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  • 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 […]

    Railway funds for CWG after ascertaining credentials: Mamata

    With allegations of corruption plaguing the Commonwealth Games (CWG), Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee  said Rs 100 crore promised by her ministry for the event would be given only after ascertaining “credentials” of the expenditure. “This is an important issue. Rs 100 crore was promised in the Railway Budget. But we have not yet worked out […]

    22 killed, 35 injured in bus accident in Himachal

    In the second major accident in Himachal in 24 hours at least 22 persons, including four women, were killed and thirty five injured Thursday evening when a private bus they were travelling in fell into a deep gorge at Sanai in Theog area, 45 Km from Shimla. The ill-fated bus (HP-63-0361) was on its way […]

    Rajya Sabha extended till Aug 31

    The monsoon session of Parliament has been extended till 31st August with Rajya Sabha on Thursday  deciding to sit for two more days as several bills including the Nuclear Civil Liability Bill are yet to be considered. There has been no formal decision about the extension of the Lok Sabha which could be extended by […]

    Modi’s statement not to be divulged, Teesta’s conduct deplored

    The Supreme Court  asked the Special Investigation Team (SIT) not to make public Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi’s statement in connection with post-Godhra riots and disapproved the conduct of activist Teesta Setalvad in contacting a prosecutor in one of the cases. “We direct the SIT not to divulge any information collected during the course of […]

    FAC meet to discuss recommendation of Saxena panel on Vedanta

    The Environment Ministry’s Forest Advisory Committee will meet on Friday to discuss recommendations of the N C Saxena panel report seeking ban on mining projects of UK-based Vedanta Resources in Niyamgiri Hills in Orissa citing violation of norms. Based on the FAC’s decisions, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh will subsequently take a call on the fate […]

    SCs/STs who migrate cannot claim reservation in Delhi: CAT

    Reserved category candidates belonging to other states cannot claim reservation as a matter of right in jobs in Delhi, the Central Administrative Tribunal has held. “The migrant SCs/STs do not have a right to enjoy reservation in the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD),” the Tribunal bench comprising Members S Raju and V […]

    Omar sets up committee to identify land for township

    Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday constituted a committee to identify suitable land in the periphery of the city for developing a modern township. The committee, headed by J&K principal secretary, has been asked to undertake this task within 15 days, an official spokesman said. Reviewing the on-going mega projects at a […]