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Lessons on witchcraft for Assam schoolchildren
Guwahati, Nov 19 (IANS) Little children in Assam may soon learn lessons on witchcraft in school - to combat superstitious beliefs that lead to a large number of people being hounded to death in the northeast every year.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 2:07:25 PM

Government plans award in Maratha freedom fighter's memory
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The government is planning to set up an international award for agricultural innovation in the memory of the founder-member of the Ghadar Party, Pandurang Khankhoje, a revolutionary-turned-farmer from Maharashtra, former union minister Vasant Sathe said.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 2:05:58 PM

Discontent brewing in Jharkhand cabinet over transfer of officials
Ranchi, Nov 19 (IANS) Discontent is brewing in the Jharkhand cabinet over the transfer and posting of officials by Chief Minister Shibu Soren, with many ministers complaining they were not consulted on the issue.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 1:51:29 PM

Two priests, nun held for Sister Abhaya's murder 16 years ago
Kochi, Nov 19 (IANS) Two Catholic priests and a nun have been arrested for the 1992 murder of a nun, Sister Abhaya, whose body was found in the well of a convent in Kerala's Kottayam town, police said Friday.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 1:51:02 PM

Fire at Haldiram outlet in Kolkata
Kolkata, Nov 19 (IANS) A fire broke out Wednesday morning at a south Kolkata outlet of Haldiram, one of India's leading sweets and snacks company, officials said.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 1:50:41 PM

Newspaper strike in Manipur over journalist's murder
Imphal, Nov 19 (IANS) Newspapers in Manipur will be off the stands for an indefinite period from Thursday in protest against the killing of a young journalist by unidentified gunmen here Monday, journalists said.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 1:49:38 PM

Eight die in Uttar Pradesh accident
Lucknow, Nov 19 (IANS) Eight people were killed and over a dozen critically injured Wednesday when a bus with over 50 people collided with a truck in Uttar Pradesh, police said.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 1:48:08 PM

42 billionaires, 53 with criminal cases in fray in Chhattisgarh
Raipur, Nov 19 (IANS) As many as 42 billionaires and 53 people with criminal cases against them are in the fray in Chhattisgarh's second and final phase of polling for 51 seats Thursday.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 1:46:47 PM

In election time, the Amby still rules
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) As they battle for power in Delhi's assembly elections, a Mercedes Benz, a Toyota Prado or a Scorpio SUV have become common sights. But for many candidates, the good old Ambassador still remains a favourite.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 1:15:26 PM

British Telecom India sees growth opportunity in crisis
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) With cost-cutting becoming the key mantra for corporates tackling the current crisis, British Telecom sees new growth opportunities in India by offering communication solutions that will help lower expenses, BT India chairman Arun Seth said here.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 1:13:58 PM

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