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Cartoon row: scholar’s office attacked in Pune

PUNE/NEW DELHI:  The Pune campus office of Prof Suhas Palshikar, who resigned as NCERT adviser in the wake of the huge row over a cartoon of B R Ambedkar in school textbooks, was attacked on Saturday by a group of persons.

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60th anniversary of Indian parliament

NEW DELHI: Has the quality of debates in parliament declined over the decades and is politics no longer a mission to serve the people? Are MPs adequately fulfilling their role in the highest forum of democracy?

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Feud in Kerala CPI (M) intensifies, Achuthanandan slams Vijayan

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Feud in Kerala CPI (M) today intensified further with veteran party leader V S Achuthanandan lashing out at party state Secretary Mr Pinarayi Vijayan for dubbing Marxist rebels, like recently murdered Mr T P Chandrasekharan, as “betrayers and renegades”.

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Waheed, Manmohan discuss Maldivian polls

NEW DELHI: Mr Mohamed Waheed, the new president of the Maldives, on Saturday met the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh here in his first-ever visit to India and discussed possible polls in the Indian Ocean island nation and bilateral economic ties.

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Earthquake rocks North-East; 2 hurt

GUWAHATI: An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale on Friday  jolted some northeastern states, including Assam, in which at least two labourers were injured in a wall collapse while several buildings were damaged.

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SC tells CBI to probe graft charges against Yeddyurappa

NEW DELHI/BANGALORE:  In a severe setback to former Karnataka chief minister, Mr B S  Yeddyurappa’s comeback bid, the Supreme Court on Friday ordered the Central Bureau of Investigation  to probe corruption charges against him and his family members.

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Ambedkar cartoon row rocks Parliament

NEW DELHI: A cartoon on Dalit icon B R Ambedkar in an NCERT textbook rocked Parliament on Friday, prompting the government to apologise and order removal of the “objectionable” sketch.

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