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All India Radio News,a discussion on ""CAG Audit to Private Telecom Companies".

All India Radio News "Spotlight/ News Analysis" programme brings you a discussion on ""CAG Audit to Private Telecom Companies". This program can be heard by clicking on the following link:

The participants are : Sadhana Dikshit, Former Member, Telecom Commission amd Prasoon Srivastava, Special Telecom Correspondent, PTI.

Telugu inscription found

Stone image of Chalukya king discovered in Samarlakota The stone image of Chandrarasi of 7th Century A.D. at Sri Kumara Bhimeswara Swamy Temple at Samarlakota.— Photo: special arrangement The Archaeological Survey of India, Hyderabad, has come across an interesting discovery of a unique inscribed image of a king in the Sri Kumara Bhimeswara Swamy Temple premises at Samarlakota in East Godavari District.

Dikshitars’ right to manage Natarajar temple cannot be taken away: SC

The Supreme Court on Monday quashed the Tamil Nadu government’s February 2009 order appointing Executive Officer to manage the affairs and properties of the  Natarajar temple at Chidambaram. A Bench of Justices B.S. Chauhan and S.A. Bobde, allowing a batch of appeals filed by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy and Podu Dikshitars against a Madras High Court upholding the GO, held that the right of Dikshitars to manage the temple could not taken away by the government.

India will be polio-free in a week: Azad

The last case was detected in January 2011 in Howrah district India will be declared polio-free by the World Health Organization (WHO) if no cases of polio are detected in the country by January 13, Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said here on Monday. “Any country that does not have a case of polio for three consecutive years is declared polio-free by the WHO,” Mr. Azad told journalists at the State Congress headquarters. The country has achieved the milestone in just four years.

Sensitive Japan asks India to address safe use of nuclear energy

Even as hopes rise of a civil nuclear accord with Japan following confirmation that its Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be the chief guest at Republic Day celebrations here, an influential lawmaker from Tokyo indicated on Monday that the path ahead was still not smooth and India should make concessions keeping in mind Japanese sensitivities. Chief Representative of the New Komeito Party Natsuo Yamaguchi assured India of a “flexible approach from the Japanese side” if it addressed some “areas of concern” such as non-proliferation, Comprehensive [Nuclear] Test Ban Treaty and safe use of nuclear energy for civilian purposes

China destroys 6.1 tonnes of confiscated ivory

Latest effort to discourage illegal trade Officers stand guard as confiscated ivory is destroyed in Dongguan, southern Guangdong, China, on Monday.— Photo: AP In an unprecedented move, China on Monday publicly destroyed 6.1 tonnes of confiscated ivory to shed its image as the world’s biggest market for smuggled elephant tusks and discourage illegal trade and poaching.

Sheikh Hasina set to form govt. again

Asks her arch rival Khaleda Zia to “give up terrorism and the Jamaat-e-Islami” The Awami League led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is set to form the new government Bangladesh after winning an absolute majority in the January 5 parliamentary elections boycotted by the Opposition. The Election Commission received the results of 139 out of the 147 seats for which polling was held. The Awami League won 104 seats. Having already won 127 seats uncontested, the ruling party has 231 seats under its belt, giving it a clear three-fourths majority in the new Parliament. Main Opposition The Jatiya Party, which won 33 seats, is likely to be the main Opposition, while the Workers Party got 6, Jatiyo Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) got 5 and Tarikat Federation 1. A total of 13 independent candidates, mostly rebels from the ruling party, defeated the official candidates. At her press conference on Monday, Ms. Hasina asked her arch-rival Khaleda Zia to “give up terrorism and the Jamaat-e-Islami,” and work to…