SP protests promotion quota bill

The government on Wednesday introduced amid commotion a bill in the Rajya Sabha to guarantee job promotions in the government for SC/ST population even as BJP protests against the allocation of coal mines led to repeated adjournment of Parliament. The bill, approved by the cabinet on Tuesday, was introduced in the Upper House by minister […]

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2G auction in continuity with NDA policy: Raja

Defending his role in the allocation of 2G spectrum, former communications minister A. Raja Monday said the decision to auction the scarce radio frequency was a continuity of the policy of the previous National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government. “I have only implemented what I have inherited. Dayanidhi Maran (communications minister from 2004-07) resigned, so I […]

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Sequence being followed on mercy pleas, says Congress

The Congress Friday admitted that time was being taken to decide on mercy petitions of death row prisoners, but said it was a constitutional process which cannot be “leapfrogged”. Responding to queries about the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) demand for the rejection of the mercy petition of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, Congress spokesman Abhishek […]

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Government quizzed on starting telecom sector probe from 1999

The Supreme Court Tuesday asked the government to file its reply on a plea seeking the court’s direction to the CBI to investigate irregularities in the telecom sector since 1999, when the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government was in power. The application, filed by Citizens Grievances Redressal Foundation (CGRF), sought a ‘thorough […]

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