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Swamy against Nalini’s release
At a meeting with Barnala, he points out the case is pending in High Court

Chhattisgarh police dispute lawyer’s claim
NEW DELHI: An internal inquiry conducted by the Chhattisgarh police has found no evidence that Alban Toppo, a 24-year-old lawyer of Raipur, was detained against his will and violently assaulted at the Bhairamgarh police station, Bijapur. ...

NCW team to probe Godhra assaults
NEW DELHI: The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Thursday sent a team to Godhra, Gujarat, to probe allegations that some women were sexually as well as physically assaulted by policemen there. NCW chairwoman Girija Vyas said that ...

Centre has the right, nay duty, to decide on Bt brinjal: Jairam
He responds to Pawar’s remark that GEAC decision is final

Unconstitutional agenda, says Sharad Yadav
NEW DELHI: Janata Dal (United) president Sharad Yadav has charged the Maharashtra government with following the “shocking and unconstitutional agenda” set by the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) to counter the increasing popularity ...

I’m humbled: Menon
NEW DELHI: Shiv Shankar Menon, who was appointed National Security Adviser, on Wednesday night said he was “humbled” by the big responsibility bestowed on him and would do his best in the new job. “Well, I am humbled ...

Forum urges Ansari to recast panel on Dinakaran
It invokes the principle of ‘disqualification by association’

Additional foodgrains under TPDS to contain prices
NEW DELHI: To contain rising prices, the Centre on Thursday decided to allocate, on an ad hoc basis, an additional 10 kg of wheat or rice for every eligible family under the Targeted Public Distribution System during January and February. It ...

Raina demands apology for ‘voodoo science’ comment


Judges’ spouses entitled to daily allowance
NEW DELHI: The Union Law Ministry on Wednesday clarified that spouses of judges, including the spouse of Chief Justice of India K.G. Balakrishnan, on tour abroad are entitled to a daily allowance. The Department of Justice said it ...

CCEA nod for 374 model colleges
Centre will foot a third of the capital cost for each

Amar Singh’s expulsion demanded for supporting U.P. trifurcation
LUCKNOW: Voices of protest within the Samajwadi Party against the former national general secretary, Amar Singh, which lay dormant so far, are now coming out in the open. The SP chief whip in the Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Sabha and senior leader ...

It’s alarming, says Nitish
PATNA: Reacting sharply to Maharashtra’s decision to make it mandatory for those seeking driving permits for a taxi in the State to be domiciled, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, ...

Police lathicharge agitating staff in U.P.
They were demanding pay and allowances on a par with Central government employees

‘Additional allotment of wheat, rice will not benefit the poor’
Supply at Central issue prices would have been more meaningful

Union Cabinet clears more research fellowships
NEW DELHI: As part of an exercise to attract bright youngsters to take up scientific research as a career, the Union Cabinet on Thursday cleared a proposal to double the number of junior research fellowships awarded by the Council of ...

Harishchandrachi Factory out of Oscar race
PUNE: India’s official entry to the Oscars in the Best Foreign Language Film category, Harishchandrachi Factory , fell out of the race on Thursday. The humorous Marathi film, based on the struggles faced by ...

Bachchan’s take on Modi
AHMEDABAD: Actor Amitabh Bachchan seems to have mellowed down in his appreciation of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, whom he earlier described as a person “who lives simply and with mere basic needs and most unlike a head of a ...

Nod for electrification of two railway sections
NEW DELHI: The government on Thursday cleared electrification of two sections of rail lines at a cost of Rs. 518.43 crore. The Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure approved the electrification of the Shoranur-Mangalore-Penambur section of ...

Control systems of laser-guided bombs tested
CHENNAI: The effectiveness of the guidance and control systems of laser-guided bombs was tested at the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur, Orissa on Thursday. The bombs, weighing £1,000 (450 kg), were released from aircraft flown ...

CMs’ meet on price rise postponed
NEW DELHI: The Centre has postponed to early next month a meeting of Chief Ministers, scheduled here for January 27 to discuss food inflation. Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar told journalists here on Thursday that some Chief Ministers ...

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