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  • BJP, Left ask PM to break his silence and agree to JPC

    Mounting pressure,  BJP and the Left parties on Thursday asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to break his silence on the spectrum allocation scam, explain the role of PMO and accept the Opposition demand for a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe.  “The Prime Minister cannot remain silent anymore on such an important issue. He should accept the […]

    TRAI for annulling licences of five new telcos over roll-out

    In a swift action against new telecom players who were given licences in 2008, telecom regulator TRAI on Thursday asked government to cancel 62 licences given to five companies including Etisalat (Swan), Uninor and Videocon.  The recommendation for this strong action was made to the Telecom Ministry on Thursday owing to the companies’ non-compliance or […]

    Yeddyurappa rules out stepping down, Gadkari to visit Karna

    Mired in charges of corruption and nepotism, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Thursday dismissed suggestions that BJP chief Nitin Gadkari and RSS were “unhappy” with him and ruled out leadership change in the state. “I spoke to our party President Nitin Gadkari last night and briefed him elaborately over the media reports (on […]

    Par adjourns for the day on spectrum issue

    Parliament failed to function for the fifth consecutive day on Thursday with the Opposition insisting on a JPC probe into the 2G spectrum allocation and Congress and JD(S) hitting back alleging land scam involving BJP-led government in Karnataka. Rajya Sabha adjourned almost immediately after it met for the day with Opposition members creating uproar, while […]

    2G Scam: SC asks Govt to file affidavit by Sat

    The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Centre to file  an affidavit before it by Saturday on Prime Minister Manamohan Singh’s “alleged  inaction and silence” on Subramaniam Swamy’s plea seeking sanction to prosecute ex- Telecom minister A Raja in the 2G spectrum scam case.  Calling the lengthy delay in taking a decision on the Janata Party leader’s petition […]

    J-K comm on Disturbed areas Act and AFSPA to meet soon

    Jammu and Kashmir govt has put in motion the process to repeal the controversial AFSPA from some areas with a high-level committee set to review the scope of the Disturbed Areas Act in the state. The committee comprising Director General of Police Kuldeep Khoda, state Home Secretary B R Sharma and head of Nagrota-based 16 […]

    Rly, Punjab govt sign MOU for rail over bridges

    Punjab govt and the Railway have decided to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enable the state PWD department to execute railway overbridges. “The Union Railways has decided to sign an MoU with the Punjab government’s PWD department that will enable the state government to execute Railway Over Bridge (ROB) portion of project along […]

    PM should respond to SC observation on Raja issue: Advani

    Senior BJP leader L K Advani on Wednesday demanded that PM Manmohan Singh should immediately respond to Supreme Court’s observation on delay in taking a decision on the plea for sanction for prosecution of former Telecom Minister A Raja in the 2G spectrum allocation issue. “The PM should immediately respond to what the Supreme Court […]

    JDS to raise issue of K’taka land scams in Par

    Opposition JDS on Wednesday said it would raise in Parliament the alleged land scams during the B S Yeddyurappa regime, as it charged the Chief Minister with favouring his family in the allotment. JDS state unit president and Lok Sabha member H D Kumaraswamy alleged that the scams are estimated to be between Rs 5,000 […]

    Posco not to pull out of Orissa: Govt

    The Orissa govt on Wenesday said South Korean major Posco was unlikely to pull out of the state because of halting of work at its proposed Rs 51,000 crore steel project following allegations of violation of green norms. “There is no such proposal from the company. They (Posco India) might have a separate proposal in […]