News Wrap: Mayawati still undecided; ICC suspends umpires

- After meeting with her party's leaders, BSP chief Mayawati says that she is yet to decide if she wants to continue backing the UPA government. She has been given sole responsibility to decide whether the party should continue outside support to UPA.

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- PM Manmohan Singh says the anti-corruption law in the country would be amended to fill gaps in the legislation and bring it in line with international practices. He also said that the current accusations of corruption and atmosphere of negativity are affecting India’s image.

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- Tamil Nadu moved the Supreme Court seeking contempt of court proceedings against Karnataka CM Jagadish Shettar and others for allegedly defying the court’s order to supply 9,000 cusecs of water from the Cauvery river to the state. They contended that Karnataka has deliberately violated the apex court’s earlier order to supply water to the state and hence has committed willful contempt of the court.


- In sport, the ICC has suspended the six umpires caught in a TV sting, which alleged that they were willing to fix Twenty20 matches. The suspension is pending the completion of an inquiry against them. The channel showed video clips, purportedly taken by their undercover reporters in which the umpires were shown to be allegedly willing to give certain decisions in exchange for money.

- And finally, Americans Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka won the 2012 Nobel Prize in chemistry for studies of protein receptors that let body cells sense and respond to outside signals. Such studies are key for developing better drugs. Their achievements have allowed drug makers to develop medication with fewer side effects.

Updated Date: Oct 10, 2012 20:14 PM

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