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  • Sikhs have nothing to fear in Kashmir: Chidambaram

    Opposition NDA concern in Parliament over reported threats to Sikhs from militants to convert to Islam or vacate Kashmir, prompting government to give an assurance that nobody would be allowed to harm the minority community. Responding to concerns over the reported threat, Home Minister P Chidambaram said he had spoken to Jammu and Kashmir Chief […]

    Comprehensive land acquisition bill soon: Govt

    The government is formulating a comprehensive land acquisition bill that will address concerns about process of acquiring land for purposes such as setting up SEZs and compensation to be paid. Replying to supplementaries during Question Hour, Minister of State for Agriculture K V Thomas said a group of ministers (GoM) was considering a bill to […]

    Rlys suffer loss of Rs 1,000 cr due to Maoist attacks: Govt

    Maoist attacks have led to 217 disruptions in the movement of trains as a result of which the Railways have suffered a loss of Rs 1,000 crore, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee informed the Rajya Sabha on Friday. Describing the matter as “sensitive”, she said this has also led to 416 cancellation (of trains) while 70 […]

    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 […]