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India this week

delhi Updated: Dec 19, 2010 23:34 IST

20.12.10

Courting a scandal

The Bombay High Court will resume hearing on Monday on a public interest petition, which says since both the CBI and state police were involved in probling the Adarsh Housing Society scam, it may create jurisdiction issues. The petition wants only the CBI to probe the case. The double probe is going on on court orders.

Threat from the hills

The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha has given the Centre and the West Bengal government time till Monday to finalise the interim authority for Gorkhaland, failing which it will launch an agitation starting with a 48-hour general strike from the next day.

21.12.10

Amartya Sen meets Murthy

Founded in 1992, the TiE Entrepreneurial Summit 2010 will begin on Tuesday. The three-day event will host a series of interactive sessions with home-grown entrepreneurs and other stakeholders. On the first day, there will be a dialogue between Nobel laureate Amartya Sen and Infosys NR Narayana Murthy (in pic). More than 100 of India's thought leaders, entrepreneurs and bankers will take part in the summit.

India hosts Russian president

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's India visit starts on Tuesday. With this visit, all the heads of state/government of the five Security Council member countries will have visited India, starting July this year. The two countries will sign deals on the military, economy, outer space and trade during the visit. The Russian side is upbeat about building 14-16 nuclear reactors in India over the next few years.

22.12.10

The prime minister has set Wednesday as deadline before a high-level panel to look into comments on the Food Security Bill.

On the plate

'Priority' category will have a monthly entitlement of 35 kg foodgrains

Millets - Rs 1 per kg

Wheat - Rs 2 per kg

Rice - Rs 3 per kg

The 'general' category households will have a legal monthly entitlement of 20 kg of foodgrains at a price not exceeding 50% of minimum support price.

The country needs to produce 60 million tonnes of foodgrains more to sustian these measures.

23.12.10

Ruchika case resumes

A special CBI court will resume hearing on Thursday on two applications filed by molestation victim Ruchika Girhotra's father and brother, who challenged the agency's finding that there is nothing against retired Haryana DGP SPS Rathore (in pic) on the doctoring of Ruchika's post-mortem report. However, the probe into the abetment of Ruchika's suicide is still on.

First Satyam AGM after fraud

Mahindra Satyam will hold its AGM for 2008-09 and 2009-10 on Thursday. Earlier called Satyam Computer Services, the firm plunged into crisis after its founder B Ramalinga Raju admitted to fraud.

24.12.10

Surrender deadline

A court has given the Army the Friday deadline to present the accused personnel in connection with the Macchil (Kupwara district) encounter case, in which three men were allegedly killed by security forces.

Second great train robbery

Tees Maar Khan, to be released on Friday, centres around a heist aboard a train that Akshay Kumar wants to pull off. Watch out for Sheila Ki Jawani, the latest number to set the charts on fire. Also, Shah Rukh Khan wanted a role here but did not get it.

25.12.10

Hazratganj scores double century

Celebrations will begin on Saturday to mark the 200th anniversary of Hazratganj, Lucknow. Daler Mehndi will do the pop act, and danseuse Manjari Chaturvedi will perform Kathak. The carnival will be for eight days.

26.12.10

Will Zaheer Khan play?

The second of the three-Test series between India and South Africa will begin on Sunday in Durban. It is doubtful if bowler Zaheer Khan (in pic) can recover from a hamstring injury to play in the Test. Zaheer missed the first Test in Centurion because of the injury, which he had sustained during the fourth ODI in Bangalore against New Zealand.