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Expulsion of MPs: case sent to Constitution Bench
New Delhi, January 16
Ahead of the all-party meeting called by Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee to discuss the issue of court’s “intervention” in the expulsion of MPs “involved” in the cash-for-query scam in the wake of the notice issued to him by the Delhi High Court, the Supreme Court today referred the matter to a Constitution bench to examine the question whether the Parliament has been empowered to expel its members.

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Virender Sehwag sends a delivery to the boundary on the fourth day of the first cricket Test match between Pakistan and India at the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore on Monday.
Virender Sehwag sends a delivery to the boundary on the fourth day of the first cricket Test match between Pakistan and India at the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore on Monday. Sehwag hit 247 not out and Rahul Dravid remained unbeaten on 128 at the end of the day’s play. – AFP photo
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Freeze Quattrocchi’s accounts in London: SC
New Delhi, January 16
Taking cognizance of a petition highlighting government’s communication to the Crown Prosecution Service in London that it had no objection to the “defreezing” two bank accounts of Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi, an accused in the Rs 64 crore Bofors pay-off case, the Supreme Court today directed the Centre and the CBI to freeze them immediately to ensure that no money was withdrawn by him.

Praful Patel threatens to resign
New Delhi, January 16
Mr Praful Patel, Union Minister for Civil Aviation, is believed to have threatened to resign from the Union Cabinet if the privatisation of Mumbai and Delhi airport is not announced within a week.

INLD stages walkouts
Bill on free-travel allowance of MLAs cleared
Chandigarh, January 16
The Opposition INLD today walked out of the Assembly more than once to underscore its demand for the resignation of Mr Randeep Singh Surjewala from the Haryana Cabinet.

Clash over train berths; 8 doctors, 9 jawans hurt
Lucknow, January 16
Several doctors were injured in a clash with a group of Provincial Armed Constabulary jawans in Allahabad-bound Meerut Nauchandi Express train near Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh, leading to a strike by the doctors in many medical colleges across the state, police sources said here today.

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Delhi blasts: LeT man killed
Srinagar, January 16
A militant of the Lashkar-e-Toiba outfit, believed to be behind the Delhi blasts in October last year, was killed in an encounter with security forces in Pattan area of Baramula district in north Kashmir today.

IISc attack: LeT man arrested
Bangalore, January 16
A Muslim preacher from Bagalkot in Karnataka who is suspected to be a member of the Lashkar-e-Toiba today became the second person to be arrested in the Indian Institute of Science attack case.

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Foreign Secretaries meeting today
New Delhi, January 16
Pakistan is expected to formally put on the table President Pervez Musharraf’s Kashmir-centric proposals during the Foreign Secretary-level talks between India and Pakistan beginning here tomorrow.

Kashmir valley remains cut off
Srinagar, January 16
The Kashmir valley remained cut off from the rest of the country for the second day today, as landslides triggered by heavy snowfall and rains blocked the 300-km Srinagar-Jammu National Highway, official sources said.

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