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Around 1,000 DMDK workers desert Vijaykanth, join AIADMK

CHENNAI: A week after a fiery exchange of words between the Chief Minister, Ms J Jayalalithaa and the leader of opposition, Mr Vijayakanth in the Tamil Nadu assembly, around 1,000 DMDK functionaries and workers, including the actor-politician’s close friend Mr Ibrahim Rowther joined the ruling AIADMK on Tuesday.

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AFSPA is not to protect acts of crime, says Omar

JAMMU: Citing the Supreme Court’s recent observation, the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Mr Omar Abdullah, who has been pitching for partial revocation of Armed Force Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in the state, today said the statute was not aimed at protecting acts of crime. 

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Indian schools may offer international curriculum

NEW DELHI: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will soon introduce its international curriculum, CBSE-I, in schools in India on trial basis, the Human Resource Development Minister, Mr Kapil Sibal said Tuesday.

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Justice Bannurmath opts out of Karnataka Lokayukta post

z Opting out of the Karnataka Lokayukta post, the former Kerala High Court Chief Justice, Mr S R Bannurmath today launched a tirade against the Governor, Mr H R Bhardwaj for the “unverified and untrue” observations coming from Raj Bhavan against him that had “deeply hurt” him.

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Not obsessed with becoming PM, says Rahul Gandhi

VARANASI: Mr Rahul Gandhi on Monday said he was not “obsessed” with becoming the Prime Minister like many political leaders but remained committed to transform Uttar Pradesh where people have been “fooled” for the last 22 years by successive regimes.

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India to get anti-terror agency in March

NEW DELHI: The Union government on Monday said it would set up on March 1 a powerful anti-terror agency that will integrate and analyse inputs on terror threats in India and will have legal authority to make arrests and conduct search operations.

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Govt to keep watch on tour operators in Andamans

NEW DELHI: In the backdrop of fresh video of exploitation of Jarawa tribes in the Andamans, the Union government on Monday said it has decided to keep a close watch on tour operators many of whom are believed to be involved in such malpractices so that action can be taken against the guilty.

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Courts can strike down ‘unconstitutional’ policy decisions: Justice Ganguly

NEW DELHI: Rebutting criticism that the 2G judgement was a case of judicial overreach, Mr Justice AK Ganguly, who was on the two-member bench of the Supreme Court that cancelled 122 licences, on Monday asserted that the courts can certainly scrutinise and strike down policy decisions which are unconstitutional.

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