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BJP disowns Varun remarks
NEW DELHI: The BJP, while “completely dissociating” itself with and “disapproving” of the contents of the alleged CD containing Varun Gandhi’s speech, said he was the party’s candidate in ...
Congress to remain senior partner in Maharashtra
NEW DELHI: The Congress will remain the senior partner in Maharashtra as per the seat-sharing arrangement that has been reached after some hard bargaining with the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). While the Congress has been allotted 26 seats ...
IPL: confusing signals from Maharashtra
New Delhi/Mumbai: The IPL was plagued by more confusion on Friday with the Maharashtra police speaking in different voices on the issue of sparing security personnel for the cricket matches in the State. However, the organisers of the ...
JMM will contest all seats: Soren’s son
Ranchi: Notwithstanding the seat-sharing deal with the Congress, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha president Shibu Soren’s son, Durga Soren, said on Friday the party would contest all the 14 seats from Jharkhand and a final decision would be taken ...
Obama reaches out to Iran
WASHINGTON: U.S. President Barack Obama has reached out to the Iranian people in a new video with Farsi subtitles, saying Washington is prepared to end years of strained relations if Tehran tones down its bellicose rhetoric. The two countries ...
JCO, 2 jawans indicted in Sopore firing
Srinagar: A Junior Commissioned Officer and two soldiers were on Friday indicted for “various lapses” in connection with a firing incident at Bomai in Sopore on February 21, in which two youths were killed. An Army court of ...
26 gun factories unearthed in Bihar
Patna: The police have unearthed 26 illegal mini gun factories across six districts and seized firearms and ammunition in a pre-poll operations launched in Bihar. Munger district accounted for 18 such units. Two each were busted ...
Air Marshal Naik is next Air Chief
NEW DELHI: Air Marshal Pradeep Vasant Naik will be the next Chief of the Air Staff. He will take charge from Air Chief Marshal Fali Homi Major on his retirement on May 31. The government on Friday announced the appointment. Air Marshal ...
Economic crisis, global warming pressing challenges, says Chilean President
Calls for the global economy to be set in motion again
Mayawati to focus on welfare of ‘sarv samaj’
Releases list of candidates
Worst yet to come for Indian economy: Moody’s
Market sentiment still unstable; strong FDI inflow
Ninety per cent tax on AIG bonuses
WASHINGTON: Denouncing a "squandering of the people's money," legislators voted decisively to impose a 90 per cent tax on millions of dollars in employee bonuses paid by troubled insurance giant AIG and other bailed-out companies. In some ...
Tipu’s throne finial to be auctioned
London: Ten years after being found lying in the vaults of an English bank, a gem-encrusted gold finial plundered from Tipu Sultan’s huge golden throne is being put up for sale in London. Auctioneers Bonhams, who describe the ...
Tendulkar enthrals with a masterly display
Dhoni, Zaheer also chip in as India takes control with a big lead and quick strikes
I am 100 per cent confident I took the catch: Tendulkar
HAMILTON: After making 160, his third century in four Tests, Sachin Tendulkar spoke to the media on Friday evening. Excerpts from the interaction: On the century’s importance: I think it got us into a strong position ...
Crop fungus poses peril
Wheat disease spreading from Africa to Asia through air
Maggots may be as good as regular leg ulcer treatment
LONDON: In a study testing treatments for leg ulcers, British doctors found that a surprising, yet perhaps revolting, option works just as well as standard treatment: maggots. If that sounds like a step backward, it is probably because ...
Churchill’s War-time steno dies
LONDON: Patrick Kinna, whose War-time duties as stenographer to Winston Churchill included taking dictation while the Prime Minister bathed, has died. He was 95. He was a witness to the famous encounter between a naked Churchill and ...
VCK to seek two seats from DMK
“Viable business model for Internet journalism, need of the hour”
CHENNAI: Business administration students could provide critical inputs to India’s print media sector by coming up with a creative and viable business model for online content hosted by newspapers, N. Ram, Editor-in-Chief, ...
Three occupants of cab killed in accident
CHENNAI: Three occupants of a cab were killed on the spot and one was injured when the speeding car rammed a stationary lorry parked on the edge of Grand Southern Trunk Road at Pallavaram in the early hours on Friday. According to ...
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