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Masjid issue rocks Parliament
Five injured as two groups of demonstrators clash at Jantar Mantar

Experts see thorny road ahead for deforestation negotiations
Deforestation responsible for 20-25 per cent of global gas emissions

We are committed to providing quota for women in legislatures: Manmohan
Women in politics will bring about a revolutionary change in ensuring good governance

The going may not be easy for the BJP in Kutch
The party hopes to win all the six seats, but wrong selection of candidates coupled with the caste factor may hit it hard

Bones found in area near Nandigram
KOLKATA: The recent flutter caused in the Khejuri area, adjoining Nandigram, following allegations of the discovery of charred bodies of five victims of the recent violence eased somewhat on Thursday after bits of bones were dug out in the ...

“Investment flow will not be hit”
More coming this year: Buddhadeb

Poll panel asked not to employ teachers during duty hours
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Election Commission not to employ government teachers for poll-related duty during working hours as it affected the education of children. A Bench of Justices S.B. Sinha and H.S. Bedi ...

C.N.R. Rao receives nano award
BANGALORE: C.N.R. Rao, Chairman, Science Advisory Council to the Prime Minister and honorary president of the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), was on Thursday conferred the first Bangalore Nano National Award ...

Clarify tax in fares, airlines told
NEW DELHI: The government has asked all domestic airlines to clarify what are the charged tax components in their fares and confirm whether all the taxes shown by them in their tickets/websites are deposited with the government. The ...

More funds needed to fight avian influenza: Manmohan
“Best strategy is to control the disease at animal level ”

Dissidents allege Ibobi-tribal MLAs nexus
IMPHAL: Dissident Congress MLAs of Manipur have accused Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh of having a nexus with tribal MLAs demanding a division of the State to create a greater Nagaland. Ten independent tribal MLAs recently met the ...

Jail for children who abandon parents
NEW DELHI: Parliament on Thursday gave approved the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Bill, 2007, providing for three months’ imprisonment for those who abandon their parents. It gives no scope for appeal against the ...

BJP member breaks down in Rajya Sabha
NEW DELHI: Bharatiya Janata Party member Gyan Prakash Pilania on Thursday broke down in the Rajya Sabha during the debate on the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Bill, 2007. Taking part in the debate, Mr. Pilania, who was ...

India pledges $2 million for global response to bird flu


SAARC meet to discuss transport linkages
NEW DELHI: Foreign Ministers of SAARC (South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation) will meet here on Friday to discuss transport links in order to improve regional connectivity. They will take a view on applications by Mauritius and ...

Give spectrum to new players, MPs write to Manmohan
NEW DELHI: After political parties, Members of Parliament are now writing to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh urging him to give spectrum to new players so that they too can start their GSM service. They have also demanded that the existing GSM ...

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