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Cabinet okays SC, ST promotion quota Bill
Govt to table it in RS today in bid to corner BJP
New Delhi, September 4
In an effort to please BSP chief Mayawati and to checkmate the BJP on Coalgate, the UPA government has decided to introduce a Bill in the Rajya Sabha tomorrow, providing for reservation in promotion to SC/ST employees.

CBI files cases against 5 firms in coal scam
Names Cong MP Vijay Darda
Conducts raids at 30 places across country
New Delhi, September 4
The CBI on Tuesday carried out raids at 30 locations across the country after filing cases against five companies for alleged criminal conspiracy to get coal blocks by fudging their net worth and misrepresenting facts. The agency named Congress MP Vijay Darda in one of the FIRs.

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CBI officials leave after conducting a raid in New Delhi. CBI officials leave after conducting a raid in New Delhi. — PTI

Anti-tax protest: Sanjha Morcha says ‘polite’ no to Capt’s invite
Chandigarh, September 4
The Sanjha Morcha, a coalition of four political outfitsSanjha Morcha leaders Surjit Singh Barnala (black turban) and Manpreet Singh Badal (white turban) at a meeting in Chandigarh on Tuesday. headed by Manpreet Singh Badal, has declined the invitation of the Punjab Congress chief Capt Amarinder Singh to take part in the party’s dharnas against the SAD-BJP regime at all district headquarters on September 7.
Sanjha Morcha leaders Surjit Singh Barnala (black turban) and Manpreet Singh Badal (white turban) at a meeting in Chandigarh on Tuesday. A Tribune photo









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Steep hike in oil, LPG prices on the anvil
New Delhi, September 4
A steep hike in fuel prices is expected after the monsoon session of Parliament ends on September 7. The government is considering a hike in prices of petrol, diesel, domestic cooking gas (LPG) and kerosene after Friday as the international crude oil prices are going up and the subsidy is hitting close to Rs 2 lakh crore which the government finds itself hard-pressed to fund.

India, China to resume military exercises
New Delhi, September 4
India and China on Tuesday announced a series of strategic defence cooperation initiatives, including renewal of joint Army exercises; ramping up of engagement between the two Navies and continuation of peace and tranquility along the border areas in the Himalayas.

Housewives entitled to wages, says minister
New Delhi, September 4
“Homemaker” is a good word, but there’s little value attached to a homemaker’s job that yields huge gains for the family - well-tended children, well-kept houses, sorted accounts and what not. According to an online survey, an average housewife’s job in the UK is worth £30,000 a year.

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Illustration: Sandeep Joshi


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