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Andhra High Court stays state funding of Christian pilgrimage
Hyderabad, July 22 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh High Court Wednesday stayed a state government order providing financial assistance to Christians for pilgrimage to Bethlehem, Jerusalem and other places connected with the life of Jesus Christ.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 2:29:08 PM

'Hang me, please', Kasab tells court
Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) 'Hang me, please,' terrorist Ajmal Amir Kasab pleaded before the special court Wednesday, two days after the lone surviving Mumbai attacker admitted he was a Pakistani and narrated the chilling details of the events that led to the killing spree leaving over 170 people dead in the terror assault in November last year.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 2:27:57 PM

Himalaya to launch food products in north India
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh-based farm produce exports major Himalaya International is entering the markets in north India, including the national capital, with a wide range of products including ethnic sweets, mushrooms made of imported spawn, and fortified milk, yogurt and cottage cheese.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 2:24:56 PM

Swine flu tally 322, 16 labs to be upgraded for virus testing
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Wednesday said that there are 322 cases of swine flu in India, a sizable number of which were 'imported cases' from the US. He said the government is upgrading 16 more laboratories to tackle the virus.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 2:24:34 PM

Air India board to be recast within a month: Patel
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Promising to recast the board of Air India in a month, Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel Wednesday said the government cannot help the cash-strapped national carrier 'beyond a point' and asked it to change its work culture.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 2:19:27 PM

Home minister responsible if anything happens to me: Lalu
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Reacting angrily to reports that the government proposed to curtail security cover of VVIPs, including Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Lalu Prasad and Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, the former ministers Wednesday said Home Minister P. Chindambaram 'will be responsible' if anything happens to them.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 2:18:09 PM

Two coaches of Golden Temple express burnt
Amritsar, July 22 (IANS) Two air-conditioned coaches of the Golden Temple express train were badly damaged Wednesday after they caught fire, railway officials said here.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 2:06:52 PM

Girl falls into cauldron, dies
Ranchi, July 22 (IANS) A seven-year-old girl was killed when she fell into a cauldron of hot food cooked for students in a Jharkhand school, an official said Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 1:51:46 PM

Watching the solar eclipse through ribs and skulls
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Unable to buy a solar goggle but keen on watching the century's longest solar eclipse, 25-year-old Anurag Gupta caught hold of an old x-ray scan of his chest and went to the Nehru Planetarium to have a glimpse of the celestial spectacle.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 1:38:50 PM

Gangubai Hangal given state funeral Wednesday
Bangalore, July 22 (IANS) Gangubai Hangal, doyenne of Hindustani classical music who died Tuesday, was given a state funeral Wednesday at Hubli in north Karnataka in the presence of her family members and hundreds of admirers.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 1:22:19 PM

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