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Bihar man attempts self-immolation during chief minister's meet
Patna, Feb 20 (IANS) An unemployed man tried to set himself on fire Friday during Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's meeting with people to protest alleged irregularities in recruitment of teachers for government-run schools in the state, officials said here.

Friday, February 20, 2009 6:59:58 PM

Modi happy with Supreme Court's verdict on RCA elections
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Lalit Modi, chief architect of the multi-million dollar Indian Premier League (IPL), Friday hailed the Supreme Court's decision to reschedule Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) elections from Feb 22 to March 1 under the unamended constitution.

Friday, February 20, 2009 6:56:02 PM

Why were three vaccine plants shut, apex court asks Ramadoss
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday asked Union Health Minister A. Ramadoss to explain his decision to suddenly close down three crucial vaccine producing units, including a 103-year-old anti-rabies vaccine plant at Kasauli in Himachal Pradesh.

Friday, February 20, 2009 6:42:42 PM

CBI seeks Interpol help for Fiona Mackeown's statement
Panaji, Feb 20 (IANS) After unsuccessfully trying to meet Fiona Mackeown in Britain for over two months, India's Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has sought the Interpol's help in recording her statement in the case of her daughter Scarlett Keeling's mysterious death a year ago.

Friday, February 20, 2009 6:39:43 PM

Kidney racket kingpin arrested in West Bengal
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) The kingpin of a nationwide kidney racket was arrested Friday from a West Bengal village on the India-Bangladesh border, the police said here.

Friday, February 20, 2009 6:37:57 PM

Pro-talks ULFA group writes to PM, gives up seccession demand
Guwahati, Feb 20 (IANS) A splinter group of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) Friday said it has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, formally giving up its demand for independence for Assam and instead seeking maximum autonomy for the state.

Friday, February 20, 2009 6:27:16 PM

European, Asian stars vie for top honours at Women's Indian Open
Gurgaon, Feb 20 (IANS) Leading women golfers from Asia and Europe will tee along with India's best in the DLF Women's Indian Open starting at the DLF Golf and Country Club here Wednesday.

Friday, February 20, 2009 6:26:30 PM

Swat accord linked to restoring peace: Pakistan
Islamabad, Feb 20 (IANS) Pakistan Friday defended an accord imposing Shariat laws in Swat and parts of its troubled northeast, saying it was linked to restoring peace in an area that is largely controlled by the Taliban.

Friday, February 20, 2009 6:25:43 PM

Panchayat polls in Kashmir after general elections: Omar
Jammu, Feb 20 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah announced Friday that elections to the panchayats or village councils in the state would be held immediately after the Lok Sabha polls this year.

Friday, February 20, 2009 6:24:41 PM

Poverty hit Dalit couple want to be killed
Lucknow, Feb 20 (IANS) A 50-year-old Dalit man has urged the Uttar Pradesh authorities to kill him and his bedridden wife, saying they are not able to cope with poverty, officials said Friday.

Friday, February 20, 2009 6:24:16 PM

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