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Work in rural areas, Pratibha tells young doctors
NEW DELHI: President Pratibha Patil on Monday urged young doctors to devote some years of their professional lives to working in rural areas by responding positively to the government’s call to take up rural postings. “By ...

Rajnath may quit as BJP president before party elections
NEW DELHI: Bharatiya Janata Party president Rajnath Singh may be quitting his position earlier than January-February next year by when the election for a new party president is likely to take place. It is believed that Mr. Singh has ...

We’ll make IAF dominant airpower: Antony
Its capabilities will match India’s stature, aspirations and threat perceptions

Congress slams Sena
NEW DELHI: The Congress on Monday assailed the Shiv Sena for criticising cricketer Sachin Tendulkar’s “Mumbai for all” remark while the Sena’s ally, the Bharatiya Janata Party, found nothing wrong whatsoever in what the ...

Don’t forget your roots, Sena tells Sachin
MUMBAI: Protesting Sachin Tendulkar’s “I am an Indian first and Mumbai is for all” remark, Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray, in a letter to the cricketer in Saamna , said Sachin was not even born when Marathi ...

‘Kalyan, Uma will create more crisis in BJP’
NEW DELHI: Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh on Monday welcomed the bid by the former Chief Ministers, Kalyan Singh and Uma Bharti, to return to the BJP. Describing the duo as “party-breakers,” Mr. Digvijay Singh ...

Sugarcane farmers on indefinite dharna demanding higher price
NEW DELHI: Sugarcane farmers from parts of north India, under the banner of the All-India Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU), stormed into the Capital on Monday and declared an indefinite dharna to press for higher sugarcane price. They want ...

South Africa in talk with “friendly countries” on nuclear energy use
Treaty of Pelindaba prevents India from sourcing uranium from African nations

Trinamool posing greater danger by joining Maoists: Buddhadeb
‘We have specific information on party’s link with extremists in the Maoist-affected districts’

No Maoists in West Bengal: Mamata
KOLKATA: Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee described on Monday Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee’s charge at a Left Front rally earlier in the day of her party being in league with the Maoists as “His Master’s ...

Chanting Vande Mataram not against Islam: DGP
AHMEDABAD: Gujarat Director-General of Police S. S. Khandwawala, the second Muslim to occupy the State’s top police post, has come out in favour of the Muslims in the country chanting “Vande Mataram.” Mr. Khandwawala ...

Two abducted CPI(M) men feared killed
KOLKATA: Suspected Maoists abducted five Communist Party of India (Marxist) workers from Lalgeria village near Jhargram in West Bengal late on Sunday. While three persons were released early on Monday, the others remained untraced. Joydeb ...

West Bengal fiat
KOLKATA: The West Bengal government is making it mandatory for employees at the Secretariat to arrive in office and leave it on time and also take half-day’s casual leave to attend rallies and meetings. Finance Minister Asim Kumar ...

Blueprint soon to streamline deemed varsities
New Delhi: The Centre will soon come out with a blueprint to streamline deemed universities on the basis of the Professor Tandon Committee recommendations. Giving this information to the Supreme Court on Monday, Solicitor-General Gopal ...

‘Keep away from court’
Kochi: The Southern Zonal Council of the All India Lawyers Union, a pro-CPI (M) association, has demanded that Karnataka High Court Chief Justice P.D. Dinakaran who is facing allegations of land encroachments should keep away from court ...

Two tridents recovered
KOLKATA: Two of the three decorative tridents, stolen in two thefts over the past three weeks from the ancestral home of Swami Vivekananda in the north of the city, were recovered on Monday. “Two tridents were found in Deshbandhu ...

Culinary Journalism award for Mukund Padmanabhan
HYDERABAD: Mukund Padmanabhan, Senior Associate Editor, The Hindu, has received the IFCA Culinary Journalism Award-2008. Mr. Padmanabhan writes a weekly column that tries to demystify as well as create discernment about ...

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