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Basu and Mother Teresa: a special association
KOLKATA: As Kolkata mourns and prepares for the “shesh jatra” (final journey) of veteran Marxist leader Jyoti Basu on Tuesday, many are reminded of a public funeral more than a decade ago, when Mr. Basu, as the West Bengal Chief ...
Remarks vitriolic, says Pakistan
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday described Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao’s remarks in a television interview as “vitriolic” and damaging to the prospects of peace between the two countries. The Foreign Ministry ...
Robert Gates coming today
NEW DELHI: Deliberations on the security situation in the region and enhanced trade and military cooperation between Washington and New Delhi are on the cards during the visit of U.S. Defence Secretary Robert Gates that starts here on ...
SCs, STs in BPL list under study
NEW DELHI: The Centre is contemplating direct inclusion of the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes and minorities in the next below poverty line (BPL) list for entitlement of benefits under social welfare schemes. Inaugurating the ...
Fond memories for personal staff
KOLKATA: As the nation mourns veteran Marxist leader Jyoti Basu, some remember a man who was never late, refused to eat leafy vegetables and was so thoughtful as to write a personal letter of congratulations when the sister of one of his ...
Kerala NGOs to attend Bt brinjal meet
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: More than 15 persons representing non-governmental organisations (NGOs) from Kerala will attend a public consultation being organised by the Ministry of Environment in Bangalore on January 25 on permitting commercial ...
4 militants gunned down in Manipur
IMPHAL: Security forces have gunned down four militants in two separate incidents and recovered sophisticated weapons. In the first incident which took place on Saturday night, the combined force of the Imphal East district police commandos ...
Fourth arrest in Shetty murder
PUNE: The Pune police late on Sunday arrested a fourth person in relation to the murder of Right to Information (RTI) crusader Satish Shetty. Dengrya Hanumant Rathod was sent to police custody till January 28. Bhausaheb Andhalkar of the ...
Mulayam Singh wants to forget the past
Amar Singh’s name not in the list of leaders participating in stir
NC opposes division of J&K
Rejects demand for Union Territory status to Ladakh, Statehood for Jammu
Court declines to entertain plea against Statehood for Puducherry
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday declined to entertain a public interest petition for a direction to the Centre to ascertain the wishes of the people of Puducherry before giving Statehood to this Union Territory. A three-judge ...
My speech made no reference to NSA’s office: Chidambaram
NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday discounted reports suggesting that outgoing National Security Advisor (NSA) M.K. Narayanan had voiced objections to his moves to revamp the country’s security structure. Mr. ...
Basu’s land reforms unmatched: AIDWA
NEW DELHI: The All-India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA) has expressed profound grief over the passing away of veteran Marxist leader Jyoti Basu. In a statement, the AIDWA said Mr. Basu led West Bengal’s Left Front to ...
‘Norms flouted, no quality research in deemed varsities’
NEW DELHI: The 44 institutions which will lose their deemed varsity status have violated the guidelines prescribing excellence in teaching and research or innovations, and introduced unrelated degree programmes beyond the mandate of the ...
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