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GJM withdraws four-day shutdown
Siliguri (West Bengal), Dec 14 (IANS) The Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM)

Monday, December 14, 2009 4:47:13 PM

Andhra MP arrested at Hyderabad airport, released
Hyderabad, Dec 14 (IANS) Congress MP from Vijayawada L. Rajagopal was taken into preventive custody by the police at the airport here soon after he landed Monday to launch an indefinite fast to oppose the proposed bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. He was released later.

Monday, December 14, 2009 4:10:38 PM

Shady characters should not become judges: Law minister
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Stating that people with a 'shady character' should not become judges, Law Minister M. Veerappa Moily said Monday the government would introduce legislation in parliament to tighten existing laws and make the judiciary more accountable.

Monday, December 14, 2009 3:46:08 PM

High voter turnout in Jharkhand so far despite Maoist boycott call
Ranchi, Dec 14 (IANS) The ongoing assembly polls in Jharkhand have recorded high voter turnout in areas considered Maoist strongholds despite a boycott call by the rebels. The election commission and the police say people could come out and vote in large numbers thanks to the security cover and infrastructure in place.

Monday, December 14, 2009 3:40:21 PM

TDP's Telangana leaders now want party split
Hyderabad, Dec 14 (IANS) The main opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in Andhra Pradesh stood divided over the issue of a separate Telangana state with the legislators from the region Monday demanding the bifurcation of the party.

Monday, December 14, 2009 3:17:40 PM

Gorkhaland demand brings Jaswant, Advani together
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The demand for a separate Gorkhaland state to be carved out of West Bengal brought senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran L.K. Advani and expelled party leader Jaswant Singh together in parliament Monday.

Monday, December 14, 2009 3:00:38 PM

Jayalalithaa blasts government over Katchatheevu island
Chennai, Dec 14 (IANS) Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa Monday criticised External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna over Katchatheevu, a small island ceded to Sri Lanka in 1974 and a source of recurring irritation in ties between the two countries.

Monday, December 14, 2009 2:47:53 PM

Congress admits divisions within on Telangana
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The Congress admitted Monday that it was plagued by divisions on the proposed state of Telangana.

Monday, December 14, 2009 2:15:04 PM

Political deadlock continues in Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad, Dec 14 (IANS) The political deadlock in Andhra Pradesh over the proposed division of the state continued Monday with ministers and legislators from Telangana region holding a meeting after the state assembly was adjourned sine die amid uproar.

Monday, December 14, 2009 2:05:05 PM

INLD MP demands apex court panel on 1984 riots
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) An impassioned plea for setting up a Supreme Court committee on 1984 anti-Sikh riots was made in the Rajya Sabha Monday with Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) MP Tarlochan Singh saying that the Sikh community would not forget the atrocities committed on them even in 100 years.

Monday, December 14, 2009 1:24:46 PM

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