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  • Badal for linkages between two Punjabs

    Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has favoured establishment of linkages between Punjab regions in both India and Pakistan for mutual socio-economic development and prosperity. “There is need to establish linkages, in particular, infrastructural, between two Punjabs with the consent of both Indian and Pakistani governments,” he said at an interactive session in Chandigarh on Saturday. […]

    Nirupama meets Hillary: Convey’s Concerns on H1B

    India has conveyed its concerns to the US over the H1B visa fee hike and exchanged views on issues like UNSC expansion and nuclear liability bill during Nirupama Rao’s talks with top American officials focussing on President  Obama’s November visit to India. Rao’s meetings with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, National Security Adviser Gen (Retd) […]

    Obama to meet Chinese, Japanese leaders in New York next week

    US President Barack Obama is slated to meet Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabo and Japanese leader Kan Naoto next week amid Sino-Japan tensions over claims to some Island in East China Sea. Obama will meet the two leaders on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session in New York next week, the White House […]

    Fake stamp paper case; Telgi gets 7 yrs Jail

    A special court on Saturday sentenced prime accused Abdul Karim Telgi to seven years of rigorous imprisonment in a 2001 case relating to the multi-crore fake stamp paper scam. Special Court Judge Chandrashekhar Patil sentenced 16 other accused to five years rigorous imprisonment each. Telgi was also imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 each for […]

    AFSPA an enabling provision, not arbitrary: Army Chief

    Amid a raging debate on dilution of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act and its partial withdrawal from Kashmir, Army Chief Gen V K Singh said the AFSPA was an “enabling provision” and not “arbitrary”. The army has given its views on the issue and the government will take the “correct decision”, he said. Gen […]

    Moderate Quake Rocks North Sulawesi, Indonesia

    A moderate earthquake measuring 5. 5 on the Richter scale struck off North Sulawesi in Indonesia on Saturday, the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said. The U.S. Geological Survey reported on its website that a 5.2 magnitude earthquake hit the North Sulawesi region. The quake occurred at 02:34 a.m. Jakarta time Saturday (1934 GMT Friday) with […]

    Taliban strike as Afghan goes to polls

    Afghanistan began voting for a new parliament on Saturday after a flurry of insurgent rocket attacks, with security forces on full alert following Taliban threats to derail the high-stakes election. The vote is the latest step in a US-led process to bring democracy to the impoverished and deeply conservative Muslim country ravaged by 30 years […]

    Govt to provide 500 crore rupees to drought-hit WB, Bihar & Jharkhand

    Food and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar today said, the government will provide 500 crore rupees to drought-hit West Bengal, Bihar and Jharkhand for extending a subsidy on diesel, farmers use to power their water pump-sets. Speaking at a conference on the Rabi crop season in New Delhi, Mr Pawar said, every farmer will get 500 […]

    India rejects Pak’s “gratuitous” statement on J&K

    India on Friday hit back at Pakistan rejecting as “gratuitous” its statements on Jammu and Kashmir, saying they amounted to interference in the internal affairs of the country. It asked Islamabad to take effective action against infiltration from across the LoC and dismantle terror infrastructure there as it is the people of the state who […]