Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and two others are in the contest for two Rajya Sabha seats from Assam, officials said here Thursday.
Nine infants have died at the Malda Medical College and Hospital (MMCH), which had witnessed several crib deaths earlier this year as well as last year. Sagarnil Mukherjee reports. Tragedy so far
Mayank Sharma, 15, made it to the Limca Book of World Records for adding ten 10-digit numbers in two minutes and five seconds mentally. HT reports
One of the accused in the December 16 gang rape case was not brought before the fast track court on Thursday due to ill-health.
The CBI has appointed Vidhi Kumar Birdi, a 2003 batch Jammu and Kashmir cadre IPS officer, as the investigation officer in the coal block allocation probe in place of superintendent of police Vivek Dutt who was arrested by the agency itself on the allegation seeking a bribe from a private person. Rajesh Ahuja reports.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, 57, came across as an engaging conversationalist, impressing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his team as well as curious mediapersons with his candour and problem-solving approach to bilateral relations during his recent visit to India. Jayanth Jacob
reports. Industry optimism | Bridging gap
Airlines will not be allowed to put more than 10% seats under the “privileged” category for which they can charge the fliers separately. HT reports.
Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar shot down a bilateral meet at Kiev after Ukraine refused to exempt her and accompanying six MPs from frisking. Saubhadra Chatterji
reports.A touchy issue
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said the government would continue to seek the "highest standards of probity" in defence acquisition, which has been hit by a string of scandals in recent years. HT reports.
By giving a miss to the UPA’s ninth anniversary celebrations, the Samajwadi Party (SP) has dropped enough hints that it is distancing itself from the Congress ahead of the next general elections. Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
and Srinand Jha
Responding to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's attack on the opposition for delaying passage of crucial food security and land acquisition billls, the BJP said it was the Manmohan Singh dispensation that was not keen on passing them but she was trying to put the blame on it. HT reports.
The Supreme Court agreed to hear a PIL challenging appointment of Shashi Kant Sharma as the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG). HT reports.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has expressed hope that economic growth in 2013-14 would be better than 2012-13 and exceed 6%, which could set the stage to achieve the 12th plan target of 8% for the five year period if the UPA retains power in 2014. HT
reports. Key legislations for revival
Weeks after home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde raised hopes of a martyr status for Sarabjit Singh, the government made it clear that there were no such plans. It categorically said that status of martyrs will not be accorded to those who lay down their lives in the line of duty. Aloke Tikku reports.
The UPA government's big bang promise of providing free generic medicines to all through government hospitals has come a cropper with state governments refusing to implement the scheme without adequate financial help from the Centre. Chetan Chauhan
reports. Tamil Nadu’s success story