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“Increase purchasing power of poor”
NEW DELHI: The proposed National Food Security Act should not just be about providing rice or wheat at Rs. 3 per kg to Below Poverty Line (BPL) families, but it should be about “availability, access, and absorption” of food. It ...
‘Hope Obama understands India’s special status’
NEW DELHI: Amid United States’ desire to see India sign the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna has said he hopes President Barack Obama understands New Delhi’s special status and ...
Water recedes, Army teams withdrawn
NEW DELHI: Army and Navy teams assisting the West Bengal government in relief work in the cyclone-hit areas were withdrawn on Friday as water level receded there. These were de-requisitioned after clearance from the State government, a Defence ...
‘Lost notebook’ was never lost: Berndt
CHENNAI: The so-called “lost notebook” of Indian mathematics genius Srinivasa Ramanujan was neither lost nor is it a notebook. The sheaf of 138 manuscript papers containing some of his final results was passed around between ...
Mystery over ‘missing scientist’ continues
Police say the junior cadre officer did not have access to sensitive documents
Relief measures soon for textiles sector: Maran
Consultations to be initiated to evolve national fibre policy
India confident of manned space programme: ISRO
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Recent successes in India’s space programme have given the country the technological base to confidently approach the challenge of sending man to outer space, Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation G. Madhavan ...
Woman, son brought back to hospital
NEW DELHI: The drama surrounding the mother-son duo who tested positive for A(H1N1), last week and refused to take treatment at a government hospital here ended on Friday with the Delhi Health Department invoking the Epidemic Diseases Act, ...
Accord on trans-Asian rail network comes into force
NEW DELHI: India and 27 other countries have signed an agreement linking their railroad systems in Asia and Europe, according to the United Nations Information Centre. The Inter-governmental Agreement on the Trans-Asian Railway (TAR) ...
‘Purchase of howitzers will be delayed’
Until CBI completes probe into blacklisted firms
Defence procurement policy review now an annual job
NEW DELHI: In order to speed up the process of procurement and usher in greater transparency, the Defence Procurement Policy (DPP) will be reviewed annually. At present it is a biennial exercise. The current DPP was put in place last ...
All efforts to trace engineer: NPCIL
BANGALORE: The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) and other government agencies were making all efforts to trace engineer Loganathan Mahalingam, whose mysterious disappearance from the Kaiga Atomic Power Station campus has ...
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