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India to phase out Cirus N-research reactor soon

KAIGA (KARNATAKA): India will soon phase out the Cirus research reactor, the 40-MW power unit supplied by Canada in the mid-1950s with heavy water from the US to the state-run Bhabha Atomic Research Centre at Trombay near Mumbai, a top official said.

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SC questions CVC’s right to supervise 2G spectrum probe

NEW DELHI: In a fresh embarrassment to the government, the Supreme Court Tuesday questioned the Chief Vigilance Commissioner, Mr P J Thomas’ moral right to supervise Central Bureau of Investigation’s probe into the 2G spectrum scam as he himself was telecom secretary at the relevant point of time.

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CBI raids CWG officials’ homes

NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation Tuesday carried out searches at 11 premises, including residences of four aides of Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chairman, Mr Suresh Kalmadi in connection with alleged irregularities in a Rs 107 crore contract for the Games’ result update system, and registered cases against them.

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Police probe Arundhati over Kashmir remarks

NEW DELHI: Police were investigating on Tuesday whether a Booker Prize-winning author and a hard-line Kashmiri separatist leader can be tried for sedition for questioning India’s claim to disputed Kashmir.

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Jolt to Jagan; uncle to remain Congressman forever

KADAPA (AP): In a jolt to the former Congress, Mr MP Jagan Mohan Reddy, his uncle and MLC Mr Y S Vivekananda Reddy today said he will remain a Congressman forever and that he is ready to contest the bypolls for the seats vacated by Mr Jagan and his mother.

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Jagan resigns from Cong

HYDERABAD/NEW DELHI: After months of defiance, rebel Congress MP, Mr Y S Jaganmohan Reddy Monday resigned from the party and quit his Lok Sabha seat from Andhra Pradesh, accusing party chief, Ms Sonia Gandhi of backing ‘forces’ against him and who are trying to erase the YSR legacy.

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2G probe: CBI files fresh status report in SC

NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation Monday filed in the Supreme Court a fresh status report on its ongoing investigation into the 2G spectrum scam allegedly involving former Telecom minister Mr A Raja, responding to posers by the judges and explaining in detail the nature of the probe.

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New bill, policy changes on emigration in the offing

NEW DELHI:  The government is seriously considering introduction of a new bill on emigration in Parliament soon and changes in its policy, including abolition of sponsorship for visit visas, aimed at protecting the interest of Indians working abroad.

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