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Civic polls litmus test for Mamata & party

May 3: For all her volatile temperament, there appears to be some cold logic to Trinamul Congress leader Mamata Banerjee’s decision to go alone for the forthcoming Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) elections. Ms Banerjee’s decision to go ahead and contest on the Trinamul’s own steam is being seen

3 months sought to mark mining area

May 3: The Centre on Monday told the Supreme Court that its agencies would need at least three months to complete fresh demarcation of the mining areas of Reddy brothers’ Obulapuram Mining Company and three others as recommended by the special survey team. Solicitor General Gopal Subramaniam made

Broadcasting Authority may be set up by Centre

May 3: Union Information and Broadcasting ministry is contemplating the setting up of a Broadcasting Authority of India, a nodal agency that would look into issues like foreign investment, digitalisation and a fresh TV rating mechanism and other broadcasting related issues.

Montblanc flouted laws, says Centre

May 3: The Centre on Monday admitted in the Supreme Court that the German multinational Montblanc had violated the Indian emblems laws by using Mahatma Gandhi’s picture in its Rs 12 lakh luxury pen but the apex court closed the case against the company.

Don’t compare Afzal case: PC

May 3: Union home minister P. Chidambaram, when asked if Ajmal Kasab’s case would meet the same fate as Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, whose mercy petition against death sentence is pending,

PC: Verdict a warning to Pak

May 3: Union home minister P. Chidambaram said Monday that Ajmal Kasab’s conviction for the 26/11 terror attack was “a clear message to Pakistan that it should not export terror to India”.

‘No dilution in Naxal approach’

May 3: The Centre on Monday said that there will be no dilution in its two-pronged approach of accelerated development and calibrated police action to deal with Maoists. Home minister P. Chidambaram asserted that on both the fronts, the primary responsibility rests

1984 riots case: CBI terms witness 'unreliable'

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), on Tuesday termed as "unreliable" a key witness of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Delhi, who had testified against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler, while clarifying its stand and giving a clean chit to the former central minister.

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