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India demands withdrawal of case against Khobragade...more
Centre to give AAP a few more days to form govt in Delhi...more
AP House adjourned as Telangana stalemate continues...more
Indian sailors released from Togo jail: MEA...more
Govt likely to constitute 7th Pay Commission soon...more
Suspected Babbar Khalsa member arrested in US...more
UN lowers India's growth forecast to 4.8 pc for 2013...more

Parliament clears historic Lokpal Bill
Passed in LS with a voice vote
Rahul seeks session extension to pass other anti-graft laws
Kiran Bedi greets Anna Hazare after he broke his fast at Ralegan Siddhi, Maharashtra.New Delhi, December 18
After two years of debate, a series of fasts unto death by social activist Anna Hazare and the stunning rise of the Aam Aadmi Party, the Lokpal Bill finally cleared the Parliament hurdle today with the Lok Sabha passing it with a voice vote. The move was facilitated by the walkout of Samajwadi Party and Shiv Sena
Kiran Bedi greets Anna Hazare after he broke his fast at Ralegan Siddhi, Maharashtra.

Anna Hazare breaks fast as LS passes Lokpal Bill

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Indian diplomat victim of conspiracy, says Khurshid
Says US facilitated migration of maid’s kin fraudulently

New Delhi, December 18
Deputy Consul General in New York Devyani Khobragade, who was arrested last week on visa fraud charges, is a victim of conspiracy, said the Indian Government on Wednesday.
Kerry calls NSA, expresses regret
Devyani shifted
House rallies behind Devyani 

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Indian diplomat was strip-searched, admit US Marshals
The US Marshals Service on Tuesday confirmed that a female Indian diplomat was strip-searched and kept in prison after she was arrested last week in New York. State Department deputy spokesperson Marie Harf said the department had informed the Indian Embassy in Washington in a letter in September that an Indian national had made allegations of abuse against Khobragade.

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RBI keeps key interest rates untouched
Mumbai, December 18
The RBI today left key policy rates like repo and CRR unchanged even as governor Raghuram Rajan hoped that inflation would moderate in the coming weeks.


PUNJAB: CM breaks silence on Sikh detainees

HARYANA: Cabinet waives regularisation charges, cuts development dues

J&KFog, haze disrupt rail, air traffic

HIMACHAL: BJP stages walk out over food security scheme

CHANDIGARH: Parties want Lokpal for UT

LUDHIANA: Strike by banks: District suffers loss of Rs 1,000 cr

DELHI: Dense fog hits train, air services
BUSINESS: Industry hails RBI move, but rate hike fears loom
OPINIONS: Lokpal, finally

NATION: Chin up, PM, Sonia tell party activists

SPORTS: Virat checks in at 4 with a ton
WORLD: B’desh angered over Pak House resolution



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India, Pak hold flag meet in Poonch
Battalion commanders discuss ceasefire violations along LoC

Jammu, December 18
Ahead of the Director Generals of Military Operations (DGMOs) meeting scheduled for December 24, India and Pakistan today held a flag meeting at battalion commanders’ level at Chakkan-Da-Bagh crossing in Poonch district and discussed ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC).

Adarsh scam: Governor bails out Chavan
Mumbai/New Delhi, December 18
Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayana has refused sanction to the CBI to prosecute former Chief Minister Ashok Chavan in the Adarsh housing scam, leaving the agency with no choice but to close the case against him.

Seized drug samples can be fudged, Punjab tells HC
Chandigarh, December 18
The Punjab Government has admitted before the Punjab and Haryana High Court that samples of seized contraband can be tampered with. The startling revelation was made by Vini Mahajan, Principal Secretary, Department of Health, during the hearing of a “court on its own motion” case on drug menace.


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