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Two held in Delhi with 900 live cartridges

New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) — A man and his woman associate have been arrested in the national capital for carrying 900... (more...)

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Myanmar president meets Aung San Suu Kyi

Yangon, March 2 (IANS) — Myanmar President U Thein Sein had a special meeting with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi... (more...)

Pakistan police arrest hundreds of parents for refusing polio vaccine for kids

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Pakistani officials say hundreds of parents have been arrested in recent... (more...)

50 circuits identified for tourism development

New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) — The government has identified 50 circuits for development of tourism and these destinations... (more...)

British police charge 10 people in child sex exploitation case that raised racial tensions

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON — Prosecutors have charged 10 men with sexual offences against girls as young as 13 in... (more...)

No casualties in gas pipeline blaze in Telangana

Hyderabad/Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) — A fire broke out in the Reliance Gas pipeline in Telangana’s Medak district... (more...)

No change in government employees’ retirement age: Chandy

Thiruvananthapuram, March 2 (IANS) — Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy clarified on Monday that his government has... (more...)

PM surprises many, has lunch in parliament canteen

New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) — In a rare move, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had lunch at the parliament canteen on Monday,... (more...)

Over 1,100 dead due to swine flu

New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) — Swine flu has claimed more than 1,100 lives in India this year, while the number of cases... (more...)

‘India will meet Rs.7 lakh crore income tax target this fiscal’

Kolkata, March 2 (IANS) — India will meet its projected target of collecting Rs.7 lakh crore in income tax in the ongoing... (more...)

UP orders assessment of damage to crops after rain, hailstorm

Lucknow, March 2 (IANS) — Following large-scale damage to standing crops in many districts after Sunday’s heavy... (more...)

Two each from PDP, BJP and NC win Kashmir council polls

Jammu, March 2 (IANS) — Two candidates each from the regional National Conference, the PDP and the BJP on Monday won... (more...)

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