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IIT student’s death sparks violence

IIT student’s death sparks violence

Kolkata: Students of IIT-Kharagpur protested against the death of a third year electrical engineering student of the institute. About 1,500 angry students of IIT-Kharagpur gathered outside the bungalow of the institute`s director Prof Damodar Acharya. The student named Rohit Kumar died because pr...

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IPL will have no untoward incident: Mallya

IPL will have no untoward incident: Mallya

New Delhi: The owner of the IPL franchise Bangalore Royals, Vijay Mallya, on Thursday backed the tournament to pass off smoothly. IPL 2009 Addressing reporters here, Mallya said India had all the resources required to provide security during the tournament. "I think we have a duty to provide the ...

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Barack Obama's popularity slipping: Poll

Barack Obama's popularity slipping: Poll

Washington: US President Barack Obama's popular support is slipping amid the deepening economic crisis, according to a poll released here on Tuesday. The survey by Pew Research Center for the People & the Press showed Obama's approval rating falling to 59 percent from 64 percent in February. It ...

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11 sacked Pak judges reinstated: Report

11 sacked Pak judges reinstated: Report

Islamabad: At least 11 sacked Pakistani judges have been reinstated on Tuesday, a media report said. Celebrations erupt in Pakistan as judges restored All the deposed judges except Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry assumed office with immediate effect, TV channel Dawn News reported. Chaudhry will a...

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Home Ministry rejects IPL's revised schedule

Home Ministry rejects IPL's revised schedule

New Delhi: The Indian Premier League suffered a big setback on Friday after the Home Ministry withheld security clearance for the event despite organisers submitting a revised schedule. The Home Ministry told IPL officials it "may not be feasible to play matches as per the submitted schedule" due to...

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Obama topples Bush policy on stem cells

Obama topples Bush policy on stem cells

Washington: US President Barack Obama on Monday issued an order overturning eight-year-old policy banning federal funding for research on human embryonic stem cells. In 2001, former president George W Bush limited federal funding of stem cell research only to stem cell lines that already existed. O...

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Owner of Gandhi belongings withdraws from auction

Owner of Gandhi belongings withdraws from auction

New York: Auction of the belongings of Gandhiji at a New York auction house was called off on Thursday. US-based collector James Otis sent a letter to the auction in this regard. ...

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I'm not good enough for politics: Sourav

I'm not good enough for politics: Sourav

Kolkata: Amidst reports that he is being wooed by political parties to fight coming Lok Sabha poll, former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly said on Tuesday that he was not good enough for politics. Dhoni, Sehwag on 'little' NZ grounds scary: Vettori | More cricket news "It is not true. I am not...

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House of Representatives okays economic stimulus plan

House of Representatives okays economic stimulus plan

Washington: The US House of Representatives on Friday approved the $787 billion stimulus package, an unprecedented attempt by the American government to aid the country's economy. The package was approved by a vote of 246- 83 but with no Republican support. The Senate is expected to follow later in...

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Indian scientists clone world's 'first' buffalo calf

Indian scientists clone world's 'first' buffalo calf

(Copyright Getty Images. Any unauthorised reproduction is prohibited.) New Delhi: Scientists at India's National Dairy Reserach Institute (NDRI) on Thursday said they have cloned the world's first buffalo calf using a technique superior to the one used in cloning 'Dolly' - the sheep. In a sta...

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