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I'm on my seventh Isabel Dalhousie novel: Alexander McCall Smith
Jaipur, Jan 22 (IANS) Celebrated Scottish writer Alexander McCall Smith, who admits to being an R.K. Narayan fan, says he has started working on his seventh novel in the Isabel Dalhousie series. The thrillers feature the Edinburgh-based sleuth who loves solving problems in a rather complex and moral kind of way.

Friday, January 22, 2010 5:10:24 PM

Chandigarh to spend Rs.114 mn on schools
Chandigarh, Jan 22 (IANS) The Chandigarh administration will spend Rs.114.4 million (Rs.11.44 crore) on the development of nearly 110 government schools here, an official said Friday.

Friday, January 22, 2010 5:04:21 PM

Tripura agrees to increased quota for women in local bodies
Agartala, Jan 22 (IANS) The Left Front government in Tripura has agreed to the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government's proposal to reserve 50 percent seats for women in three-tier panchayats and urban local bodies across the country, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said Friday.

Friday, January 22, 2010 5:01:25 PM

Anti-piracy operations highlight of navy's tableaux
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Indian Navy will showcase its successful anti-piracy operations in the international waters of Gulf of Aden during this year's Republic Day parade.

Friday, January 22, 2010 5:01:09 PM

India not alarmed over US supplying drones to Pakistan: IAF chief
Bangalore, Jan 22 (IANS) India is not perturbed over the US supplying drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), to Pakistan as long as they are used against Taliban militants, Chief of Air Staff P.V. Naik said Friday.

Friday, January 22, 2010 4:57:03 PM

L&T's Malaysian JV to begin operations soon
Chennai Jan 22 (IANS) Offshore International FZC, a joint venture between Larsen and Toubro (L&T) and Malaysia's SapuraCrest Petroleum, has booked orders worth $500 million and will start operating its new vessel soon, a senior official said Friday.

Friday, January 22, 2010 4:53:11 PM

No conspiracy to keep Pakistanis out, assert Modi, Shilpa
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman and commissioner Lalit Modi and franchise owners Friday vehemently denied that any 'conspiracy' to keep the Pakistani players out of the third edition of the Twenty20 league tournament.

Friday, January 22, 2010 4:46:43 PM

Chavan's reply sought by Feb 1 in 'paid news' case
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan has been asked to file his reply in the 'paid news' case by Feb 1, a senior poll panel official said Friday.

Friday, January 22, 2010 4:34:13 PM

One killed, five injured in Kashmir clash
Srinagar, Jan 22 (IANS) A civilian was killed and five injured in a clash with police over the removal of a security camp near the Jammu and Kashmir town of Pattan Friday.

Friday, January 22, 2010 4:32:02 PM

Kashmiris worried about 'faster melting' glacier
Pahalgam (Jammu and Kashmir), Jan 22 (IANS) The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is under fire for having said glaciers in the Himalayas will disappear by 2035, but farmers in Kashmir are sure the valley's biggest glacier is receding at an alarming rate.

Friday, January 22, 2010 4:30:11 PM

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