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Trade unions’ nationwide stir on September 7

NEW DELHI: To register their protest against climbing prices of food and essentials articles, disinvestment of Public Sector Undertakings and “violation of labour laws”, eight major trade unions, including Congress-affiliated Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC), have called for a nationwide shutdown on September 7.

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Sonia elected Congress chief for fourth time

NEW DELHI: Ms Sonia Gandhi was on Friday elected the Congress president unopposed for the fourth successive time, becoming the longest serving Congress chief. Thanking party workers for their support, Ms Gandhi termed the job as a “great responsibility”.

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Abducted Bihar cop Tete’s body found in forest

PATNA: The body of Lucas Tete, one of the four Bihar policemen abducted by Maoists five days ago, was found in a forest on Friday, a day after the rebels claimed to have killed sub inspector Mr Abhay Kumar Yadav, police said.

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Sonia all set to retain reins of Congress

NEW DELHI:  With only her nomination papers being filed, Ms Sonia Gandhi will be re-elected unopposed as the Congress president for the fourth consecutive term and the announcement is expected to be made on Friday.

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Israel for concerted effort to deal with terror

NEW DELHI: Israel has said it was 100 per cent behind India, which has been a victim of terrorism from Pakistan, and strongly pitched for “concerted and unified” international approach to deal with “Islamist” terrorism, maintaining that there cannot be any “ifs” or “buts” while dealing with the menace.

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Wagah may have second check point

NEW DELHI: The key Wagah border may get another international check point to ease the increasing traffic between India and Pakistan.
As trade between India and Pakistan is growing, the Ministry of Home Affairs has noted that there has been an increasing need to construct and open a second gate on the Attari-Wagah border with adequate infrastructure for transit and trade.

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Maternal, infant health index improves in India

NEW DELHI: There has been a significant improvement in maternal and child health indicators in the country with rise in institutional delivery and increase in immunisation, a Unicef survey released on Thursday said.

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