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Jharkhand petrol pumps strike against tax hike
Ranchi, Feb 23 (IANS) Petrol pumps in Jharkhand were closed Tuesday, causing inconvenience to residents, as the dealers called for a one-day strike to protest a 5.5 percent Value Added Tax (VAT) hike on diesel.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 2:42:28 PM

Choppers to give boost to Mizoram tourism, governance
Aizawl, Feb 23 (IANS) Mizoram will introduce helicopter services in the mountainous northeastern state to not only take the administration into remote areas but also to boost tourism, officials said here Tuesday.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 2:37:15 PM

Leopard injures several villagers in Orissa
Bhubaneswar, Feb 23 (IANS) A leopard strayed out of a jungle and injured several villagers in Orissa's Balasore district, a forest official said Tuesday.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 2:28:12 PM

Forest officials, scribes under scanner for official's suicide
Nagpur, Feb 23 (IANS) A day after an Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer - believed to have been fighting the timber mafia in Yavatmal district of Maharashtra - committed suicide, police Tuesday were on the lookout for five of his colleagues and four local journalists whom he named in a note.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 2:25:46 PM

PDP demands action against infant's killers
Jammu, Feb 23 (IANS) Faced with criticism for patronizing the stone-pelters in Kashmir, the main opposition Peoples Democratic party (PDP) Tuesday staged a walkout from the state assembly demanding action against those responsible for the killing of 11-day-old infant Irfan in the Valley Monday.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 2:25:36 PM

Goa chief minister took Ramesh for a ride on mining issue: BJP
Panaji, Feb 23 (IANS) The opposition in Goa Tuesday said that Chief Minister Digambar Kamat took union Minister for Environment and Forest Jairam Ramesh 'for a ride' over the issue of mining permissions in the state.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 2:25:20 PM

Mexican GDP fell 6.5 percent in 2009
Mexico City, Feb 23 (IANS/EFE) Mexico's gross domestic product (GDP) shrank by 6.5 percent last year amid the global recession, authorities said.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 2:22:14 PM

Parliament adjourned as opposition unites against price rise
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's appeal notwithstanding, an angry opposition Tuesday stalled parliament demanding a discussion on price rise under rules that entail voting but the government refused to yield.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 2:14:33 PM

Small earthquake rocks Assam
Guwahati, Feb 23 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 4 on the Richter scale rocked Assam Tuesday, triggering panic among residents.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 2:07:05 PM

Madhya Pradesh presents 'grim' picture of public health
Bhopal, Feb 23 (IANS) Even as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lauded the 'compassionate' governance of its Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan at its Indore meeting last week, a human rights group said Madhya Pradesh was a state where 71.4 percent tribal children were malnourished and 82.5 percent anaemic.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 1:57:16 PM

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