SC to appeal before itself on RTI row

The Supreme Court would file an appeal before itself in the next few days challenging the judgement of Delhi High Court holding that the office of the Chief Justice of India came under the ambit of the RTI Act. The appeal, though dr

MF Husain surrenders Indian passport

Legendary painter M F Husain, who was recently granted Qatari citizenship, has surrendered his Indian passport to the country`s mission in Doha, a media report said today. 95-year-old Husain, revered by many as India`s Picasso, yest

Govt sure bill will pass, but makes one last appeal to detractors

The government today expressed confidence over passage of the Women`s Reservation Bill in parliament, saying though it did not want to "bulldoze" those opposing it, they should understand that equality was a fundamental right.

It occurred to me this morning...

That Lalu Prasad is opposed to the women`s reservation bill because he is afraid other women will not do their husband`s bidding as dutifully as Rabri Devi did his.

Updates on Women`s Reservation Bill

5.00 pm: LS adjourns for the day after uproar over Women`s Bill 4.45 pm: All-party meet postponed till tomorrow noon 4.20 pm: BJP may not

History won`t repeat with women`s quota

The government will be introducing the Women`s Reservation Bill in Rajya Sabha to provide for 33% quota for the fairer sex in Lok Sabha and state legislatures. With the support of the main opposition parties like the BJP and the Left partie

How serious is govt about RTE?

If the budgetary allocation made for the implementation of the Right to Education Act 2009, is anything to go by, the government is not serious about its effective implementation, say the experts. The governmenrt has set aside Rs 15

Delhi is safest, says Institute for Competitiveness

Delhi, surprisingly has emerged as the safest city in India, according to a Gurgaon based think-tank. This, despite the Delhi Police admitting that the number of crimes had gone up by 1.42 percent in 2009. A report br

Delhi is India`s most livable city, Jamshedpur the worst

The national capital is the most livable city in the country while Jamshedpur is at the bottom of the list, according to a report on the livability of Indian cities. The report brought out by the Institute for Competitiveness, a Gur

Right atmosphere needed to bring Paresh Barua: Ulfa

Ulfa `military chief` Paresh Barua would come for talks if the government created the right atmosphere for it, the group`s `vice chairman` Pradip Gogoi said on Saturday. Gogoi, who was released from jail on March 4 after 12 years an

Sharad and Nitish join swords on women`s reservation bill

The prospect of introduction and passage of the women`s reservation bill next Monday has split the JD(U) with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar extending his support while party president Sharad Yadav sticking to his old stand. &quo

New visa rules creating problems: Tourism minister

Tourism Minister Kumari Selja has said her ministry has taken up the matter of new visa regulations that curtails tourists stay in the country with the external affairs ministry following complaints from a few states. "I know i

Women`s quota bill on Monday

Affirming his commitment to women`s empowerment, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Saturday that his government was moving towards providing one-third reservation for women in the Lok Sabha and state legislatures. Opening a wome

Want to report a case of missing child?

Help is at hand for those who had to run around to report for missing children. It is now just a click away with Delhi Police launching an exclusive website on juveniles on Saturday. The website -- -- is

A separate time zone for the Northeastern states?

The Assam government is waking up to the need for setting up a separate time zone for the Northeast, something that existed during the British rule but discontinued once the country gained independence. The issue was raised in the A

Raja develops cold feet, reluctant to cut BSNL staff

Telecom Minister A Raja is reluctant to cut down BSNL staff by 100,000 as has been suggested by a prime ministerial panel set up to go into restructuring of the public sector undertaking. In a letter to the PMO Raja cautioned that r

Karnataka sets up the first nutrition mission of the country

Malnutrition is a shame for India, the prime minister has repeatedly stressed. But beyond making such statements very little has been done to provide nutrition to hungry children of the poor. Now Karnataka has made a start in that direction.

It occurred to me this morning...

God! Men!! This is your space: Sipping the tea, flipping the morning papers, that`s the time when we are consumed by the affairs of the world. When we are at our contemplative best. Ideas hit us like bolts of lightening. So if you h

Congress states worst in power devolution

When it comes to devolution of power from the states to the panchayats, Congress-ruled states are way behind others. This is revealed by the rural development ministry`s latest report. According to the report, BJP-ruled Madhya Prad

Asha Kiran inmates wait in vain for new home

Snuggled on a corner bed in a hospital ward, 12-year-old Munna is fast asleep. After spending a week in the hospital, he can now walk and move his hands easily. His helper from Asha Kiran, the home for mentally challenged where Munna lives, says s

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