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No compromise on key portfolios: NCP
NEW DELHI: The Nationalist Congress Party on Wednesday said it was open to conceding some ministries to the Congress in Maharashtra but maintained that the key portfolios of Home, Finance and Public Works were non-negotiable. Briefing ...
Bhagwat meets Advani
Changes in BJP not discussed
U.S. pressing Pakistan on 26/11
WASHINGTON: The U.S. is pushing Pakistan to bring the perpetrators of the Mumbai terror attack to justice and put an end to the nexus between the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and terror groups, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has ...
Kashmir had special place in Indira’s heart: Sonia Gandhi
“Two days before she was slain, she came to valley to bid adieu”
Hooda wins vote of confidence
CHANDIGARH: The new Congress regime in Haryana headed by Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Wednesday won with ease the crucial vote of confidence on the floor of the House without any “discussion” on the motion. The Congress ...
Chauhan plays it safe; no new faces in Cabinet expansion
Phase-I of Jharkhand poll advanced
NEW DELHI: The Election Commission has advanced the phase-I of the five-phase Jharkhand Assembly elections to November 25 (Wednesday) instead of November 27 in view of Bakrid and to “respect religious sentiments.” The ...
PSBJC calls off bandh
Train detention shows up emergence of armed wing of tribal outfit
Report lauds UPA’s policy on religious freedom
Washington: The Obama Administration has described as ‘good’ Manmohan Singh government’s policy on religious freedom but said it has “concerns” on the issue at the local level, especially in BJP-ruled ...
Mamata, Maoists behind train detention: CPI(M) leader
KOLKATA: Tuesday’s detention of the New Delhi-bound Rajdhani Express by supporters of Maoist leader Chhatradhar Mahato was planned by Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee and Maoists, Shyamal Chakraborty, senior leader of the ...
CLP meet soon: APCC chief
NEW DELHI: Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee president D. Srinivas said the special meeting of the Congress Legislature Party would be held in the near future and he expected Chief Minister K. Rosaiah to be formally elected as the new leader ...
Complaint against Amitabh over donation of land for school
LUCKNOW: Even as a case against Amar Singh on alleged money laundering was transferred from the Kanpur police to the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Uttar Pradesh police, a complaint was filed ...
West Bengal wants armed escorts for some trains
KOLKATA: West Bengal wants armed escorts for trains passing through the Maoist stronghold areas between Kharagpur and Jamshedpur to prevent recurrence of holding up of trains. The government will send a proposal to this effect to the Railway ...
Centre senses more Maoist trouble
NEW DELHI: The Centre has said incidents such as Tuesday’s hold-up of Bhubaneshwar-Delhi Rajdhani Express in West Bengal by Maoist-supported armed tribals could be expected in the near future. Home Secretary G.K. Pillai said on ...
Himalayan Tahrs, Blue sheep for Darjeeling zoo
KOLKATA: Three pairs of the Himalayan Tahr and two pairs of Blue sheep from a zoo in Japan were received here by officials of the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological (PNHZ) Park in Darjeeling on Wednesday. “The animals, received as ...
Quick disposal of cases against M.F. Husain planned
New Delhi: To put an end to litigation against renowned painter M.F. Husain and ensure his early return to the country, the Centre is contemplating to approach the Supreme Court for expeditious disposal of all cases against his ...
Railway exams in Urdu also
Centre may give bonus on paddy minimum support price
NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet will consider on Thursday a proposal to give a bonus of Rs.50 per quintal on the minimum support price of kharif paddy that is being procured, following concerns about getting adequate quantity for the Central ...
Asterix, France’s most popular cultural hero, turns 50
Perhaps people simply love them because they have a lot of Gaul
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