI, FEB. 11. The Supreme Court today declared as unconstitutional a provision in the Chhattisgarh Private Sector Universities Act, 2002 permitting establishment of private universities for higher education. The court declared as null and ...
``AIIMS hampering probe into Geelani attack''
NEW DELHI, FEB. 11. With investigations leading nowhere even after three days of the incident of the Delhi University lecturer, Syed Abdul Rahman Geelani, being shot at near his lawyer's residence at Vasant Enclave in South-West Delhi, the police ...
Gas pipeline pact likely in June
NEW DELHI, FEB. 11. India may consider granting sovereign guarantee for the Iran-India gas pipeline project in case corporate guarantees by the national oil companies are not acceptable. The issue is likely to be finalised when the Petroleum ...
Avalanche kills six BSF men in Kashmir
SRINAGAR, FEB.11. Six Border Security Force personnel were killed today when an avalanche, the third in Jammu and Kashmir within a week, struck two forward posts near the Line of Control in Kupwara sector. Thirteen men were, however, ...
Sania storms into final
HYDERABAD, FEB. 11. Making a mockery of international rankings, Sania Mirza took world No. 82 Maria Kirilenko in her stride with a 6-4, 7-6 (4) victory on the centre court of the Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh complex here on Friday. Buoyed ...
THE PETER ROEBUCK COLUMN
Australia needs to raise its umpiring standards
Bob Woolmer has condemned the standard of umpiring in Australia, arguing that almost all of the marginal decisions went against his team. By his reckoning 29 doubtful decisions were made he did not define the word or provide details of ...
100 killed, many missing as dam bursts in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD, FEB. 11. At least 100 people were reported killed and hundreds missing in Baluchistan province of Pakistan after a dam burst and swept several villages into the sea. Incessant rains in the province ruptured the Shadi Kor dam near ...
Sena unit chief behind bid to vandalise pitch?
CHANDIGARH, FEB. 11. The Punjab police claimed that the president of the North India unit of Shiv Sena, Jai Bhagwan Goyal, had masterminded the attempt to vandalise the pitch at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) stadium in Mohali near here. ...
Sonia assails BJP's `divisive' policies
RANCHI, FEB.11. Criticising the BJP-led regime's tenure in Jharkhand as the "worst-ever political and non-political situation", the Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, today alleged that the social harmony had been torn to shreds in the ...
Naxals storm police camp
BANGALORE, FEB. 11. Over 100 armed naxalites today stormed a State Reserve Police camp, killing six personnel and a civilian and injuring five in Tumkur district bordering Andhra Pradesh. ...
Supreme Court to examine quota for Dalit Christians
NEW DELHI, FEB. 11. The Supreme Court today said that it would examine the question of providing reservation for Dalits even after their conversion to Christianity. A Bench, comprising the Chief Justice, R.C. Lahoti, and Justice G.P. Mathur, ...
Inflation dips to 5.25 p.c.
NEW DELHI, FEB. 11. With the Centre's containment measures effected in the last quarter of 2004 continuing to reap dividends, the rate of inflation slipped by yet another 0.12 percentage point to touch a eight-month low of 5.25 per cent for the ...
Arthur Miller dead
ROXBURY (CONNECTICUT), FEB 11. Arthur Miller, the Pulitzer prize-winning playwright whose most famous fictional creation, Willy Loman in ``Death of a Salesman,'' came to symbolise the American Dream gone awry, has died, his assistant said on ...
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