Coal scam
NEW DELHI, 18 JUNE: The CBI may record the statement of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s adviser T K A Nair in the coal block allocation scam though the agency denied any such move officially. The agency summoned as accused former Coal Secretary H C Gupta and quizzed two former officials in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). pti
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Ishrat Jahan case
NEW DELHI/AHMDEBADAD, 18 JUNE: The IB special director, Mr Rajinder Kumar, who was grilled by the CBI for the second time today, denied his role in the alleged fake encounter. Gujarat High Court today directed the CBI to file a charge-sheet by 4 July. Ishrat’s mother today claimed her daughter was “innocent”. sns
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Funding for JuD
LAHORE, 18 JUNE: The Jamaat-ud-Dawa has been allocated over Rs 61 million in the budget for the current fiscal by Pakistan’s Punjab province government headed by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s PML-N. pti
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Rupee crashes
MUMBAI, 18 JUNE: The rupee today suffered the most as it slipped below 58 a dollar amid heavy demand for the US currency. sns
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