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States told not to overdraw power
New Delhi, May 6
Amid the worsening power situation in North India, the Power Ministry today warned states, including Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Delhi, against overdrawing power from the grid as it could result in collapse of the grid, that had been facing a power deficit of over 4000 MW.

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Sex racket protesters teargassed
Srinagar, May 6
The police lobbed teargas shells and used batons to disperse students of Kashmir University and Regional Engineering College, protesting against the alleged police inaction against those involved in the sex racket here, as they tried to take out a procession in defiance of the prohibitory orders in force in the city, official sources said.
Jammu and Kashmir University students hold a protest demonstration against the sex racket in the valley in Srinagar on Saturday Jammu and Kashmir University students hold a protest demonstration against the sex racket in the valley in Srinagar on Saturday. — Photo by Amin War 

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Fourteen persons were killed and four injured, one of them seriously, when a maxi cab collided with an oil tanker head on at Bhagwatipur village, about 12 km from here, this evening.

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Haryana transport strike ends
New Delhi, May 6
There is some good news for commuters as the Haryana Roadways employees decided to call off three-day-old strike today following a long-drawn meeting between the state government and union leaders that carried on almost till midnight.

Cong to press for multi-agency probe against Chautala
New Delhi, May 6
Asserting that the Chautala family’s vast assets extend much beyond the Indian shores into foreign lands as well, Haryana’s Congress government is now in the process of approaching the Prime Minister and the Home Minister to press for a multi-agency probe into former state Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala’s total worth.

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Mumbai, May 6
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today called on the family of late Bharatiya Janata Party General Secretary Pramod Mahajan to offer condolences.

Paswan launches Dalit yatra in UP
New Delhi, May 6
With an eye on the next year's Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) President Ram Vilas Paswan today launched a yatra to mobilise the support of Dalits and Muslims.

New Delhi sizzles at 44.5°C
New Delhi, May 6
Delhi today witnessed the hottest day of the season so far with the maximum temperature rising up to 44.5°C.

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