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Palmolein case posted to Jan 25

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With the Supreme Court vacating the stay on the proceedings, a vigilance court here today posted to January 25 the trial in the Palmolein oilscam case in which Central Vigilance Commissioner, P J Thomasis an accused.

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More realistic account of Bhopal Gas Tragedy in NCERT

BHOPAL: Against a background of black, the pages tell the story of the world’s worst industrial disaster - in Bhopal on December 2-3 night, 1984. The photographs, of the deaths, the sufferers, and the killer factory, have photo captions highlighted in red. This is part of NCERT’s new Social Sciences book for Class 8 for the new academic session.

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CAG stands by its report on 2G scam

NEW DELHI: The CAG on Monday said it stood by its report on 2G spectrum allocation brushing aside the Telecom Minister, Mr Kapil Sibal’s contention that the auditor’s projection of Rs 1.76 lakh crore as presumptive loss was “utterly erroneous”.

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Tejas gets initial operational nod

BANGALORE:  India on Monday joined a select group of nations manufacturing warplanes with the home-grown Light Combat Aircraft ‘Tejas’ moving a step closer to its induction into the Indian Air Force after getting its initial operational clearance  here.

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Chiefs of Army, IAF to appear before PAC

NEW DELHI:  In an unprecedented development, chiefs of the Army and the Air Force will appear before Parliament’s public accounts committee on Wednesday in connection with alleged irregularities in the canteen stores department supplies.

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