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Modi on Time cover leaves NDa divided

The cover story of this week’s Time magazine on Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi, praising his development model in the state and speculating whether he can be the prime ministerial candidate for 2014 general elections, has evoked mixed reaction among the NDA constituents.

13/2 hit: ‘Red corner’ notices for 3 Iranians

The investigative agencies have identified three Iranians as suspects in the February 13 terrorist attack on an Israeli woman diplomat here last month, and the government has initiated the process of issuing Interpol “red corner” notices for their arrest. Warrants have already been issued against all three, who fled India shortly after the attack.

Go if you can’t govern: Opp.

The Opposition parties on Thursday asked the government to quit if it could not govern properly and referred to an “inbuilt instability’’ evident from the piquant situation created for the UPA government by its ally Trinamul Congress chief Mamata Banerjee seeking removal of the railway minister for increasing fares in the Rail Budget. Taking a swipe at the government, BJP leader M. Venkaiah Naidu said if the Congress could not talk to its allies and govern properly, it should “get out”.

BJP raises pitch on Lokpal

The Opposition is all set to corner the government on the corruption issue behind the demand of a discussion on the Lokpal Bill which it wants to be taken up on Tuesday. But the government plans to bring this bill for consideration and passing in the Rajya Sabha in the second part of the Budget Session of Parliament.

Mamata drops Punjab, UP visits after Congress anger

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday dropped plans to attend the swearing-in ceremonies of the new chief ministers of Punjab and Uttar Pradesh later this week after the Congress convey

Senior cops in dock for selling call data

Sikh youth take part in a turban-tying competition to mark Hola Mohalla in east Delhi on Sunday. 	— AFP

Two senior Delhi police officers are in the dock for allegedly procuring call detail records of some “influential” personalities from telecom operators in Mumbai for investigations and selling them to

IPS man cremated in Mathura village

The mortal remains of IPS officer Narendra Kumar Singh were consigned to flames in his native village Lalpur in Mathura district on Friday. The officer had been crushed to death by a tractor trolley in Morena district in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday, when he tried to check illegal mining in the area. The pyre of the officer was lit by his wife Madhurani Tewatia and the ceremonial guard of honour was given to the slain officer.

FIR quashed, BSY wants CM post back

In a major legal triumph for BJP state strongman B.S. Yeddyurappa, the Karnataka high court on Wednesday declared as “bad in law” a chapter in the Lokayukta report that indicted him on illegal mining and caused his exit as chief minister.

India revokes visa to Fukushima survivor

The Indian government has cancelled a visa granted to Maya Kobayashi, a Fukushima survivor due to visit India and share her experiences with communities who would be affected by the proposed nuclear power plants, including the Koodankulam Nuclear Project.

More trouble for Kingfisher

It was a triple whammy for cash-strapped Kingfisher Airlines on Wednesday. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the suspension of Kingfisher from the “IATA Clearing House” which essentially is a mechanism “to enable airlines and associated companies to settle interline billings securely and efficiently”.

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