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FDI paralyses Parliament on Day 2
SP, BSP maintain ambivalent position 
on FDI debate
A Trinamool MP protests against FDI in retail in New Delhi. New Delhi, November 23
Both Houses of Parliament were adjourned without transacting any business for the second day on Friday following continuous Opposition tirade against foreign direct investment in multi- brand retail.
Editorial: What a waste!
A Trinamool MP protests against FDI in retail in New Delhi. — PTI

Select panel report on Lokpal tabled in RS
New Delhi, November 23
The Select Committee of the Rajya Sabha on the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Bill has recommended that the states must have Lokayuktas within one year from the date of the notification of the  Central legislation but that they should have the freedom to determine the nature and type of the institution of the anti-corruption ombudsman depending upon their requirements.

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6,000 farmers to exit Milkfed over poor pricing
Chandigarh, November 23
Punjab is staring at a milk crisis. A whopping 6,000 progressive dairy farmers who supply 8 lakh litres milk every day to the Punjab State Cooperative Milk Producers’ Federation (Milkfed) are set to exit the state cooperative, citing poor procurement price for their produce. The cooperative on its part says it is saddled with 1,000 tonnes of unsold stock worth Rs 105 crore and cannot procure milk at higher rates.
Sukhdev at his dairy farm in Mohali district. Sukhdev at his dairy farm in Mohali district. Tribune photo

Three J-K policemen hurt in clashes with Shia mourners
Srinagar, November 23
The police on Friday laid barbed wires at key junctions and restricted civilian movement towards major commercial centres as the city was put under siege to scuttle any attempt by Shia mourners to take out processions.



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Protesters clash with policemen in Srinagar. Protesters clash with policemen in Srinagar. Tribune photo

Delhi Police arrests Ponty aide Namdhari
New Delhi/Dehradun, Nov 23
Sukhdev Singh Namdhari, former chairman of the Uttarakhand Minorities Commission and a prime witness in the murder case of Ponty Chadha and his brother Hardeep Chadha in New Delhi last week, was detained by the Delhi Police from his residence at Bajpur in Udham Singh Nagar district today.

Jats, 4 other castes set to get OBC status in Haryana
Chandigarh, November 23
In a development that may draw curtains on the Jat community’s agitation demanding quota in government jobs, decks have been cleared for according Other Backward Classes (OBC) status to five castes — Jats, Jat Sikhs, Rors, Tyagis and Bishnois — in Haryana. A survey report mandated by the Haryana State Backward Classes Commission (HSBCC) has recommended reservation in jobs and education for the five castes on the basis of their socio-economic and educational backwardness.




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