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PC could not change cabinet decision on 2G allocation, says Khurshid

NEW DELHI: Admitting that the Union Finance Minister, Mr Pranab Mukherjee and Union Home Minister, Mr P Chidambaram had a "working difference" on the controversial 2G note issue, the Union Law Minister, Mr Salman Khurshid has defended the Home Minister on the first come first serve policy for issuing spectrum licences saying he could not have changed a Cabinet decision.

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Govt losing legitimacy, can regain it through RTI: CIC

NEW DELHI: The Right to Information Act can restore the legitimacy that the government has been losing over the years resulting in total disconnect between it and the people, the Central Information Commissioner, Mr Satyananda Mishra has said.

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CBI, CVC refuse to come under Lokpal ambit

NEW DELHI:  The Central Vigilance Commissioner, Mr Pradeep Kumar and the CBI Director, Mr A P Singh on Saturday opposed any tampering with their organisations as suggested by the Anna Hazare-team as they appeared before a parliamentary committee examining Lokpal bill here.

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PM for adequate control over maritime activity

MUMBAI:  Spurt in incidents of piracy close to Indian shores weighing on his mind, the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh on Saturday stressed the need to ensure adequate control over maritime activity for security reasons.

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BJP warms up to early polls

NEW DELHI:  With Mr Narendra Modi’s absence bringing the rift within to surface, the BJP on Saturday went on an overdrive to speak on the need for “unity” in the party, saying early polls cannot be ruled out on account of government being in a “suicidal mode”.

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Union cabinet approves mining bill

NEW DELHI:  The government on Friday  approved a landmark draft mines bill which provides for miners to share 26 per cent of their net profits for the people affected by the coal projects, while the burden on the non-coal miners will be amount equivalent to royalty.

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