Cong talks tough at core group meet on Ramdev

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev with social activist and Lokpal Bill drafting committee member Anna Hazare in New Delhi. (FILE PHOTO)   New Delhi, june 2 (Agencies): Worried over Baba Ramdev’s plan to start an indefinite fast against corruption from Saturday, Congress leaders met again on Thursday. Sources said Baba Ramdev is in discussion with a […]

RTI: Aiyar raised questions over CWG budget to PM back in 2006

New Delhi, June 2 (agencies): Scams related to Commonwealth Games 2010 might have surfaced late last year, but the then Sports Minister Mani Shankar Aiyar had raised questions over the unusual increase in the budget for the mega event as early as in 2006. In a series of letters to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh since […]

Autorickshaw driver’s son sets sights on space

VISAKHAPATNAM, May 31 (Agencies): It is sheer grit and determination which have given him the recognition as a young scientist. Proving that where there is a will there is a way, Nidrabingi Ramesh Reddy, who recently completed plus two from a city college, wants to become a space scientist notwithstanding his financial background.Son of autorickshaw […]

PM, Merkel discuss terrorism, Af-Pak

New Delhi, May 31 (PTI): Terrorism in the region and security situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan were among the host of issues discussed during the first Indo-German Inter-governmental meeting in New Delhi on Tuesday with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asserting that terrorism will have to be fought “on all fronts and not selectively“.Led by Dr. […]

‘More smokers want to quit after harsh pictorial warnings’

New Delhi, May 31 (PTI): Anti-tobacco campaigns by the government and stringent pictorial warnings on packages of smoking and chewable tobacco products seem to have increased the number of smokers in India who wish to quit smoking.  “Studies carried out after the implementation of pictorial package warnings in Brazil, Canada, Singapore and Thailand consistently show […]

IOC may hike petrol prices

NEW Delhi, may 31 (PTI): State-owned Indian Oil Corp, the nation’s largest fuel retailer, on Monday said it may hike petrol price as the steep hike of Rs 5 per litre of May 15 was not enough to cover for the cost of crude oil. “Even after the hike, we are today losing Rs 4.58 […]

Entrepreneurship and Skill programme on Motor Cycle Repair

DIMAPUR, MAY 31 (MExN): An Entrepreneurship Skill and Development Programme on Motor Cycle Repairing sponsored by Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprise conducted by Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE) Guwahati in association with Rudichulare MPCS Mokokchung concluded a 300 (three hundred) hours training Programme from 31st March to 30th May 2011 with 30 (thirty) […]

ICICI Bank leading in front

Kohima, May 28 (MExN): ICICI Bank, India’s largest private sector bank, is ranked at the 53rd position in the league of world’s 100 most valuable brands compiled by global brands agency Millward Brown becoming the only Indian brand to feature in the list. With a brand value of USD 14.9 billion, this is the second […]

India in world’s most difficult neighbourhood: PC

US Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, left, and Indian Home Minister P. Chidambaram look on during a joint press conference in New Delhi, May 27. The United States and India have pledged to boost their efforts in counterterrorism, intelligence sharing and cybersecurity. (AP Photo)   New Delhi, May 27 (Agencies): Home Minister P Chidambaram […]

Hazare warns govt against doing ‘hanky panky’ with Lokpal bill

BANGALORE, may 27 (PTI): Anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare today warned the government that if it did “something hanky panky” with the Lokpal bill he would again undertake a fast-unto-death. “If the Jan Lokpal bill becomes a law, it will eradicate corruption 60-70%. It will lay the foundation for total eradication of corruption,” he said addressing […]