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West Bengal is now Paschim Banga

KOLKATA: The West Bengal government, along with the opposition parties of the state, on Friday unanimously decided to rename West Bengal as Paschim Banga, the Chief Minister, Ms Mamata Banerjee said.

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Opposition parties to hold protests on August 23 on corruption

NEW DELHI: Nine opposition parties, including the Left, today termed the government version of the Lokpal Bill as “unacceptable” and said they would jointly organise nationwide protests next week to demand an effective legislation to curb corruption in high places.

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Spanish flavour for ‘dahi-handi’

MUMBAI: This year’s popular ‘dahi-handi’ festival next week will have a dash of Spain in the celebrations that attract millions of youth, including girls, all over the state.

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Govt plans blanket ban on child labour

NEW DELHI: The central government is contemplating a blanket ban on child labour, the Union Human Resource Development Minister, Mr Kapil Sibal informed the Rajya Sabha Friday.

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RS creates history, impeaches HC judge Sen

NEW DELHI:  Creating history, Rajya Sabha on Thursday overwhelmingly approved impeachment motion against Calcutta High Court judge Mr Justice Soumitra Sen, who could become the country’s first judge to be removed for misconduct.

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Anna to fast at Ramlila ground

NEW DELHI: On the third day of protests across India, the government blinked on Thursday and allowed the fasting and still in jail Mr Anna Hazare to hold his indefinite hunger strike at the spacious Ramlila ground here.

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Mumbai’s dabbawalas to skip work

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI: Mumbai’s famed dabbawalas (tiffin-box carriers) will skip work tomorrow for the first time in over a century backing Mr Anna Hazare’s campaign against corruption, as the Gandhian’s supporters erupted in joy today after he won permission to fast at Ramlila maidan.

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Supreme Court upholds HC order

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday held that the minimum eligibility percentage for admission in Central universities for OBC category should be at most 10 per cent less than that of general category students.

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McCain’s visit sparks debate in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: The visit of the US Senator, Mr John McCain to Kashmir earlier this week has generated an interesting debate here -- some are pointing to the fact that he came to the valley directly from Pakistan and some say he has a serious agenda to pursue.

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Anna escalates war with govt

NEW DELHI: Mr Anna Hazare on Wednesday escalated his battle of attrition with the government refusing to come out of Tihar Jail notwithstanding Delhi police’s climb-down on various conditions it had imposed on his indefinite fast in support of a strong Lokpal.

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