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Committed to strong Lokpal, but not at pistol-point: Minister
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) The United Progressive Alliance government wants a strong and effective Lokpal bill to combat graft in high places, but it cannot be done by 'putting a pistol on someone's neck', Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal said here Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011 4:05:54 PM

Here Ravana worshipped on Dussehra!
Bhopal, Oct 5 (IANS) They don't regard Ravana as a negative figure. On the contrary, some people in four Madhya Pradesh districts worship Hindu god Rama's arch rival on Dussehra when all across his effigies are burnt to mark the victory of good over evil.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011 2:04:36 PM

Namesakes seek to confuse pitch in Haryana by-poll
Chandigarh, Oct 5 (IANS) Namesakes seem to abound in Haryana's poll politics. While Bhajan Lal, a stalwart of Haryana's dusty and defection-ridden politics, had to contend with five of them in the 2008 assembly elections, his son Kuldeep Bishnoi is faced with four namesakes in the Hisar Lok Sabha by-election.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011 2:02:58 PM

CPI-M admits failures at all levels in Bengal
Kolkata, Oct 5 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), leader of the alliance voted out of power in West Bengal, has confessed it was unable to produce ideal Communists.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011 1:39:50 PM

Goa government not involved in mining scam: Patel
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) Mines Minister Dinsha Patel Wednesday denied reports of the Goa government's involvement in illegal mining and said the pciture would become clear after the Goa Public Accounts Committee's report on it is tabled in the assembly.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011 12:20:47 PM

Dussehra inspires to work for the nation: President
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Wednesday greeted the nation on Dussehra, which falls Thursday, saying the festival inspires to work whole heartedly for the betterment of the country.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011 11:31:15 AM

Fight graft only through political system, says Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) In an apparent rebuttal to social activist Anna Hazare, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Tuesday said corruption can be fought only through the political system.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011 10:40:49 PM

Lokayukta wants another Uttar Pradesh minister to go
Lucknow, Oct 4 (IANS) After getting two ministers sacked, Uttar Pradesh Lokayukta Justice (retd) N.K. Mehrotra Tuesday recommended removal of yet another minister facing charges of large scale corruption and of amassing wealth far disproportionate to his legitimate sources of income.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011 9:58:22 PM

Graft can be fought only through political system: Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) Corruption can be fought only through the political system, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi said Tuesday, as he called for efforts to encourage participation of youth in politics.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011 9:01:45 PM

Stop operation, we will hold arms for a month: Maoists
Kolkata, Oct 4 (IANS) The Maoists Tuesday announced they were prepared to hold arms for a month if the West Bengal government halted the joint security forces' operation to build a congenial atmosphere for dialogue.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011 8:30:49 PM

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