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Liability Bill being gift-wrapped for Obama, says Left
NEW DELHI: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Tuesday charged the government with pushing ahead on the Nuclear Civil Liability Bill to “gift-wrapping” it ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama's visit amid reports that the ...

Ding-dong battle in Anantnag
SRINAGAR: Even as life returned to normal in the Kashmir Valley on Tuesday, curfew was re-imposed on Anantnag town following the death of a man who was allegedly beaten up by Central Reserve Police Force personnel last week. In fresh ...

Law coming to protect farmers, says Pranab
NEW DELHI: In deference to the near unanimity among political parties against forcible land acquisition, the Centre on Tuesday assured the Lok Sabha that the interest of farmers would be protected and a comprehensive legislation ...

Farmers' violence spreads to Agra
LUCKNOW: Within 12 hours of the Uttar Pradesh government brokering a midnight deal with the agitating farmers of Tappal in Aligarh district, violence broke out on Tuesday at Etmadpur in neighbouring Agra district, where farmers fought a ...

Kerala government heaves a sigh of relief
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala government and police are relieved that the warrant against People's Democratic Party leader Abdul Nasir Maudany could be executed by the Karnataka police before the expiry of the deadline set by a Bangalore ...

Uproar over delay in hiking pay for MPs
NEW DELHI: Angry members caused uproar in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday over the delay in raising their salaries and allowances. This led to the adjournment of the House for two hours. Later, the government gave an assurance that an amended bill ...

Maudany plea infructuous
New Delhi: With the Karnataka police arresting the Kerala-based People's Democratic Party leader Abdul Nasir Maudany in the 2008 Bangalore serial blasts case, the Supreme Court on Tuesday asked him to seek regular bail in a competent ...

NHRC team to probe rape charge against Jharkhand police official
NEW DELHI: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) will depute its investigation team to Jharkhand to probe and give a report into the complaint of an Adivasi woman, a victim of rape allegedly committed by Inspector-General P.S. ...

Common test for MBBS
NEW DELHI: MBBS aspirants will have to write a common entrance test for admission to medical colleges across the country from the next academic session (2011-12). At a press conference here on Tuesday, chairman of the Board of Governors ...

Chitra container found at Raigad
Contents of five flotsam containers could have leaked into the sea

Cargo ship runs aground near Kavaratti
KOCHI: Efforts are on to remove a cargo ship that ran aground off the coral reef off Kavaratti Island in Lakshadweep on Sunday evening when the sea turned rough. Lakshadweep authorities hoped the 2,000-tonne cargo ship would come off the ...

Khalijia captain blames Chitra
Mumbai: The blame-game between MSC Chitra and MV Khalijia III came to light on Tuesday with the captain of Khalijia alleging negligence on part of Chitra. Laxman Dubey of Khalijia has said in his anticipatory bail application, which was heard ...

Polluters must pay and will pay: Jairam
NEW DELHI: The government on Tuesday assured the Rajya Sabha that fishermen who could not carry on with their vocation after the August 7 Mumbai oil spill would be given compensation after the impact on them was assessed. A study of the ...

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