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Cabinet to decide on taking Lokayukta out of Lokpal bill

NEW DELHI: With most political parties at the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh's all-party meet on March 23 in favour of separating the institution of Lokayuktas in states from the much debated bill to set up a Lokpal, the cabinet has to now take a call on the issue.

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NCTC row: PM to meet chief ministers on May 5

NEW DELHI: Conceding the demand of three chief ministers including ally, Ms Mamata Banerjee, the Centre has convened a stand-alone meeting on May 5 to discuss National Counterterrorism Centre (NCTC) which has been held up due to stiff opposition from several states.

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Antony asks army to streamline acquisitions

NEW DELHI: Amid allegations of bribery, the Defence Minister, Mr A K Antony on Monday asked the army to streamline its purchase process in a manner that accountability can be fixed in the event of slippages.

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