Published On: Wed, May 9th, 2012

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India to Pak: take possible steps to protect Constitutional rights of minorities


India has appealed to the Government of Pakistan to take all possible steps to protect the Constitutional rights of their minorities by ensuring their safety, security and well-being.Making a statement on the treatment of minorities in Pakistan, External Affairs Minister S.M.

4 Maoist killed in encounter in Assam


In Assam, four suspected Maoist rebels have been killed in a fierce encounter with police at Deopani Borgora Nepaligaon at Sadiya in Tinsukia district this morning.One policeman was injured in the encounter.

Parliament approves Medical Council Amendment Bill


Parliament gave its seal of approval to the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 2012 with the Rajya Sabha adopting the measure Wednesday.The Lok Sabha has passed it earlier.

Govt prepares strategy paper for doubling exports to 500 billion US dollars by 2013-14

The government has prepared a Strategy Paper for doubling India’s merchandise exports to 500 Billion US dollars by 2013-14.Replying to supplementaries during the question hour in the Rajya Sabha today, the Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Mr Jyotiraditya M Scindia said the country’s trade deficit stood at around 185 billion US dollars at present.


Putin wins Parliamentary approval for his predecessor Medvedev to become PM in Russia


In Russia, President Vladimir Putin has won Parliamentary approval for his predecessor Dmitry Medvedev to become Prime Minister, as protesters apply new tactics to keep up pressure on the Kremlin. Mr Medvedev was backed by 299 deputies in the State Duma with 144 voting against his nomination, sealing Russia’s new power structure after Mr Putin served as Premier and Mr Medvedev as President for the last four years..

Sensex sheds 67 pts in closing trade

Falling for the second straight day, the Sensex at the Bombay Stock Exchange dropped 67 points to a fresh four-month low of 16,480, Wednesday, on continued selling by investors, amid weak global markets.The Nifty at the National Stock Exchange declined 25 points to 4,975.

Jagathi Group of Publications challenges accounts freeze

In Andhra Pradesh, Jagathi Group of Publications belonging to Kadapa Lok Sabha Member Jaganmohan Reddy, has filed a petition in a CBI court in Hyderabad today challenging the CBI directions to freeze its bank accounts.The CBI has frozen three bank accounts of the companies of Jaganmohan Reddy yesterday in connection with the disproportionate assets case against him.

IPL-5: Mumbai Indians to take on RCB

Mumbai Indians will clash with Royal Challengers Bangalore in a league match of the IPL Twenty-20 cricket tournament at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai today.The match will begin at 8 in the evening.


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