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“Couldn’t talk to Obama due to time constraint”
Navy foils bid to hijack Indian ship in Gulf of Aden
DUBAI: The Navy prevented the hijack of an Indian merchant ship on the high seas in the Gulf of Aden on Tuesday. An armed helicopter on board the INS Tabar, patrolling the area, flew marine commandos to the ship, which the pirates had ...
Alva quits as general secretary?
NEW DELHI: Senior Congress leader Margaret Alva is learnt to have submitted her resignation as general secretary on Tuesday after she came in for sharp criticism from colleagues for her allegation of election ticket sale within the party. ...
Resignations of JD(U) MPs accepted
NEW DELHI:Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee on Tuesday accepted the resignation of five Janata Dal (United) MPs who quit from the lower house last week to protest the “inaction” of the Central government in connection with the ...
DoT proposes spectrum user charges
NEW DELHI: The Department of Telecommunications on Tuesday recommended a three per cent spectrum user charge for stand-alone 3G (third generation) mobile service operators. For existing mobile operators who secure spectrum to offer 3G ...
Minister arrested for intimidating officer
Dewas(MP): Madhya Pradesh Tourism Minister Tukoji Rao Pawar was on Tuesday arrested by the police for allegedly threatening and intimidating a lady returning officer and sent to jail by a court in a dramatic action with days ahead of ...
Chandrayaan’s orbit further reduced
CHENNAI: One more firing of the engine on board Chandrayaan-1 on Tuesday evening reduced its periselene (nearest distance to the moon) from 187 km to 101 km. The firing of the engine lasted 31 seconds from 6.30 p.m. The spacecraft has ...
PMO refers back to Ministry apex court collegium file
New Delhi: In a rare move, the Prime Minister’s Office has referred back to the Law Ministry a file containing the Supreme Court collegium recommendations on the elevation of three High Court judges to the apex court, a development ...
Rs. 30,000-crore sops for Nano project: document
Modi orders probe into leak of details
China: Arunachal ‘never officially demarcated’
BEIJING: China on Tuesday angrily rejected India’s assertion that Arunachal Pradesh is its integral part, insisting that Beijing never recognised the “illegal” McMahon Line and that the status of the border State was ...
Air fares unlikely to be cut
NEW DELHI: Airlines are yet to offer any relief to their customers despite a 20 per cent cut in prices of jet fuel and oil companies getting an extension till March 2009 to clear their dues. With the civil aviation sector looking set to ...
Nasheed sworn in Maldives President
New Delhi, Male reiterate commitment to expand ties
Obama, Bush discuss power handover
Washington: When the 43rd U.S. President met the man who will be the 44th at the White House on Monday, both made an effort to ensure it would look more cordial than their first encounter. On that meeting four years ago, the two did not get ...
PSUs asked to park surplus funds with PSBs
Chidambaram meets chiefs of public sector enterprises
‘Australia’s days all but over’
India brought to an end its ‘invincible’ era: media
No. 1 spot is our goal, says Srikkanth
He feels Dravid is just one innings away from regaining form
To document vanishing cultures
A new generation of villagers is sought to be steeped in their own quickly disappearing traditions
Schoolgirl wins right to refuse treatment
LONDON: A terminally ill British schoolgirl has won the right to refuse treatment as she wants to do die with dignity. Hannah Jones, 13, from Herefordshire, who has a hole in her heart caused by drugs she was taking for leukaemia, was ...
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