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RBI raises key interest rates

MUMBAI: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday raised its key interest rates by up to 0.5 per cent to check double digit inflation and predicted dearer interest regime, but banks said they would wait for now.

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Kerala to probe functioning of religious courts

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  The Kerala government on Tuesday  announced a probe into the activities of religious committees run by radical outfit, PFI, whose activists allegedly chopped off the hand of a college lecturer recently.

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TDP threatens to launch mass agitation on Babli

NEW DELHI: Holding the Centre and the Congress responsible for Maharashtra government’s attitude, the TDP chief, Mr N Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday threatened to launch a mass agitation programme if the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh fails to resolve the Babli issue amicably by August 10.

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Former top cop turns approver in Sohrabuddin case

AHMEDABAD: A former police officer, N K Amin, an accused in Sohrabuddin fake encounter case, on Monday turned approver and moved a court, in a shot in the arm for the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) that could spell more trouble for Gujarat’s jailed former minister and key accused Amit Shah.

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NATO rocket kills 52 civilians in Afghanistan

KABUL: The Afghan President, Mr Hamid Karzai said on Monday that NATO troops had fired a rocket that killed 52 “innocent” villagers in southern Afghanistan, as leaked documents laid bare the civilian toll of the US-led war.

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ITBP posts along China border to be strengthened

NEW DELHI:  The government has approved a restructuring plan to strengthen border posts of Indo-Tibetan Border Police which includes acquiring modern weaponry and specialised vehicles for the force which guards the country’s icy frontiers with China.

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Khurshid dismisses concerns of Muslim outfits on RTE

NEW DELHI:  Dismissing the apprehensions of some Muslim organisations that the right to education bill was against the community, the Minority Affairs Minister, Mr Salman Khurshid on Monday described it as “the fear of the unknown”.

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CBI arrests Amit Shah

GANDHINAGAR: After eluding the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for four days, former Gujarat minister and Mr Narendra Modi’s close aide Amit Shah was on Sunday arrested by the probe agency in Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case and sent to jail shortly after he made a dramatic appearance at a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) briefing.

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