Tuesday, November 20, 2012, Chandigarh, India
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Govt unfazed by no-trust move
Says it has the numbers to prove majority in LS CPM rules out support to Mamata
New Delhi, November 19
Unfazed by Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee’s decision to move a no-confidence against the ruling UPA combine in the winter session of Parliament that commences on Thursday, the government today said it had the numbers to survive the vote.

Delink Lokayukta from Lokpal, says Rajya Sabha panel
New Delhi, November 19
Ahead of the winter session of Parliament scheduled to start on Thursday, a Rajya Sabha select committee today suggested that setting up Lokayukta in states could be delinked from creating the Lokpal at the Centre. It also recommended steps to make the Central Bureau of Investigation more independent.

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Death toll nears 100 in Israel’s Gaza offensive 
UN chief calls for immediate ceasefire

Gaza City, November 19
Smoke and explosion are seen after Israeli air strikes in Gaza City on Monday. — Reuters Israel bombarded as many as 80 locations in the narrow Gaza enclave overnight, flattening Gaza's police headquarters and taking the Palestinian death toll to nearly 100 in six days of onslaught.

Smoke and explosion are seen after Israeli air strikes in Gaza City on Monday. — Reuters 

Jindal’s copter makes emergency landing
Chandigarh, November 19
A major tragedy was averted when an airborne private helicopter carrying Kurukshetra Member of Parliament Naveen Jindal developed a technical snag and had to make an emergency landing at Chandigarh airport at 5.32 pm today. The emergency landing led to the cancellation of three outbound flights - JetLite, SpiceJet and GoAir - thereby inconveniencing hundreds of passengers.

Ponty’s killing: Two held, third FIR lodged 
New Delhi, November 19
The Delhi Police today said Ponty Chadha’s attempt to seize the property in possession of his younger brother Hardeep Chadha led to the bloody gunbattle at their Chattarpur farmhouse on Saturday. The police has arrested two persons — Madan Rana and  Vijay, alias Malik — in connection with a firing incident on November 17 at another property of the Chadha family at southwest Bijwasan and registered a third FIR on charges of firing and trespass at Bijwasan, said Joint Commissioner of Police (South-Western Range) Vivek Gogia. 



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Gopal KandaDelhi HC declines bail to Kanda
New Delhi, November 19
The Delhi High Court today rejected the bail plea of former Haryana Minister Gopal Goyal Kanda, arrested on the charge of driving his former air hostess Geetika Sharma to commit suicide on August 5.

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Don’t withhold even 0.1% 2G Spectrum, SC tells Centre
New Delhi, November 19
The Supreme Court today took the government to task for not auctioning the entire 2G Spectrum that had become available following the cancellation of 122 telecom licences by the court on February 2 this year.
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Karnataka to bid for royal carriage in UK auction
Valued at Rs 1 crore, it once belonged to Wodeyar family of Mysore 

Authorities in Karnataka are expected to bid for an historic 19th century state carriage that once belonged to the royal family of Mysore and is now up for sale at a public auction in the UK.


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