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Maoist call for boycott fails to dampen R-Day spirit

NEW DELHI: Maoist call for a boycott today failed to evoke any response in Naxal-hit states even as the country celebrated Republic Day with leaders asking rebel groups to shun violence and join the mainstream to ensure enduring peace.

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Killer Pune driver had hallucinations

PUNE: Pune's killer driver Satish Mane had been asked by a psychiatrist last year to stop driving buses, as he was often having hallucinations.
On Wednedsay, after the blood-soaked rampage, when a  senior officer from Pune Police’s Crime Branch interrogating Mane asked his name, he began blabbering.

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Bill Gates praises India for polio eradication

NEW DELHI: Mr Bill Gates, co-chair of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has praised India for managing to eradicate polio despite all odds. “In 2012, we need to keep India and all the other places that are polio-free from getting re-infected,” he said.

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Rahul making mockery of Bundelkhand’s poverty, says Uma

MAHOBA (UP): Continuing her attacks on Rahul Gandhi, the BJP leader, Ms Uma Bharti on Wednesday  accused him of making mockery of the poor in Bundelkhand region and reminded him that she had defeated his “guru” Mr Digvijay Singh in Madhya Pradesh.

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Padma Vibhushan for Mario Miranda

NEW DELHI: India’s highest civilian awards, the Padma awards, would be conferred on 110 eminent people, including the late Bhupen Hazarika and cartoonist Mario Miranda, showbiz star Dharmendra and cardiologist Devi Prasad Shetty, it was announced here Wednesday. This year too, nobody has been listed for the Bharat Ratna honour.

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RBI cuts CRR, releases Rs 32,000 cr into system

MUMBAI: Departing from its two-year-old tough monetary policy, the nation’s central bank, the Reserve Bank of India, released Rs 32,000 crore into the country’s banking system to increase liquidity in the economy to revive growth.

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