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BJP demands probe in Chidambaram's role, meets CBI Director:2G

Five-member delegation led by party MP Prakash Javdekar-met-CBI Director A P Singh on Friday and demanded a probe into alleged role of the then Finance Minister P Chidambaram in the 2G scam.Not a normal practice that the CBI Director meets members of political parties but on Friday he gave time to the five-member delegation led by party MP Prakash Javdekar.

Javdekar, accompanied with fellow MPs Maya Singh, Shivakumar Udasi and BJP office bearers Bhupendra Yadav and Jagat Prasad Nadda, presented to him records received through RTI replies and other evidences which allegedly indicate that Chidambaram had sanctioned the policy for sale of spectrum.The delegation also demanded that the CBI should quantify the entire loss caused through the telecom spectrum allocation scam which CAG has put to be at around Rs 1.76 lakh crore.

"A Raja, the then Telcommunications Minister, is in jail and has been formally chargesheeted for conspiracy behind the loot and corruption of thousands of crore …

Talks between India & Pakistan to continue:Rabbani Khar

Talks with India to proceed as scheduled:Rabbani Khar
Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar said Friday that relations with India would not be affected following the triple blasts in Mumbai and talks between Pakistan and Indian would continue as scheduled, Geo News reported.

She made this statement while briefing the senate’s standing committee on foreign affairs. The meeting of the standing committee was held at the Parliament house and was chaired by Senator Saleem Saifullah. The standing committee was briefed by Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir and other officials. The standing committee directed the Foreign Ministry officials to ensure that dialogue with India be result oriented.

On Thursday New Delhi said that talks between the foreign ministers of India and Pakistan would take place as planned at the end of July despite the triple blasts in Mumbai.
Geo News

States Should Gear up to benefit from-National Manufacturing policy

States Should Gear up to benefit from NMP: Anand Sharma
Meets FICCI Delegation on Industry Concerns
The Union Minister for Commerce & Industry, Shri Anand Sharma has said that it should be our collective national endeavour to restore investor confidence. He stressed that Interventions should be made before perception of slowdown aggravates further. “Industry has raised concerns which we take on board. Time has come for Industry and Government to work together to change perception and also bring a turn around as far as industrial production is concerned”, he said. The Minister added that there is a need to “take steps and measures to see that India continues to remain an attractive destination for investment.” He made these observations at a meeting with a delegation of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) here today. The interaction was part of the Minister’s engagement with the Industry on various related issues including FDI inflows, FDI Policy, decline…

Three powerful explosions hit Mumbai

Three powerful explosions hit Mumbai
2011-07-13 17:45:31 - Nksagar-Sagar Media Inc: New Delhi: 13 July 2011:
Home Minister said,"Three bomb blasts have taken place in Mumbai and 54 persons are injured and eighteen death toll could also rise.Blast occurred at about 6.45 PM and it is coordinated attack on Mumbai and fire brigade and police is at scene,NSG is at stand by in Mumbai,I have spoken to CM of Maharashtra and is taking stock of the situation. SIT team is rushed to Mumbai from the capital.I call to people of Mumbai and country to maintain calm."

Police authorities have confirmed the serial blast in Mumbai is terrorist attack and the details of terror outfit is still not clear. Three explosions hit Mumbai Three explosions have hit Mumbai on Wednesday evening at 6.50 PM. The first blast occurred in the ‘Opera House’ area of Mumbai. Second blast occurred at a bus stop near Dadar West railway station. The third blast occurred in the busy business area of Zaveri Bazaar. Nin…

PM inducts 8 new faces

PM Manmohan Singh inducted V Kishore Chandra Deo and seven other new faces, and elevated three others including Jairam Ramesh from whom Environment and Forests has been taken away.

Dr Singh revamping his ministry,did not touch the 'big four' Finance, Home, Defence and External Affairs but shifted M Veerappa Moily from Law to Corporate Affairs and brought Salman Khursheed in his place.Trinamool Congress leader Dinesh Trivedi has been elevated to the Cabinet rank and given the Railways portfolio left vacant by Mamata Banerjee after she became West Bengal Chief Minister.

Beni Prasad Verma becomes a Cabinet Minister for Steel, a portfolio he earlier held as Minister of State with Independent charge.The other new faces in the Council of Ministers are Jayanthi Natarajan who gets Environment and Forests, Dibrugarh MP Paban Singh Ghatowar (DONER), Trinamool Congress leader Sudip Bandopadhyaya (Health and Family Welfare), Alwar MP Jitendra Singh (Home), Milind Deora (Communication and…

Solicitor General's resignation

Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium tendering his resignation over the appointment of a private counsel to appear for the govt in a 2G-related case in the Supreme Court.
Moily, who was in Bangalore during the weekend, reached Delhi on Sunday night.

Though there was no official word yet on the meeting, it is learnt that he discussed the issue with the Prime Minister.The Prime Minister is understood to have asked Subramanium not to press his resignation.

Kalka bound Express train derails in Fatehpur

Express Train met with accident of derailment & overlapping of thirteen bogies-including its engine of Delhi Howrah Kalka Express train as the emergency breaks were applied when train was traveling at the speed of more than 108 KMPH at Malwan railway station around,12-20-Noon near Fatehpur district of Uttar Pradesh,in northern India. Kalka Express train was coming from Howrah and had its final destination in New Delhi met with an accident Malwan,Fatehpur.Further reports of rescue is awaited.Gas cutters reached at site has rescued initially more than 100 passengers injured sent to hospital by private vehicles and ambulances.Five bogies are completely damaged and needs more gas cutters.At least five passengers were killed and more than 100 injured taken out sent to the hospital when Kalka-bound Howrah Kalka Express derailed near Malwan Railway Station in Fatehpur District of Uttar Pradesh. Quoting sources media reports, the engine, the pantry van and 10 boggies derailed at 12.15 p.m…