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National Investment Fund to be set up
NEW DELHI, JAN.27. The Central Government today decided to channel revenues from the public sector disinvestment process into a special instrument the National Investment Fund. This is meant to finance social sector schemes and capital ...
Entire Congress cannot be blamed for anti-Sikh riots: Commission
NEW DELHI, JAN. 27. A Commission of Inquiry, which probed the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in the capital, is understood to have recommended re-investigation of cases against some Congress leaders, including Sajjan Kumar, while not blaming the entire ...
Maoists kidnap over 1,000 students, teachers in Nepal
KATHMANDU, JAN. 27. About 1,100 students and teachers were abducted by Maoists in two separate districts of Nepal, according to a local radio today. According to the Kantipur FM radio, Maoist rebels on Wednesday abducted 650 or so students and ...
J&K Minister escapes bid
SRINAGAR, JAN. 27. The Finance Minister and People's Democratic Party leader, Muzaffar Hussain Baig, escaped an attempt on his life during an election campaign in Kashmir. In another incident, 26 were injured as militants hurled grenades at an ...
Bihar schoolgirl kidnapped
PATNA, JAN. 27. A schoolgirl was allegedly kidnapped in Hajipur while yet another student of a private school here went missing even as police remained clueless to successive abductions of three other schoolchildren in Bihar. Police said ...
Colombo. Jan. 27. The Sri Lankan Foreign Minister, Lakshman Kadirgamar, in an exclusive interview to The Hindu , says attempts to resume the peace talks with the LTTE "have not been a matter of consideration at this point in time." ...
Safin ends Federer's winning streak
MELBOURNE, JAN. 27.Ladies and gentlemen, at last the mystery has been cracked and the truth is out. Roger Federer really does belong to our species homo sapiens. The Swiss alchemist is human, vulnerable and beatable...but only ...
THE PETER ROEBUCK COLUMN
Can Inzamam's form save his neck?
Inzamam-ul-Haq will arrive in India with much on his mind. His fastest bowler has gone home early thereby ending a contribution that waxed and waned. Two of his spinners have been put under the special spotlight reserved for those with wonky ...
PORT BLAIR, JAN. 27.Three earthquakes of moderate intensity rocked the Andaman and Nicobar Islands since last night. ``The first quake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale was recorded at 9.29 a.m. today, while the second measuring 5 was recorded ...
Anupam Kher resigns
MUMBAI, JAN. 27.Actor Anupam Kher today resigned as the Chairman of the New Delhi-based National School of Drama (NSD). ``I am starting my own acting academy called `Actor Prepares' and I feel it is not morally correct to head any other ...
World marks Auschwitz's liberation
BRZEZINKA (POLAND), JAN. 27. World leaders and death camp survivors mourned victims of the Holocaust on the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp, gathering on Thursday at the place where Nazi doctors once sent new ...
No issues discussed in BCCI AGM
KOLKATA, JAN. 27. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) completed its adjourned 75th Annual General Meeting (AGM), finalising the election of its office-bearers here on Thursday. The office-bearers, including President Ranbir Singh ...
Businessman of the Year
LONDON, JAN. 27.Non-Resident Indian steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal has been named Fortune magazine's `Europe Businessman of the Year.'