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Spectrum charges incorrect, says Manmohan
HUA HIN, THAILAND: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Sunday that allegations about a scam in the spectrum allocation were incorrect but refused to answer a question about the Opposition’s demand that Telecom Minister A. Raja resign ...

Manmohan promises ‘spectacular’ games
Hua Hin (Thailand): Brushing aside suggestions that India’s preparations for the 2010 Commonwealth Games were lagging behind, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh promised a “spectacular show” for sports-lovers and spectators next ...

West Bengal police to be strengthened
Security to be stepped up in 30 police stations in Maoist-affected areas

Hooda asked to prove majority by October 31
Congress claims support of seven Independents and a BSP MLA

A tie-up to improve maternal health through family planning
Initiative launched to address needs of urban poor

Dorjee Khandu sworn in for second term
ITANAGAR: Dorjee Khandu, who led the Congress to a two-thirds majority in the Arunachal Pradesh Assembly elections, was on Sunday sworn in the fifth Chief Minister of the border State. Mr. Khandu, who started his career in the Army ...

Cabinet formation after NCP meet: Chavan
‘We have to accommodate new faces, ensure regional balance’

CPI(M): resist pressure on emission targets
NEW DELHI: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Sunday asked India to firmly resist pressure from the United States and other advanced countries on emission targets and continue to seek funds and technology transfer in tackling climate ...

Wasim Akram’s wife dead
CHENNAI: Huma Akram (42), wife of former Pakistan cricketer Wasim Akram, on Sunday died of cardiac arrest and severe refractory shock at the Apollo Hospital here, a hospital release said. She was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday ...

Moderate Hurriyat welcomes Manmohan’s peace offer
SRINAGAR: The moderate faction of the Hurriyat Conference on Sunday welcomed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s offer to engage separatists for talks on the Kashmir issue, and said it had no conditions as “dialogue and ...

Hoax call made to delay flight
NEW DELHI: A call claiming that a bomb was planted on board a Bangalore-bound GoAir flight created panic at the Delhi airport, delaying the flight, on Sunday. The hoax caller, who is a software engineer with a reputed firm, has been arrested. ...

Spectrum: JD(U) seeks clarification
NEW DELHI: Janata Dal (United) chief Sharad Yadav on Sunday urged the government to clarify on the controversy over spectrum allotment. The demand came in the wake of CBI raids on Department of Telecommunications in connection with the ...

Watch out for United Nations-listed terror funding entities: SEBI
MUMBAI: The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has directed all stock exchanges and other securities intermediaries to keep a strict watch on United Nations-listed terror funding entities, including underworld don Dawood ...

BSP hits back at Amar Singh
LUCKNOW: Taking exception to Samajwadi Party general secretary Amar Singh’s allegation that the first information report lodged against him in Kanpur was instigated by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, the Bahujan Samaj Party on ...

Speedy disposal of cases will ensure economic growth: Pranab
New Delhi: Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday underlined the need for speedy disposal of cases to ensure economic growth and attract more foreign investments. Addressing the valedictory of the conference on ‘National ...

“National Arrears Grid by Nov. 26”
New Delhi: Union Law Minister Veerappa Moily on Sunday announced that the National Arrears Grid and the Special Purpose Vehicle to implement the action plan to bring down the arrears of cases pending in various courts would be put in place by ...

Haj pilgrimage reforms from next year: Krishna
MANGALORE: Minister for External Affairs S. M. Krishna said on Sunday that the Union government would bring an integrated reform in organising Haj pilgrimage from next year. It “will be scientific, transparent and functionally ...

Chased by villagers, bear has a fatal fall from hill
Jammu: In yet another incident of man-animal conflict, a bear died after falling from a hill while trying to escape from villagers who chased it at Goda-Sankri village in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir. Earlier, it had injured six ...

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