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Infosys names K V Kamath as new chairman

BANGALORE: Infosys Technologies Ltd on Saturday appointed Mr K V  Kamath its new chairman, succeeding Mr N R  Narayana Murthy.
Mr Kamath will take over as the head of the IT bellwether on August 21 when incumbent founder chairman Mr Murthy will retire on reaching the age of 65.

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PM asks CBI to get to the bottom of scams

NEW DELHI: The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh on Saturday directed the CBI, which is investigating high-profile 2G and CWG scams, to thoroughly investigate these cases, produce quick results and act without fear to bring to book those guilty.

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PAC spat on 2G scam intensifies

NEW DELHI:  The spat between the government and opposition over the PAC report on 2G scam escalated on Friday with the Home Minister, Mr P Chidambaram lashing out at the committee chairman, Mr Murli Manohar Joshi, who was planning to push forward his controversial report.

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Tamil film-maker gets Dadasaheb Phalke award

NEW DELHI:  K Balachander, who brought a whiff of fresh air with daring new style in direction and filmmaking in Tamil cinema in the 1970s, was on Friday chosen for the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2010.

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Court stays proposed service tax on individual lawyers

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court Friday stayed the central government’s notification seeking to bring individual lawyers, who extend services to companies and firms, under the service tax net from May 1. The matter will now be heard May 24.

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Journalist Narayan Athavale passes away

MUMBAI: Former Shiv Sena MP, Mr Narayan Athavale died here on Thursday after a brief illness, family sources said. He was 78.
Mr Athavale, a senior journalist and former editor of Goa-based Marathi daily Gomantak was also an author.

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Chaos in PAC meeting

NEW DELHI:  Parliament’s public accounts committee descended into chaos on Thursday after the UPA managed to secure the support of BSP and SP to obtain a surprising majority which “rejected” the draft report on the 2G scam that was sharply critical of Prime Minister, his office and others.

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