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Pawan Bansal, Ashwani Kumar sacked from Union cabinet

NEW DELHI: The Railways Minister, Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal and the Law Minister, Mr Ashwani Kumar were on Friday night forced to resign by the Congress and the Prime Minister as the government’s image continued to take a severe battering over allegations of corruption and interference with graft probe.

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1993 Mumbai blasts: SC rejects Sanjay’s review plea

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI: Barring any last minute reprieve, Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt will have to surrender before Mumbai jail authorities on May 16 to serve his remaining 42 months sentence, with the Supreme Court on Friday rejecting his plea for reviewing his conviction and five-year prison term in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case.

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Siddaramaiah to be new Karnataka CM

BANGALORE: Mr Siddaramaiah, who led the Congress party’s battle against the Bharatiya Janata Party government’s corruption in Karnataka, was on Friday chosen to be the new Chief Minister in a hotly-contested race, edging out party veteran and Union Labour Minister, Mr M Mallikarjuna Kharge.

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Cong MLAs to meet today to pick Karnataka CM

BANGALORE: Congress has set the ball rolling for picking its Chief Minister in Karnataka by convening a meeting of its newly-elected MLAs here on Friday with senior leaders, Mr Mallikarjuna Kharge and Mr Siddharamaiah being considered front-runners in the race for the top post.

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SC rejects Jagan’s bail plea

NEW DELHI/HYDERABAD: YSR Congress president, Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, popularly called Jagan, will have to remain behind bars as the Supreme Court Thursday dismissed his bail petition in a case of illegal assets, saying hi s release could hamper the probe.

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