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Wednesday, December 27, 2006, Chandigarh, India
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New Delhi hopes he’ll be spared
New Delhi, December 26
India tonight obliquely warned the United States and the current Iraqi regime that execution of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussain might obstruct the process of reconciliation and delay the restoration of peace in Iraq.

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Farmers face police violence
Chandigarh, December 26
Use of brutal force by the police while handling the agitation by farmers and employees has become routine in Punjab.
Injured farmers sit on dharna after police brutality at Chabba in Amritsar on Tuesday
Sez fall-out: Injured farmers sit on dharna after police brutality at Chabba in Amritsar on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Rajiv Sharma

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Lucknow, December 26
Uttar Pradesh Minister of State for Food Processing and Rashtriya Lok Dal leader Babulal today resigned from the Mulayam Singh Yadav Ministry in the wake of reports linking him with the murdered Meerut lecturer Kavita Rani.
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500 killed in pipeline blast 
Lagos, December 26
More than 500 bodies, most burned beyond recognition, were lying at the scene of a fuel pipeline explosion in Nigeria's largest city, Lagos.
Dozens of burnt scoopers lying behind flames of fire from the vandalised petroleum pipeline that exploded killing over 500 people at Abule Egba in Lagos on Tuesday
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India wary of Pak intent on terrorism
New Delhi, December 26
As External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee’s scheduled visit to Pakistan in the second week of next month draws near, New Delhi has undertaken a deep-focus appraisal on Pakistan’s real intent on the issue of terrorism. The Government of India senses that there has been no change on the ground in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir as terror infrastructure and camps continue to exist there, as do the militant groups.

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New Delhi, December 26
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has directed the Defence Secretary and the Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir to apprise the commission about ex-gratia relief, if any, awarded to the victims or next of kin of victims affected by human rights violations by armed forces personnel in the state.

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Kolkata, December 26
BJP President Rajnath Singh who met Mamata Banerjee on the 23rd day of her fasting at the Esplanade dharna manch for the second time today warned Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and the CPM that they would be fully responsible if something serious happened to her due her prolonged fasting.

Sensex up
Mumbai:
The bears took a Christmas break today allowing the bulls to run amok on the Bombay Stock Exchange. Sensex closed 1.8 per cent or 237 points higher at 13,708. In the broader markets, Nifty closed 69 points higher at 3940. — TNS

Scientists link weight to gut bacteria
Washington, December 26
Maybe it’s germs that are making you fat. Researchers found a strong connection between obesity and the levels of certain types of bacteria in the gut.

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