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New age, tweet-up diplomacy (Capital Buzz)
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) This is instant diplomacy in the twitter age. When Bahrain's Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Bin Mohamed Al Khalifa met Indian Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor last week, a ministerial tweet-up followed. This was perhaps the first time there was real time reporting on a bilateral diplomatic meeting in India - by the participants themselves!

Sunday, February 21, 2010 2:38:35 PM

Court directs Delhi Race Club to deposit entertainment tax
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has directed the Delhi Race Club to deposit the entertainment tax it collects by selling tickets and by levying additional charges for carrying mobile phones inside the club.

Sunday, February 21, 2010 2:14:41 PM

Court pulls up government for investors' plight
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Coming to the rescue of an elderly couple who were fighting for their investments, Delhi High Court has pulled up the central government for subjecting them to litigation. It also directed the government to pay back their savings, along with the cost of Rs.15,000 each.

Sunday, February 21, 2010 2:10:04 PM

India among first countries Saudi will ink extradition pact with: Envoy
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) India will be among the first countries Saudi Arabia will sign an extradition treaty with when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visits that country later this month, according to Saudi Ambassador to India Faisal Hassan Trad.

Sunday, February 21, 2010 2:09:54 PM

Two resignations, many fallouts in climate geopolitics (Comment)
Two big-ticket resignations last week will have far-reaching effects on climate geopolitics. The decision by India's top climate negotiator Shyam Saran to quit will make it easier for the US to push emerging economies to do more to combat climate change. So will the decision of UN climate panel chief Yvo de Boer to quit six months ahead of schedule.

Sunday, February 21, 2010 2:09:29 PM

Uttar Pradesh sugar output up despite adversities
Lucknow, Feb 21 (IANS) Adversities and low output in other parts of the country notwithstanding, the sugar output has gone up in Uttar Pradesh and the state remains India's second highest producer of the sweetener after Maharashtra.

Sunday, February 21, 2010 2:05:47 PM

From homemakers to corporates, thousands volunteer for Games
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) There is a buzz around the imposing Commonwealth Games Organising Committee Headquarters near Connaught Place these days as scores of excited students, professionals, homemakers, ex-servicemen, teachers and people from the corporate world flock to it to join as volunteers for the Oct 3-14 Games.

Sunday, February 21, 2010 2:02:56 PM

Ahmedabad police on force-cleansing drive
Gandhinagar, Feb 21 (IANS) In a bid to cleanse its force, the Ahmedabad police is initiating steps to identify rogue elements in the department as also their relatives involved in criminal activities.

Sunday, February 21, 2010 1:34:51 PM

AMU, gay activists lock horns over professor's suspension
Aligarh/New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The suspension of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) professor Shrinivas Ramachandra Siras over his alleged involvement in a gay sex scandal has pitted the AMU administration and gay rights activists against each other - with the former accusing him of violating 'cultural' norms and the latter of trampling their rights.

Sunday, February 21, 2010 1:34:36 PM

Two more succumb in Pune blast, toll 15
Pune, Feb 21 (IANS) Two students succumbed here Sunday morning to their injuries sustained in the Feb 13 Pune terror blast, taking the toll to 15, police said.

Sunday, February 21, 2010 1:19:40 PM

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