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Government backtracks on nuclear liability change
NEW DELHI: After first proposing a major dilution of the nuclear liability bill in favour of reactor suppliers, the government on Tuesday told a parliamentary panel it was withdrawing the suggested amendment. Department of Atomic Energy ...
No tax on retirement benefits under new draft code
NEW DELHI: The revised draft Direct Taxes Code (DTC) proposes tax exemption on retirement benefits, the Public Provident Fund (PPF), the Government Provident Fund (GPF), the Recognised Provident Funds and the Employees Provident Fund and ...
Shibu Soren acquitted in murder case
GIRIDIH (JHARKHAND): The former Jharkhand Chief Minister, Shibu Soren, was acquitted on Tuesday by a local court in a 36-year-old case of murder. It was the last of the three cases of murder against him. Mr. Soren, who appeared before ...
Maoists torch station, bank in Bihar
PATNA: Activists of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) set ablaze a railway station and a bank in Bihar late on Monday night to enforce their 48-hour shutdown against the arrest of two of their comrades. Around 100 rebels also ...
Mystery surrounds TISS survey findings on Bhopal gas tragedy
Probably remain buried in old files of the Directorate of Gas Relief and Rehabilitation
GoM on Bhopal to meet on Friday
NEW DELHI: The reconstituted Group of Ministers (GoM) on the Bhopal gas tragedy would meet on Friday, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram who heads the GoM said here on Tuesday. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has asked the nine-member GoM ...
One more held in Jnaneswari derailment case
CBI requests Jhargram court to apply Sections 16 and 18 of UAPA against Mahato
Swiss, Slovak experts to represent India in Kishanganga dispute
NEW DELHI: India has decided to nominate a sitting judge of the International Court of Justice at Geneva and a Swiss international law expert to represent it in the Kishanganga project dispute with Pakistan. The names of Peter Tomka, a ...
Gogoi briefs PM on peace process with ULFA
Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi called on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday and apprised him of the progress being made on the peace process with the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA). He also briefed Dr. Singh on ...
Jaswant Singh's homecoming certain
NEW DELHI: Barring the formality of an announcement, the return of senior leader Jaswant Singh to the Bharatiya Janata Party is certain. Ahead of the party's Patna conclave BJP president Nitin Gadkari had met Mr. Singh. However, to use ...
German Bakery blast suspect gets bail
MUMBAI: Abdul Samad Bawa, who was arrested by the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) in a 2009 arms case, was granted bail by a court on Tuesday. The judge cited lack of material evidence as the main reason for grant of bail. Samad is also ...
BJP-led State's record may come under GoM scanner
NEW DELHI: The preliminary agenda being drawn up by the Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals for the reconstituted Group of Ministers (GoM) on Bhopal, government sources said, will include an examination of the existing BJP-ruled Madhya ...
Manohar Malgonkar passes away
Stark chronicler of history and human relationships
BSNL forced to pay more spectrum charges
Private firms exempted
Gadkari forms BJP central poll committee
NEW DELHI: Bharatiya Janata Party president Nitin Gadkari constituted a 20-member central election committee here on Tuesday. While all the 12 members of the Parliamentary Board, including chairman Nitin Gadkari and secretary Ananth ...
Tagore's paintings sold for £1.6 million
LONDON: A set of rare paintings by Rabindranath Tagore, who had gifted them to a British missionary and friend Leonard Elmhirst for his private collection in 1939, was sold for a record £1.6 million at an auction here on Tuesday, ...
Shylendra Kumar defied guidelines: Supreme Court
Inappropriate to discuss judicial matter extra-judicially; Bench refers issue to CJI
Death toll could be higher, says Bishkek
Stranded Indians evacuated to Bishkek
NEW DELHI: Indian nationals stranded in the cities of Osh and Jalal-Abad in southern Kyrgyzstan due to the civil disturbances were safely evacuated to Bishkek by late Monday night. The Indian embassy in Bishkek, in close coordination ...
“Dow sought to pre-empt judicial outcome”
Washington: Dow Chemical Company, which owns the erstwhile Union Carbide Company that was behind the Bhopal gas tragedy of 1984, might have systematically sought to pre-empt the judicial outcome of the case by putting pressure on officials at ...
Concern over curbs on technology exports from U.S.
WASHINGTON: Reflecting continuing concerns within Indian industry over tight restrictions on technology exports from the U.S. to India, the head of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) expressed hope that the ...
FIFA WORLD CUP - 2010
Ivory Coast, Portugal split points
PORT ELIZABETH: Port Elizabeth, South Africa, June 15, 2010 Ivory Coast and Portugal share points in stalemate Paul Wilson AP Ivory Coast's Didier Drogba, left, with Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo during the World Cup match between Ivory Coast ...
Dhoni's men start favourites
Recent losses in England have not done Bangladesh any good
Helpline to verify genuineness of surveys pertaining to income tax
Mint flyover to be ready in a year: Mayor
CHENNAI: Work on the Mint flyover, a facility expected to decongest traffic in north Chennai, began on Tuesday with Mayor M.Subramanian laying the foundation stone. Speaking at a function organised by the Chennai Corporation at the Mint ...
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