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Judicial custody for 5 co-accused in 2G case

NEW DELHI - Five senior corporate executives named as co-accused in the second generation (2G) telecom spectrum case were sent to 14 days of judicial custody on Wednesday after a city court denied them bail and then interim relief.

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Census puts population at 1.21b, reveals gender bias

NEW DELHI — India’s population has risen to 1.21 billion - an increase of over 181 million in the last decade - but the gender imbalance is the worst since independence, indicating a persisting preference for male children, according to the latest census data released on Thursday.

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Match madness grips Mohali

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Match madness grips Mohali

Frenzied cricket fans have started gathering in the Punjab town even from distant countries to catch the live action of the high-voltage India-Pakistan World Cup semifinal on Wednesday.

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‘Energy will boost up?India’s leadership role’

India’s scientist of international repute, who was recently bestowed with ‘Bharat Gaurav’ and ‘Hind Rattan’ awards, believes that the country has done wonders in a host of avenues but lags behind in investing in academics and building an indigenous infrastructure where its prized talent could be absorbed.

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Governor move sparks protests in Karnataka

BANGALORE/NEW DELHI — Two criminal cases were filed against Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa and the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party stepped up attacks on each other as the Karnataka shutdown against Governor H.R. Bhardwaj’s sanction for his prosecution turned violent on Saturday.

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Supreme Court slams Sibal on audit remark

NEW DELHI - The Supreme Court on Friday slammed Communications Minister Kapil Sibal for his remark that the official auditor’s report was ‘utterly erroneous’ in assessing the loss on award of telecom spectrum at $40 billion and said the probe should be carried on the basis of the report only.

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Antony rules out Kashmir troop cut

MUMBAI - Defence Minister A.K. Antony on Friday ruled out any reduction in the presence of the army in Jammu and Kashmir, saying if there was any cut of security forces in the troubled state it would be of paramilitary troopers only.

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Karnataka governor allows Yeddyurappa’s prosecution

BANGALORE - Karnataka Governor H.R. Bhardwaj late on Friday permitted filing of criminal cases against Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa over “various grave allegations of corruption and criminal misconduct”, overruling the Bharatiya Janata Party’s strong protests.

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Suspected gas leak in Mumbai, no casualties

MUMBAI - Three fire engines were rushed to the Five Gardens area of Matunga in central Mumbai as a gas smell filled the area on Saturday morning, officials said. The fire brigade officials were suspecting a gas leak.

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