Monday , 24 April 2017

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K’taka land scam: CM’s family surrenders plots

BANGALORE/NEW DELHI: With Karnataka Chief Minister, Mr B S Yeddyurappa under mounting pressure over alleged land scams, his son, daughter and two relatives surrendered their plots, as Bharatiya Janata Party’s top brass Friday weighed the pros and cons of his continuance in the post.

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SC asks for PM’s affidavit in 2G case

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Thursday asked the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh to file an affidavit on "alleged inaction" in responding to a plea seeking sanction to prosecute ex-Telecom minister, Mr A Raja in the 2G spectrum scam case, calling the matter "extremely serious."

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K’taka orders judicial probe into land scam

NEW DELHI: Facing flak over its first chief minister in South India, Karnataka’s Mr B S Yeddyurappa favouring family members in land allotment, the Bharatiya Janata Party Thursday looked for a way out of the embarrassment.

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TRAI suggests cancellation of nearly 70 licences

NEW DELHI: On the heels of government auditor CAG’s castigating report on 2G air wave allocaton, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Thursday asked the government to cancel nearly 70 licences of five new players including Etisalat, Videocon and Uninor.

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Cong yet to decide on JPC inquiry into 2G scam

NEW DELHI: The government-opposition standoff in Parliament showed no signs of resolution Thursday night with the Congress said to be averse to conceding the demand for a Joint Parliamentary Committee probe into the 2G Spectrum scam.

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Raja ignored PM on 2G, says CAG

NEW DELHI: In a scathing criticism of former telecom minister, Mr A Raja for favouring industrial houses including Anil Ambani group, government auditor - Comptroller and Auditor General - Tuesday said Mr Raja allotted spectrum ignoring the Prime Minister’s advice and caused a loss of Rs 1.76 lakh crore.

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SC questions PM’s silence on complaint against Raja

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Tuesday asked some embarrassing questions about the lengthy delay on the part of the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh in taking a decision on a plea for sanction of prosecution of former telecom minister, Mr A Raja in the controversial 2G spectrum allocation issue.

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Delhi death toll rises to 65

NEW DELHI: With hope ebbing every passing minute, rescuers on Tuesday continued to search for possible survivors under the debris of an unauthorised five-storey building here that caved in a day earlier, killing at least 65 people.

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36 Arunachal languages facing extinction threat

ITANAGAR: Of the 196 languages listed as endangered throughout the world by the UNESCO, 36 of them are local languages of Arunachal Pradesh, which are facing the threat of extinction in the absence of any attempt for their proper documentation.

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