November, 2009


Cong Confident of Winning Mayor Seat in BMC Elections

Congress sounds confident of winning the Mayor elections in Mumbai which are scheduled to be held tomorrow and of breaking the Shiv Sena-BJP rule in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). “We are very much sure of winning the seat of Mayor. The mayor will be from the Congress while deputy mayor will be from the NCP,” leader of opposition in the House, Rajhans Singh was quoted as saying by PTI. In the BMC, the Congress and other opposition parties have a total of 109 seats, of which congress has 76,Read More

Govt Seeks Report on Online CAT Exam Status

With confusion over the Common Admission Test (CAT) for institutes of management and business schools still prevailing, the government has sought a status report on the failure of online CAT exams. Regarding disruption of the computer based exams, the HRD Ministry asked for the report from the Convener of CAT. The report has to be submitted at the earliest by a professor from IIT Kolkata, who is in charge of the online exam. It may be mentioned that the morning slots at IMS Ghaziabad and Bangalore were cancelled on MondayRead More

Three Dead as Car Falls into Satna River

Bhopal  —  Three people were killed when the car, they were travelling in, fell into a river in the Satna district of Madhya Pradesh, said the police on Monday. The accident occurred as the driver failed to negotiate a turn in Jaitwara locality late on Sunday and the vehicle fell into the river, they added. The victims, identified as Kailash Tiwari, Satnam and Dinkar, were on their way back after attending a wedding. Share +1 Tweet PinShares 0

Editorial: Delayed As It Is

…the very finding that Koda got his wealth after 2000 when he became a minister and a bulk of which during 2006-07 when he was chief minister, is a very crucial point of probe. He became chief minister with Congress party’s support. It’s natural if Congress leaders are suspected a role in Koda’s monetary misadventure. The delay in his arrest has been seen in this light … No one can really question if there was delay in arresting former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda in 4000 crore money laundering scam,Read More

Liberhan Commission Should’ve Indicted Congress, Leaders: Nitish

Accusing the Congress of being “responsible” for the demolition of Babri Masjid in Ayodhya, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said the Liberhan Commission should have indicted the party and its leaders. With the issue gaining in significance, Nitish’s statement came a day after the Opposition RJD called for the indictment of all 68 people named in the commission report and NDA partners BJP termed the report as ‘politically motivated’. “The Congress is responsible for the demolition of the Mosque at Ayodhya and the Liberhan Commission should have indictedRead More

Investigators Question Employees at Kaiga Plant

Investigators at the Kaiga Nuclear Power Plant questioned employees on Monday, a day after preliminary investigations listed “internal sabotage” as a possible cause behind the recent radioactive contamination of drinking water at the high-security facility. Media reports attributing the information to a plant official said, the probe team, which includes nuclear scientists, questioned employees present at the plant on the night of November 23, when radioactive heavy water (tritium) vials were put in the water cooler. The official added that the probe was being conducted by “relevant agencies” and thatRead More

LS Question Hour Cut Short as MPs Remain Absent

The Question Hour in the Lok Sabha was on Monday cut short when parliamentarians who had earlier give notice to ask questions did not turn up in the House. Speaker Meira Kumar invited MPs to ask questions but, due to absence of members who were to ask questions, only two questions were raised, one related to defence and other to rural development. Kumar carried on with the proceedings of the Question Hour amid protests by CPM, BSP, and SP members for sending a central team to take a stock ofRead More

AEC Chairman Kakodkar Resigns

Anil Kakodkar, the noted nuclear scientist who played a vital role in the Indo-US civil nuclear deal, has resigned as the chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). During 45 years of his distinguished services to the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Kakodkar served as DAE secretary on superannuation, played a crucial part in the Indo-US nuke deal and other inter-governmental civil nuclear cooperations agreements with great negotiation skills. He also has distinction of receiving an extention as AEC chairman thrice, holding the post for nine years. He is theRead More

Obama Warns Pak Not to Use LeT as Strategic Tool

Sending the sternest warning to Pakistan so far, US President Barack Obama has asked it to stop using militants like Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), said reports. The reports also said that the President even warned Islamabad of serious action it doesn’t stop use of terrorists as a strategic tool. Obama, the reports went to add, has also written to Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari on the issue, which the US National Security Advisor hand-delivered to Zardari during his Pakistan visit. Obama has told Zardari that if he is unable to act againstRead More

Economy Records Better than Expected 7.9% Growth in Second Quarter

Rebounding strongly, the Indian economy has registered a GDP growth of 7.9 per cent in second quarter, better than expected. In the first quarter, a growth of 6.1 per cent was recorded and in last fiscal, it was 7.7 per cent. The strong growth in GDP rate was attributed to the manufacturing sector which grew at 9.2 per cent in the second quarter as compared to 5.1 per cent last year. In spite of concerns over monsoons, a positive growth of 0.9 per cent was recorded in comparison to 2.7Read More