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PM announces Rs.300 crore relief for Assam victims

Guwahati, July 28: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has announced Rs. 300 crore assistance for relief and rehabilitation measures for the violence-affected areas of Assam.

Addressing a press conference at the Circuit House in Kokrajhar after visiting two relief camps located near the town...

Angry over interview with Modi, SP expels party spokesperson Shahid Siddique

New Delhi, July 28: The Samajwadi Party (SP) on Saturday expelled its spokesperson Shahid Siddique who had interviewed Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for his weekly Urdu newspaper.

"Siddique does not belong to Samajwadi Party," top party leader Shivpal Yadav said.


Cong unlikely to replace Assam CM

New Delhi, July 28: Party leaders slam Gogoi for failing to visit Kokrajhar soon after violence broke out

Although embarassed by mishandling of violence by the Assam government, the Congress high command is unlikely to replace Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi.


I have full rights to live as I want, says N D Tiwari

New Delhi, July 28: Delhi high court judge Reva Khetrapal's decision to disclose the test result of Congress leader N D Tiwari's paternity came after a division bench of acting Chief Justice A K Sikri and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw earlier in the day dismissed his appeal against the single judge's July 19 decision, saying, "Not opening the DNA report...

Rahul Gandhi’s proteges promoted as he gears up for big leap

New Delhi, July 28: It may be a while before Rahul Gandhi moves in as the general, but his troops are already been moved to take charge.

Four Youth Congress members, all known to be Rahul's wards, have been elevated to the party's state units, and...

U.S.-sanctioned Iranian ships banned from Indian waters

New Delhi, July 27: India has imposed a ban on Iranian ships hit by U.S. sanctions from entering its waters, leaving the oil marketing companies (OMCs) with little options.

“We were to import four tankers or cargos of about 990,000 each from Iran in July. But were able to get one as the cost, insurance and freight...


Guwahati/Kokrajhar, July 27: As the situation in the riot-torn districts in lower Assam showed signs of improvement, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday said the situation would not have deteriorated had the Army been deployed from day one.

“We wanted the Army from day one of the crisis and now when it...

ND Tiwari is biological father of Rohit Shekhar: DNA test

New Delhi, July 27: In an embarrassment to veteran Congress leader N D Tiwari, a DNA test has confirmed that he is the biological father of Rohit Shekhar.

Earlier, the Delhi high court on Friday rejected his plea not to open his DNA report before...

Indian IT companies supported 2.8 lakh jobs in US last year: Nirupama Rao

Washington, July 27: Indian IT companies supported as many as 2.8 lakh jobs in America last year amid a gloomy employment scenario in the US and have invested a whopping over five billion dollars in FDI through acquisitions and green-field projects, according to India's top envoy here.


Thin crowd at Team Anna fast, men misbehave with women journos

New Delhi, July 27: Team Anna's indefinite fast against the UPA government entered the third day today with crowds still keeping away from the protest site where some people misbehaved with women media persons.

The crowd count was around 300 at 11 AM when Anna...