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Sonia takes on BSP government in Uttar Pradesh (Lead)
Kanpur, March 31 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi launched a broadside against Uttar Pradesh's ruling Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Monday and said her MP son Rahul Gandhi would go to jail if needed to protest against BSP rule.

Monday, March 31, 2008 6:49:40 PM

Indian Hockey Federation gets ultimatum on World Cup
Chennai, March 31 (IANS) The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has issued an ultimatum to the Indian Hockey Confederation in view of 'inadequate preparations' for the 2010 World Cup that has been 'conditionally' awarded to India.

Monday, March 31, 2008 6:32:50 PM

Powergrid to get $600 mn from World Bank
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) The Power Grid Corp of India Ltd (Powergrid) signed a loan agreement with the World Bank (WB) for $600 million March 28, the firm announced Monday.

Monday, March 31, 2008 6:31:24 PM

Powergrid signs $400 mn loan agreement with ADB
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) The Power Grid Corp of India Ltd (Powergrid) has signed a loan agreement with the Manila-based Asian Development Bank (ADB) for $400 million, the firm said Monday.

Monday, March 31, 2008 6:19:02 PM

LIC's Kerala housing project caught in a legal tangle
Thiruvananthapuram, March 31 (IANS) An ambitious housing project in Kerala by the insurance giant Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) is yet to take off, tangled as it is in legal problems, over a year after the project's foundation stone was laid.

Monday, March 31, 2008 6:18:27 PM

Karat compares Tibet to separatist demands in India
Coimbatore, March 31 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat Monday warned that supporting an independent Tibet would be a 'great disservice' to India, which faced many separatist movements.

Monday, March 31, 2008 6:16:41 PM

Malik impressed with IPL concept
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik feels Indian Premier League (IPL) will be an interesting experience as cricketers from different countries share the dressing as team-mates, forgetting they had been opponents.

Monday, March 31, 2008 6:09:45 PM

India mulls duty cut on several items to check inflation (Lead)
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) With inflationary pressure mounting, India is looking at further import duty cuts on essential commodities and to bring down tariffs on food products to zero, Commerce Minister Kamal Nath said Monday.

Monday, March 31, 2008 6:04:31 PM

Maharashtra launches computerised ration cards
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) The Maharashtra government has launched an ambitious programme to give computerised ration cards with bar codes to ensure that people get the benefits of the public distribution system.

Monday, March 31, 2008 6:04:00 PM

Orissa speaker quits after sex row (Second Lead)
Bhubaneswar, March 31 (IANS) Orissa Speaker Maheswar Mohanty Monday resigned after a women employee of the state's legislative assembly accused him of sexual harassment, even as the chief minister sacked a minister for allegedly conspiring against the speaker.

Monday, March 31, 2008 6:01:38 PM

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