litmus test

Petrol to be cheaper, CNG costlier in Delhi (Second Lead)


May 28th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Eyeing next year's assembly polls, Delhi's Congress government Monday slashed petrol prices, but increased the cost of CNG and tobacco.The petrol price was slashed by ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Petrol to be cheaper, CNG costlier in Delhi (Lead, superseding earlier story)


May 28th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Eyeing next year's assembly polls, Delhi's Congress government Monday slashed petrol prices, but increased the cost of CNG and tobacco.The petrol price was slashed by ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Neyattinkara by-poll crucial for Kerala parties (Kerala Newsletter)


May 19th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 19 (IANS) For the rival political groupings in Kerala, the Neyattinkara by-election to the state assembly in June is proving a testing time. The poll is crucial ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Civic polls: Did trifurcation move boomerang?


April 17th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit's hopes to replicate her winning streak in assembly polls in the civic elections came to naught with the Congress ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

UP out of reach, Congress runs to shield Rahul


March 6th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow/New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) It was meant to be a virtuoso performance to put the Congress back in the reckoning in Uttar Pradesh, but star campaigner Rahul Gandhi's ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Digvijay asks SP not to repeat goons’ rule in UP


March 6th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh Tuesday expressed happiness over the defeat of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, but ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Congress’s Muslim card, Ajit Singh’s Jat clout on test in Tuesday’s poll (Lead)


February 27th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 27 (IANS) The Muslim card, played heavily by the Congress party, will be on test Tuesday when 68 Uttar Pradesh assembly constituencies go to poll during the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Russians rally as Medvedev offers reforms


February 4th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Over a hundred thousand people braved the bitter cold at two major rallies in Moscow Saturday as a power play between champions of political liberalisation ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Haryana bypolls campaigning ends, voting Wednesday


November 28th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 28 (IANS) Campaigning by various political parties and candidates for the by-elections to the Adampur and Ratia assembly seats in Haryana ended Monday evening.Voting for both assembly seats ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Use affinity test, documents to assess caste claim: Apex court


November 10th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) The Supreme Court has said that the genuineness of a caste claim has to be considered not only on the strength of documentary evidence but ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Bypolls for two Haryana assembly seats Nov 30


November 1st, 2011 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 1 (IANS) Bypolls to Ratia (reserved) and Adampur assembly constituencies in Haryana will be held Nov 30, the Election Commission (EC) announced Tuesday.Haryana's Chief Electoral Officer Sumita ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Congress slams Mayawati for ‘wasting public money’


October 14th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) The Congress Friday charged Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati with "wasting public money on grandiose projects" instead of providing basic needs like health, education ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

‘Abduction’: All thrill gets abducted


September 24th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Abduction"; Cast: Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins, Alfred Molina; Director: John Singleton; Rating: **There has always been room for a 'Jason Bourne' type spy film revolving around a teenager. This year ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

India backs economic integration of South Asia


September 9th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Ahead of the SAARC summit in the Maldives in November, India has pushed for "progressive economic integration" of South Asia and underlined the need for ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Order on framing charges in 2G case Sep 15


August 29th, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) A Delhi court hearing the 2G spectrum allocation case Monday reserved till Sep 15 its order on framing of charges against former communications minister ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Lot of hard work to do in sub-continent: Swann


August 28th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 28 (IANS) England spinner Graeme Swann admits he had a relatively easy summer, when India were whitewashed 4-0 in the Test series."If you take The Oval game out ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

2G: Raja wants PM in witness box


August 24th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) After DMK MP Kanimozhi, jailed former communications minister A. Raja Wednesday informed a Delhi court that he would call Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as witness ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Testing times ahead for DMK, say analysts


May 20th, 2011 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) DMK MP Kanimozhi's arrest in the 2G spectrum scam Friday has come as a big blow to the party after its massive defeat in the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Giselli on cloud nine: SRK handpicked her for ‘Always Kabhi Kabhi’


May 11th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) If Brazilian model-actress Giselli Monteiro won many hearts as a pretty coy girl in "Love Aaj Kal", she managed to impress Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Polling ends in West Bengal Tuesday as Maoist heartland votes


May 9th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 9 (IANS) Posing the biggest challenge to the authorities and the security forces, the West Bengal assembly election enters the Maoist heartland Tuesday in the sixth and ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Bring to book quickly all those guilty, Manmohan Singh to CBI (Lead)


April 30th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said handling of the "high profile cases of corruption" that have attracted huge public attention were a "litmus test" ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

PM asks CBI to probe cases without fear


April 30th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 30 (ANI): Asserting that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) should set higher standards for probing cases and bring guilty to book irrespective of their positions, Prime Minister ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Resolving Stapled Visa Issue: A Litmus test for China


April 20th, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 20 (ANI): Burying the hatchet, leadership of India and China made serious attempts to mend ties at the sidelines of BRICS summit in China's resort town of Sanya ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Peaceful elections, high turnout in Tamil Nadu, Kerala (Roundup)


April 13th, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram/Chennai, April 13 (IANS) In an exercise that will see a ripple effect or more on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's government, elections to the politically significant states of Kerala ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Parties plan campaign spin to suit election pitches


April 1st, 2011 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Mega rallies, intimate door-to-door visits, fleeting roadshows and multimedia canvassing. With the assembly elections to five assemblies only days away, political parties are on ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Brit police plan to stop-and-search to prevent Royal Wedding disruption


March 29th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 29 (ANI): The police in Britain are considering using stop-and-search powers to prevent protesters from disrupting the Royal Wedding after 149 people were charged following a mass protest in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Track Sopore girls’ killers speedily, says Chidambaram


February 4th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 4 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Friday demanded that the killers of two teenaged sisters in Jammu and Kashmir's Sopore town be speedily tracked down and given severe ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Gambhir helps India secure a draw in third Test, India level series (Roundup)


January 7th, 2011 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Jan 6 (IANS) Gritty Gautam Gambhir paved the way for India to bat out the last day to draw the third Test against South Africa, levelling the hard-fought three-match ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

US approved business with Iran, other blacklisted nations


December 24th, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec. 24 (ANI): The United States Government granted special licenses to American companies to do billions of dollars in business with Iran and other nations blacklisted as state sponsors of ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Farm tenants’ rights, caste issues on test in Bihar poll (Curtain Raiser, 4th round)


October 31st, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
By Imran Khan Patna, Oct 31 (IANS) Development, new caste arithmetic, bataidari (sharecropping) and the minority card will be the main issues on test as 42 constituencies, nearly a dozen of ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Rahul’s image result of media spin: BJP youth wing


October 25th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 25 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's image is a product of a media spin and he has absolutely no connect with the masses, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) president ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Bihar poll-second phase: Caste arithmetic to play decisive role (Curtain Raiser)


October 23rd, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Imran Khan Patna, Oct 23 (IANS) While the first phase had development as the main election plank, Bihar's second phase of assembly poll Sunday will see caste arithmetic and the minority ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Congress, JD-S money power behind Karnataka crisis: Gadkari


October 14th, 2010 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 14 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari Thursday reiterated the party's stand that the "money-power politics" of the Congress and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) in Karnataka had led ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Vedanta mine project rejection, a major win for Dongria tribe: Survival Intl.


August 24th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.24 (ANI): Survival International, an organization supporting tribals worldwide for over four decades, on Tuesday claimed a major victory for itself and the Dongria Tribe in India's eastern Orissa state after ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Parliament skips knotty bills for the week as sesion resumes


August 2nd, 2010 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, August 2 (IANS) As parliament resumed its normal functioning Monday after a week of disruptions, the government played safe by not listing the controversial civil nuclear liability bill ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

« Previous Entries

Subscribe