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MCI bars 27 ‘corrupt’ doctors from practice

NEW DELHI: Sending out a firm signal against corrupt practices by doctors, the Medical Council of India (MCI) has ordered the removal of 27 medical professionals from the Indian Medical Register, barring them from practice for a period ranging from 3 to 5 years.

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EC seeks changes in law on funding of political parties

NEW DELHI: The Election Commission has written to the government suggesting amendments to the election law to make it mandatory for political parties to declare monetary contributions received from foreign companies and government bodies.

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Poor must be given legal help: CJI

RANCHI: Pointing out that some lawyers charge astronomical fees, the Chief Justice of India, Mr Justice Altamas Kabir on Saturday said the poor should be given legal help so that justice can be delivered to the rich and the poor alike.

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President for mending rules for smooth functioning of Parliament

LUCKNOW: Against the backdrop of parliamentary proceedings being paralysed regularly, President Mr Pranab Mukherjee Saturday suggested that parliamentarians should explore possibilities of amending rules to ensure that both houses are able to transact routine business.

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CBI probe in Shankar Dev matter should be transparent: Ramdev

NEW DELHI: Yoga guru Baba Ramdev Saturday alleged that the Congress- led UPA government has been defaming him due to his movement against corruption and demanded that the CBI probe into disappearance of his guru Swami Shankar Dev should be ‘transparent’.

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Tribal tradition breaks, woman weds dead partner’s body

PATNA/RANCHI: Santhal tribals in a Bihar village have added a new chapter to their ancient custom of young men and women living together - allowing an unwed mother to marry her dead partner’s body to make her children legitimate and give them property rights.

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Allegations baseless, says Khurshid’s wife

NEW DELHI: Terming as “baseless innuendos” the allegations of “money bungling” by her Trust, Law Minister Mr Salman Khurshid’s wife Ms Louise launched a scathing attack on activist Mr Arvind Kerjriwal accusing him of “doing politics using the shoulders of the disabled”.

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3 IM terrorists arrested, strikes in Delhi, Bihar averted

NEW DELHI: With the arrest of three terrorists belonging to banned Indian Mujahideen, Delhi police on Thursday claimed to have solved the Pune blast, which occurred in August, and also averted terror strikes in the national capital and Bihar during upcoming festive season.

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