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‘Decision on Sarabjit made before appeal’
ISLAMABAD: Sarabjit Singh, the Indian prisoner whose hanging was fixed for April 1, got a month’s reprieve on Wednesday with President Pervez Musharraf issuing orders for deferring the “black warrant” until April ...
BrahMos underwater test firing this year
CHENNAI: The test firing of BrahMos, the supersonic cruise missile, from underwater is targeted for 2008-end and from air by 2009-end, according to A. Sivathanu Pillai, BrahMos Aerospace CEO and Managing Director. Talking to newspersons ...
Pictorial warnings for all tobacco products
NEW DELHI: The Centre on Wednesday said no tobacco product was exempted from the pictorial warnings though the decision regarding the date of implementation of the revised rules in this regard is still pending as the matter is ...
TRAI firm on penalising erring operators
NEW DELHI: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), which is all set to provide relief to lakhs of telephone subscribers across India from unsolicited telemarketing calls, is determined to implement its regulations and penalise erring ...
Lok Sabha passes Maternity Benefit Bill
NEW DELHI: The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed a Bill providing for enhancement of maternity bonus from Rs. 250 to Rs. 1,000 for working women. The Rajya Sabha has already passed the Bill. The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2007 ...
Dalbir looking forward to visiting her brother
NEW DELHI: “If I say I am happy, that will be an understatement. My heart seems like it will burst with joy,” said Dalbir Kaur, sister of Sarabjit Singh, reacting to news about her brother’s death sentence in Pakistan being ...
States not making best use of forces: Patil
NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil on Wednesday said the States were not making optimal use of forces and asked them to identify the trouble spots and take stringent action to prevent incidents like the one in Manipur where 14 ...
End the suspense: Jaswant
“Government treating deal as a private affair between the UPA and the Left”
“Government apathy” to sectarian attacks draws fire
Congress targeted as most incidents occurred in its States
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 ...
I was not allowed to see any doctor: Taslima Nasreen
Kolkata: Controversial Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen, in an e-mail to this correspondent on Tuesday night, says that during her confinement in New Delhi she was not allowed to see any doctor for “security reasons.” After ...
U.S. team to look for wreckage of planes
NEW DELHI: A team from the Pentagon has arrived here on an unusual mission – to locate the wreckage of 90 U.S. military aircraft believed to have crashed in the dense jungles of the North-East during World War II. The planes were ...
Congress has not learnt any lessons, says BJP
NEW DELHI: The Bharatiya Janata Party has accused the Congress of being undemocratic and “refusing to learn any lessons from Goa, Bihar and Jharkhand.” Its criticism came in the wake of Wednesday’s resignation of the ...
No fresh tax, sops aplenty in Maharashtra budget
Drastic cut in ST on aviation fuel except in Mumbai, Pune
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