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Somnath bids adieu to Parliament
“I totally dissociate myself from political activity whatsoever”
Government failed on all fronts: Advani
NEW DELHI: Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha L.K. Advani said on Thursday that he was “determined” to ensure a clear mandate for the National Democratic Alliance led by the Bharatiya Janata Party, while admitting that the ...
Overseas Indians seek extension of deadline for H-1B workers
“They are given insufficient time to sell their homes, pack up and leave the country”
India close to joining league of warship builders
NEW DELHI: India is on the verge of emerging as one of the major warship builders. This Saturday will mark a milestone in this journey as the keel of the country’s first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) is laid at the Kochi ...
Congress, NCP cross swords
MUMBAI: Amid intense speculation of a rift in the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party alliance in Maharashtra, the two parties have found a new issue to cross swords. Rashtrawadi , a magazine perceived to be the ...
6% additional Dearness Allowance for Central staff
NEW DELHI: In a bonanza of sorts soon after the Sixth Pay Commission award in September last, Central government employees and pensioners are set to receive heftier packets by way of an additional six per cent dearness allowance/dearness ...
Auction for Mumbai terror victims
LONDON: A group of British companies with links in India and the U.K.-based Indian companies on Thursday launched a joint campaign to raise funds for the victims of the Mumbai terror attacks. The money, to be raised through online ...
Thackeray admitted to hospital
Not far away, Sena meeting discusses alliance
Marathas stage State-wide road blocks
MUMBAI: Maratha organisations resorted to road blocks all over Maharashtra on Thursday demanding that the community be given reservation as provided to the Other Backward Classes (OBC). Vinayak Mete, who heads a coalition of these ...
Omar hints at withdrawal of Armed Forces Act
JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said on Thursday that if the situation in the State continued to improve the way it had in the recent past, the coalition government would withdraw laws such as the Armed Forces Special ...
“20,000 Indians returned home due to job loss”
NEW DELHI: The government on Thursday informed the Rajya Sabha that about 20,000 Indians had returned home after losing their jobs overseas owing to global recession and economic meltdown. Minister for Overseas Affairs Vayalar Ravi told ...
CCEA clears scheme for cheaper housing
Open varsity degree not equal to regular PG: apex court
New Delhi: Postgraduate degrees awarded by open universities under the distance education programme to students who did not have the basic three-year degree could not be treated on a par with PG degrees obtained after regular study from a ...
16 get 5-year RI for poaching lions
Centre to ensure that packages reach grass roots
NEW DELHI: Cabinet Secretary K.M. Chandrasekhar will talk to all State Chief Secretaries on March 27 through video conferencing to ensure that the fiscal and other measures contained in the Centre’s stimulus packages are implemented and ...
“Pass in IAS exam no ground for commuting rape sentence”
NEW DELHI: Women’s groups and activists on Thursday submitted an “open petition” to the Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court demanding review of a Division Bench judgment reducing the life sentence for a rape convict after ...
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