Bushism precedes Bush to India

Presidential jitters in Washington, optimism in Delhi Washington, Feb. 24: US President George W. Bush’s penchant for malapropisms and for putting his foot in his mouth will keep Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and senior members…

Feel good on track

Statesman News ServiceNEW DELHI, Feb. 24. — Presenting his third consecutive Budget, the railway minister, Mr Lalu Prasad, today sought to make travelling more comfortable and affordable for “poor” passengers by providing for “fully air-conditioned”…

"ART OF LIVING " festival caught in a

BANGALORE: Though the din raised by the three-day festivities of the ‘Art of Living’ foundation of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar at the Jakkur Airfield here last week has subsided, the dust kicked up by it…

Al Qaeda owns up to Saudi attack

Feb 25, 2006 Saudi-born Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda group has claimed responsibility for an attack on a major Saudi oil facility at Abqaiq, the group said in an Internet statement.    At least two…

Supreme Court pulls up Jayalalithaa

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court pulled up Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa for not appearing for questioning in three income tax cases pending in a Chennai court since 1996. A bench of judges BN…

NDA hails fresh probe into Bhagalpur riots

Patna, Feb. 25 (PTI): The Nitish Kumar Government's decision to institute a fresh judicial probe into the Bhagalpur riots of 1989 in which over 1,000 people were killed, evoked a mixed reaction with NDA constituents…

23 sand-laden lorries seized in raids

Raids carried out following complaints of illegal sand mining in Vellayani THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: As many as 23 lorries bearing sand were seized from Vellayani early this morning following a raid conducted led by Land Revenue Commissioner…