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ULFA resumes extortion of tea firms, businesses

GUWAHATI: The outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom  is back with its terror designs after a long gap by slapping huge extortion notices on tea companies, business houses and individuals across Assam, officials Friday said.

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MP minister quits over murder row

BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Health Minister Mr Anoop Mishra, who resigned in the wake of allegations that some of his close relatives were involved in the killing of a youth over a land dispute, Friday said he quit the State Council of Ministers to seek justice and ensure that his family gets it.

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Loot of iron ore going on since 2003: Yeddyurappa

BANGALORE: The Karnataka Chief Minister, Mr B S Yeddyurappa on Friday  said in the state assembly that the “loot” of iron ore has been going on unchecked since 2003-04 and favoured an inquiry into the matter.

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Chhattisgarh incident exposes brutal face of Naxalites

RAIPUR: The brutal face of Naxals who killed 27 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel in Narayanpur district of Chhattisgarh has been exposed with the throats of some of the hapless victims found slit and heads of a couple of them smashed.

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NSA Menon to visit China

NEW DELHI/BE IJING: The  national security advisor, Mr Shivshankar Menon will travel to Beijing on Saturday on a three-day visit, the importance of which is underlined by his being designated as the Prime Minister’s special envoy who will discuss key issues.

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Panjab University struggles to declare exam results

CHANDIGARH:  Panjab University, the alma mater of the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, is struggling to declare the annual results of several courses because many teachers are allegedly going slow in evaluating students’ answer sheets.

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LeT behind Kashmir violence, says Centre

NEW DELHI: Firmly backing the state government in dealing with the violence in the Kashmir valley, the Centre on Wednesday said that anti-national forces that were fomenting trouble were clearly linked to Pakistan-based Lashker-e-Taiba (LeT).

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15 Naxalites possibly killed in retaliatory fire by CRPF

RAIPUR: Around 15 Naxalites were possibly killed when CRPF personnel retaliated during the Maoist ambush in a remote area of Chhattisgarh’s Narayanpur district that left 26 jawans of the force dead, a top state police official said on Wednesday.

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