Newspaper agents strike: Gvt takes managements side

Thiruvananthapuram: The government has made its stand clear. The government has allied with the newspaper management in the battle between the newspaper

India expresses interest for membership in exclusive N- clubs

Seoul: India has made a bid for membership in four exclusive nuclear clubs. According to India the membership would help strengthen its export control systems and maintain highest international standards of its nuclear programme. India is keen for membership of the NSG, MTCR, Wassenaar Arrangement and the Australia Group

Pillai castigates son Ganesh Kumar

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Congress (B) Chairman R Balakrishna Pillai said the party can’t tolerate a minister who does not abide by the party rules. He criticized KB Ganesh Kumar while talking to media persons after the Kerala Congress B party meeting.

Create the need for you in the society: Resul Pookutty

Kozhikode: Academy award winning musician Resul Pookutty addressed the 2012 batch of students at IIM-Kozhikode at their convocation ceremony and made an inspiring speech. He spoke about his

PM leaves for Seoul Nuclear Security Summit

New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh left for a four-day visit to South Korea to attend the Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul where he is will present before 57 leaders the steps conceived by India to tackle challenges of nuclear terrorism. “India is expanding its nuclear power programme to

Agencies to recruit nurses

Mumbai: Hospital managements in Mumabi have come up witha solution to tackle the problem caused by nurses going on strikes- they have started recruiting nurses from agencies. The hospital would not be responsible of the nurses salary,

PM calls for all-party meet on Lokpal Bill

New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who is attempting to end the deadlock over the Lokpal Bill will convene an all party meeting today at his residence at 12 noon to discuss the controversial bill. 97 amendments have been moved by Opposition members in Rajya Sabha. The Prime Minister said that the meeting was part of government’s effort to achieve a

All party meet fails, Lokpal logjam persists, Anna to fast

New Delhi: The logjam over the Lokpal bill prevails eve as the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s all-party meet failed to arrive at consensus on the Lokpal Bill.Leaders of parties in Rajya Sabha including BJP’s Arun Jaitley, BSP’s S C Mishra, RJD’s Ram Kripal Yadav, SP’s Ram Gopal Yadav, NCP’S Tariq Anwar and CPI’s A B Bardhan met at the Prime Minister’s residence to discuss the controversial bill. MPs raised objections and sought clarifications on the different provisions of the Lokpal Bill. 97 amendments have been moved by Opposition members in the Upper House. “We suggested that foreign funded NGOs and corporates which have dealing with the government, and any such allegations of corruption in the access of these contracts should also come under the purview of the Lokpal. Many of us have given our suggestions in this regard but the general consensus that is appearing in the intervening period of three weeks, use this time to arrive at an understanding over these issues,” CPM leader Sitaram Yechury told the media. Social activist Anna Hazare and his team, meanwhile, have renewed their pressure on the government.Mr Hazare said,” We’ve learnt that the PM’s meeting has failed to evolve consensus. On March 25, we’ll protest at Jantar Mantar. We will tell the people that the government is not serious about the Lokpal Bill, about fighting corruption. The bill in its present form will not be an effective tool against corruption.&#

Actor Jagathy’s condition improves; actor to undergo surgery

Kozhikode: The condition of actor Jagathy Sreekumar is improving, according to medical authorities. The actor who is under treatment at the Malabar Institute of Medical

Pongala case:Top cop suspended for filing case against devotees

Thiruvananthapuram: The government has placed Deputy Police Commissioner of Police Mr Mohanan under suspension even as an inquiry has been initiated against him. The Fort and Thampanoor police registered suo motu cases against 10,000 women on charge of blocking