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Rahul trashes ordinance on convicted netas
Embarrasses govt, says PM-approved ordinance complete nonsense Congress backs him
New Delhi, September 27
Three days after the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh cleared the controversial ordinance on convicted lawmakers, Congress vice- president Rahul Gandhi led his party’s dramatic U-turn on the issue, trashing the ordinance as “complete nonsense which should be torn apart and thrown away”.

Editorial: Rahul rights a wrong
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi addresses mediapersons along with party leader Ajay Maken in New Delhi on Friday. Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi addresses mediapersons along with party leader Ajay Maken in New Delhi on Friday. — PTI

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Will consider issues raised by Cong V-P on return: PM
Washington, September 27
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Friday the issues raised by Congress vice- president Rahul Gandhi about a controversial ordinance sent to the president would be considered on his return to India.

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Rahul’s outburst may alter Cong landscape
New Delhi, September 27
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s brusque remark opposing the ordinance that offers protection to convicted lawmakers shook the party and the UPA, and forced an embarrassed establishment to turn the defence of the government move on its head.

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Washington, September 27
In the aftermath of this week’s terrorist attack in India, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday lowered expectations of his meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif, saying the epicentre of terrorism remains in Pakistan.


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Want strong ties with India: Sharif
Islamabad, September 27
Ahead of his meeting with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Pakistan premier Nawaz Sharif has said his government wants strong relations with India and that all issues, including "flash point" Kashmir have to be settled through dialogue.
(Details on world page)

Despite dissent, JPC adopts report clearing PM, FM
New Delhi, September 27
Despite protests from the main Opposition party, the BJP, and dissenting notes from some of the members, the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) today adopted its controversial draft report on the 2G spectrum allocation case which seeks to give a clean chit to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister P Chidambaram.

11 die in BMC-owned building collapse
Mumbai, September 27
At least 11 persons, including a young girl,  lost their lives while around 26 others have been trapped in debris after a five-storeyed Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) residential building collapsed at Dockyard Road near the Mumbai Harbour early this morning, the police said.
(Details on Nation page)

SC gives voters right to reject candidates
New Delhi, September 27
In a judgment that can catalyse an electoral revolution, the Supreme Court today directed the Election Commission to give the voter the right to reject all the contesting candidates if he finds none of them “worthy of his vote,” thereby, forcing political parties to field only those “who are known for their integrity” and ensuring “proper governance of the country.”

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