Barack Obama says nation is grieving

Washington, DC, January 11 (PTI): US President Barack Obama has said that the nation is grieving and in shock after the Saturday’s shootout incident that critically injured Democrat Congresswoman Gabrielle Gifford, besides killing six others including a nine-year-old girl and a federal district judge. "All of us are still grieving and in shock from the […]

Jagan stages show of strength, taunts Cong

Former Congress party lawmaker Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy sits in the backdrop of a portrait of his father YSR Reddy during a day-long fast to protest against alleged injustice to farmers from Andhra Pradesh state, in New Delhi, January 11.  (AP Photo)   NEW Delhi, January 11 (PTI): Former MP Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, who […]

Too soon to share Samjhauta details with Pak: India

New Delhi, January 11 (agencies): Days after Pakistan sought an update on the probe into the Samjhauta Express bombing, the government today ruled out sharing information at this stage saying it was “too premature”. Ministry of Home Affairs has informed the Ministry of External Affairs to convey to Islamabad that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) […]

Terror threats to embassy in Kabul are real: Krishna

New Delhi, January 11 (Agencies): India Tuesday said terror threats to its embassy in Kabul were real and the “grim possibilities” have been confirmed by its own intelligence inputs and those from Afghanistan and friendly countries already in action there. “I did talk about the threat to our embassy and consular offices (in Kabul) recently. […]

Hindu “terror” vs corruption splits politics

New Delhi, January 11 (Reuters): A growing scandal over Hindu militants linked to bombings in India has highlighted how the ruling Congress party and the main opposition are increasingly exchanging bitter barbs ahead of key state elections this year. Congress, stung by graft allegations and food inflation that have hit its approval ratings, hopes to […]

PM leading the most corrupt government in Indian history: Jaitley

NEW Delhi, January 11 (PTI): Taking the attack on the ruling dispensation a notch further, the BJP today accused the Prime Minister of leading the “most corrupt” government in the country’s history and said the UPA II has little idea on how to deal with the various problems plaguing the country. “People say he (Prime […]

India’s very own ‘Tejas’ takes to the skies

India’s first indigenously developed fighter aircraft prepares to take a flight during a function in Bangalore, January 10. India’s defense ministry has approved the production of Tejas, after years of development delays and cost overruns, an official said. (AP Photo)   Bangalore, January 10 (Agencies): India on Monday joined the select club of countries making […]

Speaker to make fresh attempt to break Parl deadlock

New Delhi, January 10 (PTI): Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar is likely to make a fresh endeavour to break the Parliament deadlock on the 2G Spectrum scam by calling leaders of political parties, who could not join her a fortnight back to discuss the issue, ahead of the Budget Session. “I will call the remaining […]

GoM to fast track corruption probe against guilty officials

New Delhi, January 10 (PTI): Fast tracking of corruption cases against public servants and amendment to the Constitution to provide for summary proceedings in cases of grave misdemeanor involving bureaucrats would form part of the terms of reference of the Group of Ministers formed to tackle the menace. The GoM, headed by Finance Minister Pranab […]

Kashmir interlocutors submit report to PC

JAMMU, January 10 (Agencies): The three interlocutors on Jammu and Kashmir have submitted a report to union Home Minister P. Chidambaram, stressing on the right to protest and outlining a basic framework to bring peace in the state, an official source said Monday. Journalist Dileep Padgaonkar, academician Radha Kumar and economist M.M. Ansari in their […]

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. […]