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At least one of the attackers was Bangladeshi, says Dawn
No response from Pakistan, asserts India
NEW DELHI: India on Thursday reiterated that it had not yet received any response to the dossier given to Pakistan on the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. “There is no confusion. Both External Affairs Minister Pranab ...
Stimulus-like package by month end
NEW DELHI: The positive impact of the two stimulus packages would be seen from June and a third stimulus-like package would most likely be announced by this month end, to help various sectors tide over the impact of the current global slowdown ...
We’ll not spare dating couples on Valentine’s Day: Muthalik
BANGALORE: After their recent attack on young women at a Mangalore pub, the Sri Ram Sene has now announced an action plan to target couples found dating on February 14, Valentine’s Day. At a press conference here on Thursday, Sri ...
Suspected LTTE operative held
HYDERABAD: A man in his late 20s, suspected to be an operative of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), was taken into custody late on Thursday night at the Rajiv Gandhi International airport, Shamshabad here. Police sources said ...
Civilians won’t be harassed, Rajapaksa assures Ban
COLOMBO: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa told United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday that the ongoing “military operations to defeat terrorism in Sri Lanka would be carried out without harassment to the civilian ...
Ensure Tamils’ safety, India asks Sri Lanka
New Delhi: With the Sri Lankan forces poised to capture the remaining strongholds of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, New Delhi on Thursday asked Colombo to ensure the safety of civilian Tamils caught in the war zone in the north. ...
Banned groups vow to continue jihad for Kashmir
ISLAMABAD: Several banned militant groups on Wednesday met in the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir capital, Muzaffarabad, and pledged to continue the jihad to “liberate” Kashmir from India. The meeting was organised by a previously ...
Kashmir is central to ties with India, says Gilani
ISLAMABAD: On a day annually observed as ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day,’ Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani described Kashmir as “central” to relations between India and Pakistan, and said Pakistan would not abandon the cause ...
Terror organisers are ISI clients, says Menon
Paris: India made its most direct accusation to date of official Pakistani involvement in the November 26-29 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, here on Wednesday. Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon made the charge in an address to the ...
Pakistan must conduct thorough probe: Ban
NEW DELHI: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday said it was important for Islamabad to conduct a through investigation into Pakistani links to the Mumbai terror attacks. Expressing these sentiments at a meeting with ...
Inflation inches down
NEW DELHI: After inching up for two consecutive weeks, the rate of inflation dropped to 5.07 per cent for the week ended January 24 from 5.64 per cent in the previous week owing to a fall in prices of fruits, vegetables and certain ...
Satyam veteran appointed new CEO
HYDERABAD: Satyam’s Board of Directors filled the vacuum at the top by appointing company veteran A.S. Murty, the global delivery head, as Chief Executive Officer here on Thursday. It named Homi Khusrokhan, former Managing ...
‘Redress of climate change crisis a common responsibility’
Developing countries should get onboard to find solutions: Ban Ki-moon
No bailouts for climate crisis, says Pranab
NEW DELHI: External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee has said that the global financial crisis should not become an excuse for the developed countries to renege on their commitments on environmental protection. Inaugurating ...
Ban promises aid for NRHM
NEW DELHI: United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has appreciated India’s National Rural Health Mission and promised continued and enhanced technical support of the U.N. agencies for the programme. Mr. Ban ...
“Uranium holds key to energy security”
KOLKATA: Theoretically, India should set up 40,000-mega watt reactors by 2020 to meet its energy requirements and become energy-independent by 2050, Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Anil Kakodkar said on Thursday. Even after the most ...
Election Commission directs shifting of officers
Discusses poll preparedness with Chief Secretaries and police chiefs of States
Maharashtra DGP Roy’s appointment quashed
Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Thursday quashed the appointment of A.N. Roy as DGP, Maharashtra, holding that guidelines were not complied with. Criticising the State for the summary nature of appointment, the court ordered the ...
Sanjay can stay abroad for 2 more weeks: apex court
New Delhi: The Supreme Court has allowed actor Sanjay Dutt, now on bail, to extend his stay abroad by two weeks, from February 20 till the first week of March, to attend a United Nations function on malnutrition in his capacity as a brand ...
Separate jail for terrorists can be considered: Supreme Court
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday suggested the setting up of a separate jail for terrorists, militants and those involved in federal crimes. It could be located in Maharashtra or Delhi, said Chief Justice K. G. Balakrishnan, ...
India’s awesome run of victories continues
Gautam Gambhir’s century helps the team record its ninth successive ODI win
Master of all he surveys
Colombo: Muttiah Muralitharan became the highest wicket-taker in One-Day International cricket at the Premadasa Stadium here on Thursday. The Sri Lankan is already the leading wicket-taker in Test cricket with 769 scalps. ...
Dominique Lapierre’s joys
PANPUR: “A reincarnated rickshaw puller,” is how Dominique Lapierre likes to call himself. His visit on Wednesday to a centre for physically challenged children, which is named after him, here in Howrah district, was an occasion ...
Potable water from air
Jalimudi village in East Godavari district will get 1,000 litres of potable water every day, produced from air. The water station, the first of its kind set up in any village in India, has begun trial runs. “The water… has ...
Thai princess enjoys Assam
Guwahati: A safari in the Kaziranga National Park has left the visiting Princess of Thailand Maha Chakri Sirindhorn fascinated. The park authorities now look forward to more visitors from Thailand to the World Heritage Site. The ...
Building approval powers devolved
Local Planning Authorities to give approval to building and layout plans
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