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Gujarat cardiologist's heart beats for organic farming
Kathvada, July 19 (IANS) A practising cardiologist for 25 years, Dinesh Patel spends long hours cultivating grain, fruit and plants in his organic farm on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, Gujarat's principal city.

Saturday, July 19, 2008 11:26:25 AM

Isle of Bali and Vishnu influence works of Gujarat artist
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Gujarat-based veteran artist Amit Ambalal draws his colours and inspiration from the 'leela' (miracles) of Lord Vishnu, the ruler of the Indian religious pantheon who is credited with at least 1,000 avatars.

Saturday, July 19, 2008 9:55:06 AM

Left to decide on government committee membership after trust vote
Agartala, July 19 (IANS) The Left parties will decide after Tuesday's trust vote whether to continue their membership in various parliamentary and government committees, party sources said here Saturday. The Left has withdrawn support to the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) over the India-US civil nuclear deal.

Saturday, July 19, 2008 9:34:13 AM

Cussedness, underhand dealings mark countdown to trust vote (Commentary)
The prelude to the July 22 trust vote in parliament on the nuclear deal on which the fate of the Manmohan Singh government depends has added yet another dark chapter of opportunism and horse-trading to Indian politics.

Saturday, July 19, 2008 9:19:57 AM

Maoists shifting bases from Chhattisgarh to Orissa
Raipur, July 19 (IANS) Maoist guerrillas are shifting their bases from the forests of Chhattisgarh to neighbouring Orissa, officials said.

Saturday, July 19, 2008 8:55:58 AM

Aged widow's dogged determination to save pet
Patna, July 19 (IANS) She is in her 70s, but age has not deterred Janaki Devi, a widow living in a Bihar town, from taking up cudgels for her pet dog Chhotu - just like she did five years ago.

Saturday, July 19, 2008 8:29:39 AM

MTN drops talks with Reliance Communications
Johannesburg/New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Plans by South African mobile giant MTN to expand into India have been scuppered for a second time after the company announced here Friday evening that its extended talks with Reliance Communications have been ended.

Saturday, July 19, 2008 12:29:32 AM

Reliance Communications, MTN talks called off
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The globally-watched consolidation talks between Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communications, India's second largest private telecom company, and South Africa's MTN were called off late Friday.

Saturday, July 19, 2008 12:15:39 AM

IUML demands withdrawal of textbooks for extra reading
Kozhikode, July 18 (IANS) Continuing its opposition to a controversial Class 7 textbook for social science in Kerala, the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) Friday demanded withdrawal of five textbooks proposed for extra reading saying that they foster communalism and the caste system.

Friday, July 18, 2008 11:25:58 PM

Senior TDP leader Ramachandraiah quits party
Hyderabad, July 18 (IANS) In yet another blow to the main opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in Andhra Pradesh, senior party leader and Rajya Sabha member C. Ramachandraiah Friday resigned from the party.

Friday, July 18, 2008 11:09:24 PM

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