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HC upholds appointment of Gujarat Lokayukta

AHMEDABAD: In a blow to the Chief Minister, Mr Narendra Modi, the Gujarat High Court on Wednesday upheld the appointment of Lokayukta by the Governor, rejecting the state government’s plea, three months after it gave a split verdict.

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PM assures resolution to power sector woes

NEW DELHI: Troubled by problems like coal shortage, high fuel prices and delayed green clearances, top industrialists engaged in power sector, including Mr Ratan Tata and Mr Anil Ambani, on Wednesday met the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh who promised to address their grievances in a time-bound manner.

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Govt favours 49% FDI in aviation

NEW DELHI: Accepting a major demand of the cash-strapped aviation industry, the government on Tuesday said it would soon launch the process to allow foreign airlines 49 per cent stake in Indian carriers.

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DGCA writes to Goa Chief Secy on air safety norms

NEW DELHI: With poll campaign in five states picking up, aviation regulator DGCA has expressed concern over safety rules being violated by helicopter and small plane operators "time and again" and directed them to strictly adhere to laid down norms and procedures.

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Team Anna to campaign in Goa from Feb 28

NEW DELHI: Team Anna on Monday unveiled its campaign plans for the assembly polls in five states starting with Uttarakhand on January 21 and spending a major part of February in Uttar Pradesh but will not ask people to vote in favour or against any particular party.

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Photo-journalist Homai Vyarawalla dead

VADODARA: Ms Homai Vyarawalla, one of India’s first professional women photo-graphers, died here on Sunday, days after being hospitalised due to a fall from her bed, close friends said. She was 98.

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Margao man ends life near Mumbai airport

MUMBAI: A 30-year-old man from Goa allegedly committed suicide on Sunday near the Mumbai international airport in suburban Andheri, soon after he landed here from Dubai, police said.

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