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More power needed for autonomy, accountability panel not needed: CBI to SC on Center's proposal


New Delhi: The CBI on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that its Director should be given a minimum three-year term instead of two with a rank equal to a Secretary and sought more financial autonomy whi

Anna accuses UPA of "betrayal" on Lokpal, threatens fresh stir


Allahabad: Accusing the Centre of "betrayal" on the Lokpal Bill, anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare today threatened to launch a fresh stir at Ramlila ground in Delhi later this year to raise the p

President Pranab Mukherjee signs Food Security Ordinance to law


New Delhi: President  Pranab Mukherjee on Friday signed the National Food Security Bill, but not before keeping the government on tenterhooks by sitting over it for a day.
The ordinance, which was ap

CBI autonomy: Centre files affidavit in apex court


New Delhi: The Union Government today filed an affidavit before the Supreme Court on granting autonomy to the Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI) suggesting some major changes.
Some of the key cha

Cabinet clears Ordinance to implement Food Security Bill

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New Delhi: The government on Wednesday decided to promulgate an ordinance to give nation's two-third population the right to 5 kgs of foodgrain every month at highly subsidised rates of Rs 1-3 per kg

What sin has Narendra Modi committed?: Rajnath Singh asks JD(U)

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Patna: Trashing JD(U)'s allegations that Narendra Modi was an 'autocratic' and 'divisive' leader, BJP president Rajnath Singh on Sunday asked what 'sin had he committed that provoked' the erstwhile a

Modi attacks UPA, says 'country not safe in the hands of Congress'


Madhopur ( Pathankot): Targeting the Congress-led UPA Government, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that the country is not in the safe hands of the ruling party.
Addressing his fir

Rahul Gandhi will be next PM, says Manmohan Singh

New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday virtually declared Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi his successor, suggesting that the young Gandhi would lead UPA-3 if it came to power after t

Tainted Andhra Pradesh ministers resign


Hyderabad: The two Cabinet ministers chargesheeted by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the illegal investments case of Kadapa MP Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy — home minister Sabita Indra Reddy

In selection of top babus, ministers will have no say


New Delhi: Taking serious note of the “Railgate” cash-for-postings scandal, the Centre now plans to totally overhaul the process of appointing top bureaucrats, and will soon come out with a comprehen

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