Government estimates GDP to grow at 7.2 pc

The government on Saturday estimated the economy to grow by 7.2 per cent in financial year 2009-10 - against 6.7 per cent a year ago - despite contraction in farm production. The projected GDP figure for the current fiscal, according to Ce

NHAI wants to more than double outlay to Rs 47, 736 cr

In order to achieve its target of building 20 km of road every day, the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has sought a hike in its outlay for road building from Rs 29,000 crore in the current financial year to Rs 47,736 crore for the next

New Oz immigration rules to affect Indians

In a bid to curb `back door` permanent residency through its skilled migration scheme, Australian government has decided to overhaul the immigration rules which is likely to affect over 20,000 visa applicants, including Indians. The

Maoists trigger explosion on Howrah-Mumbai train route

Suspected Maoists blew away a portion of railway tracks early on Monday near Rourkela causing derailment of a goods train and disruption of train services on the Howrah-Mumbai route. A portion of the railway track at a place between Bhalulata and

"Sachin can`t solve water problem"

Waterman of India, Rajendra Singh talks about water scarcity and BMC`s move to appoint Sachin as brand ambassador for water conservation Is there a need to be concerned about the water situation in India? The water

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

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