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Amid war, Tamil refugee flow to India drops
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) As Sri Lankan troops sweep through Tamil Tiger strongholds, Tamils seeking to flee the war-hit island to India are finding the boat journey more and more risky, leading to a sharp drop in their arrivals.

Saturday, January 31, 2009 10:44:48 AM

Winter chill to continue in capital
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) If the bright sun shinning over the national capital made you think you could pack up your woollens soon, here is a caution from weather officials - the winter chill will continue for another fortnight.

Saturday, January 31, 2009 10:44:28 AM

Yuki Bhambri wins Australian Open junior title
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS)Yuki Bhambri Saturday became the first Indian to win the Australian Open Junior Boys title. He beat Alexandros-Ferdinandos Georgoudas of Germany 6-3, 6-1.

Saturday, January 31, 2009 10:43:54 AM

Dominique Lapierre recalls brush with Gandhi's killers
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) How about a re-enactment of Mahatma Gandhi's murder 61 years after his death? It sure is eerie, but compelling.

Saturday, January 31, 2009 10:37:01 AM

Sans security, inmates in state-run camp live in fear of Maoists
Bangapal (Chhattisgarh), Jan 31 (IANS) This is a government-run relief camp within Bastar, the region in Chhattisgarh that is the nerve-centre of India's Maoist militancy. Over two hundred people fled the area to live here. But there has been not a single guard at the camp for nearly two years, leaving the inmates at the mercy of the armed rebels.

Saturday, January 31, 2009 10:33:06 AM

Goa anti-mining activist battles defamation suit
Panaji, Jan 31 (IANS) Practically speaking, a cheque for Rs 5,014 stands no chance against a Rs.5 billion defamation suit. But for anti-mining activist Sebastian Rodrigues, it's a beginning of sorts.

Saturday, January 31, 2009 10:29:55 AM

Malaysian Airlines told to pay for mishandling luggage
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Holding Malaysian Airlines responsible for mishandling a passenger's baggage, a consumer court here has asked it to pay Rs.315,000 - the price of the damaged luggage - alongwith with the cost of litigation.

Saturday, January 31, 2009 10:13:31 AM

Protest in Assam over army killing physically challenged boy
Guwahati, Jan 31 (IANS) The army is facing another fake shootout slur over the killing of a physically challenged Assamese teenager who they claimed was a separatist involved in the gunning down of two policemen.

Saturday, January 31, 2009 10:13:13 AM

Honour doctor who died serving Bihar flood victims: Parents
Patna, Jan 31 (IANS) Months after their son lost his life while serving Bihar's flood victims, parents of a 25-year-old doctor said they are unhappy with the state government as it is yet to confer an award on him.

Saturday, January 31, 2009 9:50:28 AM

A year of cycling across India to save youth from drugs
Ahmedabad, Jan 31 (IANS) Amandeep Singh has cycled his way through 20 states in the past one year, with a small stove and a bag of flour tied to his bicycle. His aim is to spread the message of love and peace as far as possible and also create awareness amongst the country's youth about the ill-effects of drugs.

Saturday, January 31, 2009 9:38:09 AM

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