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PM announces merging of OCI, PIO cards

New Delhi, January 8 (Agencies): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday announced merging of the Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) and the Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) cards into a single facility to simplify visa-free entry and participation of Indian…

Pakistan yet to decide on resuming onion exports to India

ISLAMABAD, January 8 (Agencies): Pakistan is yet to decide on India’s request for resumption of onion exports through the Wagah land border crossing after it was banned earlier this week to stabilise prices in domestic markets.Indian High Commissioner Sharat Sabharwal…

The PM is safe; NRI delegates be damned

NEW DELHI, January 8 (TNN): Many NRIs attending the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas conference were left frustrated and fuming on Saturday morning as they were not allowed to enter the hall where Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was speaking.As there was hardly…

Telangana Cong MPs’ ultimatum to Sonia

A stray dog runs in front of students demanding the creation of a separate Telangana state during a demonstration at Osmania University in Hyderabad, India, Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011. A committee set-up in February 2010 to study the demands for…

Binayak sentence looks like miscarriage of justice: Amartya

New Delhi, January 8 (PTI): Coming out in support of Binayak Sen, Nobel Laureate economist Amartya Sen said here on Saturday that the life sentence given to the doctor-activist looks like a “miscarriage of justice”. Mr. Sen also hoped that…

India-Pakistan Foreign Secys to meet in Bhutan

Islamabad, January 8 (PTI): Foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan will meet on the sidelines of an upcoming SAARC Council of Ministers meeting in Bhutan to explore ways to take forward the stalled peace process between the two countries, official…

CPM playing politics of killing and terror, says Mamata

Trinamool Congress party chief and Indian Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee addresses her supporters during a public meeting in Calcutta.( AP File Photo)   Kolkata, January 8 (Agencies): Politics of the macabre bared its ugly face in West Bengal on Friday…

Pranab asks CMs to crack down on hoarders

File photo shows a truck carrying onions from Pakistan entering India at the Wagah border post near Amritsar. Pakistan banned onion exports on Thursday to cool domestic prices.   New Delhi, January 7 (PTI): Under attack for inability to control…

Facing ban, BlackBerry looks to buy time in India

New Delhi, January 7 (Agencies): BlackBerry has asked for 18-24 months to provide a complete solution for interception of its Enterprise Mail, but with a condition that its services would not be banned, a guarantee that the government declined to…

Honda to launch new face-lifted Accord next month

Mumbai, January 7 (Agencies): The Indian unit of Japanese auto giant Honda is gearing-up to launch the new 2011 Honda Accord in the Indian market, next month. The new generation Honda Accord carries a minor face-lift, offering it a bold…

India to replace US as second largest economy by 2050: report

New Delhi, January 7 (Agencies): India is poised to overtake the USA and emerge as the World’s second largest economy on purchasing power parity basis by 2050 and has the potential to supersede China to the top spot, says a…

2G spectrum scam loss figures erroneous: Kapil Sibal

NEW Delhi, January 7 (Agencies): Government on Friday rejected CAG estimates of losses of Rs 1.76 lakh on account of allocation of 2G spectrum to telecom operators saying it “had no basis and was utterly erroneous”. “We are extremely pained…