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India’s N-stations safer than Japan’s


India has no real threats from nuclear disasters as yet, for more than one reason. The first is that Indian nuclear plants are located sufficiently far from subduction zones or that which is prone to

Admission rules relaxed for Kashmiris

All state-run educational institutes have been told to reserve seats for children of Kashmiri migrants from the next academic year as already being done in professional courses through the Common Entr

CBI starts Batcha death probe


A day after the CBI registered a case in the death of Sadiq Batcha, a close aide of arrested former communications and IT minister A. Raja, a team of the agency’s officials on Wednesday searched the b

BJP election campaign in Assam is a star-studded affair


Yesteryear actors ‘Dreamgirl’ Hema Malini, who has recently been nominated to the Rajya Sabha by her party BJP and ‘Shotgun’ Shatrughan Sinha, who is also the saffron party’s MP from Patna Sahib, are

Sushma’s not game for cricket diplomacy


Asserting that cricket should remain a sport and not construed as a medium for dialogue and diplomacy, leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj, on Thursday criticised the Centre and said

Apex court stays Rs.2 rice scheme

In a major setback to the Left Front government in Kerala, the Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday put a stay on the extension of the Rs.2-per-kg rice scheme to all the ration card holders.

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Cops can’t count school kids: SC

The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the Kerala High Court order asking the state government to engage police personnel in head count of the poor students given admission by private aided schools under

2G scam: CBI quizzes A. Raja

Dec 24: The CBI began its questioning of former Telecom Minister A Raja on Friday in connection with its probe into the 2G Spectrum scam. He is being questioned at agency's headquarters in Delhi.


More rural folks shop online: survey

If you had thought that e-commerce was meant for the geeks of the metros, you are in for a surprise. Rural Indians are active online shoppers and online shopping is active in 1054 rural towns in India

Chennai kidnapping: Police arrest MBA grads, rescue schoolboy


Chennai: Two MBA graduates who masterminded the kidnapping of 13-year-old Keerthi Vasan, a student of DAV public school in Mogappair, were nabbed by the police on Wednesday.

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