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Thousands bathe in sea on Magha Saptami
Bhubaneswar, Jan 22 (IANS) More than 300,000 people took a holy dip in the sea near Konark temple in Orissa's Puri district on the occasion of Magha Saptami early Friday, braving the cold.

Friday, January 22, 2010 1:33:54 PM

Parents, children anxious as Bihar extends school closure
Patna, Jan 22 (IANS) The biting cold in Bihar, which has forced the government to extend the closure of schools, has left parents and students worried. Now schools will reopen Jan 25 if the state gets some respite from the cold, an official said Friday.

Friday, January 22, 2010 1:30:53 PM

Government to reassert authority in Maoist areas: Chidambaram
Raipur, Jan 22 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram declared Friday that states had agreed to coordinate actions against Maoist guerrillas and that the government's goal was to reassert authority in rebel bastions.

Friday, January 22, 2010 1:29:42 PM

Shivraj Patil sworn in as Punjab governor
Chandigarh, Jan 22 (IANS) Shivraj Patil was sworn in as Punjab Governor at a ceremony here Friday.

Friday, January 22, 2010 1:28:21 PM

Grenade blast in Assam, night trains suspended till R-Day
Guwahati, Jan 22 (IANS) A grenade attack took place in Assam's Chirang district Friday and the railways suspended night trains fearing rebel attacks even as a massive security alert was sounded in the restive northeast region ahead of Republic Day.

Friday, January 22, 2010 1:27:00 PM

End turnaround politics, Bal Thackeray tells Chavan
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray Friday urged Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan to end 'turnaround politics' and compared Chavan's U-turn on a proposal to make knowledge of Marathi mandatory for Mumbai's taxi drivers to Michael Jackson's 'Moonwalk'.

Friday, January 22, 2010 1:24:59 PM

Chief economic adviser expects 7.8 percent GDP growth
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) India's chief economic adviser Kaushik Basu expects a gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 7.5-7.8 percent this fiscal.

Friday, January 22, 2010 1:21:48 PM

Court dismisses suit against Sonia Gandhi
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday dismissed a petition seeking disqualification of Congress president Sonia Gandhi as a Member of Parliament (MP) for receiving an award from the Belgian government and imposed a fine of Rs.10,000 on the petitioner for misleading the country.

Friday, January 22, 2010 1:20:47 PM

Delhi residents plan R-Day getaways, Maha Kumbh a big draw
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) It may not be the perfect 'extended weekend', but Republic Day which falls on a Tuesday has nevertheless enthused Delhi residents to draw up short getaway plans - with many taking this as an opportunity to visit the Maha Kumbh Mela in Haridwar.

Friday, January 22, 2010 1:05:42 PM

16th century Goa chapel to host music festival
Panaji, Jan 22 (IANS) An aesthetically restored 16th century chapel on a cliff on the outskirts of this city will serve as the perfect setting for a classical music festival next month.

Friday, January 22, 2010 12:46:04 PM

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