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Pak needs to talk to J&K political leaders: Omar

SRINAGAR: The Chief Minister, Mr Omar Abdullah on Thursday said Pakistan will have to talk to mainstream politicians also if the leadership of Jammu and Kashmir is to be included in dialogue between New Delhi and Islamabad for resolution of Kashmir issue.

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Islamic seminary to oppose RTE

LUCKNOW: Terming the Right to Education Act as an “attack” on the sovereignty of madarsas and other minority institutions, Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband on Thursday said it will oppose it.

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PM at fault for not forming GoM on 2G issue: Raja

NEW DELHI: The former telecom minister, A Raja Tuesday dragged the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh again in the 2G case, alleging he too could be held guilty of “conspiracy” and dereliction of duty for not forming a GoM to examine the spectrum allocation issue.

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India, Pak finalise CBMs ahead of talks

NEW DELHI: The Foreign Secretaries of India and Pakistan Tuesday finalised a slew of Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) ahead of talks between the External Affairs Minister, Mr S M Krishna and his Pakistani counterpart, Ms Hina Rabbani Khar who said the two countries have a stake in each other’s future.

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Karnataka Lokayukta to submit report today

BANGALORE: Amid intense speculation on the fate of the indicted Chief Minister, Mr B S Yeddyurappa, the Karnataka Lokayukta, Mr Justice N Santosh Hegde will submit his report on mining scam to the state government on Wednesday.

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Justice Patil named new Lokayukta in Karnataka

BANGALORE:  Former Supreme Court judge, Mr Justice (retd) Shivaraj V Patil was on Tuesday  appointed the new Lokayukta of Karnataka, succeeding Mr Justice (retd) N Santosh Hegde, who welcomed the move saying it was a “very good choice”.

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The Hina factor in India-Pakistan talks

NEW DELHI:  When 34-year-old Ms Hina Rabbani Khar, Pakistan’s youngest and first woman Foreign Minister, holds talks with her Indian counterpart Mr S M  Krishna, 45 years her senior, the world will be watching to see how she handles her first major diplomatic outing and navigates the troubled waters of the India-Pakistan relationship.

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Food security bill to be tabled in monsoon session

NEW DELHI: The national food security bill, which would entitle every below poverty line family access to foodgrain at subsidised rates, would be tabled in Parliament’s monsoon session beginning August 1, the Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister Mr K V  Thomas said on Tuesday.

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2G scam: Raja targets PM, Chidambaram in defence

NEW DELHI: Former telecom minister, A Raja Monday sought to rope in the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh and the then finance minister, Mr P Chidambaram in the 2G case, telling a court the issue of sale of equity by spectrum licencees was discussed with them.

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