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'Aakash' tablet delivery delayed 

New Delhi: The people who had booked the Aakash tablet online will have to wait till next year. According to reports, the people who had booked the tablet earlier in mid December would start receiving the device in January 2012. Earlier the company had said that the Aakash tablet will be delivered within seven days of online booking.

The low-cost Android tablet comes with a price of Rs. 2,499 along with Rs. 199 shipping charges for online booking although there are reports that the customers might also be given the option for cash on delivery. The seven-inch touch screen tablet flaunts of features such as 256 megabytes of RAM, ARM 11 processor with the Android 2.2 operating system, two USB ports and HD-quality video.





Anna on way to MMRDA ground 

Mumbai: Anna Hazare will begin a three-day fast in Mumbai on Tuesday morning to press for his demand for a "strong lokpal bill" and around the same time Lok Sabha will start its debate. Hazare reiterated his threat of a dharna outside Congress president Sonia Gandhi's residence in Delhi on December 30 to force the government and Parliament to come up with a bill that his team would find acceptable.




LS set to debate Lokpal Bill 

New Delhi: With the Lok Sabha set to debate the Lokpal bill on Tuesday, the fate of the landmark legislation looks critically poised with the government asserting it is sincere about its passage and has the necessary numbers to steer it past the objections of a large number of parties.

"We are sincere about the passage of the bill," said parliamentary affairs minister Pawan Bansal. He added that the government has the numbers to ensure the legislation goes through the Lok Sabha. "We have a majority," said Bansal, although he said the government would like the bill to be passed unanimously.






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