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The Union Government today welcomed the SC judgment to scrap the 122 licenses issued in 2008 and re-issue licenses using an auction based mechanism. It has now approached Lalit Modi to head a new statutory body, ITL (Indian Tamasha Telecom League), which will oversee the auction of 2G spectrum to interested franchises based on competitive [...]

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The army chief’s Date Of Birth controversy has been resolved to the satisfaction of all stakeholders after RJD’s Rajniti Prasad intervened in the matter. While Attorney General G E Vahanvati was presenting the Government’s defense in the Supreme Court as to why General V K Singh’s birth year should be taken as 1950 based on [...]

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Union Telecom Minister Shri Kapil Sibal has called on bill-board operators of New Delhi to screen offensive and defamatory content against prominent leaders ‘uploaded’ on bill-boards. This new directive comes in the wake of Baba Ramdev supporters smearing a bill-board outside the Congress headquarters on 24, Akbar Road with black ink. “So what do you [...]

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Following up on their prosecution of Google, Facebook and other websites over “objectionable” and “offensive” content, the Delhi High Court has now decided to ban all telecasts of the ongoing India v/s Australia test series on the same grounds. Notices have been sent to the Star television network and ESPN to stop their telecasts and [...]

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Inspired by Dr. Manmohan Singh’s track record in politics, Jawaharlal Nehru University has announced a brand new master’s degree program in political dilence.  Under the 2 year program, students will undergo rigorous training in remaining silent and poker faced during heated debates and killing any natural urge to respond spontaneously. Dr. Manmohan Singh himself will [...]

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Meira Kumar and Hamid Ansari will reconvene Parliament on New Year’s Eve from 6Pm to 11:59 PM in a final attempt to pass the Lokpall bill before deferring it indefinitely. All parties have issued whips to MPs ‘to be there for the party rather than party’ for this all important final session of 2011. Most [...]

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Leading comic book super-hero Batman sent his CV to the President of India to become the Lokpal in anticipation of the Lokpal Bill being enacted by Parliament during the ongoing winter session. “I personally prefer Team Anna’s Janlokpal bill but the Govt’s Lokpal bill also gives me legal cover to kick some a**,” observed an [...]

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After introducing reservation for minorities, OBCc, SC/STs and women in the Lokpal, the UPA Government has taken its commitment to social re-engineering and secularism to its logical conclusion by subjecting the PM’s post to reservation as well. Under a proposed Constitutional amendment to be introduced on the last day of the ongoing winter session of [...]

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A day after the Union cabinet cleared the Food Security Bill, the UPA government has announced its decision to also table the ‘Right to Girlfriend’ bill in the current session of Parliament. Purported to be Rahul Gandhi’s brainchild, the concomitant scheme titled ‘Rajiv Gandhi Girlfriend Yojana’ (RAGGY) will guarantee a girlfriend for 100 days a year to [...]

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Alarmed by the sharp fall in the value of the rupee viz. the dollar, Prime Minister Dr.Manmohan Singh announced an innovative policy intervention that will bring dollars into India and potentially avert the looming balance of payment crisis. Explaining the decision, a PMO official said “Even if 20% of the Indians on the internet spend [...]

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