Bail plea of Malegaon accused differed

MUMBAI: special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court on Monday differed the hearing on the bail plea of Malegaon blast accused. Now the court would hear the case on February 9.

PM for effective delivery of public services

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has urged for use of better techniques for effective delivery of public services.  Inaugurating an international Congress on Productivity, Quality, Reliability, Optimization and Modelling

Opposition rejects Govt offer in Egypt

CAIRO: Opposition parties in Egypt have rejected government’s offer to include them in political reforms. They termed the step as insufficient and reiterated their demand for the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak.

President praises media

NAGPUR: The President Mrs. Pratibha Devi Singh Patil has asserted that the newspapers and media have given invaluable contribution in the process of development of the country.

Decision on Kasab death sentence on Feb 21


Mumbai:  The Bombay High Court has fixed February 21 to pronounce its decision on death sentence to Ajmal Kasab.The hearing will, however, be done by video link as it is not safe to bring Kasab to court, says Ujjwal Nikam, Public Prosecutor.

K’tka CM reveals assets

BANGALORE: Under attack from opposition and the civil society Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Sunday declared his assets. His assets include a bank balance of nearly 34 lakh rupees and three residential buildings.

India, Pak ready to resume dialogue

THIMPU: India on Monday said that a solid foundation has been laid for a sustained engagement with Pakistan. The external affairs minister S. M Krishna said that the meeting between India and Pakistan Foreign Secretaries indicates that ‘a solid foundation has been laid for a sustained engagement’.

Centre ambitious plan to save forests

THIRUVANANTPURAM:  The Centre has prepared an ambitious plan to improve the quality and quantity of forest cover in the country.

Chiranjeevi strengthens Congress in AP

NEW DELHI: (AMN) Praja Rajyam Party headed by Telugu film Star Chiranjeevi Sunday merged with Congress. PRP President Chiranjeevi announced here in the presence of Andhra Pradesh State Congress affairs in-charge Veerappa Moily.


PM for affordable legal services to poor

HYDERABAD: Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh has said the Constitutional Democracy that provides Socio- political and economic justice to all would be the best choice for Emerging Economies.