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Gawli’s punishment for murder to be fixed on Friday

A Mumbai special court on Tuesday deferred till Aug 31 the verdict on punishment in a murder case involving mafia don-turned-politician Arun Gawli and 11 others, a lawyer said. The 12 accused were found guilty by the court last Friday for their role in the killing of former Shiv Sena corporator Kamlakar Jamsandekar here in 2007. The argument on quantum ...

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Bansal accuses BJP of fascism

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal on Tuesday said BJP’s tactics of obstructing functioning of parliament over its demands reeked of fascism and accused the opposition party of a “diabolical design to subvert the system”. He said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was negating the parliamentary system with its tactics to stall parliament over its demand for Prime Minister Manmohan ...

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Cameron wants Pakistan to act on British family’s murder

Prime Minister David Cameron is putting pressure on the Pakistan government to ensure that justice was done to a visiting British family which was killed in cold blood in Pakistan over the breaking down of an arranged marriage. Tania Yousaf, 22, and her parents Mohammed, 51, and Parviaz, 49, from Lancashire, died in a hail of bullets from three gunmen ...

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Pakistan seeks India’s expertise in renewable energy

Renewable energy development can be another area of cooperation between India and Pakistan. A visiting Pakistan delegation led by Zafar Mahmood, secretary in Pakistan’s water and power ministry held talks on Tuesday with officials in India’s ministry of new and renewable energy. The high-ranking Pakistan official said that renewable energy being a relatively new area in Pakistan, the interaction had ...

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SC to decide Mumbai attacker Kasab’s fate on Wednesday

The Supreme Court on Wednesday is likely to pronounce verdict on a petition filed by the 2008 Mumbai terror attack convict and Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab challenging the Bombay High Court judgment upholding his death sentence. The high court upheld Kasab’s death penalty Feb 21, 2011. Kasab was sent to the gallows by a Mumbai trial court May 6, 2010. ...

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Criminal case against Delhi-Jaipur highway builder

A criminal complaint was registered on Tuesday against the company constructing the 225-km Delhi-Jaipur Expressway for putting the life of commuters into danger and blocking emergency services. Traffic on the highway remained affected for the second consecutive day after heavy rains damaged a sizeable portion. Traffic jam was caused on the Delhi-Jaipur-Mumbai highway due to rain-inflicted damage to a portion ...

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Manmohan Singh arrives in Tehran

¬†Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived on Tuesday on a four-day visit during which he will attend the 16th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and hold a bilateral meeting with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Meetings are also planned with Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, as also with the leaders of Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Egypt. The visit ...

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Air India yet to decide on direct ATF import: Ajit Singh

Air India has not yet decided about importing Air Turbine Fuel (ATF) directly, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said on Tuesday. The minister said this in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha on being asked whether Air India is going to save Rs.300 crore by direct import of the jet fuel. ATF now sold in the country is nearly ...

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UP restores prime land near Delhi to irrigation department

The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday announced that the 895.63 acres of prime land adjacent to New Delhi, transferred to the Noida authority during the Mayawati regime, would be reverted to the state irrigation department. A number of farm houses were developed on this land and there were allegations that authority officials, in connivance with some Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) ...

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Karnataka lags behind in attracting FDI: Assocham

Karnataka lagged behind Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Chhattisgarh in attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) during fiscal 2011-12, accounting for mere eight percent of the total amount, an Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Assocham) study said on Tuesday. “Karnataka attracted 48 FDI proposals worth Rs.14,000 crore, while Odisha emerged as the most favourite destination for overseas investors, grabbing Rs.49,527 ...

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TVS plans 75 new multi-brand car servicing outlets

TVS Automobile Solutions Ltd (TVSASL), a group company of TVS Group, Tuesday said it is planning to set up a total of 75 new multi-brand car servicing outlets by this fiscal-end. “All total 75 new units would be set up by the end of this financial year. Some of these would be our own units and the rest will be ...

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GST bill can be passed in current fiscal: Chidambaram

¬†The constitution amendment bill to introduce the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime could be passed by parliament by the end of the current financial year, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said on Tuesday. Chidambaram said he had discussed the issue with Bihar Finance Minister Sushil Modi, who is chairman of the empowered committee of state finance ministers on GST. “We ...

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11 designers to participate in India Bridal Fashion Week

As many as 11 top-notch designers will participate in the forthcoming Aamby Valley India Bridal Fashion Week and they gave a sneak peek into their special creations at an introductory event on Tuesday. Sonakshi Sinha was the special guest at the fashion event, which kick started with Miss India World Vanya Mishra walking the ramp in designer JJ Valaya’s A-line ...

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Spell out steps to plug leakage of phone taps: SC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday pulled up the government for not stating the mechanism it had put in place to guard against leakage of telephone intercepts of people under surveillance. “What is the mechanism to arrest the leakage,” the court asked the government. The apex court bench of Justice G.S. Singhvi and Justice S.J. Mukhopadhaya told Additional Solicitor General (ASG) ...

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