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Tamil Nadu traders' federation chief held for forcing shutdown
Chennai, Oct 31 (IANS) Vellaiyyan, the president of a federation of traders' associations, was arrested here Friday for forcing establishments to down their shutters in the state to seek the central government's intervention to end attacks on Tamil civilians in Sri Lanka, police said.

Friday, October 31, 2008 12:08:54 PM

Police officer serves legal notice on Bihar minister
Patna, Oct 31 (IANS) A senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officer who was at the receiving end of a Bihar minister's wrath has served a legal notice on the politician, warning that a defamation suit would be filed if an apology was not forthcoming.

Friday, October 31, 2008 12:06:51 PM

PM raps Maharashtra on violence against non-Maharashtrians
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has rapped the Maharashtra government on the violence in Mumbai against non-Maharashtrians and conveyed the 'sense of the cabinet' on the need to control this.

Friday, October 31, 2008 10:40:32 AM

There is nothing called Hindu terrorism: V.K. Malhotra (Interview)
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Vijay Kumar Malhotra, the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) chief ministerial candidate in Delhi, says it is 'absolutely wrong' to implicate Hindus in the Malegaon bombings and insists there is 'nothing called Hindu terrorism'. Taking a hard line on an issue bound to figure in upcoming assembly elections, Malhotra said the Maharashtra and central governments had conspired to arrest a Hindu woman ascetic and her associates for the bombing that took place during Ramadan in Malegaon in Maharashtra five months ago killing five Muslims.

Friday, October 31, 2008 8:51:24 AM

Cabinet meeting stormy, allies demand action on Raj Thackeray
New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) A crucial cabinet meeting convened Thursday evening in the wake of the attacks on north Indians in Maharashtra, took a stormy turn with allies of the government asking Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to act with more decisiveness on MNS chief Raj Thackeray. The latest terror blasts in Assam also were discussed.

Thursday, October 30, 2008 10:39:03 PM

Jayalalitha claims 'murderous attack' after car is stoned
Chennai, Oct 30 (IANS) AIADMK chief J. Jayalalitha Thursday alleged a 'murderous DMK plot to assassinate' her after the windscreen of her vehicle was damaged in stone pelting by a huge mob gathered at her rally. The police claimed her supporters had thrown stones in frustration after failing to get a better view of their leader.

Thursday, October 30, 2008 10:30:38 PM

Sonia condemns 'mindless' Assam blasts
New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Describing the serial bomb blasts in Assam as a "mindless and heinous crime", Congress chief Sonia Gandhi Thursday expressed her distress and called for a united fight against terrorism.

Thursday, October 30, 2008 9:10:16 PM

Tamil Nadu traders' shutdown Friday
Chennai, Oct 30 (IANS) A federation of traders' associations in Tamil Nadu Thursday announced a one-day shutdown seeking the central government's effective measures to stop attacks on Tamil civilians in Sri Lanka.

Thursday, October 30, 2008 8:57:09 PM

Jayalalitha supporters cane-charged in Tamil Nadu
Pasumpon (Tamil Nadu), Oct 30 (IANS) Angry supporters of AIADMK chief J. Jayalalitha pelted stones at police after failing to get a better view of their leader during a rally here Thursday. The police resorted to baton charge to control the crowd.

Thursday, October 30, 2008 8:24:14 PM

Himachal Congress committee appoints 16 more office-bearers
Shimla, Oct 30 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC) Thursday appointed eight more vice-presidents and an equal number of general secretaries, a party official said.

Thursday, October 30, 2008 8:21:18 PM

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