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Delhi’s shame
Delhi HC slams police for being evasive in rape probe report
Two more accused arrested Police to seek life term for accused
New Delhi, December 21
Five days after her brutal gang-rape, the 23-year-old paramedical student was today taken off ventilator support, but she showed early signs of infection setting in, as the Delhi High Court virtually rejected the status report filed by the police on its investigations, describing it as “evasive” and bereft of essential details.

Home Secy, police chief summoned
Nation page: Rape victim breathing on her own: Doctors
Women breach security of Rashtrapati Bhawan
Activists of the All-India Democratic Women’s Association and YWCA students protest against the gang rape of a girl, in front of Rashtrapati Bhawan, in New Delhi on Friday Activists of the All-India Democratic Women’s Association and YWCA students protest against the gang rape of a girl, in front of Rashtrapati Bhawan, in New Delhi on Friday. A Tribune photo

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Hectic lobbying on for Himachal CM’s post
Congress Legislature Party meeting today
Shimla, December 21
The aspirants for the Chief Minister’s post in Himachal Pradesh have stepped up lobbying ahead of arrival of the observers deputed by the Congress high command for holding a meeting of the newly constituted Congress Legislature Party tomorrow to elect the new leader.

2G case: CBI files chargesheet against Bharti Airtel, Vodafone
New Delhi, December 21
The CBI today filed a chargesheet in the court of Special Judge (2G Spectrum cases) against the then Secretary, Department of Telecom and Chairman, Telecom Commission and three telecom companies based in Delhi and Mumbai, in connection with alleged irregularities in the charging of spectrum fees and consequent loss of Rs 846.44 crore to public exchequer.

CWG scam
Charges to be framed against Kalmadi, Bhanot
New Delhi, December 21
A Delhi court today said it had decided to frame charges against sacked Commonwealth Games (CWG) organising committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi, secretary general Lalit Bhanot and nine others for their alleged involvement in a Rs 90 crore scam in the award of a contract to a Swiss company for the installation of a timing, scoring and results (TSR) system for the 2010 Commonwealth Games held in Delhi.





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SAD MLAs leave govt red-faced on untamed varsities
Chandigarh, December 21
The SAD-led state government witnessed biting criticism at the hands of its own MLAs in the Vidhan Sabha today over its lack of control on universities that were playing with students’ career. The Opposition Congress was not in attendance during the debate.

Digvijaya gets bail in defamation case
New Delhi, December 21
A Delhi court today granted bail to AICC general secretary Digvijaya Singh in a defamation case filed against him by BJP president Nitin Gadkari. In his petition, Gadkari has alleged that the Congress leader had levelled a “totally false and defamatory” allegation that he had received Rs 490 crore from a company which had benefited from the coal scam involving allocation of coal blocks to ineligible companies.

India, Russia may sign defence deals during Putin’s visit
New Delhi, December 21
With differences still persisting between the two countries over the future of their civil nuclear energy cooperation, an agreement on Russia constructing units III and IV of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant (KNPP) is unlikely to be signed during President Vladimir Putin’s coming visit to India. “I don’t think the agreement on units III and IV will be signed because we are still negotiating it but there will be more than a dozen documents which would be concluded covering the entire gamut of relations, including military cooperation.”




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