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Rebels galore in Uttar Pradesh phase-II
Polling today for 17 seats including Rahul’s pocket borough Amethi, and Allahabad
Mamata does not own car or house
Kolkata: Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday filed her nomination papers from West Bengal’s Kolkata Dakshin constituency for the Lok Sabha elections. Accompanied by hundreds of party supporters, Ms. Banerjee ...
Karat denies report
New Delhi: CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat on Wednesday denied a report that he was willing to become Prime Minister. In a communication to PTI, he said he had made no such remarks whatsoever in Tirupati when he met journalists ...
26/11 case: Antulay, Narayan Rane to be asked to depose
Mumbai: Union Minority Affairs Minister A.R. Antulay and Maharashtra Industries Minister Narayan Rane have been proposed as defence witnesses in the November 26, 2008 Mumbai terror attacks case. Defence lawyer Ejaz Naqvi, who represents ...
“Congress using CBI to settle political scores”
LUCKNOW: The Bahujan Samaj Party has accused the Congress-led UPA government of seeking to use the Central Bureau of Investigation to settle political scores against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati. Alleging that at an election ...
Centre questions timing of plea on black money
New Delhi: The Union government on Wednesday questioned in the Supreme Court the timing of the filing of a petition by the former Union Law Minister, Ram Jethmalani, and five others for a direction to take steps to bring back Rs.70,00,000 ...
Home Ministry in touch with naxal-affected States
Helicopters to be given for carrying out surveillance
Assam goes for the final phase of polling today
GUWAHATI: Assam is going to the polls for the second and final phase of polling on Thursday in 11 of the State’s total 14 seats with nearly half of the polling booths identified in the three categories of sensitive, very sensitive and ...
“Train hijack pointer to poor security”
NEW DELHI: The hijack of a train by naxalites in Jharkhand on Wednesday is a pointer to the deteriorating internal security scenario in the country with increased levels of violence and terrorism, the Bharatiya Janata Party has said. It ...
Manmohan to vote in Dispur today
Guwahati: A special security arrangement has been made at booth 156 located at the Dispur Government Higher Secondary School at Sarumatoria, where Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur will cast their votes in the Lok Sabha ...
A virtual walkover for Sushma Swaraj
Bhopal: Even as 1.72 crore voters in MP get ready to decide the fate of 13 Lok Sabha seats and 198 candidates on Thursday, BJP star candidate Sushma Swaraj stands virtually unchallenged in Vidisha, where Congress candidate Rajkumar ...
Blame my Hindi: Pranab
A day after his spat with Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad, Congress leader and External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday sought to end the controversy by blaming his “broken Hindi” for the ...
EC to look into complaint against Manmohan Singh
NEW DELHI: The Election Commission on Wednesday said it would look into the complaint against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh filed by the BJP’s Mumbai North-Central candidate, Mahesh Jethmalani. Deputy Election Commissioner J.P. ...
The salt of the earth
The Little Rann of Kutch contributes about 60 per cent of the salt manufactured in the country. But Gujarat’s politicians have done little for the Agariya community that produces it.
Somnath denies Karat’s charge
NEW DELHI: Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee on Wednesday refuted the charge made by Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Prakash Karat that he had political motive in remaining in the office of Speaker during the trust vote ...
Climate change threats
NEW DELHI: The number of people affected by climate-related crises over the next six years is projected to rise annually by 54 per cent to reach 375 million. This could overwhelm the humanitarian aid system, international agency Oxfam said on ...
‘Reports of infiltration exaggerated’
NEW DELHI: The Centre on Wednesday described as “exaggerated” and “not based on facts” reports of infiltration through the Gurez sector in Jammu and Kashmir as reported in a section of the Press. Inputs about ...
Re-poll on April 27
NEW DELHI: The Election Commission has ordered re-poll in 25 stations in three districts of Chhattisgarh, where polling under Phase-I of the Lok Sabha election (April 16) was marred by or could not be held due to naxal violence. The ...
Now book Nano at post office
Chandigarh: India Post has tied-up with Tata Motors for sale of booking forms and acceptance of loan forms of Tata Nano through its 141 major post offices in the country. In Punjab and Chandigarh, six major post offices namely General ...
Two accomplices of Chhota Shakeel held
Mumbai: Two persons suspected to be associates of underworld don Chhota Shakeel gang were arrested with two firearms and six live cartridges recently near J J Hospital in south Mumbai, Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) officials said on ...
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