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Senior Cong leaders go into a huddle

NEW DELHI:  The Congress core group on late Wednesday night met at the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh’s residence after the Trinamool Congress supremo   and West Bengal Chief Minister, Ms Mamata Banerjee sought the Railway Minister, Mr Dinesh Trivedi’s removal for hiking rail fares.

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Badal becomes Chief Minister for a record fifth time

CHAPPAR CHIRI (PUNJAB): The 85-year-old year old SAD leader, Mr Parkash Singh Badal was today sworn in as Chief Minister of Punjab for a record fifth time along with 17 other Cabinet rank ministers, including his son Mr Sukhbir, for a second successive term of the SAD-BJP alliance government.

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Akhilesh Yadav to take oath today

LUCKNOW: The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister designate, Mr Akhilesh Yadav, who will tomorrow take oath as the 33rd head of the state, today said his cabinet will be "small" in size initially and have both old and new faces, representing all sections.

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Doctors break blood group barrier for liver transplant

NEW DELHI: In a first for the country, doctors in the capital today claimed to have successfully conducted a liver transplant involving donor and recipient with different blood groups, giving a new ray of hope to thousands of patients suffering from organ failure.

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Centre confident of returning to 9% growth

NEW DELHI: The government on Monday expressed confidence that the country would return to a high economic growth rate of 8 to 9 per cent, unveiling a blueprint of its policies aimed to ensure economic and livelihood guarantees and internal and external security.

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Few takers for Third Front

NEW DELHI: The talk of Third Front and mid-term polls in the wake of the mauling Congress and BJP got in the assembly elections continued to do the rounds on Monday but not many political leaders actually appeared to be giving credence to such a possibility.

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