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  • 07-Oct-2006 | Our Political Bureau

    Dengue toll crosses 40

    The Delhi High Court today criticised the Central and Delhi governments for failure to prevent dengue and sought their reply as to why they failed to implement the directions passed by it in 1996.

  • 05-Oct-2006 | Our Political Bureau

    Dengue toll 40, AIIMS students vacate hostels

    All but final-year MBBS students have left the hostels of All India Institute of Medical Sciences, which is reeling under dengue. The fever has killed 40 people in the country. The toll in Delhi is 14

  • 28-Sep-2006 | Our Political Bureau

    Moily panel pitches for three more IIMs

    The Oversight Committee has recommended setting up of three new IIMs and several IIT-type institutions to ensure 27 per cent OBC quotas without affecting the general category candidates.

  • 19-Sep-2006 | Our Political Bureau

    Toys toying with life: Study

    The endless instalments of toys coming into the market are poison, says a study by leading NGO Toxic Links.

  • 01-Sep-2006 | Our Political Bureau

    Congress fights shy of PDP wrangle in Kashmir

    Embarrassed by the internal skirmishing in the ranks of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and angry at the bid to draw the Congress into an internal power struggle, the Congress made no attempt to

  • 25-Aug-2006 | Our Political Bureau

    Delhi quota protests deferred for 3 months

    Doctors and medical students in the national capital today suspended their anti-quota stir for three months after the reservation Bill was referred to a Parliamentary panel.

  • 25-Aug-2006 | Our Political Bureau

    PSU divestments: CPM demands probe

    The CPI(M) today demanded an inquiry into the findings of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG), which pointed out discrepancies in the disinvestment of government shareholding in public

  • 25-Aug-2006 | Our Political Bureau

    RJD, JD(U) MPs in ugly spar in LS

    The Lok Sabha saw another display of bad behaviour when Rashtriya Janata Dal MP Sadhu Yadav and Janata Dal (U) leader Prabhunath Singh bad-mouthed each other and almost came to blows.

  • 24-Aug-2006 | Our Political Bureau

    Delhi Human Development Report released

    Delhi is the best if you go by the wealth it has - amongst the richest state earning Rs 47,000 per capita income, and lowest per centage of people below poverty line - 8% as against the national

  • 24-Aug-2006 | Our Political Bureau

    SEZs a business for real estate players: Elders

    Nath rapped for benefits to 'builders lobby'.

  • 24-Aug-2006 | Our Political Bureau

    Rao on indefinite hunger strike

    Although there was no official word on whether the government had accepted the resignation of Telangana Rashtra Samithi leaders K Chandrashekhar Rao and A Narendra, Rao today began an indefinite

  • 24-Aug-2006 | Our Political Bureau

    SRK to get cola lessons

    Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Sachin Tendulkar, Aamir Khan... all those who have been advertising Coke and Pepsi can expect some tutorials from activist Vandana Shiva in the coming months. The

  • 23-Aug-2006 | Our Political Bureau

    TRS chief quits UPA govt

    The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) today pulled out of the UPA government, slamming the Congress party for "betraying" the people of Telangana.

  • 23-Aug-2006 | Our Political Bureau

    Quota covers creamy layer: Paswan

    Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister Ram Vilas Paswan today set to rest doubts about the inclusion of the creamy layer in the Bill for 27 per cent quota for OBCs in higher educational institutions.

  • 22-Aug-2006 | Our Political Bureau

    No reference to creamy layer in Quota Bill: Paswan

    Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers Ram Vilas Paswan today set to rest doubts about the inclusion of creamy layer in the Bill for 27% quota in higher educational institutions.

    The Bill

  • 22-Aug-2006 | Our Political Bureau

    Cabinet nod to quota Bill

    No decision on 'creamy layer' yet.

  • 22-Aug-2006 | Our Political Bureau

    Left to up pressure on price rise issue

    Sensing an imminent rise in the prices of LPG and kerosene, the Left parties said they would renew their pressure on the ruling coalition to stop forward trading in foodgrains and prevent the dilution

  • 22-Aug-2006 | Our Political Bureau

    UPA in damage control mode after Rao`s threat

    The Congress and the UPA government went into crisis management mode after Labour Minister K Chandrashekhara Raos threatened to give up his Cabinet berth over the Telengana issue.

  • 21-Aug-2006 | Our Political Bureau

    Congress sweats as Natwar preps for Kisan rally

    The Congress party is waiting with trepidation for K Natwar Singh to carry out his threat. On his behalf, the Rajasthan Kisan Sangarsh Samiti today said at least five lakh people Jats will attend a

  • 21-Aug-2006 | Our Political Bureau

    Unions seek unified fund manager

    PM 'positive' on demand for workers' capital trust.

  • 21-Aug-2006 | Our Political Bureau

    Cabinet to take up quota Bill today

    The Union Cabinet will meet here tomorrow to consider a Bill for 27 per cent reservation for other backward classes (OBCs) in institutions of higher learning.

  • 21-Aug-2006 | Our Political Bureau

    TRS chief to go on fast for Telangana

    Union Minister for Labour and Employment and president of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi K Chandrashekhara Rao is learnt to have decided to go on a fast-unto-death to protest the UPA government's

  • 19-Aug-2006 | Our Political Bureau

    CAG indicts agencies on SSA

    The Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) has been a victim of serious financial irregularities. Not only have there been target slippages, the programme, aimed at getting every child between 6 and 14 in school

  • 19-Aug-2006 | Our Political Bureau

    Kalam clears Office of Profit Bill

    Following the setting up of a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to arrive at a comprehensive definition of what constitutes an Office of Profit, President APJ Abdul Kalam signed the Prevention of

  • 19-Aug-2006 | Our Political Bureau

    Shekhawat emerges presidential `favourite`

    With exactly one year to go for the election of the President of India, there is one contender for the office whether he wants it or not: Rajya Sabha Chairman Bhairon Singh Shekhawat.