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 Mamata rules out compromise...more
SP's flip-flop on meeting on future strategy...more
Cong-ruled states to increase LPG subsidy cap from 6 to 9 cylinders...more
Long-range strategic missile Agni-IV test-fired...more
Khar to meet Hillary Clinton on Friday...more

Mamata withdraws from UPA, Manmohan govt in minority
TMC chief keeps door open for compromise, asks party MPs to quit on Friday 

New Delhi, September 18
The UPA government was reduced to a minority today after its key ally Trinamool Congress (TMC) pulled out of the ruling combine in protest against its refusal to concede its demand to roll back the fuel price hike, the cap on subsidised LPG and retail FDI. 

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LPG dealers threaten to stop home delivery from tomorrow
Chandigarh, September 18
Cooking gas consumers are in for trying times ahead, with the LPG dealers threatening to stop home delivery of cooking gas cylinders from Thursday. Refusing to take responsibility for ensuring that only six subsidised cylinders are delivered to each consumer, and in case of default, take the financial burden of delivering more than prescribed limit of subsidised LPG, the dealers are demanding a one-price mechanism for LPG distribution.

2G: BJP accuses JPC chief of bias, threatens to quit
New Delhi, September 18
Even as RBI Governor and former Finance Secretary D Subbarao was grilled by some Opposition members part of the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on Telecom investigating the 2G Spectrum scam, the BJP today staged a walkout from the meeting protesting against the alleged “dictatorial” attitude of committee chairman PC Chacko.  Four BJP members led by former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha walked out of the proceedings alleging that they were not permitted to take up the issue of finalising witnesses to be called to depose before the committee.

Bank guarantee of Jindal’s coal block to be encashed
Three more coal blocks de-allocated 

New Delhi, September 18
The Inter-Ministerial Group (IMG) on coal today recommended deduction of bank guarantee of two blocks, including Jitpur, given to Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL) in which Congress MP Naveen Jindal is Chairman-cum- Managing Director (CMD). The amount of the bank guarantee to be encashed was not immediately known. Sources in the Coal Ministry said the IMG has also recommended de-allocation of Macherkunda block given to Bihar Sponge.


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Dhauladhars get first snow
The first snowfall of the season on the Dhauladhar mountain ranges near Dharamsala on Tuesday.
The first snowfall of the season on the Dhauladhar mountain ranges near Dharamsala on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph 
Rohtang Pass closed 
Lahaul and Spiti received snowfall during the month of September after 21 years. Rohtang Pass has been closed due to snow. The minimum temperature dipped to 10°C in Manali. Several other parts of the state received heavy rains.
Kangra Valley reels under rain
The mighty Dhauladhar ranges received the first snowfall of the season on Tuesday. The Kangra Valley was lashed by heavy rains, throwing life out of gear. Most rivers in the area are in a spate

Kasab moves mercy petition before Prez
Mumbai, September 18
Mohammad Ajmal Kasab, sentenced to death for his role in the terrorist attack in Mumbai on November 26, 2008, has sent a mercy petition seeking clemency to President Pranab Mukherjee, Maharashtra Home Department officials confirmed today.

Haryana auxiliary nursing midwives fudge infant, maternal mortality data
Ambala/Kaithal, Sept 18
ASHA (Accrued Services Health Agent) worker from Ambala’s Nandiali village, Nirmala Devi, has only a couple of cases in the name of record of the village’s pregnant women. With no auxiliary nursing midwife (ANM) having visited the village for around two months, maintaining the register has become a headache for her.




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