Wednesday, February 13, 2013

India:2/14/2013 8:06:40 PM

Hyderabad is the world's second most affordable office market: Survey

Hyderabad is the world's second most affordable office market after Surabaya in Indonesia, according to a survey, while Chennai and Pune are at fifth and sixth positions, reinforcing India's reputation as among the cheapest destinations for foreign firms to set up operations.

Terror groups in Pak vow to avenge Afzal

In a show of strength in the Pakistani capital, several banned anti-India militant groups, including the Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed, on Wednesday vowed to take "revenge" for the execution of Afzal Guru.

Farmers turned Veerappan's killer aides

They were small-time farmers lured into smuggling and the dangerous world of explosives, guns and murder by forest brigand Veerappan.

Tibetans showcase documents to back independence claim

A unique exhibition was organized at Tibetan day school in McLeodganj where activists persuaded Tibetan youths to take a look at the exhibits, in a bid to spread the message about Tibetan independence.

Nawashahr assault: Danish woman threatens self-immolation

A Danish woman, married to a Punjabi man of Nawashahr district has threatened that she will immolate herself before residence of the Prime Minister if she does not get justice from police.

No move to have a 'working CM' in Himachal: Ministers

Terming it as absurd and mischievous, seven of the nine cabinet ministers in the Virbhadra Singh cabinet have dismissed reports about a move to appoint a 'working chief minister' in Himachal Pradesh.

Pressure on Preneet Kaur to take up turban issue during Hollande visit

The Union ministry of external affairs (MEA) is likely to take up the issue of turbans with French President Francois Hollande when he visits India on Thursday.

When loves turns into hate

Indians top list of those who retaliate against ex-lovers; many putting up gifts given by former partners on sale.

Poll-violence toll in Assam climbs to 20

The death toll in the troubled Rabha Hasong area climbed to 20 with the recovery of seven more bodies from Tuesday's group clashes related to panchayat elections, even as miscreants burned down a village.

Rajya Sabha MP charged international prices for domestic air travel

The secretariat paid Rs 99,292 for a one-way Delhi-Chennai flight on Jet Airways for Ashk Ali Tak, a Congress RS member from Rajasthan. A Chennai-Hyderabad ticket on Air India was bought for Rs 35,184.

Rajya Sabha MP charged international fare for domestic air travel

The secretariat paid Rs 99,292 for a one-way Delhi-Chennai flight on Jet Airways for Ashk Ali Tak, a Congress RS member from Rajasthan. A Chennai-Hyderabad ticket on Air India was bought for Rs 35,184.

No gag order on media: J&K govt

Authorities on Wednesday allowed the local newspapers in Kashmir to resume their publication days after they were asked to suspend it following the execution of Afzal Guru five days earlier.

Uneasy calm in Kashmir as curfew is relaxed

The rigid curfew, imposed across Kashmir five days earlier to prevent protests against Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru's execution, was relaxed for a few hours in a phased manner at most places across the Valley on Wednesday.

WB minister gives clean chit to party strongman in cop murder

After the clean-chit from the minister, it remains to be seen if police move against Iqbal.

Gulzar skips Karachi Literature Festival, kicks up storm

Lyricist Gulzar kicked up a storm after he cut short a trip to Pakistan and returned to India without participating in the Karachi Literature Festival on Wednesday morning.

Govt warns of scrapping VVIP chopper deal, blacklisting firm

Defence minister A K Antony said the "strongest" possible action would be taken against any individual, Indian or foreign, as well as the company concerned if the allegations against them was proved.

Italian investigators name ex-IAF chief Shashi Tyagi

Former IAF chief Shashi P Tyagi on Wednesday categorically denied receiving bribes or indeed playing any role in the acquisition of AW-101 choppers, as alleged by an ongoing Italian probe.

Ex-CBI chief AP Singh appointed member of UPSC

Former CBI director A P Singh, who retired over two months ago, has been appointed as member of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

Letter intimating Afzal Guru's family 'traceless' for over 48 hours

It now emerges that the India Post website has no details of the status of the speed post letter on the day (February 9) the Parliament House attack convict was hanged inside Tihar Jail.

Diesel price hike-induced losses worry state transport undertakings

Hit hard by the Rs 11.95 per litre hike in diesel price for bulk consumers like state transport undertakings (STUs), the public sector firms are considering reducing fleet strength to tide over the mounting losses.

States oppose food security bill provisions

The Centre held consultations with state food ministers on the National Food Security Bill on Wednesday but faced strong opposition from key states such as UP, Bihar and Tamil Nadu.

Govt clears Rs 12k crore plan for police modernization

The Centre has approved continuation of special schemes to modernize police forces in states worth over Rs 12,000 crore

Parliament panel questions GMR for levying user charges at Delhi's IGI airport

The decision to the GMR group that runs Delhi airport to levy user charges was questioned by Parliament's public accounts committee (PAC) in the context of the firm failing to develop land earmarked for commercial use.

Madras high court seeks Centre's reply on PIL against hangings

The Madras high court has sought the Centre's response to a petition against the "secret hanging" of death row convicts after the rejection of their mercy petitions.

NHAI puts out status report of 26 projects on its website

National Highways Authority of India has put out detailed status report of 26 projects on its website on the back of a face-off with the minister of environment and forests over delayed green clearances.

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