Tuesday, February 19, 2013

India:2/19/2013 8:12:22 AM

Sharad Yadav's 'beautiful' remark stumps scribe

Janata Dal (United) president Sharad Yadav stumped a woman reporter in Bhopal on Tuesday with his "beautiful" remark.

Trade unions' strike tomorrow; banks, public transport likely to be hit in many states

The country braced for a two-day nationwide strike called by 11 trade unions from Wednesday in support of their charter of ten demands.

Centre not releasing funds on time, alleges Akhilesh Yadav

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday accused the Union government of not releasing funds of the centrally-aided projects and schemes in time, thus slackening the development process in the state.

Gang of burglars busted Phagwara, Shiv Sena activists held

The police have busted a gang of armed burglars headed by a Shiv Sena leader. Police have also recovered identity cards of Shiv Sena (Samajwadi) from the members of the gang.

Gujarat panchayat polls: Mixed results for ruling BJP

Ruling BJP in Gujarat had to face defeat in two district panchayats whereas the party won nine taluka panchayats out of 15 for which elections were held on February 17, state election commission said.

Govt offers JPC probe as BJP set to raise copter deal in House

The executive committee meeting of BJP's parliamentary party, chaired by LK Advani, decided to raise the issue in Parliament in a major way.

Pandemonium in Bihar assembly over 'surya namakar'

Bihar assembly today saw bedlam with RJD members demanding resignation of two BJP ministers for allegedly calling them 'Pakistani agents' after they protested against school students being made to do the 'surya namaskar' yoga asana.

TRS extends support to trade unions' strike

Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) has announced support to the two-day general strike called by the Central Trade Unions from Wednesday.

Govt to appeal against Gwalior court order blocking sites critical of IIPM

The department of electronics & information technology will appeal to the Gwalior court to vacate this order in the next hearing on Feb 28, an IT ministry source said.

Mamata's threat to foil strike illegal: CITU

The labour arm of CPM-CITU has threatened to file a case against Bengal chief secretary Sanjoy Mitra if the state government forcefully tried to stop workers from participating in the 'bandh'.

UPA won't return to power, Sharad Yadav says

There is no doubt that UPA has failed on all fronts and it would not return to power after next year's general elections," Sharad Yadav said.

India, UK to start negotiations on civil nuclear pact

Adding a new dimension to their strategic ties, India and the UK today decided to start negotiations on a civil nuclear pact to facilitate entry of British companies into emerging atomic power sector.

20 fishermen assaulted by Sri Lankan naval personnel

The navy personnel surrounded the fishermen's boats, allegedly beat them up and then took away the GPS equipment.

PM Manmohan Singh conveys 'concern' to David Cameron over graft claims

PM Manmohan Singh said he has conveyed his "serious concern" to British counterpart Cameron over allegations of corruption in a 2010 deal for Anglo-Italian helicopters.

Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav presents 'populist' budget keeping in mind 2014 Lok Sabha elections

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday presented a Rs 23,913 crore deficit budget for the state for 2013-14 at Rs 2,21,201.19 crore.

Akhilesh Yadav present populist budget keeping in mind 2014 Lok Sabha elections

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday presented a Rs 23,913 crore deficit budget for the state for 2013-14 at Rs 2,21,201.19 crore.

We have nothing to hide on VVIP helicopter deal, ready to face Parliament: Antony

Defence minister A K Antony refuted reports about his resignation over alleged kickbacks in the over Rs 3600 crore VVIP helicopter deal.

I-T raid at Maharashtra minister Bhaskar Jadhav's premises

The Income Tax department has conducted searches at the premises of Maharashtra minister Bhaskar Jadhav, after he came under scanner for the lavish wedding hosted at Chiplun, when many parts of the state were facing the prospect of a severe drought.

Akhilesh Yadav presents deficit budget for Uttar Pradesh

The budget tabled in the assembly showed a 10% increase from the last year's size of Rs 2,00,110.61 crore.

US court to hear human rights violation case against Punjab chief minister Badal

A US federal court will hold an evidentiary hearing on February 21 against Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal in an alleged human rights violation case filed against him by a Sikh rights group.

Antony not part of Manmohan's delegation holding talks with British PM Cameron

The defence minister is not part of the PM's delegation that will hold talks with the British prime minister during which defence deals are expected to come up for discussion.

Nagaland home minister resigns after Rs 1cr cash, arms found in his car

Nagaland home minister Imchen put in his papers after the Election Commission authorities seized cash amounting to more than Rs one crore and weapons from his vehicle on Monday.

Hold panchayat polls as per existing quota: SC to Andhra Pradesh

The Supreme Court on Monday cleared the decks for elections to the panchayati raj (PR) institutions in the state and an upbeat chief minister Kiran Kumar Reddy wants to hold the polls at the earliest.

David Cameron pushes prosperity corridor

Cameron is on a three-day visit to India with the largest trade delegation taken abroad by a British PM.

Women raise voice before budget session

With parliament's budget session starting on Thursday, social groups are building up pressure on the issue of violence against women. On Monday, two women's groups campaigned in different parts of the city on the subject.

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