By Muhammad Najeeb, IANS
Islamabad : Kashmir Singh, an Indian who has languished in a Pakistani prison for 35 years on espionage charges, was released Monday evening from Lahore's Central Jail. He will walk to India across the Wagah border at 11 a.m. Tuesday.
New Delhi : Human Resources Development Minister Arjun Singh Monday indicated that his ministry would soon regulate those educational institutes that are charging "exorbitant fees" from students.
"Affordability should not be a barrier to avail of education," Singh said after inaugurating an international education conference in the national capital.
New Delhi : The Supreme Court Monday refused an early hearing of a petition on the waiver of loans to farmers from private banks and moneylenders in line with the budgetary announcement of write-off of their loans from nationalised banks.
A bench of Chief Justice K.G. Balakrishnan and Justice R.V. Raveendran said these issue have to be discussed by parliament.
New Delhi : The passport of arms dealer Suresh Nanda, accused of receiving kickbacks in a defence deal, was Monday suspended for a further period of four weeks.
The external affairs ministry's move came at the Central Bureau of Investigation's request for revocation of his travel documents.
New Delhi : India Monday clearly signalled its intention to ramp up its military ties with China with the defence ministry announcing that the second war game between the two armies would be conducted in this country in September-October.
Bhopal : The Madhya Pradesh government Monday constituted a high-level committee to probe an alleged multi-billion rupee land scam, seeking the investigation report by June 30, state Forest Minister Vijay Shah informed the assembly.
By TwoCircles.net staff reporter
New Delhi: It is not, as perceived generally, that the Union Budget 2008-09 has made everyone happy.
Those who are not happy with the budget include Dalit groups. The National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights is one of them.
New Delhi : Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) chief Vijay Shanker Monday described as "baseless" allegations that he had put pressure on West Bengal Police to close a case against him filed by the father of a Nithari victim who was found murdered in the state last year.
"It (the allegations) are based on laughable and baseless accusations," Shanker told IANS.
New Delhi : The Supreme Court Monday widened the ambit of its scrutiny of judicial appointments in high courts, saying that consultations with two senior apex court judges by the Chief Justice of India (CJI) is a necessary step of judicial appointments.
New Delhi : Steel Minister Ram Vilas Paswan Monday said he will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh soon with concerns of the steel industry that has been lamenting at the slow pace in securing approvals for new projects.