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Wal-Mart lobbying issue rocks Parliament for second day

New Delhi, December 11: The Wal-Mart lobbying issue rocked Parliament for the second day today, prompting government to declare that it had no hesitation in ordering a probe into reports that the retail giant had spent money to further its case in India.

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The David of Saurashtra takes on Gujarat’s Goliath

Talaja (Saurashtra), December 11: Frail, simple and grounded — there is nothing about Dr. Kanu Kalsaria’s persona that would suggest that this man could challenge Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. But he did just that and won, leading an agitation. Now, Dr. Kalsaria, a surgeon, is seeking to extend his winning streak against Mr. Modi to the...

Congress in a fix as BSP, SP lock horns over reservation bill

New Delhi, December 11: A week after convincing the SP and the BSP to support it during the FDI-in-retail vote, the UPA now has the job of getting the bitter rivals on the same page on the quota bill. BSP leader Mayawati on Monday warned of a tough posture after the SP succeeded in not letting the government...

Uproar in Rajya Sabha over Wal-Mart lobbying disclosure; opposition seeks probe

New Delhi, December 10: The issue of FDI in retail came to haunt the government again in Parliament with a united opposition demanding an inquiry and reply from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on reports of Wal-Mart spending huge money to lobby for entry into the Indian market.

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Tearful Australian DJs say sorry to family of dead Indian-origin nurse

Sydney, December 10: The Australian radio hosts who made a prank call to a London hospital treating Prince William's wife Kate tearfully told of their heartbreak on hearing that a nurse had been found dead.

Mel Greig and Michael...

Campaigning on fast track for Dec 13 elections in Gujarat

Ahmedabad, December 10: Campaigning for Gujarat elections has entered the fast lane as tomorrow is the last day for the parties to woo voters for the first phase of state Assembly polls to be held on December 13.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi will be addressing two poll rallies today...

Outrage over diktats: No jeans for girls in Bhiwani college, no black dress at CM's Bijnor event

Bhiwani/Bijnor, December 10: There has been public outrage after two diktats in Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. While in Haryana, a college has banned girls from wearing jeans, in Uttar Pradesh, the Bijnor District Magistrate has asked girls not to wear black clothes at a Chief Minister event.

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Liberate Gujarat from divisive politics: Manmohan

Vansada, December 10: Adding to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s blistering attack on Narendra Modi’s performance, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday said the Gujarat government worked for a handful of corporates and called for “liberating” the State from divisive politics.

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The tale of two women who have taken on Gujarat’s "Iron Man"

Ahmedabad, December 10: It is 8.30 a.m. on Saturday in the middle class area of Chandra Nagar. Jagruti Pandya, widow of former Gujarat Home Minister Haren Pandya, who was murdered in 2003, is doing a walkabout. She is the Gujarat Parivartan Party (GPP) candidate from the posh Ellisbridge...

UP saw over 100 communal clashes in 2012

New Delhi, December 9: Uttar Pradesh has earned the dubious distinction of witnessing over 100 communal clashes this year that left 34 people dead.

The towns where incidents of such violence took place are Kosi Kalan in...