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PM rules out early retirement

NEW DELHI: Ruling out early retirement, the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh on Monday rejected suggestions of a “disconnect” between his government and the Congress party while making it clear that he would not ask every cabinet colleague to “shut up.”

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4 killed in Kashmir firing

SRINAGAR: Four protestors, including two teenagers, were killed Monday in firing by security forces - the first fatalities after a week of relative peace - and more than 15 others injured during clashes in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

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School environment should be free from fear, says PM

NEW DELHI: With some incidents of harsh punishments meted out to children apparently weighing heavy on his mind, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh Saturday said the school environment should be “free from fear, trauma and anxiety” to make the Right to Education (RTE) a grand national movement.

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Trade unions’ nationwide stir on September 7

NEW DELHI: To register their protest against climbing prices of food and essentials articles, disinvestment of Public Sector Undertakings and “violation of labour laws”, eight major trade unions, including Congress-affiliated Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC), have called for a nationwide shutdown on September 7.

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