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Appointment of judges: Govt mulling more powers to Executive

NEW DELHI: Amid rising demands for greater transparency in appointment of judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts, the government is working on a proposal to put in place a new system to give the Executive more say in such decisions.

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Three judges sworn in, raising SC strength to 29

NEW DELHI: Three judges, including a woman, were Tuesday sworn in as Supreme Court judges, raising the strength of women in the annals of the highest judiciary to two for the first time.

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Janardhan Reddy’s bail plea rejected

HYDERABAD: A special CBI court here Tuesday rejected the bail petitions of former Karnataka minister and mining baron Janardhan Reddy and his brother-in-law B Srinivas Reddy in the illegal
mining case.

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Lokpal: CVC to appear before Parliamentary panel tomorrow

NEW DELHI: The Central Vigilance Commission will give its views to avoid overlapping of responsibilities with the proposed Lokpal when it meets this week a Parliamentary panel considering suggestions for a stronger anti-corruption bill.

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Switch used to trigger Delhi blast found

NEW DELHI: A switch believed to have been used to trigger the briefcase bomb blast outside Delhi High Court was found and two more men were detained in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday night but a breakthrough in the probe still eluded investigators three days after the terror attack.

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We are committed to preserving federalism: PM

NEW DELHI: With some parties and states voicing concern over the proposed Communal Violence Bill, Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh on Saturday sought to assure them by saying the Centre had no intention to tamper with federal structure of the country which has worked well.

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Promising leads in Delhi blast, says Chidambaram

NEW DELHI: Two days after the high intensity blast at the Delhi High Court, investigators were groping for a breakthrough even as the Home Minister, Mr P Chidambaram Friday said there were “promising leads” in the probe.

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Centre to change laws on TV content

NEW DELHI:  The government on Friday said it would initiate the process of amending Cable and Television Networks Act of 1995 to define the modalities for self-regulatory mechanism for television content.

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Alagiri gets notice on college construction

MADURAI: The  Union minister, Mr M K Alagiri, his wife and son have been slapped with a notice by the district collector based on an official report that an engineering college run by their Trust allegedly violated certain conditions in construction of the building.

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NIC to meet today

NEW DELHI:  The issue of radicalisation of youths in the name of religion, on which the government has expressed serious concern, will top the agenda of the 15th National Integration Council meeting on Saturday which will be chaired by the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh.

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