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Ishrat Jahan was an LeT activist: GK Pillai

Former Home secretary GK Pillai said that the affidavit submitted to Gujarat High Court in 2009 about LeT links of Ishrat Jahan and her accomplices, who died in alleged fake encounter in 2004, was changed at the political level.

IPL 7 in South Africa?

It is safe to presume that the seventh edition of Indian Premier League will be held in South Africa. Like the second edition, this time too, the super-rich cricket league will coincide with India`s General Election.

Lok Sabha polls: AAP leader Mayank Gandhi to contest from Mumbai

After making its stunning debut in the Delhi, Aam Aadmi Party is all set to contest upcoming Lok Sabha polls from Mumbai by fielding its candidate Mayank Gandhi.

Congress seeking AAP`s help to stymie Narendra Modi`s rise? Hints Mani Shankar Aiyar

Hailing Arvind Kejriwal`s AAP as a secular party, Mani Shankar Aiyar in an oblique comment suggested that Congress could seek the help of AAP in the run-up to General Elections 2014 to thwart the BJP`s influence.

Aam Aadmi Party gears up for LS polls, nationwide membership drive from Jan 10

Gearing up for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will now conduct a nationwide membership drive `Mein Bhi Aam Aadmi` and has invited people from across the nation to join the party.

Uttar Pradesh`s first gangster is Samajwadi Party`s poll candidate

Samajwadi Party`s candidate from Sultanpur for the Lok Sabha Polls, Ateeq Ahmad, was the first person to be booked under the `Gangster Act` in Uttar Pradesh.

Iran president campaign ending before Friday vote

Candidates for President of Iran wrapped up their final full day of campaigning, reacting to a surge for a moderate cleric at the expense of conservatives.

Will Modi head to Lucknow; Amit Shah to get Gandhinagar?

There are reports that Gandhinagar MP LK Advani is likely to contest from Bhopal in next General Elections.

BJP workers pledge to root out Congress in 2014

BJP workers pledged to root out ruling Congress party in the next year`s Lok Sabha Election.

Commercial Courts Bill to be passed in next session: Khurshid

A Bill seeking to establish separate division in high courts, is likely to get Parliamentary nod in the forthcoming monsoon session.

Global arms sales passed $400 bn in 2009: Report

The world`s 100 largest arms dealers sold weapons for $401 billion in 2009.

5,368 cases of child rape reported in 2009: Govt

At least 5,368 cases of child rape
were reported in 2009 with Madhya Pradesh accounting for the
maximum of 20 per cent cases followed by Uttar Pradesh,
Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh, the Rajya Sabha was informed
on Tuesday.

In 2009 eight children committed suicide every day

Nearly eight children below the age of 14 years committed suicide every day on an average across the country during last year.

2009 - Fifth warmest recorded year: WMO

Noting that the decade 2000-2009 was warmest ever recorded, the World Meteorological Organisations (WMO) has said that 2009 was the fifth-warmest year since climate records began in 1850.

Forces not involved in rights violations in 2009: Report

There were no incidents of custodial
killing, disappearance and rape involving security persons in
2009, official figures say.

21 children to get National Bravery Awards for 2009

A 10-year-old girl, who saved
several lives during a grenade attack in Imphal, and a
13-year-old boy, who rescued over 50 people during a stampede
in Himachal are among 21 children conferred with
National Bravery Awards.

2009 deadliest year for Afghan civilians: UN

The number of civilians killed in
the Afghan war jumped last year to 2,412, making 2009 the
deadliest year for ordinary Afghans since the US-led invasion,
the United Nations said on Wednesday.

Germany suffers worst post-war recession in 2009

Germany suffered its worst recession since World War II last year when Europe`s largest economy contracted by five percent, provisional official figures released on Wednesday showed.

Dubai commodities exchange marks record volumes in 2009

The Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX) recorded 1.5 million contracts in 2009 valued at $79 billion.

CBI Mumbai registers record number of trap cases in 2009

Mumbai Anti-Corruption Bureau of CBI
has registered a record number of trap cases in the year 2009,
far ahead of all other zones in the country, CBI officials
on Tuesday said.