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Is Mayawati's heir-apparent BSP vice president Rajaram?
Lucknow, Aug 19 (IANS) Who is Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati's heir apparent? If party sources are to be believed, it is none other than its low profile vice president Rajaram.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 10:37:38 AM

IAF chief last voted 10 years ago
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Air Chief Marshal Fali H. Major has not been able to vote for the last 10 years because, like most people in the armed forces, he has not been home at election time. He has now sought streamlining of the voting system for the armed forces.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 10:37:06 AM

Equity markets start in the red
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Indian equity markets, which opened lower Tuesday following weak global cues, were in the red in initial trade. Banking, technology, auto and power stocks were under selling pressure.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 10:31:58 AM

'America's friend' Musharraf had to go, say Kashmiris
Srinagar, Aug 19 (IANS) The end of Pervez Musharraf's nine-year rule in Pakistan has evoked mixed reactions in Jammu and Kashmir, though a majority feel the 'dictator' had to go and that his exit should provide some lasting lessons for future leaders of Pakistan vis-a-vis relations with the US.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 10:29:51 AM

Why are Muslim zealots the media favourites? (Commentary)
It has been seen over the years that all political parties cash in on the Muslim mandate but later they ignore the issues that affect the community, using it like tissue paper.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 10:22:29 AM

Leap of hope: Number of dolphins in Brahmaputra increases
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) This should bring back the smile on the faces of conservationists. The number of endangered Gangetic river dolphins - the species has a global population of less than 2,000 - has been found to have increased in the Brahmaputra river in Assam.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 10:12:59 AM

Sessions at Nalanda University by 2010: Amartya Sen
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Academic sessions at the reborn Nalanda University, on the lines of the pioneering institution set up in Bihar in the fifth century, should begin by 2010, Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has said.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 10:01:35 AM

Uttar Pradesh chief secretary slammed for not implementing RTI
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh's RTI commission has come down heavily on the state's chief secretary for not implementing the Right to Information Act in its true spirit even three years after its enactment.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 9:54:31 AM

World Bank asks India, China, US to find Doha solution
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) World Bank Group President Robert B. Zoellick wants the United States, India, and China to work with WTO Director General Pascal Lamy to come up with a compromise on the Doha round of world trade talks

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 8:49:39 AM

Consumer court pulls up Kingfisher airline
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The national consumer redressal body has pulled up Kingfisher Airlines for adopting an unfair trade practice by misinforming passengers about the airline they were flying by.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 8:36:29 AM

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