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  • Indian military team leaving for China today
    New Delhi, June 18 (Agencies): For the first time in almost a year, an Indian military delegation headed by an Army general from Jammu and Kashmir will be in China on a five-day visit beginning on Sunday.India had put such interactions on hold in August 2010 after another general from the border state was denied a proper visa to visit Beijing, citing the “disputed nature” of Jammu and Kashmir.Rashtriya Rifles’ Delta Force commander Maj Gen Gurmeet Singh, responsible f
  • India will get access to Swiss Bank
    Delhi, June 18 (IBNLive): Once the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) is ratified at the Parliaments of India and Switzerland, India will be given access to the information it wants on bank deposits and accounts of Indians.Switzerland’s Ambassador to India HE Philippe Welti disclosed this here on Friday. At a session on ‘Switzerland- India: A strong partnership, investment & business opportunities’, he said the Indian Parliament was ready to ratify the DTA
  • Silver rebounds on global cues, gold also firms up
    MUMBAI, June 18 (PTI): Silver prices shot up at the domestic bullion market here on Saturday on renewed speculative and stockist offtake on the back of higher global market. Gold also rose on heavy investment buying amidst jewellary demand. Silver ready (.999 fineness) jumped by Rs 810 per kg to close at Rs 54,520 from Friday's closing of Rs 53,710. Standard gold (99.5 purity) rallied by Rs 150 per 10 grams to end at Rs 22,440 as compared to Rs 22,290 yesterday. Pure gold (99.9 purity)
  • 2G Scam: CBI opposes Kanimozhi bail plea
    NEW DELHI, June 17 (PTI):  NEW DELHI: Two judges of the Supreme Court, who were scheduled to hear on Monday the bail plea of DMK MP Kanimozhi, an accused in the 2G spectrum allocation scam, today recused themselves from the hearing.Instead, Justice G S Singhvi, whose bench has been monitoring the case, will hold a special hearing on Monday along with Justice B S Chauhan to decide the bail applications of Kanimozhi and Kalaignar TV managing director Sharad Kumar. According to infor
  • Govt harassing me, says Anna Hazare
    New Delhi, June 17 (agencies): A day after the civil society members of the Lokpal panel lashed out at the government for trying to kill the anti-corruption bill, Anna Hazare said he was being harassed by the government. He says the government is raising unnecessary issues regarding his Hind Swaraj Trust.A team from the charity commissioner’s office had visited Ralegan Siddhi on June 6. It had obtained a few records from the trust for inspection. The government team also recorded
  • Guwahati student awarded by Vogue Fashion Magazine
    Dimapur, June 17 (MExN): Sneha Agrawal, a student of Fashion Designing at JD Institute of Fashion Technology, Guwahati, wins the prestigious “Vogue Honours 2010” award. The award was announced in the latest June 2011 Issue of “Vogue (India)” magazine.In its second year, Vogue Honours 2010 saw participation from over 120 top fashion colleges in India, with over 1200 registrations. The theme for this year's contest was “India Ingenious”, and students w
  • NIIT offers India’s first Cloud Campus
    Dimapur, June 15 (MExN): NIIT Limited, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s largest IT trainer, announced the launch of new-age GNIIT programme that can be pursued anywhere anytime, by leveraging the unique cloud learning methodology. The pioneering NIIT Cloud CampusTM   empowers the student to learn on his own terms, at his own pace, wherever and whenever he wants it. Students enjoy higher mobility as they can easily access educational services usin
  • Payment of DA to govt employees at revised rates
    KOHIMA, JUNE 15 (DIPR): The Government of Nagaland has notified for payment of Dearness Allowance to the State Government employees at revised rates. This was notified by the Finance Department Establishment and ROP Cell Vide No. FIN/ROP/4/84(Vol-I) dated 9th June 2011, in reference to an earlier Department’s O.M. No. FIN/ROP/4/84(Vol-I) dated 26th October 2010.  The Dearness Allowance/Additional Dearness Allowance shall be granted with effect from 01.01.2011 to the State Go
  • ‘Sonia fighting corruption is like Pak fighting terror’
    Kolkata, June 15 (Agencies): BJP President Nitin Gadkari brought a personal edge to his party’s anti-graft campaign when he said on Wednesday that Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s assurance to fight corruption was akin to Pakistan saying it will fight terrorism. At a party convention in Kolkata, Gadkari insisted no Congress worker believes what the President says just as no one in Pakistan believes their government. Keeping the tone stringent, Gadkari next said Sonia Gandhi ha
  • Chidambaram dismisses allegations on 2G scam
    NEW Delhi, June 15 (PTI): Home minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday dismissed allegations that he was a beneficiary in the 2G scam and termed statements attributed to a former Reliance Industries employee in this regard as “totally false and per se defamatory”. In a signed statement, he also said that a conversation between the RIL employee K Ramachandran Raja and corporate lobbyist Niira Radia is “reckless and malicious gossip”.The statement comes in the wake of
  • ‘Will expose BJP’s “pseudo campaign” against corruption’
    Bangalore, June 15 (PTI): Firing a fresh salvo against BJP, JDS leader H.D. Kumaraswamy on Wednesday said he would soon expose its “pseudo campaign” against UPA “government corruption” and vowed to continue to battle against what he termed as “acts of corruption” by Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa. “I will expose the doublespeak of BJP against corruption. While BJP leaders at national level have been waging a war against UPA governmen
  • SC asks Chandraswami to deposit Rs 25 lakh penalty
    New Delhi, June 15 (agencies): The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed self-proclaimed godman Chandraswami to deposit Rs 25 lakh within a week as the first tranche of penalty in several FEMA violation cases registered by the Enforcement Directorate. A vacation bench of justices B S Chauhan and Swatanter Kumar directed Chandraswami and his associate Vikram Singh to deposit the money in the four matters in which ED has slapped a penalty.The ED has imposed a total penalty of Rs 9 crores (
  • Govt purposefully defaming Lokpal movement: Anna Hazare
    AHMEDNAGAR (Maharashtra), June 13 (PTI): Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare on Monday accused the office bearers of Congress and Union ministers of intentionally “defaming” the Lokpal movement and emerging NGO sector in the country. “They (the government) making lot many allegations, including the so-called hidden support and political agenda designed by RSS and BJP, is a sheer humiliation of sentiments of the common Indians. They are trying to demoralise and confus
  • India to take up with Pakistan ISI’s nexus with 26/11 perpetrators
    New Delhi, June 13 (PTI): India will raise the issue of nexus between Pakistan’s ISI and the perpetrators of 26/11 attacks during the forthcoming talks between the foreign secretaries of the two countries. External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna, however, ruled out India’s intervention in Pakistani-Canadian Tahawwur Rana’s case, saying, “We cannot interfere in the legal process of another country. “As far as India is concerned, we have got very import
  • ‘Dey targeted for zeal to expose powerful elements’
    Mother and sister of senior journalist Jyotendra Dey, who was shot dead by unidentified persons Saturday near his residence in a Mumbai suburb, wail during his funeral procession in Mumbai on Sunday. (File Photo) New Delhi, June 13 (PTI): A media rights group has drawn a parallel between murders of Pakistani scribe Saleem Shahzad and senior Mumbai journalist Jyotendra Dey, saying both were targeted for their zeal to expose powerful elements. The South Asia Media Commission India a
  • Chinese Institute Dimapur signs MOU with Qingdao Technological Univ, China
    Dimapur, June 13 (MExN): A Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) has been signed between Chinese Institute Dimapur and Qingdao Technological University, China, making it easier for Naga students wishing to learn Chinese language.Students can learn the beginner’s course in Chinese language and culture in Dimapur and then proceed to Qingdao College situated near Beijing for advanced courses, which range from 6 months to 2 years. Students also have the option of going directly to Qingda
  • Senior crime reporter shot dead in Mumbai
    MUMBAI, June 11 (PTI): A senior journalist with an English tabloid, MiD DAY, who extensively covered underworld and crime for over two decades, was shot dead in broad daylight today by four unidentified bike-borne persons who pumped five bullets on him from behind in suburban Powai. Jyoti Dey (56), who was working as Editor (Special Investigation), was shot dead by unidentified persons in Powai at 1530 hours, joint police commissioner (Law & Order) Rajnish Seth said.According to Ad
  • Shankar meets Ramdev, appeals to end fast
    DEHRADUN, June 11 (AGENCIES): Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar today met Baba Ramdev and appealed to him to end his eight-day fast even as the health condition of the yoga guru showed signs of improvement. The Art of Living founder however made it clear that the Centre had not asked him to negotiate with 46-year-old Ramdev for ending his fast against black money and corruption.RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and former President APJ Abdula Kalam also appealed to Ramdev to end his fast. &#
  • US federal jury clears Rana in Mumbai Attack
    In this courtroom sketch, Chicago businessman Tahawwur Rana is shown in federal court as the prosecutor makes an opening argument Monday, May 23, 2011, in Chicago. (AP Photo) CHICAGO, June 10 (AP): A federal jury convicted a Chicago businessman on Thursday of helping plot an attack against a Danish newspaper that printed cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad but cleared him of the most serious terrorism charge accusing him of cooperating in the deadly 2008 rampage in Mumbai.The jury re
  • Ramdev shifted to hospital as his health worsens
    Indian yoga guru Baba Ramdev is carried on a stretcher to be taken to a hospital on the seventh day of his hunger strike against corruption in Haridwar, June 10.  (AP Photo) Haridwar, June 10 (PTI): Amid high drama, Yoga guru Ramdev, whose indefinite fast entered seventh day on Friday, was shifted to a hospital in Dehra Dun as doctors attending on him opined that his health parametres were “worrisome“. A Patanjali Yogapeeth spokesman claimed that the decision to s