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22.11.2011

  1. 1. By Av library 22.11.2011ATUL VIDYALAYA Shaping The Future
  2. 2. Natioan  Amidst din, the Uttar Pradesh Assembly on Monday passed a controversial resolution on splitting the state into four parts bya voice vote minutes after which the lower house was adjournedl sine die.  Chief Minister Mayawati, who had announced the proposalN recently to split the state into Purvanchal, Paschim Pradesh,e Bundelkhand and Awadh Pradesh, presented the resolution saying that it was being forwarded to the Centre.ws  As soon as the proposal was passed by voice vote amidst noisy scenes, Speaker Rajbhar adjourned the House sine-die.  Rastriya Lok Dal (RLD) leader Kokab Hamid said the state government was not serious about splitting the state and the way the proposal was passed showed the same.  SP and BJP will be meeting Governor BL Joshi later in the day to register their protest against the BSP government.  In a bid to outsmart rivals ahead of the Assembly elections, Mayawati had last week announced her plans to bring a resolution in the House for carving out four new states.
  3. 3. Natio "There is no power in the world that can prevent the development ofa bilateral relations," China says following Friday’s meeting in Balin  FollowingFriday’s meeting between Primeal Minister Manmohan Singh and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on the sidelines of theNe ASEAN summit in Bali, China has called forw closer economic cooperation and better tiess with India, playing down recent differences over the South China Sea and the border dispute that have strained the relationship.
  4. 4. Natioan  Accusing the government of reducing the proposed Lokpala to an “empty tin box with no powers”, Team Anna on Monday said they were surprised at the move to excludel Citizen’s Charter and lower bureaucracy from the ambit of the ombudsman, contrary to a Parliament resolution.N  “The government proposes to remove CBI, judiciary,e citizen charter, whistle blower protection, Group C andw Group D employees and CBI from Lokpal jurisdiction.s Wouldn’t that reduce Lokpal to an empty tin box with no powers and functions?” a Team Anna statement said.  On the issue of keeping CBI out of Lokpal’s control, Team Anna said the Standing Committee proposal on the agency would reduce Lokpal to merely a post office -- receive complaints, forward it to CBI, receive CBI’s report and present it before the court.  They also demanded that criminal investigation of judges, which has been left out of Judicial Accountability Bill, should now be included in the Lokpal Bill.
  5. 5. G SIT says 2004 killing of Ishrat by Gujaratu police was stagedjaratNews It was murder most foul
  6. 6. Gujarat  A Special Investigation Team appointed by the Gujarat High Court has concluded that the sensational Ishrat Jahan encounter of June 15, 2004 — in which the Ahmedabad police claimed theyN shot dead four Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists on a mission toe assassinate Narendra Modi — was entirely staged and thew teenaged girl from Maharashtra and the three men who died with her were, in fact, murdered by policemen in cold blood.s  Apart from Ishrat Jahan, the others killed in the fake encounter were Javed Sheikh, aka Pranesh Pillai, a native of Kerala, and Amjad Ali Rana and Zeeshan Johar, whom the police claimed were Pakistanis but whose identity has never been fixed with certainty.  The court observed that the case required “fresh investigation,” but has yet to decide which agency will conduct it: the SIT, or some Central agency, particularly the Central Bureau of Investigation or the National Investigation Agency. Justice Patel said the court would decide on this after hearing all the parties on November 23, including the Centre.
  7. 7. SportN  The sound of willow on leather was a recurrent pattern ate the Wankhede Stadium here on Monday morning. Both India and the West Indies trained at the same time, makingw full use of the practice pitches on either side of the mains wicket but besides the attention on men honing their skills their craft, the focus was also on two individuals, who skipped the nets.  In bowling out India for 209 in the first innings at Delhi and by scoring 463 in the second innings at Kolkata, the West Indies has sprung a few surprises. However against Dhonis men, who have found their roar with the exception of Yuvraj Singh, Sammy and company will have to play top- drawer cricket to stop the Indian juggernaut.  The match here will give another opportunity to the quartet to confirm their tickets on the flight to Australia in December. Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who is suffering from a calf injury, is a doubtful starter
  8. 8. Sp  Australia pulls off a thrilling win to shareo Ar honours Tt  Teenage fast bowler Pat Cummins sealed a dream Test debut when he hit P the winning runs to take Australia to a two-wicket win in the second andN final Test against South Africa at the Wanderers Stadium on Monday. We  Murray falls to Ferrer; Paes & Bhupathi ow rs lose opener l  David Ferrer dented Andy Murrays hopes of winning the ATP World Tour d Finals on home turf in London with a 6-4, 7-5 victory over the World No. 3 on Monday. T  On Sunday, Rafael Nadal opened his account with a 6-2, 3-6, 7-6(3) o defeat of American Mardy Fish in a late-night Group B thriller. u  In the doubles comeptition, Indias Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi r suffered a 7-6(6), 6-1 defeat to Swedens Robert Lindstedt and Horia F Tecau of Romania in their first round Group A match. i  Despite making their maiden appearance at the event, the sixth-seeded n pair of Lindstedt and Tecau proved to be too good for the experienced a fourth-seeded Indians who could convert only two of the 11 break points, l all coming in the first set. s
  9. 9. WorldN  Egypt’s army-appointed government handed in itse resignation on Monday, trying to stem a spirallingw crisis as thousands of protesters in Cairo’s Tahrirs Square clashed for the third straight day with security forces in violence that has killed at least 24 people and posed the most sustained challenge yet to the rule of the military.  An Egyptian morgue official said the toll had climbed to 24 dead since the violence began Saturday a jump from the toll of five dead around nightfall Sunday, reflecting the ferocity of fighting through the night. The official spoke on condition of because he was not authorized to release the numbers. Hundreds have been injured, according to doctors in the square.
  10. 10. World  In a moving account, a mother on Monday recalledN how she could not sleep for three days after it wase revealed that her murdered daughters phone wasw hacked byNews of the Worldjournalists in search of as story, and how at one stage the newspapers action raised false hope that her child was still alive.  Asked whether they wanted to say anything toNoWs publishers, Mr. Dowler said: “We would sincerely hope that News International and other media organisations would look very carefully how they procure, how they obtain information about stories. Obviously, the ramifications are far greater than what appears in the press.” Bob and Sally Dowler, the parents of murdered school girl Milly Dowler, arrive to attend the Leveson Inquiry in central London, on Monday.

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