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Maoists more dangerous than terrorists: Mamata

KOLKATA: Talking tough after fresh Naxal violence in West Bengal, the Chief Minister, Ms Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said Maoists were more dangerous than terrorists and warned that her government would not remain a mute spectator.

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MP tops in infant mortality rate: report

BHOPAL: The infant mortality rate in Madhya Pradesh is one of the highest in the country while in maternal mortality rate the state got fourth place, says a study report of a non-governmental organisation.

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2G: Notice to CBI on Behura’s bail plea

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notice to the Central Bureau of Investigation  seeking a reply by December 1 on the bail plea of former telecom secretary, Mr Siddhartha Behura in the 2G spectrum allocation scam.

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Endangered Garuda takes wing in Bihar

PATNA:  The mythical Garuda is staging a comeback -- only this time in reality. Four years after these endangered birds of the stork family started nesting and breeding in Bihar’s Bhagalpur district, their number has increased four-fold -- from 78 to over 300.

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Petrol prices cut by Rs 1.85

NEW DELHI: The nation’s fuel retailers Tuesday cut petrol prices by Rs 1.85 per litre, excluding state taxes and levies, which should make its price cheaper by Rs 2.22 per litre in the national capital from Tuesday night, bringing welcome relief to vehicle owners.

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Kingfisher has not sought govt bailout: Mallya

MUMBAI: Battling financial crisis, Kingfisher Airlines chairman Mr Vijay Mallya Tuesday said he has not asked for a bailout from the government but wants the lenders to help with Rs 700-800 crore working capital as short-term need and interest concessions.

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Innovations helped mostly rich; poor must benefit: PM

NEW DELHI:  Advancement in technology and innovations has mostly helped the rich without adequately solving problems of the poor. This state of affair must change, the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh said on Tuesday.

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2G lead auditor sticks to stand on Rs 2,645 cr loss

NEW DELHI: The lead auditor of the 2G telecom audit Monday stuck to his stand that the loss due to spectrum allocation was Rs 2,645 crore and he had signed the final report on the alleged scam on the direction of his superiors.

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