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BJP cautions PM against holding talks with Pak

New Delhi: BJP on Saturday cautioned Prime Minister Manmohan Singh against India holding talks with Pakistan in the wake of a top US Army Commander`s statement that ISI was working in "close coordination" with terror groups. Referring to the comments of the Chairman of US Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen that Pakistan`s ISI is […]

One hour workout must to stay young

London: Mere jogging with a dog or taking a stroll in the mall is not enough for older women to stay glamorous and healthy. So women, rev up your treadmills as according to a latest research, an hour of moderate activity a day is needed for older women at a healthy weight who aren`t dieting. […]

Men look at womens breasts first

New Delhi: Women often say that men tend to ogle at their breasts and their face is the last thing they notice, and now a scientific study has found evidence to prove them right. Scientists have found that almost half – 47 per cent – of men first glance at a woman`s breasts. A third […]

Spring clean your mind to avoid memory lapses

London: Struggling to remember names and numbers? It could be because you know too much and need to declutter or spring clean your mind, scientists say. A new research by Canadian scientists showed that the memory lapses that come with age are not simply due to brain slowing down. Instead, they could be because the […]

Raja and others complain of deficient documents

New Delhi: Former Telecom Minister A Raja and two corporate honchos, who have been chargesheeted in the 2G Spectrum allocation scam case, on Saturday complained to a Delhi court that documents supplied to them by the CBI were incomplete. In an application filed before Special CBI Judge O P Saini, Raja, Unitech Wireless (Tamil Nadu) […]

CPI-M demands investigation of Modis role in 2002 riots

New Delhi: The CPI(M) on Saturday demanded immediate investigation of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi`s role in the 2002 post-Godhra riots and his prosecution following accusations by a senior state police officer. Noting that the affidavit filed by the officer, Sanjeev Bhatt, had alleged that Modi had "instructed senior police officials in a meeting not […]

Prez on 5-day State visit to Mauritius from Sunday

New Delhi: President Pratibha Patil will on Sunday embark on a five-day State Visit to Mauritius during which she will address the National Assembly and hold discussions with the island nation`s top leadership. During the visit, Patil will also be conferred Honorary Degree of Doctor of Civil Law by the Mauritius University. During her meetings […]

Digvijay backs demand for Dalit in Lokpal Bill panel

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Saturday backed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati`s demand for inclusion of a Dalit representative in the Lokpal drafting committee while Justice Santosh Hegde does not seem to find any merit in it. "The demand is valid," Singh said when asked about Mayawati`s demand. However Hegde, who is […]

UPA govt favouring pesticide lobby: Achuthanandan

Thiruvananthapuram: Stepping up the attack on the Centre over the issue of banning Endosulfan, Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan on Saturday accused the UPA government of favouring the pesticide lobby. Achuthanandan also termed as "deplorable" Prime Minister Manmohan Singh`s stand that a further detailed study was needed before considering a nationwide ban on it. […]

Khurshid rules out any changes in Lokpal committee

New Delhi: Amid roiling controversy over Lokpal Bill drafting committee members, Union Minister Salman Khurshid today ruled out any changes in the panel and said the government is looking forward to receiving inputs from Justice Santosh Hegde on the bill. "I value his (Hegde) contributions enormously and hold high respect for him. I hope he […]

Hegde may reconsider move to quit joint committee

New Delhi: Justice Santosh Hegde on Saturday indicated that he may not resign from the joint drafting committee on Lokpal Bill after Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee`s statement that the government was looking forward to enacting a strong anti-corruption legislation. "It is a nice gesture on the part of the Chairman (Mukherjee) to issue a statement. […]

Buddha censures CPI-M leader for abusing Didi

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Saturday censured veteran CPI(M) leader Anil Basu for allegedly using abusive language against Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee at an election meeting and asked him to be cautious in the future. Expressing displeasure over the use of such language by Basu at Arambagh yesterday, Bhattacharjee said in […]

Law and order situation in WB matter of grave concern: PM

Katwa (WB): Launching a frontal attack on the ruling Left Front government, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said the law and order situation in West Bengal was a matter of "grave concern" and called for a change to give a fresh lease of life to the state. "The law and order situation in the […]

Three ultras lay down arms in Jajpur

Jajpur: Three hardcore Maoists, including a 15-year-old boy, involved in offences like attack on security forces and abduction surrendered before the police in Jajpur district on Saturday. The rebels were identified as Harish Badra, Laba Badra of Baligotha village in Jajpur and Banamali Jerai of Jamabahali village in Keonjhar district, Jajpur superintendent of police D […]

Poachers give a slip, 19 dead avians recovered

Khurda: In yet another wildlife poaching case, Tangi wildlife officials on Friday recovered as many as 19 dead and one live bird in Chilika here. Acting on tip off, the wildlife officials conducted a raid and recovered the dead birds. However, the poachers managed to give a slip to the officials. The officials recovered rare […]

Army deserter arrested in Jammu district

Jammu: A jawan, who had deserted the Army a year ago, was arrested in Poonch district and handed over to his unit. On specific information, a police team raided a house in Chajjla village in the district last night and arrested Army deserter Sepoy Mohmmad Lateef, police said on Saturday. Lateef, who had deserted Army`s […]

WB polls: 16 p.c. turnout in first two hours

Kolkata: Sixteen per cent polling was recorded in the first two hours of voting in 50 constituencies in three districts of West Bengal on Saturday. “In the first two hours, polling was 16 per cent. There was no report of any untoward incident so far,” Election Commission office sources said here. Asked whether the polling […]

I am still a Marxist and will campaign for Left: Somnath

Birbhum (WB): Putting behind the bitterness over his expulsion from CPI(M), at least for now, former Speaker Somnath Chatterjee plans to campaign for the party in the Assembly elections as he still feels he is a Marxist. He attacks Trinamool Congress led by Mamata Banerjee charging it with "harping on change" but not giving any […]

Student dies in road mishap, mob block N.H. 5

Bhubaneswar: A mob on Saturday morning blocked national highway no. 5 in protest against the death of a college student who was killed in a road accident near Kuhuri in Khurda this morning. The deceased has been identified as Subash Behera, the son of Nityananda Behera, a resident of Behera sahi area in Dikshitpara. According […]

Bank accounts for students to avoid irregularities

Bhubaneswar: After facing several scams in the disbursement of government funds while carrying out various development progarmmes in the state, School and Mass Education department has found solution to avoid irregularities in the distribution of bicycles for students; as it proposed to open savings accounts for students studying in government and aided schools in the […]

BJD leader shot at in Ganjam

Berhampur: In a horrific incident, miscreants on Friday opened fire at Saroj Panda, BJD leader in Hinjilikatu of Ganjam district.    While the miscreants fled the spot, Panda, sustaining severe bullet injuries, was rushed to the nearby Hinjilikatu hospital and later was shifted to the MKCG Medical College and Hospital here. According to Panda’s family […]

Govt asks Collectors to fix water crisis

Bhubaneswar: Perturbed over the grim scenario of drinking water scarcity in eight districts, the Rural Development department has asked the district collectors to step up measures to fix tube wells and dig wells in the state. This has come after the expiry of first deadline on March 31 in which the state government had cautioned […]

Boy killed in accident, 2 policemen injured

Paradip: Police personnel had to bear the ire of mob following death of a minor boy who was hit by Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) van on Friday. The infuriated people set afire the vehicle and roughed up the policemen thereby injuring two of them. As per reports, the incident took place near Station Road when […]

MESCO workers unrest in Keonjhar

Keonjhar: Striking employees of MESCO mines at Tanto here on Friday resorted to cease work demanding pay revision and regularization of service. The dissatisfied lot staged demonstrations in front of administrative office which affected usual operations at the site.   Though the authorities have assured to come out with solutions to the crisis by May 31, […]

Man injured in firing at Cuttack

Cuttack: Two unidentified assailants fired several rounds of bullets at a man at 8.30 am on Friday at Matia Mangala square in Jobra. The man who sustained bullet injuries has been identified as Amiya Ranjan Behera. Though he escaped narrowly, bullets hit below his left underarm. Later he was admitted into SCB Medical College Hospital, […]