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Military not unprepared: Pallam Raju

New Delhi, April 13: The government says there is no reason for India to needlessly panic over China's rapid modernization of its armed forces as well as the massive build-up of infrastructure all along the 4,057-km Line of Actual Control (LAC).

``China's (military) budget is four times that of India....

Queries under RTI crossing all limits: Chief Justice of India S H Kapadia

New Delhi, April 13: Chief Justice of India (CJI) S H Kapadia on Thursday said a very good law like Right to Information (RTI) was being misused to ask irrelevant and intrusive questions seriously impeding the working of the Judges and the Supreme Court.

When a bench of CJI and...

Cabinet approves compulsory marriage registration

New Delhi, April 12: The Cabinet has approved compulsory registration of all marriages, irrespective of the religion.

The move has been prompted by the consideration to help those opting for inter-faith marriages, along with the need to make the registration of marriages a simpler affair....

Gujarat riots: 18 get lifer in 2002 Ode massacre case

Anand, April 12: A designated court here today awarded life sentence to 18 people and handed out seven-year jail terms to five others in connection with the massacre of 23 people in Gujarat's Ode village during the 2002 post-Godhra communal riots.

District and Sessions judge...

SC upholds constitutional validity of Right to Education Act

New Delhi, April 12: The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the various provisions of the Right to Education Act, 2009.

The apex court ruled that the RTE Act would apply to all categories of public and private schools except unaided minority schools.

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Maoists release Italian hostage Paolo Bosusco

New Delhi, April 12: The Maoists have finally released Italian hostage Paolo Bosusco who was in their captivity since March 14.

According to NDTV, the Maoists have sought the relase of another Maoist Aarti Manjhi before releasing the Italian held hostage by them.

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Maoist leader's wife denounces act of abduction of Italian

Bhubaneswar, April 12: Despite describing her husband Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda as her ''friend, philosopher and guide'', wife Subhasree Das alias Mili today denounced the act of taking a foreign national hostage and showed willingness to become a mediator.

"It is not right to keep...

Tremors felt in Indian cities, buildings develop cracks

Kolkata/Chennai, April 11: The Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) has issued Tsunami warnings for Indira Point, Great and Little Nicobar, Komatra and Katchal and Car Nicobar in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. An alert has been issued for Little Andaman, North Sentinel Island, Flat Island and Port Blair and...

No likelihood of tsunami tidal waves in Indian Ocean region

New Delhi, April 11: India today said there was no likelihood of tsunami tidal waves being formed anywhere in the Indian Ocean region after an earthquake of 8.9 magnitude hit waters off western coast of northern Sumatra in Indonesia.

Intially, the Earth Sciences Ministry and the National Disaster Management...

Delhi: BJP worker stabbed to death allegedly by party councilor

Delhi, April 11: A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker has been stabbed to death in Delhi's Model Town area allegedly by a party councilor.

The incident happened last night reportedly after Jai Prakash had a heated argument with Madhav Prasad, who is a sitting BJP councilor and a contestant...