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"The most important event on my agenda," says Chinese Premier about India visit
VIENTIANE, NOV. 30.India-China relations took another significant step forward today when a 40-minute meeting between Prime Ministers Manmohan Singh and Wen Jiabao at the sidelines of the third India-ASEAN summit in the Laos capital ...
India, ASEAN to jointly fight terrorism
VIENTIANE, NOV. 30. Taking a giant step forward in strategic ties, India and the 10 ASEAN countries today signed a historic partnership pact for peace, progress and shared prosperity, vowed to jointly fight international terrorism and decided to ...
I am doing my duty, says Jayalalithaa
NEW DELHI, NOV. 30.The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa, said today that "the arrest of the Kanchi Sankaracharya, Jayendra Saraswati, is the most painful decision that I have taken in my entire political career. This is not something I ...
Manmohan to look into Paswan-Lalu spat
NEW DELHI, NOV. 30. The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, tonight indicated he would look into the public spat between the Union Cabinet Ministers, Ram Vilas Paswan and Lalu Prasad. "I have just arrived from abroad. I have seen some reports in ...
Court reserves orders on bail plea
CHENNAI, NOV. 30.The Madras High Court today reserved orders on the Kanchi Sankaracharya, Sri Jayendra Saraswathi's bail plea in the Sankararaman murder case. Justice R. Balasubramanian asked the prosecution to furnish the case diary along with ...
No hike in petrol price
NEW DELHI, NOV. 30.The Government today decided against changing petrol and diesel prices for now. ``The public sector oil companies have decided against revising prices this fortnight,'' an official of Indian Oil Corporation said. ...
Reliance Energy to consult parent company on future prospects
MUMBAI, NOV. 30. Reliance Energy Ltd (REL) today decided to approach the parent company, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), on its future prospects. This follows reports that the announcement of a Rs. 10,000-crore 3,500 MW power project in Uttar ...
20 take ill after inhaling chlorine fumes
BHOPAL, NOV. 30.Around 20 persons were taken to hospital on Monday night after inhaling chlorine gas fumes from a leaking cylinder inside the premises of Security Papers Mill (SPM) in Hoshangabad. Inquiries revealed that three girls were still ...
Consolidating post-1988 gains in Sino-Indian ties
VIENTIANE, NOV. 30. Sixty-two-year-old Wen Jiabao is part of a new generation of leaders headed by Hu Jintao that has, in a smooth process of transition, taken charge of the affairs of both party and state. A member of the ...
Law confirms Musharraf as Army Chief
ISLAMABAD, NOV. 30. The Bill adopted by the Pakistani Parliament to enable the President, Pervez Musharraf, continue as Chief of Army Staff (COAS) became law today with the Acting President and Senate Chairman, Mohammedmian Soomro, appending his ...
Akash test-fired with live warhead
HYDERABAD, NOV. 30. India's defence research reached a milestone when the surface-to-air missile Akash, carrying a live warhead, successfully destroyed a flying target at a height of 4.5 km over Chandipur-on-sea in Orissa today. Speaking to ...
White paper on VAT soon
NEW DELHI, NOV. 30. The Centre and States have moved closer to the implementation of a nation-wide Value Added Tax (VAT) by April 1 next year with the decision today to circulate a white paper on the new tax system within the next 15 days. ...
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