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Lokpal Bill tabled in Rajya Sabha..more 
Anna rebukes Kejriwal�s man at fast venue...more
Fodder scam case: SC grants bail to Lalu Prasad...more
Indian diplomat in NY arrested for visa fraud...more
Execution of Jamaat-e-Islami leader sparks violent protests in Bangladesh...more
AP Assembly rocked by protests over Telangana Bill...more

A day after, govt weighs options to de-criminalise homosexuality
Sonia disappointed with SC verdict; Rahul says sexual preference is an individual�s choice 

A member of the LGBT community during a march in New Delhi.New Delhi, December 12
A day after the Supreme Court upheld the constitutional validity of Section 377 of the IPC which criminalises gay and lesbian sex, the government rushed to allay growing fears of discrimination among India�s sexual minorities, saying it was exploring all options to de-criminalise adult consensual relationships.

Call all-party meet: BJP

A member of the LGBT community during a march in New Delhi. (A file photo)

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BJP rejects offer to form govt; AAP invited
New Delhi, December 12
Delhi Lt Governor of Najeeb Jung today invited Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal to discuss to government formation in the National Capital on Saturday.

Nation page: AAP won�t contest all Lok Sabha seats
Nation page: �AAP a challenge for BJP-SAD�

Lokpal Bill to come up in Rajya Sabha today
Discussion on Dec 16; pass it in current session: BJP
New Delhi, December 12
With pressure being mounted to enact the much-delayed Lokpal Bill, the Government plans to bring it on schedule in the Rajya Sabha tomorrow.
Anna Hazare supporters take out a candle march to press for Jan Lokpal Bill in Amritsar. Anna Hazare supporters take out a candle march to press for Jan Lokpal Bill in Amritsar. �PTI


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HARYANA: Block samiti alleges bias in development works

J&KLashkar behind Nowgam attack: CRPF

HIMACHAL: Residents seek time to vacate houses

CHANDIGARH: MC gets tough on violators

LUDHIANA: PUDA employees go on two-day strike

DELHI: City areas turn red as trade unions protest
BUSINESS: Inflation jumps to 9-month high at 11.24% in November
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Shahbaz Sharif arrives, says India, Pak must combat terror jointly
New Delhi, December 12
Emphasising that war was not an option for the two countries, Pakistan's Punjab province Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif tonight called for cooperation between India and Pakistan to combat terrorism and stamp it out from the region.

ATS staged my court escape: Terror suspect
Mumbai, December 12
Alleged Indian Mujahideen (IM) member Afzal Usmani, who gave police the slip from court premises in September and was recaptured subsequently, has claimed in a letter to the court that he had not fled, but had been taken away by Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad officials.

Jatti Umra readies to roll out red carpet for its son
Jatti Umra (Tarn Taran), December 12
The dusty by-lanes of this nondescript village in Tarn Taran district are abuzz with hectic activity these days as the villagers and the local administration are working overtime to accord a grand welcome to Pakistani Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif and his family at his ancestral village on Sunday.


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