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Lokpal bill tabled in LS

NEW DELHI: The government on Thursday stuck to its promise by introducing the much-debated anti-graft Lokpal bill in the Lok Sabha, which predictably elicited protests from the Bharatiya Janata Party and civil society activists led by Mr Anna Hazare for excluding the Prime Minister from its ambit.

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Sonia undergoes surgery in US

NEW YORK/NEW DELHI:  The Congress president, Ms Sonia Gandhi on Thursday  underwent surgery in a US hospital for an undisclosed ailment which will keep her out of India for a month during which the party affairs will looked after by Mr Rahul Gandhi-led four-member group

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DMK walks out of Assembly, to boycott Budget Session

Chennai: Members of the Opposition DMK, led by floor leader and former deputy chief minister, Mr M K Stalin, on Thursday, walked out of the Assembly before the presentation of the budget and announced to boycott the Budget Session till the seating arrangements were made to the party’s satisfaction.

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Govt, Oppn head for showdown in Parliament

NEW DELHI: The government and opposition were headed for a showdown in Parliament with the BJP on Monday attacking the Prime Minister, Mr Manmohan Singh for making "unprovoked" comments about ‘many skeletons in opposition cupboard’ and alleging that he "micro-managed" the 2G spectrum allocation.

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PM endorsed all 2G policy decisions: Balwa

NEW DELHI: Swan Telecom promoter, Mr Shahid Usman Balwa on Monday told a Delhi court that the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, then external affairs minister, Mr Pranab Mukherjee and the then solicitor general, Mr Goolam E. Vahanvati were aware of all the policy decisions taken in the 2G scam.

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Beleaguered Yeddyurappa resigns

BANGALORE: The Karnataka Chief Minister, Mr B S Yeddyurappa, indicted by the Lokayukta in illegal mining scam, resigned on Sunday ending three days of defiance and favoured sitting Lok Sabha MP, Mr D V Sadananda Gowda as his successor.

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