News Indian Congress members and supporters celebrate after India’s Union Cabinet approved the creation of a new state

Congress-led federal government wants to create a new area called Telangana

Table Tennis: Cooke able to negate the power of Ng

ALAN COOKE saved three match points to squeeze into the final of the Commonwealth Championships here in India yesterday, writes James Leigh from Hyderabad.

Table Tennis: Eden shows promise

Andrew Eden, the newcomer who won twice as England retained the Commonwealth team title on Friday, put up a sterling performance in the second round of the men's singles before succumbing to the world No 14 in four games in Hyderabad, India, yesterday, writes James Leigh. The 20-year-old Lancastrian led the top-

Table Tennis: Eden protects England's title

ENGLAND'S men retained their team title at the Commonwealth Championships with a 5-3 victory over Canada, but the women were runners-up after a 3-1 defeat to the top-seeded title holders, Hong Kong, here yesterday, writes James Leigh from Hyderabad, India.

Table Tennis: Cooke's triple medal target

ALAN COOKE, the 1989 champion, hopes both to regain his title and challenge for three medals at the Commonwealth championships starting here today, writes James Leigh from Hyderabad, India. If the Derbyshire player does win the men's singles again, he could earn two golds because England's men are serious contenders for the team event.

The Daily Poem - Lodi Tombs, Delhi

For copyright reasons we are not able to provide the full text of the poem on this database. Following are the details of the publication in which it appears.

Look for the longest name - it's quickest

THROUGH the doors to the ballroom they wafted, women in taffeta and silk, puff skirts and sequins, followed by tall men in black tie. A man staggering along the pavement on Park Lane did not seem much taken by the sight. 'Murderers]' he shouted. His reaction seemed harsh, on a day when even Class War might have opened the champagne. Down the road, Her Majesty had just decided to open Buckingham Palace to hoi polloi, at pounds 8 a head.

Pakistan bomb toll put at 23

HYDERABAD (Reuter) - This southern Pakistani city was in mourning yesterday after two bombs killed 23 people and injured about 100.

Whack] Another kerb crawler collared: Special police units in New Delhi are using strong-arm tactics to combat sexual harassment, or 'Eve teasing'. Christine Aziz reports

IN ONE of New Delhi's smarter residential districts, a young woman strolls towards a crowded bus stop. A middle- aged man on a blue scooter slows down beside her and begins a wobbly kerb crawl. 'Would you come to a hotel with me?' he asks, raising the visor of his crash helmet and stopping. The woman casually approaches him. 'How much money do you charge?' he asks. Without changing the expression on her face, the woman raises her hand and whacks the man across the head.
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