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Saturday, December 9, 2006, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

CPM sings different tune on OBC quota
New Delhi, December 8
The CPM today made it clear that it did not support the Cabinetís decision to include Ďcreamy layerí in OBC quota for educational institutions and that the party would raise the matter when the The Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Bill, 2006, would be tabled in Parliament.

Editorial: Creamy Bill

Nuke deal Bill finalised
Congress vote expected any time now
Congressional negotiators on Thursday finalised a US-India civilian nuclear cooperation Bill after watering down provisions and eliminating language that both New Delhi and President George W. Bush's administration had said were outside the parameters of the July 18, 2005, agreement.


China should back N-deal: Burns

US Under Secretary of State Nicholas Burns (left) talks with External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee during a meeting in New Delhi on Friday.
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US Under Secretary of State Nicholas Burns (left) talks with External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee during a meeting in New Delhi on Friday. ó AFP photo
World page: Japan may back nuclear deal

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PM not going to Philippines
New Delhi, December 8
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today called off a three-day visit to the Philippines from Monday after the postponement of a summit of Asian leaders on Cebu island due to concerns over an incoming tropical storm.

Women MPs unite on quota Bill
New Delhi, December 8
Annoyed over the dilly-dallying approach of the government on the Womenís Reservation Bill, women MPs, cutting across party lines, attacked the government for the inordinate delay in tabling the Bill and forced the adjournment in the Rajya Sabha today.

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Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee chief S.S. Dullo happy together at the party rally in Lambi. SADís Sukhbir Singh Badal (left) presents a cheque for Rs 2.51 crore to former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal during a rally at Ajitwal.
Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee chief S.S. Dullo happy together at the party rally in Lambi. ó Photo by Pravesh Chauhan SADís Sukhbir Singh Badal (left) presents a cheque for Rs 2.51 crore to former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal during a rally at Ajitwal. ó PTI photo

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Lucknow V-C shuts down varsity
Lucknow, December 8
Refusing to succumb to the pressure of agitating students, protesting against the Lyngdoh committee report, Lucknow University Vice-Chancellor R.P. Singh today closed the university and its seven associated colleges sine die and cancelled the student union poll, scheduled for December 16.

SEZ: Unfazed Punjab wants some more
Chandigarh, December 8
Notwithstanding the ongoing controversy surrounding the granting of special economic zone (SEZ) status to industries across the country, the Punjab Government has forwarded three more proposals to the Government of India for the grant of the SEZ status to certain sector specific industries in the state.

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