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Won’t tolerate corruption in BJP-ruled states, says Advani

PTI BJP leader L K Advani  said his party would never accept corruption in the states ruled by it, even as he accused Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of ”leading independent India’s most corrupt government. “Good governance cannot co-exist with corruption…I am not saying this only to the Congress. I am telling this to me (my party) also…If there is corruption ...

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Naked driver hits 17 cars in Moscow

A drunk and naked man lost control while driving in Moscow and smashed 17 cars, including four police vehicles, police said Sunday. “On Sunday, an unknown man who was drunk and driving a Renault Megan car lost control during driving and damaged several cars. He did not respond to a police demand to stop, after which the police started to ...

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Kerala minister T.M.Jacob dies in hospital

 Kerala Civil Supplies Minister T.M.Jacob died Sunday night at a private hospital here, according to family sources. He was 61. Jacob, who led the Kerala Congress-Jacob and was its sole legislator, was ailing for some time and was in and out of hospital since he became a minister this May. He is survived by his wife, a banker and a ...

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Bangalore rocks to Metallica despite rains

Defying dark clouds and a sudden downpour, about 50,000 frenzied fans rocked to the item numbers the American heavy metal band Metallica belted out late Sunday in the Bangalore Palace grounds here amid tight security. Putting behind the cancelled debut gig at Gurgaon Friday due to safety concerns, the four-member band – James Hetfield (lead vocalist), Lars Ulrich (drummer), Kirk ...

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UAE opens mobile hospital at Somali-Kenyan border

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has opened a 50-bed mobile hospital at the Somali-Kenyan border to provide medical help to the needy in the refugee camps. Opened as a charity initiative, the hospital will provide the diagnostic, curative and surgical services to sick children and elderly people at the refugee camps. The field hospital has 23 doctors, technicians and administrators. ...

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CBI notice to Janardhana Reddy associate

 CBI on Sunday served a notice on a close associate of arrested former Karnataka minister and mining magnate G Janardhana Reddy, directing him to appear before it on Monday in connection with the illegal mining probe. Swastik Nagaraj has been asked to appear before the CBI office in Bellary, the probe agency officials said. Reddy was arrested by CBI on ...

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CPI-M to induct younger members in party committees

Ahead of its crucial West Bengal party conference, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Sunday announced that at least 25 percent of members in all its committees will be below the age of 40. “The process of party conference is going to start very soon. We will try to induct at least 25 percent of the total cadres of each ...

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Did Libya witness biggest theft in archaeological history?

A gang of looters in Libya have targetted the invaluable treasure of gold and silver coins that are believed to date to the era of Alexander the Great (356-323 B.C). The thieves carried off the pieces, known as The Treasure of Benghazi, having drilled through a concrete ceiling at the National Commercial Bank of Benghazi. Besides the coins, several artefacts, ...

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Time right to curb corruption, says Manmohan

 Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Sunday that “the time was right to move decisively to curb corruption in public life and improve the processes of governance”. He also said the “immediate challenge before the government was to sustain high growth while keeping inflation in check”. Addressing a two-day conference of governors that concluded here, the prime minister said: “The government ...

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Committed to bond between northeastern states, others: PM

 Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday said that the government is committed to physical and emotional integration of the northeastern states with the rest of the country. Addressing the Conference of Governors in Delhi, the prime minister said that governors from some northeastern states complained about discrimination against students from the region when they study in Delhi. “This has to be ...

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President for farmer-industry partnership

President Pratibha Patil Sunday suggested that a committee of governors be set up to evolve mutually beneficial models for a farmer-industry partnership, focusing on rain-fed area farming. In her concluding remarks at the 43rd Conference of Governors here, the president said: “The committee would make suitable recommendations and would formulate a concept paper to bring about an ‘Evergreen Revolution’ to ...

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Surveys show BJP will win in Uttar Pradesh: Gadkari

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari claimed Sunday that internal surveys conducted by certain agencies indicate his party would attain power in Uttar Pradesh in the 2012 assembly elections. “The surveys clearly reflect that BJP will get the mandate as the public of Uttar Pradesh is looking for a stronger alternative in the form of BJP to free the ...

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Delhi arts fest to kick off with ode to Tagore

 The 15-day Delhi International Arts Festival will open at the 16th century Purana Quila here Monday with a tribute to Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore by troupes from Santiniketan and South Africa. The fifth edition of the festival – one of the biggest culture galas in the country – will host 2,000 performers from the country and abroad at more than ...

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‘Baby Schumi’ keeps alive German legacy in Formula One

Formula One’s youngest double World Champion Sebastial Vettel, who has been dubbed “Baby Schumi”, Sunday kept alive the rich German legacy of motorsports after the reign of seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher. Vettel had already bagged the honours of youngest pole winner, youngest race winner, youngest champion and this year became the sport’s youngest double World Champion. Formule One supremo ...

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