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MDT/PTI 26 November 2012
The government had taken the decision to allow 51% FDI in multi-brand retail in November last year but put it on hold following strong objections from parties, including the then UPA constituent Trinamool Congress New Delhi: Consensus eluded an all-party meeting called on the foreign...

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MDT/PTI 26 November 2012
While Lok Sabha could not transact any official business because of uproar over FDI issue, the Upper House was stalled by UPA ally Samajwadi Party over the issue of reservation for SCs/STs in government job promotions New Delhi: The storm over foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail...

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Moneylife Digital Team 24 November 2012
EAS Sarma, former secretary of the GoI, has questioned the AP government's decision to reject a CBI plea for prosecution of Dharmana Rao, the minister who is accused and charge-sheeted in the Vanpic Port land scam   The Andhra Pradesh (AP) government has rejected a plea from the...

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MDT/PTI 24 November 2012
The meeting of around 300 founder members was held at Delhi during which Kejriwal proposed the name Aam Admi Party, which was accepted by other members   New Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal's party was on Saturday named 'Aam Admi Party' at a meeting of its founder members in Delhi during which...

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MDT/PTI 22 November 2012
The Election Commission said that Modhwadia's remarks prima facie violated Model Code of Conduct which prohibits personal attacks on the leaders of rival political parties   Ahmedabad: The Election Commission (EC) has issued a show cause notice to Gujarat Congress president Arjun...

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MDT/PTI 22 November 2012
The apex court, however, refused to issue notice to Finance Minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram who allegedly has majority stake in the companies New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday issued notices to Chennai-based Advantage Strategic Consulting Private Ltd and its...

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MDT/PTI 22 November 2012
Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress moved the motion as soon as Parliament met for the Winter Session but Speaker Meira Kumar disallowed it as it could not muster the required support of 50 members   New Delhi: An attempt by United Progressive Alliance (UPA)'s former ally Trinamool...

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Moneylife Digital Team 21 November 2012
All eyes are on the mood and tone of the Winter Session of Parliament. A plethora of changes are on the table and if the Monsoon Session is anything to go by, reformists will have a tough time   The Winter Session of Parliament, which begins on Thursday, will be a very important gauge...

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MDT/PTI 20 November 2012
Sinha's demand once againg brought alive the campaign initiated by the Jethmalanis for the resignation of BJP President Gadkari   New Delhi: The campaign for the resignation of Nitin Gadkari, the beleagured president of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday got fresh ammunition with...

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Vinita Deshmukh Vinita Deshmukh 19 November 2012
We Indians breathe regionalism and hence regional leaders become icons. How exactly did Balasaheb Thackeray touch the heart of the “Marathi Manoos”? The “Marathi Manoos” loves the Intellect. He loves forthrightness, courage of conviction, creativity and sarcasm! He also loves anyone who...

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MDT/PTI 18 November 2012
The Thackeray phenomenon was in evidence once again in death as he brought Mumbai to a halt with all marketplace, from the swanky malls to the tiny tea stalls and ‘paan-beedi’ kiosks, closed   Mumbai: The mortal remains of Bal Thackeray, a Hindutva mascot and flag-bearer of Marathi...

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MDT/PTI 17 November 2012
The demise of Shiv Sena supremo Balasaheb Thackeray spells the end of an era in Maharashtra politics. The state has lost a charismatic leader who built a party from scratch based on a unique understanding of the ordinary Marathi person's sense of resentment about being relegated to...

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MDT/PTI 17 November 2012
Dr Subramanian Swamy had alleged that Rahul Gandhi did not show shares owned by him in Associated Journals which ran the now-defunct National Herald newspaper in the affidavit he filed during Lok Sabha elections in 2009   New Delhi: The Election Commission has asked the Returning...

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MDT/PTI 16 November 2012
The UPA government asserted that it was ready to face any situation, including a No-Confidence Motion, even as it was reaching out to political parties to ensure passage of key bills including amendment of the Insurance Bill to raise FDI cap from 26 to 49%, Banking Regulation Amendment Bill...

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MDT/PTI 15 November 2012
No medical bulletin on the ailing 86-year-old leader's condition has been issued as yet, but one of the doctors attending on him said Thackeray was still being administered oxygen   Mumbai: Shiv Sena supremo Balasaheb Thackeray, whose condition turned critical last night, is showing...

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MDT/PTI 12 November 2012
Vaidya said the blog post is his opinion and because Jethmalani has combined two things demanding Gadkari's resignation and making Narendra Modi as PM, he thinks the needle of suspicion points towards Gujarat   Nagpur: MG Vaidya, senior ideologue from the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh...

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Moneylife Digital Team 10 November 2012
What Arvind Kejriwal has revealed so far about the 700 Indian accounts in HSBC Switzerland is the tip of the iceberg. The I-T department and therefore the Congress know much more. Here is the proof from a Moneylife Foundation seminar. We suspect Kejriwal knows that the I-T has all the details...

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Moneylife Digital Team 09 November 2012
According to investigations, Gadkari’s Purti Power and Sugar received funding from virtually defunct companies which do not have their own source of income. Even sources from the I-T department have labelled 18 investor companies of Purti as fake Nitin Gadkari, president of the Bharatiya...

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MDT/PTI 09 November 2012
The apex court while pulling up the union government for restricting the sale of spectrum, sought an explanation for not putting on auction the entire radiowaves cancelled by it on 2nd February   New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday took strong exception to Union Government's...

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MDT/PTI 09 November 2012
According to IT department sources, the investor companies of Gadkari's Purti group, which were started with paid-up capital of about Rs2,000 to Rs3,000 are fake and inquiries revealed that there was not a single books of accounts maintained by these companies Mumbai: A week after...

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