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Govindacharya blames BJP leaders for masjid demolition
VARANASI, FEB. 8. K.N. Govindacharya, Bharatiya Janata Party ideologue, today accused the party leadership of being responsible for the demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya and said the saffron leaders on that day "failed" to read the mind ...
Efforts on to ensure subsidies reach poor: Chidambaram
NEW DELHI, FEB. 8. The country's rural poor can look forward to deriving greater benefits from the subsidies intended for them from the new fiscal as the UPA Government is striving to devise ways to target them better by making such sops ...
Lost in minutes: 800 years of history
NEW DELHI, FEB.8.The tomb of Delhi's foremost poet, Amir Khusro, at the Nizamuddin dargah in South Delhi was vandalised early morning today, allegedly by a man from West Bengal. Wreaking havoc at the tomb, he single-handedly broke the ...
Congress leads in Kashmir civic polls
JAMMU, FEB. 8.The Congress party emerged a clear winner in the fourth phase of the civic elections in the State winning 77 out of 201 wards in Jammu and Kathua districts. The party won 48 seats in Jammu while in Kathua it took 29 seats. In the ...
Dismissal of Parrikar Government challenged
NEW DELHI, FEB. 8. A resident of Goa has challenged in the Supreme Court the dismissal of the Bharatiya Janata Party Government in Goa by the Governor, S.C. Jamir, and the appointment of a Congress-led Government. In a public interest ...
Goa Speaker issues notice to Rane
PANAJI, FEB. 8. The Goa Speaker, Vishwas Satarkar, has issued notices to the Chief Minister, Pratapsingh Rane, and the Officer on Special Duty to the Governor, Sebastian Zumvu, to show cause why breach of privilege of the House proceedings cannot ...
Air chief takes to the skies
BANGALORE, FEB. 8.The Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal S.P. Tyagi, today had a firsthand experience on the British advanced jet trainer, Hawk. The Air Chief, who flew the aircraft at the IAF airbase at Yelahanka, venue of the fifth Aero ...
Fixed tenure planned for Home, Defence Secretaries
NEW DELHI, FEB. 8. The Manmohan Singh Government is believed to have decided to give a two-year fixed tenure to the next Union Home Secretary and the Defence Secretary, according to authoritative sources. The new arrangement is expected to be ...
Fresh uncertainty over Gorkha autonomous council
KOLKATA, FEB. 8. Sixteen years after the formation of the Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Autonomous Council (DGHAC), its chairman, Subhas Ghising's description of the body here today as one which has lost its relevance has thrown its future into fresh ...
U.S. wants bigger share of Indian arms market
BANGALORE, FEB. 8. With India indicating that it will source military equipment from more countries, the U.S., which has a small market share in this sector, intends to become a major player, the U.S. Ambassador in India, David C. Mulford, has ...
Demolishing slums not a mistake: Deshmukh
MUMBAI, FEB. 8. On completing 100 days in office, the Maharashtra Chief Minister, Vilasrao Deshmukh, told The Hindu that he had no regrets about his policy of demolishing slums in Mumbai or of promising free power to farmers in ...
NEW DELHI, FEB. 8. Police have detained a person, who was allegedly found "vandalising" the precincts of the Amir Khusro tomb in South Delhi's Nizamuddin area this morning. ...
NEW DELHI, FEB. 8. Three associates of Vicky Thakur, main accused in the Kislay Gupta kidnapping case, have been arrested from the Saket area in South Delhi here. ...
Handwara family rejects Army's offer
BADRE PAYEEN (HANDWARA), FEB. 8.Abdur Rasheed Dar (45) is in no mood to accept the Army's offer to adopt his family. Instead he wants stern action against the dismissed Major Rehman Hussain, who was exonerated of the charges of raping his wife ...
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