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Bhushan slams Delhi government's Lokpal bill

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Terming the anti-graft Jan Lokpal bill drafted by the Arvind Kejriwal government a watered-down version of the original legislation, expelled AAP leader Prashant Bhushan on Saturday denounced it as a farce and a fraud on the people. The senior lawyer argued that by giving Jan Lokpal the power to probe cases of corruption against central government employees, the ...

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Delhi Dynamos edge past NorthEast 2-1, qualify for semis

Guwahati, Nov 28 (IANS) Brazilian midfielder Gustavo Dos Santos' late strike helped Delhi Dynamos beat NorthEast United 2-1 in an Indian Super League (ISL) encounter here on Saturday and to grab a semi-final spot. It was Robin Singh who scored Delhi's first of the night at the Indira Gandhi stadium in the 30th minute, but a little later, Seityasen Singh restored parity for the hosts. San...

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Body of Pakistani undertrial sent to Wagah border

Jammu, Nov 28 (IANS) The body of a Pakistani undertrial, who died a few days back in a hospital here, was on Saturday sent to the Attari-Wagah border to hand it over to Pakistani officials, police said. The body of Pakistani smuggler Muhammad Ashraf, who was arrested with 27 kg of heroin in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir in 2002, has been sent under tight security to the Wagah borde...

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Railways to sign two JV deals for loco production

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) The railways ministry said on Saturday it has entered into two joint venture projects in Bihar to produce modern locomotives and will sign the formal agreement on November 30. The two projects - Electric Locomotive Factory at Madhepura and Diesel Locomotive Factory at Marhowra - are worth Rs.40,000 crore. Earlier this month, Indian Railways was awarded le...

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Complaint against 'tampering' with Preamble

Mumbai, Nov 28 (IANS) The Maharashtra unit of the Congress on Saturday filed a complaint with Mumbai police alleging tampering with the Preamble of the Constitution, a party leader said. A delegation led by state Congress spokesperson Raju Waghmare met Commissioner of Police Ahmad Javed and submitted the complaint highlighting 22 instances of tinkering with the Preamble which was not in ...

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Rosberg secures pole position for Abu Dhabi GP

Abu Dhabi, Nov 28 (IANS) Mercedes' German driver Nico Rosberg will start in pole position for Sunday's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit, the last race on the 2015 Formula One calendar. Rosberg secured his sixth consecutive pole and seventh of the season with a best lap time of 1:40.237 in Saturday's Q3, around two-fifths of a second faster than teammate and 2015 F1 drivers'...

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National University for Rehabilitation to come up in Thiruvananthapuram

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 28 (IANS) The central government will invest Rs.1,700 crore to transform the NISH here into the National University for Rehabilitation Sciences and Disability Studies for the benefit of the disabled, union Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thaawar Chand Gehlot said on Saturday. It is provisioned to spend Rs.390 crore for the first five years of expansion of ...

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Jignesh shocks Akaash in Junior TT

Dharamsala, Nov 28 (IANS) Higher-ranked Akaash Nath of North Bengal suffered an unexpected exit when he was shocked by Maharashtra's Jignesh Rahatwal 2-3 in the junior boys singles' main draw of the 77th Junior and Youth National Table Tennis Championships here on Saturday. Akaash was found wanting right from the word go when he won the first game on extended points at the Indoor Stadium...

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Odisha CM seeks early sanction of Rs.399 crore Phailin relief

Bhubaneswar, Nov 28 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday urged union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to sanction Rs.399.83 crore as assistance for cyclone Phailin destruction from the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF), which was pending due to an erroneous assessment. In a letter to Jaitley, Patnaik said the state, which successfully managed the cyclonic storm Phail...

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Air India might start Delhi-Washington flight: Minister

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) In a bid to expand its international operations, national passenger carrier Air India might start a direct flight between New Delhi and Washington DC. This was announced by Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on the sidelines of an event to mark the launch of Air India's direct flight connecting New Delhi to San Francisco held on Friday evening.

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Bengal sets up Sixth Pay Commission

Kolkata, Nov 28 (IANS) Months ahead of the state assembly polls, the West Bengal government on Saturday set up the Sixth Pay Commission for reviewing the salaries and other emoluments and promotional policies of its own personnel and certain other categories of employees. The decision comes eight days after the central government constitutes the Sixth Pay Commission for its staffers and ...

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Resolute India hold Germany 1-1 in HWL Final

Raipur, Nov 28 (IANS) India put up a resolute performance to hold Olympic champions Germany 1-1 in their second Pool B match of the Hockey World League (HWL) Final at the Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel International Stadium here on Saturday. Germany's Niklas Wellen's fifth-minute strike was cancelled out by Akashdeep Singh in the 48th minute as the hosts came back strong after a 0-3 thrashing...

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US tourist held in Kolkata for sexually abusing teenager

Kolkata, Nov 28 (IANS) An American tourist in his 50s has been arrested for allegedly sexually abusing a teenaged boy at a posh hotel here, police said on Saturday. The man was taken into custody on Friday by personnel of the Bidhannagar police commissionerate after a complaint was lodged by the general manager of the five-star hotel. The hotel staff became suspicious when the to...

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Shun confrontation, adopt consensus, Badal tells Amarinder

Moga (Punjab), Nov 28 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday advised newly-appointed state Congress chief Amarinder Singh to shun confrontation and adopt consensus in politics so that Punjab could remain a peaceful state and become a more developed one. Addressing the second 'Sadbhawna Rally' of the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal here, Badal said that he was ready to sa...

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India re-elected to international maritime body council

London, Nov 28 (IANS) India has been re-elected for two years to the council of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) at its 29th session here. With its re-election, India will continue to engage with the international maritime community to further its maritime interests and promote the welfare of its citizens, the IMO said in a statement here on Saturday. An Indian deleg...

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Chidambaram expresses fear over growing intolerance

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Former finance minister P. Chidambaram on Saturday expressed fear over the growing intolerance in the country, saying the major threat to India's democracy was majoritarianism. I am worried about rising intolerance in the country. Scholars have been killed, he said at the Times LitFest being held in the capital. The Congress leader also said there was no ...

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Sheena murder: Peter Mukerjea undergoes lie-detector test

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Former media tycoon Peter Mukerjea, one of the four accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, on Saturday underwent a lie-detector test here in the presence of experts from the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CSFL). According to sources, Peter faced a list of over 20 questions prepared by the CBI, including about his financial and personal relations with his w...

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Odisha to have super specialty heart hospital in Jharsuguda

Bhubaneswar, Nov 28 (IANS) The Odisha government on Saturday gave in principle approval to the setting up of a super specialty cardiac care hospital in Jharsuguda district in public private partnership (PPP) model. The empowered committee on infrastructure (ECI), convened under the chairmanship of chief secretary Gokul Chandra Pati, approved the proposal of the health department envision...

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'Intolerance' inadequate to describe fear among minorities: Arundhati Roy

Pune, Nov 28 (IANS) Given the atmosphere in India, intolerance is an inadequate word to describe the fears under which minorities are living, author Arundhati Roy said here on Saturday. Killing people, burning them alive and the other goings... 'intolerance' is not sufficient. We have to coin a new word to describe all this, Roy said. She also charged the BJP-led central governme...

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Australia, Britain win in HWL Final

Raipur, Nov 28 (IANS) Australia beat Belgium 1-0, while Britain overpowered Canada 3-1 in the Group A matches of the Hero Hockey World League (HWL) Final at the Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel International Stadium here on Saturday. A solitary goal from veteran Jamie Dwyer was enough for the reigning world champions Australia to defeat Belgium. The 36-year-old five-time FIH Player of the Year ...

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