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Goa MP defends rape remark
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Congress MP from Goa Shantaram Naik Wednesday defended his controversial comments on rape and said he welcomed the Russian consulate's concerns on its citizens stepping out 'during late hours of night'.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009 5:50:13 PM

Jaswant Singh resigns as PAC chief
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jaswant Singh Wednesday resigned as the chairperson of parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC).

Wednesday, December 16, 2009 4:56:32 PM

Poll panel sends official to monitor Jharkhand poll security
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The Election Commission Wednesday sent a senior official to the Bihar capital Patna to monitor security for the last phase of assembly elections in adjoining Jharkhand.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009 4:42:54 PM

Goa BJP asks Congress MP to apologise for rape comment
Panaji, Dec 16 (IANS) The Goa state unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday demanded a public apology from the state's lone Rajya Sabha member Shantaram Naik for his controversial comments on rape.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009 4:05:08 PM

Goa's Congress minister questions NREG Scheme
Panaji, Dec 16 (IANS) Goa's Rural Development Agency (RDA) Minister Churchill Alemao Wednesday questioned the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance's (UPA) flagship National Rural Employment Guarantee (NREG) Scheme, saying that 'it was not possible to pay money to those who do not work'.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009 3:56:00 PM

Book listing Goa government's achievements under scanner
Panaji, Dec 16 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat Wednesday ordered a probe into alleged corruption in the publishing of a book listing the achievements of the Congress-led alliance state government on completion of two years in power.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009 3:46:46 PM

Sonia will not go back on Telangana, say MPs
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi will not go back on her pledge to set up a separate Telangana, party MPs favouring the new state said here Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009 3:41:53 PM

Jharkhand parties explore alliance possibilities
Ranchi, Dec 16 (IANS) Fearing a hung assembly, Jharkhand's political parties have begun to woo fresh allies in order to form a new government.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009 2:39:07 PM

Eunuch elected mayor of Madhya Pradesh town
Bhopal, Dec 16 (IANS) History was repeated in Madhya Pradesh when Kamla Bua, a eunuch, was elected mayor of Sagar town defeating the nearest Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rival by a huge margin late Tuesday night.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009 2:20:44 PM

Business interests, caste behind anti-Telangana protests (News Analysis)
Hyderabad, Dec 16 (IANS) If Hyderabad had not been the bone of contention, perhaps Andhra Pradesh would not have seen the kind of protests it is now witnessing over the move to grant statehood to the backward Telangana region.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009 1:10:05 PM

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