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Top LeT militant, aide killed in Jammu and Kashmir
Jammu, May 9 (IANS) A top commander of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LET) terrorist group and his aide were killed in a gunbattle with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district Saturday morning, officials said.

Saturday, May 09, 2009 9:22:55 AM

Gunbattle on between security forces, militants
Jammu, May 9 (IANS) Security forces were enagaged in a gunbattle with a group of militants, including a top commander of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district Saturday, officials said.

Saturday, May 09, 2009 8:48:21 AM

Lalu, Paswan skip cabinet meeting, stay with UPA
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Three key constituents of the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) skipped a cabinet meeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called here Friday evening, but said they were still part of the coalition.

Friday, May 08, 2009 10:24:16 PM

Court panel recommends revocation of NSA against Varun
Lucknow/New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) In a setback to the Uttar Pradesh government, the special advisory board of the Allahabad High Court Friday recommended withdrawal of the stringent National Security Act (NSA) invoked against the BJP's Varun Gandhi for his inflammatory communal utterances. The Mayawati government has decided to move the Supreme Court.

Friday, May 08, 2009 9:58:52 PM

President, PM greet nation on Buddha Poornima
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday greeted the nation on the occasion of Buddha Poornima, which is being celebrated Saturday, and stressed the importance of Lord Buddha's teachings of non-violence.

Friday, May 08, 2009 9:34:14 PM

Hottest day of season in Kolkata
Kolkata, May 8 (IANS) This eastern metropolis recorded the season's hottest day Friday with the mercury soaring to 41.8 degrees Celsius, the weatherman said.

Friday, May 08, 2009 9:31:07 PM

Asia Cup India's first major hockey venture after Olympics
Chennai, May 8 (IANS) India's attempts to revive their sagging hockey fortunes, after failing to qualify for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, commence in Kuantan (Malaysia) Saturday when they take on Bangladesh in the eighth Asia Cup.

Friday, May 08, 2009 9:11:26 PM

Court panel calls for revocation of NSA against Varun Gandhi
Lucknow, May 8 (IANS) The special advisory board of the Allahabad High Court Friday recommended withdrawal of the stringent National Security Act (NSA) invoked against BJP's Varun Gandhi for his inflammatory communal utterances in Pilibhit in March. The Uttar Pradesh government is to move the Supreme Court against the advice.

Friday, May 08, 2009 9:05:04 PM

Karunanidhi to be discharged from hospital Saturday
Chennai, May 8 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi is likely to be discharged Saturday from a hospital here following his recovery from high fever, hospital authorities said Friday.

Friday, May 08, 2009 9:01:58 PM

Hockey units unhappy at IOA's merger initiative
Chennai, May 8 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association's (IOA) reported attempt to merge the two national hockey governing bodies - the Indian Hockey Federation (men) and the Indian Women's Hockey Association (IWHF) - has raised hackles in some quarters.

Friday, May 08, 2009 8:55:20 PM

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