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West Asia imparts political colour to BRICS summit
South Africa joins grouping of major emerging economies

Economics, energy focus of Manmohan's talks with Hu Jintao, Medvedev
SANYA: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will hold two important bilateral meetings on Wednesday, during which economic and improvement of bilateral relations will occupy centre stage. At the meetings with Chinese President Hu Jintao and ...

Chernobyl-like rating for Fukushima accident
Marked 7 in severity and reclassified as a ‘major accident'

DGCA teams to check 40 flying schools
Authenticity of records submitted by pilots trained in foreign institutions will be scrutinised

DGCA pulls up 4 carriers for violating directive
NEW DELHI: The Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has come down heavily on four airlines for violating its directive that flights should not be operated to Goa during certain hours when the ground navigational aids at the airport do ...

Two sisters rescued after seven months of self-imposed confinement
NOIDA: Two sisters who had locked themselves up at their residence here for the past seven months and were living in inhuman conditions were rescued by the local police and a non-government organisation on Tuesday. After being taken out ...

Hazare clarifies remarks on Modi, but activists unrelenting

Don't give in to pressure from Modi, NBA urges Manmohan

78.6 per cent voting in Assam
GUWAHATI: Assam recorded a high turnout on Monday with the final poll percentage of the second phase of polling in 64 Assembly constituencies being estimated at 78.60. Minority-dominated Mancahar Assembly constituency in lower Assam's ...

Backing husband, Minister now goes on fast
Golma Devi and Kirorilal Meena, MP, are already on dharna over starvation among Adivasis in Rajasthan

Karat sees strong undercurrent against DMK
NEW DELHI: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) is confident that the AIADMK-led alliance is poised to wrest power from the DMK in Tamil Nadu and the CPI(M)-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) has an edge over the UDF in the ...

China downplays bilateral differences ahead of BRICS meet
Manmohan-Hu talks to focus on multilateral issues, trade

BRICS — new focus of China's “multilateral diplomacy”
BEIJING: Until recently, the BRIC grouping was seen by Chinese officials as a political concept that was of some symbolism, but devoid of substance — just the latest political acronym to be pencilled into an increasingly crowded ...

Summit to debate global situation
SANYA (CHINA): The BRICS summit — with South Africa having joined the grouping of Brazil, Russia, India and China — begins on Thursday and will essentially focus on four issues: the present international situation; international ...

Ordinance to be issued to extend MCI Board term
Member's offer to resign turned down; term of present Board expires on May 14

‘No evidence of presence of superbug'

Lancet won't publish India's rebuttal
Says it receives far more submissions than the space to publish

Indian team on way to Chile
NEW DELHI: India is sending a two-member team to Chile to probe claims that the authorities in Santiago had detained a person wanted in the hijacking of the Indian Airlines aircraft in 1999 to Kandahar. Sources in the government said on ...

Hearing today on curative petitions in Bhopal gas case
Demand for harsh punishment to accused, hiking compensation

Just a face-saving exercise: survivors
Bhopal: Even as the Supreme Court will hear on Wednesday two curative petitions filed by the CBI and the Union government in the Bhopal gas tragedy case, survivors have pointed out infirmities in the petition filed by the ...

India to help Sri Lanka set up device to ensure quality of drug imports
COLOMBO: India will work with Sri Lanka to set up a mechanism to prevent spurious drug companies from operating in Sri Lanka. Recently, Sri Lankan Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena ordered the suspension of tenders awarded to 10 ...

Cracks in NATO over Libya
Former Libyan Minister who defected leaves the U.K. for Qatar

IMF lowers India's growth forecast to 8.2 % for 2011
Boom like conditions can lead to over-heating of the economy

‘Sugam' IT form soon
NEW DELHI: Seeking to reduce the compliance burden on small businessmen and professionals, the Union Finance Ministry is expected to soon unveil a simpler income tax return form called “Sugam.” “Sugam is currently being ...

Tendulkar and Rayudu guide MI home
Bangalore: Sachin Tendulkar's recent visits to the Chinnaswamy Stadium have yielded runs and smiles. A double century in a Test against Australia and a 120 against England in the tied World Cup match were all pointers to his genius and ...

Determined Super Kings vs. desperate Kings XI
The Gilchrist-led home team needs to pick its game up to challenge the champion

WHO's support sought for Binayak Sen's release
Global health organisations cite his work to control TB in tribal areas

Posco faces another hurdle if local bodies clear forest rights
Samiti has written to Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh

Ban sale of smokeless tobacco, Manmohan urged

Two rare vulture species sighted
Baran (Rajasthan): Two rare vulture species were reportedly sighted in Rajasthan's Baran district on Tuesday. “Two rare vulture species — the White-rumped and the Long-billed — were sighted in large numbers on the banks ...

Stage set for Assembly elections

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