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GoM to look into issue of ‘no-go’ mining areas

NEW DELHI: With the ministries of Coal and Environment being locked in a battle over coal mining, the Union cabinet Thursday decided to set up a Group of Ministers (GoM) to look into the issue of ‘no-go’ mining areas with an aim of finding a solution.

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NCP hits out at Rahul Gandhi over price rise comment

NEW DELHI: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), a major constituent of the United Progressive Alliance, Wednesday hit out at Congress leader Mr Rahul Gandhi for blaming coalition compulsion for price rise, saying his statements should reflect "humility" and not "arrogance."

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Palmolein case posted to Jan 25

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With the Supreme Court vacating the stay on the proceedings, a vigilance court here today posted to January 25 the trial in the Palmolein oilscam case in which Central Vigilance Commissioner, P J Thomasis an accused.

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More realistic account of Bhopal Gas Tragedy in NCERT

BHOPAL: Against a background of black, the pages tell the story of the world’s worst industrial disaster - in Bhopal on December 2-3 night, 1984. The photographs, of the deaths, the sufferers, and the killer factory, have photo captions highlighted in red. This is part of NCERT’s new Social Sciences book for Class 8 for the new academic session.

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CAG stands by its report on 2G scam

NEW DELHI: The CAG on Monday said it stood by its report on 2G spectrum allocation brushing aside the Telecom Minister, Mr Kapil Sibal’s contention that the auditor’s projection of Rs 1.76 lakh crore as presumptive loss was “utterly erroneous”.

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Tejas gets initial operational nod

BANGALORE:  India on Monday joined a select group of nations manufacturing warplanes with the home-grown Light Combat Aircraft ‘Tejas’ moving a step closer to its induction into the Indian Air Force after getting its initial operational clearance  here.

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No place for radicals in RSS: Bhagwat

SURAT: The RSS chief, Mr Mohan Bhagwat admitted there were some members in the Sangh who had radical views but they were told to leave the organisation since this “extremism” will not work in the outfit.

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SC notice to Centre, Goa govt for cancelling SEZ land allotment

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday  issued notices to the Centre and the Goa government for cancelling land allotment for seven special economic zones to firms, including realty player K Raheja group, and directed them to maintain the status quo.

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Chiefs of Army, IAF to appear before PAC

NEW DELHI:  In an unprecedented development, chiefs of the Army and the Air Force will appear before Parliament’s public accounts committee on Wednesday in connection with alleged irregularities in the canteen stores department supplies.

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Judicial probe ordered into Adarsh scam

MUMBAI:  Former Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court, Mr Justice J A Patil will head the commission to probe alleged irregularities in Adarsh Housing Society scam that has seen the resignation of Mr Ashok Chavan as chief minister.

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