Food security bill indigestible

New Delhi: The Food Security Bill has been put into the back burner and it did not get the cabinet nod. India’s financial conditions are not strong enough to support a welfare scheme of such huge proportion. Currently with low industrial output, weak manufacturing sector and depreciating rupee value, the added financial burden of

Demand for Idukki:TN MP’s sit on dharna

New Delhi: Demanding the inclusion of Idukki in the state of Tamil Nadu, Tamil Nadu Congress MP’s sat on a dharna in front of parliament house today. They have asked the Centre to conduct a referendum on the issue. Theni MP JM Haroon along with seven other MP’s participated in the dharna. The dharna was held before the Gandhi statue.

Lokpal: All party meeting today

New Delhi: An all party meeting shall be held today to discuss the Lokpal Bill issue. The UPA hopes to break the logjam and arrive at a “broad consensus” among its allies on its latest version of the Lokpal. It hopes to find a meeting ground with Opposition parties on points that have so far remained unresolved

Cabinet to approve food security bill

New Delhi: The Food Securities Bill that is to ensure food subsidies worth an extra 63,000 crore shall be tabled and probably passed by

Mullaperiyar: DMK demands increase in water level

New Delhi: DMK leaders submitted a petition before the Supreme Court asking it to reject Kerala Governments demand of reducing the Mullaperiyar dam water level to 120 feet. Instead they have asked the apex court to grant permission to increase the water level further. The Supreme Court will tommorrow, consider a total of three

Navy copter catches fire

Mangalore: A navy helicopter caught fire at the Mangalore airport. 7 naval officers that were on board miraculously escaped without any injuries. The plane caught fire

Mullaperiyar: Tamil cine stars condemns attack and inaction

Thiruvananthapuram: Popular South Indian actress Kushboo expressed her concern about the Mullaperiyar issue. “We care about the people of both the states. It is essential that the problem be solved at the earliest,” she said. “We condemn the attacks on people living on the border of the two states. let not make this into a big issue”, she

FIR filed against SM Krishna

Bangalore: The Lokayukta police registered an FIR against External Affairs Minister SM Krishna, Congress MP Dharam Singh and Janata Dal (Secular) MP HD Kumaraswamy in the illegal mining case. The FIR has been filed in relation to private complaint filed against them by one TJ Abraham in the Karnataka Lokayukta

Anticipatory bail for Stalin’s son

Chennai: Udayanidhi Stalin, son of DMK leader MK Stalin, who apprehended arrest in a land grabbing case, was Wednesday

2G case: Court allows Swamy to depose as witness

New Delhi: A Delhi court has allowed Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy to become a witness in support of his private complaint against Home Minister P Chidambaram in 2G case.The court has asked Swamy to appear in the witness box on December 17 to make his statement.The special CBI court will then decide on