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2 CPI(M) men, 2 Trinamool supporters killed in Lalgarh
KOLKATA: Two CPI(M) supporters and two others of the Trinamool Congress have been shot dead by suspected Maoists in three separate incidents in West Bengal’s Lalgarh region since late Wednesday. Three CPI(M) supporters were ...

Tharoor: we want a stable neighbour
PALAKKAD: Union Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor said here on Thursday that India had no intention to destabilise Pakistan and it only wanted a strong and stable neighbour. Talking to reporters, he said New Delhi ...

India, Oman still studying undersea pipeline

Karnataka rebels claim support of 40 MLAs
BANGALORE: Dissidents in the BJP government in Karnataka, led by three Bellary Ministers-cum-mine owners, claim they have the support of more than 40 MLAs. About 10 from this group were taken to a resort in Hyderabad and another 12 to a resort ...

Focus on priority schemes, curb spending: Pranab
NEW DELHI: In keeping with the UPA Government’s current prime agenda of attaining growth with fiscal consolidation, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday directed various Central ministries to focus on priority sector schemes and ...

Intimidation of media: Editors Guild
NEW DELHI: The Editors Guild of India has condemned the arrest of Naveena Netrikkan Editor A. S. Mani on the charge of defamation. In a statement on Thursday, the Guild reiterated its position that arrest and ...

Show-cause notice to TV channel for smear serial
NEW DELHI: The Union Information & Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry on Thursday pulled up Colors channel for airing the serial ‘Na Aana Iss Des Lado’ which portrays a district magistrate in a poor light. Conceding that ...

CPI(M) seeks probe into Rajdhani detention
NEW DELHI: Drawing attention to several unexplained episodes in the “forced” stoppage of the Rajdhani Express on the Jhargram-Kharagpur section in West Bengal on Tuesday, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has sought a probe to ...

Egypt offers India exclusive zone along Suez Canal
CAIRO: In recognition of India’s growing role as an industrial and economic power, Egypt on Thursday offered to allow India to set up an “India Zone” along the Suez Canal development area. This was to create an India-specific ...

Maoists did not detain the train, says Kishanji
Kolkata: Communist party of India (Maoist) Polit Bureau member Koteswar Rao alias Kishanji has justified the detention of the New Delhi - Bhubaneswar Rajdhani Express by supporters of the Maoist-backed Police Santrash Birodhi Janasadharaner ...

Cabinet clears bill enabling cooperative societies to become autonomous
NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet on Thursday gave its approval to the proposal of the Agriculture Ministry to introduce the Constitution (One Hundred and Tenth Amendment) Bill, 2009 in the coming winter session of Parliament for incorporation of ...

"Breakdown of mutual trust in Santiniketan regrettable"
KOLKATA: Urging all those involved in the ongoing agitation at Vishva-Bharati to let "Gurudev's institution to return to life," West Bengal Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi said here on Thursday that the breakdown of mutual trust in Santiniketan was ...

West Bengal seaside resorts flout High Court stay order
Over 50 resorts have come up along a 6-km stretch on the beach

Indian investigators to question Headley
NEW DELHI: A team of Indian investigators will travel to the U.S. next week to question David Coleman Headley, arrested on October 3 in Chicago by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on the charge of plotting terror attacks against the ...

Sugarcane farmers unwilling to settle for government prices
LUCKNOW: A volatile situation appears to be developing in the politically sensitive sugarcane surplus western Uttar Pradesh with the sugarcane farmers determined to thwart the designs of the State and Union governments, as well as the ...

Incentive bonus on paddy MSP approved
NEW DELHI: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Thursday approved a Union Food Ministry proposal to give an incentive bonus of Rs.50 per quintal on paddy over and above the MSP for the kharif marketing season 2009-2010. The committee ...

Harper may finalise civil nuclear deal during visit
TORONTO: Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper will visit India next month, his maiden official trip to the country during which the two sides are expected to finalise a civil nuclear deal and ink a major economic treaty besides exploring ...

CCI clears upgradation of three road projects
NEW DELHI: The Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure (CCI) on Thursday cleared the upgradation of three road projects in West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana, at a cost of Rs.2,776 crore. The CCI, set up under the chairmanship of Prime ...

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