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Kishenji no friend of tribals, says former aide

Accusing Maoist leader Kishenji of failing to address the grievances of the tribals, his long term aide Gurucharan Kisku has formed his own squad. He said Kishenji is an "outsider" who did not understand tribal sentiments.

Bt brinjal freeze a wrong signal: Kiran Mazumdar

The Indian government has sent a "wrong signal" to the industry by putting on hold commercial cultivation of genetically modified brinjal, Biocon India chairman Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw has said. "This is a very wrong signal the

Telangana panel: terms of reference announced

The government on Friday announced seven-point Terms of Reference (ToR) for the Telangana committee, saying the panel will consult all sections of people in Andhra Pradesh, especially political parties, on the demand of a separate state.

Limited screening for SRK film in Mumbai multiplexes

Multiplex chains in Mumbai have decided to have a limited release of Shah Rukh Khan`s movie `My Name Is Khan` post noon on Friday. Multiplex owners met on Friday morning at Fun Cinemas in suburban Andheri where it was decided that e

"Good governance key to growth"

‘Enhanced governance is key to growth in Indian capital market,’ says a study released by PricewaterhouesCoopers (PWC) and ASSOCHAM. The report titled ‘Indian capital market: growth with governance’ analyses

Need to integrate energies: Farooq

Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah today said there was a need to integrate the renewable energies like wind, solar, and hydro in India. “Further schemes will keep coming up till our power needs are met,” he added wh

RBI not to change policy rates till April 20

Borrowers may breathe easy for sometime as the Reserve Bank of India today said it is not going to change its policy rates or other tools, which have a bearing on interest rates, till April 20. "Please don`t expect any action b

More steel in FIPB`s teeth, can clear FDI upto Rs 1200 cr

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) today allowed the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) to approve projects involving FDI inflow of Rs 1200 crore. Projects bigger than would now require CCEA`s approval. Presently, the

Finance panel report to be tabled in parliament

The cabinet on Thursday considered the recommendations of 13th Finance Commission and decided to place the report before parliament during the budget session. The report lays down the roadmap for sharing of taxes between the centre and st

Palakkad is country`s first totally electrified district

Union Power Minister S K Shinde will declare Palakkad as the country`s first district where all houses have electric connection on February 16. As a prelude to the function, Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan on Thursday declared his assembl

Bihar to regulate coaching institutes

In order to check mushrooming of coaching institutes, Bihar government will bring a law to regulate their functioning, making it the first state to do so. The decision comes against the backdrop of violent protests against "tru

DG brothers embarrass MHA

There is  a sense of unease in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) over an embarrassing lie which raises questions about appointment at two top posts in the paramilitary outfits. Vikram Srivastava, a 1973 batch UP-cadre IPS offi

India "welcomes" PoK youth wishing to return

The Centre, on Saturday, expressed readiness to facilitate return of all Kashmiri youths who had gone to Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir and now wish to come back denouncing militancy. "Those Indians who had crossed over to PoK and n

MNS uses Sena`s anti-SRK protest to target Big B

MNS chief Raj Thackeray today accused Shiv Sena of adopting dual standards, saying the party was insisting on an apology from Shah Rukh Khan over his pro-Pakistan remarks while keeping mum on megastar Amitabh Bachchan`s campaign for good ties with

No new dam on Ganga: Ramesh

Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh has ruled out any new dams on the Ganga river. Rajendra Singh, India`s waterman, said after meeting Ramesh that  “the minister has assured us that new dams will not get permission to come u

What ails PPP in eGovernance?

Even as the PPP is in the stage of conceptualisation, the government seems to think that there is no private partner involved. The plans that are developed, thus, seem wonderful on paper but are not sustainable in the long run as business models.

Schools asking for donation: Parents

The ongoing nursery admissions in the capital have turned out to be a way of making money for schools, if allegations by parents are to be believed. More than 100 parents have lodged complaints before the Directorate of Education of

`Residential property prices to rise by 10 pc`

Residential property prices are likely to rise by up to 10 per cent in the next six months as demand has picked up, says a realty consultant firm. "Prices can rise up to 10 per cent in the next two quarters in the housing segme

Shaheen should not be alone, Mr Chavan. Take her to the movie with your ministers.

The expected has happened. My Name Is Khan opened across the country this morning but in its place of birth, Mumbai. Shamefully, Bal Thackeray had his way this morning.  The Congress government in Maharashtra showed it has no steel in

Centre to spend Rs 1,000 cr on tribal education

In a bid to check dropouts and raise literacy among tribals, the centre is planning to spend Rs 1,000 crore on them for education in the next fiscal, Union Tribal Affairs minister Kantilal Bhuria said here on Wednesday. "The ce

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