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  2. 2. Indiane  With the Bharatiya Janata Party “boycotting” Union Home Minister P.w Chidambaram over his alleged role in the 2G controversy and pressings for an adjournment motion on the black money issue, UPA government managers on Tuesday turned to the Left to try and find a way to ward off a looming standoff on prices that could lead to the ruling dispensation being censured in Parliament.  The governments hopes are based on notices given by Mr. Dasgupta and Mr. Acharia for a simple short duration discussion on prices. Delhi  Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Bansal has jumped at this suggestion, telling reporters: “We will have this discussion on prices tomorrow (Wednesday).”  Despite the governments optimism about the Left, the CPI(M) did not sound at all relenting. “The government should answer why it is not taking steps [to control prices] and since it is not doing so, we want a discussion that entails voting in the Rajya Sabha and an adjournment motion in the Lok Sabha … our focus is price rise in both the Houses,” Mr. Yechury and Mr. Acharia said at a press conference.
  3. 3. In Subramanian Swamydian  Janata Party President Subramanian Swamyew released documents at a press conference ins Chennai on November 22, 2011 that throw light on consultations between then Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram and Communications 2G Scam Minister A. Raja on the pricing of 2G spectrum. While one of them was a note titled Spectrum Issues -- Update from the Department of Economic Affairs of the Finance Ministry, the other was a letter from Mr. Chidambaram to Mr. Raja suggesting that they meet and discuss the issues and later present their conclusions to the Prime Minister. Plz find attach latter of A Raja to P C
  4. 4. Indian  Seven people, including two children and ane Australian woman, were burnt to death and over 50w injured when the Howrah-Dehra Dun Doon Expresss caught fire as the train was running through Jharkhands Giridih district in the early hours of Tuesday.  Two AC coaches B1, B2, caught fire due to short circuiting, railway officials said. The fire was noticed at 2.30 a.m when the train was running between Rail way Nimiyaghat and Parasnath. It was extinguished by a accident rescue team which reached the spot at 4 a.m., said Anil Saxena, chief PRO, Railways, Jharkhand. Four bodies have been identified so far.  The Railway Minister has announced a compensation of Rs. 5 lakh for the family of each of the deceased and Rs. 25,000 for the injured.
  5. 5. Indian  A joint team of the Anti-Terrorist Squad ofe Lucknow and Western zones and the Tamil Naduw police on Tuesday arrested Taufeeq alias Abdullas alias Akbar, son of Suhail Hameed, from the Morna bus stand in Noida (Gautam Buddha Nagar district). The police claimed that Taufeeq was New involved in anti-national activities. He is from Delhi Adiramapattinam village in Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu and was wanted by the police of his home State.  The U.P. police officer said that after jumping bail in 2008, Taufeeq went to Bangladesh after illegally crossing the border. There, he married Salma in the hope of getting citizenship of the country.
  6. 6. Worldn  The last time blood flowed so freely in Cairose Tahrir Square, the battle lines were simple tow discern: Last Januarys showdown was a classics people vs. the regime battle to oust President Hosni Mubarak, with the Army stepping in at the world crucial moment to ease out the strongman. But the ongoing battle for control of the Square that has, since last Saturday, claimed 33 lives and wounded at least 1,500 — and on Monday appeared also to force the resignation of the transitional cabinet appointed by the generals -- is part of an increasingly bloody battle for power in post-Mubarak Egypt, with more complex lines of division
  7. 7. Worldn  The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) announced a ceasefire on Tuesday evening, claiming the move was part of peace talks withe the government. The ceasefire announcement — made throughw telephone calls to international news agencies based here —s came a few hours after the Army categorically denied Mondays reports of it being in negotiations with the TTP and its affiliate groups.  Reacting to Mondays reports, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said Pakistan earlier in the day on Tuesday that dialogue had been offered to the terrorists but no further movement was possible in this direction unless they laid down their arms and give up terrorism  “There is nothing formal regarding talks with Taliban. Taliban usually send messages to us and I also sometimes convey to them a message so that peace can prevail. But it is clear if the Taliban wants to shake hands with us they will have to get rid of their arms,” he was quoted as saying by the Associated Press of Pakistan.  Military denies holding talks with the Taliban  Militants have used ceasefires to regroup
  8. 8. Worldn  Pakistans Ambassador to the United States Husain Haqqanie resigned on Tuesday after presenting his case in the “memogate” scandal before the countrys civil and militaryw leadership. A detailed enquiry has also been ordered bys Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani into the controversy over allegations that Mr. Haqqani had sent a memo to the former U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, Mike Mullen, Pakistan seeking Washingtons intervention in preventing a coup in Pakistan after the Abbottabad operation.  His resignation gave credence to speculation that the military — which has always remained in charge, particularly in matters of foreign policy and security — has had its way. Who will be Pakistans next Ambassador in Washington is the big question and the selection will indicate if the military had its way again. In fact, Mr. Haqqani himself had said last week — after being recalled to Islamabad — that he was being vilified for opposing military interference in political affairs.
  9. 9. Worldn A diplomatic cable sent under the name ofe U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton statesws that despite public disavowals, “some officials of Pakistans Inter-Services USA Intelligence Directorate (ISI) continue to CABLES maintain ties with a wide array of extremist organizations,” in particular the Taliban and the Lashkar-e-Taiba.  It says these organisations exploit Pakistans network of charities, non-governmental organisations and madrassas, which provide them with “recruits, funding and infrastructure to plan new attacks.”
  10. 10. Worldn  The home team bowlers rendered ineffective on a batting- friendly wickete  The incremental benefits of a good second innings at Kolkataw helped the West Indies batsmen thrive with confidence at thes Wankhede Stadium here on Tuesday.  The 463 at the Eden Gardens, albeit in a losing cause, has uncluttered minds and freed feet and all these traits were visible CRICKET once Darren Sammy won the toss and opted to bat on the opening day of the third and final Test. At close, the West Indies had scored 267 for two in the first innings.  Scoreboard  West Indies — 1st innings: A. Barath c Dhoni b Ashwin 62 (148b, 8x4), K. Brathwaite c Kohli b Ashwin 68 (184b, 8x4), K. Edwards (batting) 65 (117b, 10x4), D. Bravo (batting) 57 (98b, 7x4); Extras (b-4, lb-10, nb-1): 15; Total (for two wkts. in 91 overs): 267.  Fall of wickets: 1-137 (Barath), 2-150 (Brathwaite).  India bowling: Ishant 17-6-33-0, Aaron 16-3-47-0, Ojha 26-7-55-0, Ashwin 27-2-86-2, Sehwag 3-0-23-0, Kohli 2-0-9-0.
  11. 11. Sp Delightful day for Omkar and Gagano  Omkar Singh took the top spot among the eight qualifiers andr defended his position with élan in the decider spread over 10 roundst in the 10m air pistol final of the 55th National shooting championships which concluded here on Tuesday. The Indian Navy marksman followed up his 578 qualifying score with a 98.6 (aggregaten 676.6) in the final.ew Ajit Wadekar to get C.K. Nayudu Awards  The former Indian cricket captain had his Test baptism against Garry Sobers West Indies in the 1966-67 season. In an unprecedented achievement, Wadekar led India to consecutive series victories against the formidable West Indies and England on their own grounds. Anand easily holds Ivanchuk  World champion Viswanathan Anand drew with World Cup winner Vassily Ivanchuk for his sixth draw in as many rounds of the Tal Memorial chess tournament in Moscow on Tuesday.  The results (sixth round):Vassily Ivanchuk (Ukr, 3) drew with Viswanathan Anand (3); Levon Aronian (Arm, 3.5) drew with Boris Gelfand (Isr, 2); Ian Nepomniachtchi (Rus, 3.5) drew with Sergey Karjakin (Rus, 3.5); Magnus Carlsen (Nor, 3.5) drew with Peter  Svidler (Rus, 3); Vladimir Kramnik (Rus, 2.5) drew with Hikaru Nakamura (USA, 2.5). SPORTAT GLANCE
  12. 12. Gujarat  The original FIR filed by the Detection of Crime Branch, Ahmedabad, after its men shot dead Ishrat Jahan and three others on June 15, 2004, projects its officers as heroes who hadn trailed the four and waylaid their car, faced gunfire from one ofe them and shot back in “self-defence” to kill all four “terrorists”.w  The FIR, which is against all four, names Zeeshan Johar aliass Janbaaz alias Abdulgani of Pakistan; Amjadali Akbarali Rana alias Salim alias Chandu alias Rajkumar, also of Pakistan; and Javed AHMEDABAD (Sheikh) of Pune. Ishrat is described as a “woman terrorist whose name and address were not known” (an identity card later helped establish that she was Ishrat Jahan of Khalsa College, Mumbai).  The supposed encounter, which a three-member Special Investigation Team appointed by the Gujarat High Court has unanimously concluded as fake, and the events leading to it are described from the first “tip-off” to the killing. The complainant in the FIR (I-CR No 08/2004) was J G Parmar, then a DCB police inspector and now possibly set to become an accused.
  13. 13. Gujarat  98 school get success ration of 100%n  14 schools were below 30%ew  Total overall result of GSHSEB is 88.38% GUJARATs  Rajkot district first with 98% while BOARD Narmda(Rajpipla) district with 57.30 at last.  Passing ration in subjects. Maths Physics Biology Chemistry 95.56 94.44 94.06 94.32