1. House panel likely to clear Lokayuktas in all states, Major Anna Demand Set To Be Fulfilled:

New Delhi: The parliamentary standing committee on law and justice is veering around to recommending exclusion of the lower bureaucracy from the ambit of the proposed Lokpal and facilitating setting up of powerful Lokayuktas in all states. [TOI p1]

2. PM under Lokpal, with safeguards? :

New Delhi: Inclusion of the prime minister in the Lokpal’s ambit dominated the debate during Anna Hazare’s campaign but there was little room for differences in the parliamentary standing committee on law and justice that is considering the proposed anti graft ombudsman. [TOI p14]

3. Top babus back CAG audit of policy issues, Agree Auditor Is Not Going Beyond Brief:

New Delhi: At a time when it has been accused of overstepping its brief, the comptroller and auditor general has secured endorsement from 10 secretaries of Union ministries, including the expenditure secretary in the finance ministry and the secretary of the department of personnel and training — which comes under the Prime Minister’s Office — for its ‘mandate’ to analyse implementation of government policies. [TOI p1]

4. Deadlier war doctrine, NEW STRATEGY Military learns from Kargil, priority to battle in enemy territory :

NEW DELHI: Fundamental changes have been made in India’s war doctrine after the military restructured its fighting capacities, with the aim of waging all future battles in enemy territory. The new concept was discussed in tri-services Commanders’ Conference last week. It will be used during military exercises in south Pokhran this winter.[HT p8]

5. Khurshid rules out fundamental changes in RTI Act :

New Delhi: Amid a raging debate on the Right to Information Act, Salman Khurshid has made it clear that there is no proposal for a “relook” at the act but noted that not only the government but the judiciary too had experienced “difficulties” because of it. [TOI p10]

6. Day not far when Cong will appoint a Dalit PM : Shastri :

New Delhi : Senior Congress leader and AICC’s newly created Hindi department chairman Anil Shastri on Sunday said the “day is not far” when the Congress will appoint a Dalit Prime Minister. His remarks came in the backdrop of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati’s statement last week that the ruling party at the Centre could install either Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar or Union Minister Sushil kumar Shinde as PM for a brief period to woo Dalits in UP Assembly elections.[IE p3]

7. Dalit PM from Congress will be reality in near future’ :

NEW DELHI: The day is not far when a Dalit would be nomination Sunday. “Congress has made four CMs in different states in the past. The day is not far when it will give a dalit PM, not for votes but for dalit empowerment,“ party leader Anil Shastri tweeted. [HT p8]

8. Sensus to identify urban poor has drawbacks: Selja :

NEW DELHI: The ongoing socioeconomic census to identify the poor living in urban areas may not reflect the true picture owing to procedural drawbacks, housing and urban poverty alleviation (HUPA) minister Kumari Selja has said.[HT p8]

9. Advani tries to bring focus back on graft :

BHOPAL: Besieged by controversies, BJP leader LK Advani is trying to bring the focus of his Jan Chetna Yatra back on corruption in the ranks of India’s ruling Congress party, but ill health is coming in the way.[HT p13]

10. Cash for votes scam  inspired to take yatra : Advani :

Bhopal : Senior BJP leader L KAdvani on Sunday said he was inspired to undertake the Jan Chetna Yatra by the treatment meted out to BJP MPs who were sent to jail in the cash-for-vote scandal when they should have been felicitated for serving democracy.[IE p4]

11. Eye on polls, BJP plans Yuva sansads to woo youth : Lucknow : The

BJP’s Yuva Morcha has planned to organise Yuva Sansads (mock youth

Parliament) in all five states going for Assembly polls next year. As the

elections draw near, party leaders will try to attract young voters and

associate them with the party through Yuva Sansads.[IE p4]

12. It is up to BJP to decide on PM candidate: RSS : Bhopal : As the

debate in the BJP over its PM candidate refuses to die down, the RSS on

Sunday said L K Advani will himself make it clear if he is in the race for the

post and insisted it is up to the BJP to decide on the matter.[HT p13]

13. Anna, bizmen not above ‘rule of law’: New Delhi : When Indira Gandhi

was at the pinnacle of her power in the early 1970s, Congress president

Debakanta Barooah had said “Indira is India and India is Indira” and

engraved his name on the top of the list of official sycophants. Barooah

had political ambitions to nurture and knew that in the Indian political

system, eschewing sycophancy would not permit one to jump the queue. It

is another matter that he ended up disillusioned and left Congress. [TOI


14. Anna Hazare Blows Cold Before Going Mute on Centre : NEW DELHI

: Anti-graft crusade Anna Hazare began his week-long ‘maun vrat’ (vow of

silence) on Sunday at his native village of Ralegan Siddhi. “Anna began

his maun vrat this morning. He is sitting under a banyan tree near the

Padmavati temple here,” said a Hazare aide. [ET p2]

15. Will work with Congress if Centre brings strong Lokpal : Ralegan

Siddhi : After the vicious anti-Congress line in the Lok Sabha by-election

in Hisar, Anna Hazare has made a surprise U-turn saying he will work with

the Congress if the UPA government ensured passage of a strong Lokpal

Bill in the winter session of the Parliament.[The Hindu p12]

16. Anna is ready to talk sarpanch to tell Rahul : Pune :Jaisingh Mapari,

the sarpanch of Anna Hazare’s village Ralegan Siddhi (Ahmednagar

district) will meet AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi on Monday, after

an invitation on his behalf from senior Congress MP P.T. Thomas.[The

Hindu p12]

17. Will work with Cong for strong Lokpal’ : RALEGAN SIDDHI:

Manmohan Singh’s latest letter to him, anti-corruption campaigner Anna

Hazare on Sunday promised to work with the Congress if the Centre

ensured a bill to create a strong Lokpal would be passed in the winter

session of Parliament.[HT p9]

18. RSS Not Happy with LK’s Ambitious Remarks, Statement on PM

candidate seen as a rebuff to RSS’ attempts to persuade Advani to

quit race: NEW DELHI : RSS is very unhappy with BJP veteran LK

Advani’s flip flops on his prime ministerial ambitions, which has kept the

Sangh Parivar and BJP guessing about his plans, besides keeping the

spotlight firmly on the leadership tussle in the party. [ET p3]

19. Prashant Bhushan spoke language of separatists: RSS: NEW DELHI:

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Sunday lashed out at

senior lawyer and Team Anna member Prashant Bhushan for his remarks

supporting a plebiscite in Kashmir.[HT p9]

20. Kudankulam N-stir suspended for local polls: CHENNAI: The second

wave of protests against the Kudankulam nuclear power plant was called

off temporarily on Sunday in view of the local body polls across Tamil

Nadu.[HT p9]

21. Nine hours in jail, then BSY heads to hospital : Bangalore: Even as

lawyers gave final touches to his bail petition to be put up before the

Karnataka high court on Monday, jailed former chief minister B S

Yeddyurappa was wheeled into Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular

Sciences and Research early on Sunday after he complained of

discomfort, chest pain and vomiting sensation. [TOI p1]

22. BJP distances itself from jailed BSY, Won’t Back The Corrupt:

Rajnath: Noida: The BJP has distanced itself from former Karnataka chief

minister B S Yeddyurappa by making its stand clear that the party will not

support anyone with alleged corruption charges. “The party will not

support anyone who have corruption charges against them, be it

Yeddyurappa or anyone else,” said former UP chief minister and BJP

leader Rajnath Singh. [TOI p14]

23. Dattatreya urges PM to table Bill : Hyderabad : Amid ongoing political

turmoil in Andhra Pradesh over the Telangana issue, former Union

minister and BJP leader Bandaru Dattatreya on Sunday urged Prime

Minister Manmohan Singh to immediately move a Bill in Parliament for

formation of the separate state.[IE p5]

24. Centre Relieved as Mamata Talks Tough to Maoists : NEW DELHI :

Mamata Banerjee has finally brought her line on the Maoists in sync with

that of the Centre. The West Bengal Chief Minister’s seven-day ultimatum

to Maoists in Jungalmahal has come as a major relief for the Centre,

which was apprehensive about her approach towards red terror.[ET p3]

25. Explosives seized in MP : Bhopal : The Madhya Pradesh Police on

Sunday seized a large quantity of explosives from two places in Rewa, the

town from where BJP leader L K Advani’s Jan Chetna Yatra passed two

days ago.[IE p7]

26. Khalistan terrorists closing in on city, Punjab Outfit Trained In Pak;

Cops Scouring Suburbs For Terror Conduit: New Delhi: A Khalistani

terror module has already infiltrated north India after rigorous training in

the jihad launch pads of Pakistan. The RDX seized in Ambala was part of

the terror plot to unleash a bloody Diwali in Delhi. Police said members of

the Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF), a new outfit, and Babbar Khalsa are

waiting in the wings to strike in the capital. [TOI p3]

27. I-T Set to Tap Foreign Whistleblowers : MUMBAI : Amid mounting

pressure from the Supreme Court, the government is set to accept tip-offs

from foreign informers and whistleblowers for fishing out information on

tax evaders who have parked money in Swiss banks and tax havens. [ET


28. ‘Right to recall will destabilize country’, CEC Says Move Will Hike

Costs, Waste Time: New Delhi: Chief election commissioner S Y

Quraishi has opposed the election reforms sought by Team Anna like the

‘right to recall’ and the ‘right to reject’, saying this would destabilize the

country. [TOI p10]

29. EC ropes in IT dept to check poll funding : New Delhi: In a bid to

check suspicious transactions, the Election Commission has rolled out

fresh guidelines for monitoring of poll funding during the forthcoming

elections in five states, including Uttar Pradesh, and has roped in the

income tax department and the financial intelligence unit for this purpose.

[TOI p10]

30. CBI to be given fresh cases of corruption by CVC : NEW DELHI: The

Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) will give some more fresh cases to

CBI to probe alleged criminal conspiracy and graft by certain government

employees in carrying out Commonwealth Games related works.[HT p6]

31. List steps on black money : LK : Bhopal : Senior Bharatiya Janata

Party leader L K Advani on Sunday cornered the Congress-led UPA

government at the Centre by demanding a white paper on steps taken by

the government to bring back the black money stashed in Swiss banks

under the Restitution of Illicit Assets Act, which is a Swiss law.[AA p2]

32. Modi holds another fast to take on ‘enemy of state’ : Dwarka: Taking

his Sadbhavana mission forward, Gujarat CM Narendra Modi observed a

day-long fast in this temple town on Sunday to counter the “detractors of

the state”. [TOI p14]

33. Missing nurse case: Raj min shunted out : Jaipur: Refusing to take

hints to quit after his name figured in the mysterious disappearance of a

government nurse, Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday

sacked water resources minister Mahipal Maderna from his cabinet.

Governor Shivraj Patil, acting on CM’s advice, ordered his dismissal. [TOI


34. Sonia buys time, says decision in 4 days : Guwahati : Congress chief

Sonia Gandhi has reportedly told the warring factions of the party in

Arunachal Pradesh to leave Delhi and assured them that a decision on the

leadership issue would be conveyed to them in four days.[IE p9]

35. From Ayodhya to Delhi comes the message of peace : New Delhi :

Yugal Kishor Shastri has been undertaking annual peace yatras on foot

for three years from the holy city of Ayodhya to Dargah Hazrat

Nizamuddin in Delhi to promote communal harmony.[The Hindu p4]

36. Chargesheet on UP CM graft soon: Cong : Lucknow: Congress on

Sunday said it would release a charge sheet on the corruption cases

against Uttar Pradesh CM Mayawati, cabinet colleagues and party

leaders. [TOI p14]

37. Kejriwal to tour Uttar Pradesh despite ‘threat’ : New Delhi :Despite his

fear of an attack on him, Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal will embark

on his campaign in Uttar Pradesh on Monday, and social activist Anna

Hazare began ‘maun vrat’ in his native town of Ralegan Siddhi in

Maharashtra.[The Hindu p12]

38. Maya wants CBI case closed, Centre says no : NEW DELHI: The

Centre has turned down Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati’s request

asking it to direct the CBI to close an eight-year-old corruption case

against her.[HT p1]

39. Hisar LS bypoll results today, all eyes on Anna factor, Hisar: The fate

of political heavyweights : Hisar : locked in a keen fight for Hisar Lok

Sabha seat will be known later today after counting of ballots cast in the

by-election in which the Anna factor has raised the stakes for the ruling

Congress.[TOI p14]

40. On eve of result, Cong Hisar man warns Kejriwal : NEW DELHI:

Ahead of the counting of votes for the Hisar Lok Sabha byelection on

Monday, Congress candidate Jaiprakash has warned Team Anna member

Arvind Kejriwal that he could be beaten up like his colleague Prashant

Bhushan.[HT p1]

41. BJP criticises bid to split MCD :New Delhi : The Delhi BJP on Sunday

criticised the demand of the Delhi Government for trifurcation of Municipal

Corporation of Delhi stating that such a move would only lead to greater

chaos and compromise the delivery of services.[The Hindu p4]

42. 200% raise in circle rates soon : New Delhi : Registering property in

Delhi may soon get dearer. After making substantial increase in circle

rates of property in February, the Sheila Dikshit Government is again

planning to increase circle rates by 100-200 per cent for properties in posh

colonies, while it may be between 50 and 60 per cent for unauthorised

colonies of the Capital.[Pioneer Daily p1]


43. The medicine man : Varghese K George : The world had taken for

granted the benefits of globalisation… Today we are being called upon to

cope with its negative dimensions,’ Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told

the United Nations general assembly last month. “When the world

changes, we have to take notice of those changes,“ he later

elaborated.[HT p12]


44. US eying N-stick to beat Iran, Obama Wants IAEA To Reveal

Classified Data: Washington: President Obama is pressing United

Nations nuclear inspectors to release classified intelligence information

showing that Iran is designing and experimenting with nuclear weapons

technology.[TOI p18]

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