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  • Commonwealth Games will be a proud moment for India: PM

    Asking people to treat the Commonwealth Games as a national festival, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday exuded confidence that the country will successfully host the October event, preparations for which have been plagued by controversies. “The Commonwealth Games will start in Delhi after about one-and-a-half months. This will be a proud moment for the whole […]

    Abjure violence, come for talks: PM to Naxals

    In a fresh bid to bring the Maoists to the table, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday appealed to them to abjure violence, come forward for talks and to join hands with the government for accelerated social and economic growth in the backward areas. “We will deal firmly with those who resort to violence. I […]

    Intensified security vigil in Delhi on the eve of I-day

    Thousands of gun-totting security personnel were onDelhi streets on Saturday keeping a hawk-eye vigil to pre-empt any terrorist strike on the eve of Independence Day celebrations. An impregnable ground-to-air security apparatus has been put in place in the capital, especially near Red Fort where Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will unfurl the tri-colour and address the nation […]

    Gill announces ex-gratia relief for Leh flash flood victims

    Union Sports Minister M S Gill expressed grief over the loss of life and property in the flash floods in Leh in Jammu and Kashmir and announced an ex-gratia relief of Rs 20 lakhs to be spent on those in distress. He announced the relief from his MPLAD Funds. “Leh, and villages, in the Valley have had […]

    President inagurates Nehru Boat Race in Alappuzha

    President Pratibha patil on Saturday enjoyed the panoramic beauty of Kerala’s backwaters and the sporting spirit of the villagers as the chief guest at the annual Negur Trophy Boat Race held at Punnamada lake near Alappuzha. In a brief inaugural address before the 58th edition of the country’s premier water sporting event, Patil said the […]

    Bill to replace MCI board with panel of doctors

    A bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Friday to amend the Medical Council of India Act to replace the existing board of the MCI, facing corruption charges, with a seven-member panel of eminent doctors. The corruption-ridden MCI, set up 76 years ago to regulate medical education in the country, has already been dissolved […]

    Congress Core group meets on CWG controversy

    Concerned over controversies surrounding the Commonwealth Games, Congress top brass including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and party chief Sonia Gandhi met in New Delhi on Friday to discuss a mechanism to supervise the event in the wake of corruption charges. With the Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi in the eye of a storm following allegations, […]

    ED looking at QBR money trail leading to London firm

    Widening its probe into alleged financial irregularities in the Commonwealth Games, the Enforcement Directorate is looking at the source and gateways through which payment was made for the Queens Baton Relay in London last October. The ED has scrutinised the bid documents that led to the awarding of the work of arranging display services to […]

    Report on N liability bill to be tabled on Wednesday

    Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science and Technology voiced confidence that the report on the nuclear liability bill will be tabled in Parliament on Wednesday, despite differences among members “I am fully confident that the Standing Committee will be able to give the report on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damages Bill (2010) to the government by […]

    61 Explosive-laden Trucks Go Missing in India

    Some 61 trucks loaded with over 300 tons of explosives have gone missing in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, a senior police official said Friday. “The trucks were sent from a state-owned factory, Rajasthan Explosives and Chemicals Limited, in Dholpur to a private company called Ganesh Explosives in the state’s Sagar district. But […]