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Prithviraj prepared Thomas’ file, says PM

NEW DELHI: Facing attack over Mr P J Thomas’ appointment as the Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC), the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh Tuesday said he was unaware of the corruption case against him and virtually blamed former minister of State (Personnel), Mr Prithviraj Chavan for the fiasco, contending the key information was not provided.

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Due procedures followed: Chavan

PUNE: As the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh appeared to blame him for CVC Mr P J Thomas’ appointment fiasco, Maharashtra Chief Minister, Mr Prithviraj Chavan Tuesday sought to pass the buck to the Kerala government.

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Probe Hasan’s terror links: SC to Centre

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI: The Supreme Court Tuesday asked the Centre to consider invoking anti-terror and stringent IPC charges against Pune stud farm owner Hasan Ali Khan, accused of massive money laundering and tax evasion and suspected of having links with arms dealers and terror-related activities.

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Thomas’ appointment as CVC was error of judgement: PM

NEW DELHI: With the Supreme Court sacking Mr P J Thomas as the Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC), the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh Monday described his appointment as an “error of judgement” and told the Lok Sabha that he accepts “full responsibility” for it.

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ED detains Hasan Ali in black money case

PUNE: Stud farm owner Hasan Ali Khan, accused of massive money laundering and tax evasion, was detained by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) which carried out multi-city searches at his Pune home and at his associates’ premises cracking the whip to meet Tuesday’s Supreme Court deadline.

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Hectic discussions on to break Congress-DMK deadlock

CHENNAI/NEW DELHI: Tamil Nadu’s ruling Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and the Congress were locked in hectic negotiations Monday to put their seven-year alliance back on track, with DMK’s ministers holding back for a day their decision to quit the central government after the two parties clashed over sharing of seats in next month’s assembly elections.

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Aruna has to live, says Supreme Court

NEW DELHI: In a path-breaking judgement, the Supreme Court Monday allowed “passive euthanasia” of withdrawing life support to patients in permanently vegetative state (PVS) but rejected outright active euthanasia of ending life through administration of lethal substances.

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DMK ministers to resign today

CHENNAI/NEW DELHI: The battle of attrition between Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and Congress escalated Sunday as signals emerged that both parties appeared headed for a divorce from their seven-year-old alliance ahead of the Tamil Nadu assembly elections.

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No threat to UPA govt, says Mulayam

LUCKNOW: Offering balm to the Congress, Samajwadi Party (SP) Sunday said there was no threat to the UPA government despite DMK’s decision to pull out its ministers and the party will continue to extend support to it.

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