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Land bill: Govt could opt for joint panel route in attempt to break logjam
The government is trying to break the deadlock over land acquisition bill by offering to set up a joint committee of the two Houses of Parliament for a fresh scrutiny of the contentious legislation that has been stalled by the opposition.
(Tue, 05 May 2015 21:16:06 GMT)

41 years on, 9 get life imprisonment in 1967 Bolangir murder case
The Orissa high court has awarded rigorous life imprisonment to all the nine accused in the sensational murder of young politician Parsuram Satpathy in 1967, closing one of the longest pending criminal cases in the state.
(Tue, 05 May 2015 20:50:52 GMT)

BJP woos Vasan as DMDK, PMK flex political muscles
In the run-up to the assembly elections, state BJP chief Tamilisai Soundararajan has sought to woo former Union minister G K Vasan, who has floated Tamil Maanila Congress (TMC) after breaking away from Congress, saying he had a responsibility to strengthen the alternative front in Tamil Nadu if the domination of major Dravidian parties has to end.
(Tue, 05 May 2015 19:19:26 GMT)

Refinery shutdown, upgrade leave petrol pumps dry in many regions
Several areas in the northern and southern regions are facing petrol and diesel shortage on account of delayed supplies as operation of five refineries have been affected due to technical upgrade or maintenance shutdowns amid a unusual spike in demand.
(Tue, 05 May 2015 17:18:03 GMT)

Maoists to protest PM Modi's visit to Chhattisgarh
Opposing the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Dantewada on May 9, the Maoists have decided to protest across Chhattisgarh and appealed to people in the state to boycott the visit.
(Tue, 05 May 2015 16:59:28 GMT)

SC questions govt on revisiting 1993 verdict on collegium
The Supreme Court today grilled the government over the demand for revisiting its 1993 judgement that brought in the collegium system giving primacy to the Chief Justice of India in appointments to higher judiciary and wanted to know how the new Appointments Commission will not "impinge" upon judiciary's independence.
(Tue, 05 May 2015 16:24:07 GMT)

CBI arrests deputy secretary on graft charges
CBI today arrested a Deputy Secretary and a Section Officer of Rural Development Ministry for allegedly taking bribe for clearing bills of a taxi company supplying cars to the Ministry.
(Tue, 05 May 2015 15:59:56 GMT)

Greenpeace India faces threat of shutting down its operation; asks 'who is next' on chopping block?
Days after the home ministry frozen the Greenpeace India’s bank accounts, the NGO – that has been pitching for environment protection through its sustained campaign against government’s climate-damaging policies for 14 years – is staring at “imminent” shutdown that may leave 340 of its campaigners jobless within a month due to paucity of fund.
(Tue, 05 May 2015 15:17:14 GMT)

Greenpeace India faces threat of shuting down its operation; Asks 'who is next' on chopping block?
Days after the home ministry frozen the Greenpeace India’s bank accounts, the NGO – that has been pitching for environment protection through its sustained campaign against government’s climate-damaging policies for 14 years – is staring at “imminent” shutdown that may leave 340 of its campaigners jobless within a month due to paucity of fund.
(Tue, 05 May 2015 15:17:14 GMT)

2002 riots: Gujarat HC adjourns hearing in Zakia Jafri's case
The Gujarat high court adjourned the hearing of a petition filed by Zakia Jafri, widow of slain Congress MP Ehsan Jafri, against the special investigation team's (SIT) closure report in the 2002 post-Godhra riots.
(Tue, 05 May 2015 15:17:08 GMT)

Rafale deal: French defence minister to meet Manohar Parrikar tomorrow
French defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will hold talks with his Indian counterpart Manohar Parrikar here tomorrow to "launch negotiations" for the 36 Rafale fighter jets that India has decided to buy from France.
(Tue, 05 May 2015 14:45:34 GMT)

Govt makes contradicting statements on Dawood Ibrahim's whereabouts
Six hours after saying it did now know where Dawood was, MoS Kiren Rijiju said, "Dawood is in Pakistan. Government's stand is consistent that he's in Pakistan."
(Tue, 05 May 2015 14:40:29 GMT)

Security beefed up ahead of Modi visit to Bastar
A high level team of the Special Protection Group (SPG) on Tuesday visited Dantewada, one of the worst Naxal infested districts of Chhattisgarh, to review the security arrangements for Prime Minister Narendra Modi scheduled visit to South Bastar on May 9.
(Tue, 05 May 2015 14:10:22 GMT)

I water plants with urine to make them grow: Nitin Gadkari
Union minister Nitin Gadkari had some rather unusual advice for budding gardeners.
(Tue, 05 May 2015 13:52:38 GMT)

Madras high court takes a dig at lawyers for delaying appointment of judges
Nearly three months after the Madras Bar created hurdles for the appointment of nine new judges for the high court, primarily on caste grounds, the first bench of the court took a dig at advocates saying their obstructionism contributed to the growing mismatch between the number of cases being filed and the number of judges available to handle them.
(Tue, 05 May 2015 13:32:39 GMT)

Over 700 positions vacant at aviation regulator DGCA
Over 700 positions are vacant at the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) out of the sanctioned strength of 1,393, a reflection of substantial manpower shortage at the organisation.
(Tue, 05 May 2015 13:31:43 GMT)

With funds drying up, Greenpeace India stares at shutdown; asks 'who's next on chopping block?'
Greenpeace India on Tuesday said it was staring at an "imminent" shutdown within a month in the absence of funds for staff salaries.
(Tue, 05 May 2015 12:40:30 GMT)

With funds drying up, Greenpeace India stares at shutdown within a month
Greenpeace India on Tuesday said it was staring at an "imminent" shutdown within a month in the absence of funds for staff salaries.
(Tue, 05 May 2015 12:40:30 GMT)

Health entities urge govt to implement health warnings on tobacco packs
The World Health Organisation, along with other health entities have urged the government to move ahead with the implementation of large graphic health warnings on tobacco packs, with immediate effect.
(Tue, 05 May 2015 12:25:04 GMT)

Top Maoist leader arrested in Jharkhand
A top Maoist leader Kunwar Yadav alias Waseerji, 40, member of CPI Maoist's East Bihar North Jharkhand Simant Regional Committee, carrying Rs 15 lakh cash reward, was arrested from Bathuakura village under Bhelwaghati police station area in Giridih district, 350km from here, on Tuesday when a team of security personnel raided the village on intelligence inputs.
(Tue, 05 May 2015 11:52:30 GMT)

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