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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Koodankulam Plant to Start in April: PM to Putin

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
The controversia l Koodankulam Unit I of the atomic power reactor in Tamil Nadu will become operational by next month, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said.

He gave this assurance to Russian President Vladimir Putin when the two met here late last night on the sidelines of the BRICS summit.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Kiran Vows to `Soften' New Power Tariff Blow

Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy
Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy on Tuesday said he would bring down the impending power tariff hike.

Replying to a marathon debate in the state Assembly on the power crisis, the Chief Minister said the Cabinet sub-committee (on power) would go through the Electricity Regulatory Commission recommendations and explore all possibilities of reducing the burden on consumers.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Jaipal Reddy Decides to Set Up his T-Front

Union Minister S. Jaipal Reddy
Union minister S. Jaipal Reddy is all set to quit the Cabinet in May if there is no favourable decision on Telangana by then, according to a senior Congress MP from Telangana and a close relative of the Union science and technology minister.

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Is This Sachin's Last?

Sachin Tendulkar
India scripted history when they beat Australia by six wickets in the fourth and final Test match of the BorderGavaskar Trophy series at the Kotla here on Sunday, the third day of the match.

The match also marked what is possibly Sachin Tendulkar's final Test appearance on home soil, as India play their next such game at home only in late 2014, by which time the Maestro will have crossed into his 41st year. Chasing 155 to ensure a clean sweep -their firstever in a series of four or more Tests -the home side were seen home by the run-hungry Cheteshwar Pujara (82 not out) and inspirational captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, for whom the series scoreline was redemption of sorts, having led India to a similar defeat Down Under in 2011-12.

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Convicted

Yakub Memon
Twenty years after serial bomb blasts killed 257 people in Mumbai on March 12, 1993, the Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the death sentence awarded to Yakub Memon, brother of fugitive gangster Tiger Memon, and upheld the conviction of filmstar Sanjay Dutt for the illegal possession of arms. The apex court reduced to five years the six-year jail term awarded to the actor by a Tada court under the Arms Act.

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy Idea to Make Farmers Stand up

Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy
Confident of winning the 2014 elections, Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy on Thursday asserted that the government plans to go ahead with its separate agriculture action plan and ensure synchronisation of allied departments so that the benefits reach the farmers.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

DMK Pulls the Plug, no Threat to Centre

DMK Chief M.  Karunanidhi
While the Centre expressed willingness to consider the DMK’s key demands on the Sri Lankan Tamil issue, the Dravidian party on Tuesday formally ended its nine-year-old alliance with the UPA. DMK Lok Sabha floor leader T.R. Baalu met President Pranab Mukherjee late on Tuesday evening and handed over a letter from party chief M.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Conquered

Ravindra Jadeja celebrates the wicket of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes on the final day
Mitchell Starc and Xavier Doherty delayed the inevitable with a stubborn 65-minute last-wicket stand, but there was time enough in the bank for India to chalk up a comfortable six-wicket victory for a historic 3-nil lead in the four-match series, the hosts never having earlier beaten Australia by more than a 2-0 margin.

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Monday, March 18, 2013

Nitish Seeks to be Kingmaker

Amid the spirited campaign surrounding BJP poster boy Narendra Modi, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday declared that his party will be the key to forming the next government, and even hinted that his Janata Dal (United) would not shy away from exploring possible tie-ups outside the BJP-led NDA. In a veiled counter to the projection of the so-called “Gujarat model of development”, Mr Kumar, considered an arch-rival of Mr Modi, vowed to present a “real model” for progress that would be inclusive.

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Friday, March 15, 2013

T, Jagan Parties Put Chief Minister on Notice

Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy
Ignoring the Telugu Desam's decision to back out, the Telangana Rashtra Samiti and the YSR Congress, on Thursday served separate notices to the legislature secretary seeking leave to move a no-confidence motion against the Council of Ministers headed by Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy.

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Protests Mar Assembly on Day-1

Speaker N. Manohar greets Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan in the Assembly
MLAs of various shades ame dressed in their best o the fortress-like Assembly on the first day of the Session, which was, how ver, marred by protests.

The TRS MLAs, led by Etala Rajender, were in pink khandwas; YSRC hief Y.S. Vijayalakshmi and team in green/white khandwas; CPI's Narayana-led team was in red hirts; BJP men under Kishan Reddy wore orange khandwas; CPM again in ed and Telugu Desam MLAs led by Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Y. Ramakrishnudu and others came in yellow khandwas.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

I’m brave, fear none: Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy

Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy
A day before the commencement of the crucial Assembly Budget Session, and the Telangana Rashtra Samiti’s plan to move a No-Confidence Motion against the government, Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy said he was confident that the government will continue till the 2014 elections.

Speaking at the newlylaunched Revenue Conference at Mahbubnagar on Tuesday, the Chief Minister accused both the TRS and the YSR Congress of hatching a conspiracy to dethrone the government.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Prime rapist Ram Singh found dead in Tihar jail

An ambulance comes out of the Tihar Jail in New Delhi
In a sensational incident highlighting a major security lapse, Ram Singh, prime accused in the gruesome December 16 gang-rape and murder of a paramedical student in New Delhi, was found dead under mysterious circumstances early on Monday morning at Tihar Jail.

While the Tihar authorities were quick to describe it as a “suicide”, a magisterial inquiry has been ordered into the suspicious death that has left several gaping loopholes in the version of jail officials.

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Monday, March 11, 2013

Sops to minorities, says LK; no chance, cries RSS

BJP leader L.K. Advani
Senior BJP leader L.K. Advani’s suggestion of inclusion of a “charter of commitments” for minorities in the party’s agenda of “governance and development”, ahead of the crucial polls including the general elections, has irked the RSS. It is also miffed with Mr Advani for criticising his party and handling of the Karnataka affairs by the party leadership.

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Friday, March 8, 2013

Viru hit out of the park

Virender Sehwag
Indian selectors on Thursday dropped opener Virender Sehwag for the remaining two Tests against Australia, following the Delhi dasher’s prolonged dry run.

Sehwag follows statemate Gautam Gambhir, his opening partner in many successful stands for India, who had earlier failed to find a place in the squad for the prestigious BorderGavaskar Trophy.

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

7 hours, for 7 runs

Sachin Tendulkar
The recently concluded Test match in Hyderabad saw Sachin Tendulkar's longest ever wait. The 40-year-old, who has above 34,000 runs in his 24-year-long international career, had to wait for 109.4 overs for his batting turn -the most he had to wait with his pads on. Vijay Murali and Cheteshwar Pujara's awesome partnership made him wait for a total of seven hours and 15 minutes, for just seven runs.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

INDIA OZ-SOME

Two hours of play, 57 runs and eight wickets! Those sorry statistics sum up Australia’s abject surrender on the fourth day of the second Test mismatch to go 0-2 down in what is turning out to be a series bereft of competition. The innings and 135 runs defeat in three-and-a-half days is embarrassing given the pedigree of previous Australian teams. This is clearly one of the weakest cricket sides from Down Under. The kangaroos currently resemble rabbits caught in headlights. The Indians, on the other hand, have reasserted themselves as tigers at home. On Tuesday they woke up smelling blood, hungry, and attacked ferociously to hunt down their rivals and literally have them for lunch.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Cities look at 10-hr power cuts in April

power cuts hit study time
The entire city sweated its way through four hours of power cuts on Monday as the authorities unofficially doubled power cuts without prior intimation.

The four-hour cuts, “unofficially“ imposed due to an emergency, may be lifted if the situation improves, and the city may go back to its two-hour outages. This, however, appears unlikely; Monday's longer outage was caused by a sudden increase of 40 million units in demand, and the trend could well continue.

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Monday, March 4, 2013

L.K. Advani flays BJP after Modi's prime talk

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi
With the chorus growing in BJP ranks to make Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi its primeministerial candidate, senior party leader L.K. Advani on Sunday deviated from the track and virtually took on the party leadership for its “failure” to “respond to the people’s anger” against the UPA government over a string of corruption cases and scams.

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Friday, March 1, 2013

P. Chidambaram does good economics

Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram
Sticking to his promise that the last full Budget of UPA-2 would not be populist, Union finance minister P. Chidambaram on Thursday went for fiscal consolidation and raised taxes on the super-rich in an attempt to shore up revenue. However, the relief for the super-rich is that the proposed surcharge of 10 per cent imposed on earning over `1 crore will be for only one year.

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