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    Bihar comes under President's rule
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 7. The President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, tonight approved the Union Cabinet's decision recommending President's rule in Bihar following the stalemate in government formation. A Rashtrapati Bhavan spokesman said Mr. Kalam approved ...

    I am still in power: Lalu
    PATNA, MARCH 7. The Rashtriya Janata Dal supremo and Railway Minister, Lalu Prasad, who returned from New Delhi today, said he was now a tension-free, relaxed man. "I'm not worried about loss of power. I have ruled for 15 years. I'm still in ...

    Alert in Bangalore after arms haul
    BANGALORE, MARCH 7. A day after the Delhi Police announced the unearthing of a terrorist plot to target information technology (IT) firms here, the Bangalore Police said today that three country-made pistols, a carbine and 149 rounds of live ...

    After soul, Taslima pledges body
    KOLKATA, MARCH 7. After declaring that her soul lived in India, where she is seeking citizenship, the controversial Bangladeshi writer, Taslima Nasreen, today pledged her body to a city-based NGO for posthumous medical use. Ms. Nasreen, who ...

    National Anthem: Centre's response sought
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 7. The Supreme Court today asked the Centre to file its response, within two weeks, to a petition seeking deletion of the word "Sindh" from the National Anthem. Finding that the Centre had not filed its reply so far, the court ...

    Munda's plaint against decision of Governor
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 7. The Supreme Court will hear on March 9 a writ petition filed by the former Jharkhand Chief Minister, Arjun Munda, questioning the decision of the Governor, Syed Sibtey Razi, to appoint the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha leader, Shibu ...

    Court permits Parrikar to amend prayer
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 7. The Supreme Court today gave liberty to the former Goa Chief Minister, Manohar Parrikar, to amend his prayer following the imposition of President's rule in Goa and keeping the Assembly in suspended animation. Mr. Parrikar ...

    Toss holds the key
    MOHALI, MARCH 7.Cricket is a lot about momentum. This is particularly true in a three-Test face-off where the series opener often sets the tone. Any slip here and a comeback could be a steep climb. A distinctly green surface at the PCA ground ...

    Picking the final XI will be tough
    Another Indo-Pak cricket series is about to begin and there is already a buzz in the air. Hundreds of Pakistani fans have started arriving in Chandigarh, which means there will be plenty of support for Inzy and his boys at Mohali, the venue of ...

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