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Centre lifts ban on onion exports
NEW DELHI: The Centre on Thursday decided to lift the ban on the export of onions following protests by farmers and traders in Nashik over the crash in the domestic rates within two months of the prices hitting Rs. 80 per kg, but refrained ...

Japan to extend Rs. 2,557-crore aid to India
NEW DELHI: Japan is to extend an aid of Rs.2,557 crore (Yen 46.401 billion) to India for three projects through its Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) window. The projects pertain to cleaning the Yamuna in the national capital, crop ...

Yet to hear from government: Devas
NEW DELHI: Devas Multimedia Pvt. Ltd. refused on Thursday to react to the Union government's decision to cancel its contract with ISRO's commercial arm, Antrix Corporation, and said it was yet to receive a formal communication. “We ...

It doesn't absolve government of culpability: BJP
NEW DELHI: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday said the annulment of the S-Band spectrum deal between Indian Space Research Organisation's commercial arm Antrix and Devas Multimedia does not absolve the Prime Minister and the government of ...

Judgment in Godhra case postponed
AHMEDABAD: The judgment in the Godhra train carnage case by the Special Court has been postponed to February 22. According to official sources, the judgment, which was earlier scheduled on February 19, has been deferred by three days. ...

Why blame Gujarat for your faults, Modi asks PM
‘Put facts about GST before people, instead of blaming a former Minister and the BJP for delay'

Court raps Centre for not obeying orders
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday expressed its displeasure to the Centre for not obeying its orders and said it reflected the mindset of the officers not to respect the orders. Justice Dalveer Bhandari, heading a Bench along with ...

Tobacco in plastic pouches: Supreme Court rejects plea
New Delhi: Taking note of the report that 86 per cent of the oral cancer in India was caused by tobacco products, the Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the plea of various gutka, pan masala and chewing tobacco manufacturing companies for ...

British scribes “romanticising” India, dismissing Pakistan?
LONDON: Are British journalists and writers guilty of “romanticising” India too much while dismissing Pakistan as a “basket case”? Actually, this was not posed as a question but asserted as a fact and met with a murmur ...

PHFI rejected HPV vaccine project proposal
Said it failed to state ethical aspects involved in the study

Police deployed on border warned not to enter Orissa


Tribals withdraw bandh call in Dooars
KOLKATA: Even as the shutdown continued for the ninth day in Darjeeling hills because of an indefinite bandh called by the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM), normal life was also severely affected in the Dooars, in the plains of north Bengal, on ...

It's a bad day for democracy: Narasimhan
Though the Governor came prepared to face commotion, the ugly turn of events took all by surprise

FTA talks at “sensitive stage,” says EU envoy
Bangalore: Ambassador of the European Union to India Daniele Smadja said on Thursday that the negotiations on the India-E.U. Free Trade Agreement (FTA) were “entering the endgame stage.” Ms. Smadja, who was here to inaugurate ...

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