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Indian equities open strong
Mumbai, Feb 6 (IANS) Indian markets opened on a positive note Friday, with a key index starting trade higher than its last closing figure.

Friday, February 06, 2009 10:28:48 AM

Tulsi for Taj nothing but a gimmick, say conservationists
Agra, Feb 6 (IANS) Conservationists and environmentalists have questioned the official move to initiate large-scale cultivation of the tulsi plant in Agra, ostensibly to insulate the Taj Mahal from environmental pollution.

Friday, February 06, 2009 10:16:28 AM

Board exam jitters: disabled students can call special helplines
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) Special children have special needs. So for the first time the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has designated educators to answer the queries of disabled students who are taking the crucial Class 10 and Class 12 board exams.

Friday, February 06, 2009 10:07:25 AM

Gigantic carpet bags him fresh orders from China
Lucknow, Feb 6 (IANS) Call it Jabeer Babu Ansari's magic carpet. Having shot into the limelight by weaving a 160-foot-long carpet for a hotel in China, the Indian manfufacturer is now flooded with fresh orders from that country.

Friday, February 06, 2009 9:53:44 AM

India exposes Pakistan's ban on JuD, blames Mumbai attacks on ISI
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) Terming the organisers of the Mumbai and Kabul attacks as clients and creations of the ISI, India Thursday condemned the 'licence' that banned terrorist outfits like Jamaat-ud-Dawa continue to enjoy in Pakistan.

Thursday, February 05, 2009 11:32:19 PM

Goa lawmaker equates Bihar with 'lawlessness'
Panaji, Feb 5 (IANS) A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Thursday caused a flutter in the assembly when he used the word 'Bihar' as a simile to describe a 'state of lawlessness'.

Thursday, February 05, 2009 11:09:08 PM

Poll panel asks states to gear up for Lok Sabha elections
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) Ahead of the Lok Sabha polls likely to be held in April-May, the Election Commission Thursday asked state governments to transfer all officials posted at one place for more than three years or those deputed in their home districts.

Thursday, February 05, 2009 11:04:42 PM

Two Indian TV journalists attacked in Pakistan
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) Two Indian journalists were Thursday thrashed by some men in the Pakistani city of Lahore and their camera, tapes and belongings snatched, inviting a sharp reaction from the external affairs ministry here.

Thursday, February 05, 2009 10:57:01 PM

NCW member gets notice over Mangalore pub probe
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) The ministry of women and child development, headed by Renuka Chowdhury, Thursday evening issued a show-cause notice to National Commission for Women (NCW) member Nirmala Venkatesh, who probed the pub attack on women in Mangalore, for her 'unbecoming' action and 'dereliction of duty'.

Thursday, February 05, 2009 10:41:17 PM

Married Punjab woman kills lover by setting him on fire
Mohali (Punjab), Feb 5 (IANS) A married woman, who has a two-year-old daughter, Thursday allegedly set on fire her old lover, who later died in a hospital here, the police said.

Thursday, February 05, 2009 10:32:57 PM

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