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CBI, CVC refuse to come under Lokpal ambit

NEW DELHI:  The Central Vigilance Commissioner, Mr Pradeep Kumar and the CBI Director, Mr A P Singh on Saturday opposed any tampering with their organisations as suggested by the Anna Hazare-team as they appeared before a parliamentary committee examining Lokpal bill here.

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BJP warms up to early polls

NEW DELHI:  With Mr Narendra Modi’s absence bringing the rift within to surface, the BJP on Saturday went on an overdrive to speak on the need for “unity” in the party, saying early polls cannot be ruled out on account of government being in a “suicidal mode”.

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Union cabinet approves mining bill

NEW DELHI:  The government on Friday  approved a landmark draft mines bill which provides for miners to share 26 per cent of their net profits for the people affected by the coal projects, while the burden on the non-coal miners will be amount equivalent to royalty.

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BJP not to go for alliance in UP assembly poll

NEW DELHI: BJP National Executive meet today saw the party putting a special emphasis on coming assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, a contest Congress is treating as a "semi-final" for its prime ministerial aspirant Mr Rahul Gandhi ahead of 2014 general elections, and deciding to fight the election on its own.

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