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Banerjee to meet PM, Sonia to seek financial package, discuss President poll

May 3, 2012 at 2:46 PM

New Delhi, May 3 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday afternoon.

President polls: Congress hopes for Mamata's support

May 3, 2012 at 12:46 PM

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The Congress is hoping for the support of the Trinamool Congress in the presidential polls when West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee meets party chief Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh later Thursday.

Uttarakhand Governor credits Sonia for appointment

April 29, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Bhopal, Apr 29(ANI): Newly appointed Governor of Uttarakhand and senior Congressman, Aziz Qureshi, today said that his appointment was a result of the blessings of the Congress chief, Sonia Gandhi. He was addressing media persons here.

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Presidential poll: Antony meets Karunanidhi

April 29, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Defence Minister A.K.Antony today met DMK chief and former Tamilnadu chief minister Karunanidhi in regards of a consensus for the candidate

Tendulkar gets mixed response over his RS member acceptance

April 27, 2012 at 3:41 PM

Indian Cricket legend, Sachin Tendulkar who on Thursday accepted the proposal of being a Rajya Sabha (the upper house of Parliament) member has received mixed response over it..........

Mixed reactions to Tendulkar's Rajya Sabha nomination

April 27, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Kolkata/New Delhi, Apr 27 (ANI): India's sporting heroes have given a mixed reaction to the UPA-II Government's decision to nominate cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar to the Rajya Sabha.

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.

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.

Govt. recommends Sachin's name for RS members; Tendulkar's remarks yet to come

April 26, 2012 at 6:28 PM

The Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today reportedly has written a letter to President of India Pratibha Devi Singh Patil..........

Pawar meets Sonia over presidential poll

April 25, 2012 at 11:09 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Wednesday met Congress president Sonia Gandhi to evolve "consensus" on the presidential election due in July.

Mukherjee terms Cabinet reshuffle report to be media imagination

April 25, 2012 at 1:27 AM

New Delhi, Apr 24 (ANI): Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday termed reports that four senior UPA ministers have written to Congress President Sonia Gandhi offering to step down from their posts to be media imagination, and said all leaders are doing the party work whether in government or outside it.

Narayanasamy downplays UPA leaders visit at 10, Janpath

April 25, 2012 at 1:27 AM

New Delhi, Apr 24 (ANI): Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office (PMO) V. Narayanasamy on Tuesday downplayed the visit by several senior leaders at Congress President Sonia Gandhi's 10, Janpath residence in the wake of reports over four UPA ministers offering to resign from their posts, and contended that it was a routine meeting.

BJP questions UPA Govt.'s leadership over Cabinet reshuffle report

April 25, 2012 at 1:24 AM

New Delhi, Apr 24 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday hit out at the UPA Government over reports that four senior Cabinet ministers have written to Congress President Sonia Gandhi offering to step down from their posts, and said the main problem that the country is facing at the moment is the lack of good governance.

Vayalar Ravi dismisses Cabinet reshuffle report

April 25, 2012 at 1:24 AM

New Delhi, Apr 24 (ANI): Union Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi on Tuesday rubbished media reports that he along with several other senior UPA ministers has written to Congress President Sonia Gandhi willing to be relieved of their portfolios.

Ministers write to Sonia Gandhi, say they want to work for Congress Party

April 25, 2012 at 1:24 AM

New Delhi, April 24 (ANI): Several senior ministers of the Manmohan Singh-led UPA-II Cabinet have reportedly written to Congress President Sonia Gandhi, saying that they would like to be relieved of their portfolios and would like to work for the party.

Neem tree can be effective for HIV treatment

April 24, 2012 at 11:33 AM

A recent study by Indian origin researcher has revealed that the extracts of neem tree that are found in abundance in the tropical and subtropical areas can help to prohibit the multiplication of virus.

Neem tree may hold clues for HIV treatment

April 23, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): An Indian origin researcher has hinted that extracts from neem tree, profuse in tropical and subtropical areas, may thwart the virus from multiplying.

Karnataka caste politics set to get Sonia boost (Karnataka Newsletter)

April 22, 2012 at 1:17 PM

Bangalore, April 22 (IANS) The Congress is going all out to woo a powerful caste group in Karnataka that is generally perceived to be a strong supporter of the rival Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) even as the latter dithers in setting its house in order.

Spirit Airlines apologises and pulls Secret Service sex scandal spoof ad

April 22, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Wellington, April 22 (ANI): Responding to the request of Colombian government, Spirit Airlines has issued an apology and pulled a "More Bang For Your Buck" ad spoofing the Secret Service prostitution scandal, according to NBC Miami.

Himachal Congress legislators knock on Sonia's door (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)

April 22, 2012 at 9:57 AM

Shimla, April 22 (IANS) Not too sure of an anti-incumbency wave carrying them to victory in the upcoming Himachal Pradesh assembly elections, opposition Congress legislators have knocked on party president Sonia Gandhi's door.

UPA not diffident about decisions: Congress

April 21, 2012 at 10:29 PM

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Congress Saturday rubbished opposition parties' allegation of policy paralysis in the party-led United Progressive Alliance and said the launch of nuclear-capable missile Agni-V showed that the government was not diffident about taking decisions.

Under flak, Chavan meets Sonia, PM

April 21, 2012 at 6:13 PM

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Saturday met Congress president Sonia Gandhi to apprise her of the political situation in the state in the face of criticism of his government over its "slow" decision-making and the CAG report on land deals.

Neither Congress nor BJP has the people's mandate (Comment)

April 21, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Elections in India for even the panchayats and civic bodies are seen as political barometers. Although they are supposed to reflect local concerns, no party can afford to ignore their outcome, not least because they are all fought on political lines.

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.

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.

Kaushik Basu's remark on economic reforms receives flak from Shahid Siddiqui

April 20, 2012 at 4:37 PM

New Delhi, Apr 20 (ANI): The statement of Chief Economic Advisor Kaushik Basu in Washington that major economic reforms are unlikely before 2014 polls are attracting flak from the opposition and even the government is expressing reservation in endorsing his statement.

Kaushik Basu's remark on economic reforms receive flak from Shahid Siddiqui

April 20, 2012 at 3:33 PM

New Delhi, Apr 20 (ANI): The statement of Chief Economic Advisor Kaushik Basu in Washington that major economic reforms are unlikely before 2014 polls are attracting flak from the opposition and even the government is expressing reservation in endorsing his statement.

FIFA appoints 84 officials for London Olympic football

April 20, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Geneva, April 20 (IANS) The FIFA Referees Committee has confirmed the appointment of 84 officials from 36 countries to officiate at the 2012 London Olympic football tournaments.

FIFA appoints 84 officials for London Olympic football

April 20, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Geneva, April 19 (Xinhua-ANI): The FIFA Referees Committee has confirmed Thursday the appointment of 84 officials from 36 countries to officiate at the 2012 London Olympic football tournaments.

Mukut Mithi named APCC President

April 19, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Itanagar, Apr 19 (ANI): Rajya Sabha member Mukut Mithi was today chosen as the President of Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC).

Defeat in Delhi civic polls a wake up call to Dikshit

April 19, 2012 at 12:37 PM

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The loss in the capital's civic polls may not cause too much worry to the Congress at the centre but it has certainly dented the impeccable record of Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit who helped the party romp home in Delhi elections thrice in a row.

Economic consensus possible if no political hostilities: Jaitley

April 18, 2012 at 10:37 PM

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Claiming that "two power centres" of United Progressive Alliance (UPA) were "not on the same page" on issues of governance, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley Wednesday said government can build an environment of economic consensus with the opposition provided there were no political hostilites.

Indian Army chief-designate conferred medal for distinguished service

April 17, 2012 at 10:13 PM

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Indian Army's chief-designate and present Eastern Army Commander Lt. Gen. Bikram Singh and vice chief Lt. Gen. Shri Krishna Singh were among senior armed forces officers conferred medals for distinguished service of the most exceptional order by President Pratibha Patil here Tuesday.

BJP to back JMM candidates if it joins NDA

April 16, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Ranchi, April 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has asked the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), its alliance partner in the Jharkhand government, to join the National Democratic Alliance, the BJP-led Opposition coalition in parliament, if it wanted support for its Rajya Sabha candidates, sources say.

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.

70 IAS officials transferred in Uttar Pradesh

April 13, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Lucknow, April 13 (IANS) In yet another major reshuffle in the Uttar Pradesh bureaucracy, the less than a month-old Samajwadi Party (SP) government Friday shifted 70 Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and 68 Provincial Civil Service (PCS) officials, a government communique said.

Gehlot faces crisis, but may survive (Rajasthan Newsletter)

April 13, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Jaipur, April 13 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot is facing vocal opposition from some Congress party colleagues over his style of functioning. But many believe he will manage to stay put, especially as assembly elections are due next year.

Give disabled children a choice, amend RTE: NAC

April 12, 2012 at 11:07 AM

New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council (NAC) wants the human resource development (HRD) ministry to amend the right to education (RTE) law to ensure that disabled children have the choice to study either in an ordinary or a special school.

Manmohan, Sonia to attend cultural event

April 10, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Chandigarh, April 10 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi will Friday attend the inaugural of the silver jubilee celebrations of zonal cultural centres in India at Panchkula town in Haryana.

Goa Congress leaders to explain poll defeat to Antony

April 10, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Panaji, April 10 (IANS) Top Congress leaders from Goa will be summoned to New Delhi to meet the high command later this week for a post-mortem of the party's thumping loss in Goa, a top Congress official said Tuesday.

Will delay in poverty survey affect food security bill?

April 10, 2012 at 4:35 PM

New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Expressing concern over delays in the poverty census, a member of the Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council (NAC) has asked the government if it could affect implementation of the proposed Food Security Act.

India, Qatar sign agreements to boost ties in economic, legal sectors

April 9, 2012 at 8:41 PM

New Delhi, Apr 9 (ANI): India and Qatar on Monday signed agreements in the field of energy, culture, education, finance and legal to strengthen the bilateral ties between the two nations.

India, Qatar sign oil pact, discuss Indians' welfare

April 9, 2012 at 8:02 PM

New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) India and energy-rich Qatar, home to half a million Indians, Monday sealed six agreements in diverse areas, including an overarching pact on cooperation in oil and gas exploration.

Emir of Qatar gets ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan

April 9, 2012 at 1:29 PM

New Delhi, Apr 9 (ANI): A ceremonial reception was accorded to Qatar's Emir Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani at the Rashtrapati Bhawan here this morning.

EMIR OF QATAR ARRIVES IN NEW DELHI

April 9, 2012 at 10:18 AM

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Sumptuous spread at PM's luncheon for Zardari

April 8, 2012 at 6:10 PM

New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) It was a Sunday feast in the best of non-vegetarian and vegetarian cuisine that was on offer at the lunch hosted by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for visiting Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari.

Sonia skips Manmohan, Zardari luncheon meet at 7 RCR

April 8, 2012 at 1:53 PM

New Delhi, Apr 8 (ANI): Congress President has reportedly skipped the luncheon meeting hosted by Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh in honour of the visiting Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardarai at the former's official residence, 7 Race Course Road.

Antony to review the party debacle in Punjab and Goa

April 8, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Union Defence Minister A. K. Antony will head the panel, which looks into the Congress defeat in Punjab and Goa.

Antony panel to look into poll debacle in Punjab, Goa

April 7, 2012 at 8:49 PM

New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) After a review of its performance in Uttar Pradesh by party general secretary Rahul Gandhi, the Congress has formed a panel headed by Defence Minister A.K. Antony to go into the causes of the party's defeat in Punjab and Goa and its lackadaisical performance in Uttarakhand where it failed to get a majority on its own.

Samajwadi leader Azam Khan lashes out at Imam Bukhari for seeking election ticket for kin

April 7, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Rampur (Uttar Pradesh), Apr.7 (ANI): Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan on Saturday lashed out at the Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid and Muslim community leader Syed Imam Bukhari for seeking a Rajya Sabha ticket for his relatives in Uttar Pradesh.

Congress, BJP ask PM to raise Saeed Hafiz issue with Zardari

April 7, 2012 at 5:14 PM

New Delhi, Apr.7 (ANI): The Congress Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday demanded that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ask for strict action against Lashkar-e-Toiba founder and 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks plotter Hafiz Saeed when he meets Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari on Sunday.

Ignoring opposition protests, Andhra transfers police official

April 6, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Hyderabad, April 6 (IANS) Ignoring protests by opposition parties and objection by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) chief, the Congress government in Andhra Pradesh Friday went ahead with the transfer of a police official who was probing a liquor pay-off scandal allegedly involving some ministers.

Did loud mouth ministers script Congress debacle in UP?

April 6, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Lucknow, April 6 (IANS) Did loud mouth central ministers script the Congress debacle in the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls?

Fast-track LOC trade, travel: Mufti Sayeed

April 6, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Jammu, April 6 (IANS) Ahead of Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari's visit to New Delhi, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and main opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) leader Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said Friday there was lack of progress on cross Line of Control (LOC) trade and travel.

Jewellers hint at calling off strike after meeting with Pranab

April 6, 2012 at 6:58 PM

New Delhi, Apr 6 (ANI): Representatives of Jewellers associations on Friday hinted towards ending their 21-day strike after meeting the Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee.

Jewellers suspended 21-days strike till May 10

April 6, 2012 at 6:53 PM

A section of agitated jewellers today called off 21-days old strike after getting assurance from Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and UPA president Sonia Gandhi, who invited union leaders for talk.......

Andhra opposition protests transfer of official probing liquor scandal

April 6, 2012 at 4:57 PM

Hyderabad, April 6 (IANS) Opposition parties in Andhra Pradesh Friday asked Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy to revoke the transfer of a police official who was probing the liquor pay-off scandal allegedly involving some ministers.

Jewellers end strike on promise of duty roll back

April 6, 2012 at 3:13 PM

New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Jewellers across India Friday called off their 21-day strike after being assured of duty roll back from Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

Congress says to consider about the jewellers demands

April 6, 2012 at 11:47 AM

There is a chance that the shining of the gems and jewellery industries could be come back.

Pranab Mukherjee to meet protesting jewelers

April 6, 2012 at 11:13 AM

New Delhi, Apr 6 (ANI): Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has convened a meeting with jewellery manufacturer representatives of major cities here today to address their concerns over the increase in import duty on gold and excise duty on unbranded jewellery in the Budget for 2012-13.

MCD polls have lost their carnival spirit: Contestants

April 5, 2012 at 4:00 PM

New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The civic elections in Delhi have lost their carnival spirit, feel many political parties and candidates, due to the state election commission's strict code of conduct which has banned poster campaigns and restricted the use of loudspeakers and the sale of liquor.

Qatar Emir to pay state visit to India

April 4, 2012 at 7:53 PM

New Delhi, Apr 4 (ANI): Qatar Emir Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani will pay a state visit to India from April 8 to 10 at the invitation of President Pratibha Devisingh Patil.

President Patil confers civilian awards to eminent personalities in Delhi

April 4, 2012 at 7:53 PM

New Delhi, Apr 4 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil presented civilian awards to eminent personalities at a ceremony here on Wednesday.

President honours 50 personalities from Padma Awards today

April 4, 2012 at 6:41 PM

President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on April 04 conferred the prestigious Padma Awards to 50 eminent personalities including late cartoonist Mario Miranda, actors Dharmendra and Shabana Azmi......

Rahul to review UP poll results Friday

April 3, 2012 at 4:32 PM

New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Having taken responsibility for the Congress' dismal performance in last month's Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi will review the results with party leaders Friday to work out a strategy for the 2014 general elections.

Three million urban poor to get shelters

April 3, 2012 at 4:32 PM

New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Focussing on the lack of a policy for around three million urban homeless, the Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council (NAC) has asked the government to build shelters for them in all cities and towns in the 12th Five Year Plan period from 2012-13 to 2016-17.

Mel B 'photoshopped' in latest 'Dancing With the Stars' publicity pics

April 3, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Melbourne, Apr 3 (ANI): A new publicity photo of 'Dancing with the Stars' hostess Mel 'Scary Spice' Brown has sparked allegations that the image has been photoshopped.

JEWELLERS ACROSS INDIA PROTEST AGAINST EXCISE DUTY HIKE ON GOLD

April 2, 2012 at 9:20 PM

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Kiran Bedi wants electoral reforms, says political system 'mired in corruption'

April 2, 2012 at 12:05 PM

New Delhi, Apr 2 (ANI): Former Indian Police Service (IPS) officer and social activist Kiran Bedi has accused all political parties of delaying the introduction of an electoral reforms bill to cleanse the country's political system which she says is 'mired in corruption'.

Coalitions have their compulsions: Azad

April 1, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Jammu, April 1(IANS) Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Sunday that coalition governments are laden with compulsions and are not easy to run.

I am not commercialising Ashtanga yoga, says Oz model

April 1, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Melbourne, Apr 1 (ANI): Sonia Tudor Jones, a Sydney-born former Australian model, has revealed that she is unashamed about wanting to bring ultra-intense Ashtanga yoga to the masses and is rejecting claims that she is turning the discipline into an overly-commercialised form of "McYoga".

UP jewellers protest duty hike

March 31, 2012 at 1:58 AM

Lucknow, March 31 (IANS) Business across the state was crippled Friday as jewellers in Uttar Pradesh observed a shutdown in protest of the central government's decision to hike excise, custom duty on gold jewellery and tax deduction on transaction of over Rs.2 lakhs.

Army chief sounds conciliatory, BJP demands Antony quit

March 30, 2012 at 10:22 PM

New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Amid controversy over the alleged bribe offer in purchase of vehicles and his claims of gaps in India's defence preparedness, army chief Gen. V.K. Singh Friday sounded conciliatory, blaming 'rogue elements' for differences with the government even as the Bharatiya Janata Party demanded Defence Minister A.K. Antony's resignation for 'mishandling' the issue.

BEML head hits out at army for targeting Tatra trucks

March 30, 2012 at 8:14 PM

New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Stung by army headquarters' snide remarks again Tatra trucks, defence public sector BEML chief V.R.S. Natarajan Friday hit out at its detractors, saying he felt "very sad" that the vehicle is being targeted despite being the only such in the world and on which the whole army's strategic assets move.

Antony says he acted on BEML irregularities

March 30, 2012 at 5:51 PM

New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Friday said he had acted on complaints against defence public sector firm BEML a day after receiving complaints of irregularities forwarded to him on behalf of Congress president Sonia Gandhi in October 2009.

Complaints against BEML being looked into by vigilance authorities

March 30, 2012 at 5:51 PM

New Delhi, Mar 30 (ANI): The Ministry of Defence (MoD) today said that Defence Minister A K Antony had asked the Secretary (Defence Production) in October 2009 to look into the various issues raised against the public sector BEML by Congress leader D Hanumanthappa.

BJP seeks Antony's resignation

March 30, 2012 at 5:43 PM

New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) In further friction over Army chief Gen. V.K. Singh's disclosure that he was offered a bribe to allow sub-standard Tatra trucks, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday demanded the resignation of Defence Minister A.K. Antony but the Congress dismissed it as perverse.

Congress mulling organisational changes in UP, Punjab

March 30, 2012 at 3:13 PM

New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Keen to put its house in order in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh after the assembly poll debacle, the Congress leadership is mulling organisational changes in the two states and contemplating ways to energise workers for upcoming electoral battles in Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat and Karnataka.

Amid Srinagar's tulips, Omar confident of peaceful summer

March 29, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Srinagar, March 29 (IANS) Hoping for a peaceful summer like last year, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday said unless militants abjured violence, incidents like the killing of five guerrillas by security forces would continue.

Complete Sethusamudram project at earliest: DMK

March 29, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Chennai, March 29 (IANS) Union ministers and MPs belonging to the DMK Thursday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi to implement the Sethusamudram project at the earliest.

'Stressful' medical tests may reduce memory

March 28, 2012 at 4:32 PM

Washington, Mar 28 (ANI): When we test older adults in a medical or research setting, it generates a stress response that hampers their memory, a new study has revealed.

Kashmiri Sikhs protest against Rajoana's hanging

March 28, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Jammu/Srinagar, March 28 (IANS) Sikhs in Jammu and Kashmir Wednesday joined their counterparts in Punjab to protest Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) terrorist Balwant Singh Rajoana's hanging scheduled for Saturday.

UP politicians rally behind bullion traders

March 26, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Lucknow, March 26 (IANS) With bullion traders across Uttar Pradesh going on an indefinite strike Monday against the service tax proposed by union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on non-branded gold items and jewellery, politicians from all parties rallied behind the traders and assured them of all help.

Budget has dampened growth prospects: Arun Jaitley

March 26, 2012 at 6:24 PM

New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Slamming the union budget as lacking in potential, Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley Monday said the budget has dampened the prospects of economic growth and taken the nation back to the pre-liberalisation era.

Bangladesh to felicitate Indian defence officers

March 26, 2012 at 4:40 PM

New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Four decades after Bangladesh came into being, Dhaka will formally recognise the role played by Indian armed forces during the 1971 war, popularly called the Bangladesh Liberation War.

Rich haul of medals for India in Asian Women's Boxing

March 25, 2012 at 6:08 PM

New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) India's women boxers M.C. Mary Kom and L. Sarita Devi bagged gold as the team Sunday finished with a rich haul of two gold, four silver and two bronze medals at the sixth Asian Women's Championship at Ulaanbatar in Mongolia.

About 70 percent of India is poor: Top adviser

March 25, 2012 at 11:36 AM

New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Debunking the government's claim that the number of poor in India has come down, a top adviser has claimed that around 70 percent of the country's 1.2 billion population is poor, and stressed the need for a multi-dimensional assessment of poverty.

Using internet most risky for middle-class kids

March 24, 2012 at 6:00 PM

London, March 24 (IANS) Children belonging to middle-class families are more likely to be harmed by using internet in comparison to those living in poorer households, a British study has found.

Middle class kids at greater risk of being harmed from Internet use

March 24, 2012 at 2:16 PM

London, March 24 (ANI): Middle-class children are more likely to be harmed by internet use than those in poorer households, a researcher has warned.

Delhi Lokayukta should answer on report: Sheila Dikshit

March 23, 2012 at 9:44 PM

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Friday downplayed the Lokayukta report to Lieutenant Governor Tejinder Khanna, which sought a review of recommendations about censuring Dikshit for allegedly misrepresenting facts about construction of residential flats ahead of the 2008 state elections, saying that only the Lokayukta could answer about the matter.

BJP holds PM, Sonia responsible for coal scam

March 22, 2012 at 8:43 PM

New Delhi, Mar 22 (ANI): Charging the Centre of being corrupt from head to toe, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday said both Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi should be held responsible for the coal scam.

BJP holds PM, Sonia responsible for coal scam

March 22, 2012 at 4:16 PM

New Delhi, Mar 22 (ANI): Charging the Centre of being corrupt from head to toe, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday said both Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi should be held responsible for the coal scam.

YSR Congress Party romps home in Kovur constituency

March 21, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Hyderabad, Mar 21 (ANI): YSR Congress President, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, on Wednesday described the Kovur result as a resolute verdict given by the people against the opportunistic and unscrupulous politics.

YSR Congress Party romps home in Kovur constituency

March 21, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Hyderabad, Mar 21 (ANI): YSR Congress President, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, on Wednesday described the Kovur result as a resolute verdict given by the people against the opportunistic and unscrupulous politics.

Political crisis in U'khand 'should be considered as solved': Rawat

March 20, 2012 at 9:36 PM

New Delhi, Mar 20 (ANI): Congress leader Harish Rawat, who was upset after being ignored for the chief minister's post in Uttarakhand, on Tuesday said the political discord in the state 'should be considered as solved'.

When learning about prejudice, experience trumps instruction as kids grow up

March 20, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Washington, March 20 (ANI): For young children, instruction is one of the most powerful educational tools to learn about prejudice - but as they get closer to age 10, they begin to rely more on their own experiences rather than what people tell them.

Political crisis in U'khand 'should be considered as solved': Rawat

March 20, 2012 at 9:25 PM

New Delhi, Mar 20 (ANI): Congress leader Harish Rawat, who was upset after being ignored for the chief minister's post in Uttarakhand, on Tuesday said the political discord in the state 'should be considered as solved'.

When learning about prejudice, experience trumps instruction as kids grow up

March 20, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Washington, March 20 (ANI): For young children, instruction is one of the most powerful educational tools to learn about prejudice - but as they get closer to age 10, they begin to rely more on their own experiences rather than what people tell them.

Mukul Roy takes oath as Railway Minister

March 20, 2012 at 3:50 PM

New Delhi, Mar 20 (ANI): Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Mukul Roy was sworn-in as the Railway Minister of the country on Tuesday.

Mukul Roy takes oath as Railway Minister

March 20, 2012 at 11:09 AM

New Delhi, Mar 20 (ANI): Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Mukul Roy was sworn-in as the Railway Minister of the country on Tuesday.

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