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Bharat bandh called by BJP, Left parties & SP to protest diesel price hike & FDI in multi-brand retail evokes mixed response

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Saturday

New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh and -ruled states say they will not implement in which got the support of states like Jammu and Kashmir and Assam where Congress and allies are in power.

Bellary / New Delhi: Spelling more trouble for BJP MLA G Janardhan Reddy, the registers five new cases in illegal iron ore exports worth Rs 2,500 crore and carried out searches at 17 locations including on the premises of associates of the jailed mining baron.

New Delhi: Government does not not appear to be in any mood to yield the demands of allies and opposition to roll back the policies on FDI in multi-brand retail and the with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying it was an important step in the right direction.

Sunday

Kudankulam (TN): Around 250 people are arrested in Tuticorin after being stopped from heading towards agitators here who, in a fresh form of protest against loading of fuel in plant, buried themselves upto waist in beach sand.

New Delhi: Saudi Arabia has red-flagged deportation to India of Fasih Mohammad, allegedly involved in the conspiracy behind the bomb blasts in Bangalore and Delhi, saying it wants to investigate his role before taking a call on New Delhi's request for his custody.

Monday

New Delhi: Dentist Nupur Talwar, who has been in jail for over four months in the twin murder case of her daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj, is granted bail by the Supreme Court which directed her to be released by September 25.

New Delhi: Promising further measures to boost economy, Finance Minister rules out going back on reform decisons on diesel, LPG and FDI, asserting that government faces no threat to its stability from differing allies.

Tuesday

Kolkata: Trinamool Congress deals a severe blow to the by deciding to withdraw its ministers from the Union government and its support but left open the doors for a possible rapprochement in the next three days.

New Delhi: Anna Hazare makes it clear that he does not support the anti-corruption movement taking a political plunge and told Arvind that he cannot expect the activist's support for all his candidates.

Kolkata: Trinamool Congress, the second biggest constituent of the UPA, deals a major blow to the Manmohan Singh government when it decided to withdraw its support on the issue of petroleum price hike, FDI in retail and corruption.
New Delhi: The divide within the JPC on 2G spectrum scam deepens with BJP members walking out of its meeting and threatening to quit, alleging bias by its Chairman P C Chacko who charged the Opposition party with trying to "kill" the panel for political interests.

Wednesday

New Delhi: The meeting of the Cauvery River Authority fails to produce a solution with both Karnataka and Tamil Nadu
rejecting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's award of 9000 cusecs of water to save standing crops in the delta region.

New Delhi: suffers a vertical split with Anna Hazare and some top activists choosing to part ways with the Arvind Kejriwal-led group, opposing their plans to form a political party.

Thursday

New Delhi: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa holds meetings with the top Indian leadership during which they discussed key bilateral issues, including fishermen, even as India pressed for an expeditious inclusive solution to the ethnic issue and rehabilitation of displaced Tamils.

New Delhi: Unfazed by opposition even from its own allies, government goes ahead implementing its decisions to allow FDI
in multi-brand retail and liberalise foreign investment in aviation and broadcasting sectors.

New Delhi: A bandh called by BJP, Left parties and UPA's outside supporter SP to protest diesel price hike and FDI in multi-brand retail evokes mixed response with life being disrupted in some states and their top leaders courting arrest.

Friday

New Delhi: Trinamool Congress formally withdraws support to the UPA government and its six Ministers quit in protest against FDI in retail.

New Delhi: Warning against the country slipping back into 1991 economic crisis, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh says time has come for "hard decisions".

Jammu: The Army commences General Court Martial (GCM) proceedings at Nagrota-based 16 Corps headquarters against its five officers allegedly involved in the Pathribal fake encounter killing of five innocent men in Anantnag district of Kashmir more than 12 years ago.

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