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Telangana will be our first priority if voted to power, says BJP

NEW DELHI: Accusing the government of indecision, the Bharatiya Janata Patry (BJP) on Tuesday promised to accord “first priority” to the creation of Telangana state if voted to power at the Centre, as its cadre tried to march towards the Prime Minister’s residence, forcing police to use tear gas shells against them.

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Chained for 15 years, Rajasthan man turns mentally challenged

BARMER: He was ten-year-old when he was chained to a tree due to a medical affliction. Fifteen years later, he continues to be so treated and in the process has become mentally challenged. Even worse, his family has run out of money to treat him, with no government help forthcoming.

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PM says no to cancellation of coal block allocations

NEW DELHI:  BJP’s apparent climb-down produced no breakthrough in the Parliament deadlock with the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh rejecting the demands for immediate cancellation of 142 coal block allocations and an independent probe into the allotments.

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Govt given six weeks to state stand on Sethusamudram project

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today granted six weeks more to the government to apprise it of its stand on the controversial Sethusamudram project about which a high level committee has said that an alternative alignment, other than the one through mythological Ram Sethu, is not economically and ecologically feasible.

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Nod to bill for separate cadres for Manipur, Tripura

NEW DELHI: The Lok Sabha Monday cleared a bill for the establishment of a separate cadre of the Indian administrative, police and forest services for Manipur and Tripura by bifurcating the existing cadres of these central government services.

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