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SC allows NMDC to operate two Bellary mines

NEW DELHI:  The Supreme Court on Friday allowed state enterprise National Mineral Development Corporation to operate its two mines for the extraction of iron ore in Karnataka’s Bellary district for domestic consumption.

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ULFA submits charter of demands to Chidambaram

NEW DELHI: Top United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) leaders Friday met the Home Minister, Mr P Chidambaram and presented the outfit’s ‘charter of demands,’ setting the ball rolling for peace talks with the government to bring about a lasting solution to Assam’s three-decade old insurgency problem.

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Lokpal bill tabled in LS

NEW DELHI: The government on Thursday stuck to its promise by introducing the much-debated anti-graft Lokpal bill in the Lok Sabha, which predictably elicited protests from the Bharatiya Janata Party and civil society activists led by Mr Anna Hazare for excluding the Prime Minister from its ambit.

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Sonia undergoes surgery in US

NEW YORK/NEW DELHI:  The Congress president, Ms Sonia Gandhi on Thursday  underwent surgery in a US hospital for an undisclosed ailment which will keep her out of India for a month during which the party affairs will looked after by Mr Rahul Gandhi-led four-member group

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DMK walks out of Assembly, to boycott Budget Session

Chennai: Members of the Opposition DMK, led by floor leader and former deputy chief minister, Mr M K Stalin, on Thursday, walked out of the Assembly before the presentation of the budget and announced to boycott the Budget Session till the seating arrangements were made to the party’s satisfaction.

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