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ISRO to launch 3 satellites in April

CHENNAI: The Indian Space Research Organisation proposes to launch the latest remote sensing satellite and two others in the second week of April, seeking to replace a crucial component in its fully-assembled launch vehicle by dismantling one section.

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Question Hour ‘almost dead’: LS Speaker

NEW DELHI:  Exasperated by frequent disruptions during Question Hour, the Lok Sabha Speaker, Ms Meira Kumar on Wednesday lamented that it was becoming “almost dead”.
A visibly disappointed Ms Kumar made the observation when SP members created uproar for the third consecutive day during the Question Hour.

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Congress, DMK strike deal on seat sharing

NEW DELHI/CHENNAI: Blinking first in the battle of attrition, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) Tuesday conceded 63 seats for Congress under a seat-sharing deal for the Tamil Nadu assembly elections, ending three days of political drama triggered by its brinkmanship.

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Prithviraj prepared Thomas’ file, says PM

NEW DELHI: Facing attack over Mr P J Thomas’ appointment as the Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC), the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh Tuesday said he was unaware of the corruption case against him and virtually blamed former minister of State (Personnel), Mr Prithviraj Chavan for the fiasco, contending the key information was not provided.

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Due procedures followed: Chavan

PUNE: As the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh appeared to blame him for CVC Mr P J Thomas’ appointment fiasco, Maharashtra Chief Minister, Mr Prithviraj Chavan Tuesday sought to pass the buck to the Kerala government.

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Probe Hasan’s terror links: SC to Centre

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI: The Supreme Court Tuesday asked the Centre to consider invoking anti-terror and stringent IPC charges against Pune stud farm owner Hasan Ali Khan, accused of massive money laundering and tax evasion and suspected of having links with arms dealers and terror-related activities.

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ED detains Hasan Ali in black money case

PUNE: Stud farm owner Hasan Ali Khan, accused of massive money laundering and tax evasion, was detained by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) which carried out multi-city searches at his Pune home and at his associates’ premises cracking the whip to meet Tuesday’s Supreme Court deadline.

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