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Tamil Nadu lawyers clash with police

By IANS,

Chennai : Tension gripped the vicinity of the Madras High Court Monday after a group of lawyers attacked a police station within the court precincts, the police said.

Documents pertaining to over a dozen cases were destroyed in the attack, an official claimed.

A spokesman representing a forum of the lawyers told reporters that the action was a manifestation of his colleagues' righteous indignation at the police filing a charge sheet against some advocates without following proper procedure.

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VHP shutdown over attack on BJP MP gets mixed response

By IANS,

Lucknow : A Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP)-sponsored shutdown in eastern Uttar Pradesh to protest the alleged attack on the rally of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Yogi Adityanath saw business affected in many parts of the region Monday.

Meanwhile, two people were arrested in connection with the killing of a man in the clashes that followed the attack on the BJP leader in Azamgarh district.

Adityanath's convoy was attacked Sunday afternoon while he was returning from an "anti-terrorism Hindu awakening rally".

Calcutta High Court judge faces the sack

By IANS,

New Delhi : In only the second case of its kind, Chief Justice of India K.G. Balakrishnan has recommended removal of Justice Soumitra Sen of the Calcutta High Court for "criminal misappropriation" of over Rs.58 million of the high court's funds.

"I write this to recommend that the proceedings contemplated by Article 217 (1) read with Article 124 (4) of the constitution be initiated for removal of Justice Soumitra Sen, judge, Calcutta High Court," Chief Justice Balakrishnan wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Aug 4.

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Karnataka to set up Rs.60 bn power plant in Chhattisgarh

By IANS,

Raipur : The state-owned Karnataka Power Corp Ltd (KPCL) Monday signed an agreement with the Chhattisgarh government to set up a 1,200 MW thermal plant on an investment of Rs.60-billion in Chhattisgarh.

The plant will come up in the state's northern region, where India's state-owned coal producer South Eastern Coalfields Ltd has its mines.

The first unit of the plant will be commissioned by October 2012. This is the first project being taken by the KPCL, set up in 1970, outside Karnataka.

Lakshmi Mittal wins Forbes Lifetime Achievement Award

By IANS,

New York : Lakshmi Mittal, the London-based NRI steel tycoon, is being conferred the Forbes Lifetime Achievement Award, the highest recognition of global business success bestowed by the US business magazine for what it calls "a hero of entrepreneurial capitalism".

Mittal is set to get the award Monday night at Forbes Global CEO Conference 2008, being held in Singapore and expected to be attended by over 400 business leaders. Speakers at the three-day conference include quite a few Indians and NRIs.

No work at Singur till clarity on deal: Tatas

By IANS,

Kolkata : Tata Motors Monday said it would continue to suspend work on producing little Nano at the Singur car factory as it was unsure of the project's viability and “distressed at the limited clarity" in the deal struck with protesters over the land acquired for the project.

"Tata Motors Limited is distressed at the limited clarity on the outcome of the discussions between the state government of West Bengal and the representatives of the agitators in Singur," the company said in a statement.

Unseasonal rains behind rise in dengue: Ramadoss

By IANS,

New Delhi : Around 30 people have died of the mosquito-borne dengue in the country so far this year and many more are afflicted, which Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss said was largely due to the unseasonal rains the country has been experiencing.

“It's been an unusual year as far as the vector-borne diseases are concerned. Mosquitoes die a natural death when the temperature is above 40 degrees Celsius. But this year, we are seeing unseasonal rains, because of which we are seeing a growth of vector borne diseases,” Ramadoss told reporters here Monday.

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India working on herbal cure for AIDS: Kalam

By IANS,

New Delhi : Indian and Japanese scientists are working on developing herbal and Ayurvedic formulations to treat the dreaded HIV/AIDS, former Indian president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam said here Monday.

“Indian and Japanese scientists are working together on nearly 60 plant species and have found 16 plant species which have properties to fight AIDS,” said Kalam, an eminent scientist himself.

Stone India at final bid stage for European firm

By IANS,

Kolkata : Stone India Ltd, a G.P. Goenka group-company, is in the "final bidding stage" of acquiring a European railway equipment maker, said a top company official here Monday.

"The European company we are targeting is privately held and its turnover is bigger than ours," managing director Amitava Mandal said at a press meet.

Stone India, which registered a turnover of Rs.920 million last fiscal, is a multi-product engineering company located in Kolkata, and has been serving the Indian railroad industry for over seven decades.

Chief Justice recommends sacking high court judge

By IANS,

New Delhi : Chief Justice of India K.G. Balakrishnan has recommended removal of Justice Soumitra Sen of the Calcutta High Court for "criminal misappropriation" of over Rs.58 million of the high court's funds.

It is only the second case of its kind where the sacking of a judge of the higher judiciary has been recommended.

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