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Mamata is not a good administrator: Jairam Ramesh

LALGARH (WB): The Union Minister, Mr Jairam Ramesh attacked the West Bengal Chief Minister, Ms Mamata Banerjee questioning her claim that the Centre was not providing funds to her government and said she was “not a good administrator”.

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Establish special human rights courts: activists

MUMBAI: A group of socio-legal activists have urged various government authorities to establish special courts in the country to facilitate speedy justice to victims of grave human rights violations, a lawyer here said.

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Tata denies using strong words

MUMBAI: Tata Sons Saturday denied that group Chairman Mr Ratan Tata has used words such as “venal” business environment or accused the government of “inaction” in media interviews.

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Opposition slams Akhilesh over sugarcane advisory price

LUCKNOW: A day after the Uttar Pradesh government announced a new state advisory price (SAP) for sugarcane, the opposition Saturday accused Chief Minister Mr Akhilesh Yadav of compromising on prices because of the sugar lobby.

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Mining illegalities: Supreme Court panel visits Odisha

BHUBANESWAR: A team of the Supreme Court appointed Central Empowered Committee (CEC) Saturday arrived in Odisha to examine implementation of the recommendations it had made two years ago on the alleged mining irregularities in the state, official said.

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FDI vote: Maya’s support a shot in arm for govt in RS

NEW DELHI: Bracing for the crucial vote on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the Rajya Sabha on Friday, the government on Thursday got a shot in the arm with the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) extending support to it, even as the Bharatiya Janata Party

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IOC suspends India over govt interference in polls

NEW DELHI/LAUSANNE: In a huge embarrassment for India, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Tuesday suspended the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) because of government interference, a development which puts a bar on the country’s Olympic participation.

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Defer Cash Transfer in poll-bound Gujarat, Himachal: EC to govt

NEW DELHI: Holding that the announcement on implementation of the Direct Cash Transfer scheme during the poll process was "avoidable," the Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday directed the government to keep in abeyance its implementation in poll-bound Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.

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Land Acquisition Bill finalised

NEW DELHI: The much-awaited Land Acquisition Bill has been finalised and sent to the Union Cabinet which is likely to take up the matter for consideration at its next meeting, a senior official said on Monday.

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BSP, SP keep govt guessing on FDI vote

NEW DELHI: Ahead of the debate and vote in Parliament, outside UPA allies — Bahujan Samaj Party and Samajwadi Party — on Monday kept the government guessing on their support on the issue of FDI in retail.

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