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India for out-of-court settlement of row over transfer of Nizam fund
Nizam’s heirs to be involved in talks on 60-year-old tangle

Gowda seeks comprehensive reservation for OBCs
“Karnataka quota model should be replicated by Centre”

Creamy layer an excuse to keep OBCs out: JD(U)
NEW DELHI: The net result of job reservation for the Other Backward Classes over the last 15 years and more is that their total representation has declined to less than 5 per cent. A major factor is the “creamy layer” concept, ...

Confusion in IIM-A
AHMEDABAD: With no communication yet from the Union Human Resource Development Ministry, confusion prevailed at the IIM-A on Friday over the implementation of the 27 per cent OBC quota from the coming academic year. The admission ...

India will not stop protests as long as they are peaceful
NEW DELHI: India has told China that it will not stop protests by Tibetans on its soil as long as they remain peaceful. At the same time, it has assured full security to the Olympic torch when it arrives here next week, according to highly ...

Secretaries’ panel to screen report of Pay Commission


Protest against Pay Commission “anomalies”
NEW DELHI: The Central Secretariat Clerical Services Association members on Friday staged a demonstration in protest against the “anomalies created by the Sixth Pay Commission recommendations.” They were demanding inclusion ...

Judge calls for judicial restraint on PILs
Bench rejects plea seeking steps to check road accidents

Swraj Paul calls on Jyoti Basu
KOLKATA: United Kingdom-based industrialist Lord Swraj Paul called on the veteran Marxist leader, Jyoti Basu, at his house here on Friday. Later, he described Mr. Basu as an “institution” in himself and “wealth of the ...

Basu: I should not have said it
KOLKATA: Veteran Marxist leader Jyoti Basu admitted on Friday that his recent utterances to the media that Subhas Chakraborty, senior party leader and West Bengal Transport Minister, be accommodated in both the Central Committee and the State ...

Quota applies to IITs, IIMs also: Arjun Singh
NEW DELHI: Union Human Resource Minister Arjun Singh said on Friday that the 27 per cent quota for the Other Backward Classes would be implemented in IITs and IIMs also. “As per the court order, the OBC reservation will be ...

CPI warns government
New Delhi: The Opposition parties on Friday accused the Government of failing to check the rising prices of essential commodities. Communist Party of India (Marxist) Polit Bureau member Sitaram Yechury said the Left Front would hold ...

LeT, LTTE among terror groups listed by the U.S.
NEW DELHI: Four terrorist organisations suspected to be involved in terrorist activities in India are among the 44 groups designated as “Foreign Terror Organisations” by the U.S. in its latest review. Two based in ...

BJP destroying coalition: JD(U)
NEW DELHI: The Bharatiya Janata Party-Janata Dal (United) alliance has once again come under tension over the sharing of seats in Karnataka; JD(U) president Sharad Yadav has charged that the BJP had “torn to shreds” the ...

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