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Pravasi Bharatiya Divas kicks off

The Indian-origin Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, will be the chief guest at the 10th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, which kicked off in the pink city Saturday.

SC panel refuses Kerala dam plea

The Supreme Court-appointed empowered committee on the controversial Mullaperiyar dam on Tuesday refused to entertain Kerala’s plea to lower the reservoir’s water level from 136 feet to 120 feet.

Dam is strong, certify experts

The two technical experts of the Supreme Court-appointed empowered committee on Mullaperiyar dam on Monday submitted their report on the safety of the controversial reservoir before the full bench of the panel.

TN moves SC again over dam

The Tamil Nadu government on Friday submitted a fresh application before the Supreme Court-appointed empowered committee on Mullaperiyar dam requesting to dismiss Kerala government’s plea to lower the controversial dam’s water level to 120 feet.

Gowda to BJP: Restrain BSY

Karnataka chief minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda and state BJP president K.S. Eshwarappa on Wednesday urged the party central leadership to restrain former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa from creating “confusion” over his attempt to take over their respective posts.

Voter IDs for most in all poll states

The Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, scheduled to be held in seven phases by the Election Commission of India, will set a new record of being the longest poll in any state in the country so far. The model code of conduct has come into force with immediate effect in all the five states going to poll.

Gowda meets BJP top brass

Karnataka chief minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda on Friday met BJP top brass, including party chief Nitin Gadkari in New Delhi, a day after he got elected to the Upper House of the state. Calling himself an “eligible CM”, Mr Gowda also rubbished speculation of his predecessor B.S. Yeddyurappa’s reinstatment after 17 MPs from the state lobbied for the former CM before the BJP top brass.

PM concerned over House logjam

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday expressed his concern over the inability of Parliament to function smoothly and said it was the responsibility of all political parties to run the House effe

SC won’t tell PM to intervene in Mullaperiyar dam issue


A day before a proposed meeting between officials of Kerala and Tamil Nadu to resolve the Mullaiperiyar dispute, the central water ministry officially informed both states on Thursday that the meeting

Dam row: PM calls for restraint

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday urged an all-party delegation from Kerala to create a cordial atmosphere between the state and Tamil Nadu to enable his intervention to resolve the Mullaperiyar dam dispute. Following the meeting with the Prime Minister, the 23-member delegation, led by chief minister

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