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7.3 magnitude quake hits Japan, tsunami warning issued
MPs concerned over non-procurement of paddy in UP, Bihar
Oppn, govt clash during FDI debate in RS

Govt set to clear RS hurdle after Maya’s rescue act
FDI vote today: BSP to support UPA; SP likely to abstain
New Delhi, December 6
The Congress-led UPA government can heave a sigh of relief as Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati has declared her intention of supporting it during the crucial vote on FDI in the Rajya Sabha tomorrow.

SC tells trial court to expedite hearing in Ayodhya case
New Delhi, December 6
The Supreme Court today directed the Rae Bareily court holding trial in the Babri Masjid demolition case to expedite the hearings against senior BJP leader LK Advani and 19 other accused. A bench comprising Justices HL Dattu and CK Prasad passed the order while allowing CBI’s plea for removing the name of Bal Thackeray from the list of accused persons as he died recently.

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LS paralysed over Babri
New Delhi, December 6
Twenty years after the Babri Masjid was demolished in Ayodhya, the issue reverberated in Lok Sabha on Thursday and paralysed its functioning for the day. It all started at 11 am during Question Hour when BSP member Shafiqur Rahman Barq waved a black flag to protest the demolition of the mosque. Left parties joined in and demanded action on the report of Liberhan Commission that had probed the mosque’s demolition as well as against those responsible for the incident. (Details on Nation page)

Eve-teasing case
Akali leader, 3 others held; SHO dismissed
Weapon used by Rana in the crime seized
Amritsar, December 6
Ranjit Singh RanaThe police on Thursday arrested Akali leader Ranjit Singh Rana and three accomplices for allegedly killing an assistant sub-inspector who had objected to them harassing his daughter. While one more accused is on-the-run, the murder weapon has been seized.
                                         arrested: Ranjit Singh Rana



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NC-Cong alliance bags all 4 LC seats in J-K
Jammu/Srinagar, December 6
The ruling National Conference-Congress coalition bagged all four Legislative Council seats in elections held under panchayat quota in Jammu and Kashmir after a gap of 38 years. The elections, which were held on December 3, saw nearly 35,000 panches and sarpanches braving threats and warnings from terror outfits and separatist groups and coming out to vote. The counting was held in the two state capitals today.

India, China spar over South China Sea
New Delhi, December 6
India and China remained engaged in a wordy duel over the South China Sea today. A day after China warned India against any unilateral attempt to pursue oil exploration in the disputed sea, New Delhi asserted that it supported freedom of navigation and access to resources in the South China Sea in accordance with international laws.
MEA spokesman Syed Akbaruddin said it was well aware of the fact that sovereignty of the South China Sea was disputed by several countries in the region.

Sonia, Manmohan in top 20; Obama most powerful: Forbes
New York, December 6
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi have been named among the top 20 most powerful persons in the world by Forbes magazine in its annual power rankings which placed US President Barack Obama as number one for a second year in a row.




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