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High Court: Citizens entitled to know details of donations given by President

Updated: Thursday at 17:30 hrs (IST)
The Delhi High Court on Thursday said that, under the Right to Information Act, every citizen is entitled to know the donations given by the President of India....   | Read..

Can’t spare Manmohan for President post: Cong

Updated: Thursday at 14:10 hrs (IST)
The Congress on Thursday ruled out sparing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for the President’s post, rebuffing the Samajwadi Party and Trinamul Congress, the two key ...   | Read..

Advani meets Jaya on President poll; decide to coordinate

Updated: Thursday at 16:40 hrs (IST)
Bharatiya Janata Party leader L K Advani on Thursday met Chief of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, Jayalalithaa, to discuss a possible coordination in backing a ...   | Read..

Inflation rises to 7.55% in May

Updated: Thursday at 14:15 hrs (IST)
Inflation moved up to 7.55 per cent in May because of a spurt in prices of potato, pulses and wheat, although onion and fruits showed a declining trend....   | Read..

Exports down 4.16 % in May, black news on import front as well

Updated: Thursday at 17:15 hrs (IST)
India's exports declined by 4.16 per cent to USD 25.68 billion in May due to unabated slump in global demand and slowdown in domesti...   | Read..

Govt defers decision on increasing urea price, GoM to study issue afresh

Updated: Thursday at 17:32 hrs (IST)
The government on Thursday deferred the Fertiliser Ministry's proposal to increase the retail prices of urea by 10 per cent to Rs 5,841 per tonne for the 2012-13 fiscal....   | Read..

Gold hits all-time high of Rs 30,550

Updated: Thursday at 17:35 hrs (IST)
Gold prices surged to an all-time high of Rs 30,550 per 10 gm in the national capital on Thursday on sustained buying by jewellers for the coming marriage season amid a firmi...   | Read..

Govt hikes paddy MSP by 16%; pulses, oilseeds by up to 37%

Updated: Thursday at 17:40 hrs (IST)
The government on Thursday announced a 16 per cent hike in support price of paddy at Rs 1,250 per quintal for the current kharif season and raised the MSP of oilseeds and pul...   | Read..

HC issues notice to CBI on Yeddyurappa's anticipatory bail

Updated: Thursday at 16:25 hrs (IST)
The Karnataka High Court on Thursday issued notice to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on the anticipatory bail petitions filed by former Chief Minister B S Yeddyura...   | Read..

Prime punch

Few are sure yet if this constitutes an open dare to the Congress leadership or the playing out of a scripted palace intrigue, but the presidential sweepstakes have been kick-jerked into a high. ...   | Read..

Kane-and-Abel chronicle

Theirs was the political rivalry to end all political rivalries. That a CPM candidate could be defeated in the 1980s from Jadavpur was not even in the realm of imagination. A...   | Read..

RS poll raids on MLAs

The CBI today seized a draft of Rs 40 lakh from JMM MLA Sita Soren’s Bhubaneswar-based father during raids to zero in on those who indulged in horse-trading during ...   | Read..

Centre land prod on money-saver project

In the time of a harsh summer, the Union power ministry is set to turn up the heat some more on the Jharkhand government for its inability to sort out land acquisition issues...   | Read..
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International RSS
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A speed-breaker on road of Indo-US collaboration has been removed in the run up to today's third bi...   | Read.. 
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HC raps govt for poll delay
Gauhati High Court has showcaused the Assam government and demanded the reason behind the 17-year d...   | Read.. 
Odisha RSS
Pricey greens bring on the blues
If being a vegetable means becoming "immobile", that word must take on its opposite meaning at mark...   | Read..