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India for probe into rights abuses in Sri Lanka
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) In a move that is bound to upset Colombo, India Thursday said it had sought a probe into alleged human rights abuses when the Sri Lankan military finally crushed the Tamil Tigers.

Thursday, August 04, 2011 5:47:47 PM

Railways running without insurance cover
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Despite a spate of fatal accidents and injuries to passengers in recent years, the railways have been running without an insurance cover since September 2008 as they discontinued the practice due to high premia.

Thursday, August 04, 2011 5:47:21 PM

Burning Lokpal bill an affront to parliament: Government
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) The government Thursday slammed the burning of copies of the Lokpal bill by Anna Hazare and his team members as 'an affront to parliament'.

Thursday, August 04, 2011 5:45:40 PM

Reliance Securities launches regular stock purchase plan
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Reliance Securities, a part of Reliance Capital, Thursday announced the launch of a systematic investment plan - the Regular Stock Purchase (RSP) - which allows customers to invest directly in equity markets at regular intervals.

Thursday, August 04, 2011 5:43:32 PM

Tamil Nadu provides for free cattle, laptops in budget
Chennai, Aug 4 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Finance Minister O. Pannerselvam Thursday presented the state budget for this fiscal, setting aside Rs.8,900 crore for freebies such as laptops, fans, mixers, cattle, rice and gold, as promised in the run-up to the April elections.

Thursday, August 04, 2011 5:39:25 PM

Anna Hazare urges people to join Aug 16 fast
Ralegan Siddhi (Maharashtra), Aug 4 (IANS) Expressing discontent over the government's version of the anti-graft Lokpal bill, social activist Anna Hazare Thursday vowed to go on fast Aug 16 and urged people to join the 'peaceful protest', calling it the country's 'second freedom struggle'.

Thursday, August 04, 2011 5:35:01 PM

Lokpal bill comes to parliament, opposition protests
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) The Lokpal bill, which seeks to combat corruption in high places, was Thursday introduced in parliament amid protests from Gandhian Anna Hazare and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which objected to the prime minister's exclusion from its ambit while in office.

Thursday, August 04, 2011 5:19:05 PM

Modi wishes Sonia Gandhi speedy recovery
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Thursday wished speedy recovery to Congress president Sonia Gandhi who underwent surgery abroad.

Thursday, August 04, 2011 5:09:34 PM

NHRC takes up Kashmir custodial death case
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Thursday said it has taken cognizance of a complaint about the death of a 28-year-old man in police custody in the Jammu and Kashmir's Sopore town.

Thursday, August 04, 2011 5:05:05 PM

Foreign takeover of Indian drug-makers leaves ministry worried
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) The department of pharmaceuticals has expressed concern over the impact on domestic medicine prices due to a spate of takeovers of Indian drugs makers by multinational corporations and has asked for a detailed study on the subject.

Thursday, August 04, 2011 5:02:46 PM

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