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Centre confident of returning to 9% growth

NEW DELHI: The government on Monday expressed confidence that the country would return to a high economic growth rate of 8 to 9 per cent, unveiling a blueprint of its policies aimed to ensure economic and livelihood guarantees and internal and external security.

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Few takers for Third Front

NEW DELHI: The talk of Third Front and mid-term polls in the wake of the mauling Congress and BJP got in the assembly elections continued to do the rounds on Monday but not many political leaders actually appeared to be giving credence to such a possibility.

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Vijay Bahuguna to be Uttarakhand CM

NEW DELHI: Congress MP Mr Vijay Bahuguna, son of late leader Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna, will be the next Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, the AICC announced on Monday ending days of suspense over the claimant to the top job in the hill state.

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Union budget session to begin today

NEW DELHI: The budget session of Parliament beginning on Monday portends a tough time for the government against the backdrop of reverses the Congress suffered at the assembly elections and the possibility of issues like federalism bringing unlikely forces together.

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BJP leader among 2 held for illegal mining in MP

PANNA/MORENA (MP): Cracking the whip on mining mafia, the police on Sunday arrested a person for firing at cops probing illegal sand mining, even as a Morena BJP leader was held for allegedly assaulting officers and forcibly taking away two tractor-trolleys engaged in stone quarrying.

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