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Thursday, December 22, 2011, Chandigarh, India
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Lokpal Bill introduced in Lok Sabha, parties object...more


Sonia talks tough on Lokpal, ready to take on Team Anna
Dispels perception of differences between govt, Congress
New Delhi, December 21
Sonia GandhiA day after the Union Cabinet cleared the Lokpal Bill, a combative Congress today publicly dispelled the perception that the party and the UPA government were not on the same page and instead charged the Opposition of trying to create an impression that there were differences between the two.
Nation page: Govt cheating people on Lokpal Bill: Anna
Editorial: Decks cleared for Lokpal

New Bill to be tabled today; SP & RJD oppose it, BJP mum
New Delhi, December 21
The government is expected to introduce the revised Lokpal Bill in the Lok Sabha tomorrow. The Bill is likely to be debated in both Houses of Parliament on December 27, 28 and 29 after the Houses reconvene following the Christmas break. The MPs are expected to receive copies of the Lokpal Bill late tonight.





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The landmark law on protection of children from sexual assault and pornography crossed the first big hurdle today as the Parliamentary committee reviewing its provisions cleared the Bill with one major rider.

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The Delhi High Court today stayed the deportation of 151 Pakistani Hindus who have sought Indian citizenship, or at least asylum, on the ground that being minorities they were facing threat to their lives back home.

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To prove Sukhois safe, IAF Chief flies one
New Delhi, December 21
Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne (L) at the Pune airbase on WednesdayIn an attempt to restore the nationís confidence in front-line fighter aircraft Sukhoi-30-MKI, IAF chief Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne made an hour-long sortie in the fighter this morning.
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NASA discovers first Earth-sized planets beyond Solar System
Cape Canaveral, December 21
Astronomers have found a pair of Earth-sized planets orbiting a star similar to the sun, though neither is believed to be suitable for life, scientists on NASAís Kepler telescope team said.
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