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Congress nixes Pawar's idea to reduce women's quota
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) The Congress Monday rejected Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president Sharad Pawar's suggestion to reduce the women's reservation quota from 33 percent to about 20-21 percent to help arrive at a consensus, and said there is no question of diluting the legislation.

Monday, March 15, 2010 7:03:00 PM

2011 census to probe how many are disabled
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) If all goes well, the 2011 census will refine its questionnaire in a bid to determine how many to Indians really suffer from disability.

Monday, March 15, 2010 7:02:55 PM

AIIMS to verify age of serial blast accused
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) A city court Monday directed the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to determine the age of a suspected Indian Mujahideen (IM) terrorist, allegedly involved in serial blasts in Delhi and several other cities, who has claimed to be a minor.

Monday, March 15, 2010 6:52:21 PM

Srei Sahaj joins hands with State Bank of India
Kolkata, March 15 (IANS) Srei Sahaj e-Village Ltd., a subsidiary of Srei Infrastructure Finance, Monday inked a deal with the State Bank of India (SBI) to ensure financial inclusion of rural areas, a company statement said here.

Monday, March 15, 2010 6:45:12 PM

Barrel burst kills four army soldiers in Rajasthan
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Four Indian Army soldiers were killed and three injured during night firing practice of mortars at the Pokhran range in Rajasthan, an officer said Monday.

Monday, March 15, 2010 6:45:02 PM

Convicted Delhi policeman gets parole to study law
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Former Delhi Police Assistant Commissioner S.S.Rathi, convicted in the Connaught Place shooting of two businessmen, was Monday granted parole by the Delhi High Court for attending law classes.

Monday, March 15, 2010 6:44:57 PM

Gen Kapoor meets Bangladesh army chief
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Indian Army chief General Deepak Kapoor met his Bangladeshi counterpart General Mohammad Abdul Mubeen here Monday amid expanding strategic ties between the two countries.

Monday, March 15, 2010 6:44:46 PM

Congressmen in Jharkhand seek CBI probe into scams
Ranchi, March 15 (IANS) Thousands of Congress workers staged protests outside the state assembly Monday, demanding CBI probe into scores of scams and early holding of panchayat elections.

Monday, March 15, 2010 6:31:27 PM

Two Maoists arrested in West Bengal
Kolkata, March 15 (IANS) Two members of the military wing of the outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist were arrested Monday in West Bengal's West Midnapore district, police said Monday.

Monday, March 15, 2010 6:31:16 PM

28 die as bus falls into river in Rajasthan
Jaipur, March 15 (IANS) In one of Rajasthan's worst road accidents, 28 people were killed Monday when a bus packed with students and staff of a college plunged into a river in Sawai Madhopur district, police said.

Monday, March 15, 2010 6:28:45 PM

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