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K’taka BJP MLA jailed in bribery case

BANGALORE: The Lokayukta court on Saturday sentenced Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA, Y Sampangi to undergo more than 3 years’ rigorous imprisonment in a corruption case, the first ever conviction of an elected representative of the people in Karnataka, adding to embarrassment of the ruling party.

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‘NCW committed to equal opportunity for females’

NEW DELHI: National Commission for Women chairperson Ms Mamta Sharma Saturday said, “NCW is committed for equal opportunity to female folks of the country in every walk of life.”
Speaking here to the reporters, she said the commission has sought President Ms Pratibha Devisingh Patil’s intervention to ensure 33 per cent reservation for women in Parliament and Assemblies.

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Anna-Ramdev fast in Delhi today

NEW DELHI: In their first joint appearance on a public platform in the past one year, Mr Anna Hazare and yoga guru Ramdev will sit on a day-long fast here on Sunday in a bid to intensify their anti-UPA protests.

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ISCA to bring out inspirational videos: PM

KOLKATA: The Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) in its centenary year will bring out inspirational video documentaries and a publication on 100 Indian science discoveries to attract the country’s youth to science and technology, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh said here Saturday.

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BJP mouthpiece attacks Modi, Yeddyurappa

NEW DELHI: Feud at the top in the BJP took new dimensions with the party mouthpiece making a veiled attack on leaders including Gujarat Chief Minister, Mr Narendra Modi and Mr B S Yeddyurappa, asking them to rise above issues of self and self-existence.

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Maintain apolitical outlook, Gen Bikram Singh to Army

NEW DELHI: In his first public comments after taking over as Army Chief, General Bikram Singh on Friday made it clear that no controversy in the force will be "brushed under the carpet".
Sending a firm message to his 1.3 million force, General Singh said he will strive to maintain its "secular and apolitical" outlook.

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