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Singapore to host 15th global anti-smoking summit
Mumbai, March 12 (IANS) Singapore will host the 15th 'World Conference on Tobacco or Health' in 2012, it was announced here Thursday at the closing ceremony of the 14th anti-smoking summit.

Thursday, March 12, 2009 5:32:31 PM

Kerala's Left Front fails to reach seat sharing agreement
Thiruvananthapuram, March 12 (IANS) A meeting of the ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) again ended here Thursday without the front partners agreeing on who among them will contest which Lok Sabha seats in the polls next month.

Thursday, March 12, 2009 5:20:49 PM

Kiran Bedi proposes community informal courts
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) Police officer-turned-TV anchor Kiran Bedi Thursday proposed informal courts for communities like Residents Welfare Associations (RWA) to resolve small issues amicably without being dragged to higher courts.

Thursday, March 12, 2009 5:11:56 PM

Congress ties up with Trinamool in West Bengal
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) The Congress Thursday announced it would contest the Lok Sabha elections from 14 of West Bengal's 42 constituencies under a seat-sharing agreement with Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress.

Thursday, March 12, 2009 4:57:14 PM

Water woes in Chidambaram's Sivaganga constituency
Sivaganga (Tamil Nadu), March 12 (IANS) During the four-and-half years that Home Minister P. Chidamabaram held the finance portfolio, 52 bank branches were opened in his constituency Sivaganga and began lending money for agricultural operations. But farmers in this Tamil Nadu region are unhappy. They claim methods to raise crop production have left them without water.

Thursday, March 12, 2009 4:54:28 PM

Mulayam gets notice over bribing of voters
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) The Election Commission Thursday issued notice to Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav after his activists were filmed distributing money to potential voters.

Thursday, March 12, 2009 4:54:17 PM

Third Front is not a threat, say Congress and BJP
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) The Third Front launched near Bangalore was no threat at all, the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) asserted Thursday and predicted that the new formation would not last long.

Thursday, March 12, 2009 4:46:25 PM

JD-U leader killed in Bihar
Patna, March 12 (IANS) Maoist guerrillas have murdered a senior leader of the ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) in a Bihar village, suspecting him to be a police informer, an official said Thursday.

Thursday, March 12, 2009 4:42:43 PM

Infiniti to open 20 Croma retail stores next fiscal
Hyderabad, March 12 (IANS) Infiniti Retail Ltd, a 100 percent subsidiary of Tata Sons, plans to open 20 Croma stores with an investment of Rs.600-800 million (Rs.60-80 crore) in 2009-10, a top official said Thursday.

Thursday, March 12, 2009 4:26:48 PM

How many people at Third Front rally - 100,000 or 400,000?
Tumkur (Karnataka), March 12 (IANS) Thousands of people - estimates range from 100,000 to 400,000 - Thursday took in their stride the heat and dust and the lack of drinking water, to witness the launch of the Third Front by Left and regional parties ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.

Thursday, March 12, 2009 4:26:31 PM

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