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MPs write to Manmohan on allegations against Minister
NEW DELHI: A few members of Parliament met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at Parliament House on Friday to hand over a memorandum signed by 180 MPs of several parties to impress upon him the need for clarity on the issue of allegations that a ...

“Chidambaram’s statements uncalled for”
KOLKATA: Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Prakash Karat told journalists here on Friday that making “sweeping statements” on the violence in West Bengal was “uncalled for.” This was in ...

IGCAR: no abnormal rise in radioactivity at Kalpakkam
CHENNAI: The Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam, has denied reports in a section of the media about abnormal increase in radioactivity levels around Kalpakkam, about 60 km from Chennai. “These reports are ...

CRPF orders halt to major operations in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: Serious differences between the Chhattisgarh police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have had a telling effect on the counter-insurgency operations in the hinterland of the State. Maoists are poised to spread to newer areas ...

Ensure that no place of worship is built on roads, court tells Centre
File affidavit on the steps taken, Bench tells Centre

1,000-crore diesel subsidy for paddy farmers
NEW DELHI: With paddy transplantation hit by delayed and erratic rain, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Friday announced a Rs. 1,000-crore subsidy on diesel to farmers across the country. According to the latest kharif report from ...

Court: why this deemed varsity status?
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has suggested to the Centre that the Tandon committee be asked to look into the basic question whether there is any need for conferring deemed university status on an institution. This suggestion came from a ...

16 new A(H1N1) cases
New Delhi: Sixteen new cases of swine flu were reported from across the country on Friday, taking the total number of those affected by the A (H1N1) virus to 525. While 10 cases were reported from Pune, two were reported from Hyderabad, and ...

Global warming threatens Lakshadweep corals
HYDERABAD: The hard corals of Porites species, found in abundance in the blue-water lagoons of the picturesque Lakshadweep islands, are facing a threat to their existence. Global warming caused by high CO2 levels has retarded the growth ...

Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami activist arrested
KOLKATA: An activist of banned fundamentalist outfit Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami was arrested by the BSF personnel at the border in West Bengal’s Murshidabad district in the early hours of Friday. He has been identified as Ikramul ...

Arrest warrant against Warren Anderson
BHOPAL: The Chief Judicial Magistrate of Bhopal on Friday issued an arrest warrant against Warren Anderson, former chairman of Union Carbide . A fugitive since 1992, Mr. Anderson has been traced by activists and found to be currently living in ...

Rajasthan Governor clears Gujjar quota Bill
JAIPUR: Rajasthan Governor Shailendra Kumar Singh on Thursday finally approved the Bill which provides for five per cent reservation to Gujjars and three other communities, besides 14 per cent reservation to the Economically Backward Classes ...

‘Strike call unjustified’
CHENNAI: The threat by private airlines to go on strike was not justified, D. Sudhakar Reddy, national president, Air Passengers Association of India (APAI), said here on Friday. When the private airlines made huge profits they did not ...

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