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37 die in Malegaon blasts
* Riots break out  * Indefinite curfew imposed
Mumbai, September 8
An indefinite curfew has been imposed in Malegaon town, 180 km from here, after riots broke out in the wake of bomb blasts this afternoon that claimed at least 37 lives. More than 200 persons were injured in the incident.
The belongings of a victim lie strewn on a blood splattered road next to a motor cycle after a blast in Malegaon on Friday.

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The belongings of a victim lie strewn on a blood splattered road next to a motor cycle after a blast in Malegaon on Friday. — PTI photo

Centre rushes forces
New Delhi, September 8
The Centre today rushed para military forces to Malegaon in Maharashtra to maintain law and order and prevent any communal backlash in the wake of the twin blasts that killed 30 persons and injured 56 others in the textile town.

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Malegaon blasts terrorist act: US
New Delhi, September 8
Terming the blasts in Malegaon in Maharashtra as “terrorist bombings”, the USA today said it stood with India in its fight against terrorism.

FM: no duty free wheat import by pvt traders
New Delhi, September 8
The wheat prices are unlikely to come down with Finance Minister P Chidambaram today categorically stating that no decision has been taken to allow private traders to import it duty free.

Another case registered against absconding ‘baba’
Amritsar/Patiala, September 8
The absconding baba of Kar Seva Wale, Amrik Singh, got into more trouble today when the Patiala police found documents pertaining to the purchase of prime land in parts of Punjab and bank accounts in the name of the culprits.

3 Jharkhand MLAs move SC against Speaker’s notice
New Delhi, September 8
The Supreme Court, which attracted a lot of criticism for intervening in the Jharkhand Assembly floor test last time especially from Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee, was today approached again by three of the four MLAs who resigned from the Arjun Munda ministry seeking its intervention on the issue of notices to them by the Assembly Speaker.

All 50 trapped in Jharkhand mine dead
Dhanbad, September 8
All 50 miners trapped in a coal mine in Jharkhand’s Dhanbad district after an explosion on Wednesday have died, Deputy Commissioner Bela Rajesh said here today.

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16 get life term for 1990 riots
New Delhi, September 8
Sixteen people were today sentenced to life imprisonment by a Delhi court for the murder of eight persons during communal riots at Idgah Park near Sadar Bazar area here in November 1990. — PTI

Case against Gaganjit may fall flat
CFSL report finds nothing incriminating
Chandigarh, September 8
The alleged rape case involving SAD MLA Gaganjit Singh Barnala, son of the Tamil Nadu Governor Surjit Singh Barnala, appears to have fallen flat with medical reports from a forensic laboratory giving a clean chit to the accused.
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Three get death sentence for multiple murders
Mumbai, September 8
Three persons, who were involved in a series of murders in Mumbai’s Vasai suburb in 2004, were sentenced to death by a Mumbai court today. Dilip Tiwari and two of his accomplices were convicted by the same court on Thursday for the murders of Prabhu Nochil and three others. The death sentence was the final nail in the coffin.
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At last, ray of hope for kin of 1984 riot victims
New Delhi, September 8
Two decades later, the families of 1984 riot victims can see light at the end of the tunnel, with the government assuring to grant compensation to those whose near and dear ones went missing and they did not have a death certificate.

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