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Monday, April 18, 2011, Chandigarh, India
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Battle for Bengal begins today
n The Left is fighting hard to save its ‘Red fort’ but TMC-Cong alliance is confident of staging a ‘coup’ n First phase of polling to cover all 6 north Bengal dists n Elaborate security measures
Kolkata, April 17
With the state ruled by the world’s longest serving communist-led government in a multi-party democracy going to the polls tomorrow, there’s a big question on everybody’s mind: Will West Bengal’s 34-year-old “Red fort” crumble in the wake of a combined charge from the Trinamool Congress-Congress alliance?
Paramilitary soldiers use a boat to reach a remote polling booth in Malda on Sunday. IN THE LINE OF DUTY: Paramilitary soldiers use a boat to reach a remote polling booth in Malda on Sunday. — PTI

Will resign if asked to, says Puducherry Lt Governor
New Delhi, April 17
Facing the Enforcement Directorate (ED) summons for his alleged links with Hasan Ali Khan, Puducherry Lt Governor Iqbal Singh today said he was ready to resign from the post if asked to. “I'm ready for any kind of inquiry by any authority.

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CD controversy 
Bhushans allege conspiracy
To move SC for contempt, defamation
New Delhi, April 17
The CD controversy involving former Law Minister Shanti Bhushan, who co-chairs the Lokpal Bill Drafting Panel with Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, today took a new turn with the former saying that the CD was doctored, and alleging a serious conspiracy to “not just malign the civil members of the panel but also influence the judicial process”.

Hostage crisis: Navy diverts warship to Somalia
Swap deal not one of the option
New Delhi, April 17
As Somalian pirates continue to hold seven Indian merchant sailors hostage, the Indian Navy, in what is a possible retaliatory posture, today diverted a warship from anti-piracy patrolling duties to station it off the coast of Somalia in North-eastern Africa.

Govt to assess capacity to handle nuke crisis
New Delhi, April 17
As part of the exercise undertaken by the government to ensure world class nuclear safety standards in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the four groups constituted by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will quantify to what level India can handle a major crisis beyond the design capacity of nuclear plants in the country.

‘Three Cups of Tea’ one big lie?
Greg Mortenson's inspirational tale of how he brought schooling to 60,000 girls comes under attack
A mountaineer-philanthropist who shot into the best-seller lists with a book detailing his efforts to build girls’ schools in remote villages of Pakistan and Afghanistan fudged many of the facts in his heart-swelling story and has exaggerated the extent of his charity work, claims a documentary by CBS News to be broadcast in the US tonight.


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Women score low on higher education
New Delhi, April 17
Claims of gender equity in India’s higher education sector stand belied by the latest set of government data, which show women behind men on the ladder. The imbalance is starker for enrollment in professional courses where women are in a clear minority. At the start of academic year 2010-2011, total enrollment in higher education in India stood at 146.25 lakh, of which women were just 60.8 lakh. This adds up to a meager 41.6% of the overall enrollment in universities and colleges, professional and others put together.
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Wah Taj! The Dal gets a sprawling crowning glory
Srinagar, April 17
The Taj group of hotels today announced their foray into Jammu and Kashmir with the formal opening of the ‘Vivanta by Taj’. The “no smoking, no polythene” luxury hotel was inaugurated by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.
The luxurious ‘Vivanta by Taj’ hotel.
The luxurious ‘Vivanta by Taj’ hotel. Photo by the writer




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