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    Arjun Munda to seek confidence vote tomorrow
    RANCHI/NEW DEHI, MARCH 13.The Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance Government in Jharkhand will seek a vote of confidence on March 15, the Chief Minister, Arjun Munda, said here today. He was speaking to the media after the ...

    My statement was twisted and misread to serve political purposes: Somnath
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 13.The Lok Sabha Speaker, Somnath Chatterjee, said that his statement on the Supreme Court order of March 9 was "twisted, distorted and misread to serve political purposes." He added that if this "pursuit of political ...

    Advani sees ``glimpses'' of Manmohan
    MANGALORE, MARCH 13.The BJP president, L.K. Advani, said here today that mistakes had been rectified in Jharkhand and there was no need to rake up old issues, particularly those concerning the high office of the Governor. Mr. Advani told ...

    India reaps a rich harvest
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 13 Olympic silver medallist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore outshone his coach Russel Mark while ace markswoman Anjali Bhagwat seemed determined to erase her disappointing show at the Athens Olympic Games as India reaped a rich ...

    Pressure of expectation finally told on India
    A delicious little irony was evident in the dying stages of the Mohali Test. As Kamran Akmal stumped Virender Sehwag in the shadows of the evening he also swept up the Man of the Match award. Had India been able to win the Test match it is most ...

    Pope leaves hospital after more than two weeks
    ROME, MARCH 13.Pope John Paul II left the hospital on Sunday, two-and-a-half weeks after suffering another breathing crisis and hours after greeting pilgrims in a voice that was raspy but raised hopes among Roman Catholics that he would recover. ...

    China completes process of leadership change
    SINGAPORE, MARCH 13.The Chinese President, Hu Jintao, who is also Chairman of the powerful Central Military Commission (CMC) of the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC), was today elected Chairman of a similar commission at the apex level of ...

    World Bank offers $500 million for national e-governance project
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 13. The World Bank has agreed in principle to provide $ 500 million for India's National e-Governance Plan (NEGP) over the next four years. The Bank has approved the project concept and has given the green signal to support NEGP ...

    Inflation up
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 13.The annual rate of inflation for the week ended February 26 rose to 4.95 per cent from the previous week's level of 4.83 per cent. This followed higher prices of coke and manufactured products. — ...

    Tremors in Andamans
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 13.Two quakes of moderate intensity rocked some islands in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, early today. Two quakes, measuring 5.5 and 5.3 on the Richter scale, rocked the archipelago within minutes of each other early this ...

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