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Govt blinks, not to amend RTI Act
Amendments may be withdrawn at Cabinet meeting today
New Delhi, October 31
The UPA government has backtracked on its move to amend the Right to Information Act (RTI) following strong protests from civil society activists. The amendments to the UPA government’s landmark legislation were cleared by the Cabinet way back in 2006 but could not be implemented because of stiff opposition from NGOs and activists who said the changes would dilute the Bill. These amendments are expected to be formally withdrawn at tomorrow’s meeting of the Union Cabinet.

Kejriwal now takes on Mukesh Ambani
New Delhi, October 31
After targeting Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra, Congress leader Salman Khurshid and BJP president Nitin Gadkari, activist-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal today trained his guns at India’s richest man — Mukesh Ambani, chairman and CEO of Reliance Industries.

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2 dead as cyclone Nilam crosses TN coast
Chennai, October 31
Cyclone Nilam today swept across north Tamil Nadu coast near Mahabalipuram, about 55 km from here, leaving two persons dead, including a crew member of an oil tanker that ran aground off the city.

Cyclone Nilam batters Tamil Nadu

A bird eye view of Marina beach during Cyclone Nilam in Chennai on Wednesday.

A bird eye view of Marina beach during Cyclone Nilam in Chennai on Wednesday. — PTI

Shiv Sena, MNS to oppose Pakistan’s 
cricket tour
Mumbai, October 31
The Shiv Sena and the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena are planning to hold protests against the proposed tour of the Pakistan cricket team to India in December.

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Call on spectrum refarming before auction: Sibal
New Delhi, October 31
While no decision could be taken at a meeting of the Telecom Commission on the contentious issue of refarming of the spectrum of the incumbent telecom operators today, Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal said the government would arrive at a decision on the reallocation of spectrum before the auction of airwaves begins. Talking to mediapersons, Sibal said: “Absolutely, before the auction starts,” when asked if the decision on spectrum refarming would be taken before the auction, which is to begin from Nov 12.
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Super 30 founder is now 'People's Hero'
Mumbai, October 31
Anand Kumar, founder of Super 30 institute, which provides free residential coaching to students from underprivileged families for IIT-JEE exams, has found a place in the People magazine as the "People's Hero." People magazine of the Time magazine group in its latest Indian edition issue carries a detailed feature on Anand, listing him as a ‘People's Hero,’ a release said.
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Haldia port operator quits Bengal on safety concerns
Kolkata, October 31
Cargo handling company Haldia Bulk Terminals, jointly promoted by the ABG Group of India and French logistics company LDA, today announced its immediate exit from West Bengal's Haldia port citing unsafe work conditions.


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