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Arun Jaitley attends BJP function
( 14-Mar-2009 )

New Delhi, Mar 14 (ANI): After skipping a key party meeting on Friday to express his displeasure over an appointment, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) General Secretary Arun Jaitley on Saturday attended an event at the party headquarters here.   The BJP president Rajnath Singh and party&rsqu ....
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SAARC nations to meet in July to discuss slump
( 14-Mar-2009 )

New Delhi, Mar. 14 (ANI): To deal with a slump in exports, the eight South Asian nations, including India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, will meet in July to finalize the modalities of trimming the list of sensitive items to step up regional trade.   “Officials of the SAARC countries will mee ....
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Congress to contest 14 seats in West Bengal, enters into pact with Trinamool
( 13-Mar-2009 )

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More SC/ST seats in 15th Lok Sabha
( 13-Mar-2009 )

New Delhi, Mar 12 (ANI): The 15th Lok Sabha will have 11 more reserved seats for the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. The number of total seats, however, will remain 543. The number of constituencies reserved for Scheduled Castes has increased from 79 to 84 after the delimitation of the const ....
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Manmohan Singh likely to meet Obama in London on sidelines of G20 meet
( 13-Mar-2009 )

New Delhi, Mar 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely to meet with US President Barack Obama on the sidelines of the G-20 meeting in London next month.   Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon said in Washington that officials of two countries are also discussing a visit by Secretary ....
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Cong?s Chhattisgarh, Gujarat lists out
( 13-Mar-2009 )

New Delhi: The Congress has announced the lists of candidates for the forthcoming elections to the Lok Sabha from Gujarat and Chhattisgarh. The party, however, continued to struggle to put together the list from Madhya Pradesh.   Party sources said the clamour for Lok Sabha seats by sitting ....
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Kandhamal ?soured? BJP-BJD ties
( 13-Mar-2009 )

New Delhi: The attacks on Christians in Kandhamal between August and October last year was a major sore point with Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik who was repeatedly sending messages to his NDA and government partner BJP’s central leaders to rein in their sangh parivar brethren in the VHP ....
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Lalu Prasad: Vikas purush banks on caste
( 13-Mar-2009 )

New Delhi: RJD supremo Lalu Prasad and LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan may have made some very uncharitable remarks about each other in the last five years but now both seem to have realised that it is either swim or sink together. And the way their alliance shapes up may well hold the key to how tough t ....
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Desi Air Force One to take first VVIP flight soon
( 13-Mar-2009 )

New Delhi: The PM's spanking new, highly-secure office in the sky is now finally ready for `inauguration' after some delay. Manmohan Singh may well get a whiff or two of the plush environs but it will really be the new PM who will enjoy the smooth ride after taking over in May-June.   ....
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Almost half of Indian women married as minors: Study
( 13-Mar-2009 )

New Delhi: Laws banning child marriages were introduced in the country in 1929 but 80 years down the line, the social ill continues to be as grave as ever. Nearly half the women in India are married off before they reach the legal age of 18, a joint Indo-American study announced in the medical journ ....
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BJP raps Mulayam over ''cash distribution''
( 13-Mar-2009 )

New Delhi/Lucknow, Mar 13 (ANI): As the Election Commission slapped a notice on Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav for violating the Model Code of Conduct, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has also rapped Mulayam. The Congress, however, has played soft with its key ally. Demanding strict ac ....
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Witherspoon''s new movie turned her son into alien slayer
( 13-Mar-2009 )

New Delhi, Mar 13 (ANI): Reese Witherspoon has revealed that her new movie ''Monsters vs Aliens'' brought out her five-year-old son Deacon''s violent tendencies.   In the movie, the blonde actress voices the character of Susan, a woman who swells to 42ft 11ins tall and ....
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Nicole Scherzinger?s ?sexy congratulatory message? to MBE-receiver Hamilton
( 13-Mar-2009 )

New Delhi, Mar 13 (ANI): Nicole Scherzinger came up with a rather “saucy” idea to congratulate her racing ace beau Lewis Hamilton on receiving an MBE—she sent him a sexy video message   The Pussycat Dolls singer was upset because she couldn''t be with her British rac ....
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Nepal asks India for more electricity
( 13-Mar-2009 )

New Delhi, Mar 13 (ANI): Nepal has requested India to expedite construction of transmission lines damaged by Koshi floods and the cross border lines so that the amount of power imported from India could be increased. During the fourth high-level secretarial meeting of the Joint Committee on Water R ....
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