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SC pulls up CBI for ‘slipshod’ probe into telecom scam

NEW DELHI:  The Supreme Court on Friday  slammed the CBI for its “slipshod” investigations into the 2G spectrum allocation scam, in which the alleged role of the Telecom Minister, Mr A Raja has come under the scanner, saying “the same minister is still continuing today”.

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RTI Act has loopholes, says NHRC chief

NEW DELHI: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) chief, Mr K G Balakrishnan, who as Chief Justice of India maintained that his office does not come under the Right to Information Act, Friday favoured changes in the transparency law, saying there were “loopholes” that were being “grossly misused.”

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Army officer becomes first Indian to complete BASE jump

NEW DELHI: An officer of the Indian Army Friday jumped off a 450-feet tower in the capital, successfully completing India’s first BASE jump - an adventure sport that is regarded highly risky as it is done from a fixed location at much lower altitudes.

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Nationwide I-T raids over CWG probe

NEW DELHI:  Over 300 personnel of income-tax department on Thursday swooped on more than 50 premises of companies across the country to probe alleged financial irregularities in Commonwealth Games contracts.

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54% turnout in 3rd phase of Bihar polls

PATNA:  About 54 per cent of 1.03 crore electors cast their votes on Thursday  in 48 constituencies that went to polls in the third phase of the Bihar assembly elections which passed of by and large peacefully.

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Nirmohi Akhara to approach Supreme Court before Nov 30

AYODHYA: Nirmohi Akhara, the main litigant in the Ayodhya title suits, Thursday said it will approach the Supreme Court against the Allahabad High Court verdict before November 30, but would simultaneously continue its efforts to resolve the dispute amicably.

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‘Solution must be acceptable to all regions of J&K’

JAMMU: Any solution to the Kashmir issue must be acceptable to all regions and all sections of people of Jammu and Kashmir, Mr Dileep Padgaonkar, who heads the Centre-appointed panel of interlocutors, said Thursday after its maiden visit to the state.

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