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Soren loses byelection, BJP demands fresh assembly polls
Ranchi, Jan 8 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Shibu Soren Thursday lost an assembly by-election that he needed to win to remain in power, prompting the state's opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to demand his resignation and fresh assembly polls.

Thursday, January 08, 2009 4:40:01 PM

Fuel supplies hit in Uttar Pradesh as 2,000 officers join strike
Lucknow, Jan 8 (IANS) Nearly 2,000 oil sector employees struck work in Uttar Pradesh Thursday, the second day of the nationwide strike called by officers of public sector oil companies.

Thursday, January 08, 2009 4:35:52 PM

Durrani's sack shows rift in Pakistani leadership: Indian experts
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) The sacking of Pakistan's National Security Adviser Mahmud Ali Durrani has exposed serious rift between key power centres in Islamabad and points towards renewed assertion by the military and hardliners in setting post-Mumbai policy towards India, say Indian diplomats and experts.

Thursday, January 08, 2009 4:32:01 PM

Karunanidhi thanks PM for Rs.16 bn Chennai Expressway
Chennai, Jan 8 (IANS) Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi on the sidelines of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Thursday thanked the prime minister for the Rs.16 billion (Rs.1,600 crore) Chennai Expressway which is being funded mostly by the central government.

Thursday, January 08, 2009 4:21:59 PM

Maoist rebels kill four officials in Chhattisgarh
Raipur, Jan 8 (IANS) Four officials, including three special police officers (SPOs), were killed by Maoist rebels in Chhattisgarh, the police said Thursday.

Thursday, January 08, 2009 4:09:35 PM

Lady luck deserts Soren once again
Ranchi, Jan 8 (IANS) When Shibu Soren took oath as Jharkhand chief minister in August, many wondered if he would be able to remain in power. On Thursday, luck deserted him again as he lost an election he needed to win.

Thursday, January 08, 2009 3:57:38 PM

100,000 fake certificates found in Bihar
Patna, Jan 8 (IANS) Over 100,000 fake certificates of various Indian universities have been found in a Bihar town, police said Thursday, even as the government cracks down on irregularities in the education system.

Thursday, January 08, 2009 3:56:58 PM

Protesters use diaspora meet to garner attention to cause
Chennai, Jan 8 (IANS) Activists of a Tamil nationalist group and a Hindu organisation Thursday organised separate demonstrations in this city, where the Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas (PBD) is underway, to draw attention to their cause.

Thursday, January 08, 2009 3:53:49 PM

Literacy, foeticide, malnutrition - issues galore for women leaders
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) It may seem like a small change but Shakuntala Devi's fight against the change in a widow's surname - from Devi to Kunwar - in Bihar is an issue big enough to strive for. A widow herself and having gone through the experience, she knows what she is talking about.

Thursday, January 08, 2009 3:53:16 PM

Simplex eyeing projects in Middle East, Netherlands
Kolkata, Jan 8 (IANS) Civil engineering and construction company Simplex Projects is eyeing projects in the Middle East and the Netherlands, a top official said here Thursday.

Thursday, January 08, 2009 3:52:27 PM

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