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Katju effect: Govt demands Manmohan's statement

 Manmohan Singh

A day after informing Parliamentthat the PMO under Manmohan Singh had pushed for extension to a judge facing corruption charges, the government today demanded that the former Prime Minister should make a "categorical" statement on the controversial matter.

It won't be business as usual within Congress: Tharoor


It won't be 'business as usual' in the Congress after the severe drubbing in the elections and party president Sonia Gandhi would soon fix accountability and take decisions on revamping the party, former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor said on Wednesday.

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Ex-bureaucrat Ram Singh first IAS to be terminated in MP

Developers claim property prices would be 30-40% cheaper if they did not have to bribe their way through the system

The sacking of tainted IAS coupleArvind and Tinu Joshi from service is only the second instance of its kind in Madhya Pradesh.Twenty-two years ago, Ram Singh, an IAS officer of theMadhya Pradesh cadre was caught by the CBI while accepting a bribe when he was posted as General Manager of Delhi Milk Supply (DMS) on Central deputation.

Indore: Girl trafficked, forced into flesh trade

Three persons, including a couple, have been charged with offences for allegedly selling a young girl and pushing her into flesh trade, police said on Tuesday.

Restaurant run by Tihar convicts wins praise for politeness, hygiene

Tihar restaurant
'Tihar Food Court' in west Delhi, a rehabilitation effort kicked off by the Tihar prison, opened in the first week of July on an 'experimental basis' while awaiting formal clearances.

DMK chief Karunanidhi questions expose’s timing

Antony, Chidambaram
Breaking his silence on the issue which has triggered a major controversy, the 90-year old former chief minister questioned Katju's motives in raking up a decade-old matter.

Karnataka: 2 more rapes reported as CM stirs row

Even as Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah hogged headlines with his comment on the six-year-old's rape asking "if it was the only news in the state?", two more heinous rape cases came to light on Tuesday.

Woman abducted, gang-raped in Muzaffarnagar

 Delhi gang-rape during a protest in Jammu & Kashmir

A 25-year-old woman was allegedly abducted and gangraped by three persons at Budhana town in the Muzaffarnagar district, police said on Wednesday.

Parui murder case: No evidence found against Anubrata yet

Murder, torture, humiliation
The SIT probing the murder of an independent panchayat member at Parui in Birbhum district on Tuesday told the Calcutta HC that it has not found any evidence yet to arrest TMC district president Anubrata Mondal, one of the accused.

Two months left for Mangalyaan to enter Mars

Mangalyaan: meet the men behind India’s Mars Mission
Mangalyaan – India's first spacecraft to Mars has just two more months to enter the Red Planet. The spacecraft will be injected into Mars atmosphere on September 24 this year.

Ex-PM Manmohan Singh batted for tainted judge?

The controversy over an allegedly tainted judge’s appointment reached former prime minister Manmohan Singh’s doorstep on Tuesday after it emerged that his office had intervened in the matter. Govt for national commission to appoint judges

Angry Congress claims LoP post in Lok Sabha

The Congress on Tuesday accused the NDA government of playing "petty politics" over the issue of the leader of opposition in the Lok Sabha and hoped Speaker Sumitra Mahajan would not allow her judgement to be "coloured" by various shades of politics.
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