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Jayalalithaa appeals to Naidu to give up fast

CHENNAI:  The AIADMK General Secretary, Ms Jayalalithaa on Friday appealed to the former Andhra Pradesh chief minister, Mr N Chandrababu Naidu to give up his fast, saying his life was far too precious to be sacrificed at the altar of ‘cut-throat’ politics.

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Cong veteran Karunakaran passes away

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  Veteran Congress leader Mr K Karunakaran, a four-time chief minister of Kerala who was a pale shadow of his original self in his final days, died here on Thursday evening of old age and illness, enveloping the entire state in sorrow.

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Mecca Masjid blast: RSS leader Indresh Kumar questioned by CBI

NEW DELHI: The RSS leader, Mr Indresh Kumar was today quizzed by CBI here in connection with the 2007 Mecca Masjid blast in Hyderabad.
 Mr Indresh, who has been a member of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s Central Working Committee for past four years, termed CBI’s move to question him as a “conspiracy” by the Congress and denied any involvement in the case.

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Onion prices continue to soar

NEW DELHI: Onion prices on Tuesday  continued to soar across the country, touching up to Rs 85 per kg in some retail markets, as the government virtually pleaded helplessness for another two-three weeks while the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh stepped into the scene.

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India, Russia ink 30 pacts

NEW DELHI:  A deal for the design of advanced fifth generation fighter aircraft at an estimated cost of US $295 million is among 30 pacts inked by India and Russia in several key areas such as defence and civil nuclear sector to impart new impetus to their “special and privileged” ties.

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CBI interrogates Radia

NEW DELHI:  High-profile corporate lobbyist Ms Niira Radia was questioned by the CBI on Tuesday at her South Delhi residence for four hours in connection with the 2G spectrum allocation scam and the agency is all set to quiz former telecom minister, Mr A Raja.

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