India

George Fernandes being misled: Nitish

Times of India 26.03.2009
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Amid deepening controversy over denial of ticket by JD(U) to its veteran leader George Fernandes from Muzaffarpur, the constituency he has represented for five terms, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday said the former defence minister...

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The dream of Rahul Gandhi to infuse fresh blood into the grand old party took a beating in Orissa with state Youth Congress president Rohit Pujari quitting to join the BJD today.


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The Indian rupee is expected to start weaker on Wednesday, following the dollar's gains against Asian currencies and month-end import payments heighten demand for the U.S. unit.

Satyam hopes to finalize bidder by April 30

John Ribeiro Reuters 25.03.2009
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Satyam Computer Services plans to finalize a buyer for a majority stake in the company by April 30, its board said in a filing on Tuesday to the Indian market regulator.


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It signals a major jump in the global acceptance of India as a hub for small cars, but maintaining this will require a lot more including, for starters, large production volumes.

A-380 back on Air India radar

Telegraph 25.03.2009
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Air-India has renewed its interest in the A-380, the world’s largest passenger aircraft with a seating capacity of 850.


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The Congress party released its election manifesto on Tuesday in New Delhi but the event was overshadowed by an unusually sharp attack launched by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate LK Advani.

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The election line of the party does not depend on who the General Secretary is


Mainpuri DM submits report and CD to EC

Times of India 25.03.2009
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UP chief electoral officer Anuj Bishnoi forwarded the report submitted by Mainpuri DM in connection with Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh’s allegedly threatening utterances to her, to the Election Commission. ‘‘We have sought EC’s guidance on ...

Varun in Web war

Tribune India 25.03.2009
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Varun Gandhi is either the saviour of the Hindus or a venom-spewing hate monger, depending upon the blogs you read on the Internet. Active writers on the Internet, or the literati of the blogosphere as they like to be called, are pulling no punche...


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Confirming that Varun Gandhi is the BJP's candidate from Pilibhit, BJP Spokesperson Balbir Punj said on Monday that the Election Commission (EC) does not have the technical know how to determine the authenticity of Varun Gandhi's CD.

Namaste, Kasab tells judge, with a smile

SATISH NANDGAONKAR Telegraph 24.03.2009
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Mohammed Ajmal Kasab kept smiling during his first court hearing opened to the public eye.


Sonia kicks off campaign in Karnataka

Times of India 24.03.2009
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A combative Congress president Sonia Gandhi arrived an hour late for the 'Bharat Nirman' rally — her party's nationwide election campaign — and took on both BJP and Third Front.

NCP nixes Cong plan

SATISH NANDGAONKAR Telegraph 24.03.2009
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The Congress’s plans to ensure the Osmanabad seat in Maharashtra for former chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh has gone for a toss with ally NCP retaining it after prolonged negotiations between the partners.


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The district office of the Communist Party of India (CPI), located at New Vyavahar Complex, Maruthi Veethika here, was inaugurated at 10.00 am on Monday march 23.

Nano rally in Bengal

Times of India 24.03.2009
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Just as Nano launch by Tata Motors was being celebrated across the country, it became clear that the small car would become a double-edged political weapon in the red bastion of West Bengal. CPM on Monday pointed accusing fingers at not just the ...


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Fertiliser companies have raised objections to a revised draft agreement drawn up by Reliance Industries Ltd for buying gas from its Andhra offshore field. The companies have protested against an increase in marketing margin to be levied by the M...

Sugar prices lose calories, fall below production cost

Prabha Jagannathan Times of India 24.03.2009
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For the first time in India, wholesale sugar prices have dipped below the industry’s cost of production at a time when the output is far below domestic consumption, 155 lakh tonnes versus 220 lakh tonnes in 2008-09. Plus, the early estimate for t...


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The Election Commission's verdict on Varun Gandhi is out and it has found him guilty of breaching the model code of conduct.

Major & 3 jawans killed in Kashmir

Masood Hussain Economic Times 23.03.2009
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Within days of Home Minister P Chidambaram asking the security agencies to remain vigilant in forthcoming Lok Sabha polls, a fierce gun battle led to the killing of four soldiers and six militants. Slain included a Major.



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