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Anna Hazare calls for nationwide fast on Sunday

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Rejecting the Parliamentary Standing Committee's report on the Lokpal Bill as a betrayal of the people, anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare on Saturday appealed to them to register their protest across the country by holding an anshan (daylong fast), as he would be observing here on Sunday.

The Congress has declined to participate in a ‘Maha-debate' at the venue of the fast, expressing its difficulty in outlining its views before examining the final draft of the Bill. Replying to the invitation extended to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, general secretary Janardan Dwivedi said: “A debate at this stage outside Parliament might be premature.”

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6 Private Hospital owners arrested after 88 die in fire

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Six owners of AMRI Hospital in south Kolkata's Dhakuria were arrested on Friday following the massive fire in which at least 88 people have been killed.

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Monsanto's entry can provide grounds for an inevitable agrarian crisis

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A hybrid seed is a closed pollinated pure breed seed in which pollens from a single flower are not allowed to fertilize ovary of other flowers in effort to preserve the pure breed and ensure that the desired trait is passed on to the next generation seeds. The next generation of Monsanto’s seeds is sterile. Therefore, once Nepali farmers start using Monsanto’s “hybrid corn”, the farmers will lose control over their own seeds and will be obliged to purchase seeds from the company every year. Patent protection on seeds will undermine our food security by increasing dependency on corporations.

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Iran shows off captured US drone

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Iran triumphantly displayed one of America’s most advanced intelligence-gathering aircraft on Thursday after a spy drone crashed on its territory, leading Russia and China to ask to inspect its technology.

Iran triumphantly displayed one of America’s most advanced intelligence-gathering aircraft on Thursday after a spy drone crashed on its territory, leading Russia and China to ask to inspect its technology.

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Madhya Pradesh peon worth Rs.12 crore

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MP: Assets worth Rs 10 cr found in peon

peon working in the city's municipal corporation was found to own assets worth around Rs.12 crore during a raid by the Madhya Pradesh Lokayukta police, officials said.

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