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"in" Internet domain launched
NEW DELHI, JAN. 6. Indian identity in cyberspace got a major boost today following the extension of the ".in" country code Internet domain name registry, launched by the Union Communications Minister, Dayanidhi Maran, in the presence of eminent ...

Centre takes steps to check sugar prices
NEW DELHI, JAN. 6. Alarmed at soaring sugar prices in parts of the country, the Centre today decided to release an additional free sale quota of four -lakh tonnes for sugar mills, taking the total free sale quota for the January-March quarter to ...

A third front should not be a mere electoral front: CPI(M)
NEW DELHI, JAN. 6. With the Samajwadi Party consistently raising the need for a third political alternative in the country, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) today articulated the party's stand stating that it should be built around two ...

Election Commission summons Haryana officials
NEW DELHI, JAN. 6. The Election Commission has directed the Chief Secretary of Haryana to instruct senior officials of the Public Works and Irrigation Departments to appear in person before the Commission to explain the violation of the model ...

Ministers agree to develop Asian oil market
NEW DELHI, JAN. 6. The first-ever roundtable of Asian Oil Ministers today agreed to endorse India's proposal for the development of an Asian oil market. The meeting also decided to create a benchmark crude for the Asian market. The schedule ...

Tsunami loss in South put at Rs. 5,322 crores
NEW DELHI, JAN. 6.The Centre today made a preliminary estimate of the financial loss due to the December 26 tsunami that struck Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Pondicherry. The damage in the four southern coastal States was estimated at ...

A little village in the sun
TIRUPATI, JAN. 6. Here is a bright little village in Andhra Pradesh that is all solar and smoke-free — the first of its kind in the country. Bysanivaripalle, 125 km northwest of Tirupati, has 36 families. Their main means of livelihood is ...

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