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  Last Updated: May 16, 2007 - 3:55:52 AM

India Education
Apex court approves stringent anti-ragging measures
New Delhi, May 16 - The Supreme Court Wednesday directed educational institutions across the country to take a slew of stringent anti-ragging measures, including lodging criminal cases against erring students at the police stations.
May 16, 2007 - 3:51:13 PM

India Entertainment, music to the ears of Hindi web community
New Delhi, May 16 - Here is good news for Hindi web community. A new website has come up with Hindi podcasting service, which will provide rich coverage of news and views on Indic blogging concerning India, tools and technology, current affairs and entertainment.
May 16, 2007 - 3:39:32 PM

India Travel
Probe into official connivance in Munnar encroachments
Thiruvananthapuram, May 16 - Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan who authorised large-scale demolition of illegal encroachments in the popular hill station of Munnar, said an inquiry would be launched to probe the connivance of government officials with the encroachers.
May 16, 2007 - 3:38:45 PM

India Politics
DMK's Radhika Selvi: from gangster's widow to minister
Chennai, May 16 - Then recently widowed, she campaigned in Tamil Nadu with a newborn baby under a blazing sun and was elected to the Lok Sabha in 2004 with a big margin. Meet Radhika Selvi, the new face of the DMK in the central government.
May 16, 2007 - 3:38:14 PM

Assam seeks 4,000 troopers as attacks cause panic
Guwahati, May 16 - Assam Wednesday asked the centre to rush 4,000 paramilitary troopers for anti-insurgency operations after rebels overnight gunned down five migrant workers, spreading panic in the Hindi-speaking community.
May 16, 2007 - 3:23:13 PM

India Politics
Take 'serious note' of BJP's communal designs, Sonia asks government
New Delhi, May 16 - Congress president Sonia Gandhi Wednesday asked the government to take 'serious note' of the 'dangerous trends' and 'communal designs' of the Bharatiya Janata Party - in states ruled by it even as she took strong exceptions to engineering killings and atrocities on minorities.
May 16, 2007 - 3:17:11 PM

India Politics
BJP MPs get Lok Sabha adjourned over Sethusamudram project
New Delhi, May 16 - Lok Sabha proceedings were adjourned abruptly after a discussion over the controversial Sethusamudram canal project led to clashes between the treasury benches and the opposition, mainly Bharatiya Janata Party - MPs.
May 16, 2007 - 3:16:18 PM

India Entertainment
Gender and sexuality film festival touches a gamut of issues
New Delhi, May 16 - From women-centric themes about gender bias and physical and sexual violence to issues relating to homosexuals and eunuchs, the International Festival On Gender Sexuality touched upon several sensitive issues in 45 films from different parts of the world.
May 16, 2007 - 2:12:06 PM

Two militants killed in Kashmir
Srinagar, May 16 - Security forces killed two separatist guerrillas in an encounter in central Kashmir even as three paramilitary troopers were wounded in an explosion at Tral in south Kashmir Pulwama district.
May 16, 2007 - 2:10:21 PM

Now Budhia to walk from Bhubaneswar to Kolkata
Bhubaneswar, May 16 - Five-year-old Budhia Singh of Orissa, who shot to fame for his ability to run long distances, is now set to walk from Bhubaneswar to West Bengal capital Kolkata, covering 500 km.
May 16, 2007 - 1:22:07 PM

India Politics
Punjab's religious clash has political overtones
Chandigarh, May 16 - The religious clash between followers of Dera Sacha Sauda, a heretical sect and Sikhs in Punjab is not a matter of religion alone but has political overtones to it.
May 16, 2007 - 12:53:43 PM

India Sports
Wrestlers asked to be ready for random dope test
New Delhi, May 16 - The Wrestling Federation of India - has verbally asked the grapplers attending the national camp to be ready for a random dope test ahead of the Commonwealth Championship next month so that any ignominy at the world stage could be avoided.
May 16, 2007 - 12:16:03 PM

India Politics
Sonia admits poll failures in UP
New Delhi, May 16 - Congress president Sonia Gandhi Wednesday admitted that her party had failed organizationally to transform their 'spirited campaign' into votes in Uttar Pradesh and urged party members to now shift their focus to poll-bound Gujarat.
May 16, 2007 - 12:15:43 PM

India Politics
Punjab remains tense, Sikhs seek apology from dera chief
Chandigarh, May 16 - Several towns and cities in Punjab remained tense Wednesday as the Sikh community continued to demand an apology from the head of Dera Sacha Sauda sect Gurmit Ram Rahim for portraying himself on the lines of the revered 10th Sikh guru Gobind Singh.
May 16, 2007 - 12:08:26 PM

India Business
Raja to focus rural telephony, foreign investment
New Delhi, May 16 - India's new Communications and IT Minister A.Raja Wednesday promised to look into doing away with roaming charges for mobile phone users which was on the agenda of his predecessor Dayanidhi Maran.
May 16, 2007 - 11:41:52 AM

India Entertainment
No reservations about John acting in 'Sahib Bibi..': Rituparno
Mumbai, May 16 - It looks like the 'media mischief' between talented Bengali director Rituparno Ghosh and John Abraham is over and the two have joined forces for 'Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam'.
May 16, 2007 - 11:05:25 AM

India Entertainment
Gangster's mom sues 'Shootout..' director Sanjay Gupta
Mumbai, May 16 - Sanjay Gupta's 'Shootout At Lokhandwala' has opened up a Pandora's box. The mother of the slain gangster Maya Dolas, played by Viveik Oberoi in the film, is up in arms against the film and has sent a legal notice to the producers.
May 16, 2007 - 11:04:44 AM

Yoga should not be patented: Ramdev
Shimla, May 16 - Stressing that yoga was a centuries-old Indian tradition, popular yoga guru Swami Ramdev urged the government and yoga organisations to prevent it from being patented overseas.
May 16, 2007 - 11:03:00 AM

India Education
'I want to be guiding light for Muslim girls'
New Delhi, May 16 - Deploring the state of education in India and especially among the Muslim community, Shammi Abidi, who has stood 16th among the successful civil service candidates this year, said she wants to be a guiding light for Muslim girls.
May 16, 2007 - 10:42:28 AM

India Sports
From caddie to ace golfer - meet Ashok Kumar
New Delhi, May 16 - Rags to riches stories have been hardly told in Indian golf, but the meteoric rise of Ashok Kumar who started as a caddie is just one such classic tale.
May 16, 2007 - 10:20:10 AM

Banyan marries peepal, sends green signal
Balasore -, May 16 - A colourful procession, the blowing of conch shells, the smearing of vermilion, a feast for over 2,000 was an Indian wedding in every sense - only the bride and the groom were trees.
May 16, 2007 - 10:19:32 AM

Military crackdown in Assam after attacks on migrant workers
Guwahati, May 16 - Authorities in Assam Wednesday announced a massive military crackdown after separatist attacks overnight left five Hindi-speaking migrant workers dead and one injured, officials said.
May 16, 2007 - 10:13:00 AM

India Politics
Kashmiris all ears as mainstream parties hold rallies
Srinagar, May 16 - Slowly but surely, Jammu and Kashmir is throwing up a surprise. While the shadow of violence still lurks over the valley, sizeable crowds are beginning to attend meetings held by mainstream political parties.
May 16, 2007 - 10:00:40 AM

India Entertainment
'O Maria' overtakes 'Thala' in Malayalam charts
Kochi, May 16 - 'O Maria' from 'Goal' still has people tapping to its youthful beats as a new song from 'Big B' enters the chart.
May 16, 2007 - 9:22:49 AM

India Entertainment
'Vinodayathra' revives Dileep's career
Kochi, May 16 - 'Vinodayathra' continues to top the list of favourite Malayalam films as new release 'Goal' makes an entry on fifth position.
May 16, 2007 - 9:12:37 AM

India Sci-Tech
Indian social activists leverage free software
New Delhi, May 16 - Indian voluntary groups are being offered solutions in free software - with training and support thrown in - to give them options to using illegally copied software for their work and campaigns.
May 16, 2007 - 8:27:05 AM

Mayawati's victory brings cheer to Jaipur sculptors
Jaipur, May 16 - Mayawati may have become the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, but it has put a smile on the faces of sculptors here. For, they are quite sure of bagging huge orders for idols of Dalit icon B.R. Ambedkar soon.
May 16, 2007 - 8:12:36 AM

India Politics
Nearly a dozen border disputes within India alone!
New Delhi, May 16 - There are nearly a dozen inter-state disputes over borders within India alone, a government statement has said while replying to a petition under the Right to Information - Act.
May 16, 2007 - 8:11:35 AM

India Entertainment
Pritam's 'In dino' rocks the charts
New Delhi, May 16 - Pritam's 'In dino' from the film 'Metro' remains on top of the Hindi audio charts, which is dominated by Himesh Reshammiya.
May 16, 2007 - 7:50:56 AM

India Entertainment
'Fool 'N' Final' music: hear it, forget it
Film: 'Fool 'N' Final'; Music Composer: Himesh Reshammiya; Singers: Kunal Ganjawala, Himani Kapoor, Himesh Reshammiya, Hanif Shaikh, Jayesh Gandhi; Rating: **
May 16, 2007 - 7:33:32 AM

Retired general, wife found murdered in Panchkula
Panchkula, May 15 - A retired major general of the army and his wife were found murdered Tuesday in their house in Panchkula town.
May 15, 2007 - 11:46:05 PM

India Politics
Karnataka to seek CBI probe into Nagappa's death
Bangalore, May 15 - The Karnataka government in a belated move has decided to seek a Central Bureau of Investigation - to probe into the mysterious death of state minister H. Nagappa while in the custody of forest brigand Veerappan over four years ago.
May 15, 2007 - 11:45:28 PM

India Business
Infotech takes majority stake in Geospace Integra
Hyderabad, May 15 - Global IT service firm Infotech Enterprises Limited Tuesday announced that it has taken a majority stake in Hyderabad-based Geospatial Integrated Solutions Pvt Limited - to explore geo-spatial business opportunities in India and the Middle East.
May 15, 2007 - 11:13:51 PM

India Business
Industrialist Charat Ram dies
New Delhi, May 15 - Charat Ram, a leading industrialist, philanthropist and member of one of the best-known business families in the capital, died Tuesday at the age of 89, family sources said.
May 15, 2007 - 11:13:27 PM

India Politics
NDA shoots down Mamata proposal for Vajpayee as president
New Delhi, May 15 - The main opposition National Democratic Alliance - Tuesday rejected Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee's proposal to nominate former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as its candidate for the post of the president and instead authorised him to decide on its nominee.
May 15, 2007 - 11:13:05 PM

ULFA kills five migrant workers in Assam
Guwahati, May 15 - Separatists Tuesday gunned down five Hindi-speaking migrant workers and wounded one in two separate attacks in Assam, officials said.
May 15, 2007 - 10:39:12 PM

India Business
Reebok to give away 10,000 shoes to promote running
New Delhi, May 15 - Reebok, one of the world's leading sports brands, Tuesday launched its global movement 'Run Easy', aiming to 'redefine' people's views on running.
May 15, 2007 - 10:03:36 PM

India Sports
Tibetan 'Olympics' to coincide with Beijing Olympics
Dharamsala, May 15 - In an exercise to attract the attention of the world community, Tibetans in exile here will be organising their maiden 'Olympics' from May 15-25 next year. These games will coincide with the Olympic Games in China.
May 15, 2007 - 9:55:34 PM

India Business
Raymond to double up retail network
Kolkata, May 15 - Raymond, one of India's leading textile and apparel companies, has geared up to double its garment retailing chain across the world in three years.
May 15, 2007 - 9:55:15 PM

Art attack: UGC asks MSU to clarify
New Delhi, May 15 - The controversy over an arts student's work that led to his arrest last week widened Tuesday as the University Grants Commission - asked the vice chancellor of Maharaja Sayajirao University - to explain why he has suspended the Fine Arts Faculty dean.
May 15, 2007 - 9:54:57 PM

India Business
India may bar entry for Russian, Malaysian carriers
New Delhi, May 15 - India's civil aviation watchdog has asked its Malaysian and Russian counterparts to state why their carriers should not be barred entry into Indian airspace when its own airlines were being denied reciprocal entry.
May 15, 2007 - 9:30:07 PM

Court refuses to stay demolition drive in Munnar
Kochi -, May 15 - The Kerala High Court Tuesday dismissed a petition seeking a directive to stop demolition of illegal buildings that have come up on public land in the popular hill station of Munnar.
May 15, 2007 - 9:29:49 PM

India Entertainment
Apex court halts criminal proceedings against Shilpa
New Delhi, May 15 - The Supreme Court Tuesday halted all criminal proceedings against Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty who has been targeted for a public appearance during which Hollywood actor Richard Gere kissed her on the cheek.
May 15, 2007 - 9:29:27 PM

Horror house draws big crowds in Mumbai
Mumbai, May 15 - A horror show re-enacting the hanging of deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is drawing huge crowds here.
May 15, 2007 - 9:20:52 PM

India Education
Farmer's son motivated to join civil service after sister's death
Hyderabad, May 15 - Muthyala Raju Revu, a farmer's son who topped the civil services examination, says his sole desire is to serve people in rural areas that lack even basic transportation and medical facilities which led to the death of his sister and others.
May 15, 2007 - 9:20:26 PM

222 private TV channels allowed uplink facilities
New Delhi, May 15 - The government has allowed 222 private satellite TV channels to uplink from India as on April 30 while six channels uplinked from abroad have also been permitted to downlink in India, the Lok Sabha was informed Tuesday.
May 15, 2007 - 8:56:01 PM

India Education
Jharkhand teachers threaten boycott of summer classes
Ranchi, May 15 - School teachers in Jharkhand have decided to protest a proposed move by the state government to keep schools open during summer and even threatened to boycott the classes.
May 15, 2007 - 8:55:28 PM

British minister backs India for UN Security Council seat
Kolkata, May 15 - Batting for inclusion of India in the United Nations Security Council -, a British minister Tuesday said it would be very difficult for the UN to keep the emerging Asian giant out of the UNSC.
May 15, 2007 - 8:48:13 PM

Enforcement Directorate resists releasing Andaleeb's passport
New Delhi, May 15 - The Enforcement Directorate - Tuesday opposed in the Delhi High Court a plea of the key accused in the Iraqi food-for-oil scandal, Andleeb Sehgal, that his passport, impounded by the directorate be released.
May 15, 2007 - 8:47:55 PM

India closely watching Pakistan situation
New Delhi, May 15 - India is closely watching the escalating unrest and violence in Pakistan, but is hopeful that the peace process will remain insulated from political vagaries in that country.
May 15, 2007 - 8:47:43 PM

Mayawati cracks first whip on criminals
Lucknow, May 15 - Keeping her promise to send criminals behind bars, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Tuesday took the first step by cracking the whip on Azeem Ashraf, younger brother of dreaded mafia don-turned-Samajwadi Party MP Atiq Ahmed, whose name spells terror in Allahabad.
May 15, 2007 - 8:47:09 PM

Dozens wounded on Day 2 of Punjab violence
Bathinda -, May 15 - Nearly two dozen people, mostly policemen, were wounded Tuesday on the second straight day of violence involving members of a religious sect in this Punjab town.
May 15, 2007 - 8:46:47 PM

Woman approaches court to get back husband's body from Italy
New Delhi, May 15 - A 38-year-old woman from Noida in Uttar Pradesh Tuesday moved the Delhi High Court seeking its help in procuring the body of her slain husband from Itlay, where it has been lying in a hospital's mortuary for the last six months.
May 15, 2007 - 8:46:21 PM

India Politics
Kalyan resigns as BJP's Uttar Pradesh in-charge
Lucknow, May 15 - Owning moral responsibility for the poor performance of his party in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, Bharatiya Janata Party - vice president Kalyan Singh Tuesday resigned as the party's state in-charge.
May 15, 2007 - 8:07:40 PM

PM urges parties not to politicise Babli dispute
New Delhi, May 15 - Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday asked political parties not to politicise the Babli barrage project after MPs from Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh clashed in parliament over the inter-state water dispute.
May 15, 2007 - 8:07:23 PM

India optimistic 123 is doable, talks next week
New Delhi, May 15 - Ahead of the crucial round of nuclear negotiations with the US next week, India believes that the 123 bilateral civil nuclear agreement is 'doable' but is clear that it will not accept any bar on testing and access to reprocessing technologies in such a pact.
May 15, 2007 - 8:07:04 PM

India Politics
Committee to look into misuse of facilities by MPs
New Delhi, May 15 - An all-party leaders meeting Tuesday decided to form a committee to look into allegations of human trafficking against some MPs as well as misuse of the facilities given to parliamentarians.
May 15, 2007 - 8:06:26 PM

Law to regulate detective agencies on anvil
New Delhi, May 15 - The government proposes to bring in a law to regulate the functioning of a growing number of private detectives and ensure that they work within the ambit of law and are accountable to a regulatory mechanism.
May 15, 2007 - 8:06:08 PM

India Business
Nok Air woos Indians to Bangkok on shopping spree
Bangalore, May 15 - 'Shop till you drop' is the catch line of Nok Air, the Thai budget carrier, which has made Bangalore its first overseas destination to fly Indians to Bangkok on a shopping spree.
May 15, 2007 - 8:05:52 PM

India Business
Reliance announces new gas discoveries
Mumbai, May 15 - India's private sector behemoth Reliance Industries Limited - Tuesday announced two new gas discoveries, one each on the east coast and the west coast of the country.
May 15, 2007 - 7:03:31 PM

India Business
Joint UAE-Kerala working group proposed for investments
Thiruvananthapuram, May 15 - A high-level joint working group between the United Arab Emirates and Kerala is to be formed to open the way for investments from the UAE, especially in the field of petrochemicals and power, a senior official said Tuesday.
May 15, 2007 - 7:02:46 PM

Aerospace power an index of national power: IAF chief
Thiruvananthapuram, May 15 - Chief of the Indian Air Force - Air Chief Marshal Fali Homi Major Tuesday said that aerospace power is an increasingly vital part of military strength and an important index of national power.
May 15, 2007 - 6:50:51 PM

India Politics
Nitish Kumar's wife cremated
Patna, May 15 - Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's wife Manju Sinha was cremated at the Pahalwan Ghat on the banks of the river Ganga here Tuesday afternoon.
May 15, 2007 - 6:50:18 PM

India Business
MPs demand steep hike in MPLAD fund
New Delhi, May 15 - Parliamentarians Tuesday made an unsuccessful attempt to make the government promise a steep hike in their local area development funds. But Speaker Somnath Chatterjee, in view of the several house adjournments, suggested that they should propose 'no work; no pay' instead.
May 15, 2007 - 6:49:57 PM

Order on Gujarat staged killing Thursday
New Delhi, May 15 - The Supreme Court Tuesday deferred till Thursday its ruling on the central government's plea for a probe by Central Bureau of Investigation - into the 2005 staged killing of Ujjain resident Sohrabuddin Sheikh and his wife Kausar Bi.
May 15, 2007 - 6:38:55 PM

India Politics
Restore Sukhdev Singh's ancestral house, demand MPs
New Delhi, May 15 - Lok Sabha MPs Tuesday urged the government to restore the ancestral home of freedom fighter Sukhdev Singh, who was hanged along with Bhagat Singh in 1931, and erect a column in the memory of the freedom fighters at Viper island in the Andaman Islands where they were deported during British colonial rule.
May 15, 2007 - 6:26:35 PM

India Business
Manufacturing sector posts 14 percent growth
New Delhi, May 15 - India's manufacturing sector registered the highest growth in over a decade at 14.1 percent in March 2007, up from 10.1 percent in the same month of the previous year, the commerce and industry ministry said Tuesday.
May 15, 2007 - 6:25:36 PM

India Entertainment
Apex court halts criminal proceedings against Shilpa
New Delhi, May 15 - The Supreme Court Tuesday halted all criminal proceedings against Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty initiated by various courts in the country for the controversial on-stage pecks Hollywood star Richard Gere planted on her cheek during a public show here.
May 15, 2007 - 6:24:58 PM

India Politics
Signature campaign for Kalam's second term
Patna, May 15 - A social organisation in Bihar has launched a signature campaign in support of a second term for President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam whose tenure ends in July.
May 15, 2007 - 6:22:43 PM

India Politics
Shed 'mai baap' notion, PM to IAS probationers
New Delhi, May 15 - Probationers of the Indian Administrative Service - belonging to last year's batch Tuesday got some lessons on good governance from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, a former teacher himself, who urged them to keep the long-term interests of the country foremost in their minds.
May 15, 2007 - 6:21:29 PM

India Business
Raja appointed communications and IT minister
New Delhi, May 15 - Environment and Forests Minister A. Raja was Tuesday appointed communications and information technology minister following the resignation of his DMK party colleague Dayanidhi Maran from the council of ministers.
May 15, 2007 - 6:20:23 PM

India Politics
Mumbai blasts accused form political outfit
Mumbai, May 15 - Several accused of the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts have formed a political outfit called Dalit Muslim United Front, days before a special court here starts announcing the quantum of sentence for the 100 convicts.
May 15, 2007 - 6:19:56 PM

India Politics
We hope to get justice from Mayawati: Nithari victims' kin
Nithari -, May 15 - Their hearts are full of hope as they go to Lucknow to meet Mayawati. The distraught kin of the victims of the Nithari serial killings are meeting the new Uttar Pradesh chief minister on Wednesday and are optimistic she will do justice to them.
May 15, 2007 - 6:19:19 PM

Healthcare : India Healthcare
Allow 20 percent MP development fund for health: Paswan
New Delhi, May 15 - Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister Ram Vilas Paswan Tuesday said that he has recommended parliamentarians be allowed to spend 20 percent of their development fund for 'better health to poor people'.
May 15, 2007 - 5:05:08 PM

India Education
Rajasthan to get new private universities act
Jaipur, May 15 - The Rajasthan government has decided to bring a new private universities act after the earlier one enacted two years ago got into legal hurdles with the University Grants Commission - and the teachers' association having objections to it.
May 15, 2007 - 4:47:41 PM

Tension in Punjab as Sikhs, sect followers clash
Chandigarh, May 15 - Tension prevailed Tuesday in several Punjab towns, especially Bathinda, following clashes between followers of the Dera Sacha Sauda sect with activists of various Sikh organisations.
May 15, 2007 - 4:47:16 PM

India Business
Nautilus awarded record $1 million order by Talwalkars
Mumbai, May 15, 2007 - US-based fitness giant Nautilus has been awarded a record order worth over $1 million by Talwalkars, India's largest chain of health centres. This is the biggest ever order placed with a single fitness equipment company in India.
May 15, 2007 - 4:38:10 PM

India Politics
CBI court adjourns Mayawati's prosecution in Taj realty scam
Lucknow, May 15 - A special Central Bureau of Investigation - court here Tuesday adjourned hearing in the Taj Corridor real estate scam involving new Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati.
May 15, 2007 - 4:37:36 PM

India Business
No manipulation of Indian stocks by terrorists: Chidambaram
New Delhi, May 15 - The government has put in place a mechanism to monitor money laundering and there are no instances of terrorists' money being laundered in the Indian stock market, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said Tuesday.
May 15, 2007 - 4:36:19 PM

India Business
Aviva launches 'Dhan Vriddhi'
Kolkata, May 15 - Aviva Life Insurance - the Britain-based insurance major, launched its non Unit Linked Investment Plan - - Aviva Dhan Vriddhi - in India Tuesday.
May 15, 2007 - 4:35:04 PM

India Education
Sister's death motivated him to take up civil service
Hyderabad, May 15 - Revu Muthyala Raju, son of a farmer, who has topped the civil services examination, is the living example of hard work, grit and determination.
May 15, 2007 - 4:29:10 PM

India Entertainment
Amol Palekar teams up with Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Yet another magical team has emerged in the world of Hindi film music.
May 15, 2007 - 4:28:42 PM

India Entertainment
Celina signs Hollywood film
Celina Jaitley is going international. She has recently signed an international film titled 'Love Has No Language' and will portray the character of an NRI born and brought up in New Zealand.
May 15, 2007 - 4:27:58 PM

Horror house draws big crowd in Mumbai
Mumbai, May 15 - A horror show re-enacting the hanging of deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is drawing huge crowds in this commercial and entertainment capital of India.
May 15, 2007 - 3:49:21 PM

India Entertainment
Apex court stays proceedings against Shilpa in kiss row
New Delhi, May 15 - The Supreme Court Tuesday suspended criminal proceedings against Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty in a Jaipur court over the controversial on-stage kisses Hollywood star Richard Gere planted on her cheeks during a show here.
May 15, 2007 - 3:48:36 PM

India Politics
Main accused in Dinakaran attack arrested
Madurai, May 15 - The Tamil Nadu police Tuesday took into custody a strongman of the M.K. Azhagiri camp, known as Attack Pandi, the main accused in the attack on the office of the Dinakaran newspaper in Madurai in which three people were killed.
May 15, 2007 - 3:26:57 PM

India Politics
UPA constituents in Jharkhand field separate candidates in by-election
Ranchi, May 15 - A divided ruling United Progressive Alliance - and opposition National Democratic Alliance - in Jharkhand will contest the Daltonganj assembly by-election in the state to be held next month.
May 15, 2007 - 3:25:27 PM

India Business
11 Indian firms to set up manufacturing units in China
New Delhi, May 15 - Eleven Indian companies, which were part of a 35-member business delegation to China, have entered into an agreement with Chinese business interest to set up manufacturing facilities and offices there with a total investment of $5 billion, said a leading industry body.
May 15, 2007 - 3:10:04 PM

India Politics
Rajya Sabha adjourned over Dinakaran issue
New Delhi, May 15 - Proceedings in the Rajya Sabha were disrupted Tuesday after AIADMK members clashed with the treasury benches while trying to raise the recent attack on the offices of Dinakaran and Sun TV in Chennai and Madurai.
May 15, 2007 - 2:56:31 PM

India Entertainment
Tisca to turn tipsy for Gupta's 'Alibaug'
Mumbai, May 15 - Actress Tisca Chopra, last seen as a volatile daughter-in-law in STAR Plus' political soap 'Sarrkar', is pulling out all stops to play an alcoholic in Sanjay Gupta's 'Alibaug'.
May 15, 2007 - 2:54:53 PM

India Sports
Tibetans to have their own Olympics
Dharamsala, May 15 - In a unique endeavour to attract the attention of the world community, the Tibetans in exile here will be organising their maiden Olympics from May 15-25 next year.
May 15, 2007 - 2:49:08 PM

India Education
No summer vacation for Jharkhand schools this year
Ranchi, May 15 - School teachers in Jharkhand have decided to protest a proposed move by the state government to keep schools open during the summer and boycott the classes.
May 15, 2007 - 2:24:53 PM

India Business
Draft bill to amend Companies Act under preparation
New Delhi, May 15 - A draft bill to amend the Companies Act, 1956, is under preparation based on the recommendations of an expert committee and would be introduced in parliament soon, the Rajya Sabha was informed Tuesday.
May 15, 2007 - 2:24:15 PM

Targeting rights activists the Chhattisgarh way
In April 2006 the Delhi-based People's Union for Democratic Rights - had released a report on the Chhattisgarh Special Public Security Act, 2006 that came into force after receiving presidential assent a month earlier expressing apprehensions that the act could be used to gag civil liberties bodies.
May 15, 2007 - 2:21:02 PM

Quatrocchi extradition hearing date fixed
New Delhi, May 15 - An Argentine court is to begin hearing on May 23 an Indian request for the extradition of fugitive Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi, a top government sleuth said.
May 15, 2007 - 1:37:49 PM

India Politics
Lok Sabha adjourned over 'forced land acquisition'
New Delhi, May 15 - The Lok Sabha was adjourned abruptly before lunch Tuesday after Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee, along with Bharatiya Janata Party - members, disrupted the proceedings over what they called 'forced land acquisition' in West Bengal.
May 15, 2007 - 1:37:15 PM

India Politics
Mayawati promises welfare for upper castes as well
New Delhi, May 15 - Shedding her anti-upper caste bias, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has said she will work to reconcile the interests all sections of society with those of the Dalits, who have been the traditional vote bank for her party for over two decades.
May 15, 2007 - 1:36:38 PM

India Business
Spanish firm prefers India to China for joint venture
Bangalore, May 15 - A leading Spanish manufacturer of printed circuit boards - has opted to set up its first overseas joint venture in India with an eye on the growing domestic demand and huge export potential.
May 15, 2007 - 12:29:23 PM

Indian Air Force pulled up for shortcomings
New Delhi, May 15 - The Indian Air Force has been pulled up by a government watchdog for its low efficiency in operation and utilization of aircraft due to high Aircraft On Ground - rate, low serviceability and less achievement in flying tasks.
May 15, 2007 - 12:10:04 PM

Rights activist arrested in Chhattisgarh for Maoist connection
Raipur, May 15 - A senior human rights activist has been arrested in Chhattisgarh on charges of alleged Maoist connection, police said Tuesday.
May 15, 2007 - 11:51:30 AM

India Business
Only foreign vacations please: Outbound travel booms
New Delhi, May 15 - Going to the hills of Shimla for a break is a thing of the past and wandering in the palaces and havelis of Rajasthan is passe. For a good chunk of neo middle class India, the definition of holidaying today is essentially 'travelling abroad'.
May 15, 2007 - 11:12:26 AM

India Entertainment
Ashutosh, Hrithik not going to Cannes, but Ash might
Mumbai, May 15 - Though director Ashutosh Gowariker and leading man Hrithik Roshan won't be attending a show-reel presentation of 'Jodha-Akbar' at Cannes, its leading lady Aishwarya Rai is expected to do the honours.
May 15, 2007 - 11:10:05 AM

India Education
NCERT blames states for shortage of books
New Delhi, May 15 - The National Council for Education, Research and Training - has attributed the shortage of text books to the sudden increase in demand by seven sates.
May 15, 2007 - 10:40:59 AM

Government offices not honouring information law: campaigners
Pune, May 15 - Hidden in the powerful Right to Information - Act is an equally potent section that could change the way India is governed.
May 15, 2007 - 10:06:58 AM

Marriage of inconvenience for Kashmir's ruling coalition
Srinagar, May 15 - The constituents of Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad's coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir are fast drifting apart even before they face assembly elections next year.
May 15, 2007 - 9:55:08 AM

India Politics
Of Jharkhand's 82 MLAs, 44 have beacon light vehicles
Ranchi, May 15 - Over 50 percent of Jharkhand's legislators enjoy vehicles with beacon lights - quite contrary to the spirit of a law that restricts the number of ministers in states to 15 percent of the assembly strength in order to curb official expenditure.
May 15, 2007 - 9:05:31 AM

India Entertainment
'Sivaji' songs rule Tamil charts
Chennai, May 15 - With no impressive releases in the last couple of weeks, the Tamil audio list remains the same. Though not a great album by A.R. Rahman's standards, 'Sivaji' is still a big hit.
May 15, 2007 - 9:01:21 AM

India Entertainment
'Chennai 600028' a surprise Tamil hit
Chennai, May 15 - Distributors were not interested in 'Chennai 600028', neither were theatre owners because the film had no big names to boast of. But it has turned out to be a winner at the box office.
May 15, 2007 - 8:10:17 AM

India Entertainment
Suniel Shetty to carry mom-in-law's social work forward
Mumbai, May 15 - Actor Suniel Shetty has decided to carry forward the Save The Children India programme run by his mother-in-law who passed away last month.
May 15, 2007 - 7:39:04 AM

India Education
OBC candidate Revu tops civil services examination
New Delhi, May 14 - Mutyalaraju Revu, an Other Backward Class - candidate from a small village, has topped the highly competitive civil services examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission - at a time when the country debates the issue of reservation for OBCs in higher education.
May 14, 2007 - 11:02:19 PM

India Business
New twist in Gurgaon SEZ protest
Chandigarh, May 14 - The village body of Manesar in Haryana's Gurgaon district Monday alleged that the protest by villagers against Reliance Industries' special economic zone - project there was led by 'outsiders' and anti-social elements.
May 14, 2007 - 10:49:19 PM

India Education
No fee hike for private schools in Delhic: court
New Delhi, May 14 - Public schools set up on subsidised state-owned land will have to set aside at least 15 percent of their seats for free education of poor students, but the venture cannot be funded by hiking fees, the Delhi High Court ruled Monday.
May 14, 2007 - 9:58:41 PM

Gang of 20 interstate robbers arrested
New Delhi, May 14 - A gang of 20 robbers from Bihar that was planning to burgle a shop in west Delhi was arrested and laptops, mobiles and electronic goods worth Rs.150,000 seized from them, police said Monday.
May 14, 2007 - 9:51:11 PM

India Business
Indian Inc leaders to head for Cannes
New Delhi, May 14 - Captains of the Indian industry are all set to head for the Cannes Film Festival beginning this week to promote the country's entertainment industry and explore business opportunities.
May 14, 2007 - 9:11:01 PM

India Politics
Exercise on for consensus on presidential candidate
New Delhi, May 14 - The exercise for electing the next president is on, and as part of the government's move to evolve a consensus candidate, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will consult all political parties including the opposition.
May 14, 2007 - 9:04:50 PM

India Politics
Parties agree on state-level meeting to stop Nandigram violence
Kolkata, May 14 - West Bengal's ruling Left Front Monday arrived at a consensus to hold an all-party meeting at the state level to initiate peace process in the trouble-torn Nandigram.
May 14, 2007 - 8:59:48 PM

India Politics
Mayawati moves to end 'transfer industry'
Lucknow, May 14 - Aiming to stem corruption, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Monday resolved to end the 'transfer industry' by taking action against those who helped government officers in getting desired shifts at a charge.
May 14, 2007 - 8:57:34 PM

India Politics
Parliament session may be curtailed: Dasmunsi
New Delhi, May 14 - The government may cut short the budget session of parliament if the opposition continues stalling it, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi said Monday.
May 14, 2007 - 8:53:48 PM

India Politics
Karunanidhi sends seven names to prime minister to replace Maran
Chennai, May 14 - With Dayanidhi Maran exiting from the union cabinet as DMK representative, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK chief M. Karunanidhi Monday sent a list of seven party MPs as replacement with union minister A. Raja heading the roll for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to chose from.
May 14, 2007 - 8:53:07 PM

India Business
SBI Mutual Fund to tap infrastructure opportunities
Kolkata, May 14 - State Bank of India Mutual Fund -, one of the leading mutual fund companies, will tap emerging opportunities in the booming infrastructure sector in India with the launch of a new fund.
May 14, 2007 - 8:32:55 PM

Manmohan Singh calls for removing 'rural distress'
New Delhi, May 14 - Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday called for short-term plans and state-specific focus on agriculture, expressing alarm over farmer suicides and noting that poor farm output growth was causing 'rural distress'.
May 14, 2007 - 8:30:54 PM

India Education
474 candidates qualify for civil services
New Delhi, May 14 - A total of 474 candidates have qualified this year after cracking the prestigious civil services examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission -, it was announced here Monday.
May 14, 2007 - 8:18:02 PM

Japan, India discus NSG, strategic ties
New Delhi, May 14 - Ahead of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to India later this year, India and Japan Monday discussed ways to deepen their strategic partnership, indicating a positive attitude towards civil nuclear cooperation with India in the Nuclear Suppliers Group -.
May 14, 2007 - 8:17:26 PM

CAG pulls up Indian navy and army
New Delhi, May 14 - The Indian Navy has been pulled up by a government watchdog on public finances for getting two maritime reconnaissance aircraft refurbished at a cost of Rs.2.69 billion but minus essential avionics and weapon systems leading to serious limitations in their operational role.
May 14, 2007 - 8:16:46 PM

India Entertainment
Shilpa moves apex court over Gere kiss
New Delhi, May 14 - Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty Monday moved the Supreme Court, seeking either annulment or transfer to a Mumbai court of all the criminal proceedings initiated against her by various courts in the country for the controversial on-stage pecks Hollywood star Richard Gere planted on her cheek during a public show here.
May 14, 2007 - 8:02:48 PM

India Business
Probe ordered on tax breaks of Tendulkar, Gavaskar
New Delhi, May 14 - Income tax exemptions claimed by top cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and former captain Sunil Gavaskar have come under the scanner of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India -, the independent watchdog on government finances.
May 14, 2007 - 8:00:56 PM

Monsoon to hit Kerala a week earlier
New Delhi, May 14 - The monsoon is likely to break over the Kerala coast on May 24, a week before it is normally due on June 1, the met office said Monday.
May 14, 2007 - 7:49:53 PM

India Business
BIG 92.7 FM to promote 'Jhoom Baraabar' songs
New Delhi, May 14 - BIG 92.7 FM station, an on-air partner for Yash Raj Films forthcoming venture 'Jhoom Baraabar Jhoom', will Tuesday air the songs from the film in a promotional venture.
May 14, 2007 - 7:48:40 PM

India Travel
Demolition of illegal encroachments in Munnar continues
Munnar -, May 14 - A three-member Kerala government team continued Monday with demolition of illegal buildings that have come up on public land in this popular hill station.
May 14, 2007 - 7:48:12 PM

Court reserves order on extraditing British teenager's killer
New Delhi, May 14 - A Delhi Court Monday reserved its order till June 6 on Britain's plea to deport expatriate Indian Maninder Pal Singh to stand trial for allegedly raping and killing a teenager, Hannah Foster there.
May 14, 2007 - 7:08:02 PM

India Business
Sun Micro, Tech Mahindra join hands for IPTV services
Mumbai, May 14 - Leading IT firm Sun Microsystems India and telecom software major Tech Mahindra Monday announced a strategic alliance to roll out cost-effective and efficient Internet protocol television - services in the Indian and Asia Pacific markets.
May 14, 2007 - 7:06:31 PM

Achuthanandan receives death threat, linked to land mafia
Thiruvananthapuram, May 14 - Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan Monday received a death threat over telephone from Saudi Arabia believed to be linked to his tough stand on illegal encroachments by a land mafia in the tourist resort of Munnar.
May 14, 2007 - 7:05:21 PM

India Business
Karnataka withdraws ban on nightshift for women
Bangalore, May 14 - The Karnataka government Monday decided to withdraw the controversial ban on nightshift for women in shops and commercial establishments.
May 14, 2007 - 6:31:41 PM

India Politics
Telugu Desam MPs block parliament over Babli barrage
New Delhi, May 14 - Just 10 MPs of a regional party Monday managed to stall the proceedings in parliament repeatedly and got both houses adjourned over their protest against the construction of a river barrage by a neighbouring state.
May 14, 2007 - 6:30:10 PM

Seven women pickpockets arrested in Delhi
New Delhi, May 14 - Delhi Police have arrested seven women pickpockets who allegedly stole money and valuables from passengers in public buses in the capital.
May 14, 2007 - 6:24:20 PM

Classroom punch kills boy in Bengal
Kolkata, May 14 - A 10-year-old boy in West Bengal died in a fight with a fellow student over sharing of seats inside the classroom.
May 14, 2007 - 6:23:13 PM

India Politics
Two MPs quizzed in human trafficking scam
New Delhi, May 14 - Bahujan Samaj Party - MPs Mitrasen Yadav and Ashok Rawat, named by an accused in a human trafficking scam, were Monday questioned by Delhi Police though two other MPs failed to turn up once again.
May 14, 2007 - 6:22:30 PM

India Business
Industry urges government to allow FDI in education
New Delhi, May 14 - Pointing to the lack of infrastructure and quality teachers, industry leaders Monday urged the government to 'bury the fear of East India Company' and allow foreign direct investment - in education.
May 14, 2007 - 6:21:07 PM

India Business
Achuthanandan has delayed Smart City project: Chandy
Thiruvananthapuram, May 14 - Former Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy said Monday that the Smart City project, inked a day earlier by the state government and Dubai Internet City -, was their baby and the present government had only delayed the Rs.15 billion --IT project by two years.
May 14, 2007 - 6:20:02 PM

India Politics
Amar Singh challenges Mayawati to jail him
New Delhi, May 14 - Challenging Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati to jail him, Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh Monday asserted that he had never gone underground after his party's electoral defeat or fled the country.
May 14, 2007 - 6:02:49 PM

India Business
Fernandes takes up cause against Reliance Fresh stores
Ranchi, May 14 - Attacks on the three Reliance Fresh stores here took a new twist Monday when former defence minister George Fernandes came in support of the protesting vegetable vendors.
May 14, 2007 - 6:02:12 PM

India Education
Kalam for national policy to create global talent pool
New Delhi, May 14 - Highlighting the demand-supply gap of skilled manpower in the country, President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Monday underlined the need for a national policy to create a global human development cadre.
May 14, 2007 - 6:01:11 PM

India Politics
Jailed legislator, many with criminal charges in Mayawati cabinet
Lucknow, May 14 - Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati might have declared she will 'send all criminals to jail', but one of her hand-picked ministers is already in jail while at least 10 others face criminal charges.
May 14, 2007 - 6:00:34 PM

India Business
Now Reliance colour phones for just Rs.1,234!
New Delhi, May 14 - Reliance Communications - Monday launched a range of colour mobile phones for as low as Rs.1,234 soon after it launched handsets costing just Rs.777 in the monochrome range.
May 14, 2007 - 5:41:33 PM

India Entertainment
Mesmerising Madhuri turns 40 Tuesday
New Delhi, May 14 - A beauty to reckon, virtuoso performer and excellent dancer, that's how actress Madhuri Dixit, who turns 40 Tuesday, will always be remembered by millions of her fans.
May 14, 2007 - 5:36:46 PM

Gujarat killing: One arrested police officer confesses involvement
New Delhi, May 14 - The Gujarat government Monday informed the Supreme Court that one of the three arrested senior police officers of the state has confessed his role in the staged killing of Ujjain resident Sohrabuddin Sheikh and his wife.
May 14, 2007 - 5:36:08 PM

MSU student granted bail amid parallel protest demos
Vadodara, May 14 - Chandramohan, a senior fine arts student of Maharaja Sayajirao University - here was released on bail Monday, five days after he was arrested for alleged obscene portrayal of religious figures.
May 14, 2007 - 4:59:30 PM

India Travel
More reasons to visit 'God's own' Kerala
New Delhi, May 14 - A vibrant cultural programme, irresistible scenes of hills, beaches and backwaters, and promotional films showcasing the rejuvenating ayurvedic massage therapy - a road show by Kerala's tourism department here Monday gave one many reasons to visit the southern state.
May 14, 2007 - 4:58:25 PM

India Business
Poor farm growth cause for rural distress: PM
New Delhi, May 14 - Terming the poor farm output growth a cause for 'rural distress' and concerned over suicides by farmers, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday called for a short-term plan and state-specific focus on agriculture.
May 14, 2007 - 4:41:08 PM

India Business
Record public equity mobilisation by Indian firms
New Delhi, May 14 - Indian companies mobilised a record amount from public equity issues in fiscal 2006-07, raising Rs.249.93 billion - in the process, which was 5 percent higher than in the previous year.
May 14, 2007 - 4:38:42 PM

India Business
ONGC to invest Rs.100 bn for exploration in northeast
Agartala, May 14 - The state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation - Monday said it would invest more than Rs.100 billion in four northeastern states - Assam, Nagaland, Tripura and Mizoram - for exploration of gas and oil.
May 14, 2007 - 4:37:49 PM

India Business
Now Reliance colour phones for Rs.1,234!
New Delhi, May 14 - Leading mobile phone operator Reliance Communications - Monday launched a range of colour mobile phones for as low as Rs.1,234 soon after it launched handsets worth Rs.777 in the monochrome range.
May 14, 2007 - 4:35:31 PM

India Business
Fernandes comes in support of vegetables vendors
Ranchi, May 14 - Saturday's attacks on the three Reliance Fresh Shops here took a new twist Monday when former defence minister and Janata Dal United - leader George Fernandes opened front in favour of the protesting vegetables vendors.
May 14, 2007 - 4:18:32 PM

India Politics
Dissidence in Congress in Andhra comes to the fore
Hyderabad, May 14 - Dissidence within the ruling Congress in Andhra Pradesh came into the open Monday as senior leader P. Janardhan Reddy launched a scathing attack on the functioning of the chief minister at a party meeting held to mark completion of the government's three years in office.
May 14, 2007 - 4:17:50 PM

India Entertainment
Narrating agony of homosexuals, eunuchs through film
New Delhi, May 14 - It may be the 21st Century but homosexuals and eunuchs continue to be mocked at and at times treated as criminals, outcastes and anti-social elements. A documentary film screened here brings out their agony, not just emotional but also because law is simply not in their favour.
May 14, 2007 - 4:02:11 PM

Gujarat killing: One arrested police officer confesses involvement
New Delhi, May 14 - The Gujarat government Monday informed the Supreme Court that one of the three arrested senior police officers of the state has confessed his role in the staged killing of Ujjain man Sohrabuddin Sheikh and his wife.
May 14, 2007 - 4:01:23 PM

Achuthanandan receives death threat, security beefed up
Thiruvananthapuram, May 14 - Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan received a death threat over telephone from Saudi Arabia early Monday, prompting tightening of his security cover.
May 14, 2007 - 3:33:40 PM

Bihar mother-daughter killed in staged encounter: police
Patna, May 14 - A woman and her daughter were killed by police in a staged shootout in Bihar's Sitamarhi district in July 2005 and the killing was passed off as an operation to combat Maoist rebels, an enquiry has found.
May 14, 2007 - 3:32:58 PM

India Business
Dubai expertise for Rajasthan townships, theme parks
Jaipur, May 14 - The Dubai government will soon send a technical team to Rajasthan to give their expertise and scout for locations for developing integrated townships, theme parks and convention centres in the state.
May 14, 2007 - 3:22:56 PM

India Politics
Andhra Pradesh government completes three years
Hyderabad, May 14 - The Congress government in Andhra Pradesh Monday completed three years in office amid growing dissidence in the party.
May 14, 2007 - 2:56:03 PM

India Politics
How Misra came to be Mayawati's Brahmin mascot
Lucknow, May 14 - Exactly 31 months ago, when he first got the offer to join the Bahujan Samaj Party -, Satish Chandra Misra was quite apprehensive as he could hardly foresee any future for someone coming from a totally apolitical high class Brahmin family in a party 'of Dalits, for Dalits and by Dalits'.
May 14, 2007 - 2:51:39 PM

India Politics
Mayawati's cabinet has many with criminal cases
New Delhi, May 14 - Though promising to deliver good governance and provide clean administration after taking over as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh for the fourth time, Mayawati's 49-member council of ministers has at least 22 ministers who have criminal cases pending against them.
May 14, 2007 - 2:51:06 PM

Fire in auto spares market leaves 15 shops gutted
New Delhi, May 14 - Almost 15 hours after a fire broke out in a busy market in north Delhi's Kashmere Gate, said to be the biggest in Asia for auto spares, fire fighters were still struggling Monday to put it out. No one was injured in the blaze though 15 shops were gutted.
May 14, 2007 - 2:22:48 PM

Two killed, 10 injured in Guwahati blast
Guwahati, May 14 - At least two people were killed and 10 wounded Monday in a powerful explosion at a crowded marketplace in Guwahati, officials said.
May 14, 2007 - 2:22:23 PM

India Business
Maran's tenure saw Indian telecom's growth blossom
New Delhi, May 14 - His proximity to DMK chief M. Karunanidhi secured IT and Communications Minister Dayanadhi Maran a berth in Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's cabinet. And this proximity again cost him the job he landed in his very first term as an MP.
May 14, 2007 - 2:21:12 PM

India Politics
Row over Babli project rocks Lok Sabha
New Delhi, May 14 - A water sharing dispute between two states stalled Lok Sabha proceedings repeatedly Monday as Andhra Pradesh MPs protested the construction of the Babli barrage by neighbouring Maharashtra on the Godavari river.
May 14, 2007 - 2:20:39 PM

India Politics
Karachi violence widens ethnic divide
New Delhi, May 14 - Much of the ongoing violence in Karachi involves those who thronged Pakistan's largest city in search of home and work after the partition of the Indian subcontinent in 1947.
May 14, 2007 - 1:39:42 PM

India Politics
The importance of Satish Misra for Mayawati
Lucknow, May 14 - Thirty months back, when he first got the offer to join the Bahujan Samaj Party -, Satish Misra was quite apprehensive as he could hardly foresee a future for someone coming from a totally apolitical high class Brahmin family in a party of Dalits.
May 14, 2007 - 1:38:15 PM

India Business
Himachal to sell power to Delhi, Punjab
Shimla, May 14 - Power surplus Himachal Pradesh is to sell 700 million units of electricity to deficit states of Delhi and Punjab this summer for Rs.2 billion.
May 14, 2007 - 1:37:36 PM

India Business
Jindal's 1,000 mw power plant set to begin generation
Raipur, May 14 - Jindal Power Ltd. will formally begin phase-wise commissioning of its much-awaited 1,000 mw Tumnar power plant in Chhattisgarh in July, a company official said Monday.
May 14, 2007 - 1:36:24 PM

India Politics
I will not ask for a re-instatement: Maran
Chennai, May 14 - Communications and IT Minister Dayanidhi Maran, who resigned from the cabinet, said Monday he would not become a minister again, even if he was offered, but insisted he would always remain a 'DMK man'.
May 14, 2007 - 1:03:54 PM

India Business
NRI ties up with London firm for Bengal mini-townships
Kolkata, May 14 - Foreign investment in the booming real estate sector of West Bengal gets a boost with a London-based company joining hands with an NRI entrepreneur to invest $20 million in two mini-townships here.
May 14, 2007 - 12:37:18 PM

India Politics
Why did Maran have to resign?
Chennai, May 14 - Communications and IT Minister Dayanidhi Maran had to resign from the union cabinet as he is said to be up against the women of DMK patriarch and Tamil Nadu's Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi's family.
May 14, 2007 - 11:10:37 AM

Sunstroke kills eight in Orissa in two months
Bhubaneswar, May 14 - At least eight people have died due to sunstroke in the past two months across Orissa, officials said Monday.
May 14, 2007 - 11:08:27 AM

Resettlement of Pakistani refugees wobbles Kashmir coalition
Srinagar, May 14 - The coalition partners of the Jammu and Kashmir government are heading for another collision - this time over the issue of granting citizenship rights to the Pakistani refugees in the state.
May 14, 2007 - 10:56:59 AM

India Sci-Tech
Biggest cluster of dinosaur eggs found in central India
Bhopal, May 14 - A team of Indian palaeontologists has discovered a nest with 12 dinosaur eggs - the largest in a single nest - in Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh. The fossilised eggs will be subjected to radio scan to ascertain whether there is an embryo inside them.
May 14, 2007 - 10:31:32 AM

Plug loopholes, RTI campaigners demand
Pune, May 14 - India, on paper, has a very good law granting citizens the freedom to access official information. But campaigners are impatient to make the law work better and more efficiently.
May 14, 2007 - 10:26:06 AM

India Diaspora
NRIs can gift cars online, no extra charge for blessings!
When an NRI buys his first new car on returning to India, he knows that he has made it.
May 14, 2007 - 10:13:05 AM

Four dead in Assam clashes, curfew on
Guwahati, May 14 - Four people were killed and 12 wounded in clashes between two groups of agitators in Assam over the blocking of a highway to protest the killing of a youth by the army in an anti-insurgency operation, officials said Monday.
May 14, 2007 - 9:23:12 AM

Eve-teasing: There's nothing like 'asking for it'
New Delhi, May 14 - Kurtas, t-shirts, sleeveless tops and pyjamas hung loosely with tags not mentioning their price but the age of the girl who the garment belongs to. Confused? These are striking testimonials to a unique project of Blank Noise, an initiative aimed at curbing harassment of girls and women on the streets.
May 14, 2007 - 8:28:57 AM

India Diaspora
Jalandhar man to make history in Britain
Dakoha -, May 14 - This fairly prosperous village on the outskirts of Punjab's bustling city of Jalandhar will have its resident, Harjit Gill, create a history of sorts May 21 when he takes over as mayor of Gloucester city in Britain.
May 14, 2007 - 8:27:35 AM

India Business
India hopes to export reactors if n-deal goes through
Kaiga -, May 14 - Although the road to the much talked about Indo-US civil nuclear deal remains bumpy, India's nuclear industry hopes to cash in if it finally goes through.
May 14, 2007 - 8:00:05 AM

India Entertainment
I would've loved to do Sarkar's film: Vidya
Mumbai, May 14 - Vidya Balan laughs off allegations that she opted out of Pradeep Sarkar's 'Laaga Chunari Mein Daag' because she didn't want to play second lead in a Rani Mukerji starrer.
May 14, 2007 - 7:51:51 AM

India Entertainment
Aarti hoping her role in 'Shootout...' is liked
Mumbai, May 14 - Aarti Chabria is excited over her role in ready-to-release 'Shootout At Lokhandwala' in which she plays a bar dancer and Tusshar Kapoor's love interest.
May 14, 2007 - 7:35:57 AM

India Politics
IT Minister Maran resigns from cabinet
Chennai/New Delhi, May 13 - Communications and IT Minister Dayanidhi Maran resigned Sunday night from the union cabinet after his DMK party served him a notice for 'actions detrimental to the party'.
May 13, 2007 - 11:32:16 PM

India Politics
Mayawati suspends two senior bureaucrats, transfers 100
Lucknow, May 13 - Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati ordered suspension of two senior Indian Administrative Service - officers and transferred over 100 bureaucrats within hours of assuming the office Sunday.
May 13, 2007 - 11:08:43 PM

Delhi Police clueless about rape culprit
New Delhi, May 13 - Delhi Police were groping in the dark to nab the man who abducted a 23-year-old woman and raped her in his car in the capital.
May 13, 2007 - 10:37:44 PM

India Business
Telecom industry jittery over Maran expulsion move
New Delhi, May 13 - A DMK committee's recommendation Sunday night to remove Communications and IT Minister Dayanidhi Maran from the union cabinet has not gone down well with the telecom industry.
May 13, 2007 - 10:37:19 PM

Decomposed body recovered from east Delhi
New Delhi, May 13 - Delhi Police Sunday recovered the decomposed body of a man from his residence in east Delhi, much to the surprise of his father living in the same place who was unaware of it.
May 13, 2007 - 10:21:33 PM

India Politics
DMK meet recommends dropping Maran from cabinet, party
Chennai, May 13 - A high-powered committee of Tamil Nadu's ruling DMK party Sunday night recommended the expulsion of Telecommunications and IT Minister Dayanidhi Maran from the union cabinet as well as the party.
May 13, 2007 - 9:51:52 PM

India Politics
Brahmin, Muslim ministers avoid touching Mayawati's feet
Lucknow, May 13 - Newly appointed Brahmin and Muslim ministers in Uttar Pradesh Sunday discreetly avoided touching Chief Minister Mayawati's feet even as most of the other ministers did so to seek her blessings.
May 13, 2007 - 9:28:47 PM

Sohrabuddin killing: Gujarat likely to submit report Monday
New Delhi, May 13 - The Gujarat government is likely to submit its probe report on the extra-judicial killing of a Muslim to the Supreme Court Monday, even as the victim's brother has filed a fresh petition reiterating the demand for a Central Bureau of Investigation - probe.
May 13, 2007 - 9:09:04 PM

Dalits to narrate tales of untouchability to president, PM
New Delhi, May 13 - Stories of horror, angst and agony poured out as 60 Dalit victims of untouchability from across the country gathered at the capital to narrate their travails at the Indian People's Tribunal, a public hearing that took place over the weekend.
May 13, 2007 - 8:30:17 PM

India Politics
Mayawati's ultimate goal: Delhi
Lucknow, May 13 - Establishing the Bahujan Samaj Party - in New Delhi is the ultimate goal of its president Mayawati, the newly anointed fourth-time chief minister of the country's most populous and politically consequential state of Uttar Pradesh.
May 13, 2007 - 7:55:31 PM

India Sports
Randhawa wins DLF Masters, Kapur finishes second
Gurgaon, May 13 - Jyoti Randhawa carded a two-under-par, 70 taking his total to 15-under-par, 273, to win the DLF Masters at the DLF Golf and Country Club here Sunday.
May 13, 2007 - 7:11:21 PM

India Politics
Tough-talking Mayawati takes charge in Uttar Pradesh
Lucknow, May 13 - It was tough talk by Mayawati as she took charge of India's most populous state for the fourth time Sunday, promising to 'end jungle raj', probe all 'shady deals' of the previous Samajwadi Party - government and 'not spare' the guilty.
May 13, 2007 - 7:06:03 PM

Assam government directs army not to commit excesses
Guwahati, May 13 - The Assam government Sunday directed security forces in the state not to commit excesses and ensure basic human rights of civilians during anti-insurgency operations.
May 13, 2007 - 6:59:00 PM

Demolition of encroachments begins in Kerala hill station
Munnar -, May 13 - A three-member team of the Kerala government Sunday began demolishing resorts that came up on public land in the popular hill station of Munnar.
May 13, 2007 - 6:55:05 PM

India Business
Ensure peace, Jharkhand told after Reliance Fresh protests
Ranchi, May 13 - The Prime Minister's Office - Sunday asked the law and order agencies in Jharkhand to ensure peace and calm a day after the protests by vegetable vendors over the opening of Reliance Fresh shops here turned violent.
May 13, 2007 - 6:45:40 PM

Curfew clamped in Assam's Tinsukia district
Guwahati, May 13 - Curfew was clamped in Assam's eastern Tinsukia district Sunday after violent clashes broke out between two groups of protesters over blocking of a national highway.
May 13, 2007 - 6:34:23 PM

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Inaugural IOF Olof Johnell Science Award presented to Professor Harry Genant
Molecular hub links obesity, heart disease to high blood pressure
Healthcare experts from UK and India meet at the UK Parliament to discuss ways to improve health care in India, UK
Flu pandemic infected one in five
Stigma preventing leprosy-cured from getting jobs
Measles, Mumps make a comeback in US
Melinda Gates calls on Akhilesh Yadav
'Movies, TV impact tobacco users more than newspapers'
Rockland to open three new hospitals in NCR
Spice Global enters healthcare business with hospital in Delhi
Delhi to expedite recruitment of doctors
India adds spice to US life, keeps it healthy
Latest Research  
How do consumers see a product when they hear music?
Drug activates virus against cancer
Bone loss associated with increased production of ROS
Sound preconditioning prevents ototoxic drug-induced hearing loss in mice
Crystal methamphetamine use by street youth increases risk of injecting drugs
Johns Hopkins-led study shows increased life expectancy among family caregivers
Moderate to severe psoriasis linked to chronic kidney disease, say experts
Licensing deal marks coming of age for University of Washington, University of Alabama-Birmingham
Simple blood or urine test to identify blinding disease
Physician job satisfaction driven by quality of patient care
Medical News  
NHRC issues notice to Kerala over infant deaths
Advanced breast cancer detecting machine comes to India
'Dispel myths about vitiligo'
NHRC summons Odisha chief secretary
Woman dies of swine flu in UP
Maharashtra, GE to modernise rural health care
Hypertension: India's silent killer
Need cautious effort to eradicate polio: Experts
Ayurveda experts develop online personalised health regimen
Soon a detailed study on 'diabesity': Doctors
Special Topics  
MPs express anguish at Delhi gang-rape, Shinde assures fast trial
Worrying rise in number of medical students in prostitution over last 10 years
Behold India's unfolding democratic revolution
Chinese woman cuts open her belly to save surgery cost
Improved Sense of Smell Produced Smarter Mammals
Two-year-old world's first to have extra DNA strand
172,155 kidney stones removed from one patient!
'Primodial Soup' theory for origin of life rejected in paper
Human species could have killed Neanderthal man
History, geography also seem to shape our genome

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