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You opposed retail FDI in 2002, so why this rush now? Sushma to PM

Updated: 4 December 2012, Tuesday;18:55 hrs (IST)
Slamming the government for allowing Foreign direct investment in retail, Opposition on Tuesday asked it to withdraw the decision in national interest fearing it would render retailers jobless, impoverish farmers and hurt consumers....   | Read..
 

EC tells govt to put on hold rollout of Aadhar cash transfer in Gujarat, HP areas

Updated: 4 December 2012, Tuesday;14:43 hrs (IST)
The Election Commission on Tuesday directed the Union government to put on hold the implementation of the Aadhar-based direct cash transfer scheme in some districts of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh in view of the assembly elections....   | Read..
 

Government rules out regulation of air fares

Updated: 4 December 2012, Tuesday;16:11 hrs (IST)
Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh on Tuesday ruled out any move to regulate air fares saying the government only wants the system to be made transparent....   | Read..
 

Indian couple in Norway convicted; father gets 18 months, mother 15

Updated: 4 December 2012, Tuesday;17:10 hrs (IST)
The Indian couple facing criminal charges of child abuse were convicted on Tuesday by a district court here with the father getting an 18-month jail term and mother being...   | Read..
 

Government confident motion against FDI will be defeated

Updated: 4 December 2012, Tuesday;13:44 hrs (IST)
The government on Tuesday hoped that parties will see through the ”politics” of Bharatiya Janata Party in the issue of allowing Foreign direct investment in retail and vote accordingly....   | Read..
 

Trinamul wants voting in RS on FDI

Updated: 4 December 2012, Tuesday;14:19 hrs (IST)
Trinamul Congress, which had earlier been ambiguous on the rule under which Foreign direct investment debate should take place, moved a motion in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday seeki...   | Read..
 

India sails into Asia whirlpool

The Indian Navy is training to deploy in the South China Sea to secure its oil assets in the event of a contingency, ....   | Read..
 

Symbolic moment in sea voyage

A gas tanker has powered its way across the top of the world and is scheduled to enter Japanese waters after a west-to-east voyage through the Arctic ice lasting 25 days....   | Read..
 

Bus fare SOS sent to Mamata

Bengal’s biggest bus operator union has written to Mamata Banerjee, questioning the logic of the government’s flip-flop on fares, pointing out how it could de...   | Read..
 

Saffron comrade to catch FDI mice

The Left has “Indianised” Deng Xiaoping’s theory that may now read as: it doesn’t matter whether a cat is white or saffron as long as it catches the ...   | Read..
 

Rubber planter abducted

Three persons from Assam have been abducted in two separate incidents in the past 48 hours — two in Lohit district of Arunachal Pradesh and one in Sivasagar distric...   | Read..
 

Gogoi junks Bangla disclaimer on influx

Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi today rubbished the claim by a delegation of Bangladesh MPs that the government had never taken up the issue of illegal migration with the ne...   | Read..
 

Bumper crop squeezed out of amla

Jharkhand has seen a bumper harvest of gooseberries this year, the 15,000-tonne yield being attributed to the efforts of two agricultural think tanks that managed to sow the ...   | Read..
 

Opp. mounts Panem heat

The state government iterated its hands-off policy in the ongoing blockade at Pachuara in support of oustees of a coal project amid several adjournments of the Assembly today...   | Read..
 

Marandi writes to PM

Former chief minister Babulal Marandi has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to set up a high-level inquiry into joint ventures formed by public sector enterprises for c...   | Read..
 

Govt claims SP, BSP support

A day before the Lok Sabha debates FDI in multi-brand retail, Congress managers were agonising over the prospects in the Rajya Sabha, as if victory in the lower House whi...   | Read..
 
“We would love to see a century at Eden,” a special fan told Sachin Tendulkar at a special event on Monday afternoon. ...  | Read
 
 
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