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    Assam Government expresses concern over rhino poaching

    Guwahati: Assam Governor Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya today expressed concern over rhino poaching and said that all measures would be taken to protect the world famous one-horn animal. “The situation is very serious and I am very much concerned about it. All the people of Assam are very much concerned. I just had a talk with the chief minister. All are pained about the things happening,” Acharya told reporters on the sidelines of the Budget Session

  • Opposition furore in RS over Mufti’s statement on J-K polls

    New Delhi: Opposition in Rajya Sabha today created a furore over Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s statement crediting Pakistan and Hurriyat for the smooth assembly polls, with the Centre jumping to do damage control by saying security forces and the people were responsible for the peaceful polls. Congress calling Sayeed’s statement “anti-national”, Shantaram Naik (Cong) said immediately after being sworn-in, Chief addressed a press conference where he credited “people from across the border”,

  • Hartal, Thrissur

    Hartal paralyses normal life in Thrissur district

    Thrissur: The dawn-to-dusk 12-hour hartal called by CPI(M) in Thrissur in protest against the murder of a party worker here paralyzed normal life across the district today. Shops and commercial establishments remained closed in most parts of the district. However, services of Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) buses were not affected. CPI(M) Thirunelloor branch committee M Shihab was hacked to death at Pavaratty Chukku Bazaar near Thrissur last night. Party District Secretary A C Moideen

  • fourth navigation, satellite March 9

    India to launch fourth navigation satellite March 9

    Chennai: India will move closer to its own satellite navigation system with the launch of its fourth satellite tentatively slated for March 9, a senior official of the Indian space agency said on Monday.  “The launch is tentatively planned for March 9 evening around 6.35 p.m. However final green signal for the launch will be given days ahead of the satellite launch,” M.Y.S. Prasad, director, Satish Dhawan Space Centre, part of Indian

  • Police Shoot HomeLess Man In Los Angeles

    Los Angeles :  A suspect was killed in an officer-involved shooting in the Skid Row area of downtown Los Angeles, and video shows the deadly confrontation. The shooting remains under investigation.

  • Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

    Congress corners BJP on Mufti’s Pak remarks, asks PM to clarify

    New Delhi : Clearly feeling boxed in after Mufti Mohammad Sayeed gave ample indications of his political intent by showering praise on Pakistan and the Kashmiri separatist, the Centre on Monday distanced itself from the statement. But even as Home Minister Rajnath Singh asserted in the Lok Sabha that the Centre disassociates itself from Mufti’s statement crediting Pakistan and Hurriyat for smooth conduct of assembly elections, the Congress leadership sought an explanation

  • Black Money

    Blackmoney case: Court grants bail to Moin Qureshi, staff

    New Delhi: Controversial businessman Moin Akhtar Qureshi was today granted bail by a Delhi court after he appeared before it as an accused in a black money case filed by IT Department for allegedly not disclosing his income of nearly Rs 20 crore. A meat exporter, Qureshi appeared before the court in pursuance to summons issued against him on January 30. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Devendra Kumar Sharma granted bail to Qureshi on furnishing of a

  • Yogendra Yadav

    Feel sad: Yogendra Yadav

    New Delhi: AAP leader Yogendra Yadav on Monday said that he felt sad over false reports about him and Prashant Bhushan being unhappy with the happenings in the party, added this was a time to work with a large heart following their big win in Delhi.  “I feel sad and at the same time (feel like) laughing too after reading whatever is being said in the media about me and Prashant ji

  • Jagmohan Dalmiya

    Jagmohan Dalmiya elected BCCI president

    Chennai : Jagmohan Dalmiya on Monday was formally elected as the Board of Control for Cricket in India president by the body’s annual general meeting held here. According to reports, Anirudh Choudhary has been elected as treasurer of the body, with Sanjay Patel stays retaining his post as BCCI secretary.

  • Ashok Chavan new Maharashtra Congress chief 

    Mumbai: Former chief minister Ashok Chavan has been appointed the new Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee president, while Sanjay Nirupam will be the new Mumbai party chief, officials said on Monday.

  • Jose Mourinho, Chelsea

    Mourinho determined to chase more titles post Chelsea’s Capital One Cup win

    London : Chelsea football team manager Jose Mourinho claimed his first trophy since returning for his second spell as the club’s boss and is determined to chase more titles after his squad bagged the Capital One Cup on Sunday with a 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the final. John Terry and Diego Costa did the damage, both with the aid of deflections, either side of the halftime as Tottenham’s hopes of repeating

  • Arsenal, Everton, PL table

    Arsenal clinch 2-0 win over Everton to reclaim third spot in PL table

    London : Arsenal climbed back to the third place in the Premier League table with a 2-0 win over Everton, thanks to Olivier Giroud’s first-half goal to reward Arsene Wenger for supporting him. Wenger kept the striker in his starting line-up even though he missed several chances during Wednesday’s 3-1 Champions League defeat by Monaco, and Giroud paid off the support by volleying in Mesut Ozil’s corner six minutes before half-time.

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Healthcare challenges for AAP government in Delhi

    New Delhi : With the crowning of Aam Aadmi Party’s government in Delhi, there is a renewed interest in public as to how the party will bring about better governance and public good. After all, the expectations are high as Delhi voters catapulted the activist party into power with whopping 67 out of 70 seats, forcing Arvind Kejriwal to admit that it was a ‘scary mandate’.

  • Gold

    Gold futures rise on global cues

    New Delhi: Gold prices rose by Rs 248 to Rs 26,939 per 10 grams in futures trade today as speculators engaged in enlarging positions amid a better trend overseas. At the Multi Commodity Exchange, gold for delivery in June was up by Rs 248, or 1 per cent, to Rs 26,939 per 10 grams in a business turnover of 34 lots. The metal for delivery in April moved up by Rs 250, or 0.94 per cent, to

  • Mumbai terror attack, Zakiur Rahman Lakhvi

    Mumbai mastermind Lakhvi comfortably hosting guests, watching TV inside jail cell

    Karachi : A report has said that Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the prime suspect and alleged mastermind of the Mumbai terror attacks in 2008, is leading a “comfortable life” inside Adiala Jail. According to the Dawn, Lakvi can receive any number of guests at any time of the day, seven days a week, a jail official said. He also watches television, uses a mobile phone and has access to the internet. The report said that

  • Ebola

    North Korea to lift Ebola ban on foreign tourists: tour group

    Seoul: North Korea is set to lift a four-month ban on foreign tourism imposed over concerns of the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, a Beijing-based tour group said today. Koryo Tours, one of the handful of agencies running regular tours to the North, said it had been contacted by the National Tourism Administration in Pyongyang with news that there was “some movement” over the current travel ban. “We were told we should expect confirmation later

  • Jagmohan Damiya 1

    Original cricket Czar Dalmiya is back at the helm of BCCI

    New Delhi :  There is more intrigue in a BCCI election than there must have been in a medieval palace kingdom. This time too the much delayed Annual General Meeting was expected to be a trial of strength between the Srinivasan group and the Sharad Pawar group. However, after a bout of intriguing power play, former BCCI and ICC chief Jagmohan Damiya of Kolkata has returned as board president and replaced Narayanaswami Srinivasan, who had been

  • Silver

    Silver futures soar by Rs 407 per kg on global cues

    New Delhi: Silver prices jumped by Rs 407 to Rs 37,421 per kg in futures trading today as speculators created fresh positions after it rose in overseas markets. At the Multi Commodity Exchange, silver for delivery in May rallied by Rs 407, or 1.10 per cent, to Rs 37,421 per kg in a business turnover of 920 lots. Likewise, the white metal for delivery in March traded higher by Rs 340, or 0.93 per cent, to Rs 37,056

  • HSBC

    Manufacturing growth slips to 5-month low in Feb: HSBC

    New Delhi: Manufacturing growth slipped to a five-month low in February as the pace of order-flows slowed and companies also reduced their workforce numbers during the month, says an HSBC report. The headline HSBC India Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) — a composite gauge designed to give a single-figure snapshot of manufacturing business conditions — fell from 52.9 in the previous month to a five-month low of 51.2 in February. This is the second consecutive month

  • Arun Jaitley

    Arun Jaitley’s tell-tale tax numbers

    New Delhi : For the sake of record we have it that the economy is doing well, and based on the new GDP numbers it is supposed to have grown at the rate of 6.9 percent in 2013-14, 7.4 in 2014-15 and is targeted to notch-up anywhere between 8.1 to 8.5 in 2015-16. These revised numbers have come after the Central Statistical Organisation ( CSO) changed the base year to 2011-12. Otherwise the