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  • LS polls: Union Minister gets voting machine direction changed to suit Vastu in Karnataka 17-04-2014 05:41 PM

    An election official changed the direction of EVM allegedly at the request of candidate and Union Minister K H Muniyappa to make it "Vastu" compliant, following which he was shifted from a polling centre in Kolar Lok Sabha constituency. "The official has been shifted from Harohalli polling centre, which is...
  • UT status to Ladakh will dilute J~~amp;amp;K's special status: Mehbooba Mufti 16-04-2014 06:44 PM

    Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday hit out at Congress for including the demand for a Union Territory status to Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, saying such a move will not only divide the state but dilute its special status as well. "Such a move will not only divide...
  • Supreme Court recognises transgenders as third category 15-04-2014 08:30 PM

    In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court has given recognition to transgenders as the third gender. The apex court has directed the Central and state governments to treat them as socially and economically backward classes. ...
  • Stage set for 3rd phase of LS poll covering 11 states, 3 UTs 09-04-2014 04:54 PM

    The stage is now set for the first substantial round of polling in the Lok Sabha elections on Thursday involving nearly 11 crore voters in 92 seats spread across 11 states, including Delhi and the national capital region and the riot-hit Muzaffarnagar. This will be the third round in the...
  • AJSU manifesto: Special status for Jharkhand, 50 lakh new jobs 06-04-2014 10:27 AM

    Ranchi: All Jharkhand Students Union has promised to work for special status for Jharkhand, production of 10,000 mega watts of electricity, creation of 50 lakh jobs and a world-class state capital in Ranchi in the party manifesto released on Saturday in Ranchi. Stressing on the demand for special status for...
  • BJP has become a one-man-centric party: Jairam Ramesh 05-04-2014 12:15 AM

    Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Friday accused the BJP of becoming a one-man-centric party and claimed that the Congress alone could do justice to all sections of society. Ramesh also noted while addressing a poll meeting that the BJP was yet to announce its manifesto, which is a...
  • Congress is soul of the country, can't be wiped out: Sriprakash Jaiswal 03-04-2014 11:59 PM

    Union minister Sriprakash Jaiswal on Thursday said those who have given the slogan of a "Congress-free India" were unaware of the fact that it was not just a political party, but the soul of the country. While inaugurating the central election office of party candidate from Lucknow Lok Sabha seat...
  • Another blow to Congress in Andhra; KS Rao likely to join BJP 03-04-2014 12:09 PM

    Hyderabad: Union Textiles Minister and Congress leader from Andhra Pradesh, Kavuri Sambasiva Rao is likely to quit the Congress and join the BJP, say sources. Rao, was amongst the political leaders who had quite vocally opposed Congress's decision to carve out Telangana from Andhra. Rao's resignation from the party is...
  • Mumbai: BEST Workers' Union call off bus strike 02-04-2014 05:05 PM

    Mumbai: The BEST workers in Mumbai have decided to call off their bus strike on Wednesday with immediate effect. The Bombay High Court had earlier ordered the bus drivers and conductors to resume work. The BEST buses in Mumbai had gone off the roads with 26,000 drivers and conductors on...
  • Election Yatra: Will E Ahmad be able to trump CPM in Malappuram? 02-04-2014 11:55 AM

    Malappuram: Northern Kerala is the stronghold of the Indian Union Muslim League, the main ally of the Congress party in Kerala. Union Minister E Ahmad, the six time MP, has approached the people of Malappuram with the development initiatives that he has done for the constituency and in the state....
  • Satpal Maharaj says he played key role in Uttarakhand formation 27-03-2014 07:53 AM

    Pauri MP Satpal Maharaj, who recently defected to BJP, on Wednesday claimed that he had played a vital role in the formation of Uttarakhand. On his first visit to BJP headquarters in Dehradun after joining the party in Delhi earlier this month, he said he as an MP and a...
  • Kamal Nath owns assets worth over Rs 187 crore, 4 social media accounts 26-03-2014 08:42 PM

    Union Minister Kamal Nath owns assets worth over Rs 187 crore and has declared four social media accounts in his affidavit filed before the Returning Officer in Chhindwara district of Madhya Pradesh. Nath, who has been a Member of Parliament since 1980, also holds movable assets worth over Rs 7.09...
  • Putin recognises Crimea as sovereign state; US, EU impose sanctions 18-03-2014 02:05 PM

    A day after Crimea voted with an overwhelming majority to unite with Russia, Russian President Vladimir Putin has recognised Crimea as a sovereign state. Putin has signed a decree, paving the way for the annexation into Russia. Ukraine however, has dismissed the outcome of the referendum. The European Union and...
  • Won't support any political party ahead of LS polls, announces Bhartiya Kisan Union 10-03-2014 12:54 PM

    The Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) on Monday announced that it is not in favour of siding with any political party ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. "BKU has decided not to support any political party in the Lok Sabha polls and no activist of the organisation would be allowed...
  • Google faces up to $5 bn CCI fine; says cooperating in probe 09-03-2014 07:31 PM

    New Delhi: Google, which is facing antitrust investigation in India by fair trade watchdog CCI, can face a penalty of up to about USD five billion if it is found to have violated competition norms of the country. Google said it is "extending full cooperation" to the CCI in its...
  • EU's $15 billion aid to Ukraine, outlines ways to escape global rift 05-03-2014 11:44 PM

    Paris: The building blocks of a possible diplomatic solution in Ukraine emerged on Wednesday as top Russian and Western officials tried to defuse one of Europe's worst crises since the Cold War. The European Union prepared a $15 billion aid package for Ukraine, and European and Ukrainian diplomats outlined ways...
  • 2014 Lok Sabha elections: Statewise voting dates 05-03-2014 11:34 AM

    The 2014 Lok Sabha elections will be held between April 7 and May 12 in nine phases, said the Elections Commission on Wednesday. The counting of votes will be held on May 16. Following is the election schedule statewise. The first phase of polling will take place on April 7,...
  • EU threatens to impose 'targeted sanctions' against Russia 04-03-2014 03:24 PM

    The European Union has threatened to impose a set of "targeted sanctions" against Russia if it does not take steps to de-escalate the crisis sparked by its military build up on the Crimean peninsula of Ukraine. The EU also convened an emergency summit of its leaders in Brussels on Thursday...
  • Jat leaders welcome reservation in central list of OBCs 03-03-2014 01:16 PM

    Jat leaders on Monday welcomed the decision of the Union Cabinet to include Jats in nine states in the central list of OBCs and said the move will help youths from the community in getting jobs. Ghatwala khap council head Harkishan Singh Malik and Balyan khap council head Naresh Tikait...
  • Union Cabinet clears reservation for Jat community under OBC quota 02-03-2014 08:54 PM

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Sunday cleared reservation for the Jat community under the other backward castes quota. According to sources Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Ajit Singh was keen to clear reservation for Jats. The Congress had, however, dismissed reports that the Centre was trying to woo Jats...
  • CPM opposes ordinance route for anti-graft bills, writes to President 02-03-2014 02:31 PM

    New Delhi: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Sunday urged President Pranab Mukherjee not to approve a clutch of bills which it said the cabinet might turn into ordinances for politically vested reasons. "The union cabinet is considering a clutch of bills which were not taken up in parliament...
  • Rajasthan gets Rs 796 crore from Centre for new roads 25-02-2014 11:27 PM

    Union Rural Development Ministry has sanctioned a grant of Rs 796 cr under PMGSY to build 864 new roads in 16 districts in Rajasthan. The state government would build 864 roads covering 2,617 km, an official release said in Jaipur on Tuesday. Altogether 874 villages and Dhani (hutment) having population...
  • Union Cabinet likely to approve 10 per cent DA hike on Friday 25-02-2014 11:08 PM

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet is likely to approve hiking dearness allowance to 100 per cent from existing 90 per cent benefiting 50 lakh employees and 30 lakh pensioners in it meeting scheduled on Friday. "The Union Cabinet will take a proposal to hike Dearness allowance for its employees and...
  • Ukraine sets European course after ouster of Yanukovich 24-02-2014 01:32 PM

    Ukraine's interim leadership pledged to put the country back on course for European integration now that Moscow-backed Viktor Yanukovich has been ousted from the presidency, while the United States warned Russia against sending in its forces. As rival neighbors east and west of the former Soviet republic said a power...
  • With President's exit, tension turns into triumph in Ukraine 23-02-2014 07:35 AM

    Kiev: The Ukrainian Parliament's vote to oust President Viktor Yanukovich on Saturday was the end of a journey for Vasily Lyubarets that began in Salt Lake City 18 months ago. The relief and joy that swept protesters camped out on Kiev's Independence Square reminded the veteran of Moscow's Afghan war...
  • Ukraine: Protesters take Kiev, President Yanukovych flees to east 22-02-2014 07:29 PM

    Fears that Ukraine could split in two mounted on Saturday as regional lawmakers in the pro-Russian east questioned the authority of the national parliament. Parliament sought to oust President Viktor Yanukovych and he left the capital and protesters took control. After a tumultuous few days that are changing Ukraine's political...
  • Cricketer RP Singh expresses desire to complete his graduation 22-02-2014 02:24 PM

    Indian cricketer R.P. Singh wants to get back to studies and complete his graduation. His graduation course from the Lucknow university was abruptly cut short in 2008-09 owing to his commitments for the Indian cricket team. Singh met office bearers of the Lucknow University Teachers Union (LUTA) late on Friday...
  • EU seeks peace as Ukraine death toll reaches 100 21-02-2014 01:28 PM

    European Union ministers sought to broker a political settlement in Ukraine after gun battles between police and anti-government protesters brought the death toll to 75 in two days of the worst violence in the country since Soviet times. Three hours of fierce fighting in Kiev's Independence Square, which was recaptured...
  • Scores killed in deadly Ukraine day of protest 21-02-2014 07:53 AM

    Kiev: Protesters advanced on police lines in the heart of the Ukrainian capital on Thursday, prompting government snipers to shoot back and kill scores of people in the country's deadliest day since the breakup of the Soviet Union a quarter-century ago. The European Union imposed sanctions on those deemed responsible...
  • Obama calls Merkel to discuss Ukraine 21-02-2014 07:15 AM

    Washington: US President Barack Obama on Friday called German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss the fast deteriorating situation in Ukraine, as both the European Union and America ramped up the pressure on the Ukrainian government. "They agreed that it is critical that the United States, Germany and the European Union...