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Modi skips BJP’s national meet

New Delhi: The two-day national executive meeting of the BJP began in New Delhi on Friday even as one of its most popular leaders and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi decided against attending the meet.Back



Agni-II ballistic missile test-fired 

Balasore: India's nuclear-capable, surface-to-surface Agni-II ballistic missile, with a strike range of 2000 kms, was today test-fired as part of user trial by the Army from the Wheeler Island off Orissa coast.




Prez leaves for Switzerland, Austria

New Delhi:President Pratibha Patil today left on a visit to Switzerland and Austria during which she will hold bilateral talks with the leadership there on the issue of blackmoney stashed away by Indians in Swiss banks and other key matters.  — PTIBack


Cabinet approves new mines Bill

New Delhi: A new mines Bill that provides for sharing of profits and royalty with project-affected people has been cleared by the Cabinet, Mines Minister Dinsha Patel said today.Back



Telangana stir: Bandh hits normal life in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: Normal life was badly affected as the daylong Hyderabad bandh, called by the Telangana Political Joint Action Committee as part of the ongoing agitation for a separate state, began in Hyderabad on Friday. Shops and business establishments were closed at many places in the city.Back



Swami Agnivesh gets interim bail

Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday granted interim bail to Swami Agnivesh in a case of hurting religious sentiments. The court, however, directed Swami to cooperate with the investigation agency.Back


Cash-for-votes: Delhi police files 2nd chargesheet

New Delhi: The Delhi police filed supplementary chargesheet in a court in the 2008 cash-for-vote case.Back



CNG in Delhi to cost Rs 2 more from tonight

New Delhi: Close on the heels of a sharp increase in petrol prices, CNG rates were hiked by a steep Rs 2 per kg today.



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