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Governance issues before UPA: food, energy and internal security
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) A year on into its second avatar, the Congress-led ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) is grappling with issues as diverse as its coalition -- from food security bill, implementing universal right to education to operalization of civil nuclear bill with the US.

Friday, May 21, 2010 4:28:37 PM

Tarun Gogoi now looking for a hat-trick
Guwahati, May 21 (IANS) With nine successive years in office and one year left in his present term, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi is now aiming for a political hat-trick by harping on the twin mantra of peace and development.

Friday, May 21, 2010 4:25:00 PM

Deep-rooted Maoists will take time to go: Home Secretary (Interview)
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The government is prepared for casualties in a long-running and intensifying battle against deep-rooted Maoist insurgents, affirms Home Secretary G.K. Pillai, saying that 150,000 policemen are being recruited to build up pressure that will force them to come for talks.

Friday, May 21, 2010 4:05:02 PM

BJP does not see early elections
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Although it does not command a majority in the Lok Sabha, the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) may remain in power because the Congress knows how to 'manage' smaller parties, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said Friday.

Friday, May 21, 2010 3:28:14 PM

Mizoram begins taking back tribal refugees from Tripura
Agartala, May 21 (IANS) On the union home ministry's advice, Mizoram Friday started taking back around 1,000 tribal refugees from relief camps in Tripura where they have been living since November last year after fleeing their state following ethnic clashes.

Friday, May 21, 2010 2:29:47 PM

President, leaders pay homage to Rajiv Gandhi
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Friday led the nation to pay homage to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on the 19th anniversary of his killing by a Tamil Tiger suicide bomber.

Friday, May 21, 2010 2:29:37 PM

Soren 'unpredictable', says BJP
Ranchi, May 21 (IANS) A day after Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) chief Shibu Soren declared he would not quit as chief minister, coalition partner Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) termed him an 'unpredictable politician' and said it would wait till May 25 to decide on the future course of action.

Friday, May 21, 2010 2:12:12 PM

Congress pays homage to Rajiv Gandhi
Chennai, May 21 (IANS) Congress leaders Friday paid tributes to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi in Tamil Nadu, where he was blown up by a suicide bomber on this day 19 years ago.

Friday, May 21, 2010 2:02:32 PM

BJP puts up hoardings in Delhi on Afzal Guru case
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has put up hoardings in several parts of the city asking the Delhi government the reasons behind withholding for nearly four years the file pertaining to parliament attack convict Afzal Guru's mercy petition.

Friday, May 21, 2010 1:51:31 PM

Over 70 percent voting in Haryana civic polls
Chandigarh, May 20 (IANS) Civic elections conducted Thursday in various parts of Haryana saw over 70 percent turnout of voters despite sweltering heat wave in the state, an official said.

Thursday, May 20, 2010 10:49:43 PM

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