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Powerful bomb found inside train in Assam

GUWAHATI:  A major tragedy was on Friday averted when a powerful bomb was found by the Railway police inside a compartment of the Kachenjunga Express during a routine search after its arrival at the railway station here.

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CBI opposes Kanimozhi bail plea

NEW DELHI:  The CBI on Friday opposed in the Supreme Court the bail plea of jailed DMK MP Ms Kanimozhi and Kalaignar TV managing director Mr Sharad Kumar in connection with the 2G spectrum scam.

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Anna again threatens indefinite fast over Lokpal

NEW DELHI: The government and civil society Thursday appeared to have reached a point of no return over the Lokpal Bill with Mr Anna Hazare threatening to re-launch the hunger strike from August 16 and the government saying negotiations and threats cannot go together.

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Coppery-red Moon mesmerises sky gazers

NEW DELHI:  Moon’s glow as an eerie, coppery red disk in the sky left the astro-enthusiasts spell bound during the century’s longest and darkest total lunar eclipse in the small hours of Thursday.

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India set to decide major military aircraft deals

NEW DELHI:  India is set to decide on possibly the world’s biggest combat aircraft deal of this decade as well as those for new combat, utility and heavy-lift helicopters within the next few weeks or months, but all within 2011.

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Resolve differences through dialogue, Anna to government

NEW DELHI: Amid a war of words, government and civil society members will meet here Wednesday on drafting the Lokpal Bill even as the anti-corruption campaigner, Mr Anna Hazare Tuesday said differences could be resolved through dialogue and not through confrontation.

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Sadhu dies after 4-month fast to save Ganges

DEHRADUN/NEW DELHI: A 34-year-old ascetic, Swami Nigamananda, died here after fasting for nearly four months to save the river Ganga from pollution. Nigamananda died here Monday at the same hospital where Ramdev was being treated until his discharge Tuesday.

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