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    Arjun Munda sworn in Jharkhand Chief Minister
    RANCHI, MARCH 12.The Bharatiya Janata Party leader, Arjun Munda, was today sworn in Chief Minister of Jharkhand by the Governor, Syed Sibtey Razi, here. Along with him five Independents took oath as Ministers. They are Sudesh Kumar Mahato and ...

    I never said it: Somnath
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 12.The Lok Sabha Speaker, Somnath Chatterjee, who took a dim view of the Supreme Court's interim order on Jharkhand and suggested Presidential reference on it, today said he had never stated the apex court's order should not be ...

    Narrow majority worries BJP leaders
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 12. Although the Bharatiya Janata Party is in a jubilant mood with the Arjun Munda Ministry taking oath in Ranchi, Jharkhand, some senior party leaders are a worried lot. The party leaders, who do not wish to be quoted, are ...

    NCP to issue whip to its lone MLA
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 12. The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) said today its lone legislator, Kamlesh Kumar Singh, would be directed to vote against the newly installed Arjun Munda-led National Democratic Alliance Government in Jharkhand. The NCP ...

    Akmal and Razzaq spoil India's party
    MOHALI, MARCH 12. Sourav Ganguly, his back to the swirling sphere, raced towards long-on, got his fingertips to the ball and then, even as he lunged forward, saw it drop to the turf. It was a difficult chance, yet symbolic of India grassing a ...

    There is method in the Sehwag madness
    Not for the first time, Virender Sehwag led the batting effort with another mercurial contribution in the Mohali Test. Sooner or later realisation will dawn that his supposed riskiness is an illusion. It is the glint in his eye that persuades us ...

    NEW DELHI, MARCH 12.Justice G. N. Ray, a former judge of the Supreme Court, has been appointed the Chairman of the Press Council for a three-year term beginning March 11. He was nominated by a committee comprising the Vice-President, Lok Sabha ...

    Sanjay Nirupam demands inquiry into shares allotment
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 12. Sanjay Nirupam, who recently quit the Shiv Sena, today met the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, and demanded an inquiry into the allotment of Reliance Infocomm shares to `fake' companies. These companies belonged to ...

    BEST strike called off
    MUMBAI, MARCH 12. The indefinite stir called by the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking (BEST) workers on the pay revision issue was called off this afternoon after a mutually agreed settlement was arrived at, its General ...

    Britain frees terror suspects
    LONDON, MARCH 12. Eight foreign nationals held in Britain's high-security jails for the past three years on suspicion of terror links have been freed, weeks after the Law Lords ruled that their detention without a proper trial was unlawful and ...

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