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Madani’s Bangladesh links being probed
“He was directed by his Pakistani LeT handler”

Artillery gun scam: BJP seeks thorough probe
NEW DELHI: Not satisfied with the ongoing CBI inquiry into the purchase of artillery guns, the BJP on Saturday demanded a “thorough” and “time-bound” probe. At a press conference, party spokesman Ravi Shankar ...

New daily train to Digha
KOLKATA: In a bid to boost tourist flow to the coastal town of Digha in West Bengal’s Purbo Medinipur district, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee said here on Saturday that a new daily train named Kandari Express will be flagged off on ...

Environment protection authority on the anvil
HYDERABAD: The Centre has intensified efforts to set up a National Environment Protection Authority for ensuring the implementation of the Environment Protection Act 1986 in letter and in spirit. The Authority, which will be backed by ...

DHD (Jewel) declares unilateral ceasefire
Guwahati: Three days after the arrest of its chief Jewel Garlossa in Bangalore, the Dima Halam Daogah (Jewel) on Saturday declared a unilateral ceasefire for three months with effect from Sunday. A self-styled commander of the DHD ...

Land near Gir sanctuary illegally sold to business houses
AHMEDABAD: Three hundred plots of three hectares each, which cover some 40 sq. km. on the periphery of the Gir sanctuary, the only abode of the Asiatic lions, in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat have been illegally sold to business houses ...

West Bengal Congress plans brainstorming session
Action plan for the 2011 Assembly elections to be discussed

States must ensure end to capitation fees, says Moily
New Delhi: Union Law Minister Veerappa Moily said on Friday that the object of the 93rd Constitution amendment was to enable the State government to bring in legislation relating to educational institutions and put an end to collection of ...

Defence Ministry beefing up coastal security apparatus
Coast Guard to get fast vessels and aerial surveillance planes

DHD (Jewel) planned base in Dhaka
Arrested Dima Halam Daogah (Jewel) chief owns property in Nepal

Dodd is co-Chair of Senate India caucus
NEW DELHI: Connecticut Senator Christopher Dodd is the new co-Chair of the bi-partisan Senate India Caucus in the U.S. Congress. He is the Democratic representative on the forum in place of Hillary Clinton. Texas Senator John Cornyn is ...

PIL plea on deemed varsities: next hearing likely in July
New Delhi: With its decision to put on hold the grant of ‘Deemed University’ status to new educational institutions, the Centre is expected to file its response in the Supreme Court in July on a PIL plea seeking regulation of ...

Indian scientists clone another buffalo
Method more advanced than the one used to produce Dolly

ABC secretary dead
Mumbai: Shailesh Seth, 54, secretary of the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC), passed away here on Friday. He is survived by his mother, wife and two children. According to an ABC release, Mr. Seth joined the Bureau in 1981 and ...

A barely literate grocer with an eye for priceless antiques
Kukki, whose two-decade work led to the discovery of an ancient civilisation in Hadauti region, longs for recognition

NHRC team rescues 11 bonded labourers
They were working in a brick kiln

Farmers hail court verdict dismissing Reliance’s plea
22 of the 45 villages under the Reliance-promoted Mumbai Special Economic Zone did not wish to part with their lands

Attrition no longer a worry for DRDO
Young scientists and engineers show more interest in the organisation

Sangma rules out joining Congress
New Delhi: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader P.A. Sangma on Saturday ruled out the possibility of his joining the Congress or merging his party with it. The former Lok Sabha Speaker, who met Congress president Sonia Gandhi and ...

Operation Bluestar anniversary observed
Amritsar: A function to mark the 25th anniversary of Operation Bluestar was held on Saturday at the Akal Takht, the highest Sikh temporal seat. The Indian Army conducted the operation in June 1984 to flush out militants hiding in the ...

NCPCR order to States on corporal punishment


Indian couple found guilty of child’s death
Melbourne: An Australian court has found an Indian couple guilty of manslaughter of their nine-month-old girl baby, as they failed to provide proper medical care to her, a media report said. Thomas Sam, a homeopath, and his wife Manju ...

Green industrial revolution round the corner: UNIDO
NEW DELHI: The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) has said that while the global economic crisis could lead to a “new green industrial revolution,” the developing countries will require strong support to ...

Web security compromised
BANGALORE: The indigenous malicious code writer had his hands full all of last year, hacking away furiously at endless reams of code, it appears. In 2008, India registered a sizeable increase in nefarious web activities with 12 per cent of ...

ONGC sends relief material
KOLKATA: The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. (ONGC) has rushed relief material and medical team to the Aila-affected areas in Sunderbans. The relief material, worth approximately Rs. 25 lakh, comprises 10,000 litres of packaged drinking ...

Petition: restrain SIT from questioning Modi
AHMEDABAD: A petition has been filed in the Gujarat High Court seeking to restrain the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team from questioning or arresting Chief Minister Narendra Modi and 62 senior politicians, bureaucrats and ...

NHRC orders 3-lakh relief for custody death
NEW DELHI: The National Human Rights Commission has directed the Assam Government to provide a compensation of Rs.3 lakh to the family of Manoj Chundi who died of gunshot injuries while in police custody in a Dispur police station after his ...

Reaching out to poor students
GANDHINAGAR: To project themselves as “people-friendly,” the Gujarat police have adopted a programme to adopt brilliant but poor students to help them pursue higher studies. Director-General of Police S.S. Khandwawala said ...

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