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ED issues summons to Kanimozhi, four others in 2G scam

NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued summons under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) to Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MP Kanimozhi and four others named in Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) chargesheet in the 2G spectrum allocation scam.

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Home, auto loans to become costlier

MUMBAI: Home, auto and other loans are set to become costlier with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Tuesday hiking key short-term rates to contain inflation, while giving relief to small savers by increasing the savings bank rate to 4 per cent from 3.5 per cent now.

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Threats to journalists less now in South Asia: report

NEW DELHI:  On World Press Freedom Day on Tuesday, a report by the International Federation of Journalists  said that in comparison to previous years there was less threat to media person’s life in 2010 in South Asian countries, though challenges of decent wages and working conditions remain the same.
Moreover, the “sharp deterioration of an already bad situation in Pakistan far outweighed the relative improvement in the other seven countries” in the region, it added.

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HC issues contempt notices to nine sacked AI pilots

NEW DELHI:  The Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued contempt notices to nine sacked office bearers of the Indian Commercial Pilots Association for disobeying its order to call off the ongoing strike in Air India which entered the seventh day.

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Court asks man to serve at temple for drunken driving

NEW DELHI: A man sentenced to three days in jail for drunken driving has been ordered by a Delhi court to instead perform community service at a local temple once a week for two months, saying that a prison term will be an “indelible blot” on his career.

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Syed Geelani condemns Osama killing

SRINAGAR:  Syed Ali Geelani, who heads the hardline faction of Jammu and Kashmir’s separatist Hurriyat Conference, is the only leader to condemn the US operation to kill Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden.

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Chopper with Arunachal CM, four others missing

ITANAGAR:  A helicopter carrying the Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister, Mr Dorjee Khandu and four others went missing on Saturday shortly after takeoff from Tawang and apprehensions grew about their fate with search operations yielding no results.

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