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Chidambaram is biggest murderer of democracy: Swami Agnivesh (Interview)
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Saying the government has "done nothing" to address the rights of poor tribals, noted social activist and former peace negotiator Swami Agnivesh blames Home Minister P. Chidambaram, whom he calls the "biggest murderer of democracy", for the spurt in violence and abductions by Maoists.

Monday, May 07, 2012 12:36:07 PM

Government told to decide fast on bio-fuels programme: Parliament panel
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Rapping the rural development ministry''s land resources department for the "inordinate delay" in finalising a bio-fuels programme, a parliamentary panel has sought for the matter be placed before the cabinet at the earliest for a decision on its continuance.

Monday, May 07, 2012 12:33:38 PM

Motorist Veer Patel extends lead
Ahmedabad, May 7 (IANS) Motorist Veer Patel opened up crucial lead in the fifth-leg National Supercross Championship as he cruised ahead of defending champion Aravind K.P. in the second round that was held here.

Monday, May 07, 2012 12:27:57 PM

Apex court mulling total ban on plastic
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday said it would consider whether to completely ban the use of plastic in the interests of animals and the environment.

Monday, May 07, 2012 12:02:58 PM

Alcohol more harmful for women
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Alcohol in any amount can be dangerous to anyone but it affects women more than men, with increased health risks like liver and heart diseases and infertility for them, according to experts.

Monday, May 07, 2012 12:02:38 PM

Shia clerics demand closure of US, Israel embassies in India
Lucknow, May 7 (IANS) Prominent clerics of the Shia community in Uttar Pradesh have demanded that India snap its ties with the United States and Israel.

Monday, May 07, 2012 11:53:47 AM

Pakistan not doing enough on Mumbai attack: Clinton
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) Stressing that all those involved in the 2008 Mumbai attack be brought to justice, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Monday accused Pakistan of not taking "steps which India and US have been repeatedly" requesting in this regard.

Monday, May 07, 2012 11:53:37 AM

18 devotees killed in Punjab accident
Moga (Punjab), May 7 (IANS) At least 18 devotees, including six women and five children, were killed early Monday in a head-on collision between a jeep and a truck near Punjab''s Moga town, police said. Eleven victims belonged to one family and six to another.

Monday, May 07, 2012 11:43:37 AM

Clinton, Mamata meet with folded hands
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Monday met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at the state secretariat here, with FDI in retail, the Teesta water treaty and American investment in the state expected to figure in their talks.

Monday, May 07, 2012 11:43:27 AM

Bal Thackeray roots for Mumbai again
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Strongly advocating the cause of Mumbai, Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray has reiterated his demand for the centre to plough back a portion of the huge revenue collected from the city for its progress and development.

Monday, May 07, 2012 11:31:27 AM

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