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52 per cent polling in Bihar
NEW DELHI, FEB. 23. An estimated 55 per cent of the electorate exercised their franchise today in the final phase of polling for 93 Assembly seats in Bihar and 28 seats in Jharkhand. The Deputy Election Commissioner, A.N. Jha, told reporters ...
There are only graves here
WALTENGU (SOUTH KASHMIR), FEB. 23. Until now, the few survivors in this remote belt of South Kashmir were busy counting the bodies of those killed in last weekend's avalanches. Today, huge snow cutters managed to clear the long road from Qazigund ...
We are with you, Sonia tells Kashmiris
JAMMU, FEB. 23. The United Progressive Alliance chairperson and Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, said today that the entire country supported the people of Jammu and Kashmir in their hour of need and that the Centre would provide succour to ...
``Outcome will be astonishing''
PATNA, FEB. 23.Claiming that his party together with the Congress would form the next "non-RJD government" in Bihar, the Lok Jan Shakti Party (LJP) president, Ram Vilas Paswan, today said the outcome of the polls in the State would be ...
Film: NCM seeks Minister's intervention
NEW DELHI, FEB. 23. The National Commission for Minorities today urged the Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, S. Jaipal Reddy, to delay the release of the controversial film, Sins , till the concerns of the Christian community ...
Zahira fails to turn up before Nanavati Commission
AHMEDABAD, FEB. 23. The prime witness in the Best Bakery case, Zahira Sheikh, today failed to turn up before the G.T. Nanavati and K.G. Shah judicial inquiry commission here and was given time to appear on March 21. As per the commission's ...
Queen to give son's wedding the miss
LONDON, FEB 23.Queen Elizabeth II will not attend the civil marriage ceremony of her son Prince Charles and his long-time companion Camilla Parker Bowles on April 8. The decision is seen as a sign of her unhappiness with the arrangements, which ...
Sluggish Safin succumbs to Kiefer
DUBAI, FEB. 23.Marat Safin, playing his first match since winning the Australian Open three weeks ago, was beaten on Tuesday in the opening round of the $1 million (euro760,000) Dubai Open, eliminated by Germany's Nicolas Kiefer 7-6(2), 6-4. ...
Sindhis move court
NEW DELHI, FEB. 23.The Sindhi Council of India has moved the Supreme Court opposing a PIL seeking deletion of the word, `Sindh' from the National Anthem. Any such move would deal a body blow to ``seven million Hindu Sindhis'' in India who ``are ...
NEW DELHI, FEB. 23. The Government today said it would come out with a spectrum policy within the next two weeks that would be technology-neutral. The Communications and IT Minister, Dayanidhi Maran, said the Telecom Regulatory Authority of ...
DHAR (M.P.), FEB. 23. Curfew continued for the second day today in Dhar city, which had witnessed arson and stone-pelting over a minor accident. One person was injured in an explosion. Strict security is being maintained in the troubled area. ...
Oil prices cross $51
LONDON, FEB. 23. World oil prices fell today but remained above $51 a barrel in New York. The president of OPEC hinted at a possible rise in output and amid a cold snap in the northern hemisphere, traders said. ...
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