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I will accept my party’s decision: Yeddyurappa

BANGALORE: After making a strident campaign for his comeback, Mr B S Yeddyurappa on Friday said he would accept the decision of the central BJP leadership on utilising his services "in whatever capacity" as the Karnataka Chief Minister, Mr D V Sadananda Gowda continued to insist there would be no change of guard.

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BJP MLAs get clean chit in Gujarat porngate

GANDHINAGAR: A beleaguered Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Gujarat heaved a sigh of relief on Friday after the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) gave a clean chit to its two MLAs accused of watching porn on a tablet device in the state assembly.

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Report on coal block allocation exceedingly misleading: CAG

NEW DELHI: An initial audit report estimating ` 10.67 lakh crore loss to the exchequer on account of allotment of coal blocks during 2004 to 2009 without auction caused an uproar in the Parliament on Thursday and was described as “exceedingly misleading” by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) himself.

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Mayawati, Deshmukh, Jaitley elected unopposed to RS

NEW DELHI: The Union Ministers, Mr Vilasrao Deshmukh, Mr Rajiv Shukla, Mr Mukul Roy, BSP chief, Ms Mayawati and BJP leader, Mr Arun Jaitley were on Thursday elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha even as NRI businessman, Mr Anshuman Mishra in Jharkhand and Congress leader, Mr Abdul Mannan in West Bengal withdrew from fray.

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Plan panel to link social sector benefits to poverty line

NEW DELHI: Deviating from its earlier stand of delinking entitlements under flagship schemes from the poverty line, the Planning Commission on Thursday indicated that benefits to poor, given under some social sector programmes, would be provided on the basis of its estimates.

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Mulayam to be honoured with International Jurists award

NEW DELHI: The Samajwadi Party chief and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister, Mr Mulayam Singh Yadav will be honoured with the prestigious International Jurists Award-2012 by the Chief Justice of United Kingdom, Lord Phillips in May in London.

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