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Hearing on Tata's petition in High Court continues
KOLKATA: The hearing on the writ petition filed by the Tata Motors, challenging the constitutional validity of the Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Act 2011, continued for the sixth day in the Calcutta High Court on ...

Chidambaram kept out of loop on bugging issue
NEW DELHI: In his first remarks on the issue of bugging of Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's North Block office, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram did not know about it. During his ...

Sugar prices to be held till November
Minister promises efforts to keep food grain rates affordable

Court order will go in favour of people: Mamata
KOLKATA: Welcoming the Supreme Court's directive that as an interim arrangement there will be no distribution of land at Singur till further orders by the Calcutta High Court, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said here on Wednesday ...

Bangladesh court issues arrest warrant against Paresh Barua


MCI Secretary withdraws resignation
NEW DELHI: Medical Council of India Secretary Sangeeta Sharma has withdrawn her resignation, just two weeks after she put in her papers following “harsh treatment,” while Anshuman Darbari, newly appointed Deputy Secretary has quit ...

Signboards that make you smile
This is one of the many messages put on signboards along the Leh-Manali national highway here to guide drivers about narrow turns and traffic rules. This innovation of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), a nodal agency under the ...

Sharad Yadav demands termination of caste census
NEW DELHI: Demanding immediate termination of the caste census launched on Wednesday, Janata Dal (United) president Sharad Yadav not only accused the government of betraying Parliament but also held it responsible for all the ills that had ...

Manmohan admits to pressuring Jairam
NEW DELHI: In a further breakdown of his vaunted “no-go zone” concept to prevent mining in heavily forested areas, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh has agreed to consider five coal blocks in the forests of Orissa to be moved from ...

Modi ridicules decision to remove 25 paise coins
AHMEDABAD: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday ridiculed the Centre's decision to put 25 paise coins out of circulation and wondered whether this was the Congress government's “strong step” to unearth black ...

DMK: no differences with Congress on PAC report
CHENNAI: Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam parliamentarian Adhi Sankar on Wednesday said the party was working in tandem with the Congress on the Public Accounts Committee, denying reports that suggested that the DMK and the Congress had differences ...

BJP retains Purnea
PATNA: The ruling National Democratic Alliance on Wednesday won the Purnea by-election, with the Bharatiya Janata Party's Kiran Keshri defeating Ramcharitra Yadav of the Congress by 23,665 votes. The by-election was necessitated by the ...

Fine on contractors for delay in road works
Tiruvannamalai: District Collector Anshul Mishra slapped a total fine of Rs. 27,03,878 on 20 contractors for delayed execution of 43 road works in the district. These include development of union and panchayat roads taken up by District Rural ...

“There are mechanisms to correct irregularities”
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said there were mechanisms within the system to correct irregularities. He told this to a group of editors here when asked about the findings of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of ...

Researcher studying Naxals goes missing
Patna: A young researcher studying the Naxal movement in Bihar has gone missing with her guide from the State's Jamui district, police officials said. She hailed from Bangalore. Juhi Kumari, who is in her early twenties, is believed to ...

Maharashtra cuts VAT
Mumbai: Maharashtra on Wednesday decided to reduce the value added tax (VAT) on diesel and kerosene by 2 per cent to mitigate the impact of the recent fuel price hike. Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said at a press conference that in ...

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