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PM should probe ISRO blacklisting order: ex-chairman

BANGALORE: Stung by a government order debarring him and three other reputed space scientists from occupying official posts, former Indian space agency chairman Mr G Madhavan Nair has demanded that Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh immediately enquire into the case.

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Defence Ministry asks AG branch to correct Gen Singh’s DoB

NEW DELHI: Ahead of the Supreme Court hearing on the subject, the Defence Ministry has written to the Adjutant General’s (AG) branch of the Army to correct its record to show the year of birth of Army chief Gen V K Singh as 1950 contrary to his stand that he was born one year later.

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Omar surprised at Army’s resistance over removal of AFSPA

NEW DELHI: With withdrawal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) topping the agenda, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mr Omar Abdullah has expressed surprise over “more resistance” from the Army for removal of the Act from certain areas of the state despite assurances that their interests would be protected.

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Indian Army to hold war games with top powers

NEW DELHI: Top global powers, including US, Russia, France and some of the friendly neighbours such as Bangladesh, will engage in war games with the Indian army to learn from its over five decades of experience of counter terrorism and urban warfare operations.

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Time to consider Right to Reject, says Quraishi

NEW DELHI: The Chief Election Commissioner, Mr S Y Quraishi on Saturday said that the time to consider the ‘Right to Reject’ may have come, thus endorsing an idea backed by the anti-corruption crusader, Mr Anna Hazare that has caused much discomfort among the country’s political class.

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82% turnout in Manipur polls

IMPHAL/NEW DELHI: An estimated 82 per cent of the electorate exercised their franchise on Saturday in the Manipur assembly elections, which were marred by militant violence that claimed seven lives, including that of an ultra.

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