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    Soren resigns, Munda invited to form government
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 11.The Jharkhand Chief Minister, Shibu Soren, tonight resigned, topping a day of high drama. Later the Governor, Syed Sibtey Razi, invited the Bharatiya Janata Party leader, Arjun Munda, to form a new government. He will be ...

    "I listened to my conscience"
    RANCHI, MARCH 11. The Jharkhand Chief Minister, Shibu Soren, tonight said he decided to resign ``after pondering over the whole thing." To a question whether there was any pressure on him to quit, he replied in the negative. He told ...

    "No directive from Sonia"
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 11. The Congress tonight refuted the allegation that there was any directive from the United Progressive Alliance chairperson, Sonia Gandhi, on Jharkhand. "No, that's not fair. As I said some days ago, that is absolutely not ...

    Pandemonium in Jharkhand Assembly
    RANCHI, MARCH 11. The resignation of the Jharkhand Chief Minister, Shibu Soren, today capped a day of developments marked by high drama in the Jharkhand Assembly. Amid pandemonium, the pro tem Speaker, Pradeep Kumar Balmuchu, adjourned the House ...

    A victory for Lodha
    KOLKATA, MARCH 11. The Calcutta High Court today dismissed the caveatable interest of three Birla family members in the dispute over the property of the late M.P. Birla and his wife Priyamvada. Justice Kalyan Jyoti Sengupta, however, admitted the ...

    Musharraf says yes
    ISLAMABAD, MARCH 11. The Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf, has accepted India's invitation to watch any of the matches in this India-Pakistan cricket series and a decision is expected soon as to which match he will see. Pakistan's Minister ...

    Deuba, others freed
    KATHMANDU, MARCH 11. Nepal lifted the house arrest of the former Prime Minister, Sher Bahadur Deuba, on Friday and freed 18 political detenus, an official said. The decision came hours after Nepal's top political parties urged their members to ...

    `Sainiks' ransack magazine office in Mumbai
    MUMBAI, MARCH 11. A mob, suspected to be Shiv Sainiks, broke into the India Today office this evening at Nariman Point and smashed up computers, glass partitions and office equipment. One person was injured in the attack. The mob entered ...

    India moves closer to victory
    MOHALI, MARCH 11. The long, despairing walk back, it appeared, would never end. Inzamam-ul-Haq was a shattered man when he headed for the pavilion and as the captain of a side struggling to stay afloat, his dejection was understandable. There ...

    Kasparov has made his final move
    LINARES, MARCH 11. World No. 1 Garry Kasparov lost his final round game to Veselin Topalov but claimed the prestigious City of Linares chess title on second tie-break and announced his retirement. Topalov, ranked third in the world, scored his ...

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