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“No evidence that they get support from international terror outfits”
Rejects plea for probe into Azad killing
NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Wednesday rejected the demand for an inquiry into the killing in an encounter of Maoist leader ‘Azad.' “Please tell me under which law the Centre should initiate an inquiry ...
GoM approval for caste-based census
A comprehensive headcount at biometric stage
Persistent calls came from Home Ministry to let off Anderson: Arjun
‘Manmohan must take up extradition issue with Obama'
Congress-BJP meeting ground on nuclear liability bill?
NEW DELHI: The possibility of reaching some kind of consensus between the ruling Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party on the proposed bill on nuclear civil liability emerged on Wednesday after a meeting of leaders of the two ...
India should become a party to plea in U.S. against Dow, says Sushma
She quotes from The Hindu saying Rajiv was briefed on developments after Bhopal tragedy
Nuclear liability bill must be India-specific: Sushma
“We are not opposing the bill for the sake of opposing it”
Oil spill: ‘Slow poisoning has begun'
The oil slick has also reached the high tide mark; experts see signs of ecological disaster
Mangroves take the hit
Mumbai: Mangroves near the Elephanta Island in the Mumbai harbour and those near Vashi in Navi Mumbai were found to be affected on Wednesday, after merchant vessel MSC Chitra collided with MV Khalijia-III, leading to a massive oil spill in the ...
Chidambaram: successive governments failed to address gas tragedy victims issue
“NDA government itself opined that request for extradition of Anderson was misconceived”
GoM to discuss illegal mining, iron ore export ban
NEW DELHI: A Group of Ministers (GoM) will discuss on Thursday issues pertaining to illegal mining, a ban on iron ore exports, the new mining legislation and setting aside a share in the profits of mining companies for the development of ...
New superbug spreading from India, Pakistan
“Health tourists” flocking to south Asia have carried a new class of antibiotic-resistant superbugs to Britain, researchers reported Wednesday, warning that the bacteria could spread worldwide. Many hospital infections that ...
Indians lacked resolve and character
They ought to have played with a straight bat in the ‘V'
Flintoff not in CSK squad
New Delhi: Andrew Flintoff has been left out of IPL champion Chennai Super Kings' final 15-member squad for next month's Champions League Twenty20 in South Africa. Flintoff has had two knee operations in the last 12 months and will be ...
Hearing on Amit Shah's bail plea put off
Ahmedabad: The hearing of the bail application of the former Gujarat Minister, Amit Shah, scheduled to come up on Wednesday before the special CBI court, has been postponed to August 17. The hearing was re-scheduled after Mr. Shah's ...
Rajiv was briefed soon after gas leak, says Arjun Singh
NEW DELHI: Congress member Arjun Singh told the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday that he briefed the then Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi, on developments following the Bhopal gas tragedy on December 3, 1984, moments after the leak. Participating ...
Five water supply schemes cleared
CHENNAI: Five combined water supply schemes and one supply improvement scheme, totally estimated to cost around Rs. 1,712 crore, have been cleared by the State government. The schemes cover Madurai, Coimbatore, Nagapattinam, Virudhunagar, ...
Perseid meteor shower tonight
KOLKATA: The Perseid meteor shower is expected on Thursday night, when the earth passes through the debris of comet Swift Tuttle, with predictions of a shooting star every second at the peak of the celestial spectacle. It is predicted ...
Private lands to be acquired for road widening
CHENNAI: The Chennai Corporation will acquire private land in various locations to widen 12 roads as part of the measures to ease traffic congestion. The Municipal Administration and Water Supply Department recently issued orders permitting ...
First film on Mother Teresa won't be part of festival
KOLKATA: A 1969 BBC documentary on Mother Teresa, the first film to have been made on her work, will not be screened at Mother Teresa International Film Festival 2010, being organised to commemorate her birth centenary year, as the BBC has not ...
Indian scientist proposes solution to math problem
CHENNAI: A mathematics problem with a $1-million prize attached to it and one which has major implications in computer applications, like security and machine intelligence, is claimed to have been solved by an Indian working in the United ...
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