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World News :International Affairs

Japan: Radiation in Seawater May be Spreading

Highly radioactive iodine seeping from Japan’s damaged nuclear complex may be making its way into seawater farther north of the plant than previously thought, officials today said, adding to radiation concerns as the crisis stretches into a third week.
Mounting problems, including badly miscalculated radiation figures and no place to store dangerously contaminated water, have stymied emergency workers struggling to cool down the overheating plant and avert a disaster with global implications.
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India News :National Affairs

SC Flays Govt for Not Probing Sources of Black Money

The Supreme Court today flayed the government for focussing its probe only around Pune stud owner Hasan Ali Khan in the black money case and directed it to track the more “serious” aspect of source of money by incorporating the angle of national security.
“No further information is forthcoming from you. The whole concentration is focussed only on one individual. What about others?” a bench of justices B Sudershan Reddy and S S Nijjar asked.
2G: PAC Summons Radia, Ratan Tata, Anil Ambani

Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee has called leading industrialists, including Ratan Tata and Anil Ambani, and corporate lobbyist Niira Radia to appear before the panel in connection with the 2G spectrum scam which it is probing.
Sources said the PAC will meet on April 4 and April 5 to discuss the 2G spectrum allocation case which had led to the resignation of Telecom Minister A Raja.
“Niira Radia and Ratan Tata have been called on April 4 to discuss their role in the 2G allocation. On April 5, representatives of four companies – Swan Telecom, Reliance Communication (Anil Ambani) and Unitech – have been asked to present themselves,” they said.
Indo-Pak Home Secretary Talks ‘Extremely Positive’

Resuming the bilateral dialogue process after a gap of over two years, Home Secretaries of India and Pakistan today said “progress” has been made on certain issues and termed the talks as “extremely positive”.
“Talks are extremely positive. Progress made in certain direction, in the right direction,” Home Secretary G K Pillai told reporters at the end of the first day of the two-day talks with his Pakistani counterpart Chaudhary Qamar Zaman.
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