The end of mafia raj in Tamilnadu?

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and General Secretary of AIADMK Jayalalithaa on Monday surprised all by expelling her close aide Sasikala, her husband Natarajan and 12 of Sasi-kala’s relatives from party’s primary membership. While Sasikala was a member of the AIADMK executive committee, others didn’t have any official

Citizens charter bill in parliament today

New Delhi: The Citizen’s Charter Bill will be introduced in Parliament today, said Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal. The bill will spell out a citizen’s charter containing a category of goods and services to be delivered in a time-bound manner and the setting up a public grievance redressal panel

Lokpal before union cabinet today

New Delhi: The government is ready with its final draft of the Lokpal Bill, and it would be presented before the Union cabinet

Chidambaram speech: MP PT Thomas protest’s before parliament

New Delhi: Kerala MP PT Thomas took out a protest march before the Parliament House in Delhi against the controversial statement made by the Home Minister Chidambaram regarding the Mullaperiyar dam. ” it was very irresponsible of the Home minister to make such a claim. Chidambaram should have remembered that

Defensive Jayalalitha in the firing line

Chennai: With chief minister J Jayalalithaa locking horns with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the Kudankulam issue, hopes of an early end to the impasse are fading.While the Centre is keen to get the much-delayed 2,000MW nuclear project, vital to tide over the power deficit in Tamil Nadu, back on track, it cannot hope to

Cabinet meet to discuss Lokpal today

The Union Cabinet would meet this evening to discuss the Lokpal Bill. The fate of the bill would be decided by this week. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is said to be giving the final touches to a draft of the Bill. Top ministers and officials are trying hard to come out with an acceptable draft of the lokpal bil so that the Cabinet can give a go-ahead today and then the Bill can be presented in

Subramanian Swamy to be in NDA?

New Delhi: BJP is considering including Chennai based Subramanian Swamy’s Janata Dal into the NDA. While a final decision has not been taken yet, party chief Nitin Gadkari is looking at the option seriously and has spoken to senior BJP leaders including L K Advani.

Cold wave sweeps across N India, 26 dead

New Delhi: Intense cold wave that swept across north India have claimed the lives of 6 more people in Uttar Pradesh pushing the state-wide death toll to 26 the death toll to 26 . Thick fog disrupted road and rail traffic at several places. Meerut recorded the least temperature of 2.2 degrees Celsius

Cabinet clears food bill

New Delhi: The Union cabinet gave the green signal to the food security bill today evening. The Bill would be introduced in parliament session after which it would be sent to a Standing Committee. The bill seeks to provide subsidized food grains to 75 percent of the rural population and about 50 percent of urban households. The

Manmohan holds talk with Medvedev

Moscow: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who is on a three-day visit to Russia met Russian President Dimitry Medvedev and held