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Rescue operations being carried out at AMRI hospital, Dhakuria following the devastating fire, in Kolkata on Friday. – Agencies
Tripura provides most jobs under NREGA
AGARTALA, Dec 10 (IANS): Tripura has once again topped all the states in implementing the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), which guarantees minimum job days to people in rural areas, a minister said here Saturday. ...

Govt to expand banking, insurance services in Northeast
KOLKATA, Dec 10 (IANS): Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Saturday said the government will expand the banking and insurance networks in the eastern and northeastern states. ...

Hazare seeks to work with Rahul Gandhi in future
NEW DELHI, Dec 10 (IANS): A day after blaming Rahul Gandhi for the "weak" Lokpal draft, Anna Hazare Saturday said the Congress leader represents the youth and Team Anna would work with him in the future. ...

Ajit Singh meets Sonia, RLD to join UPA
NEW DELHI, Dec 10 (IANS): Amid buzz that he may be made a minister in the union cabinet, Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) leader Ajit Singh Saturday met Congress president Sonia Gandhi here and sealed his party's tie-up with the Congress for the coming Uttar ...

Standing committee betrayed country, says Anna
NEW DELHI, Dec 10 (IANS): Accusing the parliamentary committee on the Lokpal bill of betraying the country, Team Anna termed its report as "weak" and "ineffective" to tackle corruption and will protest against it Sunday, Anna Hazare said Saturday. ...

Hospital fire: Seven directors sent to police custody
KOLKATA, Dec 10 (IANS): Seven directors of city-based AMRI Hospital - where a fire killed 90 people the day before - were Saturday sent to 10 days' police custody by a court here while hundreds of protestors outside the court premises demanded death ...

Shillong choir to kick off Christmas festivities
MUMBAI, Dec 10 (IANS): The acclaimed Shillong Chamber Choir will kick off the fortnight-long Christmas celebrations here Sunday with a live mega-concert at the historic Chowpatty Beach, an organiser said. ...

India, US to iron out N-liability irritants
NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON, Dec 10 (IANS): With the landmark India-US nuclear deal languishing even three years after it was signed, US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns will hold talks with senior Indian officials Monday in yet another diplomatic bi ...

Cabinet, UPA meetings on Lokpal bill Tuesday
NEW DELHI, Dec 10 (IANS): The union cabinet will meet Tuesday to discuss the Lokpal bill, sources said. ...

89 killed in Kolkata blaze
KOLKATA, Dec 9 – Eighty nine persons, mostly patients choked to death when a major fire engulfed a multi-speciality centrally- airconditioned seven-storey 190-bed AMRI private hospital in the metropolis early today, reports PTI. ...

Students to get free textbooks by Jan 2
GUWAHATI, Dec 9 – Over 65 lakh students from 62,303 schools of the State will get free text books on or before January 2 next year. ...

Team Anna flays Parliamentary panel
RALEGAN SIDDHI/NEW DELHI, Dec 9 – Accusing the Parliamentary panel on Lokpal of fooling people, Team Anna today questioned the credibility of its report, claiming only 12 of the 30 MPs supported its proposals, even as Government asked the activists t ...

Hectic lobbying in Cong for RS seat
NEW DELHI, Dec 9 – The AICC is likely to finalise its Rajya Sabha candidate over the weekend, as lobbying by aspirants has reached a fever pitch. ...

91 power projects coming up in Arunachal
NEW DELHI, Dec 9 – Construction of the Subansiri hydroelectric power project may have sent alarm bells ringing in Assam, but in neighbouring Arunachal Pradesh 91 hydroelectric power projects totalling 35987 MW generation capacity are proposed to come ...

TET to be held on Jan 10
GUWAHATI, Dec 9 – The Teachers’ Eligibility Test (TET) will be held on January 10 under the supervision of the Board of Secondary Education, Assam (SEBA), informed Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma today. Assam will be the tenth State in the cou ...

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