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We'll force Jaitapur project out: Sena leader Uddhav
Mumbai: In a statement signifying a hardening of the Shiv Sena's stand against the proposed Jaitapur nuclear power plant, executive president Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday said he would soon visit the place and force the project ...

More demands granted, but Adivasis march on
Pune: For the 6,000 people marching to Mumbai from the forest villages of Jalgaon and Nandurbar demanding their rights over forest land, there is some hope. Maharashtra Minister of State for Tribal Development Rajendra Gavit visited the ...

Four militants killed in Kashmir encounters
SRINAGAR: As the security forces intensified their operations against militants in Kashmir, four militants have been killed in two separate encounters since Friday. One of them is believed to be involved in the killing of two sisters in Sopore ...

Rajasthan Police officers held for encounter
The case relates to killing of Dara Singh on the outskirts of Jaipur on October 23, 2006

Right to possess land cannot be taken away without enquiry: Supreme Court
New Delhi: Giving a new dimension to poor farmers whose land is acquired for public purpose, the Supreme Court has held that right to possess a land being a right to property cannot be taken away without conducting an enquiry under the Land ...

Yashwantrao Chavan Award for Mahasweta Devi
Mumbai: Celebrated Bengali writer and activist Mahasweta Devi was conferred the Yashwantrao Chavan National Award 2010 here on Saturday “for her contribution to national integration, democratic values and the socio-economic development ...

BJP demands ‘concrete statement' from Centre on bail for Hasan Ali
Kolkata: The Bharatiya Janata Party leadership said here on Saturday that the Centre should come up with a “concrete and definitive” statement to explain the release of Pune-based stud farm owner Hasan Ali Khan on bail, though he ...

Act tough on Yeddyurappa, Gowda asks Advani
NEW DELHI: The former Prime Minister and Janata Dal (Secular) president, H.D. Deve Gowda, on Saturday wondered why senior BJP leaders like L.K. Advani were silent on the charges of corruption against Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa ...

Life convict seeks conjugal rights in jail
CHANDIGARH: In a plea before the Punjab and Haryana High Court, a woman serving a life sentence has requested that she be granted conjugal rights with her husband, who is on death roll, within the prison so that she could bear a child. The ...

No one was consulted, scrap it: CPI(M)
MUMBAI: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) is supporting the locals' demand that the Jaitapur nuclear power project be scrapped and that the Maharashtra government return the land acquired for the purpose, apart from withdrawing all ...

Jagan releases party flag at YSR's samadhi
IDUPULAPAYA: A day after the former MP, Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy, announced his party's name as YSR Congress Party, he released the tricolour party flag at his father Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy's samadhi in Idupulapaya on Saturday afternoon at a ...

Manmohan's intervention sought in fishermen release
NEW DELHI: Communist Party of India (CPI) MP from Tenkasi P. Lingam has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to urgently intervene and secure the release of 44 fishermen from Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu. They are languishing in Qatar ...

‘Honour killing': court raps police, orders disciplinary action
CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana High Court has ordered disciplinary action against the police officials in charge of providing protection to Manoj and Babli, who were killed by her relatives for marrying in the same gotra in 2007, for ...

‘Efficacy of Tsunami Warning System proved'
HYDERABAD: The city-based Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), which ruled out a tsunami threat for the Indian Ocean on Friday, reconfirmed on Saturday that the sea levels in the Indian Ocean were not different from ...

Dismissal for outsourcing judgments upheld
New Delhi: The Supreme Court has upheld the summary dismissal of a subordinate judicial officer for outsourcing some of his judgments. A Bench of Justices Mukundakam Sharma and Anil Dave said that during an inspection by a (Jharkhand ...

Revised NCHER Bill incorporates ‘agreement'
NEW DELHI: Incorporating the provisions of the ‘agreement' arrived at with the expert group of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to resolve the turf-war over the jurisdiction of medical education, the Human Resource Development ...

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