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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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Four children die in UP after vaccination

LUCKNOW: Four children died on Saturday allegedly after being administered measles and other vaccines during a government drive in Mohanlalganj area on the city outskirts, prompting authorities to suspend five members of the medical staff including a doctor.

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Govt okays three-fold salary hike for MPs

NEW DELHI: The Union government on Friday cleared a 300 per cent salary hike from ` 16,000 to ` 50,000 for MPs and doubled their perks, but parliamentarians from various parties were dissatisfied and stalled Lok Sabha proceedings seeking more money.

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Pak accepts India’s flood aid offer

NEW DELHI/NEW YORK: After vacillating for a week, Pakistan on Friday accepted the Indian offer of $5 million aid for its flood victims. Welcoming Islamabad’s decision, India said the aid was a ‘goodwill gesture of solidarity’.

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