Gogoi demands white paper from DoNER on fund release

Guwahati: Unhappy over inadequate flow of development fund from the Centre, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday said the Ministry for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) must come out with a White Paper on release of funds to the North Eastern States and the non-submission of utilisation certificates (UCs) by the N-E [Full Article...]


Pre-poll survey projects Nitish win in Bihar

New Delhi: The Grand Alliance led by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is tipped to win a simple majority in the assembly polls starting on Monday, a pre-election survey said on Thursday. A CNN IBN/IBN7-Axis survey said the Grand Alliance of the Janata Dal-United (JD-U), the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the Congress was [Full Article...]


Pak SC upholds death sentence of killer of former Punjab Guv

Islamabad: Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected an appeal by the killer of former Punjab governor Salman Taseer against the death sentence awarded to him by the trial court and maintained by the Islamabad High Court. A former commando of the Punjab Police’s Elite Force, convict Mumtaz Qadri killed Taseer in January 2011, in [Full Article...]


10-man Atletico hold hosts FC Goa

Margao: Ten-man Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) defended dourly to grind out a 1-1 draw against hosts FC Goa in an India Super League (ISL) match at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Wednesday. Title holders ATK led 1-0 at half time. They were reduced to 10 man when striker Baljit Singh Sahni was given [Full Article...]


The President Speaks

  It is reassuring that President Pranab Mukherjee has at least by implication taken a firm stand on the rumpus over the lynching of Mohammad Akhlaq in Dadri over rumours of beef consumption. The President underlined that diversity, tolerance and plurality were core values which kept India together and must never wither away. While many ancient civilisations have collapsed, the Indian civilisation has survived because of its core values, he emphasised. Pranab Mukherjee also paid a tribute to Indian democracy. The President’s observations came in the wake of Union [Full Article...]