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Praful, Jaiswal, Khursheed elevated to cabinet rank

NEW DELHI: No minister was dropped but there were major changes in portfolios in the reshuffle of the Union cabinet on Wednesday which saw Mr S Jaipal Reddy getting petroleum, Mr Praful Patel moving to heavy industries, Mr Kamal Nath to urban development and Mr Murli Deora to corporate affairs.

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SC says black money in foreign banks ‘plunder’ of nation

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday pulled up the government for withholding information on black money stashed in foreign banks, saying it is not just limited to tax evasion but a "mind boggling crime" amounting to "theft" and "plunder" of national wealth having security ramifications.

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TV channel has details of Swiss bank accounts

NEW DELHI: Even as Wikileaks has threatened to reveal the names of 2,000 Swiss bank account holders, an Indian television channel on Wednesday claimed it has received "explosive details" from a banker-turned-whistleblower.

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Union cabinet reshuffle today

NEW DELHI: The much-talked about reshuffle and expansion of the Union council of ministers will take place at 5 p.m. on Wednesday amidst indications that Mr Salman Khurshid, Mr Praful Patel and Mr Jairam Ramesh could be elevated to cabinet rank.

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Lavasa project is unauthorised, says

NEW DELHI: Providing a ray of hope for Lavasa, the environment ministry on Tuesday said it was prepared to consider the project being constructed near Pune on "merits" subject to fulfilment of certain conditions even as it ordered that no further construction should be undertaken for now.

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Demolish Adarsh building in 3 months: environment ministry

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI:  The environment ministry on Sunday ordered that the scam-hit Adarsh housing society building in Mumbai be demolished within three months for Coastal Regulation Zone violations. The society said it would challenge the order in court.

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Centre mulls new law on piracy

NEW DELHI:  The government is contemplating framing a new legislation to tackle piracy in view of increasing incidents of Indian ships being hijacked on high seas.

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UPA partners seek better coordination

NEW DELHI:  At a time when the ruling coalition is passing through a turbulent phase, demands for a better coordination in the UPA-II are being raised by the allies of the Congress.

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