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Tuesday, May 9, 2006, Chandigarh, India
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SC dashes Jaya’s hope
Jaya BachchanDismisses petition on office of profit
New Delhi, May 8
The Supreme Court today dismissed
actress-turned-politician Jaya Bachchan’s petition challenging her disqualification as Rajya Sabha MP by President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on the recommendation of the Election Commission for holding an office of profit.

Women brave water cannons
Take to the streets against sex scandal in Srinagar
Srinagar, May 8
Women protesters braved water cannons as demonstrations continued unabated today, demanding disclosure of names and action against those involved in the sex scandal that has rocked the Kashmir valley in the past several days.

Veiled activists of the Dukhtaran-Millat brave the police water cannons as they come out on the streets to protest against the sex scandal in Srinagar on Monday Veiled activists of the Dukhtaran-Millat brave the police water cannons as they come out on the streets to protest against the sex scandal in Srinagar on Monday.
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Priyanka Gandhi Vadera, polling agent and daughter of Sonia Gandhi, talks to election officials inside a polling booth on the day of polling in Rae Bareli on Monday.Poor turnout at Rae Bareli
Lucknow, May 8
A large number of voters preferred to stay at home resulting in a bare 42.3 per cent turnout in the byelection for the Rae Bareli seat today. With the Congress and Samajwadi party exchanging charges and counter charges tension had mounted on the eve of the election. Yet the polling remained largely peaceful.

Priyanka Gandhi Vadera, polling agent and daughter of Sonia Gandhi, talks to election officials inside a polling booth on the day of polling in Rae Bareli on Monday. — PTI photo

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PM responds to Sonia’s plea on trade agreement
New Delhi, May 8
While the Congress today played down reports regarding party President Sonia Gandhi’s letter to the Prime Minister drawing attention to the possible adverse impact of free trade agreements with ASEAN countries on domestic agriculture, the Prime Minister’s Office today clarified that Dr Manmohan Singh had written back to allay her concerns.

61 missiles found in Ghaziabad steel factory
The seized rocket and missile scraps found by the police in a factory in Ghaziabad on Monday.Ghaziabad, May 8
A tragedy was averted when 61 missiles were found in Shankar Steel Factory on the Bulandshahar road in the Kavi Nagar Industrial area of Ghaziabad today.

The seized rocket and missile scraps found by the police in a factory in Ghaziabad on Monday. — PTI photo


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It was a moment for elation for city resident Gurneet Tej, who not only cleared the IAS in her first attempt but was also ranked second at the all-India level. The results for the IAS were declared this afternoon by the UPSC. The results for the IAS were declared this afternoon by the UPSC. Pursuing her PhD at the Department of Economics in Panjab University, Gurneet was preparing for her second attempt when she received the good news that she had cleared.

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