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Opposition neck-deep in corruption: Congress

NEW DELHI: With its image battered by a series of corruption allegations, Congress on Sunday launched a counter offensive against the opposition, especially Bharatiya Janata Party, saying it was "neck-deep" in corruption and gave clear signals that the UPA government will go ahead with implementing FDI in retail.

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Centre denying special status to Bihar: Nitish

PATNA: Speaking at a massive rally here, the Bihar Chief Minister, Mr Nitish Kumar on Sunday said the Centre was discriminating against his state by denying the special status for which he had made repeated pleas and promised to fight till it was granted.

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Gadkari should answer party if charges are proved, says Parrikar

NEW DELHI/CHENNAI: In the first reaction by a BJP leader that is different from others in the party, the Goa Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar on Friday said that Mr Nitin Gadkari should "answer the party" if allegations of financial wrongdoings in his company are proved.

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Five govt websites hacked

NEW DELHI: Five government websites, including one of DRDO dealing with recruitment of scientists in the premier defence research organisation, were recently attacked by Algerian hackers and had to be blocked temporarily as a precautionary measure.

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Price hike in LPG cylinders put on hold

NEW DELHI:  Facing stiff opposition, the government on Thursday night put on hold the
`26.5 increase in price of cooking gas cylinders that consumers buy beyond their quota of six subsidised bottles.

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Union cabinet withdraws proposed changes to RTI

NEW DELHI:  The Union cabinet on Thursday decided to withdraw some amendments it had proposed to the Right to Information Act after protests from civil society which was also backed by the UPA chairperson, Ms Sonia Gandhi.

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Sealing of Kudankulam pressure vessel begins

CHENNAI: India’s atomic power plant operator, Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) today began the process of sealing the pressure vessel of the first 1,000 MW Russian-built reactor at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP), said a senior official.

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