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Lawyers punch holes in security at Delhi courts

NEW DELHI:  A day after the deadly terror strike at the Delhi High Court, which left 12 people dead and 76 injured, an enhanced presence of men in khaki in and around the city’s five district court premises gave a “sense of security” but a section of lawyers claimed that the effort was “cosmetic”.

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Haryana announces security policy for whistleblowers

CHANDIGARH: On the backfoot in the last four years over harassment to a whistleblower from the Indian Forest Service, Mr Sanjay Chaturvedi, the Haryana government on Thursday announced a policy for providing security to whistleblowers and Right to Information activists.

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Terror strikes Delhi HC

NEW DELHI: A high intensity briefcase bomb rocked the crowded reception area in the Delhi High Court killing 11 people and injuring 76 on Wednesday in a major terror attack that struck the capital after a gap of three years.

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Land Acquisition Bill introduced in Lok Sabha

NEW DELHI: A bill providing for compensation up to four times the market value of land in rural areas and twice the value in urban areas along with the stipulation that consent of 80 per cent of the people is necessary was introduced in the Lok Sabha Wednesday.

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Amar Singh arrested, sent to Tihar jail

NEW DELHI: High-profile MP, Amar Singh was Tuesday arrested and lodged in Tihar Jail in a sensational twist in the cash-for-vote scam that rocked the Parliament three years ago after he made a dramatic appearance in a local court within hours of claiming to be too ill.

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15×10 feet cell for Amar Singh

NEW DELHI: Rajya Sabha MP, Amar Singh was Tuesday lodged in a 15x10 feet cell in Tihar Prisons here after he was sent to 14-day judicial custody by a Delhi court following his arrest in the 2008 cash-for-votes scam. Singh was brought to the Tihar Prisons, which currently houses four other MPs, in a police bus through gate number four Tuesday evening.

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US asked Pak to dismantle infrastructure for terrorism

SRINAGAR: In the aftermath of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, the US had categorically told Pakistan to dismantle terror infrastructure on its soil and take action against LeT founder Hafiz Saeed for his alleged involvement in the attacks, a US diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks has revealed.

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Essar pays protection money to Maoists

WASHINGTON:  A leaked US diplomatic cable has said the Ruias-led Essar Group, which has mining interests in Chhattisgarh, pays protection money to Maoists to safeguard its operations in the state, a claim dismissed as baseless by the company.

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Send Assange to mental asylum, says Mayawati

LUCKNOW:  The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Ms  Mayawati wants WikiLeaks founder Mr Julian Assange to be put in a “mental asylum” because she is upset over leaked US diplomatic cables that painted her as an “egomaniac”.

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