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Sukhbir Badal leads, Akalis win two other seats
Chandigarh, Aug 6 (IANS) Former Punjab deputy chief minister and Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal was Thursday leading over his Congress rival by nearly 60,000 votes in the Jalalabad assembly seat. The ruling Akali Dal won the other two other assembly by-elections held in the state Monday.

Thursday, August 06, 2009 11:06:18 AM

Maoists damage mobile phone towers in Orissa
Bhubaneswar, Aug 6 (IANS) Maoists burnt down battery rooms of two mobile telephone towers in Orissa's Koraput district, police said Thursday.

Thursday, August 06, 2009 10:58:40 AM

30 new swine flu cases in Maharashtra, total 172
Mumbai/Pune, Aug 6 (IANS) Swine flu continues to spread in Maharashtra with 30 new cases reported till Thursday morning, raising the total to 172, a senior health official said.

Thursday, August 06, 2009 10:24:00 AM

Huge rush in Imphal markets during curfew relaxation
Imphal, Aug 6 (IANS) Hundreds of people thronged the markets here early Thursday to stock up essentials after authorities decided to relax an indefinite curfew for four hours. The curfew had been imposed after Manipur was rocked by a wave of violent protests over an alleged fake encounter in which a surrendered militant was killed.

Thursday, August 06, 2009 9:56:06 AM

Unions should be constructive partners in growth: Amartya Sen
Kolkata, Aug 6 (IANS) Unions should be constructive partners in the growth of institutions to play a meaningful role in society, according to Nobel laureate and eminent economist Amartya Sen.

Thursday, August 06, 2009 9:42:58 AM

Uttar Pradesh village heads threaten to stop midday meal
Lucknow, Aug 6 (IANS) The association of village heads of Uttar Pradesh has threatened to stop the distribution of midday meals in primary schools because they can no longer pay for the cooking with the Rs.2.50 they get per child. And they haven't even been paid this amount for a long time.

Thursday, August 06, 2009 9:31:39 AM

No victors in Singur: Amartya Sen
Kolkata, Aug 6 (IANS) There were no victors in the Singur land acquisition stand-off, Nobel Laureate economist Amartya Sen has said, urging political parties to sit together and find a way out for the benefit of West Bengal.

Thursday, August 06, 2009 9:22:06 AM

Constable's death exposes feudal tradition in police force
Hyderabad, Aug 6 (IANS) Many years after the colonial 'orderly' system was abolished in the Andhra Pradesh police department, hundreds of constables and home guards are reduced to working as servants in the homes of senior officers. They are recruited to serve society but end up serving their higher-ups as domestic helps, cooks, drivers or gardeners.

Thursday, August 06, 2009 8:56:33 AM

Compassionate, inclusive, Amartya Sen's model of justice (IANS Book Review)
Book: 'The Idea of Justice'; Author: Amartya Sen; Publisher: Penguin-Allen Lane; Price: 25 pounds (Rs.2,000)

Thursday, August 06, 2009 8:41:38 AM

Arundhati Roy's book tops chart
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Arundhati Roy's 'Listening to Grass Hoppers: Field Notes on Democracy' topped the non-fiction category among best-selling books here this week, while Ali Sethi's 'The Wish Maker: A Novel' was number one in the fiction category.

Thursday, August 06, 2009 8:21:07 AM

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