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Mayawati spent Rs 86 crore of public money on her bungalow

Lucknow, May 9: BSP chief Mayawati spent over Rs 86 crore of public money to renovate her 13 Mall Avenue bungalow that she is entitled to as a former chief minister. The renovation work began after Maya took over as chief minister in 2007 but the bulk of the work got completed towards the...

No end to the Air India stalemate, more flights affected

New Delhi, May 9: The crisis at Air India continues on Wednesday with no end to the stalemate between the management and the pilots. However, reports say that Air India's pilots may strike a deal with the government and return to work. This comes after the cash-strapped national career sacked 10 agitating pilots, derecognised their union, the Indian...

Muslim clerics, leaders welcome apex court ruling on Haj

New Delhi/Lucknow, May 8: Majority of Muslim clerics and leaders Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court ruling directing the government to eliminate in the next 10 years the subsidy given to Hajis - pilgrims to the holy Makkah.

The clerics and leaders said that instead of...

Clinton, Krishna discuss terror, Afghanistan

New Delhi, May 8: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Tuesday and Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna discussed terrorism emanating from the region, the Afghan situation and other global issues.

Clinton, in India on a three-day visit, met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress...

Government threatens to shut Air India international flights if pilots go on strike

New Delhi, May 8: Erstwhile Air India pilots are threatening to strike work but the government may not be ready to play ball this time. The pilots threatened to go on strike from Monday night, minutes after their talks with the airline management and aviation ministry failed on the issue of training for the...

Manmohan Singh explains to Hillary Clinton India’s need to engage Iran for its energy security

New DelhI/Kolkata, May 8: India wants Iran to fulfill international obligations with regard to its nuclear programme, but New Delhi cannot lose sight of its energy security needs, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told US secretary of state Hillary Clinton during a wide-ranging discussion here on Monday.

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Aligned on non-proliferation but energy ties guided by national interests, PM tells Hillary

New Delhi, May 8: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday told U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that India was aligned with the international community on checking the spread of nuclear weapons but would be guided by its national interests on securing its energy supplies.

India's stand on non-proliferation and approach to importing oil...

Gujarat riots: Probe Modi, says Supreme Court amicus curiae

New Delhi/Ahmedabad, May 7: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's role in the 2002 riots in the state should be probed, Raju Ramachandran, the amicus curiae appointed by the Supreme Court in the case, has said in his final report.

According to...

U.S. agrees to treat West Bengal as partner for investment: Mamata

Kolkata, May 7: The U.S. has agreed to treat West Bengal as a partner state for investment in the changed political situation, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said in Kolkata on Monday.

“As per partner state, they will invest in West Bengal which was not taking place due to the political...

129 army personnel found guilty in human rights violation cases

Srinagar, May 7: As many as 129 army personnel, including three dozen officers, were found guilty of human rights violations mostly in Jammu and Kashmir and Northeast in the last two decades, defence sources have said.

Following the establishment of human rights cell in 1993,...