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Large parts of cyclone-hit Kolkata still without power, water
Kolkata, May 27 (IANS) For the third day running after Cyclone Aila swept the city with full fury, large parts of the metropolis continued to remain without water and power Wednesday as irate residents put up road blockades and held protests before utility offices.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 6:29:27 PM

Youngest minister raring to work for northeast
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) She is young, confident and raring to 'bridge the gap' between her home region, the northeast, and the rest of the country. Agatha Sangma, the youngest minister of the Manmohan Singh government, may not be 'choosy' about her portfolio, but is sure geared up to work for grassroot development.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 6:23:36 PM

Lawmakers shirking legislative duties: Goa law panel chief
Panaji, May 27 (IANS) Most legislative assemblies and parliament rarely have time for legislative duties, and instead lawmakers waste time by disrupting proceedings, former minister of state for law and chairman of the Goa law commission Ramakant Khalap said Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 5:07:34 PM

Manmohan Singh's 78-member council of ministers finalised (Third Lead)
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's new government took shape Wednesday with a 78-member council of ministers, including 33 cabinet ministers and 45 ministers of state, being named after three days of intense negotiations.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 4:50:26 PM

Nine women ministers in Manmohan Singh government
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's cabinet will have nine women ministers, one less than the previous Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 4:50:21 PM

Karnataka's women panchayat leaders unite for good governance
Bangalore, May 27 (IANS) Over 600 elected women leaders of villages across Karnataka's 21 districts gathered in this IT hub Wednesday to launch Sugrama - a unique federation to secure their rights and further the interests of the rural communities that they serve.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 4:09:50 PM

'Use satellite imagery to track illegal constructions'
Panaji, May 27 (IANS) Satellite imagery to monitor illegal constructions, authoritative translation of colonial-era Portuguese laws into English and stricter implementation of the doctrine of separation of powers are some of the recommendations made by the Goa law commission.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 4:09:24 PM

Kerala jubilant with six MPs in council of ministers
Thiruvananthapuram, May 27 (IANS) With as many as six Kerala MPs set to be part of the council of ministers in Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's government, the state had reason to be happy Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 3:56:00 PM

59 new ministers to be sworn in Thursday
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is set to lead a 78-member council of ministers, including 33 cabinet ministers and 45 ministers of state, in his second term as head of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government in India. The outgoing government also had 78 ministers.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 3:53:03 PM

Achuthanandan refutes resignation reports
Thiruvananthapuram, May 27 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan, under pressure to resign after the ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) faced its worst ever electoral drubbing in the state, Wednesday refuted all talks of quitting.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 3:44:16 PM

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