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As parliament resumes its budget session Thursday, a united opposition is all set to corner the government on the April 6 Dantewada massacre, price rise and Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor’s involvement in an ugly IPL row.
Leaders of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), said they […] Continue reading Government likely to face heat on Dantewada, Tharoor, prices

Scientists were Thursday getting ready to launch an Indian-designed and built cryogenic engine to inject an advanced communication satellite into space. The filling of liquid fuel that will power the third stage of the 50-metre tall, 416-tonne Indian rocket to inject the satellite in geo-synchronous orbit is expected to start around 11.30 a.m.
The filling super […] Continue reading Filling fuel for cryogenic engine to start

Police have to be armed with more powerful weapons to battle a Mumbai-inspired terror strike in Britain, said a senior Scotland Yard official. “It’s going to mean heavy ballistic weapons, heavier ballistic ammunition,” he added.
Scotland Yard Assistant Commissioner John Yates said officials would require a major boost to their firepower to fight a terror attack […] Continue reading More powerful arms needed to fight 26/11 style attack: British cop

More people in India, the world’s second most crowded country, have access to a mobile telephone than to a toilet, according to a new UN study on how to cut the number of people with inadequate sanitation.
“It is a tragic irony to think that in India, a country now wealthy enough that roughly half of […] Continue reading India has more mobile telephones than toilets: UN report

“Songs of Blood and Sword” by Fatima Bhutto, niece of late Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto, dominates the non-fiction list while Amish Tripathi’s “The Immortals of Meluha” tops the fiction category among bestsellers this week.
The top 10 in each category are:
1. “Songs of Blood and Sword”
Author: Fatima Bhutto
Publisher: Penguin Viking
Price: Rs.699.00
2. “Becoming Indian”
Author: Pavan K. […] Continue reading Fatima Bhutto’s book tops bestseller list