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Press Registrar, T. Jayaraj presenting a report ‘Press in India 2010-11’ to the Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Uday Kumar Verma

Press Registrar, T. Jayaraj presenting a report ‘Press in India 2010-11’ to the Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Uday Kumar Verma

Press Registrar, T. Jayaraj presenting a report ‘Press in India 2010-11’ to the Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Uday Kumar Verma
PM, Dr. Manmohan Singh & PM of Japan, Yoshihiko Noda, at the joint press conference

PM, Dr. Manmohan Singh & PM of Japan, Yoshihiko Noda, at the joint press conference

The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh and the Prime Minister of Japan, Yoshihiko Noda, at the joint press conference
The Prime Minister of Japan, Yoshihiko Noda inspecting the Guard of Honour

The Prime Minister of Japan, Yoshihiko Noda inspecting the Guard of Honour

The Prime Minister of Japan, oshihiko Noda inspecting the Guard of Honour, at the ceremonial reception, at Rashtrapati Bhavan
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Tweets that made headlines (2011 In Retrospect)

New Delhi, Dec 28 Some kicked up a storm, others brought good news, while some gave instant fame. Welcome to the world of Twitter, where messages flout every rule in the grammar book but are keenly followed, tweet by re-tweet. In 2011 authors Chetan Bhagat...
apex-court

Apex court spared neither holy cows, nor corrupt in 2011

New Delhi, Dec 28 It was a year of judicial activism as the Supreme Court was in 2011 called on to adjudicate on a wide swathe of issues ranging from governance, to graft, to police high-handedness. In the process it was as harsh on the corrupt as on...
apex-court

Key Supreme Court decisions in 2011

Judicial milestones of 2011 Jan 21: Life term upheld for Australian Graham Staines’ killers Ravinder Kumar Pal alias Dara Singh and Mahender Hambram in Odisha. March 3: Appointment of Central Vigilance Commissioner P.J. Thomas struck down. March...
india-parliament

Lokpal in Rajya Sabha, Congress in Trinamool tangle

New Delhi, Dec 28 The government Wednesday expressed confidence of mustering a majority in the Rajya Sabha to pass the Lokpal bill, a day after it faced an embarrassing defeat over a constitutional amendment bill in the lower house. “The government...
national-consumer-helpline

Over 10,000 calls to National Consumer Helpline in November

New Delhi, Dec 28 The National Consumer Helpline (NCH) received 10,434 calls during November, officials said Wednesday. In addition to these telephonic complaints, 634 complaints were also received through the online complaint system on the NCH website. The...
biejing

Beijing gets 200 million tourists

Beijing, Dec 28 The Chinese capital received a record 200 million tourists this year, an official said Wednesday. The number — both domestic and overseas tourists — rose about 15 percent year-on-year, Lu Yong of the Beijing Municipal Tourism...
bhagwat-gita

India welcomes Russian court’s dismissal of Gita ban plea

New Delhi, Dec 28 India has welcomed the dismissal by a Russian court of a plea to ban the Hindu holy scripture the Bhagvad Gita. “We are happy to learn that the legal case in connection with the publication, ‘Bhagvad Gita as it is’,...
india-parliament

Rajya Sabha to take up Lokpal debate Thursday

New Delhi, Dec 28 After a day of confusion on whether the Lokpal bill was to be moved in the Rajya Sabha Wednesday, the upper house is to take up the bill for debate on Thursday. The announcement was made in the upper house by Deputy Chairman K. Rehman...
bhagwat-gita

‘Ban Gita’ plea dismissed in Russia

New Delhi, Dec 28 Hindus in Russia Wednesday posted a major victory in a hard-fought six-month legal battle as a Siberian court axed a plea seeking to ban the Bhagavad Gita and to brand the holy text “extremist” literature. During the final...
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Vijaya Kanth Takes Over as New Financial Commissioner (Railways)

New Delhi, Dec 28: Vijaya Kanth has taken over as the new Financial Commissioner (FC) (Railways) and ex-officio Secretary to the Government of India.  She assumed her charge on 26/12/2011.   Prior to her appointment as FC in Railway Board, Kanth was...
Himachal to develop biotechnology park

Himachal to develop biotechnology park

Shimla, Dec 28 Himachal Pradesh Tuesday decided to develop a biotechnology park in Solan district, an official said here. The state cabinet decided that the department of industries would develop the park infrastructure at Aduwal in Nalagarh tehsil at...
metro-station-russia

World’s deepest metro station to be in Russia

St. Petersburg (Russia), Dec 28 A new subway station, the world’s deepest, will be unveiled in downtown St. Petersburg, authorities said. The Admiralteiskaya station lies over 100 m below the surface. Its opening Wednesday will decrease the load...
Congress plans action against absentee MPs

Congress plans action against absentee MPs

New Delhi, Dec 28 After lack of numbers in the Lok Sabha killed a move to grant constitutional status to the Lokpal, the Congress Wednesday said it was planning disciplinary action against MPs who were absent from the house despite a party whip. Minister...
President gives nod to amended Lokpal Bill

President gives nod to amended Lokpal Bill

New Delhi, Dec 28 President Pratibha Patil Wednesday gave her nod to the amended Lokpal Bill, as approved by the Lok Sabha Tuesday, paving the way for its introduction in the Rajya Sabha. It is now up to the government to decide if it wants to introduce...
India-US ties have lost momentum: US experts

India-US ties have lost momentum: US experts

Washington, Dec 28 : Welcoming the “admirable choice” of Nancy Powell, a “capable South Asia hand” as the next United States Ambassador to India, two US experts have said US-India relations need “careful nurturing”...
Retail Saga: WHO BENEFITS TODAY?…

Retail Saga: WHO BENEFITS TODAY?…

Retail Saga WHO BENEFITS TODAY? By Dharmendra Nath  New Delhi, Dec 28, 2011: Widespread misery of potato farmers across the country from Haryana to Gujarat again draws our attention to grievous shortcomings of our current retail trade. Good economic...
india-parliament

Lok Sabha passes Lokpal bill but no constitutional status

New Delhi, Dec 28 The Lok Sabha Tuesday gave its assent to the historic Lokpal bill after the government agreed to bring official amendments at the end of marathon 10-hour debate which saw the opposition tearing into the legislation. However, the government...