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Scheduled castes' panel chief, Uttar Pradesh spar over powers
Lucknow, Jan 3 (IANS) National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes chairman P.L.Punia Monday took strong exception to the Uttar Pradesh government's objection to his intervention in the case of gang-rape of a minor backward class girl in the state's Banda district.

Monday, January 03, 2011 7:10:43 PM

Pakistan's Afghan games hot up, Krishna heading to Kabul
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) With a high-profile Afghan delegation heading to Pakistan in search of a peace deal with the Taliban, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna goes to Kabul later this week to underline India's resolve to retain its influence in that country.

Monday, January 03, 2011 7:10:41 PM

Main observations of tax tribunal on Bofors case
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) Following are the main observations by an Income Tax Tribunal on matter pertaining to a taxation case slapped on a heir to one of the co-accused who allegedly received kickbacks in the 155mm Bofors Howitzer guns sale to India in 1986.

Monday, January 03, 2011 7:01:42 PM

District polls results Tuesday may impact Karnataka politics
Bangalore, Jan 3 (IANS) Hailed as pioneer in 'Panchayat Raj', Karnataka may be impacted in an unintended way when results of the polls to these local governing councils are announced Tuesday, as Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, who heads the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) first government in south India, has staked his fate on the outcome.

Monday, January 03, 2011 6:57:31 PM

IGNOU launches courses in Urdu, Arabic
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has introduced programmes in Urdu and Arabic languages, an official said Monday.

Monday, January 03, 2011 6:57:30 PM

Ceasefire with Garo militants extended
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) The government Monday extended by nine months a ceasefire agreement with a Garo militant group in Meghalaya with a pledge to carry on with the peace dialogue.

Monday, January 03, 2011 6:57:29 PM

Aarushi murder: CBI's haste to shut case questioned (Roundup)
Ghaziabad/New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) A special CBI court Monday deferred till Jan 7 the hearing on a closure report filed by the probe agency in the Aarushi Talwar murder case. The court also rejected a protest plea filed by the slain teenager's parents and questioned the agency on its haste to shut the case.

Monday, January 03, 2011 6:35:17 PM

13 Asia-Pacific drama schools begin weeklong conclave
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) More than 300 students from 13 theatre schools of the Asia-Pacific region began brainstorming at the second Asia-Pacific Bureau Drama Schools Meet, an UNESCO-aided theatre promotion and world peace forum, at the National School of Drama (NSD) here Monday.

Monday, January 03, 2011 6:34:13 PM

Liquor vend cashier killed, Rs.5 lakh stolen
Zirakpur (Punjab), Jan 3 (IANS) Masked men Monday held up a liquor vend cashier walking to the bank here in Punjab and shot him before fleeing with about Rs.5 lakh, police said. The cashier died in hospital.

Monday, January 03, 2011 6:26:50 PM

Don't feel safe in Chhattisgarh any more: Illina Sen
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) A day before her husband's birthday, the wife of jailed rights activist Binayak Sen Monday pledged to fight for his freedom but said she was worried over her and daughters' safety in Chhattisgarh.

Monday, January 03, 2011 6:17:45 PM

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