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Sangma's nomination papers for Prez poll accepted

New Delhi, July 3: The nomination papers of opposition-backed P A Sangma for the Presidential poll were today accepted by the returning officer after scrutiny.

The nomination papers and related documents were in order and were accepted by Returning Officer V K Agnihotri, who is...

President polls: Pranab Mukherjee to respond to Team Sangma's objections to his nomination

New Delhi, July 3: Pranab Mukherjee, who is the UPA's candidate for President of India's elections, will today respond to the objections raised against his nomination by Purno Sangma's team. Yesterday, Mr Sangma's supporters demanded that Mr Mukherjee be disqualified from the race because he allegedly holds an office of profit as...

Maternal health: India likely to miss milennium goals, says UN

New Delhi, July 2: India is likely to miss the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) related to maternal health as one maternal death is being reported every 10 minutes in the country now.

India recorded around 57,000 maternal deaths in 2010,...

JD(U) has an alliance with BJP, not RSS: Nitish Kumar

Patna, July 2: Firmly sticking to his stand for a secular person to be projected as the NDA's prime ministerial candidate in the next general elections, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar today swept aside criticism by the RSS saying his party JD(U) has alliance with BJP and not the...

Acid attacks: SC fiat to Centre, states on sale of acid

New Delhi, July 2: The Supreme Court today asked the Centre to apprise it of their measures to regulate the sale of acid to prevent its misuse as a weapon, particularly against women by their jilted lovers.

The court sought a "comprehensive affidavit" from the Ministry of Home Affairs,...

Ex-employee reveals Facebook's dark, sexist side

New Delhi, July 2: Facebook developed an experimental feature called “Dark Profiles” which would give secret accounts to people who did not even sign up, a new book by a former employee of the social networking site has claimed.

Engineers wanted to create shadow pages...

14,000 farmers ended life in 2011

New Delhi, July 2: As many as 14,004 farmers committed suicide in 2011 countrywide, the latest report of the National Crime Records Bureau has noted.

The number is lower than the previous year's figure of 15,933 but the dip might be much less considering that...

Kashmir survives another tragedy, this time without blood

Srinagar, July 1: As normal life resumed in Srinagar and other parts of the Valley Saturday, Kashmir survived yet another tragedy - this time without any blood being spilt on the roads.

The destruction of the second holiest Muslim shrine of the Valley in a...

Mob tried to rape me, says converted MLA

New Delhi, July 1: Congress MLA from Borkhola, Assam, thirty-three-year-old Rumi Nath on Sunday said that the hundred-strong mob that surrounded her and thrashed her outside a Karimganj hotel on Friday night even attempted to rape her.

A badly bruised Rumi Nath told mediapersons, "The...

CBI likely to send team to Saudi Arabia to extradite Fasih Mohammed

New Delhi. July 1: The CBI is likely to send a team to Saudi Arabia to discuss the extradition of Fasih Mohammed, a suspected terrorist apprehended by authorities there.

An engineer by profession, 28-year old Fasih is alleged to have been involved in the Chinnaswamy...