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Court asks prosecution to produce case diary, judicial confession today
CHENNAI, NOV. 30.Justice R. Balasubramanian of the Madras High Court, who reserved orders in the bail petition of the Kanchi Sankaracharya, Sri Jayendra Saraswati, in the Sankararaman murder case today asked the prosecution to make available the ...

Left parties to focus on inflation, price hike
NEW DELHI, NOV. 30. The Left parties today decided to highlight the plight of people in the face of a sharp increase in prices of essential commodities and the growing inflation. They urged all parties to ensure that Parliament functioned in an ...

Habibullah is new Panchayati Raj Secretary
NEW DELHI, NOV. 30. Wajahat Habibullah will be the new Secretary, Ministry of Panchayati Raj. Belonging to the 1968 batch of the Indian Administrative Service from Jammu and Kashmir cadre, he was till now Textiles Secretary. R.M. Premkumar, ...

Trinamool Congress bandh call illegal: High Court
KOLKATA, NOV. 30.The Calcutta High Court today declared illegal and unconstitutional the "Bangla Bandh" called by the Nationalist Trinamool Congress on December 3 and directed the party to withdraw the call and publish the decision in the media. ...

Fishermen: India-Pakistan deal in sight
NEW DELHI, NOV. 30. India is close to resolving a dispute with Pakistan over detention of fishermen, a senior naval officer said here today ahead of the Indo-Pakistan Coast Guard-level talks later this week. Fishermen of both sides are ...

MPs have heavy agenda in winter session
NEW DELHI, NOV 30. The winter session of Parliament, beginning tomorrow, is bound to test the resolve of the political parties to ensure its smooth functioning. On the eve of the session today, there was enough sabre rattling to suggest that the ...

Joint armed services doctrine under way
NEW DELHI, NOV. 30. After unveiling separate war doctrines, the three armed services are planning to come out with the first-ever joint services doctrine. Being drafted by the recently set up office of the Combined Integrated Defence Staff ...

Sati case: 16 acquitted
JAIPUR, NOV. 30.The special sati prevention court today acquitted 16 accused in one of the cases related to Roop Kanwar `sati' glorification episode at Deorala village in Rajasthan in 1987. Of the 16, two have died. PTI ...

Bid to disrupt power supply
PANAJI, NOV. 30.The police apprehended a person who was allegedly trying to disrupt electricity supply to one of the main events for the ongoing International Film Festival of India. Thousands of people were present at the beach. ...

Ensure quality of films: Jaipal Reddy
PANAJI, NOV. 30. The Minister for Information and Broadcasting, S. Jaipal Reddy, today urged Indian film-makers to come out with quality films to make a mark in world cinema. Speaking after inaugurating the Indian Panorama at the 35th ...

A godsend for Sabarimala pilgrims
PAMPA (KERALA), NOV. 30. For Sabarimala pilgrims who fall seriously ill during the arduous trek to the hill-shrine, the telemedicine centre at the base camp in Pampa is a godsend. Operated for the third year running by the Kochi-based ...

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