"What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much
how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility."

-Leo Tolstoy

Monday, April 23, 2012

News in India


Rift in Team Anna, as Hazare plans nationwide campaign

A major rift emerged at a Team Anna core committee meeting in suburban Noida Sunday with member Mufti Shamoon Qasmi being asked to stay away from the proceedings after he was reportedly found recording discussions on his mobile phone and transmitting ...


Maoists want 8 cadres freed, op halted in exchange for collector


File photo of Sukma district collector Alex Paul Menon who was abducted by Naxals in Chattisgarh. PTI Almost twenty-four hours after the Sukma collector was abducted, the Maoists have set forward their demands and have asked the government to release ...


2G case: Enforcement Directorate summons Kanimozhi


PTI | Updated: April 22, 2012 18:28 IST New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned DMK MP Kanimozhi later this week in connection with its probe into alleged financial irregularities in the 2G spectrum allocation case.


Fate of BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka uncertain as Maoists speak in different voices


BHUBANESWAR: The fate of abducted BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka remained uncertain with Maoist leaders speaking in different voices, even as Odisha government initiated steps to withdraw cases against 13 jailed rebels to secure his release.


More competition, less cooperation

The day India's 50-tonne nuclear-capable Agni 5 missile was successfully test-fired - and brandished for its capability to strike Beijing and Shanghai - I stood surrounded by posters of the Chinese Cultural Revolution in a dusty, century-old colonial ...


PoK shown as `Azad Kashmir` in CBSE book

New Delhi: In a faux pas, an exercise book prescribed for class three students at an Army school in Srinagar has depicted Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK) as "Azad Kashmir".


US police says it has 'good leads' in Indian student's killing

Place: NEW YORK | Agency: PTI Boston police department has got some "good leads" in the shooting of an Indian student last week and have stepped up patrol in the area where the 24-year old Odisha native was found shot in the leg and head.

Medicos to go on indefinite strike

PTI | Updated: April 22, 2012 22:27 IST Kottayam, Kerala: Medical students, house surgeons and junior doctors of five medical colleges in Kerala have decided to go on an indefinite strike on Monday following "failure" of talks with government on ...


Mamata ultimatum: FM says panel looking into the demand

Washington: A day after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee sent an ultimatum to the Centre seeking a moratorium on repayment of loan by her state, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said a committee has been asked to look into the ...


All eyes on Jharkhand Vikas Morcha now for Rajya Sabha poll

RANCHI: Things seem to fine with the NDA coalition after the JVM (P) announced to abstain from the Rajya Sabha elections slated for May 3. Given the condition, the effective strength of the 81-member assembly will come down to 68 as one seat is vacant ...


Pawar releases book on Yashwantrao Chavan

PTI | 10:04 PM,Apr 22,2012 Mumbai, Apr 22 (PTI) Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar today remembered Maharashtra's first chief minister and veteran Congress leader Yashwantrao Chavan as a visionary economist and outstanding politician.


BJP calls for concerted strategy to handle Maoist violence

Warning that the Naxal situation is getting out of hands, BJP today asked the Centre to adopt a concerted and unified strategy to tackle Maoist violence.


Nirmal Baba booked under section 420

Delhi/Bihar: The police have registered an FIR against Nirmal Baba, under sections 417, 420 of Indian Penal Code. The first FIR against Baba is lodged in Forbesganj police station of Araria District in Bihar, after Rakesh Singh, a devotee, ...


UPA government in bad shape: Arun Jaitley

Place: Amritsar | Agency: PTI Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Sunday said the UPA government at the Centre was in bad shape as its constituents were moving away from it.

GJM to boycott Mamata meetings in Darjeeling

The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) on Sunday called for a boycott of all future meetings of chief minister Mamata Banerjee and North Bengal Development minister Goutam Deb in the Darjeeling hills.


Key reforms in next six months: Kaushik Basu

PTI Kaushik Basu, chief economic adviser to the PM, speaks at the HT Leadership Summit 2011 in New Delhi. HT/Raj K Raj After the flak over his remarks to a think tank in Washington, chief economic advisor Kaushik Basu feels India will see "some ...


In a statement, Thangal asked IUML leaders to refrain from

PTI | 10:04 PM,Apr 22,2012 making critical statements against Congress as that would batter the image of the UDF. Top leaders of the two parties chose to send signals to their mid-rung functionaries in the wake yesterday's unsparing attack on its ...


BJP claims to reap benefit of MCD polls in 2014 LS polls

Place: Patna | Agency: PTI Observing that the Municipal Corporation Delhi (MCD) poll outcome was a barometer of public mood, the BJP on Sunday claimed that it will reap benefit in 2014 general elections as the people were "fed up" with Congress for ...


CM to Centre: Remove ASG from Lexica Case

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM/KOCHI: Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Saturday demanded that Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Harin Raval be prevented from further appearance in the Enrica Lexie case.


It's time to melt frost in Siachen

The death of about 140 Pakistani army personnel in an avalanche at the battalion HQ at Gyari in the Siachen conflict zone has again brought to the fore the dangers of prolonged deployment on both sides of the actual ground position line, ...