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PM under the scanner over Maran’s letter

NEW DELHI: Left parties on Saturday demanded a thorough probe into the new revelations in the 2G spectrum allocation scandal, saying anybody against whom doubts have been raised should appear before the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to clarify their position.

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India ready to meet global challenges: PM

UNITED NATIONS: Calling upon the United Nations to once again embrace the principles of internationalism to meet global challenges from economic downturn to terrorism, the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh on Saturday said India stands ready to play its part.

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Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi passes away

NEW DELHI: Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, one of India’s greatest cricket captains ever and whose flair and style captured the imagination of cricket fans, passed away here on Thursday after battling a lung infection for the last few months.

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Centre to give Rs 50 crore grant to quake-hit Sikkim

GANGTOK: The Centre would give `50 crore immediately as grant for relief and rehabilitation work in quake-ravaged Sikkim where nine villages are still cut off in the North district, the Union Home Minister, Mr P Chidambaram on Thursday said.

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Telangana Cong leaders set Sept 30 deadline

HYDERABAD: Upping the ante, leaders of Andhra Pradesh’s ruling Congress from Telangana on Thursday said they would be forced to take a “tough decision” if the central leadership failed to make a favourable statement on statehood for the region by month-end.

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Vault B of Kerala temple not to be opened now: SC

NEW DELHI:  The Supreme Court on Thursday  said the vault ‘B’ of the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple will be opened only after substantial work regarding documentation and preservation of assets unearthed from other kalaras (vaults) of the shrine is completed.

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Not in race for PM’s post: Advani

NAGPUR: Indicating that he may not be in the race for becoming the party’s prime ministerial candidate in the next elections, the senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader, Mr L K Advani on Wednesday said that the Sangh Parivar, his party and fellow workers had given him "much more" than what the top post holds.

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Govt has no plans of giving up nuclear power

NEW DELHI: The government has no plans of giving up nuclear power production in the wake of protests against the Kudankulam nuclear project in Tamil Nadu and in the backdrop of the Fukushima accident.

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CBI opposes probe against Chidambaram in 2G case

NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday opposed in the Supreme Court a plea for probing the Home Minister, Mr P Chidambaram’s alleged role in the 2G spectrum scam case saying it is beyond its jurisdiction to entertain it.

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