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Kerala legislators join to increase paddy cultivation
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 12 (IANS) Legislators of the Kerala assembly Monday initiated a campaign to save paddy fields from being used for other purposes, as agricultural land area in the state has drastically come down from 347,000 hectares in 2000-01 to 276,000 last year.

Monday, January 12, 2009 5:39:40 PM

Samajwadi Party names five more Lok Sabha candidates
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party Monday announced five more candidates for the lok Sabha elections from Uttar Pradesh.

Monday, January 12, 2009 5:34:59 PM

Soren quits as chief minister, wants nominee as successor
Ranchi, Jan 12 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Shibu Soren resigned Monday following his defeat in the Tamar assembly by-election he needed to win to stay in the post and said his party would press for fresh elections if his nominee was not appointed in his place. The ally Congress, however, hoped the crisis would be over soon.

Monday, January 12, 2009 5:34:23 PM

Madhya Pradesh float to depict Tantya Bhil for R-Day
Bhopal, Jan 12 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh will pay homage to Tantya Bhil, the greatest Bhil fighter who led a 15-year-long rebellion against the British in the late 19th century, on Republic Day this year, an official statement said Monday.

Monday, January 12, 2009 5:28:22 PM

No impact of World Bank ban on business, says Megasoft
Chennai/Hyderabad, Jan 12 (IANS) Indian technology firm Megasoft Ltd Monday said there would be no financial impact on its operations from the World Bank decision to debar it from outsourcing services.

Monday, January 12, 2009 5:25:56 PM

Somdev to be brand ambassador of Northeast Sports Festival
Agartala, Jan 12 (IANS) India's new tennis sensation Somdev Devvarman, who hails from the northeast, is likely to be the brand ambassador of the Northeast Sports Festival (NSF) beginning here Feb 4, officials said Monday.

Monday, January 12, 2009 5:13:22 PM

India, Afghanistan implicitly flay Pakistan
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) In an apparent reference to Pakistan, India and Afghanistan Monday said that countries needed to prevent acts of terrorism emanating from their soil.

Monday, January 12, 2009 5:10:29 PM

Ashok Leyland bags export orders from Honduras, Thailand
Chennai, Jan 12 (IANS) Though its domestic sales have witnessed a steep fall, there is good news for India's second largest commercial vehicle manufacturer Ashok Leyland Limited, as it has bagged a export order from Honduras and Thailand, a senior official of the company said Monday.

Monday, January 12, 2009 5:09:37 PM

Stay sought on 'plagiarised' play at Delhi drama fest
Chennai, Jan 12 (IANS) The Madras High Court issued a notice to the National School of Drama Monday on a petition seeking a stay on a plagiarised version of a play written by a wellknown author Indira Parthasarathy, lawyers said.

Monday, January 12, 2009 5:03:47 PM

'Wake Up' call to check crime against women
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) Shocked over the rape of a management student in Noida, the National Commission for Women (NCW) has decided to a launch a campaign called 'Wake Up' to sensitise people about crimes against women in the National Capital Region (NCR).

Monday, January 12, 2009 4:54:16 PM

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