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Adarsh Society scam: CBI raids top bureaucrat’s homes and offices

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Tuesday raided the homes and offices of top bureaucrat, Mr Jairaj Phatak in New Delhi, Pune and Mumbai in connection with the Adarsh Housing Society scam, officials said.
Mr Phatak is a former commissioner of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and is presently posted at the central government as additional secretary, Rural Electrification Department.

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Wikileaks report suggests ‘pro-US shift’ by UPA

NEW DELHI: Publication of Wikileaks reports suggesting that a “US tilt” was visible in the Indian cabinet reshuffle of 2006, Tuesday prompted the opposition in the Rajya Sabha to allege that the pro-American shift by the UPA government was a “shameful” act.

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India’s nuclear plants are safe, assure officials

MUMBAI: Nuclear plants in India are safe but a safety review would be carried out in light of the massive earthquake in Japan, the establishment has assured as it attempted to allay fears following the damage to nuclear plants in that country.

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Sahai seeks rollback of service tax on hotels

NEW DELHI:  The Union tourism ministry has written to the Finance Minister, Mr Pranab Mukherjee seeking rollback of the proposed service tax on hotels and restaurants as it feels that the measure may have an adverse impact on the sector.

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Japan nuclear meltdown raises concerns in India

NEW DELHI: The critical failure in Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant following a devastating earthquake has raised concerns over the safety of Indian atomic power generators -- particularly the proposed Jaitapur that falls in a seismically sensitive area in Maharashtra.

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Japan nuclear meltdown raises concerns in India

NEW DELHI: The critical failure in Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant following a devastating earthquake has raised concerns over the safety of Indian atomic power generators -- particularly the proposed Jaitapur that falls in a seismically sensitive area in Maharashtra.

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Mining industry to face skilled manpower shortage

NEW DELHI: India, ranked among the top five global players in production of several major minerals, is poised for rapid growth in its mining industry -- about five per cent of the GDP. However, lack of skilled workers is set to hit the industry, creating a demand-supply gap of over 2,200 people by 2025, according to a study on mapping of human resources and skills for the mining industry in India by Confederation of Indian Industry.

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