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Gold for Luka, Poonia in Asian Grand Prix
Chennai, June 9 (IANS) Legendary sprinter P.T. Usha could hardly stop smiling as her trainee Tintu Luka hung on to win the 800 metres gold in the third leg of the Asian Grand Prix athletics at the Nehru Stadium here Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010 10:11:57 PM

Government frames rules on dog breeding, sale
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) In order to check illegal trade in pet dogs, the environment and forests ministry Wednesday finalised the rules for breeding and selling canines.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010 10:05:16 PM

India-Sri Lankan knowledge initiative launched
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) India and Sri Lanka have agreed to start a knowledge initiative that will assist in making the island nation into a trilingual society and improving linkages between universities in the two countries.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010 9:57:20 PM

Opposition attacks Mayawati move on local bodies polls
Lucknow, June 9 (IANS) Almost the entire opposition is up in arms against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati's move to alter the existing system of elections to the state's local bodies.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010 9:50:14 PM

Government to implement more minority welfare schemes
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) The central government Wednesday said it would implement four more schemes for the welfare of minorities this financial year after an allocation of Rs.11 crore was made in the budget of 2010-11 for the new plans.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010 9:36:28 PM

Give poor students 3 IIT-JEE chances, says Super 30 founder
Patna, June 9 (IANS) Super 30, a Bihar-based free coaching centre for the poor, has requested union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal to allow poor students three chances to appear in the highly competitive IIT-JEE, in view of the vast disparity in the quality of education in cities and villages.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010 9:34:17 PM

Krishna heading to SCO summit in Tashkent Thursday
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna goes to Tashkent Thursday on a two-day visit to attend the six-nation Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit amid speculation that India may be included as a full-fledged member of the regional grouping.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010 9:30:02 PM

Patil doubts Sheila blamed him for Afzal file delay
Chandigarh, June 9 (IANS) Former union home minister Shivraj Patil Wednesday said here that he 'did not think' Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit had allegedly hinted that he had directed her to deliberately delay the mercy petition file of Afzal Guru.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010 9:27:06 PM

Saina, Chetan sail into third round on a day of upsets
Chennai, June 9 (IANS) It was a virtual colour fall at the indoor stadium here as seeded players descended to the ground like autumn leaves on the opening day of the Yonex-Sunrise India Open Grand Prix (gold) badminton tournament Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010 9:20:55 PM

Rajapaksa assures Tamil MPs of resettling displaced civilians
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Wednesday assured a delegation of Tamil MPs that the displaced civilians living in refugee camps in the island-nation will be resettled by the year end.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010 9:13:45 PM

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