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Afghanistan, India to set up partnership council
NEW DELHI: India and Afghanistan have decided to establish a new dialogue architecture to further improve bilateral ties and bring renewed focus to rebuilding and restoration of the war-ravaged country. At a meeting between External ...
Congress unfazed by J&K development
NEW DELHI: Though the Congress tried to dissuade Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah from stepping down, the party remained unfazed on Tuesday by the dramatic developments in the State and was confident that the crisis would blow ...
Lalgarh: police teargas women protesters
Trinamool demands immediate withdrawal of Central forces
NDA MPs fault joint statement
NEW DELHI: A memorandum submitted by 146 MPs of the National Democratic Alliance to President Pratibha Patil on Tuesday, among other issues, dwelt at length on issues arising out of the joint India-Pakistan statement at Sharm-el-Sheikh. ...
No decision on arms purchase from India: Nepal Prime Minister
Reiterates commitment to abide by peace agreement
Pune hit badly by swine flu
PUNE: With seven more people testing positive for swine flu (caused by the AH1N1 virus) on Monday, the total number of patients in this city has gone up to 60, making it one of the worst-hit in India. Apart from these, the Aundh General ...
A move in right direction despite gaps: educationists
MUMBAI: The landmark Right to Education Bill (RTE), passed by the Rajya Sabha on July 20, now awaits Lok Sabha approval. Educationists have welcomed the bill, but with a note of caution. Speaking to The Hindu , ...
Delhi Metro will be on guard: Minister
NEW DELHI: Union Urban Development Minister S. Jaipal Reddy assured the Rajya Sabha that the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation would henceforth be “on guard” to avoid accidents such as the one that occurred on July 12 which lead to the ...
Elders seek special law to combat honour killings
NEW DELHI: The government on Tuesday said it deplored crimes committed allegedly to uphold the honour of the family or the victim or women in general as members in the Rajya Sabha across the political spectrum expressed outrage at recent ...
Supreme Court ‘no’ for panel to study EVMs
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday declined to entertain a public interest litigation petition for a direction to appoint an expert committee to go into the working of electronic voting machines (EVMs) and submit a report to the court. ...
Wildlife Act to be amended: Jairam
NEW DELHI: Forest preservation, curbing poachers and relocation of forest-dwellers were the three major challenges before the government, Union Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh said here on Tuesday. “To ...
Hindi actor Leela Naidu dead
MUMBAI: Yesteryear Hindi film actor Leela Naidu passed away here on Tuesday after a prolonged illness. She was 69. Ms. Naidu starred in a number of Hindi films, besides Merchant Ivory Productions’ ‘The Householder.’ ...
Green Tribunal bill to be introduced this week
NEW DELHI: The government is expected to introduce a draft legislation this week to set up a National Green Tribunal (NGT) for deciding civil matters related to the environment. Talking to reporters after launching the Bengal Tiger ...
It’s advantage India: Infosys CEO
Language, management skills will help it face competition from China, East Europe
Panel recommends three-fold salary hike for judicial officers
Supreme Court seeks response of States and High Courts
Arundhati Roy joins protest against U.K. firm’s mining plan in Orissa
It will lead to the devastation of a whole ecosystem
Scribe murder prime accused acquitted
Guwahati: The District and Sessions Court Judge, Kamrup (Metropolitan) on Tuesday acquitted Mridul Phukan, the prime accused in the murder of senior journalist Parag Kumar Das, for lack of credible evidence, ending a five-year-long trial. The ...
U.S. award for two Indian NGOs
Mumbai: Two Indian non-governmental organisations, Ecosphere Spiti in Himachal Pradesh and Barefoot College in Rajasthan, have been chosen for the 2009 Green Energy and Green Livelihoods awards, for their work towards engaging local ...
Army moves into North Cachar Hills
Dimapur: The Army has moved into the hinterland of Assam’s North Cachar Hills district to track down marauding militants even as the police and Central paramilitary forces have taken over the security of the entire railway corridor and ...
Australian aviation establishment ‘dupes’ Indian students
MELBOURNE: Indian students aspiring to be pilots have been left in the lurch by a Sydney-based aviation establishment despite paying thousands of dollars. This latest scam came to light after an expose aired by ABC television channel’s ...
Bandh at Sonarpur peaceful
KOLKATA: A 12-hour bandh called by the Communist Party of India (Marxist) at Sonarpur in West Bengal’s South 24 Parganas district on Tuesday against the attack two days ago on a party MLA allegedly by Trinamool Congress supporters passed ...
U.S. Senate reception for Indian envoy
Washington: A strong India-U.S. relationship is in the best interest of the two countries as it will enable close collaboration across a broad spectrum of strategic interests such as counter-terrorism and promotion of democracy, according to ...
Contingency plan to import milk powder: Minister
NEW DELHI: The Centre has embarked on a contingency plan to import skimmed milk powder (SMP) in the coming weeks to bring down the prices which had shot up during July. The Union Minister of state for Agriculture, Consumer Affairs, ...
Manipur lawyers boycott courts
IMPHAL: Lawyers are boycotting courts all over Manipur to protest the stopping of construction of the High Court building by an underground organisation. The foundation was laid on April 30, 2006. A spokesman of the All Manipur Bar ...
Migrant worker shot dead in Imphal
IMPHAL: One migrant worker was shot dead here on Tuesday by two militants, while two persons were wounded in a grenade blast in a private nursing home, even as a grocer, who was shot on Monday night, is battling for life. When Amit was ...
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