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BJP, Congress trade charges over Afzal's mercy plea
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) As Afzal Guru, facing death sentence for terrorist attack on parliament, called for a swift decision on his mercy petition, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sunday reiterated its demand to hang him at the earliest while the Congress said his plea was being processed.

Sunday, June 08, 2008 5:43:17 PM

Mayawati sacks minister, orders probe into cop's shooting
Lucknow, June 8 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Sunday sacked Minister of State for Fisheries Jamuna Nishad following the shooting of a constable during a ruckus he and his supporters created at a Maharajganj district police station over the alleged rape of two Dalit girls.

Sunday, June 08, 2008 5:29:28 PM

Ranil Wickramasinghe makes quiet visit to Guruvayoor Temple
Guruvayoor (Kerala), June 8 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Leader of Opposition Ranil Wickramasinghe and his wife Sunday paid a quiet visit to the famed Sree Krishna temple at Guruvayoor in Kerala.

Sunday, June 08, 2008 4:44:19 PM

Assam Congress to deny tickets to charge sheeted leaders
Guwahati, June 8 (IANS) The Assam Congress party Sunday decided not to allot tickets to fight elections to those against whom charge sheets have been filed in a criminal or corruption case.

Sunday, June 08, 2008 4:41:34 PM

Yeddyurappa keeps finance, gives home to trusted man
Bangalore, June 8 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa has allotted portfolios to his ministers nine days after assuming office and kept with him 10 departments, including finance and the intelligence wing of the home ministry.

Sunday, June 08, 2008 3:36:22 PM

Constable killed in police station fracas, Uttar Pradesh minister booked
Lucknow, June 8 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh police Sunday booked Minister of State for Fisheries Jamuna Nishad and his supporters for kicking up a ruckus at a police station in eastern UP's Maharajganj district in which a police constable was shot dead late Saturday night.

Sunday, June 08, 2008 3:35:53 PM

Assam minister's arrest puts spotlight on old cases
Guwahati, June 8 (IANS) An Assam minister's arrest on charges of trying to bribe a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) official to hush up a murder case has brought into spotlight the assassination or disappearance of some important political functionaries in the northeastern state - with the opposition out to corner the ruling Congress here.

Sunday, June 08, 2008 2:17:59 PM

Moneybags calling the shots in Indian elections?
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Although they themselves are to blame, political parties have finally started to vocally worry over the role of black money in elections in India.

Sunday, June 08, 2008 1:14:06 PM

BJP 'high command' key to new Karnataka government's stability (News Analysis)
Bangalore, June 8 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) central leadership faces a piquant situation of having to do a Congress act to prevent the party's first government in Karnataka and south India from falling apart in view of the slender majority in the state assembly and the possible dissatisfaction among ministers over portfolios.

Sunday, June 08, 2008 10:38:19 AM

Uttar Pradesh cuts state taxes to reduce fuel prices
Lucknow, June 7 (IANS) A day after she flayed the central government for the hike in fuel prices, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Saturday decided to provide some respite to consumers in the state by cutting state levies.

Saturday, June 07, 2008 10:35:26 PM

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