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Cong compels Lokpal panel to keep Group C officials out of ambit

NEW DELHI: In a sudden U-turn, Congress members Thursday forced the Parliamentary committee examining the Lokpal Bill to keep Group C officials out of the Lokpal’s ambit and not to tamper with the present selection process of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director in the face of opposition by at least ten members.

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Govt examining fixing quota for backward Muslims within OBC

NEW DELHI: The government is considering giving reservation to backward Muslims within the 27 per cent quota fixed for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) and a decision in this regard will be taken soon, the Union Law Minister, Mr Salman Khurshid said today.

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PM backs FDI in retail

NEW DELHI: Virtually rejecting demands from within the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) and outside for rollback of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in retail, the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh Tuesday justified the decision as a well-considered move and attacked the Opposition for not allowing the Parliament to function.

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Once again Anna threatens fast

RALEGAN SIDDHI/NEW DELHI: Putting the government on notice on the Lokpal issue, the social activist, Mr Anna Hazare Tuesday threatened to go on an indefinite fast in Delhi from December 27 while terming that the draft report by the Parliamentary Standing Committee as a “betrayal” of countrymen.

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SC pulls up CBI for questioning Gujarat judiciary’s fairness

NEW DELHI: The CBI was today pulled up by the Supreme Court for questioning the impartiality of Gujarat’s lower judiciary in hearing the case against former state Home Minister Amit Shah for his alleged role in Sohrabuddin Sheikh’s killing by police in a staged shootout.

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