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Government to set up Disaster Management Authority
NEW DELHI, JAN. 9.The Government has decided to set up a National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and introduce a Bill in the budget session of Parliament to give it statutory status. The Government has accepted a demand of all political ...
``Many of those missing could be dead''
NEW DELHI, JAN. 9.Miraculous survival stories have kept hopes alive in India and the Government has till date not called off its search for the thousands missing after the tsunami lashed the country's south-eastern coast a fortnight ago. But, ...
Abbas poised for win in Palestinian polls
MANAMA, JAN. 9. Crucial day-long elections for the Palestinian Authority President post ended tonight, with Mahmoud Abbas emerging as the frontrunner. Balloting in 3,000 polling stations began at 7 a.m. (local time) and ended at 9 p.m., ...
Sri Lankan radio retracts report
COLOMBO, JAN. 9. The state-run Sri Lankan Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) has retracted a report by it on Saturday which said the leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), V. Prabakaran, and his intelligence wing leader were either ...
States request more stringent Coastal Regulation Zone guidelines
NEW DELHI, JAN. 9. Following the tsunami disaster, some coastal States have unofficially approached the Centre to seek the strengthening of the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) notification that regulates human activity within 500 metres of the High ...
Centre justifies removal of Governors
NEW DELHI, JAN. 9. The Centre has asserted in the Supreme Court that the term of office of five years for a Governor is subject to the doctrine of pleasure of the President embodied in Article 156 (1) of the Constitution. In its reply to the ...
India should spare more personnel for peacekeeping operations: Kiran Bedi
"I think the very presence of a woman officer reduces violence ... She is a symbol of peace, life, dignity, and reconciliation ... All peacekeeping directly benefit women for they are most victimised by internal civil wars ... That's why the larger p resence of women in peacekeeping is so critical now."
Ayodhya: CBI to back plea
NEW DELHI, JAN. 9.The CBI has decided to support a petition seeking a review of a Supreme Court order upholding the transfer of trials of the Ayodhya demolition cases to Rae Bareilly. The cases had been filed against the Leader of the Opposition, ...
Maoists free passengers
KATHMANDU, JAN. 9.Maoist guerillas today released all 300 passengers they had abducted from six passenger buses for defying a call for road blockade. This follows calls by human rights activists and media persons. PTI ...
``RJD-Congress-Left alliance alive''
NEW DELHI. JAN. 9. After days of sabre rattling, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), the Congress and Left parties today made it clear that the alliance was alive and kicking in Bihar and Jharkhand. Emerging from a closed door meeting at the ...
Moya retains title
CHENNAI, JAN. 9.Defending champion Carlos Moya of Spain (in picture) won from the jaws of defeat, beating Thai player Paradorn Srichaphan 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) in the final of the ATP Tour Chennai Open tennis championship here ...
Contributions to The Hindu Relief Fund
The following is the list of donors who have sent in their contributions to The Hindu Relief Fund: Rs. 10,000 and above Ramesh Venugopal / The Icon, US 218800 Thandavababu Chelliah, United States ...
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