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“Article 324(5) not a sword in CEC’s hands”
NEW DELHI: Union Minister for Science & Technology Kapil Sibal on Tuesday asserted that the Chief Election Commissioner does not have the power to suo motu recommend removal of an Election Commissioner. Critical of the ...

Parties want level-playing field for all
NEW DELHI: In the first interaction between the Election Commission and political parties, as part of preparations for the Lok Sabha elections, the party representatives on Tuesday urged the Commission to ensure a level-playing field for all; ...

Jaitley defends CEC
NEW DELHI: The Chief Election Commissioner and the Election Commissioners may be “equal” with respect to functioning within the Election Commission and have the same appointing authority, but there are entirely different laws for ...

International community should also act: Antony
“Pakistan epicentre of terrorism”

Cover-up will not work, SAFMA tells Pakistan


We have the expertise, SEBI tells court
NEW DELHI: The Securities and Exchange Board of India in its Special Leave Petition before the Supreme Court in the Satyam case, said that it approached the Andhra Pradesh High Court for a direction to permit it to interrogate the Raju ...

Soz, Azad set to win Rajya Sabha election
SRINAGAR: Union Minister for Water Resources Saifuddin Soz and the former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Ghulam Nabi Azad, are all set to be declared elected to the Rajya Sabha as no other candidate has filed nomination for these seats. ...

Left: don’t stretch polls beyond 3 weeks
NEW DELHI: The Left parties on Tuesday asked the Election Commission not to stretch the poll schedule beyond three weeks, complete the process in a State on a single day and curb money power in elections. The Communist Party of India ...

Lalu to hold talks with Left parties
“It would be injudicious not to acknowledge Left’s support ”

Have Cr.PC amendments helped pub culprits get bail, asks Renuka
NEW DELHI: Union Women and Child Development Ministry will enquire whether the recent amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code (Cr.PC) had helped the Mangalore pub culprits get bail easily. “It is a fact that granting bail ...

Lalgarh cut off after violence
KOLKATA: Road blocks were put up on Tuesday at several places by a section of the tribal population in Lalgarh area in West Bengal, virtually cutting it off from the rest of Paschim Medinipur district. On Monday, three persons were killed in ...

Insured workers entitled to unemployment dole: Oscar Fernandes
BANGALORE: Workers insured with the Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) will receive six months of wages in 12 monthly instalments if they are retrenched by their employers in view of the global economic recession. Addressing ...

Penganga project threatens farmers
Many of them have recently acquired land; they say barrages are more viable

Generic drug stores to sell cheaper drugs
New Delhi: The government is planning to set up generic drug stores under the brand name ‘Jan Aushadhi Generic Drug Store’ (JADS) in all districts across the country to provide quality medicines at affordable prices. The ...

Four nuclear power units to become operational this year
Signing of pact in Vienna an important step: Kakodkar

New pay scale for Lt. Colonels
They have been placed in pay band-4 with a grade pay of Rs. 8,000

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