Archive for November, 2010

NRIs to be able to exercise their vote in India

The longstanding wish of millions of non-resident Indians (NRIs) to be able to exercise their franchise in India has come true, with the Centre issuing a notification to this effect. In the monsoon session, Parliament had passed the Representation of People (Amendment) Bill, 2010, to allow NRIs to vote in Indian elections. “A gazette notification […]

BJP asks Delhi Govt to declare a public holiday on Chhath Puja

BJP  asked the Delhi government to declare a public holiday on Chhath Puja, a festival in which Hindu god Sun is worshipped. “The government should declare a public holiday on Chhath Puja or, if not, at least a restricted holiday keeping in mind the number of people celebrating this festival here. As many as 50 […]

Tight security in Delhi for Obama visit

Obama, who reaches the capital on Sunday afternoon from Mumbai, will have a busy schedule — visiting the Humayun’s Tomb and Rajghat, meeting Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and addressing the Parliament before he leaves on Tuesday. It has been reported that the authorities here have held consultations with their American counterparts on various aspects […]

Tihar jail chief B.K. Gupta meets CM Sheila Dikshit

Tihar jail chief B.K. Gupta, tipped to become the next police commissioner of Delhi, met Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Wednesday, a government source said. Gupta, 58, a 1975 batch Indian Police Service official, is currently serving as director-general (prisons). According to the government source, Gupta met Dikshit in the evening and is understood to […]

Sonia Gandhi may be authorised to nominate Congress working committee

The meeting of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) Tuesday is expected to authorize party president Sonia Gandhi to appoint members to the Congress working committee (CWC), the party’s highest decision-making body, sources said. Congress sources said the main agenda of the meeting of the newly-elected AICC members was election to CWC. The sources said […]