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India needs to revisit 1962 humiliation for catharsis

New Delhi, October 10: Any reading of the Sino-Indian war of 1962 does not look good for India. Whether it was Jawaharlal Nehru's misreading of Chinese intentions in the wake of his support to Tibet's rebellion, India's "forward policy" that meant different things to different people, Mao Zedong's desire to teach India a "lesson"...

Disproportionate assets case: CBI free to probe Mayawati, SC says

New Delhi, October 9: The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice to the Centre and the CBI on a petition seeking continuance of investigation into alleged disproportionate assets of farmer UP chief minister Mayawati.

The apex court admitted a petition seeking review of its earlier judgment quashing the CBI FIR against Mayawati in...

Sonia Gandhi takes on Haryana khaps over rapes, sends out a warning

Sacha Khera, October 9: Taking a tough stance on the rising number of rapes in the country, especially after a spate of incidents were reported in Haryana, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday sent out a sharp message to Khap panchayats saying they cannot supersede the judiciary. Sonia also said that strictest action will...

US woos Indians with college degrees at Rs 5.3 lakh

Washington, October 9: That American degree you so coveted and was unattainable because of high costs may not be so out of reach after all. Some US colleges have taken the first tentative steps to beat down soaring tuition fees by proposing a $10,000 (about 5.3 lakh) degree that also takes aim at the nearly trillion dollar college...

IOC slashes petrol price by 56 paise

New Delhi, October 9: State-run Indian Oil Corporation slashed petrol prices by Rs 0.56 per litre from Monday night, giving some relief to inflation-battered common man.

The revision, however, excludes the state levies, the IOC said in a statement.

The prices were revised downward due to the rupee appreciating against the dollar in the recent...

Mayawati likely to make her stand on support to UPA clear at grand rally in Lucknow today

Lucknow, October 9: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati will kick off her party's 2014 Lok Sabha election campaign on Tuesday with a grand rally in Lucknow. The rally coincides with sixth death anniversary of party founder Kanshiram. Mayawati is expected to come down heavily on the UPA government on issues like...

15 Greenfield airports to come up in next few years

New Delhi, October 8: Giving a push to aviation infrastructure development, Government is planning to build 10-15 greenfield airports and modernising 50 others in the non-metro cities over the next few years.

"About 50 non-metro airports are being modernised within the next 2 years and overall 10-15...

Robert Vadra calls India banana republic, activists mango people

New Delhi, October 8: Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra and India Against Corruption members on Monday sparred on online social media after Vadra posted a contemptuous message about the anti-corruption activism in the country.

Vadra wrote on his Facebook page: "Mango people in...

Bal Thackeray rakes muck over Jairam's toilet comment

Mumbai, October 8: Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray Monday launched a stinging attack against union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh for his remarks comparing toilets with temples and said the Congress was responsible for the sorry state of affairs.

It was indeed shocking how nearly two-thirds of...

Pranab's son in fray, bolstered by dad's goodwill

Jangipur (West Bengal), October 8: The welfare projects undertaken by his father President Pranab Mukherjee during his tenure as Lok Sabha MP have stood son Abhijit, contesting the Oct 10 Jangipur Lok Sabha by-poll in West Bengal's border district of Murshidabad, in good stead.

Abhijit,...