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NDA, UPA stake claim to form government in Jharkhand
RANCHI, MARCH 1. The Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance and the United Progressive Alliance today formally staked claim to form the government in Jharkhand, both citing the support of 41 MLAs, but the Governor, Syed Sibtey ...
Paswan urges Congress to stay ''neutral''
NEW DELHI, MARCH 1.The Bihar imbroglio today cast a shadow over a meeting of the constituents of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) and supporting Left parties here this evening. Though the political developments after the Assembly ...
Uproar over Goa Government dismissal; both Houses adjourned
NEW DELHI, MARCH 1.The Opposition today forced an adjournment in both Houses of Parliament over the dismissal of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Government in Goa. While the Lok Sabha was adjourned without transaction of business in the morning, ...
TWI gets production rights for India-Pakistan series
NEW DELHI, MARCH 1. TransWorld International (TWI), on Tuesday bagged the production rights for the India-Pakistan cricket series even though the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) failed to take a decision on award of satellite ...
Sania rallies to shock Kuznetsova
DUBAI, MARCH 1.Sania Mirza made light of a twisted ankle and a 0-4 start to beat the U.S. Open Champion and the world No. 7, Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia, 6-4, 6-2 in an hour and 19 minutes of exhilarating play in the pre-quarterfinals of the ...
Petrol price rise
NEW DELHI, MARCH 1.The public sector oil firms are likely to pass on to the consumers the 50 paise a litre increase in road cess on petrol and diesel. But they may have to bear the increased incidence of excise duty, denting their revenues by Rs. ...
74 Maoists killed
KATHMANDU, MARCH 1.The Nepalese army shot dead at least 74 rebels and injured dozens while losing five of its own men in fierce clashes in the west of the kingdom. The incident occurred when a group of 500-600 Maoists attacked the security ...
Pakistan to release 200 Indian prisoners
ISLAMABAD, MARCH 1. The Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf, has ordered the immediate release of 200 Indian civilian prisoners who have completed their term in Pakistan's jails. The prisoners, mostly those detained while attempting to cross ...
70 juveniles escape death penalty
WASHINGTON, MARCH 1. The verdict of the United States' Supreme Court forbidding the execution of killers who were under 18 when they committed their crimes, ends a practice that prevails in 19 states. The 5-4 decision throws out the death ...
Road routes open in snow-bound J&K
JAMMU/SRINAGAR, MARCH. 1. The battle against snow is in full swing in the shivering heights of Jammu and Kashmir even as winter enters its last phase. The 300-km Jammu-Srinagar National Highway 1-A, which was closed to traffic on February 17 ...
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