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Centre awaits states’ opinion on Western Ghats report

NEW DELHI: The Centre is yet to take action on a high-level panel’s report on the ecologically-sensitive Western Ghats as many of the concerned states, mostly ruled by Congress, have failed to submit their opinion to the Environment Ministry.

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Counter-terrorism centre gets govt nod

NEW DELHI: Formation of a National Counter-Terrorism Centre (NCTC), a single window organisation that will gather and disseminate intelligence to central and state security organisations, finally got the government’s nod on Thursday, two years after it made the announcement.

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Cong asks West Bengal unit to cool down tempers

NEW DELHI: With the ruling alliance partners in West Bengal bitterly targeting each other, the Congress Thursday asked its state unit to refrain from using harsh words against the ally and also appealed to the Trinamool Congress to do likewise.

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Filter content or face blackout, Delhi HC to Facebook, Google

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Thursday warned social networking site Facebook India and search engine Google India that websites can be “blocked” like in China if they fail to devise a mechanism to check and remove objectionable material from their web pages.

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Fake currency of over Rs 6 cr seized, two held

NEW DELHI: Fake currency with a face value of over Rs six crore was recovered and two persons were arrested in south-west Delhi on Thursday in connection with one of the biggest seizures with the city police suspecting that it came from Pakistan.

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Govt says Army chief’s age issue dealt fairly

NEW DELHI: Caught in a row over his age, Army chief Gen V K Singh Thursday said the issue related to his “integrity and honour” but would desist from “vitiating” the atmosphere even as the government hoped the controversy would end as the matter had been dealt with “fairly and justly.”

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Andaman’s Jarawa tribals exploited

PORT BLAIR/NEW DELHI: A controversy erupted on Wednesday over a video footage showing semi-naked Jarawa tribal women in Andaman and Nicobar Islands allegedly being ordered to dance before tourists prompting the Centre to seek a report from the Union Territory administration.

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EC notice to Khurshid, wife over quota comment

NEW DELHI/LUCKNOW: Holding prima facie his promise of nine per cent sub quota for backward Muslims as a “serious violation” of model code of conduct, the Election Commission Tuesday slapped show cause notice on Law Minister, Mr Salman Khurshid, asking why action should not be taken against him.

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