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How much it will affect India-North Korea ties

NEW DELHI: India is closely watching developments in North Korea following the death of its longtime leader Kim Jong-il, which could improve New Delhi's ties with the reclusive country whose nuclear programme and its export of missile technology to Pakistan have been a cause of much concern here.

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Delhi hospital functioning without AERB nod

NEW DELHI: The Atomic Energy Regulatory Board has not given its clearance to a Delhi hospital despite repeated reminders and the facility is using diagnostic equipment containing radioactive materials.

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President to sail on warship

MUMBAI: The President, Ms Pratibha Patil will sail on warship INS Subhadra to receive a salute from a flotilla of 81 ships and 44 aircraft lined up in the harbour and get a glimpse of the country's growing Naval might during the Presidential Fleet Review (PFR) here on December 20.

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Ajit Singh, a political acrobat

NEW DELHI: The Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) leader, Mr Ajit Singh was Sunday inducted into the union cabinet and given charge of the civil aviation ministry, days after his party joined the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) ahead of upcoming elections in Uttar Pradesh. Mr Ajit Singh is an instinctive deal-maker and can quickly see on which side the grass is greener.

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Anna Hazare threatens ‘Jail Bharo’ from Jan 1

NEW DELHI: Stepping up pressure on the government, the anti-corruption crusader, Mr Anna Hazare Thursday announced a new agitation of filling up jails (jail bharo) from January 1 if the Parliament does not pass a strong Lokpal law, amid indications that it is unlikely to be done before the scheduled conclusion of the current winter session.

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Lokpal Bill next week, says government

NEW DELHI: A day after the all-party meeting, the government Thursday indicated that the Lokpal Bill will be brought next week and the session would be extended by a day, if needed.

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