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Assam's widows of terror - from housewives to breadwinners (Feature)
Guwahati, Nov 5 (IANS) Eight years after a bomb blast shattered her life, 55-year-old Ruby Baruah gets strength and hope by nurturing her late husband's dream - an English medium school in Assam's Nalbari town.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008 12:55:29 PM

For the flood-hit in Bihar, stoves and tools to help rebuild lives
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) The intensity of the Kosi river floods has waned and the hundreds of thousands of displaced people in Bihar need help to set up their lives anew. A Delhi-based NGO is doing just that by distributing gas stoves, utensils, saws and wrenches to the flood victims.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008 12:54:55 PM

Jharkhand companies should not use middlemen: Shibu Soren (Interview)
Ranchi, Nov 5 (IANS) Companies operating in Jharkhand should desist from taking help of middlemen, says Chief Minister Shibu Soren. 'Villagers dislike middlemen and I have also fought against moneylenders and middlemen,' he said.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008 12:54:19 PM

Hit by slowdown, Orissa steelmakers seek bailout
Bhubaneswar, Nov 5 (IANS) Orissa's sponge iron industry has been hit hard by the economic slowdown, notwithstanding a rush for new projects in the state, forcing existing players to cut production and downsize workforce, government and industry officials said.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008 12:53:45 PM

Obama supporters in Delhi jubilant
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) As news of Barack Obama becoming the first African American president of the US came in, hundreds of his supporters who had gathered at the American Center here to watch the live telecast of the announcement broke into cries of jubilation Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008 12:43:57 PM

If Congress wins Delhi, Sheila Dikshit may rule again
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) The Congress party may not have declared its chief ministerial candidate in Delhi but party sources say Sheila Dikshit is most likely to retain the post if the Congress wins the Nov 29 assembly elections.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008 12:43:04 PM

Chhath festival concludes peacefully in Bihar
Patna, Nov 5 (IANS) Millions of people, mostly women, took a dip in rivers and ponds across Bihar and offered prayers to the rising sun early Wednesday to mark the end of the four-day long Chhath festival, which concluded peacefully.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008 12:41:10 PM

Chhattisgarh's million Sindhi voters asked to shun main parties
Raipur, Nov 5 (IANS) Leaders of about one million voters from the Sindhi community of Chhattisgarh's 15 million voters have appealed to them to boycott both the main parties, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the opposition Congress in the forthcoming elections to the 90-member state assembly, since neither has fielded any Sindhi candidate.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008 12:39:15 PM

Jailed Jharkhand Maoist's demand puts officials in a spot
Ranchi, Nov 5 (IANS) The demand of a jailed Maoist leader to celebrate the Russian revolution has put the jail administration in Jharkhand's Dhanbad district in a spot, an official said Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008 12:38:26 PM

Cars crowd Panjab University campus ignoring 'no vehicle' campaign
Chandigarh, Nov 5 (IANS) It is over a year since Panjab University (PU) launched its 'no-vehicle day' on the first Monday of every month campaign, but the hundreds of cars clogging the campus parking area and roads are evidence that it has not been taken seriously.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008 12:37:13 PM

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