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CBI probe against Mulayam, his son to continue in DA case: SC

New Delhi, December 13: The Supreme Court today directed CBI to go ahead with the probe against Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and his son UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav in a disproportionate assets case.

However, the apex court dropped the CBI probe against Dimple...

Nationwide Mobile Number Portability by Feb: Sibal

New Delhi, December 13: Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal today said nationwide Mobile Number Portability (MNP) is expected to be rolled out by February next year, which will allow users to retain their numbers even if they move from one state to another.

"For the timely implementation of the National...

Gujarat polls: 38 per cent polling in first five hours

Rajkot/Ahmedabad, December 13: An average 38 per cent voting was recorded in the first five hours of polling across 87 seats in the first phase of Gujarat polls which will decide the fate of state political big-wigs like Keshubhai Patel, BJP's R C Faldu and Congress' Arjun Modhwadia.

"An average 38 per cent polling has been recorded till 1 PM,"...

Election Commission warns Oil Minister Veerappa Moily not to announce policy decisions during Gujarat elections

New Delhi, December 13: The Election Commission warned Oil Minister Veerappa Moily for making policy announcement on increasing the subsidised cooking gas cylinder cap from six to nine a year.

Conveying its strong displeasure to Mr Moily...

SC acquits Chishti of murder charge, allows him to return home

New Delhi, December 12: Pakistani microbiologist Mohammed Khalil Chishti was today acquitted by the Supreme Court of the murder charge in a 20-year-old criminal case and was allowed to return to home without any restriction.

However, the apex court declined to interfere with his conviction for voluntarily causing hurt under section 324 of...

India successfully tests nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Agni-I missile

Bhubaneswar, December 12: India Wednesday carried out a successful test of its nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Agni-I missile from a military base in Odisha, an official said.

The intermediate-range ballistic missile, which can strike a target 700 km away, was tested from a facility on Wheeler Island near Dhamra...

Pandit Ravi Shankar, 92, passes away in San Diego

San Diego, December 12: Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar passed in San Diego on Tuesday. He was 92. He was admitted to the Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla last Thursday after he complained of breathing difficulties. He breathed his last at 4.30 p.m. Pacific Time.

The legendary musician and composer...

After GMR, Indian carmakers in deep waters in Sri Lanka

New Delhi, Dec 12: After the Maldives, India’s economic interests are in deep waters in another neighbouring island nation, Sri Lanka.

Notwithstanding the setback in its efforts to help the GMR Group in the Maldives, New Delhi has now taken up the cudgels for Indian carmakers and...

Households likely to get 9 subsidized LPG cylinders a year

New Delhi, December 11: The government will raise the cap on supply of subsidized cooking gas (LPG) to nine cylinders per household in a year from current restriction of six, oil minister M Veerappa Moilysaid.

"I think it is likely to go up definitely from six (cylinders)...

Mumbai airport authorities seize seven Kingfisher planes

Mumbai, December 11: Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MIAL) has seized seven Kingfisher Airlines (KFA) aircraft for non-payment of airport dues, an official source said Tuesday.

MIAL has already served two notices to Kingfisher demanding clearance of dues totalling Rs.53 crore.