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Soni, Soz, Deora join Union Cabinet
Bansal, Ashwani Kumar among 19 new faces in Manmohan Ministry
New Delhi, January 29
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s first comprehensive reshuffle and expansion of his 20-month-old Council of Ministers attempted to address the regional imbalance in his team and take into account the upcoming Assembly polls in five states.

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Newly inducted Union Ministers await their turn to meet Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh after the swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Sunday. Newly inducted Union Ministers await their turn to meet Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh after the swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Sunday.
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Cabinet expansion with eye on economic reforms

New Delhi, January 29
In undertaking a large expansion of his Cabinet, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has ensured that economic reforms get an added push and major irritants impeding growth are tackled effectively along with providing proper representation to the states.
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Chandigarh page: Bansal sworn in as Minister of State

No pressure on Iran issue, says PM
New Delhi, January 29
While Congress President Sonia Gandhi hinted at the possibility of some changes in the party organisation in the light of today’s Cabinet expansion, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh parried all questions on the appointment of a full-fledged External Affairs Minister.

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Baghdad, January 29
The trial of Saddam Hussein resumed today but was thrown into chaos when the former Iraqi leader, his lawyers and all high-profile co-defendants stormed out in protest against the proceedings. (Details on World page)

Punjabis more active in Canada’s politics
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OR an ever-growing number of Punjabi-speaking Canadians, the mid-term election to their lower house of Parliament this week (January 23) was not just about seating more brown faces or turbaned heads in the House of Commons.
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Bhupathi wins 10th Grand Slam title
Martina Hingis and Mahesh Bhupathi hold the trophy after beating Daniel Nestor and  Elena Likhovtseva in the Australian Open mixed doubles final in Melbourne on Sunday.Melbourne, January 29
Mahesh Bhupathi captured his 10th Grand Slam title and third mixed doubles crown on the trot after he won the Australian Open title with Switzerland’s Martina Hingis here today.
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Martina Hingis and Mahesh Bhupathi hold the trophy after beating Daniel Nestor and Elena Likhovtseva in the Australian Open mixed doubles final in Melbourne on Sunday. — AFP photo

Hat-trick by Irfan Pathan
Irfan PathanKarachi, January 29
Kamran Akmal struck a century to lead a remarkable revival following Irfan Pathan’s sensational hat-trick as Pakistan made amends for their low first innings total by scalping four top Indian batsmen to leave the series-deciding cricket Test evenly poised here today. (Details on Sports page)

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