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Top Gujarat cop implicates Modi in 2002 riots

AHMEDABAD/NEW DELHI: The post-Godhra 2002 riots returned to haunt, Mr Narendra Modi with a senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officer alleging the Gujarat Chief Minister had instructed officers to allow Hindus “to vent out their anger” during the clashes and he wanted Muslims to be “taught a lesson.”

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No authentic figures on black money deposits: Centre

NEW DELHI:  As the tussle seeking disclosure of names of people who have stashed black money abroad continues in Supreme Court, the finance ministry says it has “no authentic figures” about the quantum of money deposited in Swiss banks.

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4 Armymen dead in Sikkim chopper crash

GANGTOK: Four Army personnel, including two majors, were found dead in Sikkim on Friday, with the wreckage of their helicopter being found a day after it went missing close to the Chinese border, officials said.

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Hegde to decide today on Lokpal panel row

BANGALORE:  Amid mounting pressure from the civil society asking him not to quit the joint drafting committee on Lokpal bill, the Karnataka Lokayukta, Mr Santosh Hegde on Friday said he would announce his decision on the issue on Saturday.

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Green Tribunal may start functioning from May

NEW DELHI:  The National Green Tribunal, a judicial body exclusively to deal with environmental issues, is likely to start functioning from May with the Supreme Court lifting a stay imposed by Madras High Court on rules of appointment of its members.

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PM unveils steps to tackle corruption

NEW DELHI: Acknowledging that the prevailing state of affairs will not be tolerated by the people, the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh Thursday pledged swift and exemplary action to deal with corruption towards which he unveiled a number of steps.

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Centre, states to go tough against female foeticide

NEW DELHI:  Alarmed over the declining child sex ratio in the country, the Centre and state governments have decided on a slew of measures, including monitoring use of ultrasound machines and setting up state inspection committees to check pre-natal sex determination.

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Mutalik chargesheeted for Malegaon blast

MUMBAI: Notwithstanding Centre’s decision to hand over 2008 Malegaon blast probe to the NIA, the Maharashtra ATS on Thursday filed a charge-sheet alleging that Abhinav Bharat activist, Praveen Mutalik was the key conspirator in the bombings that left six people dead.

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Court orders framing of charges against Todi

KOLKATA:  A city court on Thursday directed framing of charges of abetment to suicide against industrialist Mr Ashok Todi and three others in connection with the suicide of computer graphics teacher, Rizwanur Rahman who was found dead days after marrying his daughter Ms Priyanka.

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