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Left parties protest price rise
Leaders blame it on budget proposals and speculation in forward trading
17 Maoists killed in encounter
PAMEDU (Chhattisgarh): Dispelling the notion of impregnability of Bastar forests, security forces managed to inflict a stunning blow to Maoist rebels, when they carried out precision raids and shot dead as many as 17 rebels in one of the ...
Kamat briefs Manmohan
NEW DELHI: Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat called on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday to apprise him of the Scarlette Keeling murder case. The Prime Minister’s Office has been monitoring it. The Prime Minister advised the ...
Tibet: Pakistan strongly defends China
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday came out strongly in support of China over the violent protests in Tibet, condemning the incidents as an attempt by “vested interests” to politicise and subvert the spirit of the Beijing Olympic ...
BJP seeks statement
Statement likely today
NEW DELHI: Members of Parliament of several political parties have apparently approached Parliamentary Affairs Minister Priyaranjan Dasmunsi to plead for ending the pre-recess budget session a day ahead of schedule, that is, on ...
India to recognise foreign medical degrees
NEW DELHI: The government on Tuesday decided to recognise postgraduate medical degrees being awarded in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States. However, these degrees will be recognised on condition that ...
U.S. Speaker to visit India
Plans to visit Dharamsala
3 Boroland front cadres killed, camp set ablaze
Guwahati: Unidentified gunmen shot dead three cadres of the National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB) and injured two of their colleagues, besides torching their camp, at Goshkota in lower Assam’s Kokrajhar district on Tuesday ...
Bird flu scare in Malda
800 chickens die; samples sent to Bhopal for testing
Legal expert backs model ‘nikahnama’
“Nothing objectionable from the Islamic point of view”
Bird flu: West Bengal allots more funds
KOLKATA: Amid fears of a fresh outbreak of bird flu, the West Bengal government has proposed a nearly three-fold increase in allocation for the Animal Resource Development Department. This will help rehabilitate the families affected by ...
Cameras to snoop on naxals in Jharkhand
HAL bags $150-million Airbus order
BANGALORE: The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has taken another step towards attaining its target of becoming a $4-billion company by the end of the current five-year plan: it has just bagged an order from aircraft manufacturer Airbus ...
Left: Israeli arms makers cock a snook at Indian laws
NEW DELHI: Concerned over the manner in which arms deals with Israel are being conducted, the Left parties have urged the UPA government to immediately take action against the errant firms which indulged in “systematic violation of ...
Buddhadeb defies smoking ban
Kolkata: Defying the blanket ban on smoking at the State Secretariat, West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Tuesday made it clear that he would continue to puff inside his office. “Do you want to stop me from ...
Prasar Bharati Amendment Bill passed
NEW DELHI: The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday gave its nod for the Prasar Bharati (Broadcasting Corporation of India) Amendment Bill, 2008, which will replace an ordinance that saw the removal of eminent journalist M.V. Kamath as Prasar Bharati ...
Delimitation: Bhardwaj rules out changes
NEW DELHI: Union Law Minister H.R. Bhardwaj on Tuesday told the Rajya Sabha that despite the delimitation exercise affecting the status of several constituencies “to the unhappiness of MLAs and MPs,” no change could be brought ...
Fund to compensate those giving land for industries
Kolkata: Presenting the 2008-09 budget, West Bengal Finance Minister Asim Dasgupta on Monday announced the creation of a Rs.100-crore Special Assistance Fund for people who give their land for setting up big industries. He said that ...
Goa crack down on illegal activities
Panaji: Under attack for bad policing along the coastline in the backdrop of the British teenage girl Scarlette Keeling’s death, Goa police have cracked down on illegal activities along the beachfront. Seventy people have been detained. ...
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