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Absconding accused in Bhanwari case surrenders

JODHPUR: Key absconding accused in nurse Bhanwari Devi abduction case Sahiram Bishnoi, who carried a reward of Rs five lakh, today surrendered before the special court here and was remanded in CBI custody till January two.

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Now Whistle-blowers’ Bill to include ministers, armed forces

NEW DELHI: Now ministers, intelligence agencies and armed forces will come under the ambit of a reworked legislation aimed at protecting whistle-blowers who report corruption and providing for severe punishment to those who expose their identity or try to victimise such people.

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Wining, dining and a lot more on X-mas

NEW DELHI: Perhaps the kids would like to build a gingerbread house? Or perhaps you would like to get clicked with your family at a special studio? Eateries in the capital have lined up activities galore along with slashed menu prices and gift hampers to make Christmas merry for everyone.

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Cabinet approves 4.5% quota for minorities

NEW DELHI: The cabinet on Thursday approved 4.5 per cent quota for minorities within the larger 27 per cent quota for the other backward classes in central government jobs and educational institutions, informed sources said.

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Govt introduces Lokpal bill in Lok Sabha

NEW DELHI: Brushing aside questions of legislative competence, the government on Thursday introduced in the Lok Sabha a historic bill for inquiring into corruption by Prime Minister, ministers, MPs and its employees but buckled under pressure from non-BJP parties to restore the provision of quota for minorities.

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Konkani poet Melvyn bags Sahitya Akademi award

NEW DELHI:  Historian Ramachandra Guha, Gopalakrishna Pai and Kashinath Singh and Konkani poet from Mangalore, Melvyn Rodrigues are among 22 writers selected for this year’s prestigious Sahitya Akademi awards.

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Govt nod to name Headley in charge-sheet

NEW DELHI:  The government has given its sanction to charge sheet nine people including Pakistani-American terrorist David Headley, LeT founder Hafiz Saeed and two ISI officers for plotting terror attacks in India including the 26/11 strikes.

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Without CBI, Lokpal not acceptable, says Hegde

BANGALORE: Criticising government’s move to keep CBI out of the purview of Lokpal, the Team Anna member, Mr N Santosh Hegde today said the step would reduce the anti-corruption watchdog to a mere complainant which is not acceptable.

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