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Rahul meets PM amid talk of cabinet reshuffle

NEW DELHI: The Congress general secretary, Mr Rahul Gandhi met the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh on Wednesday for a "routine meeting", party sources said as speculation gained ground about a likely cabinet reshuffle.

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EC seeks probe into Vedanta’s donations to Congress, BJP

NEW DELHI:  The Election Commission has come across instances of suspected violations of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act by Congress and the BJP in their acceptance of donations from subsidiaries of multi-national firm Vedanta group.

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GoM clears land acquisition bill

NEW DELHI: The land Acquisition bill will have a provision for consent of two-third of landowners for acquiring land but no contentious retrospective clause as per the draft approved by a group of ministers on Tuesday after overcoming sharp differences.

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New twist in Vadra land row

CHANDIGARH: The controversy over land deals involving Mr Robert Vadra has taken a new turn with the senior Haryana IAS officer, Mr Ashok Khemka cancelling the sale of over three acre land to realty major DLF after he was shunted out from his post.

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Uttara Kannada oppose width, alignment of 4-lane highway

KARWAR: The construction of the four lane national highway (NH-63) in Uttara Kannada district would begin at the Goa-Karnataka border and would end at Kundapur in Udupi district. This was disclosed by the officials at a public hearing meeting in Karwar on Tuesday.

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Navratri begins with special planetary position

NEW DELHI/SHIMLA: The nine-day 'Navratri' festival of Goddess Durga commenced across the country. The Shardiya Navratri this year has a special significance because of its planetary alignment that earlier occurred 34 years back in 1978. 

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Khurshid ready to face probe

NEW DELHI:  The Law Minister, Mr Salman Khurshid on Sunday came out with documents to rubbish charges of misappropriation of funds by a trust run by him and his wife and expressed willingness for any probe while making it clear that he has no intention to resign.

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EC bans using Navratra functions for poll campaign

NEW DELHI: Navratra festivities beginning Tuesday will be under the scanner of Election Commission which on Sunday barred all kinds of political activities at such religious functions in poll-bound Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh during the nine-day revelry.

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Indian nurses still an exploited lot: study

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: They are hailed as “angels on earth” but the personal and professional lives of nurses in India are rather ‘miserable’, especially of those working in private health sector, with low salary, poor working conditions, among others, compounding their woes, a study has revealed.

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Govt rules out rollback of decision to cap subsidised LPG

NEW DELHI: The government on Sunday ruled out a rollback or modification of its decision to cap supply of subsidised cooking gas (LPG) at 6 cylinders per household in a year as it will cast a “shadow” on the whole reform process.

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