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Kudankulam: Jayalalithaa begins crackdown on protestors

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa began crackdown on anti-nuclear activists at the Kudankulam nuclear power plant on Monday. Nine Kudankulam protestors have been detained. The Tamil Nadu government has also got the nuclear power plant site cleared. Seeking to end the impasse over the Kudankulam nuclear plant...

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Government wins first NCTC battle in Parliament

In a major relief to the government over the fiercely contested National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), three amendment motions moved by the opposition on the anti-terror intelligence hub were defeated in the Lok Sabha Monday. The Trinamool Congress, a bitter critic of the NCTC but part of the ruling...

Mar 19 · >

Mamata meets PM after he says he regrets Dinesh Trivedi's departure

New Delhi: Mamata Banerjee has met with the Prime Minister after he allegedly upset her by stating in Parliament that he regrets the departure of Dinesh Trivedi from his cabinet. Mr Trivedi is from Ms Banerjee’s party, the Trinamool Congress, which is a key member of the ruling coalition...

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Not joining the UPA Govt, says Mulayam Singh

Lucknow: Mulayam Singh Yadav has said his support from the outside to the UPA government will continue, but says the Samajwadi Party is not joining the government. “We have not asked anyone and no one has asked us to,” the Samajwadi Party chief said emphatically in Lucknow today. Mr...

Mar 19 · >

Karnataka crisis will be resolved: Jaitley

With the Yeddyurappa camp adamant in its demand for reinstating him as Karnataka Chief Minister, Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) on Monday said the party is in touch with him and that the issue will be resolved. BJP leader Arun Jaitley said he did not see the crisis in the...

Mar 19 · >

India may back U.N. resolution on Lanka if it meets its objectives: PM

Amidst mounting pressure from ally DMK and other parties, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday said India was “inclined to” vote in favour of a resolution on Sri Lanka at the U.N. which meets “our objectives” with regard to the future of ethnic Tamils. Responding to strong concerns of...

Mar 19 · >

HDFC, Pramerica lead race for Fidelity India mutual fund

India’s largest fund house, HDFC Asset Management Co. Ltd, and Pramerica Asset Managers Pvt. Ltd, an arm of US-headquartered Prudential Financial Inc, have emerged as the frontrunners to buy the assets of Fidelity’s mutual fund in India—FIL Fund Management Pvt. Ltd. Out of some 20 bidders, HDFC and Pramerica...

Mar 19 · >

Insurance FDI reforms may be dropped

A politically vulnerable Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) is likely to drop the proposal for easier foreign direct investment (FDI) norms in insurance and pension funds. Accordingly, the proposal to enhance FDI in insurance joint ventures to 49% is likely to be dropped, and the government, as demanded by...

Mar 19 · >

India stayed committed to meeting Africa’s tech, investment needs: Preneet Kaur

Technology, investments and training form the core of India-Africa partnership. India has offered its expertise and resources in these areas at the pan-Africa, regional and bilateral levels with great success. Stating this in her special address at the special inaugural plenary session titled ‘India – Africa: Partners in Progress’,...

Mar 19 · >

Oil Companies Brace For Triple Whammy Of Higher Cess, Service Tax, Excise

NEW DELHI: Upstream oil and gas companies ONGC, Oil India and Gail India are worried that various Budget proposals would increase their tax outgo substantially, even as they are prevented from selling crude oil at global price. These firms will have to share a larger part of the losses...

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