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  • FM says, spread of Left-Wing Extremism in some of more backward areas a matter of concern

    Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has said that he is concerned over the spread of Left-Wing Extremism in some of the more backward areas of the economy. Calling Naxalism the “biggest threat” to peace and security in the country, Mr Mukherjee asked the CRPF to handle the situation with sensitivity. Addressing the 71st annual parade of […]

    Centre to introduce a new Bill in Budget Session of Parliament

    Law Minister Veerappa Moily has said that the Centre will introduce a new law to set guidelines on acquisition of farm land for industrial and other commercial purposes. He said, the law will ensure that lands are purchased at prevailing market rates. The Minister said, the draft law has been prepared and it will be […]

    Keep four per cent vacancies reserved for SBC in government jobs

    In Rajasthan, the state government has taken an important decision to keep four per cent vacancies reserved for Specially Backward Classes, SBCs, including Gujjars, in government jobs. In a Cabinet meeting in Jaipur on Tuesday, it was decided that the word “Notionally Reserved” will be replaced by “Reserved”. Briefing media persons, state Home Minister Shanti […]

    Smooth flight operations at IGI airport

    Flight operations at the IGI airport in New Delhi remained normal for the second day on Wednesday due to absence of dense fog. Though the airport witnessed fog at night and in the morning but the runway visibility was good enough for smooth operations and there were no cancellations or diversion of flight, an airport […]

    HC orders to sealing of Sanjay Dutt’s property

    Actor Sanjay Dutt received a major jolt from the Bombay high court as it ordered to seal his property. Film Producer Shakeel Noorani had moved the Bombay High court against Sanjay Dutt for abandoning his film ‘Jaan ki baazi’ mid way. Noorani has claimed that the film which was launched in 2002 was abandoned by […]

    India, S Lanka to hold Annual Defence Dialogue from 2011

    India and Sri Lanka have agreed to hold a formal Annual Defence Dialogue beginning in 2011 for which an invitation has been extended to the Sri Lankan Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. The decision was taken at the defence secretary level talks on Monday. The two sides were led by Indian Defence Secretary Pradeep Kumar and […]

    India releases 76 Pakistani prisoners

    In a goodwill gesture India released 76 Pakistani prisoners, 53 of them fishermen lodged in various jails in the country on Monday. The BSF handed over them to PAK Rangers at JCP ATTARI. Apart from fishermen from jails of Gujrat they were released from Agra, Jammu Kashmir, Delhi, Amritsar, West Bengal and Allahabad. All of […]

    Cong MPs end fast as govt withdraws all cases against students

    Congress MPs from Telangana on Tuesday called off their hunger strike as Andhra Pradesh govt announced it would withdraw all cases against pro-statehood students and other protesters in connection with the agitations for and against bifurcation of the state. Just 30 hours after the party MPs from the region launched an indefinite hunger-strike on the […]

    No question of disrespecting National Flag: Naveen

    Facing flak from opposition parties for allegedly insulting the National Tricolor, Orissa CM Naveen Patnaik has said he had not shown any ‘disrespect’ to it. “As far as I am concerned there is absolutely no question of showing any disrespect to our National Flag,” he told reporters at the sidelines of a function in Bhubaneswar […]

    India, Pak should have free info flow: Pranab

    Favouring free flow of information between India and Pakistan, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has said some progress has been made about visa restrictions but still there are hindrances which can be addressed. “There should be a free flow of information. Naturally when I am suggesting that there should be free flow of information sometimes the […]