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Locals clash with police after minor’s killing

 A Class 2 student was mowed down by a bus in Uttar Pradesh’s Azamgarh district Friday, sparking violence and tension as protestors clashed with the police and blocked a highway, officials said. Six-year-old Ravi Kumar died after a speeding state road transport corporation bus ran over him in Gambhirganj town, around 300 km from Lucknow, while he was on way ...

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Himachal Pradesh seeks central funds for roads

Himachal Pradesh has sought a special central government package for strengthening its road network for the smooth transportation of apples outside the state, an official statement said here Friday. Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal has urged the Planning Commission to sanction Rs.121 crore for connecting the upcoming modern agriculture and horticulture marketing yard at Parala in Shimla with terminal markets ...

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Indian equities range bound; Maruti Suzuki, ITC rise

 A benchmark index for Indian equities markets was range bound in the afternoon session Friday as a rise in auto, IT and FMCG stocks offset a slump in realty, metal and oil and gas stocks. The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened marginally down at 18,194.15 points, was ruling at 18,220.11 points in the ...

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Peace Party organises rally in Padrauna

[hana-flv-player video="http://newsleaks.in/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Peace-Party.flv"player="4"more_4="plugins: { controls: { stop:true, autoHide: 'never', backgroundColor: 'transparent', backgroundGradient: 'none', fullscreen:false } }"/] By: Rakesh Saxena, North India Zonal Bureau Chief with Reporter Devendra Kushwaha National President of Peace Party Dr. Ayub has organised a rally in Padrauna, Uttar Pradesh where he targeted all the parties. He accused them of dividing the country to rule over it. He ...

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India to bowl against England; Zaheer Khan and Gambhir sit outI

Indian captain Mahendra Singh dhoni won the toss and decided to bowl against England in the second cricket Test Trent Bridge here Friday. India have left out injured pacer Zaheer Khan (hamstring) and opener Gautam Gambhir (left elbow). S. Sreesanth and Yuvraj Singh will take their place. England have also made one change. Tim Bresnan comes in for pacer Chris ...

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Prime Minister Manmohan to visit Pakistan?

 Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has accepted an invitation from his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani and would be visiting there at “mutually convenient” dates, according to the foreign office of that country. Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar “handed over a letter of invitation from Prime Minister Gilani to Manmohan Singh (who) accepted the invitation and said that he would ...

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Kalmadi again approaches High court to attend parliament

The Delhi High Court Friday issued notice to the home ministry and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on a petition filed by Congress MP and sacked Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi seeking permission to attend the monsoon session of parliament. Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw sought the responses by Monday and directed Kalmadi, who is in Tihar jail ...

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Lokpal bill to be introduced in parliament on Wednesday !

 The Lokpal bill could be introduced in the Lok Sabha Wednesday after the Manmohan Singh government wrote to Speaker Meira Kumar Tuesday to waive off the two-day period needed to present a bill. Minister of State for Personnel V. Narayanasamy Tuesday gave a notice to Meira Kumar in this regard. “Our paperwork is complete. We have written to the speaker ...

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Woman tortured as a witch in Rajasthan

 A 35-year-old woman has alleged she was branded a witch by villagers, tortured and was being forced to leave her village, in the second such case in two months in Rajasthan’s Dungarpur district. The woman told police Thursday that her husband Manilal Parmar was also beaten up in Dowada village, about 500 km from state capital Jaipur. A case has ...

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CM Chandy seeks ADB help for Kerala

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Friday sought the support of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for the speedy development of the state. Chandy made the plea while delivering the inaugural address at the Tripartite Portfolio Review Meeting of ADB assisted projects organised by the union finance ministry’s department of economic affairs (DEA). “Our plans for the development of Kerala are ...

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100 million learning Chinese overseas

The number of overseas Chinese learners rose to 100 million by the end of last year, a media report said Friday. Said that Chinese has become the fastest-growing language in terms of number of learners. Some experts are of the opinion that the number of overseas Chinese learners will reach 150 million at the end of 2013, it said. The ...

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Apple has more cash than US government

As of today, Apple boss Steve Jobs is richer than Uncle Sam. While the world’s most powerful government has just $73.76 billion in its reserves, the world’s top technology company has a neat cash pile of $75.87 billion Thursday. The US Treasury Department Thursday warned that it has now only this much operating budget as Republicans and Democrats fight over ...

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Rabies kills 5,000 in Pakistan every year

As many as 5,000 people die of rabies in Pakistan every year, experts say. The incidents of rabies’ are increasing in Pakistan, said speakers at a national seminar on “The awareness and current status of rabies” in Lahore Thursday. Hamid Yaqoob Sheikh, a senior official, said that the health and livestock departments should make efforts to fight against the spread ...

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‘Singh Is Kinng’ sequel awaiting script: Akshay Kumar

 Akshay Kumar says he is very keen to make a sequel to his 2008 hit “Singh Is Kinng” and that he is waiting for the right script. “I am keen to (make the sequel), but not getting the right subject to make it. Once I get it, I would love to make the sequel,” Akshay told reporters here Thursday at ...

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