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NCP terms decision on Telangana hasty, haphazard
NEW DELHI: The Nationalist Congress Party, a constituent of the United Progressive Alliance, on Sunday termed the Centre’s decision on a separate Telangana “hasty.” Senior leader P.A. Sangma said the decision was taken ...
Crucial talks in Darjeeling today
KOLKATA: The fourth round of tripartite discussions among the Centre, the West Bengal government and the leadership of the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) that will be held in Darjeeling on Monday is critical as it could well determine the ...
I can help if asked: Ramakrishnan
MUMBAI: Nobel Laureate Venkataraman Ramakrishnan has said he is willing to help India in some focussed research in his subject (chemistry), if the government asks for it, but he will not “waste” his time on a ...
Dinakaran will have his say, Congress tells Mayawati
New Delhi: The Congress on Sunday dismissed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati’s claim that Karnataka High Court Chief Justice P.D. Dinakaran, against whom an impeachment motion has been admitted in the Rajya Sabha, would not get ...
I feel nervous: Sheila
NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Sunday admitted that she was feeling nervous about the fast approaching Commonwealth Games. But, she expressed confidence, in the end, the capital would put up a good show. “I am ...
Tarkundi village, a picture of neglect
MENDHAR (LoC): Apparently for lack of basic amenities and continued tension between India and Pakistan, Tarkundi village on the Line of Control (LoC) in this sector has almost disappeared. From 43 families residing in the village in 1947, ...
‘Response to climate challenge faulty’
New Delhi: Agricultural scientist M.S. Swaminathan, who was at the Copenhagen summit, on Sunday said the response of the climate change conference to the magnitude of the threat was “faulty” and that every country should help ...
Soofiya shifted to hospital
Kochi: Soofiya Madani, wife of PDP leader Abdul Nazar Madani, was on Sunday shifted from Ernakulam sub-jail to Aalapuzha Medical College Hospital on health ground, police said here. Soofiya, the 10th accused in the 2005 Kalamassery ...
Karat urges Centre, ULFA to sit for talks
GUWAHATI: Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Prakash Karat on Sunday urged both the Union government and the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) to sit for dialogue without any preconditions to find a political solution to ...
Relatives too can accompany Union Ministers on flight
New Delhi: Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Sunday said that the move to allow relatives and companions of Union Ministers to travel by air with them will have “no financial implications.” Asked about his views on the Bill ...
8 women killed in Gujarat stampede
AHMEDABAD: At least eight women were killed on the spot and six others injured in a stampede at a religious gathering at Dhoraji town in Gujarat on Sunday evening. About 70,000 people belonging to the Vaishnav Sampradaya had gathered at ...
Three NDFB militants killed
Guwahati: Three members of the anti-talk factions of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) were killed in encounters with security forces in Assam on Sunday. In a joint operation by the police and the Army, two ultras, ...
‘India not fulfilling its commitments’
New Delhi: Pakistan High Commissioner Shahid Malik has said that India was not fulfilling its commitments made in an agreement reached between the two nations to de-link composite talks from action on terrorism. “Something that ...
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