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States have their way, NCTC out of IB ambit
Proposed anti-terror body will have no unilateral powers to carry out arrests
New Delhi, July 12
Buckling under statesí pressure, the Union Government has decided to remove the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) from the ambit of the Intelligence Bureau and take away its powers to unilaterally carry out arrests without taking the local police into confidence.



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New Delhi, July 12
Despite growing demand from the party cadres that Nehru-Gandhi scion Rahul Gandhi should assume greater responsibility in the organisation, top Congress sources said he will not be taking on the mantle of party presidentship and that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will remain in office till 2014.

Wrestler-actor Dara Singh dead
Mumbai, July 12
Bollywood's original action hero Dara Singh died this morning after five days of illness. He was 83. On Wednesday night, his family - respecting the former wrestler-turned-actor's wish - took him home to die, his son Vindu told mediapersons today. "It was his and his family's wish that he should spend his last moments at home," Dara Singh's doctor RK Agarwal added.
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Dera head, wife set on fire at Ludhiana village
Ludhiana, July 12
Sushil Kumar and his wife ShammaPanic gripped Malapur village, near South City area, after a dera head and his wife were set on fire today allegedly by their neighbours over a dispute involving distribution of offerings. The incident took place this evening when some persons vandalised the dera and set Sushil Kumar (45) and his wife Shamma (40) on fire. Sushil Kumar and his wife Shamma

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Panel allows mortgage of 2G spectrum
New Delhi, July 12
The reconstituted Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on telecom, which met here for the first time, have in principle decided to allow the mortgage of spectrum by telecom operators so that they can raise finances.

Twin quakes jolt North
Srinagar/Chandigarh, July 12
Two earthquakes, one with a 6.3 magnitude, with its epicentre in the Hindukush region in Afghanistan, today shook some northern parts of the country, including the Kashmir Valley, causing panic among the residents.

Pak soldier crosses LoC, held
Jammu/Poonch, July 12
The Army on Thursday apprehended a Pakistani soldier after he crossed the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. Identified as Aarif Ali (19), the soldier was nabbed from forward Kerni post in the Poonch sector close to the LoC around 6.30 am.

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