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Govt denies Vedanta environmental clearance

NEW DELHI: Environment clearance was denied by the government on Tuesday for Vedanta’s US$ 1.7 billion bauxite mining project in Orissa on grounds of serious violation of forest laws in a blow to the UK-based group already facing legal troubles to a planned oil deal in the country.

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Rs 6.6 crore worth diamonds stolen in Mumbai

MUMBAI: Diamonds worth nearly Rs 6.6 crore on display at an international exhibition here have been stolen and four foreigners, including a woman suspected to be involved in the heist, were detained in Dubai by the Interpol, the police said on Tuesday.

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Ex-CM of Arunachal held for PDS scam

GUWAHATI: Former Arunachal Pradesh chief minister and veteran Congress leader, Mr Gegong Apang was on Tuesday arrested by sleuths of the special investigation cell for his alleged involvement in a Rs 1,000-crore public distribution system scam.

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Probe points to Madani’s hand in Bangalore blasts

BANGALORE: Interrogation of PDP leader Abdul Nasser Madani, an accused in the 2008 serial bomb blasts here, has revealed his role in the twin explosions near the cricket stadium here ahead of an IPL match on April 17 this year, the state Home Minister, Mr V S Acharya said on Tuesday.

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MPs get additional Rs 10,000 hike in allowances

NEW DELHI: After a hefty hike in salary and allowances last week, the Members of Parliament on Monday got another bonanza when the Union cabinet agreed to a further raise in their monthly allowances by Rs 10,000.

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‘Ready to accept any reasonable formulation on nuclear Bill’

NEW DELHI: Faced with attack from Right and Left for some changes in the Nuclear Liability Bill, the government on Monday night expressed readiness for any “reasonable modification” in it as it started reaching out to the opposition parties for support which seemed unlikely in the present form.

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Left, BJP slam govt for nuke Bill amendments

NEW DELHI: Two days before it is moved in the Parliament, the Nuclear Liability Bill on Sunday ran into fresh trouble with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Left parties slamming the government for "diluting" the suppliers’ liability through changes in the draft legislation.

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Notice to Raj for threatening multiplex owners

MUMBAI: Days after he asked the multiplex owners to screen Marathi movies at prime time or face the music, Mumbai police has served a notice to Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief, Mr Raj Thackeray warning him against giving any provocative or inflammatory speeches.

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Further salary hike for MPs likely

NEW DELHI: The deadlock over MPs’ salary hike ended on Saturday after the government’s trouble-shooter Mr Pranab Mukherjee met agitating parliamentarians who are unhappy with the three-fold increase and are demanding a 500 per cent raise. The government is likely to consider marginally increasing the hike, official sources said.

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