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Delhi LG to explore government formation options

New Delhi : Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung will explore the possibility of government formation in Delhi over the next few days, said an official statement Wednesday.

"In view of the president's approval to explore the possibility of installing a popular government in Delhi, Najeeb Jung would be exploring the possibility with the leaders of all political parties over the next few days," the statement issued from LG House said.


Vietnamese PM's visit will strengthen ties: President

New Delhi : Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung's visit to India will further consolidate the special relationship shared by the two countries, President Pranab Mukherjee said Wednesday.

During their interaction, when the President met Dung Tuesday, Mukherjee said he was delighted to welcome Dung on his second state visit to India.

The visit will open up new areas of mutual assistance, cooperation and collaboration between the two countries, Mukherjee said, according to a Rashtrapati Bhavan statement.


Special team to probe 627 Indians with foreign bank accounts

New Delhi : The sealed envelope with the names of 627 Indians holding bank accounts overseas, against whom a probe is on to ascertain conformity with domestic tax laws, is to be passed on to a special team set up under the Supreme Court's direction.

This directive from the apex court came after Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi submitted the envelope along with two others to a bench of Chief Justice H.L. Dattu, and Justices Ranjana Prakash Desai and Madan B. Lokur Wednesday, as sought by them a day earlier.


Indian American candidate seeks to reform education

Aurora : Most Indian Americans vote for the Democratic Party and contest elections on that platform. Bucking this trend, an Indian American is contesting for Illinois State Representative from the 84th district as a Republican.

Krishna Bansal is contesting in President Barack Obama's home state of Illinois, a state in which Democrats hold sway.


Modi to address Australian parliament Nov 18

Canberra : Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the Australian parliament Nov 18 during his visit to the country for G-20 summit.

The parliament will be recalled for formal addresses by British Prime Minister David Cameron Nov 14, Chinese President Xi Jinping Nov 17, and Modi Nov 18, the Australian prime minister's official website said Tuesday.


Pakistan for normalised ties with India 'despite provocations'

Islamabad : Pakistan Tuesday told a senior US official that it wants normalisation of relations with India despite the "recent provocation of hostilities" along the border and also sought the international community's intervention in the "core issue" of Jammu and Kashmir.

According to an official statement, this was conveyed by adviser to the prime minister on national security and foreign affairs, Sartaj Aziz, to visiting US Special Representative on Afghanistan and Pakistan, Dan Feldman here.

2,600 Karnataka doctors resume duty after quitting in protest

Bangalore : About 2,600 doctors including specialists, working in state-run hospitals across Karnataka, resumed duty Tuesday a day after they resigned in protest over the state government's failure to fulfill their demands, including of wage disparity.

"All striking doctors are back on duty as we do not want patients to suffer from want of treatment. We will not take back our resignations till the government meets our major demands," Karnataka State Government Medical Officers' Association president T.A. Veerabhadraiah told IANS here.


Airbus-Tatas bid for Rs.20,000 crore IAF transport aircraft order

By Fakir Balaji,

Bangalore : European consortium Airbus Defence and Space has made a joint bid with Tata Advanced Systems Ltd (TASL) for a 56 medium transport aircraft order of the Indian Air Force (IAF) valued at Rs.20,000 crore ($3 billion).

“We have submitted a joint bid October 22 for supplying Airbus C295 medium transports to the IAF, which plans to replace its fleet of Avro aircraft,” an Airbus Defence official told IANS in an e-mail from France.


Rajasthan inks five deals for infrastructure development

Jaipur : To boost the development of basic infrastructure in Rajasthan, the state government Tuesday signed five agreements with private firms working in various fields.

State government undertaking Rajasthan State Industrial Development and Investment Corporation (RIICO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) with RSPCL-Gail Gas Ltd. for creating infrastructure for supply of natural and CNG for domestic, industrial, commercial purposes and for vehicles.


Haryana bank heist: Police announce Rs.10 lakh reward

Chandigarh: With no breakthrough in the sensational bank locker room heist through a 125-feet-long tunnel, Haryana Police Tuesday announced a reward of Rs.1 million (Rs.10 lakh) to anyone giving information of those behind it.

"Haryana Director General of Police S.N. Vashisth announced a reward of Rs.10 lakh to the person who would give clues to police about those who dug a tunnel and decamped with cash and jewellery of the lockers at the main branch of the Punjab National Bank in Gohana yesterday (Monday)," a police spokesman said here.