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‘We will engage Maoists till they abjure violence’
KOLKATA: Admitting that in dealing with the Maoist threat, “we had been in a state of denial,” Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram said here on Tuesday that the Centre did not accept the theory of armed struggle, and that unless the ...

End fast on Telangana: Venkaiah
CHENNAI: Bharatiya Janata Party leader M. Venkaiah Naidu has appealed to the protesting leaders and students to give up their hunger strike on the Telangana issue. “You have brought it [the issue] to the notice of the Government ...

Opposition slams government on Copenhagen
NEW DELHI: Opposition parties in the Rajya Sabha expressed their dissatisfaction with the Copenhagen Accord on climate change, the contours of which were described in a suo motu statement made by Union Minister of State for Environment and ...

J&K to act on Shopian issue only after High Court verdict
State yet to receive copy of CBI investigation report: Omar

‘Courts must assess whether a dying declaration is trustworthy’
New Delhi: The Supreme Court has urged Sessions and High Courts to exercise caution while convicting an accused, particularly in dowry death cases merely on the basis of the dying declaration. A Bench of Justice Aftab Alam and Justice ...

I&B Ministry task force to take on piracy
NEW DELHI: The Union Information & Broadcasting Ministry has set up a task force to recommend measures to combat film, video and cable piracy. This has been done in keeping with the decision taken at the 27th State Information ...

In denial mode, Kasab says he didn’t mention Lashkar handlers


Four securitymen injured in Lalgarh explosion
KOLKATA: Violence continued in the Lalgarh area of West Bengal’s Paschim Medinipur district when four security personnel were injured in a landmine blast allegedly triggered by Maoists at Andharia late on Monday night. Activists of ...

BJP wins 25 of 37 seats in Gujarat municipal polls
GANDHINAGAR: The BJP put up an impressive show in the by-elections for 37 seats in various municipalities in Gujarat, while the party shared honours with the Congress in the by-elections for the panchayat bodies. The by-elections for 79 ...

Counting of votes in Jharkhand today
NEW DELHI: The counting of votes polled in the five-phase Assembly elections in Jharkhand will begin at 8 a.m. on Wednesday in 24 districts. The counting for the Assembly by-elections held on December 19 in Tiruchendur and Vandavasi ...

Brinda seeks judicial reforms
NEW DELHI: Brinda Karat of the CPI(M) on Tuesday drew the Centre’s attention, during zero hour in the Rajya Sabha, to the “infirmities” in the legal system and sought reforms to deliver speedy justice to the needy. ...

India failed to protect people’s interests, says Greenpeace
New Delhi: By endorsing the Copenhagen Accord at the just-concluded U.N. climate meet, India has failed to protect the interests of the people most affected by climate change not only in India but worldwide, environmental group Greenpeace said ...

Rajya Sabha adjourns sine die
NEW DELHI: The Rajya Sabha adjourned sine die on Tuesday bringing the curtain down on the winter session of Parliament. Chairman Hamid Ansari observed that during the session that began on November 19, a “fair ...

Natural theatre under the Sal trees
Rampur (Goalpara, Assam): No microphone, no make up and no prompter. There is no arrangement for artificial lighting to create any artificial environment. There is only pure and fresh air while bright sun rays tread softly through the gaps ...

Report crucifies heroes of 26/11: Vinita Kamte
PUNE: A day after the Ram Pradhan committee report was tabled in the State assembly, Vinita Kamte, wife of slain police officer Ashok Kamte, said the report crucified those who fought bravely on the night of 26/11. Ms. Kamte was speaking ...

8 Indian-origin CEOs at big U.S companies: Forbes
New York: People with Indian roots are fast climbing up the American corporate ladder, and today there are as many as eight such CEOs including the likes of Indra Nooyi and Vikram Pandit, who run big U.S. corporations, according to a
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