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Rajasthan High Court to take up Gujjar quota plea Wednesday
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) The renewed agitation of the Gujjar community for job quota in Rajasthan entered its second day Tuesday, a day before the Rajasthan High Court is scheduled to hear a petition challenging a law that gives five percent reservation to the community.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010 8:20:58 PM

Study deflates cellular tower radiation myth
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Setting at rest concerns raised over the possible high levels of radiation emanating from the numerous mobile towers in the capital, a study Tuesday said the radiation levels in Delhi were 'hundreds of times below' international safety standards.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010 8:20:57 PM

Russia flays Pakistan over 26/11, backs India for UNSC, NSG (Roundup)
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Underlining their 'privileged strategic partnership,' India and Russia Tuesday inked a raft of agreements worth billions of dollars, including a contract to jointly build advanced stealth jets. Russia also asked Pakistan to bring the 'authors and perpetrators' of the Mumbai terror attack to justice.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010 8:20:55 PM

CII to set up entertainment task force
Kolkata, Dec 21 (IANS) The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is planning to set up an entertainment task force to bring commerce and creativity on a single platform for the growth of the Bengali film industry.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010 8:11:12 PM

Frisking irks Chandigarh lawyers
Chandigarh, Dec 21 (IANS) One lawyer's security awareness has caused frustration among many of his colleagues at Chandigarh High Court Tuesday. They have complained about increased frisking and questioning by Chandigarh Police at the court gates.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010 8:11:10 PM

PM announces Rs.400 crore relief for Andhra farmers
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday announced a Rs.400 crore relief package for farmers in Andhra Pradesh badly hit by heavy rains damaging their crops.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010 8:10:37 PM

India, Russia ink 19 business deals, explore trade pact
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Seeking to put innovation and business at the centre of a partnership that has remained mostly defence-centric and setting a bilateral trade target of $20 billion by 2015, India and Russia Tuesday inked 19 business-related deals. They also agreed to explore the posibility of a comprehensive economic cooperation agreement.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010 8:07:57 PM

ISRO to decide on delayed rocket launch Wednesday
Chennai, Dec 21 (IANS) The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will Wednesday take a decision on the delayed rocket launch, meant to put an advanced communications satellite into orbit, after getting results of tests on a leaking engine valve.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010 8:06:19 PM

Orissa shivers through coldest day of season
Bhubaneswar, Dec 21 (IANS) A cold wave continued to sweep many parts of Orissa Tuesday, affecting normal life, and the Met Office said severe cold will prevail in the state over the next two days.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010 8:05:13 PM

A joint venture to train over two million in diverse skills
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) The state-run National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC) Tuesday said it has entered into a joint venture with the Empower Pragati Vocational and Staffing Private Limited to train more than two million people.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010 7:59:49 PM

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