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Kamal Nath warns states over land acquisition delays

Road transport and highways minister Kamal Nath warned states of withdrawing road projects if they failed to expedite land acquisition process on Friday. Nearly as many as 150 highway projects are facing cost overruns, primarily due

Delhi high court judges declare assets

All the 42 judges of the Delhi high court, including the Chief Justice A P Shah, placed the details of their assets on the high court`s website on Friday. The high court has thus become the third to make assets of its judges public after Kerala an

Maha college teachers may have to declare assets

Teachers in government colleges in Maharashtra may soon have to declare their assets as the state is formulating a policy in this regard. "We are planning a policy (on asset declaration by teachers), but it is yet to be finalis

PM meets with CMs on ways to contain price rise

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh began consultations with the Chief Ministers on ways to contain rising prices of essential commodities here on Saturday. The meeting, being attended by the Chief Ministers of most of the states, has bee

Not powerful enough to do what I plan: Montek

Deputy Chairman of planning commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia has said that the commission is not so powerful as to ensure implementation of all the planned programmes and passed the blame on to state governments for the jobs not done. Mon

Orissa faces NREGS funds crunch

A shortage of funds has hit the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in Orissa. Atleast four districts--Sundargarh, Nayagarh, Jharsuguda and Kandhamal--are diverting funds from other schemes to meet the expenses

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



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