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India’s nuclear plants are safe, assure officials

MUMBAI: Nuclear plants in India are safe but a safety review would be carried out in light of the massive earthquake in Japan, the establishment has assured as it attempted to allay fears following the damage to nuclear plants in that country.

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Sahai seeks rollback of service tax on hotels

NEW DELHI:  The Union tourism ministry has written to the Finance Minister, Mr Pranab Mukherjee seeking rollback of the proposed service tax on hotels and restaurants as it feels that the measure may have an adverse impact on the sector.

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Japan nuclear meltdown raises concerns in India

NEW DELHI: The critical failure in Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant following a devastating earthquake has raised concerns over the safety of Indian atomic power generators -- particularly the proposed Jaitapur that falls in a seismically sensitive area in Maharashtra.

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Japan nuclear meltdown raises concerns in India

NEW DELHI: The critical failure in Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant following a devastating earthquake has raised concerns over the safety of Indian atomic power generators -- particularly the proposed Jaitapur that falls in a seismically sensitive area in Maharashtra.

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Mining industry to face skilled manpower shortage

NEW DELHI: India, ranked among the top five global players in production of several major minerals, is poised for rapid growth in its mining industry -- about five per cent of the GDP. However, lack of skilled workers is set to hit the industry, creating a demand-supply gap of over 2,200 people by 2025, according to a study on mapping of human resources and skills for the mining industry in India by Confederation of Indian Industry.

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Govt examining whether fresh legislation required for passive euthanasia: Moily

NEW DELHI: Against the backdrop of the Supreme Court verdict, which rejected the petition filed by author Pinki Virani for the mercy killing of comatose nurse Aruna Shanbaug, the Union Law and Justice Minister, Mr M Veerappa Moily has said that the government is examining whether a fresh legislation is required to permit passive euthanasia.

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Anger at CPI-M rule surpasses that of Emergency: Trinamool leader

KOLKATA: Anger among the masses in West Bengal against Left Front’s rule is more than the discontent during the days of  the Emergency in the 1970s, says a senior Trinamool Congress leader, Mr Subrata Mukherjee adding that Ms Mamata Banerjee is the only alternative to break the three-decade-old Communist reign here.

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