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Iranian government replies to Indian ‘non-paper’ on gas pipeline
New Delhi: In an attempt to address the pointed concerns India raised about the proposed Iran-Pakistan-India pipeline during the visit here of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad last April, the Iranian government has handed over some fresh ...

Muslim bodies decry blasts
NEW DELHI: Prominent Muslim organisations have described the serial bomb blasts in Bangalore and Ahmedabad as a heinous crime against entire humanity. The All India Milli Council, Jamaat-Islami Hind and All India Muslim ...

People will not allow Ghising to return: GJM
“He has let down those demanding Gorkhaland”

BJP frustrated, says Congress
“Allegation on bomb blasts immature and irresponsible”

It’s up to panel to decide on CDs, Speaker tells Advani
New Delhi: In his reply to Leader of the Opposition L.K. Advani’s demand that the cash-for-votes scam sting operation CDs be made public, Speaker Somnath Chatterjee has said it is up to the newly formed committee of Lok Sabha members to ...

Committee to meet Wednesday
NEW DELHI: The special ad hoc committee of seven members set up by the Speaker to determine the facts of the cash-for-vote scandal that shook Parliament on July 22 will hold its first meeting on Wednesday. Kishore Chandra Deo, Congress ...

Jaswant for zero tolerance to terrorism
CHENNAI: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Jaswant Singh on Monday charged the United Progressive Alliance government with “misgoverning” the issue of terrorism in the context of the bomb blasts in Bangalore and Ahmedabad. The ...

Anbumani identifies areas for India, Brazil cooperation
NEW DELHI: Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Anbumani Ramadoss has called for strengthening cooperation between India and Brazil in the health sector. In his opening statement at the India-Brazil bilateral meeting here on Monday, ...

1 million tonnes of edible oil to be imported monthly
HYDERABAD: Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said the Centre would import one million tonne of edible oil every month for supply to various States for sale to below poverty line families (BPL) at a subsidised price. On this ...

Sushma alleges conspiracy
New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sushma Swaraj said on Monday that the weekend blasts in Bangalore and Ahmedabad were a conspiracy to divert attention from the ‘cash-for-votes’ scandal. “These are not ...

Congress for federal agency
NEW DELHI: The Congress on Monday revived the proposal for a federal agency to investigate terrorist crimes and maintained that the government had retained all the crucial provisions of the Prevention of Terrorist Act (POTA) that has since ...

Advani: don’t keep tapes under wraps
NEW DELHI: In a two-page letter to Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee, Leader of the Opposition L.K. Advani has cited the Right to Information Act to make the point that the video footage of the cash-for-vote scandal should not be kept under ...

Sulabh adopts Kalawati, her nine children
Rs. 25,000 per month for 20 years

Fresh violence as protesters defy Jammu curfew
Jammu: Compared to the last two days, Jammu was peaceful but tense on Monday. Members of the Sangharsh Samiti defied curfew orders in some places. The samiti, a conglomeration of 35 political, social and religious outfits, has been demanding ...

Scrabulous excitement
KOLKATA: Jayant Agarwalla, one of the creators of, the popular free “add-on” application for the social-networking site Facebook, has refused to spell out his stand or comment on a lawsuit filed by game-making giant ...

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