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“Destroyer of enemies” steps out
VISAKHAPATNAM: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s wife Gursharan Kaur broke a coconut to name the submarine ‘Arihant’ — meaning ‘destroyer of enemies’ — and formally launch it at the Naval Dockyard here ...

“A technology demonstrator”
CHENNAI: Atomic Energy Commission chairman Anil Kakodkar said on Sunday that the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), by building the miniaturised reactor that propelled the country’s nuclear-powered submarine, had demonstrated ...

Request on new Tejas Mk2 engine issued
BANGALORE: Almost a year after it was scheduled to go out, the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) has issued a request for proposal (RFP) which will lead to the selection of a new, more powerful engine for the indigenous Light Combat ...

CAG raps IAF for 2004 Hawk aircraft purchase
NEW DELHI: The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has rapped the Indian Air Force for buying the Hawk advanced trainer aircraft in 2004 on the basis of its requirements in 1987, compromising operational and training requirements of ...

Sabharwal’s son detained for protest
NEW DELHI: Around 25 people, including the son of Professor H.S. Sabharwal, who died after a fracas in Madhav College in Ujjain over student union elections in August 2006, were taken into preventive custody on Sunday. They had organised a ...

Son decries exclusion of Husain’s works from fair
NEW DELHI: Shamsahad Husain, son of legendary artist M.F. Husain, has objected to the exclusion of his father’s works from the annual art fair. Mr. Shamsahad Husain was not happy that the works were not displayed. “Look what ...

U.S. Senator apologises for calling India a security threat
Washington: An influential American Senator, known as India’s best friend in the U.S. Senate, apologised on Sunday for “mistakenly” calling India a security threat to the U.S. While defending the need to continue with ...

Andolan Express between Singur, Howrah from August 1
KOLKATA: Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said ‘Andolan Express,’ a train between Singur and Howrah, will run from August 1 — a significant announcement considering the movement she led against the alleged forcible ...

Blueprint on rural policing being readied


A(H1N1) flu may affect plans of Haj pilgrims


GJM to suspend bandh today
KOLKATA: People in the Darjeeling hills of West Bengal will on Monday get a reprieve from the indefinite bandh called by the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM), which observes the day as “Martyrs’ Day” in memory of those killed ...

Rajnath urges cadre to stay in touch with people
LUCKNOW: Expressing concern at the Bharatiya Janata Party’s declining political fortunes in his home State of Uttar Pradesh, party president Rajnath Singh on Sunday highlighted the importance of the party cadre having a constant dialogue ...

Gujarat invokes ESMA against striking doctors
GANDHINAGAR: Troubled by the deteriorating health services in government and municipal hospitals, the Gujarat government has invoked the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) against the agitating resident doctors in the State. A ...

Mystery shrouds a killing field
A series of deaths in Keller, Shopian, blamed on “unidentified gunmen”

CAG survey finds railway passengers reasonably satisfied


Railways to prepare ‘Vision 2020’ document
NEW DELHI: The Railway Ministry has constituted a 16-member expert committee, under the chairmanship of the secretary-general of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Amit Mitra, to prepare a ‘Vision 2020’ ...

Foreign investments sought for new roads
NEW DELHI: Minister for Road Transport and National Highways Kamal Nath has trained his eyes on foreign investment to impart a new thrust to road construction. Mr. Nath has ordered that bids be invited for the construction of 71 ...

Nepal Maoists criticise arms purchase plan
KATHMANDU: The major Opposition party in the Himalayan nation, the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoists), on Sunday obstructed the House proceedings, criticising the government’s plan to resume purchase of arms from India. ...

Auroville Governing Board to focus on township development
PUDUCHERRY: The Governing Board of Auroville Foundation met here from July 24 to 26 to discuss issues pertaining to the development of the international town at Auroville. Board chairman Karan Singh told The Hindu that ...

Film-maker arrested on rape charge
Mumbai: A producer-director was arrested on Sunday after a woman alleged that he raped her after she was summoned to his office to discuss role in his films, police said. “The director Ramkumar Kumawat has directed some small ...

BNP will not join India tour
Dhaka: Bangladesh’s main Opposition, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, has decided not to be part of a 10-member delegation which will visit India to inspect the cross-border Tipaimukh dam in Manipur. While the BNP has maintained ...

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