Thiruvananthapuram: Stepping up the offensive on charges of nepotism by Union surface transport minister T R Baalu, leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha, L K Advani, on Sunday demanded a statement by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

As per schedule, the Delhi Metro conducted trial runs on the first section of Phase II between Shahdara and Dilshad Garden, covering the 3.1 km stretch on Sunday.

Aimed At Resettling Kids; 30% Rescued Are Girls Buoyed by the success of the child assistance booth set up at the New Delhi station under the joint initiative of Northern Railway, Railway Protection Force (RPF) and two NGOs


Even as BJP's prime ministerial candidate L K Advani on Sunday reiterated his party's opposition to the India-US nuclear deal, saying it could not go ahead in the present form as it barred New Delhi from further tests, Brajesh Mishra, national security adviser in the previous NDA government, contradicted the stand in a TV interview.

Planning Commission-Appointed Experts Call For Dumping Salwa Judum Admitting that Naxalism was a

A new study has claimed that lack of a heatgenerating tissue may have contributed to the extinction of dinosaurs. A team of researchers at New York Medical College came to the conclusion after discovering why birds, unlike mammals, lack a tissue that is specialised to generate heat, the

Dubai: In a renewed effort to achieve a global trade deal under Doha Round of multilateral talks, trade ministers of India and the US will meet next week to bridge differences on farm subsidies and opening markets for industrial and agricultural products. "I am meeting USTR (Susan Schwab) on May 6. We are trying to see how we can converge,' commerce and industry minister Kamal Nath said during his recent visit here.

In the backdrop of high inflation and global food shortage forcing the likes of Wal-Mart to consider rationing of food products, Indian retail chains are trying to maintain prices of agri products at the base levels and are wooing consumers with combo-offers. Indian modern retail stores maintain that there is no shortage of food and agri products and have denied any kind of panic situation among consumers or traders.

Hero Honda has worked out a major expansion strategy for the rural markets and is planning to strengthen retail financing to support the initiative, that could lead to setting up of its own finance arm. Pawan Munjal, MD of Hero Honda, told TOI that rural market would be a special focus area for the company as it is looking at new growth areas to maintain sales momentum in a shrinking market. "We have created a special