Lokpal to be brought in budget session

New Delhi: The united progressive alliance that failed to muster numbers in The Rajya Sabha said that the Lokpal Bill will “definitely” be brought before the Rajya Sabha during the budget session. “Definitely we will bring it in March in the Budget session…we have to study the 187 amendments brought by Opposition parties as

Cyclone Thane hits Tamil Nadu coast

Chennai: Cyclone Thane has made landfall on the South east coast between Cuddalore in Tamil and Puducherry on Friday morning, said Indian Meteorological Department officials. “The cyclone is in the process of crossing between Cuddalore and Puducherry coast. The wind speed is around 140 kmph at Puducherry and Cuddalore. Waves measuring 1.5 metres

Left smells a stink in Pondy

Pudducherry: The local unit of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), on Wednesday, demanded a white paper from the territorial government on the

Hazare ends fast

Mumbai: Anna Hazare campaign at the MMRDA Grounds in Mumbai came to a close as he has ended his fast. He declared that he will not head to Delhi now, as discussed earlier, nor launch a civil unrest or jail bharo agitation, for which nearly two lakh people have signed up online. Anna will instead return to Ralegan Siddhi in

Lifeline for weavers and traditional doctors

Chennai: Tamilnadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa announced a monthly pension for weavers and traditional medical practitioners in the State from the present Rs 550 to Rs 1,000 and from Rs 500 to Rs 1,000 respectively. In a press statement issued here, the Chief Minister said that economic growth depended on workers’ dedication to

Lokpal passed in Lok Sabha

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha passed the highly controversial and most debated Lokpal and Lokayuktas Bill, 2011 tonight. Leader of the

Black flag raised aginst PM, Vijayakanth arrested

Chennai: Opposition leader, actor and DMDK president Vijayakanth who raised black flags in protest against the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was arrested today. DMDK leaders are unhappy with the centre’s stand regarding the Mullaperiyar issue. They have accused the Prime Minister of joining hands with Kerala government against Tamil Nadu on the

Centre’s attempt to solve dam issue fails: Antony

Thrissur: The Centre’s attempt to solve the Mullaperiyar issue amicably has failed, said A K Antony. Though the national political parties have approached the centre seeking a resolution to the Mullaperiyar issue, they have not put forth any solutions. “The centre has not been able to resolve the Mullaperiyar issue, but they have not given up. The two

Former Karnataka CM Bangarappa passes away

Bangalore: Former Karnataka Chief Minister Sarekoppa Bangarappa passed away in the wee hours of the morning at Mallya hospital due to kidney failure following a brief illness, family sources said here. He was suffering from kidney related problems and a diabetic, was undergoing treatment since December 7. He breathed his last at about 00:45 am,

Bombay High Court criticizes Anna

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court strongly criticized Anna Hazare and his activists who sought discount rates to organize protest at Mumabi’s MMRDA ground. The court also stated that it was wrong on his part to canvass against the government even when the Lokpal bill was intensely debated in parliament