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Theft of history: Lal Bahadur Shastri's watch stolen
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) A watch gifted to late prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri during the historic Tashkent conference in 1966 has been stolen from a building named after him, police said Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009 2:28:38 PM

BJP legislators in Jharkhand quit, demand assembly elections
Ranchi, Sep 9 (IANS) All 22 legislators of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Jharkhand Wednesday submitted their resignations to demand immediate assembly elections in the state that has been under president's rule since Jan 19.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009 1:39:53 PM

Punctuality, thy name is Indian home ministry
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) It's 8.45 a.m. and the clock is ticking fast. Hundreds of employees of the Ministry of Home Affairs at North Block are sweating and rushing to register their fingerprint attendance on biometric scanners installed in all its offices.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009 9:17:58 AM

Shopian activist found dead in Kashmir orchard
Srinagar, Sep 8 (IANS) In a new twist to the rape and murder of two women in Shopian, police Tuesday recovered the body of a member of a group that has been spearheading an agitation for justice in the sensational case that rocked the Kashmir Valley this summer.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009 10:34:08 PM

Apex court keeps alive Jaswant's plea against book ban
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) With the Gujarat government mulling to challenge the state high court's order lifting the ban on expelled Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jaswant Singh's book on Pakistan founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the Supreme Court Tuesday decided to keep alive Singh's lawsuit against the ban.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009 9:41:00 PM

Assam government concerned over clashes in Sikkim institute
Guwahati, Sep 8 (IANS) The Assam government Tuesday expressed serious concern over clashes breaking out in a Sikkim college between students from the state and locals in which some Assamese students were injured.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009 8:48:05 PM

Austerity catches up, Krishna, Tharoor move out of luxury hotels
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Stung by criticism for staying in luxury hotels amid an austerity drive by the government, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna and his deputy Shashi Tharoor have moved to modest homes, albeit temporary ones, till their respective official residences are ready.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009 8:47:55 PM

Ahmedabad 2004 shootout victims were terrorists: central affidavit
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday cited a union home ministry affidavit of last month to say that Mumbai collegian Ishrat Jahan and her three friends killed in a 2004 Ahmedabad shootout were terrorists and planned attacks in India.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009 8:28:55 PM

Apex court halts Mayawati's memorial spree
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday brought the Mayawati government's memorial building spree to a halt by extracting an assurance from it against further construction at 45 sites in Lucknow that are being developed into memorials to Dalit leaders, including herself.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009 8:24:31 PM

Mamata expels 3 Trinamool leaders in Vedic Village scam
Kolkata, Sep 8 (IANS) Railways Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Tuesday expelled three of her party leaders, including a former legislator and a sitting councillor, in connection with the Vedic Village land controversy.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009 8:12:16 PM

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