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Saturday

New Delhi: Former Prime Minister I K Gujral is cremated here with full state honours in the presence of the country's top leadership, including President and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid has written to his US counterpart Hillary Clinton requesting for extradition of Pakistani-American LeT terrorist and Mumbai terror accused David Headley and his accomplice Tahawwur Hussain Rana.

Sunday

Ahmedabad: Troubles mounted for Congress in Gujarat with senior leaders who have rebelled after being denied tickets declaring they would not campaign for the party in the assembly polls, as former deputy chief minister Narhari Amin became the rallying point. airport glitch: Govt reviews overall ties with Maldives

New Delhi: In the backdrop of cancellation of GMR's airport contract by Maldives, the government has reviewed overall relationship with it at the highest level and discussed various options in view of anti-India sentiment that could hurt India's interests "directly".
   
Monday
   
New Delhi: India and Nepal decide not to allow their territory to be used for activities directed against the other and agreed to jointly pull down 'suspicious structures' that have come up in the no man's land along the border.
   
New Delhi: Government justifies the announcement of its scheme saying it does not constitute violation of the model code of conduct and does not contain anything new that was not in this year's Budget.
   
Tuesday
   
New Delhi: Delhi police claims before a court here that sacked Uttarakhand minority commission chairman S S Namdhari's PSO Sachin Tyagi allegedly conspired with him and to kill the liquor baron's brother Hardeep.
   
New Delhi: Anti-nuclear activists criticise the government in the Supreme Court for exempting the Russian firm involved in setting up Kudankulam nuclear power plant from paying damages in case of mishaps and fixing Rs 1500 crore only as maximum liability on plant's operator.
   
Wednesday
   
New Delhi: Former Lok Sabha Speaker P A Sangma's petition challenging the election of Pranab Mukherjee as President is dismissed by the Supreme Court by a majority ruling holding that it has no substance and does not deserve full and regular hearing.

New Delhi: Government has neglected the interest of farmers and small traders by deciding on in multi-brand retail, chief Mulayam Singh alleges after his party MPs staged a walkout of the Lok Sabha ahead of the voting on the motion.

New Delhi: In an interim relief to Tamil Nadu, the Supreme Court directs Karnataka to release 10,000 cusecs of Cauvery water per day its neighbouring state and asks the Cauvery Monitoring Committee (CMC) to hold its meeting to decide the amount of water required by the states.
   
Thursday
     
Srinagar/Jammu: Ruling NC-Congress alliance bags all four Legislative Council seats in elections held under Panchayat quota in Jammu and Kashmir after a gap of 38 years which saw nearly 35,000 panches and sarpanches braving threats and warnings from terror outfits and separatist groups.
   
New Delhi: Chairman and his son are granted interim protection from arrest by a Delhi court till December 14 in the case of alleged Rs 100 crore extortion bid from Naveen Jindal's firm by two editors of his news channel.
   
Friday

New Delhi:
The UPA government won the approval of Parliament to allow FDI in with a motion against it being defeated in Rajya Sabha, as the BSP voted in favour of UPA. As many as 123 members voted against the motion while 109 voted for it bafter a two-day debate during which the Opposition attacked the proposal to allow 51% FDI in multi-brand retail, while the government strongly justified it saying it was in the best interest of the country
   
New Delhi: Prime Minister says India would like to see a "strong, stable and prosperous" Pakistan and that he was happy to see democracy flourish over there as he received a Parliamentary delegation from that country. Singh also told the delegation led by Chairman of Pakistan's Senate Syed Nayyer Hussain Bokhari that closer relations between parliaments in the two countries was necessary for strengthening bilateral relations.
   
New Delhi: The Cauvery Monitoring Committee asks Karnataka to provide Tamil Nadu with 12 TMC of Cauvery water during December even as it asked both the states to be "more efficient" in using available water.

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