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Maoists gun down Hindu leader in Orissa's Kandhamal district
Bhubaneswar, March 19 (IANS) A band of armed Maoists has gunned down a Hindu leader in Orissa's Kandhamal district, where communal violence erupted last year after the killing of a Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader, the police said Thursday. Officials fear the murder could lead to renewed tension in the area.

Thursday, March 19, 2009 7:49:18 PM

Fire at West Bengal secretariat
Kolkata, March 19 (IANS) A minor fire broke out at the West Bengal secretariat Thursday evening, fire brigade officials said. No one was reported to have been injured.

Thursday, March 19, 2009 7:44:21 PM

Court sentences brother-sister duo to life imprisonment
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) A city court Thursday sentenced a brother-sister duo to life imprisonment for murder of a man following a property dispute.

Thursday, March 19, 2009 7:42:45 PM

Indian nuclear team heading to London next week
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) More than six months after the Nuclear Suppliers Group signalled the resumption of global nuclear trade with India, New Delhi is set to explore business and technology opportunities with Britain when a group of scientists led by Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) chief Anil Kakodkar travels to London next week.

Thursday, March 19, 2009 7:40:50 PM

Thai golfer Chapchai sets record at Sail Open
Gurgaon (Haryana), March 19 (IANS) Thai Chapchai Nirat played a dream round for the second day running as he converted the low-scoring SAIL Open golf tournament into a personal milestone with another brilliant 10-under 62 that helped him maintain his overnight lead to four strokes.

Thursday, March 19, 2009 7:40:39 PM

India must initiate structural reforms in education: Pitroda
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) India has to initiate 'structural reforms' in the educational system if it wants to reap the benefits of its 'demographic dividend', National Knowledge Commission (NKC) Chairman Sam Pitroda said here Thursday.

Thursday, March 19, 2009 7:38:38 PM

Shahabuddin seeks suspension of conviction to contest polls
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) parliamentarian Mohammed Shahabuddin Thursday requested the Supreme Court to suspend his conviction in a case of attempted murder to enable him contest the Lok Sabha election - but court turned down his plea for an early hearing.

Thursday, March 19, 2009 7:36:37 PM

Woman gangraped in a moving car in Noida
Noida, March 19 (IANS) A 46-year-old woman was allegedly gangraped in a moving car Wednesday night. The woman was badly thrashed by a group of five men before being finally dumped at a secluded place in Sector-31, police said.

Thursday, March 19, 2009 7:33:10 PM

Advani will just remain PM-in-waiting: Kapil Sibal
Chandigarh, March 19 (IANS) The Congress Thursday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) was no competition to its United Progressive Alliance (UPA) in the upcoming polls and that the BJP's prime minister-in-waiting L.K. Advani would have to 'remain so' in future too.

Thursday, March 19, 2009 7:26:14 PM

Father, tantrik charged with raping daughters to 'get rich'
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) A 49-year-old businessman has been charged with raping his daughter for over nine years to get 'rich quickly' on the advice of a black magic practitioner. The father, the tantrik and the girl's mother were sent to two days' police custody Thursday, officials said here.

Thursday, March 19, 2009 7:21:58 PM

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