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BJP, Akali Dal ignored farmers’ interests, says Manmohan Singh
Having failed to find any plausible topic, they are resorting to false allegations and emotional speeches: Prime Minister

Congress is misusing CBI, says Mayawati


Congress expects a turnaround in U.P.
This time the party hopes to get a 20 per cent vote share

PIL on black money politically motivated: Centre
New Delhi: The Union government has described as ‘misconceived’ and ‘politically motivated’ the petition filed by the former Union Law Minister, Ram Jethmalani, and five others for a direction to bring back Rs.70,00,000 ...

Court: dowry law will apply to live-in relationships also
New Delhi: The Supreme Court has held that the Dowry Prohibition Act will apply to live-in relationships also. A Bench consisting of Justices Arijit Pasayat and A.K. Ganguly said the object of the Act was to prevent harassment of a ...

Find out if manifesto is child-friendly


Pension advertisement: notice issued to PFRDA
NEW DELHI: The Election Commission has issued notice to the Executive Director of the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) for the “great variance” in the newspaper advertisement content approved by the ...

False alarm over A(H1N1) flu
NEW DELHI: Even as the government said that no case of A(H1N1) flu had been reported in the country, a 25-year-old man, who returned from Texas in the U.S. about a fortnight ago, was admitted to the Ram Manohar Lohia hospital here on Saturday ...

“Cut objectionble scenes in Angels & Demons”
Blasphemous: Catholic Secular Forum

New virus not detected in pigs: FAO
NEW DELHI: With the World Health Organisation (WHO) raising its pandemic alert level, countries worldwide are being urged to take precautionary measures against the newly found A(H1N1) virus — referred to as Influenza ...

Male tiger to be translocated to Panna reserve
Bhopal/Panna: With the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) on Friday confirming reports that there was no tiger in the Panna Tiger Reserve, the state Forest Department officials are now pinning ...

SIT files charge sheets against Kodnani, Patel in massacre cases
They have been charged with hatching criminal conspiracy and instigating mobs

Don’t dilute tobacco labelling rules further: Anbumani
Former Minister seeks PM’s intervention

ELECTIONS 2009
Inflation, power shortage are common concerns
In Haryana, Congress banks on Hooda’s performance, INLD haunted by its past

ELECTIONS 2009
A May Day message
For a group of activists who pioneered the Right to Information (RTI) Act and the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) in the country, this year’s May Day, celebrated in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections in Rajasthan, was ...

People will opt for a third front, says Karat
“They are fed up with Congress, BJP”

Orissa heat wave toll rises to 84
New Delhi: Sweltering summer conditions claimed six more lives in Orissa on Saturday, taking the State’s casualty figures to an alarming 84. Most tracts of north India reeled under a hot sun. Dust haze over the national ...

SOUNDBITES


Pattanam richest Indo-Roman site on Indian Ocean rim
Most Roman amphora sherds are found there

U.S. panel on religious freedom to visit India
Washington: For the first time, a U.S. Congress-backed panel on religious freedom would visit India next month to gain perspective on Indian government’s response to allegations of communal violence in Gujarat, Orissa and other parts of ...

BITSBYTES
A clash of dates
The ongoing marriage season, which has taken away some of the vigour of the campaign in tradition-bound Rajasthan, is likely to impact the polling also, scheduled for May 7. While Akshaya Tritiya or Aka Teej, considered sava (auspicious) for sat ...

From none to 14
The 14 women in the fray — out of a total of 210 — for the 10 Lok Sabha seats in Haryana is the highest ever in the State. The presence of so many women is unusual in a State that has the worst sex ratio in the country: 800 females ...

Curious case of Golma Devi
Rajasthan Minister of State for Khadi and Village Industries Golma Devi is seeking votes against her own government. As an Independent Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) from Mahuwa, she supports the Congress-led government and has joined ...

Determined to keep it dry
In view of the Lok Sabha elections in the national capital on May 7, the Delhi Excise Department has launched an anti-bootlegging drive to prevent smuggling and illegal sale of liquor in the city. “The Excise Intelligence Bureau is ...

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