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  • Russia and India attempt to 'polish' ties during Vladimir Putin's visit

    As Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives here on Wednesday on a two-day visit to lift sagging Indo-Russian relations, on the table also is to declare India's commercial capital Mumbai an international diamond hub. This could catapult their bilateral trade in diamonds from a paltry $611 million...

    Tuesday, 9 December 2014 - 7:35am
  • Black money: Over 1.19 lakh crore of unaccounted money in India itself

    While the nation awaits the results of government efforts to bring back black money stashed away, the money is very much here and within the reach of the arm of law. In the last three years, between 2011 to September 2014, authorities have traced over Rs 1.19 lakh crore, as undisclosed income in...

    Monday, 8 December 2014 - 7:20am
  • Babri: Institutional failure

    In his recently released book “Destruction of the Babri Masjid: A National Dishonour”, author and legal luminary AG Noorani traces the conspiracy and discusses how the civil and criminal cases concerning the title to the Babri Masjid and accountability for its destruction on December 6, 1992, have...

    Saturday, 6 December 2014 - 9:01am
  • Janata Parivar scrambles to take Congress space in opposition

    Leaders of six constituents of the erstwhile 'Janata Parivar', which here on Thursday formally decided to merge, asserted to play an effective Opposition not only in Parliament but also outside it. "We genuinely felt there was no effective opposition to the ruling BJP. Congress is still to come out...

    Friday, 5 December 2014 - 7:30am
  • Quiet reforms by Narendra Modi- Double edged sword

    Smiles to consumers, tears to farmers

    Tuesday, 2 December 2014 - 5:25am
  • Israel intel punches holes in US strategy against Islamic State

    As the threat of Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) looms large not only in the Middle East, but also in India, an Israeli intelligence assessment has punched holes in the American strategy in containing the terrorist organisation. A 80-page study conducted by the Tel Aviv-based Meir...

    Sunday, 30 November 2014 - 5:50am
  • Chinese shadow on SAARC may prove troublesome for India

    India may have taken solace in effectively isolating Pakistan at the recently concluded SAARC summit at Kathmandu by forcing a reluctant Islamabad into inking pacts on energy cooperation. However, the hush-hush tones of certain countries to pitch in for including China as a ninth member in the...

    Sunday, 30 November 2014 - 7:40am
  • Power cuts ahead as 53 plants stressed due to fuel shortage

    Acute power shortage may be in store for consumers with central government on Thursday admitting that 53 power plants across the country were stressed for want of fuel. The amount stuck in these power plants is a whooping Rs 1.54 lakh crore. Union power minister Piyush Goyal told Lok Sabha that the...

    Friday, 28 November 2014 - 6:25am
  • Jammu and Kashmir- Congress list has all, scamsters, sex accused and molesters

    Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi may have effectively raised the bar in rest of the country for selecting candidates with integrity to contest parliamentary and assembly elections, but it is otherwise in Jammu and Kashmir.

    Thursday, 27 November 2014 - 7:30am
  • From cricket scam to iron ore mining?

    Two accused in the Rs 113cr JKCA scam invested in Meghalaya mines

    Tuesday, 25 November 2014 - 7:30am