Cong to support DMK in RS polls
CHENNAI, 25 JUNE: The
Congress today decided to support estranged ally DMK for the 27 June Rajya Sabha polls from Tamil Nadu, with its five MLAs all set to vote for DMK nominee Kanimozhi. TNCC president B S Gnanadesikan said AICC general secretary and party’s in-charge for Tamil Nadu Mukul Wasnik had informed him of the decision over phone. “INC has decided to support Kanimozhi…accordingly, all five Congress MLAs will vote for her,” he said in a statement. The term of six Rajya Sabha MPs from Tamil Nadu ends next month. sns            
Penalty on Airtel approved
NEW DELHI, 25 JUNE: Telecom minister Mr Kapil Sibal is learnt to have approved levying of Rs 650 crore penalty on Bharti Airtel for violating roaming norms in 13 service areas between 2003 and 2005. pti
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10 hurt in blast
MALDA, 25 JUNE: At least 10 people, including two women, were injured this evening when a powerful bomb exploded around 8.30 p.m. at Gazole bus stand in the Gazole police station area, 30 km from Malda town. A large contingent of police rushed to the spot. sns