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Govt to disallow acquisition of fertile land for non-farm use

NEW DELHI: Amid inter-ministerial differences on the Land Acquisition Bill, the Agriculture Minister, Mr Sharad Pawar on Tuesday said the government will not allow acquisition of high-yielding farm land for non-agricultural purposes as rising population is building pressure on food demand.

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Allegations aimed at maligning family: Vadra

NEW DELHI: Even as Mr Robert Vadra on Sunday described allegations of having received “undue favours” from reality major DLF as “entirely baseless” and aimed at maligning his family, social activist Mr Arvind Kejriwal stuck to his charges and said he was prepared to face a legal battle.

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PM to meet K’taka leaders today on Cauvery row

NEW DELHI/BANGALORE: Amid demands by leaders from Karnataka to review the Cauvery River Authority’s decision of asking the state to release 9,000 cusecs of water for Tamil Nadu, the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh has convened a meeting of political leaders from the state on Monday.

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Govt issues tax evasion summons to insurance firms

NEW DELHI: The Finance Ministry has issued summons to about a dozen insurance firms seeking documents pertaining to sale of insurance policies and commission paid to their field associates as part of its probe into alleged service tax evasion of over Rs 300 crore by them.

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Attackers of Brar to be brought to justice: Britain

NEW DELHI: Britain has assured India of its determination to bring the perpetrators of attack on retired Lt Gen K S Brar to justice and said it will continue updating Indian officials about the investigations in the case.

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India to host global meet on road safety

NEW DELHI: With India accounting for over 10 per cent of global deaths in road accidents each year, about 1,000 road safety experts from 30 countries are to meet in the national capital next month to discuss ways to cut down on such fatalities.

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3 more arrested in defence colony heist

NEW DELHI, Oct 7 (PTI) Three more persons allegedly involved in the sensational Rs 5.25 crore heist in south Delhi last month have been arrested, taking the total number of arrests to ten in the case.

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Govt to hold talks with Oppn over insurance, pension bills

MUMBAI: Promising more reforms, the Finance Minister, Mr P Chidambaram on Saturday expressed confidence that the bills on FDI in insurance and pension will be passed in Parliament for which he will soon open dialogue with the opposition parties including the BJP.

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SC HALTS MINING IN GOA

NEW DELHI: Mining operations in all the 90 mines in Goa were on Friday ordered to be halted by the Supreme Court on the basis of the Justice M B Shah Commission report, which estimated a whopping ` 35,000 crore loss to the exchequer due to illegal mining in the last 12 years.

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