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Ask Yeddyurappa to quit, Gowda urges BJP
BANGALORE: The former Prime Minister, H.D. Deve Gowda, on Tuesday urged the BJP to seek the resignation of Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa in view of the Supreme Court verdict quashing the disqualification of 16 MLAs, including 11 ...
No end soon to pesky calls and SMS
NEW DELHI: Last year, a meeting between Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Opposition leaders to find a way to end the logjam in Parliament over the 2G spectrum scam was interrupted by a telemarketing call. His terse comment – ...
Rajinikanth's condition stable
CHENNAI: All the vital medical parameters of actor Rajinikanth, who was admitted to Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre here on May 13 for respiratory and gastro-intestinal problems, are stable, according to sources in the hospital. He had ...
Congress challenges Mayawati to hold inquiry into Bhatta-Parasaul violence
New Delhi: On the eve of a key two-day strategy-making convention of the Congress Uttar Pradesh unit in Varanasi, preparatory to the Assembly elections in 2012, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi, who is to deliver the inaugural speech ...
‘Jurisdiction of Indian courts not barred in child custody cases'
New Delhi: The Supreme Court has held that jurisdiction of Indian courts is not barred while dealing with a case of custody of a child removed by a parent from a foreign country to India in contravention of the orders of the court where the ...
Mamata attends her last function as Railway Minister
HOWRAH: In what was her last function as Union Railway Minister, Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday thanked every member of the “railway family” for the “support and cooperation” extended to her in the last two years, and ...
Supreme Court decries attempts to malign reputation of judiciary
Congress-Trinamool alliance vote share surges
KOLKATA: Apart from routing the Left Front in the Assembly elections by winning 226 out of 294 seats, the Congress-Trinamool Congress combine has increased its vote percentage substantially over the Left Front in comparison to the 2009 Lok ...
Nothing to do with individuals: Karat
NEW DELHI: Under attack over successive electoral losses, Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Prakash Karat on Tuesday refused to quit his post saying he alone will not take the responsibility for the massive debacle in West ...
Plan panel sets up working group on school education
NEW DELHI: The Planning Commission has set up a working group on elementary education and literacy. It will suggest measures for faster reduction in illiteracy with emphasis on gender, regional and social dimensions, and incentivise ...
‘Continuous threats' prompt Ghising to leave Darjeeling
KOLKATA: Less than six weeks after his return, Gorkha National Liberation Front president Subash Ghising left Darjeeling on Monday evening in the face of what he called “continuous threats” from the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha ...
“Collective radio stations to benefit Bihar's farmers”
Patna: Stating that the radio was a vital medium for the dissemination of information among farmers, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar urged farmers to make the maximum utilisation of the collective radio station concept. He was speaking ...
Driver of Dawood's brother killed
Mumbai: The driver of Iqbal Ibrahim Kaskar (Dawood Ibrahim's brother) was killed in firing in South Mumbai late on Tuesday night. There was no information on whether Kaskar was injured in the attack. “Some men opened fire on ...
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