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Majority of Kolkatans to root for Dada, not KKR on May 5

April 29, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) Eden Gardens may be the official home venue for the Kolkata Knight Riders, but come May 5 a majority of Kolkatans - from celebrities to the man on the street - seem to be gearing up emotionally to back their eternal favourite "Dada" Sourav Ganguly, who will lead the Pune Warriors out on the historic ground.

RSS mouthpiece targets past governments on Bofors cover-up

April 29, 2012 at 11:46 AM

New Delhi, April 29 (ANI): The mouthpiece of the Rashtriya Swayam Sewak (RSS) - Organiser-on Sunday attacked past governments, including the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance for covering up the Bofors scam.

'Dammu' - high on action, low on content (Telugu Movie Review)

April 28, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Film 'Dammu'; Producer: K.S.Rama Rao; Screenplay-Director: Boyapati Sreenu; Music: M.M. Keervani; Camera: Arthur A Wilson; Dialogues: M. Rathnam; Cast: Jr. NTR, Thrisha, Karthika, Kota Sreenivasa Rao, Nasser, Brahmanandam, Ali, Bhanupriya, Thanikella Bharani and others; Rating: **1/2

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Give us water, Maharashtra villagers tell Rahul

April 28, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi visited drought-hit villages of Maharashtra's Satara district for two and a half hours Saturday but did not any announce any relief measure.

Third Gandhi visits Maharashtra, but drought continues...

April 28, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) As Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi began his one-day tour of drought-hit areas of Maharashtra's Satara district Saturday, he became the third Gandhi after his late father and former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and mother Sonia Gandhi to visit the region, though little has changed there in all these decades.

India test flies naval variant of LCA

April 27, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Bangalore, April 27 (IANS) India Friday joined an elite club of countries by test flying the naval variant of its Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) in this tech hub under a partially cloudy sky.

Maiden flight of Naval Light Combat Aircraft carried out

April 27, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Bangalore, Apr 27 (ANI): The maiden flight of the Naval variant of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) was carried out successfully at the HAL Airport here on Friday.

Tiwari must give blood sample for DNA test, rules court

April 27, 2012 at 3:30 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Setting aside a previous order, the Delhi High Court Friday said Congress leader N.D. Tiwari must give his blood sample for a DNA test to decide a paternity suit and can even be forced to do so if he refuses.

Tiwari must give his blood sample for DNA test: Delhi HC

April 27, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Slamming to veteran Congress leader Narayan Dutt Tiwari for continuously disobeying Delhi High Court's order of giving blood sample for DNA testing, Delhi HC on Friday once again stated that if Tiwari continues to refuse to give blood sample, it can be made compelled for him to do so..................

Tiwari must give blood sample for DNA test, says court

April 27, 2012 at 11:54 AM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Setting aside a previous order, the Delhi High Court Friday said Congress leader N.D. Tiwari can be compelled to give his blood sample for a DNA test to decide the paternity suit of a 32-year-old man who claims to be his biological son.

BJP questions Sonia Gandhi over hesitation to probe Bofors scam

April 27, 2012 at 11:46 AM

New Delhi, Apr 27 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has criticised the Congress President Sonia Gandhi over the UPA-II Government's ' hesitation' to re-investigate the 1985-86 Bofors scam.

BJP seeks structured debate on Bofors

April 26, 2012 at 7:43 PM

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Even as both houses of parliament were disrupted over Bofors scam Thursday, they are expected to see peaceful proceedings Friday as the main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party has decided to follow it up in an orderly manner.

Bofors storm rocks parliament, opposition seeks fresh probe (Third Lead)

April 26, 2012 at 7:42 PM

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Almost a quarter century after it surfaced, the Bofors payoff scandal created a storm again Thursday, disrupting parliament, as the opposition vociferously demanded a fresh probe into the deal that has long haunted the Congress.

Tendulkar meets Sonia amid possibility of Rajya Sabha nomination

April 26, 2012 at 7:42 PM

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar met Congress president Sonia Gandhi Thursday amid speculation in party circles that he would be nominated to the Rajya Sabha.

Bofors truth revealed repeatedly: Congress

April 26, 2012 at 7:41 PM

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Asserting that truth had come out repeatedly and courts had given their verdicts, the Congress Thursday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of levelling irresponsible allegations in the Bofors payoff controversy on the basis of remarks of a retired Swedish police chief.

Opposition wants fresh probe in Bofors scam, rocks Parliament

April 26, 2012 at 5:52 PM

The latest disclosure of Bofors pay off scam by its whistleblower who to gave clean-chit to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and erstwhile leader and Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan in his statement, has once again created strom in Indian politics and a tug of war has begun between Congress-led UPA government and BJP led-opposition...............

BJP slams Aiyar for 'personal attack' on Jaitley

April 26, 2012 at 3:13 PM

New Delhi, Apr 26 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday charged Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar of provoking the House through his personal attack on Arun Jaitley during the debate on the Bofors revelations.

Bofors storm rocks parliament, fresh probe demanded

April 26, 2012 at 2:33 PM

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Almost a quarter century after it surfaced, the Bofors payoff scandal created a storm again Tuesday disrupting parliament, as the opposition vociferously demanded a fresh probe into the deal that has long haunted the Congress.

Bofors saga: a new twist and a story retold (Comment)

April 26, 2012 at 2:01 PM

A callow prime minister, a global superstar, shadowy international arms dealers, crafty middlemen and nosy journalists were the dramatis personae of a real life political thriller that played out in New Delhi, Stockholm, London and New York over a quarter century ago.

Opposition corners UPA Govt., demands re-opening of Bofors case

April 26, 2012 at 1:38 PM

New Delhi, Apr 26 (ANI): Amid fresh allegations that former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi may have toned down the Bofors Gun deal probe to protect Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi, the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) and other opposition parties hit out at the Congress in parliament on Thursday over the issue.

MPs seek government explanation in Bofors issue

April 26, 2012 at 1:13 PM

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) There was uproar in both houses of parliament with the BJP and other opposition parties demanding an explanation from the government on former Swedish police chief Sten Lindstrom's revelations on the Bofors gun payoff scandal, including the safe passage to main accused Ottavio Quattrocchi.

Rajya Sabha adjourned over Bofors issue

April 26, 2012 at 12:09 PM

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha was adjourned twice Thursday as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) demanded an explanation from the government on former Swedish police chief Sten Lindstrom's revelations on the Bofors payoff scandal, including the safe passage to main accused Ottavio Quattrocchi.

Court issues notice to sports ministry

April 25, 2012 at 11:09 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the youth affairs and sports ministry on directing all the sports federations to hold their elections if they were due.

Plea questions reporters' right to access court proceedings

April 25, 2012 at 11:09 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) An NGO Wednesday told the Supreme Court that the media does not have a fundamental right to access courts and report their proceedings.

Rajiv Gandhi had no role in Bofors case, says Khurshid

April 25, 2012 at 10:01 PM

New Delhi, Apr 25 (ANI): Union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid on Wednesday said that former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi had no role to play in the Bofors Gun case, and added that there was no need to reopen the case.

'We lived with humiliation for 25 years', says Big B on Bofors clean-chit

April 25, 2012 at 10:01 PM

Mumbai, Apr 25 (ANI): Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan on Wednesday said he was delighted over his exoneration in the Bofors Gun case, but added that his family lived with humiliation for the past 25 years.

Court issues notice to sports ministry

April 25, 2012 at 8:45 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the youth affairs and sports ministry on directing all the sports federations to hold their elections if they were due.

Amitabh Bachchan happy to be cleared of Bofors taint

April 25, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Expressing his happiness over his name being cleared from the Bofors payoff scam, mega-star Amitabh Bachchan, however, said that he is "pained" that it came 25 years.

FAQs on Bofors guns and graft row

April 25, 2012 at 8:37 PM

* What is the Bofors scandal?

25 years of India's 'Watergate': The Bofors scandal (Second Lead, superseding previous story)

April 25, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Chronology of events since the 1986 Bofors howitzer payoff scandal - one of the biggest corruption scandals in India in which then prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and many others were accused of receiving kickbacks from the Swedish gun manufacturer and which was called India's 'Watergate' by a New York court after it led to the fall of the Rajiv Gandhi government.

Bofors resurrected, Congress again on mat over Quattrocchi (Intro Roundup)

April 25, 2012 at 8:13 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Bofors ghost returned to haunt the Congress Wednesday with former Swedish police chief Sten Lindstrom giving a clean chit to the late Rajiv Gandhi in the payoff scandal but also saying that he just 'watched the massive cover-up' and the guilty, Italian Ottavio Quattrocchi, got away.

Plea against special exam to recruit cops dismissed

April 25, 2012 at 7:57 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday dismissed an NGO's petition challenging the government's decision to recruit an additional 1,400 Indian Police Service (IPS) officers through a special examination and refused to interfere with a policy decision.

25 years of India's 'Watergate': The Bofors scandal

April 25, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Chronology of events since the 1986 Bofors howitzer payoff scandal - one of the biggest corruption scandals in India in which then prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and many others were accused of receiving kickbacks from the Swedish gun manufacturer and which was called India's 'Watergate' by a New York court after it led to the fall of the Rajiv Gandhi government.

Chronology: Bofors graft row over last 25 years

April 25, 2012 at 7:09 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The following is a chronology of events since the 1986 Bofors howitzer payoff scandal - one of the major corruption scandals in India in which then prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and many others were accused of receiving kickbacks from the Swedish gun manufacturer.

Lindstrom's revelations clean chit for Rajiv: Congress

April 25, 2012 at 6:53 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday said former Swedish police officer Sten Lindstrom's revelations on the Bofors payoff scandal has given a clean chit to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.

What Lindstrom said on key players in Bofors scam

April 25, 2012 at 6:37 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Former Swedish police chief Sten Lindstrom has spoken out on the Bofors artillery guns payoff scandal, which broke out in 1987. Here, in a nutshell, is what he told the website thehoot.org on the Bofors gun deal that brought down the Rajiv Gandhi government in 1989:

Bofors resurrected, Congress on mat over Quattrochchi again (Roundup)

April 25, 2012 at 6:21 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Bofors ghost returned to haunt the Congress Wednesday with former Swedish police chief Sten Lindstrom giving a clean chit to the late Rajiv Gandhi in the payoff scandal but also saying that he just "watched the massive cover-up" and the guilty, Italian Ottavio Quattrochchi, got away.

Helmets to be made mandatory for women in Delhi

April 25, 2012 at 6:13 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday disposed of a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking to make helmet wearing compulsory for pillion riders irrespective of their gender and religion, after the city government informed it that motor vehicle rules would be amended to make it compulsory for women to wear helmets.

Bofors scam row: BJP will expose Congress completely, says Prasad

April 25, 2012 at 5:25 PM

New Delhi, Apr 25 (ANI): Amid fresh allegations that former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi may have toned down the probe to protect Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi in the Bofors scam, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday charged the ruling Congress Party of being deep rooted in corruption, and said that his party will expose them completely.

Jaya Bachchan delighted over Big B's exoneration in Bofors scam

April 25, 2012 at 5:25 PM

New Delhi, Apr 25 (ANI): Expressing delight over the final exoneration of Amitabh Bachchan's name in the Bofors Gun case, his wife and Samajwadi Party (SP) lawmaker Jaya Bachchan on Wednesday said the truth had finally come out in the open.

Swamy favours fresh probe in Bofors case

April 25, 2012 at 5:24 PM

New Delhi, Apr 25 (ANI): Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday said that a new case should be filed in court in connection with the 1985-86 Bofors scam following fresh revelations by Swedish whistleblower in this case.

Parties should apologise for misleading on Bofors: Congress

April 25, 2012 at 5:22 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Political parties who had been misleading the nation on the issue of the Bofors gun deal should apologise, the Congress said Wednesday after former Swedish police chief Sten Lindstrom gave a clean chit to the late Rajiv Gandhi in the bribery sandal

Opposition asks government to explain Bofors disclosures

April 25, 2012 at 5:22 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Left Wednesday asked the government to give an explanation on former Swedish police chief Sten Lindstrom's disclosures on the Bofors payoff scandal, including the safe passage to main accused Ottavio Quattrochchi.

Plea against special exam to recruit cops dismissed

April 25, 2012 at 5:20 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday dismissed an NGO's petition challenging the government's decision to recruit an additional 1,400 Indian Police Service (IPS) officers through a special examination.

Court dismisses plea for probe into Singhvi CD

April 25, 2012 at 2:40 PM

New Delhi, April 25(IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday dismissed a petition seeking direction to the Bar Council of Delhi and the Delhi Bar Association to investigate the CD controversy related to Congress MP and lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi.

We've been vindicated, say Bachchans after Bofors revelations

April 25, 2012 at 2:16 PM

Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) With former Swedish police chief Sten Lindstrom giving him a clean chit in the Bofors gun payoff scandal, Amitabh Bachchan Wednesday said the accusations had led to years of "anguish of petulant blame".

Bofors case: BJP and Left seek fresh probe

April 25, 2012 at 2:01 PM

New Delhi, Apr 25 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Left Front on Wednesday took the ruling Congress Party to task over new revelations made by former Swedish police chief Sten Lindstrom in connection with the controversial Bofors Gun scam.

BJP, Left want government's explanation on Bofors revelations

April 25, 2012 at 1:28 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Left Wednesday demanded an explanation from the government on former Swedish police chief Sten Lindstrom's revelations on the Bofors payoff scandal, including the safe passage to main accused Ottavio Quattrochchi.

Court notice to Delhi power regulator over tariff

April 25, 2012 at 1:26 AM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday issued notice to power regulator Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) on a plea filed by Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL) challenging its regulation for fixing tariff for power consumption in the city.

Enrica-Lexie case: BJP calls on govt. to sack Additional Solicitor General Raval

April 24, 2012 at 5:08 PM

New Delhi, April 24 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday called on the Central Government to sack Additional Solicitor General Harin Raval for apparently defending the contention of the Italian Government that their country's ship - the Enrica Lexie - was in international waters and not in Indian waters when its security personnel killed two Keralite fishermen in February this year.

Government losing its way in Maoist minefield

April 24, 2012 at 3:32 PM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Two Italians kidnapped in Odisha, then a legislator and now a collector in Chhattisgarh. The high profile abductions have again focused attention on the government strategy to counter Maoists and even officials are asking whether there is any clarity of thought in the twin approach of development and military action.

Sikh leaders want Manmohan-led Congress Government at Center to quit

April 24, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Amritsar, April 24 (ANI): There have been strong reactions in Sikh circles to the final conclusion of arguments in the Delhi Court that was hearing cases related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

Sikh leaders want Manmohan-led Congress Government at Center to quit

April 24, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Amritsar, April 24 (ANI): There have been strong reactions in Sikh circles to the final conclusion of arguments in the Delhi Court that was hearing cases related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

Sachin turns 39, celebrates with wife in Chandigarh

April 24, 2012 at 11:24 AM

Chandigarh, April 24 (IANS) The world may have feted him for becoming the only man to hit a century of centuries, but when it came to celebrating his 39th birthday, Sachin Tendulkar preferred to be with his wife and a few friends.

CD row: Singhvi quits party, parliamentary posts (Roundup)

April 23, 2012 at 10:28 PM

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) A day before parliament reconvenes for the budget session, Congress MP Abhishek Manu Singhvi quit Monday as party spokesperson and as head of the parliamentary panel on law and justice in the wake of a controversial CD allegedly featuring him.

'Singhvi CD issue has harmed legal profession'

April 23, 2012 at 8:52 PM

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Bar Council of Delhi Monday said that the sleaze CD controversy surrounding lawyer and Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi has lowered the dignity of the legal profession. Singhvi maintains that the CD's contents were fabricated and morphed.

BJP calls PM's 'witch hunt' remark unfortunate

April 21, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Chandigarh/New Delhi, Apr 21 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday criticized the remark made by Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh t the cvil Service Day that the government would onot indulge in "witch hunt" against them in the name of fighting corruption.

Former Army chief calls for speedy resolution of border row with China

April 21, 2012 at 11:33 AM

New Delhi, Apr 21 (ANI): Former Army Chief and Arunachal Governor J.J Jaswant Singh has underscored the need to resolve the long-standing border dispute between India and China in a mutually amicable manner.

'Delhi government can take action against car dealers'

April 20, 2012 at 9:57 PM

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday made it clear that if the government of Delhi receives any complaint against vehicle dealers charging anything extra from the buyers for providing the services of registration, it can take action.

Political slugfest over 'no more reforms' remark

April 20, 2012 at 8:13 PM

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) A political slugfest was sparked off Friday over chief economic advisor Kaushik Basu's reported remarks that major reforms were unlikely before the next general elections in 2014, with the BJP accusing the government of "policy paralysis" and a senior minister hitting back saying the opposition's non-cooperation had prevented bills from getting passed.

Fill vacant seats for poor students in summer vacations: Court

April 20, 2012 at 7:57 PM

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday directed the state government's education department to complete admission process for vacant seats for students from the economically weaker section (EWS) during the summer vacations to enable them to attend school after reopening in July 2012.

Who will be next president? Many names but could be another dark horse

April 20, 2012 at 7:33 PM

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) With less than three months before President Pratibha Patil demits office, a host of possible successors have now surfaced. But a poor Congress show in recent state elections may ensure regional parties hold the key to who will be India's 13th president.

Kaushik's remark triggers political slugfest

April 20, 2012 at 6:45 PM

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Finance ministry chief economic advisor Kaushik Basu's remarks that major reforms were unlikely before the next general elections kicked off a slugfest between the government and the opposition Friday, the BJP accusing the government of "policy paralysis" and a senior minister hitting back that the opposition's non-cooperation prevented bills from getting passed.

Sam Pitroda to Hamid Ansari - who will be India's next president?

April 20, 2012 at 5:09 PM

New Delhi, April 20 IANS) With less than three months to go before President Pratibha Patil's term ends, a slew of possible successors are doing the rounds. But with the ruling Congress doing poorly in recent state elections, regional parties may hold the key to selecting the nation's 13th president.

Government has decided on no more reforms: BJP

April 20, 2012 at 1:57 PM

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday said the government seems to have decided against any more reforms as the prime minister's economic advisor Kaushik Basu had said reforms were not possible till the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

NGO slams rural jobs scheme implementation in Assam

April 19, 2012 at 11:41 PM

Guwahati, April 19 (IANS) A survey of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNEGA) in Assam has revealed that only about 18 lakh households out the 43 lakh provided job cards in the state were provided with jobs in 2011-12, an NGO said Thursday.

Court notice to government over Assamese film

April 18, 2012 at 10:37 PM

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the government and chairperson of the 59th National Film Awards on a plea seeking quashing the decision of the jury for not accepting the nomination of an Assamese film for the awards.

Teacher shot dead in capital

April 18, 2012 at 5:01 PM

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) A 28-year-old school teacher was found shot dead in a park in the capital, police said Wednesday.

Dhanush refutes Rajinikanth paid for '3' losses

April 18, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Tamil actor Dhanush is unhappy with reports that say his father-in-law, the veteran actor Rajinikanth, has paid the Telugu distributor's revenue losses for his movie "3".

Mumbai's traffic advisory firm gears up for expansion

April 18, 2012 at 3:49 PM

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) An intelligent traffic monitoring solutions venture that provides real-time information to help commuters estimate their travel time and select the best route has received a Rs.20 million boost.

Dhanush rubbishes Rajinikanth paid for '3' losses

April 18, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Tamil star Dhanush is upset with reports that his father-in-law, the legendary Rajinikanth, is reimbursing the Telugu distributor's revenue losses for his movie "3".

Court sets aside contempt order against IFCI CEO

April 17, 2012 at 11:09 PM

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday set aside the order of a single judge holding the CEO of Industrial Finance Corporation of India Ltd (IFCI) guilty of contempt of court and slapping a Rs.3.5 lakh fine on him.

Civic polls: Did trifurcation move boomerang?

April 17, 2012 at 8:29 PM

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit's hopes to replicate her winning streak in assembly polls in the civic elections came to naught with the Congress party losing the elections. Her move to trifurcate the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, in the face of opposition from some Congress leaders, had boomeranged, BJP officials said.

Dhanush thought I'll overshadow him: Rakhi Sawant

April 17, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Controversy queen Rakhi Sawant, who is said to be upset with southern star Dhanush for cancelling a performance with her at the last minute, says the singer-actor must have felt threatened by her.

Manmohan must put foot down on Siachen: Pakistani daily

April 17, 2012 at 11:03 AM

Islamabad, April 17 (IANS) A settlement on Siachen, the world's highest battleground, will have a positive effect on the overall relationship between Pakistan and India, said a leading daily that exhorted the Manmohan Singh government to "put its foot down and end the conflict".

Deccan Chargers tie up with Mojostreet

April 16, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Hyderabad, April 16 (IANS) Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Deccan Chargers Monday announced a social media marketing initiative using Mojostreet, a popular location based mobile game.

Pak rules out foul play by India regarding Siachen avanlanche

April 15, 2012 at 3:39 PM

Rawalpindi, Apr 15(ANI): The Pakistan's military has rejected reports of a foul play by India regarding the last week's deadly avalanche.

Height of cricket diplomacy: Indian, British MPs play ball

April 14, 2012 at 11:31 AM

Dharamsala, April 14 (IANS) It was cricket in the clouds with some diplomacy thrown in as well. A group of parliamentarians from India and Britain played a cricket match in this picturesque Himachal Pradesh town, located at an altitude of 4,000 feet, with a Briton expressing the hope that this would help improve bilateral trade relations.

Vote for clean candidate, not on party line: Delhi RWAs appeal

April 14, 2012 at 9:47 AM

New Delhi. April 14 (IANS) Resident Welfare Association's (RWAs) of Delhi have made an appeal to its citizens to come out and vote for clean candidates with good image rather than party lines in the municipal elections Sunday.

PM inaugurates cultural fest

April 13, 2012 at 9:55 PM

Panchkula (Haryana), April 13 (IANS) With hundreds of artistes from all parts of the country assembled here, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday evening inaugurated the silver jubilee celebrations of the seven zonal cultural centres (ZCCs) of the country at a specially created village arena in this Haryana town, 15 km from Chandigarh.

Government probing speculation in agri commodities

April 13, 2012 at 8:43 PM

New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Concerned over excessive speculation leading to price fluctuation of some essential commodities being traded at the Forward Markets Commission recently, the government Friday said it will take action after getting the report of secretary consumer affairs in 10 days.

SRK again detained at US airport, India tells US sorry won't do

April 13, 2012 at 7:15 PM

New York/New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was detained at a New York airport for two hours Thursday, sparking outrage in India. The US immigration authorities apologised for the incident, but that did not seem to pacify New Delhi that reacted sharply, telling Washington this 'habit of detention and then apology' won't do.

MCD poll fever peaks on last day of campaign

April 13, 2012 at 5:39 PM

New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) election's fever reached its peak Friday, the last day of campaigning before the voting April 15.

Ex Pak all-rounder Azhar Mahmood waiting for Indian visa to play in IPL

April 13, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Karachi, Apr 13(ANI): Former Pakistan all-rounder Azhar Mahmood is still awaiting an Indian visa to play for Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

SRK's detention at US airport inappropriate: Rajiv Shukla

April 13, 2012 at 1:39 PM

New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Criticising Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan's detention at a New York airport as "inappropriate and uncalled for", union Patrliamentary Affairs Minister Rajiv Shukla Friday said it is high time the US reviewed its security system.

Hyderabad airport aiming to become a cargo hub

April 12, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Hyderabad, April 12 (IANS) With Thai Airways commencing its Bangkok-Hyderabad-Frankfurt cargo freighter service, Lufthansa already operating four freighter services a week and others expressing keenness to connect, Hyderabad airport is aiming to become India's first cargo hub.

Hyderabad airport handled 8.6 million passengers last year

April 12, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Hyderabad, April 12 (IANS) The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport here logged 16 percent growth in passenger traffic during 2011-12 but sees growth slowing down in the current year due to the problems faced by the Indian aviation industry.

Air India's turnaround plan approved

April 12, 2012 at 3:15 PM

New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Beleaguered flag carrier Air India can now look forward to a total rehaul of its financial and operational efficiency, with the government Thursday approving its much-awaited comprehensive turnaround plan.

Thai Airways launches cargo aircraft

April 11, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Hyderabad, April 11 (IANS) Thai Airways is introducing its first Boeing 747-400 retrofitted cargo aircraft Thursday.

BSES Rajdhani directed to compensatE girl

April 10, 2012 at 8:19 PM

New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday directed BSES Rajdhani, a power distribution firm, to give a compensation of Rs.7.5 lakh to a minor girl who lost her hand due to the company's negligence.

PCB 'more than positive' over revival of Indo-Pak cricket ties

April 10, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Karachi, Apr 10(ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has welcomed the progress in Indo-Pak relations, and is hopeful of a quick resumption of cricket ties between both the countries following a discussion on the issue in a meeting between Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari.

NGMA gets a new parallel address on Google Art Project

April 10, 2012 at 6:02 PM

New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) has officially moved to a new parallel address in cyberspace from where visitors can walk through its new-age portals and check out the permanent exhibits in a virtual tour powered by search engine Google.

Indian, British MPs to play T20 match

April 9, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Dharamsala, April 9 (IANS) Ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2012 matches at the picturesque stadium here, the venue is all set to host a friendly match between Indian and British MPs April 13, a statement said here Monday.

'Yuvraj will be back on field soon', says Rajiv Shukla

April 9, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Gurgaon, Apr 9 (ANI): BCCI Vice President Rajiv Shukla on Monday said cricketer Yuvraj Singh, who has returned home after undergoing treatment for germ cell cancer in the USA, will be going into his training mode very shortly and make a comeback into the Indian squad after regaining the strength.

Assam's one-horned rhino population rises by 250

April 9, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Guwahati, April 9 (IANS) A census of one-horned rhinos at the renowned Kaziranga National Park (KNP) in Assam recorded an increase of almost 250 animals over a three-year period.

Mary Kom confident, but not taking Olympic gold for granted

April 8, 2012 at 9:05 AM

New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Mary Kom is easily India's best bet to win a gold medal at the London Olympics but the five-time world boxing champion is not taking things for granted. She knows that the transition from the 48-kg weight category to 51 kg has its pitfalls. A game trier, she says will certainly make a fight out of it.

Rahul, Bilawal have much to share

April 7, 2012 at 6:17 PM

New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Rahul Gandhi and Bilawal Zardari Bhutto, two scions whose respective pasts have uncanny similarities, are expected to talk at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's lunch here Sunday for Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari.

Lawyers' protest paralyses Delhi courts

April 7, 2012 at 4:25 PM

New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Work in six district courts here was paralysed Saturday following a day-long strike by lawyers protesting against an attack on two advocates earlier in the week.

'Deep' government-army trust deficit: Advani

April 6, 2012 at 2:33 PM

New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Friday said the Indian Express report on the government getting spooked by an army movement highlighted a 'deep' trust deficit in the establishment.

Parts of Kolkata waterlogged after rains

April 6, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Kolkata, April 6 (IANS) Several parts of Kolkata were waterlogged after heavy rains accompanied by thunderstorms lashed the city and its outskirts Friday.

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