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India watchdog urges scrapping of telecom licences

New Delhi,December 11, 2010m (AFP): India's telecom watchdog has called for the licences of operators caught up in what could be the country's largest corruption scandal to be cancelled, a statement said Saturday. The proposal to cancel 38 permits came as the government reeled under fierce attacks

VC of Darul Uloom Deoband passes away after prolonged illness

Muzaffarnagar - Vice-chancellor of leading Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband, Maulana Marghoobur Rahman passed away on Wednesday at his native place Bijnor after prolonged illness. He was 99 and bedridden for the past several months, sources at seminary said. His body was brought to Deoband and w

Tata slams Rajeev Chandrasekhar and GSM operators

Ratan Tata hits back, drags BJP into 2G scam NEW DELHI: Tata Group supremo Ratan Tata on Thursday termed as "politically motivated" the efforts of the GSM lobbyists, including Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar, saying their endeavour was to embarrass the Prime Minster Manmohan Singh and the rulin

3 accused in bomb blast case acquitted

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday ordered the acquittal of three main accused in the case relating to bomb blast at the RSS office in Chennai and directed their release forthwith. The TADA court in Chennai had awarded life imprisonment to them. A Bench of Justice B. Sudershan Reddy and Justi

Explosion in Varanasi, at least 20 injured

Varanasi, 7 Dec 2010 (PTI) - An explosion rocked the holy town of Varanasi here this evening leaving at least 20 including some foreign tourists injured. ADG Brij Lal said seven persons were injured of which four have been hospitalised. However, eyewitnesses said at least 20 people were injured, whi

Guv rubs govt the wrong way again

Bangalore, Dec 5, DHNS :In a fresh salvo against the B S Yeddyurappa government, Governor H R Bhardwaj on Sunday accused it of ''deliberately'' trying to create confusion among the public by handing over land scam cases to a judge when the issue was pending before the Lokayukta. "The only forum com

Airlines lower overall fares

New Delhi -Air travellers can breathe easy ahead of Christmas and New Year festivities as low-cost domestic airlines have slashed their average fares by 20-25 per cent on Sunday following intense pressure from the government. The lowering of tariffs will come as a relief to passengers who were for

26/11: Answer SM Mushrif queries, high court tells govt

The high court on Wednesday sought a reply from the government on whether it has investigated the issues raised in former inspector general of police SM Mushrif's book Who killed Karkare. The division bench of justice BH Marlapalle and justice UD Salvi were hearing two petitions, one by former Bih

CBI registers case

New Delhi, Dec 4,2010 (PTI):The CBI today registered a case against unknown persons for hacking and defacement of its official website by people who identified themselves as ''Pakistani Cyber Army''. The CBI registered the case under various sections of Information Technology Act and said efforts w

Trust vote ruckus: Committee to submit report on errant MLAs

Bangalore, December 3(UNI): The House Committee probing the misconduct of the 15 opposition party members in Karnataka Legislative Assembly during the first trust vote on October 11 for Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa will submit its report in the next ten days.Appachu Ranjan, legislator fr

Majority of Muslim MLAs in Bihar are young, highly educated

Patna: Majority of the 19 Muslim candidates including two women who got elected in the recently held Bihar Assembly election 2010, are new faces, young and highly educated. The average age of the newly elected 19 Muslim MLAs is 45 years. Only five of the 15 Muslim MLAs in the last assembly could win

Houses damaged, police heighten alert in town

Bagepalli, December 2, DHNS :Two groups of the same community clashed over a dispute relating to prayers at the Noorani Masjid Mohalla in the town on Wednesday night.A war of words between the two groups in the night took the form of a clash by late night. A youth was stabbed in the incident. He is

IIM-A students to start helpline on corruption

Ahmedabad, November 29, (PTI):At a time when the country is being rocked by a number of scams, some students of Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad have decided to launch a helpline on corruption to curb the menace.A group of six IIM-A students proposed the idea of starting the helpline to form

'Parents want regulatory body for TV programmes'

Lucknow, Nov 28 (PTI): About 63 per cent parents who have young children want a regulatory authority to curb sex and violence in TV programmes, particularly those telecast in the prime time slot, a new survey has revealed.With children these days spending more and more time in front of the idiot box

Kaiga atomic plant becomes operational

Kaiga (Karnataka), Nov 27 (PTI):India's 20th nuclear power plant today became operational here taking the total installed atomic power capacity in the country to 4780 MW.The indigenously-developed 220 MW capacity Unit 4 of the Kaiga Atomic Power Station attained criticality at 8.07.22 a.m. making In

India ushers in mobile number portability

After a prolonged wait, India on Thursday launched the Mobile Number Portability (MNP) era, allowing mobile phone users to switch operators without changing numbers. Launching the new service at Rohtak in Haryana near Delhi, Union Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal said the service would be unleashed in

Sohrabuddin fake encounter: CBI indicts Amit Shah, Gujarat police

NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday submitted its final probe report in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case and indicted former Gujarat minister of state for home Amit Shah and several top ranking anti-terror squad (ATS) officials of foul play. The CBI on Thursd

Rosaiah submits resignation to Governor

HYDERABAD, Nov 24,2010 (PTI): Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Konijeti Rosaiah has submitted his resignation to Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan on Wednesday afternoon.The Chief Minister announced his decision to quit "due to advanced age" at a hurriedly convened press conference and later drove to Raj Bhav