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Sikh protests force Tytler to opt out
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Pushed to the wall after widespread protests by Sikhs over his exoneration by the CBI, beleaguered Congress leader Jagdish Tytler Thursday opted out of the electoral fray but left the final decision to the party.

Thursday, April 09, 2009 6:26:22 PM

Apex court dismisses plea for caste-based census
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday dismissed a plea that sought direction to the government to undertake a caste-based census in 2011.

Thursday, April 09, 2009 6:23:26 PM

Chouhan's security beefed up after intelligence input
Bhopal, April 9 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has got a bullet proof SUV, courtesy beefed-up security measures after an Intelligence Bureau (IB) alert warning of terror strike, sources said Thursday.

Thursday, April 09, 2009 6:13:27 PM

BJP allies find Modi's campaigning a burden: Congress
Ahmedabad, April 9 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) allies find Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's campaigning in their states a burden, Gujarat Congress president Siddharth Patel said Thursday.

Thursday, April 09, 2009 5:58:41 PM

Former Gujarat minister to be sent to jail
Ahmedabad, April 9 (IANS) Former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani was ordered jailed by a court after her remand period with the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) in a case of 2002 communal violence ended Thursday.

Thursday, April 09, 2009 5:57:40 PM

Poll panel notice to Lalu, Rabri
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The Election Commission Thursday issued notices to Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad and his wife and former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi for violating the model code of conduct.

Thursday, April 09, 2009 5:49:21 PM

Jaswant, wife worth over Rs.12 crore
Siliguri, April 9 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) heavyweight Jaswant Singh, who filed his nomination from northern West Bengal's Darjeeling Hills Thursday, has movable and immovable assets worth over Rs.7 crore and his possessions include a herd of 42 cattle and two Arabian horses.

Thursday, April 09, 2009 5:49:15 PM

Maoist commander killed, four troopers injured
Ranchi, April 9 (IANS) A Maoist commander was killed in a gun battle with a rival group while a civilian was killed and four security personnel were injured in a bomb blast in Jharkhand, police said Thursday.

Thursday, April 09, 2009 5:46:34 PM

Markets close marginally up, Sensex gains 0.5 percent
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Indian equities markets closed marginally in the green Thursday, with a key index ending trade about 0.57 percent higher than its previous close.

Thursday, April 09, 2009 5:46:29 PM

Election observers enjoy state-sponsored boat cruise, dinner
Panaji, April 9 (IANS) Three election observers, deputed by the Election Commission to ensure free and impartial polls in Goa, were treated to a complimentary boat cruise and dinner by state tourism department last weekend, sources said Thursday, though one observer said he knew nothing about it while another denied being on the junket.

Thursday, April 09, 2009 5:46:10 PM

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