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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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Justice Sen faces impeachment in Rajya Sabha

NEW DELHI: Making history, the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday took up impeachment proceedings against Mr Justice Soumitra Sen of the Calcutta High Court, who said he was being victimised, and charges of misappropriation of funds were a pre-determined move by former chief justice of India, Mr Justice (retd) K G Balakrishnan.

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ANNA REFUSES TO COME OUT OF TIHAR JAIL

NEW DELHI: The government was on Tuesday night faced with a piquant situation with Mr Anna Hazare refusing to come out of Tihar Jail despite being offered a release, 15 hours after he was detained and prevented from going on fast demanding a strong Lokpal.

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Kerala govt to prepare school textbooks in Konkani

THIRUVANAN THAPURAM: The Kerala government has decided to prepare school textbooks in Konkani language to teach Konkani-speaking students, a minor linguistic community in the state.

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We also want strong Lokpal: PM

NEW DELHI: In a speech dominated by concerns on corruption, the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh told the nation on its 65th Independence Day on Monday that the government was taking action on many fronts to fight graft and believed in a strong Lokpal while also sending a message to activist Mr Anna Hazare that he should not go on a hunger strike.

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Anna calls for ‘Jail Bharo’

NEW DELHI:  Mr Anna Hazare is all set for a full-blown confrontation with the government on the Lokpal bill, giving a call to his supporters to fill up jails across the country if he is arrested on Tuesday after being denied permission to hold fast here and prohibitory orders clamped.

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Maoists attack CRPF camp in Jharkhand

NEW DELHI: Barring a Naxal attack on a CRPF camp in Jharkhand and hoisting of black flags by Maoists in Orissa, Independence Day today passed off peacefully in states, including Jammu and Kashmir, with chief ministers focussing on steps to improve law and order.

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PM announces setting up of Education Commission

NEW DELHI: Keen on enhancing the quality of education in the country, the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh on Monday announced the government’s decision to appoint a commission to make recommendations in this regard and talked about moves to universalise secondary education.

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