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CPI-M censors Bhattacharjee for anti-strike remarks
Kolkata, Aug 29 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo has 'punished' West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee by publicly censoring him for his opinion against strikes, said a party leader.

Friday, August 29, 2008 4:25:33 PM

We are assessing situation, says Tata Motors after gherao of factory
Kolkata, Aug 29 (IANS) A day after an anti-land acquisition group prevented Tata Motors' workers from leaving the Nano small car factory in Singur, the automobile major said workers had not attended work Friday and they were 'assessing the situation'.

Friday, August 29, 2008 4:25:15 PM

India, Norway to sign pact on fisheries
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) India and Norway will expand cooperation by signing an agreement on the development of the fisheries sector, Science and Technology Minister Kapil Sibal said here Friday.

Friday, August 29, 2008 4:24:44 PM

Health alert in Uttar Pradesh
Lucknow, Aug 29 (IANS) With thousands of people affected by diarrhoea, malaria, gastroenteritis and even a mysterious disease that has claimed at least 135 lives, Uttar Pradesh has sounded a statewide health alert.

Friday, August 29, 2008 3:59:04 PM

NGO estimates Bihar flood death toll at 2,000
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The Bihar government says the official death toll in floods after the Kosi river changed course is 12, but international NGO ActionAid whose workers are on the ground says 'it is likely that 2,000 people have died'.

Friday, August 29, 2008 3:57:22 PM

Christian schools, colleges closed in Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal, Aug 29 (IANS) Christian schools and colleges in Madhya Pradesh remained closed Friday to protest the continuing violence against the community in Orissa.

Friday, August 29, 2008 3:28:11 PM

Sugar exports subsidy must be phased out, says Chidambaram
Mumbai, Aug 29 (IANS) Finance Minister P. Chidambaram Friday said the subsidy given to sugar exporters has to be phased out as India has emerged as a major global player this year.

Friday, August 29, 2008 3:27:51 PM

Indian science centres to be set up overseas
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) - a premier organisation in the field of science communication that has 27 centres in the country and one in Mauritius - is all set to have more branches across India and abroad, officials said Friday.

Friday, August 29, 2008 3:27:04 PM

Talks on Amarnath land row postponed
Jammu, Aug 29 (IANS) The fourth round of talks that was scheduled to be held Friday between the four-member government panel and the Shri Amarnath Sangharsh Samiti (SASS), agitating for return of land to the Amarnath trust, was postponed to Saturday, officials said.

Friday, August 29, 2008 3:26:10 PM

Pune gears up for two-day international robotic competition
Mumbai/Pune, Aug 29 (IANS) Pune gears up to see robots co-ordinate as a team as they form a pyramid to enact a high-tech 'dahi handi' (taking butter from a pot hanging high above) sequence at the two-day 7th ABU International Robocon Competition Saturday.

Friday, August 29, 2008 3:14:21 PM

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