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Mixed response to Bharat Bandh

NEW DELHI: The all-India bandh called by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and Left parties on Thursday in protest against the petrol price hike evoked a mixed response amid stray incidents of violence in Maharashtra, Karnataka and West Bengal and blockade of road and rail traffic.

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Govt bans creation of new posts

NEW DELHI: Faced with the worst economic performance in nine years, the government on Thursday launched an austerity drive banning creation of new posts and holding of its meetings in five-star hotels besides restricting foreign travel by officials.

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All postings in Goa as per rules: MHA

NEW DELHI: The Union Home Ministry on Wednesday dismissed suggestions that it has “unilaterally” effected reshuffle in Delhi and Goa administrations and said all transfers and postings of senior officers of AGMUT cadre were done as per the laid down rules.

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Rift in Team Anna: Hegde disagrees on targeting PM

NEW DELHI: Fresh differences appeared in Team Anna with Mr Justice Santosh Hegde on Tuesday distancing himself from corruption allegations against the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh and other ministers even as the group sought to play down Mr Anna Hazare’s reservations on the issue.

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