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  • Mamata’s Lalgarh rally rocks Parliament

    Mamata Banerjee’s rally at Lalgarh rocked Parliament on Tuesday with an aggressive BJP and the Left joining hands to target the Trinamool Congress and seeking to embarrass the Centre over the Railway Minister’s alleged hobnobbing with Maoists. “Why is the Prime Minister silent? Will the Centre continue operations against Maoists after the Railway Minister’s statement […]

    CWG OC terminates Darbari’s services

     Acting on the persistent plea of the Sports Ministry, the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee on Monday terminated the services of its tainted Joint Director General T S Darbari in the wake of the corruption scandal that has rocked the event. Darbari, who had been suspended pending an inquiry after his name cropped up in alleged […]

    PM calls for report on Mumbai oil spill

     Concerned over the oil spill following collision of two cargo ships off Mumbai coast, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday called for a report from the Shipping Ministry on the incident. The Prime Minister has called for a preliminary report from the Shipping Ministry on the oil spill. Two Panamanian cargo ships – MSC Chitra […]

    US Border security bill could strain US-India tech relations

    Just ahead of the August recess Thursday, the U.S. Senate passed a $600 million border security bill introduced by Senators Chuck Schumer (D- NY) and Claire McCaskill (D- MO). The bill, according to McCaskill’s press office, will “raise fees on a handful of foreign corporations that exploit U.S. visa programs to import workers from abroad.” […]

    India set to ratify international convention on child labour

    Accelerating its fight against child labour, India is now preparing a roadmap for ratification of an international convention that prohibits child labour in hazardous occupations.  The Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) Act 1986 prohibits employment of children below 14 years of age in certain occupations and processes considered hazardous but remains silent on the agriculture […]

    US arms: India against US ‘blank cheque’ to Pak

    India has conveyed its concern to the US over arms sales to Pakistan and is against giving a “blank cheque” to Islamabad which could use the sophisticated weapons against it as it did in the past.  “We have shared our concerns with Washington. We have said all along that Pakistan cannot be given a blank […]

    Mukherjee in Dhaka with $1 bn package

    Indian Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee arrived in Dhaka on Saturday with a billion dollar credit package on a four-hour long visit, during which he will also call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Mukherjee, who is the first high-profile Indian leader to visit Bangladesh after Hasina’s tour to New Delhi in January, was accorded a red […]

    Subsidised wheat, rice to 1.5 cr more BPL families from 2nd Oct

    The government is likely to provide subsidised wheat and rice to 1.5 crore additional BPL families from 2nd October, Food and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar told the Rajya Sabha.   Replying to supplementaries during Question Hour, he said the Planning Commission will give the revised number of people living below poverty line (BPL) in a month’s […]

    Widening divide between IPL India & BPL India: Yechury

    New Delhi:Asking the UPA government not to inflict burden on the aam aadmi in the name of aam aadmi, CPM leader Sitaram Yechury on Wednesday sought a rollback of the budgetary hikes, release of extra foodgrain for the public distribution system, withdrawal of concessions to the rich and a ban on futures trading. Speaking during […]

    ‘DNA test in paternity dispute in exceptional cases’

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has held that DNA test in a paternity suit cannot be ordered by courts in a routine manner but should be directed only in exceptional cases as it would otherwise be an invasion of a person’s privacy. “In our view, when there is apparent conflict between the right to privacy […]