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Govt officer burnt alive by petrol mafia in M’rashtra

NASHIK/MUMBAI: In a brazen act, an Additional District Collector was Tuesday burnt alive in broad daylight at a roadside eatout at Manmad in Maharashtra’s Nashik district by the local mafia during raids to uncover illegal hoarding of kerosene and petrol.

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Youth attacks Aarushi’s father outside court

GHAZIABAD: Dentist Dr Rajesh Talwar, father of slain teenager Aarushi, was Tuesday attacked and injured outside a court here by the same man who had stabbed former Haryana DGP SPS Rathore, a convict in the Ruchika molestation case.

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Navy helicopter crew to get gallantry award

NEW DELHI: Two navy helicopter crew members were on Tuesday named to receive Naosena Medal for gallantry for carrying out a daring rescue of sailors of a naval submarine who were washed overboard in a freak mishap 100 km off Mumbai in August last year.

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Kalmadi sacked as CWG OC chairman

NEW DELHI: Embattled Mr Suresh Kalmadi was Monday sacked as the chairman of the Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organising Committee to enable an “unhindered” probe into alleged corruption, bringing an unceremonious end to his tenure which was plagued by scandals and controversies.

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Radia tapes: SC notice to Centre on full disclosure

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Monday sought the Centre’s stand on a plea for complete disclosure of corporate lobbyist Niira Radia’s telephonic conversations with various public figures, including ministers and corporate czars, recorded by the government in 2008-09.

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Doyen of Hindustani classical music no more

PUNE: Legendary Hindustani vocalist Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, whose powerful and penetrating voice transcended the mundane and transported his audience into the sublime, died in a city hospital here Monday after a prolonged illness. He was 87.

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Swaraj, Jaitley stopped at Jammu airport, sit on dharna

JAMMU/NEW DELHI: Amid high drama, BJP leaders Ms Sushma Swaraj, Mr Arun Jaitley and Mr Ananth Kumar were stopped at Jammu airport Monday and not allowed to enter the city to participate in a massive rally planned in Jammu Tuesday, triggering vehement protests.

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CVC blames Kerala politics for corruption charges against him

NEW DELHI: Controversial Central Vigilance Commissioner, Mr P J Thomas Monday told the Supreme Court that the corruption charges levelled against him to question his appointment as the Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) was a fall out of a political battle in Kerala and that he was a person of “high integrity.”

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