• I am of impeccable integrity, Thomas tells SC
    NEW Delhi, January 24 (PTI): Controversial bureaucrat P J Thomas today opposed the petition in the Supreme Court seeking his removal as Central Vigilance Commissioner saying he was a person of “impeccable
  • Supreme Court seeks AG’s response on Euthanasia killing plea
    New Delhi, January 24 (PTI): Faced with the vexed question of permitting “Euthanasia” (mercy killing)of a rape victim virtually brain dead for the past 36 years, the Supreme Court on Monday sought t
  • World’s baby No. 7 bn could be born in UP
    New Delhi, January 24 (Agencies): In the midst of all the handwringing over population explosion in the country, the Indian government might miss preparing for a global record-setting event - the birth of the b
  • ‘Girl child ‘systematically killed’ in North India’
    New Delhi, January 24 (agencies): Girl child survival is skewed even in those areas of northern India having limited access to public health facilities and modern ultrasound technology as families ‘neglec
  • PM’s flag remark ‘psychological surrender’: BJP
    Performers from Kerala state depict Kathakali dance on a tableau during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi on January 23. India celebrates Republic Day on January 26. (AP Photo) NEW Delhi
  • Pranab asks Lankan navy to desist shooting Indian fishermen
    CHENNAI, January 23 (PTI): Voicing concern over alleged attacks on Tamil Nadu fishermen by Sri Lankan Navy, finance minister Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday asked the defence force of that country not to open fire o
  • Ready to discuss 2G on priority, govt tells Oppn
    New Delhi/Chennai, January 23 (PTI): With the washout of winter session of Parliament weighing heavily on its mind, Government on Sunday appealed to the opposition to ensure a smooth Budget session beginning ne
  • Yeddy in Delhi, to meet PC
    NEW Delhi, January 23 (PTI): Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa today took on Governor H R Bhardwaj alleging that he was trying to throw BJP out of power and install a Congress government in the state. Ye
  • Stay out of Haiti politics, India to UN
    United Nations, January 23 (Agencies): India has underlined the need for the United Nations to focus on the humanitarian and infrastructural work in Haiti, which was rocked by a massive earthquake last year, sa
  • NATION Briefs
    Bihar police order arrest of actor-politician Shatrughan SinhaPATNA, January 23 (Agencies): Bihar’s Bettiah district police have ordered the arrest of actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha for violating the m
  • EU wants to watch over Binayak Sen hearing; expresses concern
    New Delhi, January 23 (PTI): After the United Nations, the European Union has told India that it would like to keep a watch on the hearing on the appeal of rights activist Binayak Sen in Chhattisgrah high court
  • Mahindra Aerospace to roll-out first aircraft by March
    Mumbai, January 23 (PTI): Mahindra Aerospace, the first Indian private firm to manufacture small civil aircraft for the domestic aviation market, is likely to roll-out its first aircraft by March this year. 
  • SEBI, RBI on watch for illicit Swiss money coming back home
    New Delhi, January 23 (Agencies): Financial regulators SEBI and RBI have enhanced vigil on Indian entities routing their funds from secretly-held Swiss bank accounts to India through Dubai and other locations,
  • Coca Cola to hike hiring in India by 9%
    Mumbai, January 23 (PTI): The India arm of global beverage maker Coca Cola plans to hire around 600 workforce this year, which accounts for around nine per cent of the existing employees, a top company executiv
  • Airtel to launch 3G services within a week
    New Delhi, January 23 (PTI): With the government clearing decks for video calling on mobile phones, the country’s largest telecom operator Bharti Airtel on Sunday said it will commercially launch 3G mobil
  • India, Bangladesh open new land port to boost trade
    Dhaka, January 23 (PTI): India and Bangladesh have opened a key joint land port at the northwestern tip of Banglabandha bordering Phulbari of West Bengal to boost bilateral trade. Phulbari-Banglabandha land por
  • Indian govt spent over $1.5 mn on US lobbying in 2010
    NEW Delhi, January 23 (PTI): With the US holding key to a vast number of issues affecting India and its corporates, the Indian government and companies together spent over $ 1.5 million last year on lobbying in
  • NE meets to mull over region’s potential
    Dimapur, January 22 (MExN):  The North-Eastern region has huge untapped economic potential and the challenge is to convert possibilities into success stories, Minister for DoNER BK Handique has said. He wa
  • Cyber crime rising sharply in the country: report
    NEW Delhi, January 22 (Agencies): With the ever increasing population of netizens in the country, the number of cyber-crimes in the country is also rising sharply, says data released by the National Crime Recor
  • Cars become costlier as Maruti, Hyundai, others hike prices
    NEW Delhi, January 22 (PTI): Cars have just got dearer with major automobile firms, including Maruti Suzuki India, Hyundai and General Motors, increasing prices this month in order to offset rising input costs.