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CBI arrests Raja
Telecom ex-secretary Behura and Rajaís personal Ex-Telecom Minister A Raja was arrested after Round 4 of interrogation by the CBI. secretary also held
New Delhi, February 2
Former Telecom Minister A Raja was today arrested by the CBI for his alleged involvement in the 2G scam, just a week before the investigating agency is scheduled to submit to the Supreme Court its status report on the scandal.

Ex-Telecom Minister A Raja was arrested after Round 4 of interrogation by the CBI.

Nation page: Oppn still wants JPC, trains guns on PM

Cong hopes it will dilute Oppnís JPC demand
New Delhi, February 2
Having been at the receiving end on the issue of corruption, the Congress-led UPA now hopes that the arrest of former telecom minister A Raja by the CBI today will blunt the Opposition attack against the government and dilute its demand for a JPC probe into the 2G scam when Lok Sabha leader Pranab Mukherjee meets Opposition leaders on February 8 to discuss the matter.


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Cairo, February 2
Buckling under pressure, embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak today agreed to quit office by September on completion of his term, an offer which was rejected by protesters who said he had till Friday to leave.

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Village common land leased to not-so-common people
SC orders restoration but states still wary
Chandigarh, February 2
Common village land worth hundreds of crores in Punjab and Haryana, presently under possession of the rich and the politically influential, may soon be restored back to the respective gram panchayats.

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The Tribune celebrates Founderís Day
Chandigarh, February 2
The Tribune Group of Newspapers today celebrated its 130th Founderís Day by paying a floral tribute to its founder and great visionary Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia.

Want Cup as farewell gift for Tendulkar: Dhoni
New Delhi, February 2
India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is planning a big farewell gift for Sachin Tendulkar - the biggest possible in international cricket. He wants to win the World Cup as a present to the senior statesman of the team, who would be playing his last such tournament.
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Water table falls alarmingly in Central Punjab
Water table in 9,058 sq km drops by over 20 metres
Chandigarh, February 1
The desertification of central Punjab is feared if its falling water table is any indication. The water table in 9,058 sq km of central Punjab has gone down by more than 20 metres in the past one decade and the trend is continuing with some districts registering a fall despite a good monsoon last year.
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Punjab tops in school infrastructure
Chandigarh has highest percentage of computer facilities, followed by Delhi
Haryana only state to slip seven ranks on the Education Development Index
New Delhi, February 2
In the latest Education Development Index (EDI) rankings released by the Government yesterday, Haryana is the only state to have slipped. This index reflects the gains made by states and UTs on the parameters of school accessibility, infrastructure provision, teacher facility and outcomes in terms of retention, dropout rate and percentage of children who secure 60 per cent or more marks at the primary and upper primary level school examinations, among others.


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