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Cabinet nod for job guarantee Bill
NEW DELHI, DEC. 15. The Union Cabinet today approved the draft National Rural Employment Guarantee Bill, ensuring at least 100 days of casual employment at a prescribed wage rate annually to one member of every poor rural household. "The draft ...
Airport near Hyderabad
NEW DELHI, DEC. 15. Paving the way for building a Greenfield airport at Shamshabad near Hyderabad, the Union Cabinet tonight cleared a Draft Concession Agreement to be executed between the Centre and the newly set up Hyderabad International ...
Lalu Prasad's absence causes furore
NEW DELHI, DEC. 15.The Opposition today forced an adjournment of both Houses of Parliament over the failure of the Railway Minister, Lalu Prasad, to make a statement on yesterday's train accident in Punjab. While much of the action was in the Lok ...
CHENNAI, DEC. 15. Right in the middle of a hall at Mylapore sits "M.S." with her famous tambura. Clad in deep red saree with black shades, the genius of song, sporting jasmine flower, is caught in a freeze frame that brings out the divinity of ...
Supreme Court to hear Acharya's bail plea on Friday
NEW DELHI, DEC. 15. The Supreme Court will hear on Friday a special leave petition (SLP) filed by the Kanchi Sankaracharya, Sri Jayendra Saraswathi, seeking bail in the Sankararaman murder case. He was arrested on November 11 and remanded to ...
Dalmia continues to be president, BCCI tells Supreme Court
NEW DELHI, DEC. 15. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) today maintained in the Supreme Court that Jagmohan Dalmia continued to be its president as the newly-elected office-bearers had not yet taken charge. Senior counsel A.M. ...
Zahira's mother turns hostile
MUMBAI, DEC. 15. Sehrunissa Sheikh, Zahira's mother, today turned hostile in court and said she did not see any of the rioters who had set fire to the Best Bakery on March 1, 2002. At the re-trial of the Best Bakery case here, she told the ...
Hijackers `have criminal records'
ATHENS, DEC. 15. Two armed men hijacked a bus carrying more than two dozen passengers early on Wednesday, threatening to blow it up with explosives unless they were taken to the airport and put on a plane, police and government officials said. ...
Overseas funds drive Sensex, Nifty to historic highs
MUMBAI, DEC. 15. The stock market indices, the Bombay Stock Exchange 30-share sensitive index (Sensex) and the National Stock Exchange's Nifty closed at their all time highs, driven by overseas funds. The mood in the market was extremely ...
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