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Radia tapes: SC notice to Centre on full disclosure

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Monday sought the Centre’s stand on a plea for complete disclosure of corporate lobbyist Niira Radia’s telephonic conversations with various public figures, including ministers and corporate czars, recorded by the government in 2008-09.

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Doyen of Hindustani classical music no more

PUNE: Legendary Hindustani vocalist Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, whose powerful and penetrating voice transcended the mundane and transported his audience into the sublime, died in a city hospital here Monday after a prolonged illness. He was 87.

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Swaraj, Jaitley stopped at Jammu airport, sit on dharna

JAMMU/NEW DELHI: Amid high drama, BJP leaders Ms Sushma Swaraj, Mr Arun Jaitley and Mr Ananth Kumar were stopped at Jammu airport Monday and not allowed to enter the city to participate in a massive rally planned in Jammu Tuesday, triggering vehement protests.

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CVC blames Kerala politics for corruption charges against him

NEW DELHI: Controversial Central Vigilance Commissioner, Mr P J Thomas Monday told the Supreme Court that the corruption charges levelled against him to question his appointment as the Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) was a fall out of a political battle in Kerala and that he was a person of “high integrity.”

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Governor gives sanction to prosecute Yeddyurappa

BANGALORE:  Raising the pitch for a major showdown, the Karnataka Governor, Mr H R Bhardwaj on Friday accorded sanction to prosecute the Chief Minister, Mr B S Yeddyurappa on corruption charges in a critical turn in their ongoing battle.

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SC upholds life sentence to Staines’ killers

NEW DELHI:  Dara Singh, convicted for burning alive Australian missionary, Graham Staines and his two minor sons in January 1999, on Friday escaped death penalty with the Supreme Court ruling that the crime was not “rarest of rare” and upheld the life sentence awarded to him.

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Sibal under fire from SC for comments on CAG

NEW DELHI:  The Telecom Minister, Mr Kapil Sibal on Friday  came under attack from the Supreme Court and a parliamentary committee for rubbishing the CAG report on 2G scam, with both questioning whether his comments were responsible and as per the constitutional propriety.

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Fleet tanker INS Deepak inducted into Navy

MUMBAI: The deep striking warfare and strategic capabilities of the Indian Navy got a major boost on Friday with the induction of the third fleet tanker, the state-of-the-art INS Deepak, which will be followed by a similar one in nine months.

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Aarushi case: court dismisses Talwar’s plea for CBI documents

GHAZIABAD: A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court here Friday dismissed an application of Rajesh Talwar seeking the annexures submitted by the probe agency along with the closure report in the murder case of his teenage daughter Aarushi.

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Mobile Number Portability rolled out across India

NEW DELHI:  Ushering in a new and consumer-friendly regime in the sector, the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh on Thursday  flagged off nationwide Mobile Number Portability, a service that allows subscribers to change service provider while retaining the number.

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