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  • Bihar Chief Minister offers to hold talks with Maoists

    Under pressure from Maoists who kidnapped four policemen from Lakhisarai district, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said his government was ready for talks with the ultras and assured them safe passage for the negotiations. “Who says that we are not ready for talks? We are ready for talks for securing the release of the policemen […]

    Govt to allot 2.5 MT foodgrains for BPL families

    The government on Thursday decided to release an additional 2.5 million tonnes of foodgrains to states for distribution among the poor, following a warning from the Supreme Court over rotting foodgrains. But the foodgrains would be distributed at rates prescribed for Below Poverty Line (BPL) families and not free. “The government is considering an overhaul […]

    Sonia to file nomination for Congress President’s post today

    With all indications that there will be no contest for Congress President’s post, Sonia Gandhi is expected to get elected unopposed for a record fourth term. Though Thursday is the last date for filing nominations, 63-year-old Gandhi’s unanimous re-election to the top party post seems to be a mere formality. Several sets of nomination papers […]

    EGOM to discuss SC order on foodgrain stock today

    The Empowered Group of Ministers (EGOM) on food will meet Thursday to discuss ways of implementing the Supreme Court order to distribute foodgrain ‘free’ to the poor instead of letting it rot. “The EGOM on food is meeting tomorrow,” Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee told reporters on the sidelines of an insurance summit organised by Assocham […]

    PM donates Rs 50,000 for rehabilitation of cloudburst victims

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has donated Rs 50,000 for rehabilitation of victims of the devastating cloudburst that hit Leh last month.   Dr. Singh had visited the region recently and had announced a Rs 125 crore relief packaged for cloudburst victims and said all houses destroyed by the natural calamity will be reconstructed within the […]

    Kochi Gears Up To Greet Dali Lama, To arrive on 4th

    By Mekha Mohan Kochi: It could be a pleasant surprise to all here in Kochi.  Dalai Lama, the septuagenarian spiritual leader of millions of Buddhists across the globe is scheduled to arrive in the international port city of  Kochi on September 4, 2010,  for a day.  The monk, during his brief stay in the city, […]

    Blasts rocks LoC, two IEDs recovered in Poonch

    An IED blast took place along the LoC in Poonch district where troops recovered two more explosive devices, officials said on Wednesday. Suspected militants had planted three IEDs along the LoC near Kangri post in Bagialdhara belt of Poonch district, they said, adding one of the IEDs exploded last evening. However, there was no loss […]

    PM lays foundation stone for power equipment plant

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday laid the foundation stone for the construction of a power equipment manufacturing plant, being set up as a joint venture by public sector giants NTPC and BHEL, at Mannavaram village near Tirupati. The Rs 6000 crore plant is being set up by NBPPL, the joint venture company formed by […]

    Patil in Leh to take stock of rehabilitation work

    President Pratibha Devi Singh Patil is visiting cloudburst affected Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday. President Patil will assess the ongoing relief and rehabilitation work. Civil and military officials will be briefing the President about the relief and rehabilitation operations following the cloudburst earlier this month. Patil is scheduled to visit relief camps […]

    SC reopens Bhopal Gas leak case

    The Supreme Court’s decision to examine CBI’s plea for restoration of the grave charge of culpable homicide against 1984 Bhopal gas leak case accused has been welcomed by the social activists and top law officer said his sincere efforts would be to get the petition heard by the apex court. Founder of Gas Pidit Mahila […]