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Bengal CPI-M to introspect on shortcomings, infuse young blood

 Ahead of a crucial party conference, the West Bengal unit of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) has decided to induct young blood in the party and hold meetings to introspect on organizational and political shortcomings and rectify the mistakes as early as possible, a party official said Monday. “Through the process of party conferences from the grassroots level, we ...

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British official lauds relations with UAE

A top British official, who is on a visit to Abu Dhabi, has lauded the relationship Britain shares with the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Alistair Burt, minister for the Middle East and North Africa, Sunday delivered a lecture on the Arab revolutions. He stressed on the UAE-Britain relations, citing that there were around 100,000 British citizens in the Gulf region. ...

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Man arrested for raping lover

 A 25-year-old man was arrested in west Delhi Monday for raping a girl with whom he was in a relationship for the past 10 months, police said. “Anuj was arrested near Dwarka Metro station. The girl was sent for medical examination,” said a police official. “The victim alleged that Anuj raped her today in Najafgarh area,” said the official. “The ...

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UAE minister meets Unesco chief

The minister of education of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) met Unesco Director-General Irena Bokova on the sidelines of the Unesco session here. Humaid Al Qattami met Bokova and discussed ways to boost cooperation between the UAE and the UN agency. The UAE minister also met other officials to request them to back the UAE for membership of the Unesco ...

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Usha Martin posts Rs.71.8 crore net loss in Q2

 After excessive rainfall in mining areas and flood at its Thailand plant, speciality steel and wire rope producer Usha Martin Monday declared a net loss of Rs.71.8 crore during the second quarter ending Sep 30, 2011 as against a Rs.32.5 crore net profit last year. “In the mining areas, rainfall registered in the second quarter was 1,170 mm against 530 ...

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Black Money: Hasan Ali moves court, claims he had paralytic attack

Pune-based businessman Hasan Ali Khan, accused of money-laundering, today filed an application in the sessions court here stating he had a paralytic attack and should be admitted to a private hospital. The application will be heard on November 2. The court directed authorities at government-run JJ Hospital to submit a report on Khan’s health on November 1. Khan is currently ...

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Omar will complete full term: Cong

PTI Setting at rest rumours on the stability of the coalition and talk of rotation of Chief Ministership in Jammu and Kashmir, Congress today made it clear that Omar Abdullah will complete his full term. Against the backdrop of recent sparring between Omar and PCC chief Saifuddin Soz, party spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said,”We stand committed to our commitment to support ...

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Elderly woman murdered in south Delhi

 An 80-year-old woman was Monday found murdered in her ransacked house in south Delhi, police said. Her Nepali domestic help is missing. The dead body of Vimla Shah was found Monday morning in the bathroom of her Jangpura extension house. Her hands were tied and there were injury marks on her neck, said police. “We suspect the Nepali servant,” said ...

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Models being studied for quota for Muslims, says Salman Khurshid

PTI Amid demands for reservation for Muslims ahead of Uttar Pradesh assembly election, Union Minister Salman Khurshid today said various models were being studied for quota within quota for the community.  “As I sit here, secretaries in Delhi are studying various models for preparing draft for quota within quota for Muslims in keeping with court guidelines,” he said. Discussions in ...

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Yeddyurappa’s cup of woes

Another dubious distinction piles on former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, arrested in two corruption cases. He will be the first former chief minister of the state to spend time in jail as Karnataka celebrates its formation day Tuesday. He has already become the first former Karnataka chief minister to be jailed in corruption cases. The Bharatiya Janata Party leader’s ...

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Over 100 Air India pilots threaten to resign

 Trouble seemed to be brewing again for the national carrier Air India as over 100 pilots owing allegiance to the Indian Pilots Guild (IPG), which represents pre-merger pilots of Air India, have threatened to resign over alleged discrimination by the airlines’ management. “We, the loyal employees of Air India working for past several years feel cheated by management’s unfair and ...

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Bangladeshis jailed in Dubai for human trafficking

 Five Bangladeshi nationals have been sentenced to five years each in jail on charges of human trafficking, a media report said Monday. Prosecutors said the men conspired with a travel agent in Bangladesh and flew in a 21-year-old woman to work in Dubai. But they forced her into prostitution. A Dubai court convicted the five men of forming a human ...

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Bihar appoints Lokpals in 12 districts

In a bid to check corruption in implementation of welfare schemes, the Nitish Kumar-led Bihar government has appointed Lokpals in 12 districts, the first such move in the country, officials Monday said. Ten days after the Bihar government uploaded clips of complaints against officials who allegedly sought bribes to implement welfare schemes, Nitish Kumar has appointed Lokpals to check irregularities ...

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Missing nurse case: Police remand of suspect till Nov 5

A court here Monday extended till Nov 5 the police remand of Shahabuddin, a suspect in the disappearance of nurse Bhanwari Devi who allegedly figured in a video showing her in a compromising position with sacked Rajasthan minister Mahipal Maderana, a lawyer said. “The court has extended the police custody upto Nov 5,” said Shahabuddin’s lawyer Jagmal Chodhary. Shahabuddin, a ...

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