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Rajya Sabha passes Lokpal bill

The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed the Lokpal and Lokayukta Bill, which provides for creation of an anti-corruption ombudsman.

India seeks unconditional apology from US

India on Tuesday sought "unconditional apology" from the US over the arrest and the purported strip search of its ranking diplomat Devyani Khobragade in New York and also took a slew of steps to pare down the privileges of American diplomats in an apparent retaliatory measure.

Bring PM under Lokpal, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

 The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday demanded the prime minister should be brought under the Lokpal bill while supporting the anti-graft legislation.

Khobragade strip searched: India ups the ante

As media reports that Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade was "strip-searched" after her arrest in New York threatened to escalate a diplomatic row between the two countries, the US suggested it had merely followed "standard procedures."

Govt sanction not needed to probe public servants: SC

The Supreme Court said on Tuesday there was no need for a prior sanction of the central government to launch an inquiry against a public servant in a court-monitored CBI investigation.

Committed to Lokpal, says Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has assured social activist Anna Hazare that he is committed to provide a strong Lokpal to the nation.

Nirbhaya Fund will be utilised soon: Shinde

Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said on Monday that the Nirbhaya Fund for ensuring safety of women, set up in memory of the young woman brutally gang-raped in the national capital Dec 16 last year, would soon be utilised.

BJP wins Churu, takes Rajasthan tally to 163

The BJP won the election to the Rajasthan assembly from the Churu constituency on Monday, taking its tally to 163 in the 200-member legislature.

US court asks Sonia to respond to 1984 case

A US federal court has given Congress President Sonia Gandhi till January 2 to respond to a Sikh body's charges of protecting and shielding party leaders allegedly involved in the November 1984 anti-Sikh violence.

Tejpal case: Police probe into Lekhi Twitter leak

Goa Police have started a preliminary investigation against Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi, accused of leaking the Tejpal rape case victim's name on her Twitter handle.