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RS okays Bill to give Executive role in judges� appointment
New Delhi, September 5
Amid a walkout by the BJP, the Rajya Sabha today passed a Constitutional Amendment Bill which provides a role to the Executive in the appointment of judges to the Supreme Court and the high courts. Under the proposed law, a panel, known as the Judicial Appointments Commission, will be set up, comprising the Chief Justice of India, two Supreme Court judges, the Union Law Minister and two eminent persons.

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Rajan effect: Rupee jumps, Sensex zooms
New Delhi, September 5
RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan at its Mumbai Headquarters. Two days into the job and new Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan is inspiring fresh confidence and excitement into the markets and industry. The markets rallied 412 points to a three-week high on Thursday after Rajan announced a slew of steps to boost the rupee and revive economic growth.

RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan at its Mumbai Headquarters. � PTI

Iran to finally release Indian ship
New Delhi, September 5
Iran has finally agreed to release an Indian oil tanker that was detained by its naval authorities at the Bandar Abbas Port three weeks ago. A Shipping Ministry official today said the Iranian authorities had agreed to release �MT Desh Shanti�, owned by the Shipping Corporation of India. He said the decision had been communicated to his ministry by Indian Ambassador in Iran Dinkar Srivastava.

Minister reviews steps to trace missing coal files
New Delhi, September 5
The UPA government today undertook firefighting measures to locate a large number of missing files pertaining to coal block allocations. Union Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal held a review meeting in which representatives from related ministries such as Steel and Power were also present.
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PUNJAB:Govt out of funds for Shagun scheme

HARYANA:Congress placates Birender, makes him HRD panel chief

J&KFive mentally challenged minor girls sexually abused in Jammu

HIMACHAL: Govt to set up body to conduct Classes V, VIII examinations

CHANDIGARH: Soon, identify donors through DLs

LUDHIANA: Class VII girl attacked

DELHI:One killed in firing near Saket Court
BUSINESS: GDP growth rate disappointing: FM
OPINION: Limping along 

NATION: Minister reviews steps to trace missing coal files

SPORTS: IOC keeps Olympic door shut on India
WORLD: Show resolve to restore growth: PM tells G-20








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Want to serve as Gujarat CM till 2017: Modi
Gujarat CM Narendra Modi at a function in Gandhinagar on ThursdayAhmedabad, September 5
Apparently to derail his critics within the BJP and outside who are trying to block his passage to the country�s top post, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today said he was �harbouring no such dream to become the prime minister.�
Gujarat CM Narendra Modi at a function in Gandhinagar on Thursday. � PTI (Details on Nation Page)

Geetika case
Kanda gets interim bail to attend House session
New Delhi, September 5
Former Haryana Minister Gopal Goyal Kanda, who has been in jail for more than a year in the suicide case of air hostess Geetika Sharma, today got interim bail for a month from a Delhi court for attending the ongoing Assembly session and taking care of his constituency, Sirsa. Additional sessions judge MC Gupta granted bail to Kanda on a number of conditions, including a personal bond and two sureties, each for Rs 5 lakh & totalling Rs 15 lakh, and that he would not leave the country or flee from the trial.

Himalayan TSUNAMI
64 bodies found in Kedar valley 
Dehradun, September 5
With the weather clear at most places across Uttarakhand over the past few days, 64 more bodies were found lying over the ridges in Kedar valley and cremated with necessary rituals, a senior police officer said today.




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