New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Transition in Afghanistan, with transfer of security responsibilities to Afghan national forces, was going on well, an international security expert said Monday.
Lucknow, March 4 (IANS) Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiya, former Uttar Pradesh minister and independent legislator from Kunda, Monday pleaded innocence and said he had nothing to do with the "tragic death" of circle officer Zia-ul-Haq. He said he was ready for any probe, including one by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Raja Bhaiyya had been named in the first information report filed in the murder of the circle officer in mob violence at Pratapgarh village Saturday
Kolkata, March 4 (IANS) Ruling out the possibility of an alliance with the Trinamool Congress, the Congress Monday demanded deployment of adequate central paramilitary forces for the peaceful conduct of the upcoming rural body polls in West Bengal. "We have learnt our lessons from our previous alliance with the Trinamool.
Jammu, March 4 (IANS) Tempers ran high in the Jammu and Kashmir assembly Monday during a debate on the hanging of Afzal Guru as an opposition party slammed Chief Minister Omar Abdullah for failure to protect Guru and the ruling National Conference condemned the politicisation of the issue. Opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) leader Mehbooba Mufti started the debate, saying it was "inhumane" that Guru's family was not allowed to meet him one last time before his execution in Delhi Feb 9. Mehbooba Mufti sought suspension of all regular business of the house to "discuss this issue of urgent nature".
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) The BJP Monday sought to know why no case was registered in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal even after a week while the government was insisting on forming a joint parliamentary committee to look into the scam. "This is the same government which was so hesitant in forming JPC earlier.
Dharamsala, March 4 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government has allowed Tibetan prime minister-in-exile Lobsang Sangay to use a red beacon atop his official car, an official said here Monday.
Agartala, March 4 (IANS) Leaders of the Left Front, which won 50 seats in the 60-member legislature in the Feb 14 election, met Tripura Governor D.Y. Patil Monday and staked claim to forming the government for the fifth successive term, a leader said. Ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) state secretary Bijan Dhar and Left Front convenor Khagen Das, an MP, met Governor Patil in Raj Bhavan and staked claim to forming the seventh Left Front government in the state since
New Delhi, March 3 (ANI): Bollywood's new Paa Abhishek Bachchan was in the capital to walk for Ritu Beri's charitable fashion show for children. The fashion event was held to raise funds for her charitable organization 'Blessed Hearts Foundation', a charity that helps to better the lives of under-privileged children.
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New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) A fired-up Scott Barr of Australia tees up at the SAIL-SBI Open Wednesday at the Delhi Golf Club here. Barr came agonisingly close to a maiden Asian Tour title at last year's event when he led by one shot with two holes remaining but his hopes ran aground with a costly triple bogey six on the penultimate par-three hole