Hindu ultras shut down Nepal

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006Kathmandu - Venting anger at Nepal’s transformation into a secular state from the world’s only Hindu kingdom, protesters Wednesday shut down Birgunj city, the country’s southern industrial hub, and announced a closure…

PM for zero tolerance on custodial deaths

NDTV Correspondent,  May 24, 2006 (Srinagar):Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has asserted that attempts by "some elements" within Jammu and Kashmir to disrupt peace would be firmly thwarted.He said this while addressing the second roundtable conference…

Jamiat too joins

Jayanth Jacob, May 24, 2006 New Delhi, May 23:The Muslim chorus for a share in the proposed OBC quota is growing louder and the latest voice is that of the Jamiatul-Ulema-e-Hind.Politics of sympathy‘Instead of a…

What is India

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006New Delhi - Even as the government has decided to extend 27 percent reservation in institutions of higher education to other backward classes (OBCs) from June 2007, it is yet to ascertain…

CBI chief issues stern circular

Sudhi Ranjan Sen, May 24, 2006 (New Delhi):Even as the CBI investigates the biggest scandals and corruption cases in the country, there is upheaval within the organisation.Sources have told NDTV that CBI Director Vijay Shankar…

Nagaland bans

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006Guwahati - The government in the predominantly Christian Nagaland has banned the sale of Dan Brown’s best-selling novel ‘The Da Vinci Code’ and also screening of the film based on it, saying…

EC harassing me: Speaker

Press Trust Of India May 24, 2006New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee on Wednesday blasted the Election Commission for putting him on “trial” in the office-of-profit issue without evidence.“From March 8 till today, I…