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    Jharkhand Governor in Delhi for 'discussion' with Kalam
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 3. While the newly sworn-in Chief Minister of Jharkhand, Shibu Soren, asserted in Ranchi that he would be able to prove his majority on the floor of the Assembly, the "Jharkhand" controversy totally clogged the institutional ...

    NDA takes its case to Kalam
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 3.The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) leaders today took their Jharkhand case to the Rashtrapati Bhavan and presented before the President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, 41 persons, the support of whom they claimed in the newly-elected ...

    Governor acted on his own, says Congress
    NEW DELHI, MARCH. 3. A day after strongly defending the Jharkhand Governor, Syed Sibtey Razi, the Congress today appeared to be distancing itself from the controversy over the Governor's action. Apparently, the Congress leadership does not ...

    Sania's run comes to an end
    DUBAI, MARCH 3. Sania Mirza's dream run came to an end as the 28th ranked Jelena Jankovic of Serbia subdued the 18-year-old Indian with a 6-2, 6-2 victory in the quarterfinals of the $1,000,000 Dubai Open tennis championship here on Thursday ...

    Prakash, Harsh to tackle the Chinese
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 3. He has led from the front all long, and for a change Leander Paes opted to take the backseat, as he put Harsh Mankad and Prakash Amritraj to tackle the Chinese in the singles matches on the opening day of the Asia Oceania ...

    Dharamsala's serenity has helped ease pre-tour tension
    Touring India is not new to me. I have come to India many times mostly to play cricket or on personal work, and each time I have discovered new things during my stay here. This time when we landed in New Delhi and I still felt both excitement and ...

    M.K. Narayanan appointed Special Representative for talks with China
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 3.The National Security Adviser, M.K. Narayanan, has been appointed the Prime Minister's Special Representative for talks on the boundary question with China, according to an official statement today. A spokesman in the ...

    Jharkhand bandh peaceful
    RANCHI, MARCH 3. The statewide bandh, called by the BJP today in protest against the Jharkhand Governor, Syed Sibte Razi's decision to invite the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) to form the Government, was by and large peaceful.Official sources ...

    Sensex zooms 98 points on FII buying
    MUMBAI, MARCH 3.Ignoring high global oil prices, the stock market indices, the BSE Sensex and the NSE Nifty, ended today at their new closing highs on strong foreign fund inflows on the back of the "growth and equity'' oriented budget. The ...

    Goa Gutkha owner questioned by CBI
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 3. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today questioned the Gutkha baron, Jagdish M. Joshi, for nearly four hours at the agency's headquarters here and subjected him to a lie detector test. Agency sources said that Mr. ...

    No bail for Srivastava
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 3. The Delhi High Court today refused to grant anticipatory bail to the former Director-General of the Indian Meteorological Department, S.K. Srivastava, in a sexual assault case. Justice B.D. Ahmed said there was no need to ...

    Fire in college
    GUWAHATI, MARCH 3. A devastating fire today gutted two major blocks of the B. Barooah College, one of the premier institutions of the North-East. The fire broke out at around 6 p.m. and soon spread to two wings of the college, destroying ...

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