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After Rajasthan win, Congress begins process to elect chief minister
Jaipur, Dec 9 (IANS) Hectic efforts are on in the victorious Congress camp in Rajasthan to elect a chief minister after winning 96 of the 200 assembly seats. While former chief minister Ashok Gehlot has emerged front runner, Girija Vyas, chairperson of the National Commission for Women, is also in the contention.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008 1:27:04 PM

Catch the 2093 to space: It's the flight of future (IANS Book Review)
Book: Departure 2093 - Five Visions of Future Flying; Editor: Christer Haglund; Publisher: Finnair; Price: Select Distribution only

Tuesday, December 09, 2008 1:25:53 PM

Minor fire on 20th floor of terror-ravaged Taj Mahal hotel
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) A minor fire broke out Tuesday morning on the 20th floor of the Taj hotel, which bore the brunt of the 26/11 terrorist attacks. The fire was brought under control and has not caused much damage, officials said.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008 1:07:13 PM

Election results bode well for Congress (Comment)
With election results in five states in, it appears that the Congress party will be quite unaffected by the recent economic slowdown and the terrorist attacks in Mumbai. This could bode well for the party for the next general elections which are due in April/May next year.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008 12:49:31 PM

Poll outcome: the BJP loses its terror plank (News Analysis)
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Prima facie, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) did not fare too badly in the recent elections in north and central India. It beat the anti-incumbency factor in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh to retain power and its vote share in Rajasthan, where it lost, was marginally less than the Congress'.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008 12:45:23 PM

Low immunity increases chances of infection in cancer patients
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) When everyone is looking forward to the winter season, it is the cancer patients who dread this beautiful weather. Their weak immune system cannot stand the weather change and increases their chances of getting infection.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008 12:37:17 PM

The warm spell this winter, over?
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Don't be fooled by the warm daytime temperatures. If you were planning to shed those winter layers, think again! A Met official warned that temperatures are likely to fall and clear sunny mornings will be replaced by a shallow fog cover in the coming few days.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008 12:24:31 PM

Dishonoured cheque cases plague Delhi courts
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) A staggering 500,000 cases of dishonoured cheques - many for amounts less than Rs.1,000 - are cluttering the five courts in the national capital, forcing judges to postpone the hearing of some to 2010.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008 12:17:14 PM

Delhi marks Eid-ul-Zuha with simplicity, prayers
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Muslims dressed in festive robes gathered at mosques for prayers and wished each other on the occassion of Eid-ul-Zuha in the national capital Tuesday but the terror attacks in Mumbai, still fresh in people's minds, cast a shadow on the celebrations.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008 12:13:34 PM

Let us not lose the battle of the mind to Pakistan (Comment)
The terror in Mumbai is our national shame. There can be no doubt about it. How could a group of 10 brazen men hold an entire nation to ransom for almost four days, making Mumbai their killing fields? They stepped out of the sea and walked about the city with the sort of contempt that a marauding horde reserves for the weakling.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008 12:10:54 PM

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