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Maximum business in mimimum time, the RS way

A "time clock" will be put into operation for the first time in the Rajya Sabha fromWednesday to ensure maximum business in the minimum possible time. The electronic board is the latest innovative practice being adopted by

Petro price hike: Oppn to stall parliament

The issue of hike in fuel prices is expected to generate heat in parliament meeting on Wednesday after a four-day break. This became clear with the opposition planning a series of meetings to strategise its protests and demand rollb

SC refuses to disclose info on Dinakaran`s proposed elevation

The Supreme Court has refused to disclose details regarding the decision on elevating Karnataka High Court Chief Justice P D Dinakaran to the apex court, which has since been stalled following allegations of land grab against him. &

Narayana Murthy says `Nation First`

When the whole IT industry was talking Business First, there was one man who spoke about Nation First. When the whole digital media was speaking the language of their sponsors (Nasscom and IT companies), Governance Now was one portal which spoke f

Fuel price hike: strike hits life in Kerala

The dawn-to-dusk strike called by pro-Left transport sector unions in protest against the hike in fuel prices paralysed normal life in Kerala on Tuesday. Reports from across the state said the strike created a "bandh-like"

Situation in Haryana, Punjab returning to normalcy

The situation in violence-hit parts of Punjab and Haryana was limping back to normalcy today with paramilitary forces personnel conducting flag marches in sensitive areas following Saturday`s violence by supporters of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmee

Two customs officers arrested in duty evasion scam

Two customs and central excise officers have been arrested by the CBI in connection with a tax evasion scam here that also saw arrest of Adani Group MD Rajesh Adani in Gujarat. Both the senior officers were apprehended from their re

Gujarat riot case: public prosecutors resign

Special public prosecutor R K Shah and Assistant Public Prosecutor Naina Bhatt, appearing in the Gulburg society case of the Gujarat 2002 riots, have resigned from their posts without giving any reasons. "Yes, I have resigned f

DNA finger-printing to be used for Tiger census

As the Karnataka forest department analyses data gathered during the six-day tiger census conducted in January, outfits like the Centre for Wildlife Studies (CWS), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and National Centre for Biological Sciences (NC

Drive against spurious liquor: 2,055 arrested

More than 2,000 people were arrested by police across Uttar Pradesh during a drive against manufacturing and sale of spurious liquor, an official spokesman said in Lucknow on Tuesday. "During the two-day drive launched from Feb

Pranab is like Sachin, says industry

Showering all praise for Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee for his latest budget, the industry compared him with ace batsman Sachin Tendulkar, whose capacity to score runs is increasing with time. The comparison was made by Sudhir Jalan, a past pr

Activists named in Kobad Ghandy charge sheet cry foul

Civil rights activists came together in the capital on Saturday to protest against the inclusion of their names in the charge sheet filed against top Maoist leader Kobad Ghandy. They termed this move as a calibrated attempt by the h

Misses hit budget allocation for social equity: think tank

Budget allocations made for the social sector are not enough with some ministries receiving less than one percent of the GDP, according to a think tank. The human resource development ministry received a crumb off the budget pie, ge

Stop rights violation of Kashmiri Pandits: UKPC

The United Kashmiri Pandit Conference (UKPC) on Saturday accused the Centre and the state of failing to take adequate steps to stop human rights violation of Kashmiri pandits, who have been forced to leave the Valley, and ensure their return and r

Muivah arriving in New Delhi Saturday night, says Home Secy

The NSCN (IM) general secretary T Muivah would arrive tonight in New Delhi to carry forward the stalled Naga peace process, Union Home Secretary G K Pillai said in Dimapur on Saturday. "Muivah accepted the invitation from the Governme

NHRC concerned over lack of mental hospitals

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has expressed concern over the inadequacy of mental health hospitals in the country. After attending the recent North Eastern Regional review meeting on mental health in Guwahati, commissi

UP makes alcohol costlier

Tipplers in Uttar Pradesh will have to shell out more on alcohol from April 1 as the state has increased licencing fee and duty on country-made alcohol, Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) and beer. As per the new excise policy approved by t

Srikrishna Committee is a farce: Venkaiah Naidu

Describing as "farce" the Justice Srikrishna Committee set up by the Centre to resolve the Telangana issue, senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said that it does not serve any purpose and was a waste of public money. &

Budget allocates over 25 percent more for education

The government has increased the allocation to the education sector by over 25 per cent this year as it gears up to implement the Right To Education Act from April. The Budget raised the total allocation for education from Rs 36,400 crore i

PM leaves for three-day Saudi Arabia visit

Amid his keenness to impart "strategic character" to India-Saudi Arabia ties, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today embarked on a visit to Riyadh during which the two sides will sign an Extradition Treaty and a number of other pacts.

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