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  • India wants more say for General Assembly in selection of UNSG

    India on Tuesday said the General Assembly must have a greater say in the process of selection and appointment of the United Nations Secretary General. “The (General) Assembly must have a greater say in the process of selection of the secretary general,” India’s permanent representative to the U.N. Hardeep Singh Puri said in his address […]

    Ramesh appeals US to act ‘before we are all dead’

    Maintaining that US’ response to climate change is “disappointing”, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh appealed America to better its emission reduce commitment before it was too late for the global community. Ramesh expressed deep concern about the US offer to reduce carbon emissions by 17 per cent from 2005 levels by 2020, which he said worked […]

    SC seeks earnest impementation of police reform directions

    The Supreme Court on Monday said that its directives and orders on police reforms have to be implemented earnestly and cannot be held in “limbo”. “We want all our directions to be implemented,” a special bench of Chief Justice S H Kapadia told the chief secretaries of West Bengal, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh who […]

    PM convenes meeting to discuss NAC proposal on food bill

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has convened a meeting of senior ministers on Tuesday to discuss the recommendations of the National Advisory Council on the Food Security Bill. The meeting would be attended by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, Home Minister P Chidambaram along with Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia and head of […]

    Lt Gen Lamba takes over as Army vice chief

    Lieutenant General Arvinder Singh Lamba, a senior Artillery officer with commando training on Monday took over as the Army’s vice chief. He replaces Lt Gen P C Bharadwaj, who retired on 30th November. An Alumnus of the Khadakvasla-based National Defence Academy, Lamba was commissioned into the Regiment of Artillery in June 1997 and now he […]

    UP CM inaugurates 15 projects on Ambedkar’s death anniv

    Uttar Pradesh CM Mayawati inaugurated 15 new projects, including a new park in the state capital, on the occasion of 54th death anniversary of Architect of Indian constitution Dr B R Ambedkar. “In the honour of Dr Ambedkar, who throughout his life struggled to change the system of discrimination and inequality,” Mayawati said after inaugurating […]

    SC seeks J&K govt’s stand on Centre’s package for migrants

    The Supreme Court has sought a response fromJammu and Kashmir govt on the Rs 1,618- crore special package offered by the Centre for restoring properties of and providing jobs to Kashmiri Pandits who migrated from the Valley in the wake of outbreak of militancy. The apex court, which sought the reply of the state government within […]

    TN reels under monsoon fury; death toll rises to 180

    Ten more persons died in rain- related incidents in Tamil Nadu on Monday taking the toll since the onset of the N-E Monsoon in October to 180, while heavy rains continue to batter several parts of the state. Police headquarters in Chennai said ten persons died in various districts in incidents such as electrocution, wall […]

    SIT ignored evidences: Ex-Gujarat DGP

    Former Gujarat DGP R B Sreekumar has alleged the SIT, which reportedly gave a clean chit to CM Narendra Modi in post-Godhra riot cases, was not considering “evidences” provided by him and indicated he might approach the Supreme Court on the matter. “None of the evidences provided by me have been considered by the SIT […]

    Mamata lashes at CPI(M) for campaigning against railways

    In an apparent criticism of the Left Front govt’s policy of acquisition of farmland for industries, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee has said she would ensure a revolution in railway activity but without using “guns and bulldozers”. “While setting up railway projects, it will be ensured that guns and bulldozers are not used,” she said at […]