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December 20: News with a peek view

  • December 20: News with a peek view

    December 20: News with a peek view

  • <p><b>The country&#39;s largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India&#39;s &#39;completely made in India car&#39; will hit the roads by 2012 and the company is likely to finalise the design within the next six months.</b>
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According to people in the know of the project for the car, the company will finalise the design, engine size and how to position it in the market within the next six months.
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"It is likely that the made in India car will be positioned along with MSI&#39;s its best selling model Alto," a source said.
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    The country's largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India's 'completely made in India car' will hit the roads by 2012 and the company is likely to finalise the design within the next six months.

    According to people in the know of the project for the car, the company will finalise the design, engine size and how to position it in the market within the next six months.

    "It is likely that the made in India car will be positioned along with MSI's its best selling model Alto," a source said.

  • <p><b>Kingfisher Airlines, which had kept nine of its A320 aircraft grounded for a little over six months due to engine problems, has brought seven of those back into its operational fleet.</b>
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The other two will be back in two months.
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Of its 66-aircraft fleet, 23 are A320s. These single-aisle planes, made by European consortium Airbus Industrie, can seat between 160 and 180. They are considered ideal for domestic and short-haul international operations.
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    Kingfisher Airlines, which had kept nine of its A320 aircraft grounded for a little over six months due to engine problems, has brought seven of those back into its operational fleet.

    The other two will be back in two months.

    Of its 66-aircraft fleet, 23 are A320s. These single-aisle planes, made by European consortium Airbus Industrie, can seat between 160 and 180. They are considered ideal for domestic and short-haul international operations.

  • <p><b>Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said he was willing to subject himself to the scrutiny of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament on the 2G spectrum scam.</b>
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Manmohan Singh possibly buoyed by Congress President Sonia Gandhi&#39;s resounding vote of confidence in him yesterday.
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Singh, who has been silent for nearly two weeks on the allegation that he too had a role in the scam, said today the party&#39;s and government&#39;s stand on corruption was unambiguously clear: Whether at the states or at the Centre, we have asked our ministers and chief ministers to step down even at a hint of suspicion because &#34we practice and believe in principled politics&#34, he said.
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    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said he was willing to subject himself to the scrutiny of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament on the 2G spectrum scam.

    Manmohan Singh possibly buoyed by Congress President Sonia Gandhi's resounding vote of confidence in him yesterday.

    Singh, who has been silent for nearly two weeks on the allegation that he too had a role in the scam, said today the party's and government's stand on corruption was unambiguously clear: Whether at the states or at the Centre, we have asked our ministers and chief ministers to step down even at a hint of suspicion because "we practice and believe in principled politics", he said.

  • <p><b>US Vice President Joseph Biden has described WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as a &#39;high-tech terrorist&#39; who has put lives of people in jeopardy, and has said Washington is exploring what charges could be slapped against him.</b>
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"I would argue that it&#39;s closer to being a high-tech terrorist than the Pentagon papers," Biden told the NBC News when asked whether he thought Assange was a high-tech terrorist or a whistleblower akin to those who released the Pentagon Papers -- a series of top-secret documents revealing US military policy in Vietnam.
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    US Vice President Joseph Biden has described WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as a 'high-tech terrorist' who has put lives of people in jeopardy, and has said Washington is exploring what charges could be slapped against him.

    "I would argue that it's closer to being a high-tech terrorist than the Pentagon papers," Biden told the NBC News when asked whether he thought Assange was a high-tech terrorist or a whistleblower akin to those who released the Pentagon Papers -- a series of top-secret documents revealing US military policy in Vietnam.

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