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Images: People power to the fore as India goes to the polls


Honour for Iravatham Mahadevan
CHENNAI: Iravatham Mahadevan (79), who received the Padma Shri, is an expert in Indian epigraphy, especially in the Indus and Tamil-Brahmi scripts. A former officer of the Indian Administrative Service, Mr. Mahadevan is known for two of ...

2 shot dead in Bihar; peaceful polling in U.P.
This phase will decide the fate of 223 aspirants, including RJD’s Lalu Prasad and BJP’s Rajiv Pratap Rudy

Congress opposes demolition of temples in Gujarat
New Delhi: The Congress on Thursday supported its party candidate Suresh Patel from Gandhinagar, who has opposed the demolition of temples by the Narendra Modi government in Gujarat. The temples were allegedly built on encroached land. ...

Bt brinjal seeds in market likely by this year
KOLKATA: If all goes well, markets in India will be flooded with genetically modified brinjal seeds or Bt brinjal seeds within a year. They will be more resistant to pests while retaining the nutritional value of the conventional brinjal, Usha ...

Court: make leaders accountable for destruction of public property
Suggests amendments to PDPP Act

ELECTIONS 2009
In Rhenock, cheer for Chamling
The Sikkim chief minister is feted by the crowds as he campaigns across the State

ELECTIONS 2009
The original ratham
N.T. Rama Rao’s Chaitanya ratham has spawned dozens of others, but no one has put a vehicle to better political effect

ELECTIONS 2009
Food for thought
While the Congress is silent in its manifesto on genetically modified crops, other parties have dealt with it in their own ways. The BJP manifesto declares: “No genetically modified seed will be allowed for cultivation without full ...

Takes charge
NEW DELHI: Indu Liberhan, a 1972-batch IDAS officer, has taken over as Secretary (Defence Finance). Prior to this assignment, she was the Additional Controller General of Defence Accounts in the Ministry of Defence. The 58-year-old Defence ...

Rafale out of the race
NEW DELHI: The race for the purchase of 126 Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft narrowed down to five bidders with the ouster of French manufacturer Dassault, which is offering Rafale, at the end of the technical evaluation by the Defence ...

Koirala asks India to cooperate
KATHMANDU: The former Prime Minister and Nepali Congress president, Girija Prasad Koirala, has said that India should allow the Bhutanese refugees living in Nepal to go back to their country via India. Launching a book titled
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