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12,000 pilgrims arrive for Amarnath Yatra

SRINAGAR: The first batch of Hindu pilgrims, consisting of 12,000 people from across the country arrived on Sunday morning at the two base camps in Jammu and Kashmir for the Amarnath Yatra, even as the authorities stepped up the three tier security along the route of the pilgrimage.

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Pranab to demit office on June 26

MIRITI (WEST BENGAL): Mr Pranab Mukherjee will resign as Finance Minister on June 26 ahead of filing nomination papers for the presidential election for which he made a veiled appeal to defiant ally Trinamool Congress for support.

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JD(U) issues gag orders on spokespersons, says no rift in NDA

NEW DELHI: With party leader Mr Shivanand Tiwari’s remark on UPA’s handling of the economy creating unease in ally BJP, senior JD(U) leaders on Saturday got into fire-fighting mode and advised its spokespersons to consult them before speaking out.

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Singur Land Act unconstitutional, rules Calcutta HC

KOLKATA:  In a huge blow to West Bengal Chief Minister, Ms Mamata Banerjee, the Calcutta High Court on Friday ruled that the legislation introduced by her government in West Bengal to recover land leased to Tata Motors in Singur for its small car project was constitutionally invalid.

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