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Italian Odissi danseuse pays homage

BHUBANESWAR: A ballet portraying the love and care for a sick and dying man by Mother Teresa as homage on her birth centenary has been choreographed by Italian Odissi danseuse Ileana Citaristi.

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Terror strikes Varanasi, 1 killed, 25 injured

VARANASI:  Terror struck this holy town when a low intensity blast ripped through a crowded bathing ghat on the banks of the Ganges river during Tuesday evening prayers killing a two-year-old girl and injuring around 25 persons including a couple of foreigners.

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Jagan to launch new political party in 45 days

KADAPA: Former Congress MP, Mr YS Jaganmohan Reddy Tuesday announced that he would launch a new political party in Andhra Pradesh in 45 days that would safeguard the “Telugu pride” and “self-esteem.”

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No rethink on JPC, says govt

NEW DELHI: Notwith-standing some of its allies putting pressure, government Tuesday ruled out a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the 2G spectrum allocation scam even as the issue paralysed Parliament for the 18th working day.

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SC bans sale of gutkha in plastic pouches from March 2011

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Tuesday ordered a ban on the sale of tobacco products like gutkha and pan masala in plastic pouches from March 2011, while asking the government to conduct a survey on the ill-effects of these products within eight weeks.

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India, France ink pact for two nuke reactors

NEW DELHI:  France on Monday signed a multi-billion dollar framework accord for building two advanced nuclear reactors in India as the visiting President, Mr Nicolas Sarkozy endorsed New Delhi’s claim for a permanent seat in the UN Security Council and joined hands to combat “safe havens” of terror in the region.

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Jagan camp trying to woo Cong MP

HYDERABAD: A day after announcing his decision to quit politics unhappy over the new cabinet formation, Congress MP from Guntur, Mr Rayapati Sambasiva Rao Monday met a close aide of Mr YS Jaganmohan Reddy, the rebel who resigned from the party and also as MP last week.

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