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    Supreme Court orders composite floor test in Jharkhand on Friday
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 9. The Supreme Court today directed the pro tem Speaker of the Jharkhand Legislative Assembly to conduct a composite floor test in the Assembly on March 11 (instead of March 15) to ascertain who enjoyed the majority — the ...

    Musharraf is welcome: Manmohan
    NEW DELHI, MARCH. 9. The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, would welcome a visit by the Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf, to witness one of the India-Pakistan cricket matches, the External Affairs Ministry spokesman said today. "The ...

    Bomb blasts rock Assam
    GUWAHATI, MARCH 9. Suspected militants of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) today triggered eight blasts in different parts of the State. Four blasts took place here, including one at the Lokapriya Gopinath Bardoloi international airport ...

    Sehwag lights up Mohali
    MOHALI, MARCH 9. These are days when an Indian is charting a brave new course in Formula One. Speed does thrill as does Narain Karthikeyan. So does Virender Sehwag, who races along the cricketing highway, switching on the ignition and then ...

    Bihar post-poll survey
    What caused the uncertain outcome in Bihar, where the Assembly is hopelessly hung? An analysis based on a post-poll survey, conducted by the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, throws light on the key factors behind the ...

    Law and order Buta Singh's priority
    PATNA, MARCH 9.The Bihar Governor, Buta Singh, today said that he would shuffle the bureaucracy to improve the law and order situation in the State. The Governor reviewed the situation with the Chief Secretary, K.A.H. Subramanian, and other ...

    100 per cent funding
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 9. Eight naxalite-affected States would be given 100 per cent Central funding under the revised scheme for Modernisation of State Police Forces, the Rajya Sabha was informed today. PTI ...

    Sanjay Nirupam quits Sena
    MUMBAI, MARCH 9.Sanjay Nirupam, two-time Shiv Sena Rajya Sabha MP, has resigned from the party citing, among other reasons, the controversy vis--vis the BJP leader, Pramod Mahajan, and the allotment of shares in Reliance Infocomm. Mr. Nirupam ...

    Limit revised
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 9. Under pressure from traders, the Empowered Committee for State Finance Ministers has given States the option to revise upward the threshold limit to Rs. 10 lakh for a trader to come under the Value-Added Tax regime from April ...

    Anti-Modi revolt gains momentum
    GANDHINAGAR, MARCH 9.The anti-Narendra Modi revolt in Gujarat seems to be taking a concrete shape with Bharatiya Janata Party MLAs opposed to him holding a meeting at the residence of the former Chief Minister, Keshubhai Patel, here today. ...

    Sehwag redefines batting standard
    "It is very hard to understand that man." Imran Khan reportedly made this comment about K. Srikkanth after the latter drove a fuller length delivery off the back foot and followed it up with a hook off the front foot! Almost two decades later, ...

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