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Paswan attends Iftaar party in Srinagar
SRINAGAR: After a gap of nearly 19 years an Iftaar party was hosted by a Kashmiri pandit here on Sunday.It was attended by hundreds of people including Union Minister for Chemicals Ram Vilas Paswan. Organised by State president of ...
Educate the masses: Swraj Paul
“Number of Indians having higher education is a mere 7 per cent”
Karat: Centre callous about commitments
KOLKATA: If a “balance-sheet” of the National Common Minimum Programme is taken, “the record of the government is loaded against most of the pro-people measures and commitments,” Prakash Karat, general secretary of the ...
“Ensure fair deal to farmers”
NEW DELHI: Non-violence to farmwomen and men who toil day and night can be expressed in terms of a remunerative price and assured marketing opportunities for their products, said renowned agricultural scientist M.S. Swaminathan. The ...
BJP designs will not succeed: Karat
Kolkata: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) leadership believes that the Bharatiya Janata Party “is grossly mistaken if it thinks it can arouse religious sentiments and make political capital” out of the Sethusamudram project ...
Army’s image must be improved: General Kapoor
NEW DELHI: The new Chief of the Army Staff, General Deepak Kapoor, said on Monday that improving the image of the Army during his tenure would be an important area. Terming tackling of corruption as a “big challenge,” Gen. Kapoor ...
India is in touch with Iran, Pakistan
NEW DELHI: India is waiting for the political climate in Pakistan to settle down before initiating talks with that country on the transit fee for the proposed $7.4 billion Indo-Pakistan-Iran gas pipeline. The Petroleum and Natural ...
Sunita Williams looks back
NEW DELHI: Thanking Indians for praying for her safe return to earth, Indian-American astronaut Sunita Williams on Monday said she always knew that the technical team would see to it that she arrived safe and sound from her six-month-long ...
BJP seeks dismissal of DMK government
Remove T.R. Baalu from Cabinet: Rajnath
Supreme Court notice on Katra incident
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Jammu and Kashmir Government on a writ petition seeking criminal action against police personnel and compensation to Jammu migrants allegedly subjected to police brutality in Katra ...
Most of the work done: Baalu
CHENNAI: Is Adam’s Bridge/Ram Sethu intact? If not, how much of it has been affected by the dredging? Union Minister for Shipping and Surface Transport T.R. Baalu on Monday hinted that most of the work had been done. “The ...
Insurance for BPL unorganised workers
NEW DELHI: Finance Minister P. Chidamabaram on Monday launched the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (National Health Insurance Scheme) for the unorganised sector workers living below poverty line (BPL). Delhi became the first State in the ...
Dissent is fine if law is not violated: Congress
NEW DELHI: The Congress said on Monday that it believed in all democratic forms of dissent, provided they did not violate the law of the land and were permissible within the “four corners of the Constitution.” The party, ...
Supreme Court grants bail to Alister Pereira
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday granted bail to Alister Pereira, sentenced to three years imprisonment for causing the death of seven persons due to alleged negligence while driving his car in Mumbai in November 2006. A Bench of ...
Centre to institute scholarships named after Sunita Williams
NEW DELHI: The Central government will institute ten scholarships, five for girls and five for boys, to promote the study of outer space. The scholarships will be named after Sunita Williams, astronaut of Indian origin, who recently returned ...
Petrol mafia role ruled out in IOC executive attack
LUCKNOW: Within 24 hours of the murderous attack on the Indian Oil Corporation executive in Lakhimpur town of Uttar Pradesh, the police ruled out the involvement of the petrol mafia. The Lakhimpur police on Monday arrested four persons, ...
Advani meets Thackeray
MUMBAI: The possibility of mid-term polls has brought the Shiv Sena and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) closer with BJP leader L.K. Advani calling on Sena chief Bal Thackeray on Monday at his residence, “Matoshri.” Sena leader and ...
7 politicians convicted
PATNA: The Patna District and Sessions Court on Monday convicted as many as seven politicians, including two former MPs, an MLA and two former legislators, for the lynching of the then District Magistrate (DM) of Gopalganj G. Krishnaiah almost ...
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