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BANGALORE: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday took exception to the reported stand of Karnataka Governor Rameshwar Thakur that its government should prove its majority on the floor of the Assembly before convening a joint session of both ...
Burney episode regrettable, he is always welcome: New Delhi
Antony faints during NDA passing-out parade
Khadakwasla (Pune): Defence Minister A. K. Antony fainted on Saturday during the passing-out-parade at the National Defence Academy (NDA) here due to exhaustion and dehydration and had to be rushed to a military hospital. Mr. Antony, ...
Ban on smoking in public places to be enforced strictly from October 2
Chennai Police Commissioner takes over
CHENNAI: Traffic and law and order will be the priorities for R.Sekar, who on Saturday assumed office as the Chennai Police Commissioner. “Traffic is one area that will assume importance besides law and order,” he told ...
Gujjar stalemate continues; invitation for talks renewed
JAIPUR: The impasse over disposal of the bodies of Gujjars killed in police firing in Rajasthan continued on Saturday with the government and the Gujjar Arakshan Sangarsh Samiti (Gujjar reservation action committee), leading the agitation ...
Burney regrets “half-apology” by Indian government
ISLAMABAD: Ansar Burney, the Pakistani human rights activist who was deported from India, said on Saturday the “half-apology” by the Indian government had pained him even more than the incident itself. The Ministry of Home ...
Ready for talks: Bainsla
Jaipur: Gujjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla on Saturday said he was prepared to hold talks with Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje if she showed “inclination and a positive attitude.” “Mukhyamantri manas to banye, ...
Monsoon sets in over Kerala a day earlier
NEW DELHI: The much-awaited south-west monsoon has finally arrived. The Indian Meteorological Department on Saturday announced that the system has set in over Kerala, one day before the normal date of June 1. IMD spokesperson B.P. Yadav ...
Congress panel to revitalise party
“Despite Karnataka defeat, the party is not despondent”
Airlines face rising operational costs as fuel prices go up
We will have to study the situation in totality and take a call: AI official
Air India hikes fuel surcharge
NEW DELHI: To cope with the situation arising out of an increase in the prices of the Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF), Air India on Saturday announced an increase in the fuel surcharge in two slabs for domestic travel. Air India decided to ...
Saran: government is fully committed to nuclear accord
HYDERABAD: Prime Minister’s special envoy on the nuclear deal with the United States Shyam Saran has said the 123 agreement explicitly acknowledged that it had nothing to do with strategic programmes of either country, and hoped that the ...
Chennai Super Kings puts it past Kings XI Punjab
Ntini, Gony account for Punjab top order batsmen
Dera chief interrogated for 10th time
SIRSA: An eleven-member-team of Punjab Police from Bathinda on Saturday interrogated Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh for the 10th time for allegedly hurting religious sentiments of Sikhs. In the past, he was interrogated within ...
Shane Warne ready to be spin guru
MUMBAI: After leading Rajasthan Royals to the final of the inaugural Indian Premier League, ace spinner Shane Warne now wants to be the “spin bowling mentor” for young talents in India. Warne said he wanted to come back to India ...
Oldest to climb Mount Everest
KATHMANDU: Nepal has felicitated over 70 summiteers to mark the first “International Everest Day” on May 29. Min Bahadur Serchan, 76, (in the photo) is the world’s oldest person to climb the highest mountain. He accomplished ...
Plan to grow 1 billion trees in Amazon
RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil has formally launched a large reforestation project to grow one billion trees in the country’s Amazon area in five years. It was launched by President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, seen here with an Indian ...
Indian-origin boy wins U.S. spelling championship
Contesting for fourth time, 13-year-old spells ‘guerdon’ to win National Spelling Bee
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