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Game's up as fixers Sreesanth, Chavan banned for life

The BCCI on Friday slapped life bans on Rajasthan Royals players S Sreesanth and Ankeet Chavan for their alleged involvement in the spot-fixing scandal that rocked IPL-6 this year.

Wanted: Pedigree dogs for paramilitary forces

The paramilitary forces are looking for fresh recruits for their dog squads. But just any mangy mutt won’t do. They want dogs with pedigree. And only those less than six months old will make the cut as anything older would be hard to train.

Dinakaran impeachment motion today

 Justice PD Dinakaran will become the first High Court Chief Justice against whom a motion for starting impeachment (removal) proceedings will be served by more than 75 Rajya Sabha MPs, reports Nagendar Sharma.

Headley in LeT’s 26/11 control room?

American-born terror suspect David Headley had not only actively played a role in conducting reconnaissance of targets in Mumbai but was also present in a control unit in Pakistan along with the masterminds during the strikes.

Indian CEOs take a bus past Shanghai

On a chilly December 1 morning, a busload of shivering Indian business leaders made their first journey from Shanghai to a southeast city nicknamed ‘dragon city’, which makes every car part except tyres and the chassis.

Ex-MPs turn squatters, cling to official homes

Seven months after having lost the last general election — and with it their memberships of the Lok Sabha — about a dozen ex-MPs have still not vacated the official residence allotted to them during the UPA government’s first term, reports Srinand Jha.
Roll of dishonour

Nopenhagen: Over to Mexico City, 2010

“God has given sufficient for human needs, not human greed.” On a day when the venue of climate talks became an almost unmanageable jamboree, and it became clear that a solution would be postponed to Mexico City in 2010, a group of influential scientists from China and Germany quoted Mahatma Gandhi and offered the world a solution to cut global emissions, report Samar Halarnkar and Chetan Chauhan. See special

Markets rejoice: Abu Dhabi to aid Dubai

Stock markets around the world responded positively to Abu Dhabi agreeing on Monday to give its financially strapped neighbour Dubai $10 billion as emergency funds. In the United Arab Emirates, the markets surged.

China warms up to India after months of chill

After months of frosty ties, Beijing warmed up to New Delhi on Monday with its ambassador to India writing to External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna, seeking a meeting to discuss the celebration next year of 60 years of diplomatic ties between the two countries.

Telangana crisis: Andhra Cong MLAs defiant

Congress legislators on Monday defied the party high command and pressed ahead with their agitation against the proposed Telangana state even as the 20 Andhra ministers who’d offered to quit on Saturday decided not to press their resignations.

Nursery grind starts today

The battle for nursery admissions in Delhi begins on Tuesday with schools starting the sale of forms. On October 29, the Directorate of Education (DoE) had issued guidelines and fixed a schedule to streamline the nursery admission process.

Allies, YSR son slam Congress over Telangana

Representatives of the UPA’s allies protested strongly against the Congress’s announcement of a separate state of Telangana without consulting them, at the meeting of the cabinet committee on political affairs on Tuesday evening. Aurangzeb Naqshbandi report.

Get ready for a more costly 2010: Dikshit

“You wait, you’ll have to pay more.” This is what Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said when asked if her government planned more hikes after preparations for the Commonwealth Games were over.

Court bills desi Woods Rs. 2 lakh

Tiger Woods found out the hard way. And now, a city court has ordered a playboy husband to pay his wife Rs. 2 lakh in compensation for cheating on her for most of their married life.
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