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Only one RTI plea per person - Delhi official's new diktat!
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) A Delhi government official is openly violating the Right to Information (RTI) Act by letting a person to file only one application a day, allege social activists.

Sunday, September 07, 2008 12:03:18 PM

Housing demand in small towns falls by 25 percent
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Slowdown in the housing sector in metros seems to have spilled over to small towns, where housing demand fell by 25 percent during February-July 2008 period because of higher cost of borrowing, according to an industry lobby report.

Sunday, September 07, 2008 12:01:39 PM

One soldier killed in gun battle near Jammu
Jammu, Sep 7 (IANS) One soldier was killed and two were wounded in a gun battle that was underway Sunday morning between security forces and suspected militants in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Sunday, September 07, 2008 12:01:13 PM

'Trying to tame Kosi recipe for more disaster'
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) The Kosi has this year lived up to its name of Bihar's 'river of sorrow' by changing its course and rendering nearly three million people homeless, but now trying to jacket it with embankments and barrages as engineers are planning to do may cause further devastation, says noted water expert Anupam Mishra.

Sunday, September 07, 2008 11:39:40 AM

Service sector expected to grow more than 9.5 percent
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Despite an economic slowdown, India's services sector is expected to grow at more than 9.5 percent this year, according to the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

Sunday, September 07, 2008 11:38:44 AM

Delhi University polls - of broken rules and indifferent students
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) So what if not many students turned up to vote and the elite colleges distanced themselves from it? Blatant flouting of rules, littering of the campus and fist fights made the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) elections quite a spectacle.

Sunday, September 07, 2008 11:25:09 AM

Security forces deployed to stop loot, robbery in Bihar
Patna, Sep 7 (IANS) Worried over reports of criminals looting abandoned homes and robbing those fleeing the swirling flood waters of the Kosi in Bihar, the government has deployed hundreds of security personnel to provide protection.

Sunday, September 07, 2008 11:24:48 AM

'India needs 161 GW additional power generation'
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) India's growth story may derail if urgent steps are not initiated to wipe out the electricity demand deficit of 13 percent and energy shortage of six percent, an industry lobby study said.

Sunday, September 07, 2008 11:15:16 AM

India's condom ring tone a huge global hit
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Guess which Indian ring tone is being downloaded the most all over the world? No, it is not the latest Bollywood chartbuster, but a public health message that goes 'condom, condom'.

Sunday, September 07, 2008 11:14:47 AM

Will Bindra's blunt truths wake up Indian sports? (Comment)
India's latest sports icon Abhinav Bindra told the country quite bluntly that it had no sporting ethos worth the name and that politicians, ministers, bureaucrats and others of the ilk should not be controlling sports bodies.

Sunday, September 07, 2008 10:46:25 AM

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