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Tuesday, December 13, 2011, Chandigarh, India
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On the back foot, PM calls meeting with UPA allies
Deliberations to be followed by all-party meet on Wednesday
New Delhi, December 12
As a united Opposition joined hands with Team Anna on the Lokpal issue, a jittery UPA government rushed to line up a series of consultations over the next few days for the smooth passage of the Lokpal Bill during the ongoing session of Parliament.

CEC disapproves of Anna movement

Pak-based outfit claims responsibility
Srinagar, December 12
J&K Rural Development Minister Ali Mohammad Sagar prays near the coffin of police constable Gulzar AhmadAt a time when Chief Minister Omar Abdullah advocates revoking of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), the abortive attack on the life of Rural Development Minister Ali Mohammad Sagar, in which his security guard was killed, in Srinagar downtown last evening has raised many questions.

J&K Rural Development Minister Ali Mohammad Sagar prays near the coffin of police constable Gulzar Ahmad on Monday. — PTI

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China to open military base in Indian Ocean
Beijing, December 12
In a move that may cause unease in India, China today announced that it will set up its first military base abroad in the Indian Ocean island of Seychelles to “seek supplies and recuperate” facilities for its navy.
The naval fleet may seek supplies or recuperate at appropriate harbours in Seychelles or other countries as needed during escort missions, the Chinese Defence Ministry announced here today.

Industrial output slumps 5.1%, pressure mounts on RBI
Fall 10 times greater than economists had forecast

New Delhi, December 12
The country’s industrial output fell in October for the first time in more than two years as capital goods investment slumped, ramping up pressure on the RBI to ease monetary or liquidity conditions, possibly as soon as Friday.

‘Provide night shelters to those without roof’ 
SC directs northern states to act immediately
New Delhi, December 12
Making it clear that not a single person should be allowed to die for lack of protection against the winter this season, the Supreme Court today directed Punjab, Haryana and other northern states to immediately provide night shelters with adequate amenities to all those living without a roof over them. A Bench comprising Justices Dalveer Bhandari and Dipak Misra passed a series of separate orders in respect of each state, asking the Chief Secretaries to file affidavits by January 3 confirming compliance with its rulings.












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Food Bill to be placed before Cabinet today
New Delhi, December 12
The Food Ministry is expected to place before the Cabinet on Tuesday UPA’s ambitious National Food Security Bill (NFSB), seeking to provide legal guarantee for subsidised foodgrains to the poor.
(Details on Nation page)

Ajit Singh’s RLD joins UPA
New Delhi, December 12
A beleaguered ruling Congress received two consolation prizes today with Ajit Singh, leading the 5-member Ajit Singh Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD), giving his letter of support to  UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Samajwadi Party (SP) Rajya Sabha MP Rasheed Masood, a Muslim leader of consequence in western UP, joining the ruling party.

Ajit Singh

100 yrs of history, glory of capital Delhi
New Delhi, December 12
The political and cultural capital of several empires, Delhi today celebrated 100 years of its re-emergence as the capital of modern India.
Even though Delhi is wrapped in centuries of history, it was the British Empire that gave the city -- also called Lutyens’ Delhi -- its modern-day capital and seat of power, New Delhi.  It was proclaimed as the capital of British Raj on December 12, 1911, shifting from Kolkata, by then Emperor of India George V, thereby returning to the historic city its lost glory.

Red Fort





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