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Introduce Jan Lokpal bill at earliest in Par

New Delhi: As Anna Hazare`s fast entered the fifth day, his team today demanded early introduction of the Jan Lokpal Bill in Parliament and said government can get it passed in days if it has the will. "It is the people`s demand that next Tuesday when Parliament opens, then the government should withdraw its version […]

Par should immediately pass Lokpal Bill: Naqvi

New Delhi: Amid a strong anti-corruption campaign led by Anna Hazare, senior BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday said Parliament should set aside all business and pass a strong Lokpal Bill at the earliest so that questions raised over the credibility of Legislature are answered. The Rajya Sabha member wrote a letter to Prime […]

China vows security crackdown in restive Xinjiang

Beijing: With China blaming recent attacks in Xinjiang on extremists trained in Pakistan-based terror camps, Islamabad has promised to help its all-weather ally fight Uyghur militants in the far-western frontier region and proposed "integrated border management" to address the issue. Pakistan and China are "entwined so closely that any move to hurt China`s security in […]

Hamas announces end of ceasefire with Israel

Jerusalem: Amid spiralling violence that claimed 22 lives in two days, Palestinian Gaza Strip ruler Hamas today announced an end to the informal ceasefire with Israel. Hamas` military wing, Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, announced that it is no longer committed to the Gaza region ceasefire with Israel. "There is no longer a lull vis-?-vis Israel, […]

Indian team security increased in England

London: The Indian team`s security has been increased by the England Cricket Board after the touring players expressed apprehension about their safety in the wake of the recent riots here. According to `The Daily Telegraph`, "the added measures, being paid for by the England and Wales Cricket Board, are thought to include 30 undercover policemen […]

Parliament panel seeks public opinion on Lokpal Bill

New Delhi: A Parliamentary committee has sought public opinion and suggestions on the Lokpal Bill, giving people 15 days to send their feedback on the measure which proposes to create an anti-corruption watchdog. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Law and Justice and Personnel today issued an advertisement in dailies giving out salient features of the?Bill […]

Anna fast on, awaits Govt call for dialogue

New Delhi:Anna Hazare’s fast demanding a strong Lokpal entered the fifth day on Saturday with his Team saying they were ready to talk to the government but no such communication channels have been opened. Mr. Hazare came to the podium at around 10 a.m. as supporters started pouring in Ramlila Maidan where he launched his […]

Parliament should consider Lokpal Bill: Naqvi

New Delhi: Amid a strong anti-corruption campaign led by Anna Hazare, senior BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today said Parliament should set aside all business and pass a strong Lokpal Bill at the earliest so that questions raised over the credibility of Legislature are answered. The Rajya Sabha member wrote a letter to Prime Minister […]

US condemns Pak mosque bombing

Washington: Condemning the deadly suicide attack on worshippers at a mosque in Pakistan as "deplorable violence", the US has said it continues to stand by Islamabad in its efforts against those seeking to undermine democracy and freedom. Through their violent actions, terrorists continue to demonstrate "blatant disregard" for the efforts of the Pakistani people to […]

Seeing off the new ball spells success for England

London: The strategy of using up as much of the new ball as possible is the secret of England`s batting success in the ongoing Test series against India, revealed middle-order mainstay Kevin Pietersen. "One of the principles our team lives by is using up as much of the new ball as possible. Getting opposition bowlers […]

AAI chairman held guilty of contempt of court

New Delhi: Airport Authority of India (AAI) chairman VP Aggarwal on Friday moved the Delhi High Court challenging its single-judge bench`s order convicting him for contempt of court for his failure to appoint a man as an AAI manager as per its earlier order. On Aggarwal`s appeal, a division bench of justices Vikramajit Sen and […]

CPI-M politburo member M K Pandhe dead

New Delhi: Communist Party of India-Marxist politburo member M K Pandhe died of cardiac arrest at a hospital here in the wee hours today. Pandhe, 86, died at the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital at 12:30 AM. Pandhe was admitted to the hospital last night after he complained of chest pain. He was the also the […]

Small airports to be built in West Bengal

Kolkata: Several small airports will be built in different cities in West Bengal to improve air connectivity, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Friday. "A number of small airports will come up in different cities, tourist attractions and district headquarters like Malda, Digha and Asansol," Banerjee said while laying the foundation stone of […]

Murthy steps down as Infys Chairman

Bangalore: N R Narayana Murthy today stepped down as Chairman of Infosys, bringing the curtains down on his 30-years of illustrious innings at the helm, even as he sought to inspire the new leadership team and the employees to take the company to greater heights. At the farewell ceremony at the NASDAQ-listed company`s headquarters here […]

Passage of Lokpal Bill before Aug 30 unlikely

New Delhi: The possibility of passage of Jan Lokpal Bill by August 30 as demanded by Anna Hazare is unlikely, sources in the Government and Congress said on Friday night. The sources noted that the Lokpal Bill, introduced by the government in the Lok Sabha, was currently before a Parliamentary Standing Committee which has got […]

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