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  • 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 […]