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Modi casts vote; 6.7 pc polling in first hour

Ahmedabad, December 17: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Monday exercised his franchise at a school in Ahmedabad during the second phase of the state assembly elections, which saw about 6.7 per cent polling across 95 constituencies in the first hour.

“In the very first hour,...

Rs 600 per month enough to feed family of five: Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit

New Delhi, December 16: In a statement smacking of utter disregard for the poor, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said on Saturday that Rs 600 per month is enough for a family of five to sustain itself. "In Rs 600, he would get dal, rice and wheat. A family of five can easily complete their needs,"...

Abu Jundal worked for Indian intelligence agencies, alleges Malik

New Delhi, December 16: Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik claimed that Lashkar-e-Taiba operative Abu Jundal, who was deported from Saudi Arabia, was an agent of Indian intelligence agencies, a charge rubbished by the Home Ministry.

“We are also puzzled. Abu Jundal was a known criminal…He was...

Will review UPA support if ignored on quota: Mulayam

Lucknow, December 16: Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Saturday warned the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government not to take him for granted. He said this when asked about possibilities of reviewing 'outside' support to the UPA-II if it overlooks his opposition to the proposed constitutional amendment bill providing quota to scheduled castes...

PV wanted Ram temple at Ayodhya: P.V.R.K. Prasad

Hyderabad, December 15: Former Prime Minister, the late P.V.Narasimha Rao, wanted the construction of the Ram temple at Ayodhya through an ‘apolitical’ trust and prepared an ‘unshakeable’ master plan. He believed this could be done by the trust that could enjoy ‘acceptability’ from all corners of the Hindu religion because it was headed by Sringeri seer Sri Bharati Theertha Swamy...

Pakistan interior minister Rehman Malik compares 26/11 carnage with Babri

New Delhi, December 15: Pakistani interior minister Rehman Malik dealt a blow to the efforts to normalize bilateral ties by raking up the Babri issue and seeking to draw a parallel between destruction of the mosque and terror attacks including the 26/11 carnage in Mumbai.

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Mayawati's DA case: Ex-CBI director alleges political pressure in probe; govt rejects claim

New Delhi, December 14: The government has rejected former CBI director US Mishra's allegation that he faced political pressure when he was investigating the disproportionate assets case against former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and BSP chief Mayawati.

"As far as CBI is concerned, it is an independent organisation that has been working within...

Govt to take more steps to turnaround economy, says FM

New Delhi, December 14: Finance Minister P Chidambaram today said the government will take some more steps in the next few weeks to revive the economy and boost investment sentiments.

"I am confident that the steps we have taken, and some more steps that we will take in the next few weeks, will...

Deeply divided Godhra braces for poll

Godhra, December 14: A decade after Godhra provided the spark that ignited almost the whole of Gujarat into a communal cauldron, this relatively underdeveloped constituency in the prosperous state remains deeply divided along religious lines.

Going to poll in the second phase on December 17, the Muslims, who have a large...

Indians now live longer, but in poor health in old age: Study

New Delhi, December 14: First the good news: Indians are living much longer than they did 40 years ago.

The life expectancy (LE) at birth of an average Indian male has gone up by 15 years between 1970 and...