NEW DELHI: India’s population rose to 1.21 billion people over the last 10 years -- an increase by 181 million, according to the new Census released on Thursday, but significantly the growth is slower for the first time in nine decades.Read More »
BY SUDHAKAR SHANBHAG
All of India can breathe easy for a while after the Men in Blue won the ‘Mother of All Cricket Battles’ against Pakistan on Wednesday night in Mohali. What a win it turned out to be for Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Co, which put them into Saturday’s final in Mumbai.
NEW DELHI: The Shunglu Committee has faulted the sacked chief of Commonwealth Games organising body, Mr Suresh Kalmadi and his aides over award of contracts saying there was “extreme concentration of powers at the top” and “conflict of interest” among the organising committee (OC) officials.Read More »
NEW DELHI: An overjoyed Indian nation erupted in undisguised ecstasy Wednesday as India crushed Pakistan in a World Cup cricket semi-final that at one stage seemed going the other way.Read More »
NEW DELHI: India on Monday sought voice samples of the suspected Mumbai terror attack plotters in Pakistan as home secretaries of the two countries ended the first day of talks -- their first in more than two years -- on a positive note.Read More »
NEW DELHI: Parliament’s public accounts committee has called leading industrialists, including Mr Ratan Tata and Mr Anil Ambani, and corporate lobbyist Ms Niira Radia to appear before the panel in connection with the 2G spectrum scam which it is probing.Read More »
NEW DELHI: Reflecting a reversal of trend, the tiger population of the country has shown an increase from 1411 in 2006 to 1706 last year, with improvement significantly recorded in the reserves in Naxal-affected areas.Read More »
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Monday flayed the government for not probing into specific sources of black money stashed in banks abroad and asked the Centre to apprise it of its investigation into the threat to national security posed by it.Read More »
NEW DELHI: Somalia Monday assured India that it will do everything possible to get 53 Indian hostages released from pirates in that country, External Affairs Minister Mr S M Krishna said.
He said India has also offered to help Somalia implement job generating projects to tackle piracy in the African nation.
NEW DELHI: Setting a positive tone for home secretary-level meeting here, the Pakistan interior secretary Mr Chaudhary Qamar Zaman on Sunday said such efforts would enhance peaceful relations between the two neighbours and that his side would look for an easier and faster visa regime.Read More »