1. No Rollback in Petrol Price: PM to Trinamool, Will withdraw support

if diesel, LPG and kerosene prices are deregulated: Mamata:

KOLKATA : Prime Minister Manmohan Singh may be calling for a

movement towards de-regulation of fuel prices to take diesel, LPG and

kerosene out of the administered pricing mechanism, but the option

appeared more difficult for the Centre on Tuesday. [ET p2]

2. Bush era warmth over? US seen drifting from India, Niggles Are

Many, Few Tears Being Shed At Top Level In Delhi: New Delhi: It was

a walkpast that raised eyebrows. At the G20 summit in Cannes, observers

saw what they described as a strange scene — PM Manmohan Singh

standing to the side while US President Barack Obama strode past him to

greet another head of state with nary a glance at him. [TOI p9]

3. Swamy gets access to ‘crucial’ 2G file : New Delhi: Janata Party chief

Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday moved a special CBI court seeking a

copy of a file relating to 2G spectrum allocation scam that was seized by

CBI two years ago. Swamy alleged that the document would prove the

“complicity” of the then finance minister P Chidambaram in the scam.[TOI


4. CBI set to book officials of Mahajan Era : New Delhi : The CBI is set to

book former and serving officials of the Department of

Telecommunications (DoT) in connection with its probe into alleged

irregularities in awarding spectrum licences when the late Pramod

Mahajan was communications minister.[AA p1]

5. CBI ordered to place crucial PC-Raja talk documents : New Delhi

:The special CBI Court hearing 2G scam on Tuesday directed the CBI to

place before it some crucial documents containing communication

between A Raja and the then Finance Minister P Chidambaram.[Pioneer

Daily p4]

6. India receives Swiss black money info : New Delhi: The finance

ministry on Tuesday said it has started receiving banking and tax-related

information from Switzerland following revision of a tax treaty, a

development that will help India in combating the black money menace

and bring back funds stashed abroad. [TOI p15]

7. One more hike, we’re out : Kolkata : Trinamool Congress chairperson

and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said here on Tuesday

that her party would pull out of the ruling United Progressive Alliance

(UPA) coalition if there was another hike in the prices of petroleum

products.[The Hindu p1]

8. All-party meet on Nov 22 ahead of House session: New Delhi: With

foreign visits filling Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s diary, an all-party

meeting to discuss legislation and debating points during Parliament’s

winter session will be held on the morning of November 22 just ahead of

the session getting underway. [TOI p17]

9. PC to review strategy for ‘liberated’ Red areas : New Delhi:The

Centre’s new strategy to “clear, hold and develop” Maoist-affected areas

— being tried in the Saranda forests — will see its first comprehensive

review during home minister P Chidambaram’s visit to Orissa and

Jharkhand on Wednesday. [TOI p14]

10. Haridwar yagya stampede kills 16, Over 50 Injured As Devotees Fall

Down Steps At Venue: Haridwar: At least 16 people, 14 of them women,

were crushed to death and more than 50 injured in a stampede during a

religious ceremony attended by tens of thousands of devotees of a

religious organization, Akhil Vishwa Gayatri Parivar, near Har Ki Pauri

here on Tuesday. [TOI p1]

11. Uttar Pradesh to be split into 4 states? Maya drops poll hint, BSP

May Push Move Ahead Of State Elections: Lucknow: Chief minister

Mayawati is likely to soon push for reorganization of Uttar Pradesh,

splitting the sprawling state into four parts. The move is being seen by her

supporters as a masterstroke ahead of the 2012 assembly polls. [TOI p1]

12. Amar: I have full info on cash for vote : New Delhi: After being

released on bail in the ‘cashfor-vote’ scam on “humanitarian grounds”,

former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh on Tuesday claimed that he

had “full information” about the episode. [TOI p14]

13. Centre working on package for Bengal to pacify Mamata: New Delhi :

The Trinamool Congress got no consolation from the Centre on the petrol

price raise, but the UPA government is working out a financial package for

cashstrapped West Bengal in a bid to pacify one of its closest allies. The

size of the deal is yet to be worked out, senior government sources said

on Tuesday. [TOI p1]

14. Give Documents to Swamy, Court tells CBI : NEW DELHI : A special

court hearing the 2G case has asked the Central Bureau of Investigation

to provide documents related to equity dilution by telecom operators that

received spectrum in 2008 to Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy.

[ET p2]

15. Advani ‘Natural Choice’ for PM Post: Rajnath : NEW DELHI : BJP

leader LK Advani became emotional as party colleagues lavishly praised

him on his 84th birthday here on Tuesday, with Rajnath Singh saying he

was the party’s “natural choice” for the prime minister’s post.[ET p2]

16. LK turns 84, gets emotional : New Delhi : The BJP’s “lauh purush (iron

man)” L.K. Advani turned emotional on his birthday on Tuesday and even

had to leave the dais for few minutes to regain his composure. At a

function organised at his official residence, Mr Advani, who turned 84, was

seen wiping tears when party colleagues praised him for his contribution

towards Indian politics and the BJP.[AA p2]

17. All PM candidates of BJP to contest LS polls : Gadkari : Nagpur : BJP

president Nitin Gadkari wants all prospective prime ministerial candidates

from the party to contest the Lok Sabha polls next time. “All prospective

candidates for the PM’s post will contest Lok Sabha polls next time, and

they will all win,” Gadkari told reporters in Nagpur.[HT p11]

18. PMO denies seeking report on Kejriwal : New Delhi: Distancing itself

from the controversy of Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal’s pending

resignation, the Prime Minister’s Office denied that it had asked for a

report on the matter. [TOI p13]

19. Self-regulation is no regulation: Katju : New Delhi : Dismissive of the

news broadcast industry’s self-regulatory mechanism, Press Council of

India Chairman Justice Markandey Katju has said if TV channels do not

want to come under the PCI they should choose another body like the

Lokpal.[The Hindu p9]

20. BSY out of jail on bail, gets hero’s welcome : Bangalore: It wasn’t

exactly a walk to freedom, but when a grim-looking B S Yeddyurappa

walked out of central jail on being granted bail on Tuesday, he was

received like a home-coming hero by his not inconsiderable

supporters.[TOI p13]

21. Rahul’s clout growing, Sonia will decide on new role : Cong : New

Delhi : For the first time since furious speculation started in the media

about Rahul Gandhi playing a bigger role in the party organisation,

perhaps even taking over his mother’s role, the Congress on Tuesday

officially said the Amethi MP’s growing importance was no longer a matter

of suspense.[HT p1]

22. Immolation bid in front of Arun Jaitley’s house : New Delhi : A 40-

year-old man, claiming to be a member of the Bharatiya Janta Party

(BJP), tried to immolate himself in front of 9, Ashoka Road — which is the

official residence of Arun Jaitley, leader of opposition in the Rajya

Sabha.[HT p2]

23. Docs want Dasmunshi to be taken home, kin differ : New Delhi:

Former Union minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunshi, who was admitted to

Apollo Hospital in New Delhi three years ago after suffering stroke and

paralysis, continues to be in coma. Hospital authorities have advised his

family to take the 66-year-old politician home as there are no signs of

improvement in his neurological condition. But the family is not willing to

do so as they say ‘there is no deterioration either’. [TOI p5]

24. Sonia to lay foundation of new rail line in Uttarakhand : New Delhi :

Congress president Sonia Gandhi will lay the foundation of the Rishikesh-

Karan Prayag rail line this Wednesday and launch her party’s election

campaign in Uttarakhand, where Assembly elections are due early next

year.[The Hindu p5]

25. ‘Rahul’s growing role no suspense’, Sonia Still In Charge, But

Partymen Want Him To Lead In Future: Dwivedi: New Delhi: Congress

on Tuesday said Rahul Gandhi’s growing role in the party was obvious

and in keeping with the sentiments of partymen, but supremo Sonia

Gandhi was the ultimate arbiter on leadership issues. [TOI p13]

26. ‘Sonia to decide Rahul role timeline’ : Mr Rahul Gandhi is set play a

bigger role, but when he will do so will be decided by Congress president

Sonia Gandhi. This was made clear by the party on Tuesday against the

backdrop of media reports that the young Gandhi will be made a working

president of the Congress in the coming days.[AA p2]

27. Mayawati woos farmers ahead of elections : Lucknow : Uttar Pradesh

Chief Minister Mayawati on Tuesday announced a hike ranging from Rs

35 to Rs 40 per quintal in the State Advised Prised (SAP) of the three

main varieties of sugarcane for the 2011-12 crushing season and

immediately set upon the task of scoring brownie points over her political

rivals, especially the Samajwadi Party.[The Hindu p7]

28. K’taka CM meets Gadkari in Delhi : New Delhi : Karnataka chief

minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda, who was in the national capital on

Tuesday, expressed happiness over the bail granted by the high court to

his predecessor B.S. Yeddyurappa in a graft case. Mr Gowda met BJP

chief Nitin Gadkari at the latter’s residence later.[AA p2]

29. Poor state of affairs in Maharashtra PCC : New Delhi :The

Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) is seemingly facing

an “acute funds crunch”, so much so that it is not able to pay even

salaries, allowances, telephone bills and other expenses which aggregate

roughly to Rs 15 lakh per month.[Pioneer Daily p5]

30. ‘Sonia to decide Rahul role timeline’ : New Delhi : Mr Rahul Gandhi is

set play a bigger role, but when he will do so will be decided by Congress

president Sonia Gandhi. This was made clear by the party on Tuesday

against the backdrop of media reports that the young Gandhi will be made

a working president of the Congress in the coming days.[AA p2]

31. ED questions SRK over IPL irregularities : Mumbai : The Enforcement

Directorate (ED) on Saturday questioned actor Shah Rukh Khan in

connection with the ongoing investigation in Indian Premier League (IPL)

season two.[HT p1]

32. Bihar CM under Lokayukta ambit soon : Patna : The Bihar government

has decided to bring in a new law to lend more teeth to the institution of

the Lokayukta, the anti-corruption watchdog that keeps tabs on public

servants.[HT p10]

33. Stakeholders to discuss Master Plan 2021 : Greater Noida :The

National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB) has called all the

stakeholders to deliberate on implementation of Master Plan 2021 and to

clear the road block and crisis prevailing in Noida Extension and Greater

Noida affecting thousands of home buyers.[Pioneer Daily p3]

34. Nitish begins Seva Yatra today, Opposition fumes : Patna : With Bihar

chief minister Nitish Kumar all set to begin his most elaborate and

politically far-sighted tour of Bihar called Seva Yatra on Wednesday, the

state’s Opposition parties are fuming at the move, calling it drama and a

drain on public money.[AA p2]


whip Kondru Murali on Tuesday said that a few MLAs, who had resigned

from the Congress and their Assembly membership, have “sent” a word to

the Pradesh Congress Committee about their intention to rejoin the party.

[AA p2]

36. BJP plays down JD-U `rift’ over Ayodhya : New Delhi : Calling

Ayodhya the country’s “cultural legacy”, the BJP on Tuesday tried to play

down reports of its alliance partner JD(U)’s reluctance to attend the

concluding function of the saffron party’s Janswabhiman yatra in Ayodhya

on November 17.[AA p2]

37. Long wait : Home Ministry yet to approve MCD trifurcation : New

Delhi : The Union home ministry is yet to send a formal approval to the

Delhi government on its proposal for trifurcation of MCD – strongly being

pushed by chief minister Sheila Dikshit – despite an indication to this effect

last week. The officials said that the decision may take some more

time.[HT p4]

38. Sheila still to get nod for MCD split : New Delhi: Even as the Delhi

Government eagerly awaits the trifurcation of the Municipal Corporation of

Delhi (MCD), Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit’s hopes of an official clearance

arriving from the Union home ministry on the trifurcation proposal by

Tuesday failed to fructify. Unfazed the CM said that she was optimistic

that a clearance will arrive soon. [TOI p3]

39. MCD overpays Rs 10 crore to 150 employees by mistake : New Delhi

: One-hundred and fifty vaccinators were overpaid their salaries by the

Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) — since the salary revision in 2005

— costing taxpayers more than Rs 10 crore, revealed an enquiry

conducted by the agency’s chief auditor.[HT p2]


40. CBI to File SLP in SC in Pandya Murder Case: NEW DELHI : CBI is

expected to file a special leave petition (SLP) in the Supreme Court within

a fortnight, challenging the Gujarat High Court’s order acquitting 12 people

accused in the Haren Pandya murder case. [ET p2]

41. Shivani case: Cops get ready to file plea in SC : New Delhi: At least

two units of the crime branch are in regular consultation with top lawyers

as they draw up the petition to be filed at the Supreme Court challenging

the acquittal of former IPS officer R K Sharma in the Shivani Bhatnagar

murder case. [TOI p2]

42. Supreme Court ticks off Agnivesh: New Delhi: The Supreme Court on

Tuesday cautioned public figures against hurting people’s sentiments by

making indiscreet statements. The court said this while hearing social

activist Swami Agnivesh’s plea to quash an FIR lodged at Hansi police

station in Haryana for his alleged statement on the Amarnath yatra in May

while on a visit to Jammu.[TOI p9]


43. Cash strapped kingfisher cuts flights : New Delhi : Vijay Mallya-led

Kingfisher Airlines (KFA) on Tuesday cancelled 34 flights across various

sectors, increasing the risk of upsetting passengers’ travel plans ahead of

the peak winter season as the country’s second-largest airline struggled to

find funds even for basic needs such as jet fuel.[HT p1]

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