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Millions of pilgrims in Mathura for Hindu fair
Goverdhan (Uttar Pradesh), July 16 (IANS) In one of northern India's biggest religious congregations, almost one million pilgrims are arriving in this Hindu holy town everyday to mark the Mudhiya Poonau fair.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008 6:36:07 PM

India-US n-deal not against any religion, says Shiela Dikshit
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit Wednesday backed the India-US civil nuclear deal, saying that it was in no way 'detrimental' to any religion and was necessary to meet the country's future energy needs.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008 6:13:59 PM

Three caught with heroin on train from Pakistan
Attari border (Punjab), July 16 (IANS) Two women and a man were arrested early Wednesday by customs officials in this border town of Punjab after six kilograms of heroin was recovered from them.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008 6:04:23 PM

Antony orders probe into woman army officer's allegations
New Delhi/Chandigarh, July 16 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Wednesday ordered the Indian Army to probe allegations of 'physical and mental torture' levelled by a woman captain against three senior male officers, even as the army said the investigations had begun.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008 6:04:02 PM

Mankad makes a first round exit from Manchester
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) India's Davis Cupper Harsh Mankad crashed out of the LTA Manchester Trophy Challenger, losing in straight sets to Czech qualifier Tomas Cakl, 0-6, 3-6.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008 6:00:05 PM

Patna struggles with life under water
Patna, July 16 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had promised in the last two monsoon seasons that waterlogging in the state capital would be history. But the continuing spell of heavy rain here has shown that nothing has changed.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008 5:57:45 PM

Jailed RJD MP to vote in trust motion
Patna, July 16 (IANS) Jailed Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Mohammed Shahabuddin will be able to vote in the crucial trust motion in parliament next week after the Patna High Court Wednesday granted him permission to do so.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008 5:57:23 PM

Tata Metaliks to invest Rs.750 mn in sinter plant
Kolkata, July 16 (IANS) Pig iron manufacturer Tata Metaliks will invest Rs.750 million over the next two years to construct a sinter plant at its Kharagpur unit, a top company official said here Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008 5:57:01 PM

Menon to brief IAEA board, NSG members in Vienna
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon will brief the IAEA board and the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) countries on the proposed India-specific safeguards pact and other aspects of the India-US civil nuclear deal in Vienna Friday.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008 5:54:25 PM

BJP lawmakers ride cycles to highlight farmers' plight
Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) Two legislators of the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) caused raised eyebrows when they bicycled their way to the Vidhan Bhavan here Wednesday for the opening day of Maharashtra assembly's monsoon session to highlight the plight of farmers in 'drought-hit' regions.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008 5:48:25 PM

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