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Three injured in Lucknow clash
Mohammadi Mission members were stopped from taking out march

Deka takes over as AIIMS Director
NEW DELHI: Ramesh C. Deka on Tuesday took over as the new Director of the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). Prof. Deka, Dean of the premier institute since 2006, also heads the Department of Otorhinolaryngology. Professor ...

CAG not satisfied with Assam Police modernisation
Guwahati: The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has identified short procurement of bomb detectors and inadequate procurement of bullet-proof jackets and helmets by Assam Police to be the contributing factors toward the increase in bomb ...

Gurudas Dasgupta renominated
NEW DELHI: The Communist Party of India Lok Sabha leader Gurudas Dasgupta (Ghatal) and two other leaders Prabodh Panda (Midnapur) and Ajay Chakraborty (Bashirhat) were re-nominated to contest the Lok Sabha elections from West Bengal. ...

“No U.S. mediation”
Washington: The Obama administration is unlikely to mediate on the Kashmir issue and the U.S. policy of non-interference will continue despite calls for greater American involvement, according to a latest Congressional report. The ...

Proper action not taken, says Deka
NEW DELHI: The new Director of the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), R.C. Deka, on Tuesday described as unfortunate the ragging incident at the Dr. Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College, Tanda, in Himachal Pradesh that ...

Curfew in M.P. town after communal clash
Ujjain (M.P.): One person was killed in firing and 17 others, including six policemen, were injured as members of two communities clashed at Mahidpur in this district on Tuesday. An indefinite curfew has been clamped in the town. The ...

Tobacco farmers fear threat to livelihood
It follows government’s plans to impose further restrictions on smoking and limit tobacco production

23 per cent salary dip for IIM-C recruits
Kolkata: The global economic meltdown has created ripples in the placement session of the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM-C) with an average dip in salary of around 23 per cent in comparison to last year and fewer international ...

Orissa MLA quits BJP
BHUBANESWAR: Even as the Biju Janata Dal on Tuesday kept wooing legislators of different parties to win Wednesday’s trust vote, a Bharatiya Janata Party member of the Assembly resigned from the party. The resignation of Mahesh ...

No fatwa on polls: Dar-ul-Uloom


CPI(M) condoles with family of Sanzgiri
NEW DELHI: The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Tuesday expressed its grief at the passing away of veteran leader Prabhakar Sanzgiri, former secretary of its Maharashtra State Committee and a former member of its ...

GJM indicates tie-up with BJP
Kolkata: The leadership of the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) described as “positive” its talks with senior leaders of the National Democratic Alliance, in the capital over the past few days, on an electoral understanding for the ...

Ulema to field candidates against Sonia, Rahul
Faizabad: The Ulema Council, which recently staged protests against what it alleged harassment of Muslim youths in the name of terror, on Tuesday declared it would field candidates against Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi in ...

Forum welcomes BJD, BJP split
BHUBANESWAR: The Orissa Minority Forum on Tuesday welcomed the splitting of the Biju Janata Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party alliance. “From August 2008, when the Kandhamal violence erupted, to this very day, the minorities of Orissa ...

Saras aircraft project work will continue: CSIR


IPL: Centre can provide security in April
GHAZIABAD: Union Minister of State for Home Sriprakash Jaiswal on Tuesday said the government would be in a position to spare paramilitary forces in April for the Indian Premier League (IPL) tournament. The Minister said: “In ...

ASG to move Supreme Court
New Delhi: Outraged by the death of 19-year-old medico Aman Kachroo because of ragging, Additional Solicitor-General Gopal Subramaniam on Tuesday announced he would move the Supreme Court seeking exemplary action against those involved in the ...

Swamy terms advocates’ move ‘ridiculous’
CHENNAI: Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday described the move by the Madras High Court Advocates Association to initiate criminal contempt proceedings against civil servants as “ridiculous and a complete lack of ...

Scindia helped me during my ‘baby’ steps: Sonia
He gave straightforward answers and sincere advice

CISF team to protect diplomats in Pakistan
Ghaziabad: The government last month sent a special unit of trained commandos to Pakistan to protect top diplomats of the Indian Embassy there. The 16 personnel from the Central Industrial Security Force, trained in commando skills and ...

Sangh parivar activist granted bail
AHMEDABAD: Sangh parivar activist Atul Vaidya, who had surrendered before the Special Investigation Team appointed by the Supreme Court, was granted conditional bail by the Ahmedabad sessions court on Tuesday. He was wanted in connection with ...

Stop giving deemed varsity status: panel
NEW DELHI: The Yashpal Committee on ‘Renovation and Rejuvenation of Universities’ has sought an immediate end to the practice of according deemed university status to newly established educational institutions under Section 3 of ...

Lakhs of women offer ‘Pongala’ at Attukal temple
Thiruvananthapuram: In an atmosphere charged with religious fervour, lakhs of women, cutting across caste and class barriers, offered ‘Pongala’ to the deity at Attukal Bhagawathy Temple here on Tuesday. The heavy influx of devotees ...

Rajnath-Jaitley differences erupt in the open
Jaitley sees Mittal as “nothing but a wheeler-dealer”

Negligence by college officials: R.K. Raghavan
R.K. Raghavan, Chairman, Monitoring Committee for the Prevention of Ragging, writes: I am appalled by the incident reported from the Dr. Rajendra Prasad Medical College, Tanda, in HP. An innocent student has been ...

Tooth removed from lung
Kolkata: In a rare surgery, doctors of a government hospital here on Tuesday removed a molar tooth from a patient’s lung. The 65-year-old person had swallowed a loose molar accidentally and it got lodged in the right bronchus, ...

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