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  • Centre sets up panel to probe charges against Posco

    In further trouble for South Korean giant Posco, the Centre on Wednesday set up a four-member panel to probe alleged forest rights violations at the multinational’s proposed steel plant in Jagatsinghpur in Orissa. “We have constituted a fact-finding team headed by former Environment Secretary Meena Gupta to probe the violation of the tribal rights under […]

    Govt to sell additional 30 LT of fooodgrains to APL families

    The government on Wednesday said it will provide an additional 30 lakh tonnes of wheat and rice through ration shops to families above poverty line and export three lakh tonnes of foodgrain to Nepal and Bangladesh. Informing decisions of an Empowered Group of Ministers, that met on July 26, Food and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar […]

    Truckers to go on indefinite strike from 6th Aug

    Truckers on Tuesday said 60 lakh trucks will go off the road across the country from 6th August in an indefinite strike to press for a relook of the toll policy and lower toll tax. “We have decided to proceed on indefinite strike from 6th August opposing the present hefty toll charges levied on vehicles, […]

    Monsoon session set for stormy start

    The plunge in relations between the Government and BJP has set the stage for a stormy start to the Monsoon session of Parliament beginning  Monday but issues like Hindu terror and developments in Gujarat may give the treasury benches a respite from a combined opposition assault. BJP has given all indications of a confrontation and […]

    PM for holistic development programme for Naxal-hit areas

    Seeking the cooperation of States in dealing with Left-wing extremism, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday asked the Planning Commission to design a holistic development programme for Naxal-affected areas. He said the development programmes must be aligned with the special circumstances in these states. “I have asked the Planning Commission to design a holistic development […]

    Fixed four-year tenure for Cabinet Secretary

    The Cabinet Secretary would hereafter have a fixed tenure of four years, a move that would benefit incumbent K M Chandrasekhar. A meeting of the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday approved the change in the service rules governing the office of the Cabinet Secretary, official sources said. 62-year-old Chandrasekhar, who […]

    Govt sanctions funds for unique identity numbers

    Government has sanctioned funds for the second phase of the ambitious scheme to allocate unique identity numbers to 10 crore of the country’s population. The Cabinet Committee on Unique Identification Authority of India, at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday, approved the commencement of Phase II of the scheme at an […]

    India asks Pak to act against terror outfits based on confession of Headley

    Islamabad: The External Affairs Minister, Mr. S.M. Krishna has pledged to begin a new journey in improving relations with Pakistan .He however made it clear that Islamabad needed to act on confessions by terror master David Coleman Headley on the Mumbai terror attack. Speaking to Media soon after arriving for talks in Islamabad with his […]

    Jailed Tareq Aziz handed over to Iraqis: lawyer

    Iraq’s jailed ex-deputy Prime Minister Tareq Aziz has been handed over by the US military to the Iraqi authorities, his lawyer said Wednesday, warning that his client’s life is “in danger now.” “The American side handed over Aziz and other detainees to the Iraqi side on Tuesday night,” Amman-based lawyer Badie Aref told. “Aziz called […]

    Top US commander pushes to blacklist Haqqani network

    New top US commander in Afghanistan is pushing hard to get Haqqani network listed as terrorist organisation, a move that could be a setback to Pakistan military which is striving to involve the group in Afghan reconciliation. General David H Patraeus took up the issue with President Barack Obama’s top aides on Afghanistan and Pakistan […]