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Kerala seeks to replace co-ordinator in Padmanabhaswamy Temple

NEW DELHI: Kerala government has approached the Supreme Court seeking appointment of a new co-ordinator of the expert committee constituted to evaluate the wealth discovered in the vaults of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

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Media preoccupied with coverage of corruption issues : Sibal

BHOPAL: The Union HRD Minister, Mr Kapil Sibal on Wednesday said continuing “preoccupation” of the media with the corruption issues is “undermining” the nation’s endeavours, good work and image.

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31 get life term in post-Godhra riot case

MEHASANA (GUJARAT): Thirty-one people were sentenced to life on Wednesday after they were held guilty of burning alive 33 members belonging to minority community in one of the ghastly crimes unleashed during 2002 post-Godhra riots in Sardarpuara.

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Moody’s lowers outlook of Indian banks

NEW DELHI: Rating agency Moody’s on Wednesday downgraded outlook of the Indian banking system to negative -- a development that evoked sharp reactions from the government and bankers who described the move as ‘unwarranted’ as the domestic banks are better than their global counterparts.

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IFFI-2011 to have special package of football films

MUMBAI: The 42nd International Film Festival of India, which begins in Goa from November 23, will have a ‘Soccer in Cinema’ package, to celebrate the game that is passionately followed in the coastal state.

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Yeddyurappa walks free after 25-day jail stay

BANGALORE:  Former Karnataka chief minister, Mr B S Yeddyurappa on Tuesday walked free after spending 25 days in jail with the High Court granting him bail in a graft case.

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Rahul to play bigger role in Congress

NEW DELHI:  In the backdrop of persistent reports that Mr Rahul Gandhi may be elevated to the position of working president of the Congress, the party gave clear indications on Tuesday  that his role would expand.

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Switzerland starts sharing banking data with India

NEW DELHI:  Switzerland has started sharing banking and tax-related information with India, more than a year after the two countries signed a revised bilateral treaty that is likely to help tackle the problem of black money.

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16 killed in Haridwar stampede

HARIDWAR:  Sixteen people --14 women and two men -- were killed in a stampede on Tuesday  during a religious ceremony attended by tens of thousands of devotees near the famous ‘Har Ki Pauri’ ghat on the banks of the Ganges river.

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