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Swiss national found dead in Himachal
Shimla, Dec 22 (IANS) The body of a Swiss national was found from a house in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu district, police said Tuesday.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009 8:51:52 PM

Jual Oram elected Orissa BJP chief
Bhubaneswar, Dec 22 (IANS) Former union minister Jual Oram was Tuesday elected the chief of the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Orissa unit, without any contest.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009 8:51:42 PM

German honour for noted Indian scientist
New Delhi/Bangalore, Dec 22 (IANS) Noted Indian scientist C.N.R. Rao, who is chairman of the Scientific Advisory Council to the prime minister, has become the first Indian scientist to win the prestigious August-Wilhelm-von-Hoffmann medal for his outstanding contributions in chemistry, a science ministry official said Tuesday.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009 8:51:32 PM

Gujarat's compulsory voting full of difficulties: EC
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) The Election Commission Tuesday termed the Gujarat government's move to make voting compulsory in local body elections as 'full of difficulties' even as the issue has evoked a larger national debate in the country.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009 8:40:09 PM

Delhi Metro's smart card gets more commuter friendly
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) Delhi Metro Tuesday unveiled 'smart key chains', a new smart card that is half the size of the present one and more friendly for thousands of commuters who wish to travel ticket-less.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009 8:39:58 PM

Punjab cabinet refuses to sanction speaker's prosecution
Chandigarh, Dec 22 (IANS) The Punjab cabinet Tuesday refused to grant permission to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to prosecute state assembly speaker Nirmal Singh Kahlon in a corruption case.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009 8:35:46 PM

Lalu demands probe into alleged Bihar power scam
Patna, Dec 22 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Tuesday demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into an alleged Rs.4,000-crore scam in the Bihar State Electricity Board.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009 8:24:41 PM

AMU to confer doctorate on Manmohan, Sonia
Aligarh, Dec 22 (IANS) The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Tuesday announced that it will confer an honorary doctorate degree on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi among other distinguished personalities.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009 8:18:58 PM

Rathore sentencing evokes outrage (Roundup)
Chandigarh/New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) The six-month jail term awarded to former Haryana director general of police (DGP) S.P.S. Rathore for molesting a 14-year-old girl almost two decades ago that led her to commit suicide caused outrage among activists and figured in parliament Tuesday with everyone saying the sentence was too light.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009 8:02:00 PM

100 Telangana legislators ready to quit, says TRS chief
Hyderabad, Dec 22 (IANS) Stepping up pressure on the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) chief K. Chandrasekhara Rao Tuesday claimed that over 100 legislators from Telangana, cutting across party lines, were ready to resign if the central government backtracked on separate statehood to the region.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009 8:01:42 PM

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