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“Ghazi wanted safe passage for foreign militants”
The negotiations failed because of the cleric’s non-committal responses to the Government’s proposals
8-hour day for unorganised workers mooted
NEW DELHI: The National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganised Sector (NCEUS) has recommended an eight-hour working day, with at least a half-hour break and one paid day of rest, for workers in the unorganised sector. ...
Detention without charges draws flak
SINGAPORE: The prolonged detention of Indian doctor Mohammed Haneef under Australia’s counter-terrorism laws has drawn fire from civil rights activists. Dr. Haneef, who was intercepted at the Brisbane airport on July 2 in ...
Tribunal not to hear States’ plea
Cites SLPs filed against Cauvery award
BJP creates website on Pratibha Patil
NEW DELHI: A website, www.knowpratibhapatil.com , has been created by the Bharatiya Janata Party under the banner of “Project India.” It contains the party’s allegations, printed ...
Kafeel designed aircraft parts
BANGALORE: Designing aircraft parts was his passion, and he did it with diligence. But he always kept to himself. This is how Kafeel Ahmed, involved in the London-Glasgow terror plot, was described by his colleagues at the Bangalore office of ...
Kafeel may not survive, says doctor
C-DAC trying to retrieve data
The Resource Centre for Cyber Forensics at the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) here is in the process of applying software tools developed by it, to analyse the contents of the computer hard disk and compact disks seized ...
Allegations against NBA vague: apex court
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a public interest litigation petition seeking a CBI probe into the Narmada Bachao Andolan’s alleged illegal activities using foreign funds. A Bench consisting of Justices C. Thakker ...
I will live up to glorious traditions, says Pratibha
PATNA: United Progressive Alliance-Left Presidential candidate Pratibha Patil on Tuesday said she was quite aware of the eminence of the top post and the responsibilities attached to it. Addressing MPs and MLAs of the UPA and the Left ...
Manmohan is the weakest Prime Minister: Advani
BHOPAL: The country has seen many weak Prime Ministers but Manmohan Singh was proving to be the weakest, senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader L.K. Advani has said. He was speaking at the opening session of the State unit’s two-day ...
Moved by appeal, PM comes to aid of child
NEW DELHI: Moved by an appeal published in The Hindu (July 1), Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has offered to pay for the open heart surgery of two-month-old Mugil Vannan from the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund. The baby’s ...
Economic disparities on the rise: U.N. report
NEW DELHI: Halfway to the 2015 deadline for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) to lift people out of poverty, a United Nations MDG 2007 Report points to the widening economic disparities and underscores the need for political ...
Kolkata-Dhaka train in four weeks
DHAKA: With the successful trial run of the Kolkata-Dhaka train on Sunday, officials of both countries have agreed to start the regular service within next four weeks. Senior officials from both sides discussed the matter here in the ...
Court stays demolition of sports complex
LUCKNOW: The Mayawati Government’s move to demolish the Bhimrao Ambedkar Stadium in a bid to extend the Ambedkar Memorial Park in Gomtinagar here suffered a setback after the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court stayed the move ...
Rocard discharged from hospital
Kolkata: The former French Prime Minister, Michael Rocard, was on Tuesday discharged from a city hospital. He underwent surgery for subdural haematoma and was to have been discharged on July 7. He was admitted to the hospital on June ...
Shekhawat misusing office: Dasmunsi
NEW DELHI: Parliamentary Affairs Minister Priyaranjan Dasmunsi on Tuesday accused Vice-President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat of misusing his office while campaigning for the Presidential election. Mr. Dasmunsi, who is also Presidential ...
“Honour killing”: victim’s kin seek NCW , NHRC help
NEW DELHI: Traumatised by the murder of their young son, Manoj, and the social boycott for protesting against the “honour killing,” an aggrieved family from Karora village in Kaithal district of Haryana on Tuesday approached the ...
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