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Government needs to act in tinderbox Orissa
Bhubaneswar/New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) The barely suppressed memories of the gruesome murder of Australian missionary Graham Staines have come back to haunt Orissa with the killing of a Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader unleashing a communal frenzy that has claimed the lives of at least two people burnt alive by revenge hungry mobs.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008 5:28:12 PM

Not possible to return 400 acres to Singur farmers: Buddhadeb
Kolkata, Aug 26 (IANS) The West Bengal government Tuesday said it was not possible to accede to the Trinamool Congress' demand to return 400 acres of land taken from unwilling farmers for the Tata Motors' Nano project in Singur.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008 3:21:13 PM

Two more believed killed in Orissa, cops unable to reach village
Bhubaneswar, Aug 26 (IANS) Security forces in Orissa were Tuesday desperately trying to reach a village in the communally volatile Kandhamal district where two people were believed to have been killed in clashes triggered by the killing of a Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader last week.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008 2:17:19 PM

Minorities panel moots SC status for Dalit Muslims, Christians
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Adding to the intense debate over affirmative action, India's National Commission for Minorities (NCM) has recommended Scheduled Caste status for Dalit Muslims and Dalit Christians on grounds that socio-economic status does not change with religion.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008 1:29:44 PM

Thousands arrive in Tirupati for Chiranjeevi's party launch
Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh), Aug 26 (IANS) All roads seemed to lead to this temple town Tuesday with thousands of vehicles as well as special trains and bus services ferrying fans from across the state to hear Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi announce the name and policies of his political party.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008 10:54:27 AM

Jayalalitha removes former minister from party
Chennai, Aug 26 (IANS) AIADMK chief J. Jayalalitha removed former rural development minister T.M. Selvaganapathy from the party late Monday night for 'acting against the interests of the party'.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008 3:22:39 AM

Sonia authorised to take decision on Puducherry impasse
Puducherry, Aug 25 (IANS) A majority of legislators of the ruling Congress empowered party president Sonia Gandhi to take an appropriate decision on the demand to remove Chief Minister N. Rangasamy, Union Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi told reporters Monday.

Monday, August 25, 2008 11:37:43 PM

Soren to form new Jharkhand government, prove majority Sep 1
Ranchi, Aug 25 (IANS) Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) chief Shibu Soren was Monday invited by Governor Syed Sibte Razi to form the new state government and asked to prove majority by Sep 1.

Monday, August 25, 2008 11:36:37 PM

Sangarsh Samiti threatens to pull out of talks
Jammu, Aug 25 (IANS) Shri Amarnath Sangarsh Samiti, an organisation of some 30 Hindu groups spearheading an agitation for return of land to a temple trust, Monday threatened to pull out of talks to resolve the row if an alleged repression against peaceful protesters in Jammu was not stopped.

Monday, August 25, 2008 9:53:55 PM

Delhi to get 3,125 new buses
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) The Delhi cabinet Monday gave its nod for purchase of 1,250 low-floor CNG AC buses and 1,875 CNG low-floor non-AC buses and directed the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) to initiate negotiations for acquiring these buses.

Monday, August 25, 2008 9:16:25 PM

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