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GJM submits blueprint for interim regional authority
NEW DELHI: The Central government on Thursday held the fifth round of tripartite talks with the West Bengal government and the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM), which submitted a blueprint for an interim regional authority to be constituted for ...

Dissent over varsities Bill
NEW DELHI: Virtually disapproving of the Human Resource Development Ministry's reforms agenda, particularly in the higher education sector, a section within the Congress believes that reforms cannot be done in “bits and pieces” and ...

LPG dealership scheme to empower rural women
NEW DELHI: Even as acrimony continues to haunt the status of the Women's Reservation Bill, the Petroleum Ministry has gone ahead with its own scheme of things to “empower” rural Indian women making it mandatory for 50 per cent ...

Buddhadeb's remarks lead to walk-out
KOLKATA: A tirade launched by West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee led to an Opposition walkout in the Assembly on Thursday, with the Congress and its ally, the Trinamool Congress, stating at a press meet minutes later, that he ...

Modi will exercise his legal rights: BJP
NEW DELHI: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi — who has been summoned by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) appointed by the Supreme Court to look into some Gujarat 2002 riots cases — will decide on how to respond on the basis ...

PSBJC supporters, police clash
KOLKATA: Fresh violence broke out near Jhargram in West Bengal's Paschim Medinipur district on Thursday when a large number of supporters of the Maoist-backed Police Santrash Birodhi Janasadharaner Committee (PSBJC) clashed with the police ...

Bee invasion invites FIR, probe
LUCKNOW: The swarm of hyperactive bees that buzzed around the stage during the Bahujan Samaj Party's silver jubilee celebrations on March 15 have brought in their wake an FIR as well as an inquiry report. While the FIR was lodged late on ...

Moortidevi award for Veerappa Moily
NEW DELHI: President Pratibha Patil on Thursday presented the Moortidevi award of the Bharatiya Jnanpith to Union Law and Justice Minister M. Veerappa Moily for his work ‘Sree Ramayana Mahanveshanam' (great exploration and examination of ...

India for pipeline talks in Tehran
NEW DELHI: On the heels of Iran and Pakistan signing an agreement to implement the long delayed gas pipeline, India on Thursday said it had proposed trilateral talks in Tehran in May to sort out concerns and issues that were impeding its ...

Conspiracy angle comic: Congress
NEW DELHI:The Congress on Thursday said an FIR by the Uttar Pradesh police in the case of bees invading the stage during Chief Minister Mayawati's rally in Lucknow on Monday was “ridiculous” and “comic.” It is a ...

Liability? Just peanuts for private operators of nuclear plants: BJP
NEW DELHI: The Bharatiya Janata Party's strong opposition to the nuclear liability Bill springs mainly from its apprehension that it would allow private operators to walk away paying peanuts in the event of an accident. As of now Indian ...

Vidhan Bhavan on terror hit-list, says Bhujbal
MUMBAI: Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Chhagan Bhujbal on Thursday announced that the Vidhan Bhavan or the State legislature building was on the terror hit-list, while responding to questions on heightened security on the opening day of the ...

Terror suspects' custody extended
They were arrested on charge of plotting to torch ONGC office

Tirupati identified for ‘low-carbon footprint' project
TIRUPATI: The temple city of Tirupati in southern Andhra Pradesh has been identified as “most favourable” to be developed as a ‘low-carbon footprint city' by European Aid and Development, which works under the European ...

Two students dead
KOLKATA: Two students died in the southern suburb of the city on Thursday after they were allegedly fed food laced with poison by a schoolmate. According to Laxmi Narayan Meena, Superintendent of Police, West Bengal's South 24 Pargana ...

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