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IIT alumni keen to push Punjab growth
Chandigarh, Aug 21 (IANS) A group of former students of Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) has planned a conference of the alumni to contribute in the social and economic development of Punjab and other states of the country, a representative said here Saturday.

Saturday, August 21, 2010 9:28:18 PM

Gujarat gets new home minister
Gandhinagar, Aug 21 (IANS) Praful Patel, who was among the four ministers of state sworn in by Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Saturday, has been given the home department, an official said.

Saturday, August 21, 2010 9:00:44 PM

Kashmir unrest not linked to economic issues: Joshi
Lucknow, Aug 21 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Murli Manohar Joshi Saturday blamed the Congress-led central government for the worsening situation in Kashmir and said the problem was not linked to economic or developmental issues.

Saturday, August 21, 2010 8:54:48 PM

New bill for voting rights to NRIs introduced
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Representation of the People (Amendment) Bill 2010, which seeks to give voting rights to NRIs, was moved in the Rajya Sabha Saturday.

Saturday, August 21, 2010 8:54:38 PM

Rahul Gandhi in Aligarh, surprises Mayawati, farmers
Aligarh, Aug 21 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Saturday took both the Mayawati government and Aligarh farmers by surprise when he reached Tappal village, the epicentre of peasants' protest demanding enhanced compensation for land acquired for the Yamuna Expressway.

Saturday, August 21, 2010 8:22:19 PM

Several accomplishments during Somanth's tenure as speaker: PM
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday complimented former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee for several accomplishments, including the Lok Sabha TV channel, during his tenure.

Saturday, August 21, 2010 8:14:52 PM

Curfew, clashes and shutdown hit Kashmir Valley again
Srinagar, Aug 21 (IANS) At least 40 people were arrested and dozens injured as protestors clashed with police near this capital city Saturday, a day after security forces shot dead a man in Bijbehara. Separatists groups called for a shutdown across the Kashmir Valley Saturday.

Saturday, August 21, 2010 7:07:08 PM

Goa drug mafia linked to terror outfits: NCP
Panaji, Aug 21 (IANS) Goa's drug trade, in which police and politicians are allegedly involved, could be linked to terror outfits, a senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) spokesperson said Saturday.

Saturday, August 21, 2010 6:48:15 PM

Safety of Sikhs in Kashmir should be ensured: BJP
Chandigarh, Aug 21 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday asked the central government to immediately issue directions to the Jammu and Kashmir government to ensure the safety of Sikhs in the Valley, who had got anonymous threats to embrace Islam or face dire consequences.

Saturday, August 21, 2010 6:16:16 PM

Pranab helps break deadlock over MPs' salary hike
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The deadlock over MPs' salary hike ended Saturday after the government's trouble-shooter Pranab Mukherjee met agitating parliamentarians who are unhappy with the three-fold increase and are demanding a 500 percent raise. The government is likely to consider marginally increasing the hike, official sources said.

Saturday, August 21, 2010 5:56:43 PM

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