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Send marines back: India to Italian Govt
PM says Rome’s action unacceptable; Italy’s envoy summoned
New Delhi, March 12
Salvatore Girone (L) & Massimilano Latorre A huge diplomatic row erupted between India and Italy today with New Delhi strongly asking Rome to send the two Italian marines back to India and face tria.

Salvatore Girone (L) & Massimilano Latorre (file photo)

Bedlam in J&K House after minister calls Afzal ‘sahib’
Mikes, benches uprooted; MLA marshalled out
Jammu, March 12
The Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly witnessed bedlam today after Law and Parliamentary Affair Minister Mir Saifullah used the word “sahib” with the name of Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru who was hanged and buried in Tihar Jail on February 9. The House, which had to be adjourned thrice during the first sitting, witnessed unruly scenes and a high-pitched verbal duel as legislators of the PDP, the BJP, the Panthers Party and the JSM clashed over the issue of Afzal Guru.

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Police alleges Vijender met key accused Kahlon several times
But finds no evidence to link boxer with drug peddling
Suspects he could have been a user
Chandigarh, March 12
Punjab Police investigations into the multi-crore heroin seizure has so far not found any evidence that international boxer Vijender Singh assisted in peddling of heroin or transporting it in any form. 

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PM refers anti-rape Bill to Group of Ministers
New Delhi, March 12
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today referred the contentious anti-rape Bill to the Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) after the Cabinet failed to reach an agreement on its key provisions and clauses.

India, Mauritius agree to thrash out tax agreement differences
Port Louis, March 12
Agreeing to narrow down differences over the Double Taxation Avoidance Convention (DTAC) permitting investments with tax breaks, India and Mauritius today agreed to find a solution to the issue.
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BJP stalls Parliament over Vadra’s land ‘deals’
New Delhi, March 12
Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra is in the eye of yet another storm and again for his alleged land deals. Months after AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal alleged “malafide links” between Vadra and real estate giant DLF in Haryana, the Opposition BJP today raked up the issue of his alleged land deals in Bikaner (Rajasthan), disrupting proceedings in both Houses of Parliament.

Dyneshwer Yatra to resume in Valley after 24 yrs
Srinagar, March 12
Alongside the Amarnath pilgrimage, devotees this year would be able to have darshans of another ancient cave of Lord Shiva as a Hindu organisation is planning to restart Dyneshwer Yatra in a big way after a gap of 24 years. The yatra to the holy cave in the mountains of north Kashmir’s Bandipore district was stopped after the eruption of militancy in the state. Now, the Sharda Mata Trust (SMT) and the All-Parties Migrants Coordination Committee (APMCC) plan to restart the pilgrimage from August this year.


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