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BJP, Congress locked in a close fight in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Dec 2 (IANS) Rajasthan, the largest state of India, is likely to witness a close contest between the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress as it goes to polls Thursday to elect a 200-member assembly.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008 4:13:08 PM

Sister Abhaya was hacked to death with axe: CBI
Kochi, Dec 2 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is investigating the 1992 murder of Sister Abhaya, told a court here Tuesday that she was hacked to death with an axe by the two priests and a nun arrested in the case, 16 years after her death.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008 4:04:47 PM

Franchise India ties up with US-based Francorp
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) City-based Franchise India Holdings Ltd Tuesday announced it has entered into a partnership agreement with the global franchise consultant major Francorp Inc of the US to attract more companies to India through the franchise model.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008 4:00:38 PM

Mumbai terror attack a systemic failure: navy chief
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Indian Navy chief Admiral Sureesh Mehta Tuesday attributed the Mumbai terror attack to a 'systemic failure' and said they had no prior 'actionable' intelligence inputs.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008 3:45:29 PM

Top seed Ranjeet storms into DSCL national tennis quarters
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Top seed Ranjeet Virali Murugesan proved too good for teenager Prateek Bhambri as he knocked him down 6-1, 6-2 to enter the quarter-final of the DSCL men's national tennis at the DLTA stadium here Tuesday.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008 3:43:17 PM

Security tightened in Orissa as Maoists begin 'motivation week'
Bhubaneswar, Dec 2 (IANS) Security was beefed up in five Maoist-affected districts of Orissa Tuesday as the rebels began observing the 'Peoples Liberation Guerrilla Army Week' to motivate their cadre to step up the battle against the government, police said.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008 3:42:49 PM

Karat apologises for Achuthanandan's 'dog' remark
Jaipur, Dec 2 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat Tuesday described as 'regrettable' Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan's derogatory remarks directed at the family of commando Sandeep Unnikrishnan, who was killed by terrorists in Mumbai.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008 3:42:05 PM

India expresses strong concern over Gaza blockade
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) India Tuesday reiterated its strong concern over Israel's months-long blockade of Gaza strip, saying there could be 'no justification for the denial of essential supplies, including food and fuel, to the civilian population' in the territory.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008 3:29:35 PM

Food, hospitality exhibition opens in Delhi
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) IFE India-2008, a three-day food, drink and hospitality exhibition, opened here Tuesday with the participation of over 300 exhibitors from 24 countries.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008 3:05:33 PM

Embarrassed Left refuses to back Achuthanandan
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) A visibly embarrassed Left Tuesday refused to come out openly in support of Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan after his sharp remarks on being snubbed by the father of slain commando Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan. While some passed it off as a 'Kerala' matter, some said the 'old age' of the chief minister could have provoked the reaction.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008 3:05:09 PM

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