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BJP attacks PM for Dinesh Trivedi’s removal

NEW DELHI: Attacking the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh over the removal of Mr Dinesh Trivedi, the BJP today said if the former railways minister was sacked due to increase in fares, the role of the Prime Minister and Finance Minister should also be questioned in the whole episode.

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Lanka war crimes: India likely to vote in favour of UN resolution

NEW DELHI: The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh on Monday assured the Parliament that India was “inclined” to vote in favour of an UN resolution over Sri Lanka’s “war crimes” and hoped it will achieve a future for the Tamil community in Sri Lanka based on “equality, justice and self-respect.”

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Mamata hints at rollback of rail fares

NEW DELHI: Trinamool Congress chief, Ms Mamata Banerjee, who forced the resignation of her party leader, Mr Dinesh Trivedi as the railways minister, on Monday indicated that the hike in the lower class fares proposed by him in the Railway budget may be rolled back.

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Pamphlet containing Maoists’ 13 demands received: Naveen Patnaik

BHUBANESWAR: A pamphlet containing 13 demands of Maoists for release of two abducted Italians has been received but the abductors are yet to nominate anyone for holding negotiations, the Odisha Chief Minister, Mr Naveen Patnaik informed the state assembly on Monday.

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SC refuses to vacate stay on TADA proceeding against Salem

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today refused to vacate its stay on TADA proceedings against alleged gangster Abu Salem in view of the pendency of New Delhi's plea with the Portuguese Constitution Court against quashing of his extradition to India.

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Government has smooth sailing in Lok Sabha

NEW DELHI: The UPA government today had a smooth sailing in Lok Sabha with key ally Trinamool Congress and BSP walking out and SP withdrawing its amendments to the President's address, notwithstanding the hype surrounding their opposition on issues like NCTC.

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Yeddyurappa mounts pressure, rebel candidate for RS poll

BANGALORE/MUMBAI: Mounting pressure on BJP leadership for reinstating him as Karnataka chief minister, Mr B S Yeddyurappa on Monday fielded a rebel candidate for Rajya Sabha polls even as party chief, Mr Nitin Gadkari said an “appropriate” decision on his demand will be taken soon.

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Delhi can’t run without Bihar: Nitish

NEW DELHI: Bihar Chief Minister, Mr Nitish Kumar said on Sunday that the people of his state were a “necessity” for Delhi and the Indian capital “can’t run without Bihar.”

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Maoists abduct two Italians in Odisha

BHUBANESWAR/NEW DELHI: Two Italian tourists were abducted in the tribal-dominated Ganjam district of Odisha by Maoists, who demanded an immediate end to anti-Naxal operations and release of some of their jailed colleagues.

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