Census’11: Transgenders prepare to be counted

New Delhi, January 10 (Agencies): When census officials hit the road for the mammoth task of counting the billion plus people, transgenders will ensure they are counted for the first time ever, after the government decided on their inclusion in the 2011 population count as a separate category. Transgenders’ addition in the census process in […]

‘Ajmer blast carried out to deter Hindus from dargah visit’

New Delhi, January 10 (PTI): The 2007 Ajmer Shariff blast was carried out to deter Hindus from going to the famous shrine and the act was carried out by a group of extremists whose members belonged to both majority and minority communities, Swami Aseemanand, an accused in the case has said in his confessional statement. […]

BMW emerges as top luxury car in India in 2010

New Delhi, January 10 (Agencies): Germany’s BMW on Monday said it maintained its lead over rivals Mercedes-Benz and Audi to remain the top luxury car-maker in India in 2010, with sales of 6,246 units. BMW India, which saw 73 per cent growth in sales during the year, enjoys over an 40 per cent share of […]

Nashik onion traders on strike, prices could rise further

NEW Delhi, January 10 (PTI): In a move that could further push up Onion prices, traders in Nashik and adjoining areas today went on two-day strike against tax raids and disrupted supply to contracting traders from other states who are being forced to sell the vegetable at “below the cost price”. “The contracting traders have […]

State Bank Of India in Nagaland

Introduction:  State Bank of India is the Lead bank in the State of Nagaland. Dimapur Module/Region is one of the Modules/Regions in North Eastern Circle. Number of Office/Branches : There are 50 Numbers of Branches spreading across all 11 Districts. All the Branches are connected by Core banking System(CBS) and the Customer of one Branch in […]

India seeks Financial Sector Assessment by IMF & WB

Kolkata, January 10 (PTI): India has voluntarily sought a comprehensive Financial Sector Assessment Programme (FSAP) by IMF and World Bank, Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said here today asserting the country has been found to be compliant with such international financial standards. “We have voluntarily sought a full-fledged Financial Sector Assessment Programme to be conducted […]

Afghan peace process cannot be Pakistan driven: Krishna

Kabul, January 9 (PTI): In a clear pointer to Pakistan, India on Sunday said that any “external” interference in the transition process of Afghanistan will be detrimental to both its success and the future of the Afghan people. Echoing India’s views, Afghanistan said the peace process cannot succeed without being led by the Afghan people […]

Pranab, Moily express concern over law & order in Bengal

Kolkata, January 9 (Agencies): Two central ministers on Sunday expressed concern over the law and order situation in West Bengal, two days after the death of seven people in firing at a village near the Maoist hub of Lalgarh. Asked for his comments in the aftermath of the killings, which allegedly involved assailants backed by […]

Chinese troops enter Indian territory again

Leh/Srinagar, January 9 (PTI): After remaining peaceful for most of the year, Chinese troops entered Indian territory in the fag end of 2010 along the Line of Actual Control in South-eastern Ladakh region and threatened a contractor and his team to halt work on constructing a “passenger shed”. The Chinese troops, which included motor-cycle borne […]

Revisit issue of criminals, bar them from contest: CEC

NEW Delhi, January 10 (PTI): New Delhi The Election Commission wants the government and Parliament to “revisit” the issue of criminalisation of politics and take urgent steps to bar candidates facing serious charges of murder, rape and extortion from contesting elections. Worried that criminalisation of politics or politicisation of criminals is an ill plaguing the […]

9 Maoists killed in encounter

Bhubaneswar, January 9 (PTI): At least nine Maoists were gunned down in an encounter with the police in a hilly and forested area of Orissa’s Naxal-hit Rayagada district on Sunday morning, police said. The gunbattle took place in Kashipur-Kalyansinghpur border area, after the police conducted a raid following information about presence of the ultras there, […]

BJP trying to divert focus from RSS-terror link: Congress

New Delhi, January 9 (PTI): Congress on Sunday reacted sharply to BJP allegations against Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Bofors and 2G Spectrum issues, saying the opposition party is trying to divert attention from “RSS’ complicity in terrorism” by levelling such accusations. “These are things being done deliberately to digress and divert […]