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Wednesday, February 22, 2006, Chandigarh, India
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Manu, 8 others acquitted in Jessica murder case
New Delhi, February 21
A city sessions court today acquitted prime accused Sidharth Vashist, alias Manu Sharma, son of Haryana Minister Vinod Sharma, in the sensational murder of ramp model Jessica Lal at a South Delhi bar seven years ago.

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Armed forces, Railways drop chicken  from menu
New Delhi, February 21
The Railways has decided to take off chicken and egg dishes from its menu and has banned chicken and eggs in any form on trains and stations. Instructions to this effect have been issued to all zonal railways and to Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd (IRCTC).

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India, US may ink N-deal during Bush’s visit
New Delhi, February 21
There are twin good news for India’s civilian nuclear energy programme under negotiations with P5 countries like the United States and France.

Law practice after 45? Forget it, says Bar Council
Chandigarh, February 21
The Punjab and Haryana Bar Council has decided not to give licence to anybody who has crossed the age of 45 years. At a meeting held yesterday, the elected representatives of the legal fraternity, who are also given the power to take errant lawyers to task and also frame rules for governing lawyers¸ formally decided to bar qualified law graduates, who have crossed the age of 45 years, from getting a licence to practice law.

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Teachers held for raping minor
Abohar, February 21
Jagdev Singh and Kewal Singh, teachers of a private school in Khat Sajwar village near Sadulshehar, 31 km from here, have been arrested for allegedly raping a minor girl student, SHO Sarwar Ali confirmed today.

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Dalit youth dies in police custody
Dera Baba Nanak (Gurdaspur),  February 21
Harjeet Singh, a Dalit youth of Niko Sarai village in Dera Baba Nanak area was killed in Batala police’s custody allegedly due to torture. The police cremated his body at night without informing his family. Harjeet Singh along with his brother Nirmal Singh were picked up 10 days ago by the police on the charge of theft and kept in Civil Lines Police Station of Batala.

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Dalmia in dock over misuse of funds
Jagmohan Dalmiya New Delhi, February 21
The wranglings in the cricket board took a serious turn today with the new regime headed by Sharad Pawar accusing former BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya of misappropriating funds. BCCI treasurer N. Srinivasan said former BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmia has been given a show-cause notice for misappropriation of PILCOM funds.
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Shabana, Farooque enthral theatre lovers in Pakistan
Islamabad, February 21
After Bollywood and music, Indian theatre is now enthralling Pakistan with a play featuring Shabana Azmi and Farooque Shaikh staged before packed audiences and receiving rave reviews.

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