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Ready to talk if operations stop: Maoists

Maoists are ready for talks if the centre stops operations against them, their leader Kishenji said on Friday. "Maoists are ready for talks but Centre will have to stop torturing and arresting people in the name of Operation Gr

PC`s Natgrid is ready to roll, your life will soon be an open book

If you have a bank account, an insurance policy, land or house or a telephone connection, the government will soon have all information on you. This is part of a massive plan to network 21 available databases of government and private agencies to

Noida Customs to put refund status on the web

Soon, you will ibe able to get instant information on the status of your refund claim filed with the Customs & Excise department of Noida. The department has been directed by the Central Information Commission to put up on its w

Water shortage in Mumbai

Mumbai needs four billion litres of drinking water every day to serve the needs of all its residents. However, the main civic body responsible for the city`s water supply, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), reports that it can only supp

“Call me Rahul, not sir”

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday visited Mumbai disregarding Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray`s call to party workers to wave black flags at him, and charmed many youngsters during an interaction. “Call me Rahul, not sir,” h

Uttarakhand bans BT brinjal

Uttarakhand today announced a ban on genetically modified BT brinjal and asked the Centre to follow suit. "Keeping in view the sensitive nature of Uttarakhand and its diversities which have to be protected, we have to remain wa

Rural medical course gets thumbs up

The proposed rural medical education course received an unanimous approval from vice-chancellors of medical colleges and state officials attending a workshop organised by the Medical Council of India (MCI). MCI chairman Ketan Desai said this at a

Govt has no record of superseding judges

The central government does not maintain any record of cases where judges and chief justices were superseded in their elevation to the supreme court or as chief justices of high courts. This has been revealed by the Ministry of Law

Govt schools to get quality accreditation

In an effort to improve standard of education across the country, the Quality Council of India (QCI) will approach state governments for providing accreditation to all schools functioning under them. The programme aims at giving a c

Stay away from divisive politics, Rahul tells students

Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi today called upon the youth of Mumbai to focus on the inclusive development of India and stay away from divisive politics. "If you want to make a change, join politics and the Congress pa

PM backs Pachauri, says India has confidence in IPCC

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh came to the support of beleaguered Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and said "India has full confidence in the IPCC process and leadership and will support it in every way". This comes in th

`Special package alone can`t ensure Bundelkhand`s development`

Doling out a special package to Bundelkhand will not help achieve development goals of this drought-hit region, unless there is a committed approach at the ground level to erase its backwardness, feel social scientists and bureaucrats. Bun

CWC discusses price rise, Telangana

The Congress Working Committee (CWC) on Friday took stock of the situation arising out of price rise and discussed the Telangana statehood issue. The meeting, chaired by Congress president Sonia Gandhi, deliberated on ways and means to tac

CBI seeks maximum punishment of 2 years for Rathore

The CBI on Friday sought maximum punishment of two years for disgraced former Haryana DGP S.P.S. Rathore in the Ruchika Girhotra molestation case before a court which adjourned the hearing on the plea till February 8. Additional District a

Rahul in Mumbai, three Sena activists detained

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi arrived in Mumbai on Friday amid tight security following Shiv Sena`s call for black flag demonstrations against him for his "Mumbai for all Indians" remark. Three Sena activists were detained after they trie

Planning Commission for deregulation of fuel prices

The Planning Commission on Friday said that deregulating fuel prices will soften generalised rise in prices rather than flare up inflation. "It (decontrolling fuel price) will not flare up the inflation. I just think that it is not su

J-K govt wants only praise on TV, warns channels

The J&K government has warned local news channels against airing ‘anti-government’ content as situation Srinagar continues to be tense. The owners and editors of a few local channels were called for a meeting with top civil

Ex-MLA booked for submitting fake bills

Ramesh Chaudhary, a former Congress MLA in Maharashtra, has been booked for allegedly reimbursing the medical expenses by submitting fake medical bills worth Rs.20 lakhs during 2003-07. Chaudhary had mentioned various ailments of his wife,

Brown writes to Manmohan on Vodafone tax claim

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has written to his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh about a tax claim on Vodafone Group Plc, even as India has said that the matter is in the court and no decision has been taken. Indian income tax auth

Thackeray targets Maharashtra ministers in Delhi

Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray, who has issued a diktat to his party workers to greet Congress leader Rahul Gandhi with black flags for his "Mumbai for all Indians" remark, on Friday attacked Marathi ministers in the central government fo



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