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  • Fund utilisation under SSA satisfactory: Govt

    Foreign funds makes up for six per cent of total allocation for the ambitious Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) programme, Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal informed the Rajya Sabha. Replying to supplementaries during Question Hour, he said fund utilisation under the SSA has been satisfactory. In 2009-10, Rs 12,781.07 crore were released by the Centre […]

    Govt approves Rs 1,479 cr road proj in Jharkhand

    The government on Friday approved Rs 1,479 crore project in Jharkhand under the National Highways Development Project (NHDP). “The Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure (CCI) today approved the implementation of the project of four laning of Ranchi-Rargaon-Jamshedpur section of NH-33 from 113.73 km to 277.50 km in the state of Jharkhand under NHDP Phase III,” an […]

    HC refuses to stay trial against Sajjan Kumar in riots case

    The Delhi High Court on Friday refused to stay the trial against senior Congress leader and former MP Sajjan Kumar in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case in which six persons were killed. Justice A K Pathak declined the plea of Kumar, against whom the charges of murder and rioting were framed by a lower court, […]

    Protests in Sopore, one dead

    Stone-pelting protestors clashed with security forces in Sopore town of north Kashmir, forcing CRPF to open fire in which one person succumbed to his injuries. Police said that CRPF troops of 177 battalion were attacked by the stone-pelting mob when they were withdrawing after performing their duties at Chinkipora, Sopore, 55 kms from Srinagar, on […]

    11 Manipur ultras arrested in city

    In a major breakthrough, Guwahati police nabbed eleven top Manipur based United National Liberation Front (UNLF) personnel, including a lieutenant colonel and two lady ultras from the city. The UNLF ultras had set up a centre by renting various houses in Dispur, Madgharia and Geetnagar areas of the city, Senior Superintendent of Police P C […]

    Nation pay homage to Rajiv Gandhi on his 66th Birth Anniversary

    The Nation pay homage to the Late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 66th Birth Anniversary today. A series of function are being organised across the country to mark the day. President Mrs. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, Vice-President Mr. Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Mrs. Sonia Gandhi went to the Samadhi […]

    Rajya Sabha passes bill for new law to regulate foreign contributions

    The Rajya Sabha  passed a bill paving way for a new law to regulate foreign contributions and hospitality by individuals and organisations. The bill is important in the wake of changed internal security environment and large fund flow. Replying to the debate on Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Bill 2006, the Home Minister P Chidambarm said that […]

    Investigate corruption charges against CWG: Fennell

    All allegations of corruption against Delhi Commonwealth Games organisers should be probed, CGF chief Mike Fennell said on Thursday as he wrapped up a two-day inspection of the venues by identifying some areas of concern which need to be addressed immediately. Fennell said that the CGF has left it on the Indian authorities to investigate […]

    Prez emphasises on the need to promote Mathematics

    President Pratibha Patil  stressed on the need for promotion of mathematics studies among the youth, saying the subject inculcated the habit of rational thought and promoted scientific temper. Inaugurating the nine-day International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre on Thursday, the President said the need for understanding mathematics was necessary in […]

    Ansari confers 1st national photo awards to 4 photojournalists

    Vice President Hamid Ansari  conferred four eminent photojournalists, including India’s first lady photojournalist Homai Vyarwalla, with Life-Time Achievement awards. Homai Vyarawalla and Delhi-based S Paul won the lifetime achievement awards by Photojournalists while Benu Sen, author of the famous publication ‘Art of Photography’, and K G Maheshwari from Mumbai bagged the honours in the Pictorialists […]