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Ram, Ram, it's Obama

Jug Suraiya TOI 28.05.2008
Ram, Ram, it's Obama

Anyone familiar with Indian iconography would have been able to predict that Barack Obama was colour-coded to triumph over Hillary Clinton in the Democratic nomination for the US presidency.

Katara verdict likely, appeal in HC

The trial court hearing the six-year-old Nitish Katara case is likely to pronounce its verdict on Wednesday, even though prime accused Vikas Yadav might be hoping that Delhi High Court will restrain the lower court from going ahead with the verdict.


Woman raped in moving truck

TNN Times of India 28.05.2008
Woman raped in moving truck

A 24-year-old woman alleged that she was raped in a moving truck in Kapashera area in southwest Delhi late on Monday night.

Delhi on high alert ahead of Gujjar bandh

TNN Times of India 28.05.2008
Delhi on high alert ahead of Gujjar bandh

The threat of hordes of lathi-wielding, marauding Gujjars laying a siege to Delhi and the neighbouring area of Noida, Gurgaon and Faridabad on Thursday triggered panic among administrators, forcing the Centre to put the entire region on high alert...


Men held for Indian students' murder have criminal past

The three US men arrested for the brutal double murder of Indian doctoral students at Louisiana State University had a lengthy criminal record with charges including rape and kidnapping.

'Govt mulling oil cess on income tax'

Petroleum Minister Murli Deora on Tuesday met Finance Minister P Chidambaram and discussed ways to bail out state-run oil firms that are reeling under a financial burden in the wake of surging global crude prices.


Gujjars intensify stir, set up 'tiger force'

Clearly unimpressed by Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje's efforts to broker peace, thousands of Gujjars on Tuesday joined the movement for Scheduled Tribe (ST) status by blocking roads and train tracks.

While India sleeps, Chinese threat grows

Bharat Verma rediff 27.05.2008
While India sleeps, Chinese threat grows

New Delhi's portrayal of the humiliating defeat at the hands of Chinese in 1962 as 'betrayal' and 'surprise' is untrue. The pacifist Indian leadership that was crying hoarse from rooftops for friendship at any cost remained blind to Communist Chin...


Maoists blow up rail tracks in Bihar

Activists of the banned Communist Party of India (Maoist) blew up railway tracks at Masudan station in Munger district, disrupting train movement on the Jamalpur-Malda section.

German held with party drugs

HT Correspondent PTI 27.05.2008
German held with party drugs

A 37-year-old German national has been arrested for supplying drugs at high profile parties in several cities including Delhi a week ago. Police said the accused, identified as Christian Fell, came to India in 1998 “to seek peace”.


Jaipur’s last over win sends Delhi into semifinals

In the end, it was Siddharth Trivedi who proved the killjoy. For 10 overs, a fidgety, confused crowd squirmed, crooned, and craved (with bated breath), hoping for a sight that has eluded world cricket for eight long years

Raje writes to PM; seeks CMs’ meet, separate Gujjar quota

KS Tomar, Siddartha S. Bose and P. Srinivasan HT 27.05.2008
Raje writes to PM; seeks CMs’ meet, separate Gujjar quota

At the end of day 4 of the Gujjar agitation, Rajasthan was a state under siege, and the desperate government in Jaipur appeared to be wilting under the strain of the standoff.


Did UP cops break child laws in Aarushi case?

Himanshi Dhawan TOI 27.05.2008
Did UP cops break child laws in Aarushi case?

The Uttar Pradesh police has come under fire for its "insensitive" handling of the Aarushi murder case. While union minister Renuka Chowdhury has asked her officials to investigate whether the cops violated laws meant for the protection of minors ...

Wettest May ever for Delhi

It's official. This is indeed the wettest May in Delhi's history — or at least since the met department started recording weather patterns. The city has so far received 164.8 mm of rain this month, with almost a week still to go. The previous high...


'Vodafone chief executive Arun Sarin to step down in July'

Vodafone Group's chief executive Arun Sarin will announce on Tuesday that he will step down in July and hand over to his deputy, Vittorio Colao, Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper reported.

IPL bats its way into business school syllabi

Anahita Mukherji TOI 27.05.2008
IPL bats its way into business school syllabi

From stadiums to classrooms, IPL fever is raging. After the success of the Indian Premier League— known as much for its marketing glitz as for its cricketing antics—popular B-schools in Mumbai and outside have sought to include the IPL phenomenon ...


N-deal not dead, India tells NSG

Within the country, the UPA government has not managed the promised consensus on the India-US nuclear deal with the Left parties, even postponing the next UPA-Left committee meeting scheduled for May 28. But internationally, the government is sign...

Manmohan, Pranab don’t see eye to eye on N-deal: Natwar

There are differences in the way Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Minister for External Affairs, Pranab Mukherjee, see the much-discussed India-US civilian nuclear deal, former foreign minister Natwar Singh has said.


Elderly couple murdered in South Delhi

An elderly couple was on Monday found murdered at their residence in a posh south Delhi locality with police suspecting their absconding domestic help to be behind the crime.

Come to Karwadi for talks: Bainsla to Raje

Toughening his stand against the state government, Gujjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla on Monday demanded that Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje should come to the agitation site and hold talks with the community members on the demand for ST status.



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