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Pranab rules out rollback of petrol price hike

MUMBAI: The Finance Minister, Mr Pranab Mukherjee Saturday said inflationary pressures due to high international commodity and oil prices will persist but ruled out rolling back the hike in petrol prices announced by oil marketing companies last Saturday.

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Practically no work done by Left: Mamata

KOLKATA: Taking stock of the functioning of various departments, West Bengal Chief Minister, Ms Mamata Banerjee Saturday attacked the Left Front rule in West Bengal, saying “practically no work” has been done.

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Complaints of rape, molestation in Noida, CBI probe must: NCW

NEW DELHI: Backing Mr Rahul Gandhi’s claims of police atrocities on farmers in Greater Noida villages, the NCW Saturday said complaints of molestation, stripping and rape of women as well as of people being burnt alive have come before it and sought a CBI probe to “bring out the truth”.

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Couple blinded for alleged witchcraft

RAIPUR: In yet another incident of “witch hunting” in Chhattisgarh, a 45-year-old woman and her husband were attacked by a group of villagers who pierced the couple’s eyes with scissors, police said Saturday. Ten people have been arrested.

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Panchayat poll candidate raped, murdered

PATNA: A candidate in the Bihar panchayat polls was allegedly raped and murdered here Saturday, police said. Three people have been arrested.
The body of Rekha Devi, 30, was found Saturday in a field in Lahariyachak near Patna’s Phulwarisharief, according to the police.

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Kanimozhi sent to Tihar jail

NEW DELHI/CHENNAI: Kanimozhi, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MP and Mr Karunanidhi’s daughter, was Friday arrested and sent to Tihar jail by a Delhi court which dismissed her bail plea in the 2G spectrum scam, saying there was a possibility of witnesses being influenced considering the “magnitude” of the crime.

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Amar Singh faces probe into money laundering charges

ALLAHABAD:  The Allahabad High Court on Friday directed the Enforcement Directorate to investigate charges of money laundering against Rajya Sabha MP, Mr Amar Singh, saying that the matter needed a thorough probe as it had “national ramifications”.

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