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Presidential reference against AK Ganguly approved: P Chidambaram

New Delhi, Jan 03 (ANI): Finance Minister P Chidambaram said that the Cabinet had approved the proposal of sending a presidential reference to remove former justice AK Ganguly from the post of chairman of West Bengal Human Rights Commission. Ganguly is accused of sexually harassing a 22-year-old law intern, with a new damaging charge emerging that he had accepted the hospitality of a Pakistani national without permission. While addressing a news conference in New Delhi, Chidambaram said that the union cabinet had granted the proposal of the Interior Ministry to send a reference for inquiry into the allegations against the retired Supreme Court judge. Jan 3, 2014
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Opposition takes dig at Maharashtra govt over Adarsh scam report

New Delhi/ Mumbai, Jan 03 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) took a jibe at the Maharashtra government for "partially" accepting the Adarsh housing scam report and for not taking action against involved lawmakers. After intervention of Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi, the provincial government of Maharashtra had accepted the report. However, it refused any action on lawmakers as no criminality was revealed. The President of BJP unit in the state, Devendra Fadnavis, said that they would challenge the decision in the High Court and ensure the involved lawmakers were brought to book. Jan 3, 2014
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West Bengal condemns inaction over Kolkata gang rape case

Kolkata/ New Delhi, Jan 03 (ANI): The women wing of CPI (M) staged protests in New Delhi demanding action on double gang-rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl in Kolkata. Members of All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA), shouted slogans against provincial government of West Bengal and chief minister Mamata Banerjee. The girl was allegedly gang-raped twice in October and after two months of torment she was murdered, which is confirmed by the police. AIDWA Chief Brinda Karat blamed the West Bengal government for negligence and inaction in the matter. Jan 3, 2014
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Future plans, not resignation to be main focus of PM's speech: Ashok Tandon

New Delhi, Jan 03 (ANI): Ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's press conference on Friday, media advisor to former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Ashok Tandon said that the main focus of the speech will be Singh's future plans relating to the course of events to take place. He said that unlike different speculations, there won't be any announcement on resignation by the PM as it's not the practice followed by any PM. He also said that these conversations have become rare in recent past and there are chances that opposition and media will try to corner him. Jan 3, 2014
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Schumacher still 'stable' but critical as wife visits

Formula One legend Michael Schumacher remains "stable" but critical condition Thursday after four nights in hospital with severe brain injuries following a skiing accident in the French Alps. His wife Corinna visited him in Grenoble. Duration: 00:36 Jan 3, 2014
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Gecko-inspired wall-crawling robot steps towards cosmos

A wall-crawling robot inspired by the gecko has taken a step towards a future in space, scientists say. The prototype could be the forerunner of automatons which crawl over the hulls of spacecraft, the European Space Agency said. Duration: 00:34 Jan 3, 2014