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Govt will go by rule book: Narayanasamy on Nuke Law dilution reports

New Delhi, Sep 19 (ANI): Rubbishing reports that the government is not going to follow the nuclear law, Minister of State for the PMO V Narayanasamy said that the government will go by the law and the rules as far as the nuclear deals are concerned. According to reports, a Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) note suggests that prior to his visit to the United States to attend this year's U.N. General Assembly session and to meet President Barack Obama on its sidelines, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh appears to be keen to have a diluted version of the NLB signed. The diluted NLB reportedly overlooks several key factors, including security concerns. Sep 19, 2013
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Muzaffarnagar violence: UP govt putting blame on BJP to escape responsibilty, says Uma Bharti

Varanasi, Sep 19 (ANI): After BJP leader Uma Bharti warned of "more tension" in Uttar Pradesh if politicians from her party are arrested for instigating the riots in Muzaffarnagar, Uma Bharti said that UP government is putting the blame of the riots on BJP and trying to escape the responsibility. Bharti further said that the BJP leaders were there to be arrested and never said anything against that, and that she just said that the consequences of the same is not going to be good. Sep 19, 2013
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Sikkim continues to remain India's greenest state

Sikkim, Sep 19 (ANI): Recent satellite data shows Sikkim to be the greenest state in the country with a forest cover of 47.3%, as compared to the national average of 21%. It is the only state in the country whose forest area has increased in the last two decades by over 3 per cent. This has been made possible by implementation of several measures like the Sikkim Green Mission, Ten Minutes to Earth and Smriti Vans, which have also helped increase the flora and fauna significantly. The state government plans to bring an additional 1000 hectares of land under forest cover during the 12th Five Year Plan. Sep 19, 2013
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New land acquisition law to protect farmers: Jairam Ramesh

New Delhi/Noida, Sep 19 (ANI): India's rural development minister Jairam Ramesh has said that the recently enacted Land Acquisition law would protect the rights of the farmers who were rendered landless. He stated this while addressing a news conference at Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in New Delhi on Thursday. Ramesh contended that protecting rights of land owners as well as the landless would act as a guiding principle for the newly formulated law. Sep 19, 2013
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Nuclear liability law: Govt compromising on national security to please US, says D Raja

Trivandrum, Sep 19 (ANI): As the UPA government is to attempt a dilution of the Nuclear Liability Bill to suit the needs of the US Government, CPI leader D Raja on Thursday said that Manmohan Singh government is ready to compromise on national interest and security in order to please US and American firms before his visit. Further, he said that this is a very serious matter wherein no consultation has been done from the Atomic sector of the country. Sep 19, 2013
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Rise in price of onions makes people across India teary-eye

New Delhi/Kanpur /Bhopal /Rajkkot, Sep 19 (ANI): A sharp spike in the price of onions brought tears to the eyes of people as the onions are costing nearly 300 percent more this month than the same month last year and untamed rise of the vegetable, a staple ingredient in many dishes, can anger voters and quickly become a political issue. Food inflation accelerated to a three-year high of 18.18 percent in August, government data released on September 17 showed, driving overall inflation to a higher-than-expected 6.1 percent. Sep 19, 2013
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Security analyst on Nuclear Liability Law Dilutions

New Delhi, Sep 19 (ANI): Security analyst Uday Bhaskar has said that the interpretation of the Nuclear Liability Bill (NLB) could perhaps be misleading. According to reports, a Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) note suggests that prior to his visit to the United States to attend this year's U.N. General Assembly session and to meet President Barack Obama on its sidelines, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh appears to be keen to have a diluted version of the NLB signed. The diluted NLB reportedly overlooks several key factors, including security concerns. Sep 19, 2013
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Modi not 'Ashvamedha Yajna' horse, but ___Narmegh Yagna___: Ali Anwar

New Delhi, Sep 19 (ANI): After Narendra Modi was anointed as the BJP___s prime ministerial candidate by the party President Rajnath Singh, and was thereafter seen as a God for the party, JD (U) leader Ali Anwar said that BJP and RSS is trying to portray Modi as God, but he is nowhere near the 'Ashvamedha Yajna' horse, but is preparing for 'Narmegh Yagna'. Further, talking about Union Minister Jairam Ramesh's statement that Modi will continue to bring more like Muzaffarnagar clashes, Anwar said that Modi and BJP is always up for bringing communal division when elections are approaching. Sep 19, 2013
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Nuclear liability law a 'poll gimmick' of UPA govt: Gurudas Dasgupta

Kolkata, Sep 19 (ANI): As Prime Minister Manmohan Singh appears keen to have a diluted version of the Nuclear liability law signed before meeting US President Barack Obama, CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta on Thursday said that the aforesaid law is no more than a 'poll gimmick' and that the UPA government wants to show that they have done something to increase the power generation, before the upcoming 2014 general elections. He also said that such a move can be really dangerous on the part of India. Sep 19, 2013
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Diluting nuke liability bill is unacceptable: BJP

New Delhi, Sep 19 (ANI): The BJP on Wednesday stated that if the government is trying to dilute the Nuke Liability Bill (NLB), ignoring the safety concerns of people of the country then it is completely unacceptable. Opposition leaders, security analysts and experts have questioned the UPA Government's reported move to attempt a dilution of the NLB to suit the needs of the U.S. Government and American firms interested in taking bilateral nuclear commerce with India forward. According to reports, a Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) note suggests that prior to his visit to the United States to attend this year's U.N. General Assembly session and to meet President Barack Obama on its sidelines, PM Manmohan Singh appears to be keen to have a diluted version of the NLB signed. The diluted NLB reportedly overlooks several key factors, including security concerns. Sep 19, 2013
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Decisions on Nuclear Liability Bill will be taken on laws and perception: Khurshid

New Delhi, Sep 19 (ANI): As the government is planning to bypass a law that makes foreign suppliers liable for a nuclear accident, India___s Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid said that any decision on the bill will be taken keeping in view laws as well as perception of the people. Further, he also said that adequate measures on the security front and vigilance will be carried out before any decision. Sep 19, 2013
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Prakash Karat on Nuclear Liability Law dilution

New Delhi, Sep 19 (ANI): Reacting over the reports of the UPA Government___s move to attempt a dilution of the Nuclear Liability Bill (NLB) to suit the needs of the U.S. Government and American firms, CPI (M) general secretary Prakash Karat on Wednesday stated that the government of India can bypass anyone but not the law of India. Sep 19, 2013
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Charged with rape, Rajasthan minister Babulal Nagar resigns

Jaipur, Sep 19 (ANI): Rajasthan's Minister of State for Food and Civil Supplies Babulal Nagar on Thursday resigned from his position, a day after he was booked for raping a woman on the pretext of providing her a 'suitable job'. The minister has, however, rubbished the allegations leveled against him. Sep 19, 2013
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BJP takes on Akhilesh, says UP is not in safe hands

Lucknow, Sept 19 (ANI): Slamming the Samajwadi party government over Muzaffarnagar clashes, Senior BJP leader Hukum Singh on Thursday said that Uttar Pradesh is not in safe hands. Talking to mediapersons he also called state chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav immature. Singh was however also named in the FIR on the Muzaffarnagar violence but the warrant for his arrest was not issued. Sep 19, 2013
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SP govt handling Muzaffarnagar issue very casually: Naqvi

New Delhi, Sep 19 (ANI): As there is still no arrest in the Muzaffarnagar communal violence case, BJP Vice -President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the SP government is handling the situation very casually and that there is no seriousness from their part. Naqvi also said that SP is trying to save politicians and high dignitaries involved in the case. Talking about the UP ADG Arun Kumar who seeks transfer in the wake of these clashes, Naqvi said that the administration in the state are confused and disheartened by the way the political pressure is working there and so Kumar's reaction is natural. Sep 19, 2013