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Kashmiri woman’s 15-yr wait for husband

KERAN (J&K): Whenever a postman enters this village in Kupwara district of Kashmir, Ms Jameela Rayees cannot stop herself from rushing to the door in anticipation. What she is waiting for is her passport, so that she can go to Pakistan and look for her husband Shakir.

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EC notice to Beni for quota remarks

NEW DELHI:  The Election Commission on Saturday issued notice to the Union Steel Minister, Mr Beni Prasad Verma over his remarks on sub-quota for minorities, holding that prima facie it was a violation of the model code of conduct and sought his reply by Monday evening.

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Chidambaram inaugurates NSG hub, Mamata skips event

KOLKATA: The security of the country is a shared responsibility and the central government did not pursue any discriminatory attitude towards the state governments run by other parties, union Home Minister Mr P Chidambaram said Saturday here at the inauguration of the National Security Guard (NSG) hub. West Bengal Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee did not attend the event.

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FM holds pre-budget discussions with regulators

NEW DELHI: Ahead of the budget, Finance Minister Mr Pranab Mukherjee Saturday met financial sector regulators, including RBI Governor Mr D Subbarao and Sebi Chairman Mr U K Sinha, to seek their inputs for formulating proposals to boost economy and improve investment climate.

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