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CPI(M) calls for electoral reforms
Party/coalition forming government should get over 50% votes
Shun arrogance, Jaitley tells government
NEW DELHI: The new Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Arun Jaitley, on Friday advised the government to shun arrogance and panic while charting the country’s destiny over the next five years. In his maiden speech as the ...
Sharad Yadav against passing Women’s Bill in its present form
NEW DELHI: Janata Dal (United) leader Sharad Yadav on Friday said he would kill himself by consuming poison if the Women’s Reservation Bill was passed in its present form. Speaking in the Lok Sabha during the discussion on the Motion of ...
Our support ‘constructive,’ says SP
NEW DELHI: The Samajwadi Party (SP) said on Thursday it was extending “constructive support” to the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government but would not hesitate to criticise it on policy issues. The party said the ...
Mayawati: nothing new in Pratibha’s address
LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Friday said the Centre should pay greater attention to implementing the schemes for the welfare of Dalits and other weaker sections of society. Reacting to President Pratibha ...
A made-in-Gujarat is going to Delhi: Modi
Vadodara: Using the opportunity of the rollout of the first indigenous Metro train manufactured in his State, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Friday sought to send a message to the Centre — “A Made-in-Gujarat is going to ...
G.K. Pillai to be new Home Secretary
NEW DELHI: Commerce Secretary Gopal Krishna Pillai will take over as Union Home Secretary on June 30. A seasoned bureaucrat, Mr. Pillai has earlier had a stint as a Joint Secretary in the Home Ministry. He belongs to the Kerala cadre of ...
Khullar, new Commerce Secretary
NEW DELHI: The Centre on Friday appointed Disinvestment Secretary Rahul Khullar as Commerce Secretary. He will replace G.K. Pillai, who has been made the Home Secretary. A 1975 batch IAS officer, Mr. Khullar was shifted to the Department of ...
Militants brought to Guwahati
Guwahati: The ‘Commander-in-Chief’ of the militant group Dima Halam Daogah (DHD-J), Jewel Garlossa, and his two accomplices, who were arrested on Wednesday night in Bangalore, were flown in to Guwahati on Friday. On their arrival ...
Owner of Kuber deposes
Mumbai: The owner of Kuber, the trawler the Mumbai attackers used, deposed before the special sessions court on Friday. Porbunder-based Vinod Babulal Masani testified that his trawler had left the Porbunder coast on November 14, 2008. ...
10-member Lok Sabha panel of Chairmen nominated
NEW DELHI: Former Deputy Speaker M. Thambidurai and the former Speakers of the Jharkhand and the Goa Assemblies, Inder Singh Namdhari and Francisco Sardinha, are among the 10 members nominated on the Panel of Chairmen by Lok Sabha Speaker ...
SPG to get first woman IPS
NEW DELHI: Yet another male bastion has fallen. The elite Special Protection Group (SPG), guarding the Prime Minister and former Prime Ministers, is set to get its first woman IPS officer on deputation. Binita Thakur, a 1996 batch IPS ...
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