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Kings XI, Rajasthan Royals barred from IPL-IV

MUMBAI:  Indian Premier League  was on Sunday  rocked by the termination of the franchise of two of its glamour-laden teams — Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab —by the BCCI, setting off a storm of protests by owners who threatened legal action.

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Trust vote today in Karnataka

BANGALORE/CHENNAI: The embattled Karnataka Chief Minister, Mr B S Yeddyurappa on Sunday faced an Herculean task to survive Monday’s trust vote with the 11 rebel BJP MLAs getting a reprieve from the Speaker who was also asked by the Governor not to disqualify them before floor test in assembly.

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Centre has no stand on Ayodhya settlement talks, says Moily

MUMBAI: The Union Law Minister, Mr Veerappa Moily on Sunday said the government has no stand regarding the effort of settlement between the rival parties to Ayodhya dispute.
“The government has no stand on this,” Mr Moily told reporters here while replying to a query whether the government supports proposal of settlement.

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Kashmir calm, restrictions at interior Srinagar

SRINAGAR: Barring a clash between protesters and security forces which left one person injured in Sopore, situation in strike-hit Kashmir Valley remained calm though restrictions were imposed in parts of interior city where Hurriyat Conference had planned to hold a meeting.

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Will strive to make RTI more effective, accessible: New CIC

NEW DELHI: The empowering Right to Information Act (RTI) completes five eventful years October 12 (Tuesday). The newly-appointed Chief Information Commissioner, Mr Anugraha Narayan Tiwari, who has a very short tenure to work in, is keen to make the act more powerful and more accessible.

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Ayodhya: ABHM to move SC

NEW DELHI/LUCKNOW: The All India Muslim Personal Board and Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha, key parties to Ayodhya title suits, on Saturday appeared set to move the Supreme Court against the Allahabad High Court verdict, even as some litigants are exploring possibilities of an amicable solution.

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Bihar BJP chief summoned to Delhi to meet high command

PATNA: An adamant Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Bihar unit president Mr C P Thakur Saturday refused to withdraw his resignation over the distribution of tickets for the assembly polls. He has been summoned to New Delhi to meet the party high command.

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India summons Australian HC over shocking racist slurs

NEW DELHI: Outraged over the racist slurs by top Australian Police officers, India Saturday summoned its High Commissioner and sought an explanation on the issue, saying such an attitude was "shocking" and a "matter of serious concern".

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Shiv Sena slams Rahul Gandhi, Omar Abdullah

MUMBAI: In a sharp attack on Congress leader Mr Rahul Gandhi and Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mr Omar Abdullah over their recent controversial utterances, the Shiv Sena Saturday said both "crown princes"
needed to get their "heads examined at mental hospitals".

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