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Sonia undergoes surgery in US

NEW YORK/NEW DELHI:  The Congress president, Ms Sonia Gandhi on Thursday  underwent surgery in a US hospital for an undisclosed ailment which will keep her out of India for a month during which the party affairs will looked after by Mr Rahul Gandhi-led four-member group

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DMK walks out of Assembly, to boycott Budget Session

Chennai: Members of the Opposition DMK, led by floor leader and former deputy chief minister, Mr M K Stalin, on Thursday, walked out of the Assembly before the presentation of the budget and announced to boycott the Budget Session till the seating arrangements were made to the party’s satisfaction.

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Govt, Oppn head for showdown in Parliament

NEW DELHI: The government and opposition were headed for a showdown in Parliament with the BJP on Monday attacking the Prime Minister, Mr Manmohan Singh for making "unprovoked" comments about ‘many skeletons in opposition cupboard’ and alleging that he "micro-managed" the 2G spectrum allocation.

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PM endorsed all 2G policy decisions: Balwa

NEW DELHI: Swan Telecom promoter, Mr Shahid Usman Balwa on Monday told a Delhi court that the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, then external affairs minister, Mr Pranab Mukherjee and the then solicitor general, Mr Goolam E. Vahanvati were aware of all the policy decisions taken in the 2G scam.

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Beleaguered Yeddyurappa resigns

BANGALORE: The Karnataka Chief Minister, Mr B S Yeddyurappa, indicted by the Lokayukta in illegal mining scam, resigned on Sunday ending three days of defiance and favoured sitting Lok Sabha MP, Mr D V Sadananda Gowda as his successor.

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Too many skeletons in Oppn cupboard: PM

NEW DELHI: Confrontation appears imminent in the monsoon session of Parliament beginning on Monday with a combative Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh telling the opposition bluntly of having "too many skeletons in its cupboard", a remark that raised the hackles of the BJP.

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CBI questions Shinde in Adarsh housing scam

NEW DELHI: The CBI on Sunday recorded the statement of the Union Power Minister, Mr Sushil Kumar Shinde in the Adarsh housing case as he had accepted a proposal recommending 40 per cent allotment of flats to civilians in the Mumbai society meant for Kargil victims when he was chief minister.

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Yeddyurappa agrees to quit after party order

BANGALORE/NEW DELHI: The Karnataka Chief Minister, Mr B S Yeddyurappa Thursday agreed to step down hours after the party leadership asked him to quit immediately, a day after his severe indictment by Lokayukta in the illegal mining scam.

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