Mamata stunner before budget, says no future for Rly without PPP

Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee has said she would throw open even the core operations of the railways to the private players. Cominng from Mamata, who quite enjoys the reputation as the one-woman army who drove the Tata Nano out of West Be

Modi all praise for Chidambaram, Pillai

A day after taking a jibe at the centre over its "helplessness" on price rise, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday was found complimenting Home Minister P. Chidambaram and Home Secretary G.K. Pillai for their approach in tackl

PM for coordinated approach to check fake currency menace

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday favoured coordinated approach by the central as well as state agencies to check the menace of counterfeit currency notes. Singh asked state governments to thoroughly investigate cases related to reco

Modi: Lack of legal provisions biggest internal security issue

Against the backdrop of the centre asking the president not to give assent to the Gujarat Control of Organised Crime (GUJCOC) Bill, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said lack of adequate legal provisions was the "biggest" i

Anti-Naxal response should be calibrated: PM

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday said that the response to the left-wing extremism must be "calibrated" to avoid alienation of people, especially those in tribal areas. The prime minister, who was speaking at the Chief Min

Japan to help upgrade Alang ship yard

The Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Japan to upgrade the existing infrastructure at Asia`s largest ship dismantling yard at Alang in Bhavnagar district. GMB, which operates and regulates por

Curfew-like situation eases in Valley

With relaxation in restrictions in most parts of the old city after three days of curfew like situation, people in Srinagar on Sunday came out of their houses to buy household items and get their kids vaccinated at the specially set up pulse polio

Law Ministry releases Gopalaswami`s letter on Chawla

In a curious case of the right hand not knowing what the left is doing, the law ministry has released the letter written by then chief election commissioner N Gopalaswami to the president seeking removal of fellow Election Commissioner Navin Chawl

Eliminating polio from Bihar, UP crucial: Azad

Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Sunday said eliminating polio from the affected areas of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar was crucial not only to make the two states free from the crippling disease but also to ensure it does not spread through migrator

Pak-based terror groups will be defeated: Chidambaram

India today described Pakistan- based terrorist groups as "dark forces" which are "implacably" opposed to the country and asserted that they would be defeated whenever confronted. Home Minister P. Chidambaram sai

Centre, states should coordinate to tackle security threats: PM

Expressing concern over increase in infiltration attempts, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday said the centre and the states should launch coordinated efforts to tackle internal security threats. Addressing the Chief Ministers` Confer

Talks offer is calculated initiative: India

The Indian government, on Friday, said its proposal to have Foreign Secretary-level talks with Pakistan was a calculated initiative to "unlock" the dialogue process and convey directly its immediate concerns about cross-border terrorism.

CMs conference on internal security tomorrow

A new security architecture outlined by Home Minister P Chidambaram, pro-active action against naxals and increased infiltration attempts from across Indo-Pak border will be high on the agenda of a meeting of chief ministers convened by the centre

Assam Governor, CM show disrespect to tricolour

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has regretted cutting a cake decorated like the national tricolour at a function at the Raj Bhawan here during the Republic Day celebrations. Gogoi`s reaction came in the wake of reports published in

CIC summons Delhi Police in Batla House encounter case

The Central Information Commission has summoned Delhi Police in connection with the Batla House encounter case on February 9. This follows an RTI application from Afroz Alam Sahil, a student of the Jamia Millia Islamia, who sought

Good, but not enough, Delhi High Court!

Even as Delhi High Court judges have made their assets public, S. C. Agrawal, whose RTI application led to the move, is not satisfied. “It is surprising that details of movable properties like jewellery and vehicles of judges

Worst is over; prices to stabilise soon: PM

Under attack over spiralling prices, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said the worst of food inflation is over and the situation will ease soon. "... the worst is over as far as food inflation is concerned. I am confident th

Shiv Sena mellows down

In a volte face, Shiv Sena said today it will not oppose the screening of Shah Rukh Khan`s `My name is Khan` in the Maharashtra or elsewhere. However, it stepped up its vitriolic attack on the actor, branding him a "traitor`

Withdraw security of Thackerays: Vidarbha leaders

The all-party committee spearheading the agitation for a separate Vidarbha has strongly condemned Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray and his son Uddhav for their utterances and sought withdrawal of security provided to them by the Maharashtra governmen

Health care facilities near railway stations soon

Indian Railways has agreed to give up some of the unused land under its control for setting up health care facilities. The railway ministry has identified 361 plots of 200 square metres each for diagnostic centres, 88 plots of 5 acr


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