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Manmohan forms task force on J&K development
NEW DELHI, APRIL 4. The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, has constituted a task force to prepare a long-term plan for the social and economic development of Jammu and Kashmir. C. Rangarajan, former Reserve Bank Governor, is its Chairman and the ...
Pope's funeral on Friday
VATICAN CITY, APRIL 4. The body of Pope John Paul II, in red robes with a white mitre upon the head, was carried on a velvet bier in a solemn procession from the Apostolic Palace to Saint Peter's Basilica and placed before the Alter of the Faith ...
Heavy security cover for bus passengers
SRINAGAR, APRIL 4. With militant threats looming large, 23 Muzaffarabad-bound passengers were put under heavy security cover, three days before the launch of bus service across the Line of Control, and the Jammu and Kashmir Government today ...
Reorientation for officials at Centre
NEW DELHI, APRIL 4.The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, has approved a major overhaul of the senior civil service, according to informed sources. In the new scheme of things, all bureaucrats belonging to the Central and allied services will be ...
It's up to us to keep the momentum going
Our fine win at Kochi was based on a solid all-round performance. We lost two early wickets, but Virender Sehwag and Rahul Dravid, once again, bailed us out from a potentially dangerous situation with some very sensible batting. Their 201-run ...
A short journey into the mind of Federer
Roger Federer is a bare-knuckle fighter dressed in a Hugo Boss suit. His prettiness conceals his merciless nature, his elegance disguises his grit, his flair masks his fury. In Sunday's Nasdaq Open final, he was two sets down and 3-5 in the ...
Patil visits Nathula Pass
GANGTOK, APRIL 4. Ahead of the visit of the Chinese Prime Minister, Wen Jiabao, to India, the Home Minister, Shivraj Patil, today visited the Nathula Pass in Sikkim through which border trade between the two countries is to start ...
Charles' wedding postponed by a day
LONDON, APRIL 4.The wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles has been postponed by a day so as not to clash with the Pope's funeral on Friday. The marriage will now take place on Saturday. An official announcement late on Monday said ...
ITC signs deal with Centre to settle excise issue
KOLKATA, APRIL 4. The ITC Chairman, Y. C. Deveshwar, has just signed a deal with the Revenue Secretary to settle the ongoing dispute with the Government over the excise issue. According to the deed of settlement, "ITC has agreed not to claim ...
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