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  • Talks process with ULFA to begin by December: Gogoi

    Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday said that the peace process between the Assam government and the banned ULFA is likely to begin in December. Describing as “positive” his meeting between peace interlocutor P C Haldar and incarcerated top ULFA leaders in the Guwahati Central Jail yesterday, Gogoi told reporters “I am hopeful that we […]

    Bachchan, Ramanaidu receive national film awards

    Star quotient ruled the National Film Awards presentation ceremony on Friday as superstar Amitabh Bachchan and a host of Bollywood and regional cinema achievers were honoured by President Pratibha Patil in New Delhi. Veteran producer D Ramanaidu was conferred with the Dada Saheb Phalke award. Except veteran musician Illyaraja, who bagged the award for his […]

    Infiltration level at LoC going up: Raju

    The Government on Friday said that the infiltration attempts at the Line of Control are going up but security measures have been put in place to stop them. “I think it is an ongoing effort from across the border to keep infiltrating but I think as anticipated the level of infiltration has been going up,” […]

    J&K receives season’s first snowfall

    Higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir received first snowfall of this season bringing the temperature down. The tourist spots of Gulmarg and Sonamarg received 6 inches of snow. Srinagar-Kargil road has also been closed for the traffic due to snow accumulation on Zojila Pass. The traffic on Sringar – Jammu national highway is plying despite […]

    Hurriyat leader Geelani faces shoe protest in New Delhi

    A shoe was thrown towards hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani at a function in New Delhi on Thursday as a group of people, including Kashmiri Pandits, staged a strong protest against his presence. The protestors, shouting slogans like ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ and ‘Vande Mataram’, created ruckus at the convention on ‘Azaadi — […]

    New IIT campuses should be ready by 2014: Sibal

    All the new eight Indian Institute of Technologies (IITs) established over the last three years have been asked to have their campuses ready by 2014 even as the government was mulling increasing the funds allocated for the purpose. HRD Minister Kapil Sibal, who chaired a meeting of the directors and chairmen of the new institutes […]

    SC lays down parameters for live-in partner’s maintenance

    A woman in a live-in relationship is not entitled to maintenance unless she fulfils certain parameters, the Supreme Court held on Thursday while observing that merely spending weekends together or a one night stand would not make it a domestic relationship. A bench comprising Justices Markandey Katju and T S Thakur said that in order […]

    PM for comprehensive political solution in J&K: Padgaonkar

    The Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh has favoured a comprehensive political resolution of the situation in Jammu and Kashmir which has defied a solution for over 60 years. This was stated by the interlocutors after their meeting with the Prime Minister Thursday morning. Lead interlocutor Dileep Padgaonkar said the panel was hugely impressed by the […]

    First phase of polling in Bihar ends peacefully, 54% turnout

    An estimated 54 percent of the 1.07 crore voters exercised their franchise on Thursday in 47 of the 243 seats in the first phase of the Bihar Assembly elections which passed off by and large peacefully amid tight security. Over 150 persons were arrested for indulging in electoral malpractices and trying to disturb polling, Director […]

    K’taka issue: HC reserves orders on rebel BJP MLAs’ case

    The Karnataka High Court on Thursday reserved its orders on petitions filed by 11 rebel BJP MLA’s challenging their disqualification, prolonging the suspense in the legal battle with a bearing on the B S Yeddyurappa government. Judge V G Sabhahit heard the arguments from the counsels of the petitioners and Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa […]