Tuition fees: government wins narrow victory as protests continue

The motion on student funding passed narrowly with majority of 21, with six Tories and 21 Lib Dems rebelling Link to this video Protesters clashed with police in London tonight after the coalition won the vote to increase tuition fees for students in England to up to £9,000 per year. The plans faced bitter criticism not only from Labour MPs but from Lib Dem and Tory backbenchers, but the move was carried by 323 votes to 302 in what has proved to be the most testing parliamentary vote to date for the coalition government.

New fees for issuing labour permits announced

Dubai: The ministry of labour announced the new fees for issuing labour cards and labour permits. Saqr Gobash Saeed Gobash, Minister of Labour, issued recently new resolution classifying establishments into groups in accordance with the degree of their compliance with labour legislations, systems and standards, cultural diversity approach and on-time payment of salaries, provision of accommodation, and Emiratisation quota.

French sale of nuclear reactors to India will create ’mistrust’: Pak

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has criticised a multi-billion-dollar agreement finalised by France to sell two nuclear reactors to India, saying the deal would create "mistrust" and have "serious security implications" in South Asia. Responding to a question on the France-India deal at a weekly news briefing, Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit renewed Pakistan’s demand to be treated at par with India in the field of civil nuclear cooperation.

India tops list of countries where bribery is way of life

BERLIN: India is among the countries topping the list for reported bribe payments over the year along with Afghanistan, Cambodia, Cameroon, Iraq, Liberia, Nigeria, the Palestinian territories, Senegal, Sierre Leone and Uganda. More than one person out of two in these countries said they had handed out financial sweeteners to officials.

College in Bhopal bars lady teachers to wear jeans in campus

BHOPAL: A local government college here has banned jeans pants for lady teachers instructing them to wear saris while in the campus. A spokesman of the management of Sarojini Naidu (Nutan) College said that the decision was taken to instill Indian culture in the college.

For US airport security, saree seems to be the hardest

Shankar, who is nearing the end of her posting in WashingtonDC, was on her way back to Capital after an address to the Janos Radvanyi Chair in International Security Studies at Mississippi State University and other engagements in the state during her first visit there, including meetings with state government officials, when she ran into the security flap.

Chinese Premier to bring biggest ever trade delegation to India

Premier Wen Jiabao will be accompanied by the biggest ever Chinese trade delegation to India when he touches down in New Delhi next Wednesday on a three-day visit, during which the two countries’ fast-growing but increasingly imbalanced trade relationship will be in focus. As of Wednesday, more than 250 representatives from 100 Chinese companies, in sectors ranging from manufacturing and banking to Information Technology, had confirmed their participation in next week’s visit.

Rat Poison Taken by mistake, one died at Kelarkalbettu, Nejar

Nejar, Kallianpur : Santhosh Kumar son of Jayakar Poojary aged around 20 years of Kelarkalbettu near here by mistake took rat poison for headache died on recently as per the complaint lodged with Malpe Police Station. The deceased fed up with severe headache since several days who took rat poison by mistake as a medicine for headache which cost his life. After heavy omitting only family members were came know the case.


Kundapur: In the art exhibition being held in Aanegudde the above picture depicts sand sculpted Vishwa Vinayaka by Shri Harish Sagar. It is 7’ in height and 5’ in width attracting visitors in thousands.

More Yeddyurappa land scams surface

The Janata Dal (Secular) on Wednesday made fresh and serious allegations of illegal purchase of over 295 acres of agricultural land by the chief minister and his kin

Dh15m suit filed against hospital in Dubai

Dubai: A policeman who has been bedridden for 19 months following two alleged botched surgical procedures, is suing a government hospital for Dh15 million for physical and moral damages. The policeman, a father of seven children, claims he went to the hospital when he began suffering rectal bleeding.

RBI issues Rs. 5 coin on Mother Theresa

Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) today said it would issue new Rs 5 coins to commemorate the birth centenary of Nobel laureate Mother Teresa. “The Reserve Bank of India will shortly put into circulation coins of Rs 5 with the theme, Birth Centenary of Mother Teresa,” RBI said in a statement.

Woman assaulted for marrying outside religion at Gangolli in Kundapur

Gangolli : The Udupi district unit of Karnataka Komu Sauharda Vedike (KKSV) on Tuesday said that activists allegedly belonging to the Bajrang Dal had assaulted a woman belonging to a different community at Gangolli in Kundapur taluk of Udupi district on December 5 and 6.

UAE residence visa validity reduced to two years

According to a new rule, the validity of UAE residential visa and labour card has now been reduced to two years. This new rule for all workers and employees in the private sector will be applicable from January 2011. In a statement by Humaid Bin Deemas, Acting Director-General of the Ministry of Labour it was made clear that the UAE Cabinet has reduced the validity of labour cards of all categories of people who work in private sector from three years to two years in a bid to regulate the labour market

Experience divinity at Our Lady of Dolours Church,

The Church, which was built in 1892, is not only a tourist destination but also is a serene prayer centre for those who have faith in god. Devotees and tourists visit the place as the Church has already been in the world tourism map. The pre-British period Church and the Parochial House, which is situated near Seethangoli, has its own glory to tell the visitors.

Karnataka consumers to shell out more for electricity

Electricity charges went up between five and 60 paise a unit in Karnataka from Tuesday with the average hike for Bangalore residents at around 31 paise per unit. This was announced by Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission chairman M. R. Sreenivasa Murthy. In villages, the increase is between 10 and 30 paise per unit. The new tariff will come into effect immediately.

Coldest day of the season in Delhi

NEW DELHI: Delhiites pulled out more woollens to fight the sliding mercury which has touched the season’s lowest on Tuesday even as a fog cover shrunk visibility in the morning hours. However as the day progressed, the fog cover lifted and the skies opened up.

Blast at Varanasi’s Dashashwamedh Ghat, 20 injured

NEW DELHI: At least 20 people including four foreigners were injured in a blast at the Dashashwamedh Ghat here during the Ganga arati around 6.30pm on Tuesday. Many others were injured in the ensuing stampede. According to official sources, an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) has been recovered from a dustbin at the Varanasi blast site

Israel upset by Argentina’s recognition of Palestine

Israel expressed disappointment on Tuesday with Argentina’s recognition of a Palestinian state in territories Israel occupied in 1967, saying they undercut American-led efforts to create such a state through negotiations with Israel. Argentina said its move, announced on Monday just days after Brazil took a similar step, reflected the country’s deep frustration with gridlocked peace efforts. But Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor said unilateral recognition was “counterproductive” to peacemaking.

Anti Cow: Government trying to change food habits of people - Manur

Udupi: Dalit thinker Narayan Manur said on Monday that the State Government was trying to change the food habits of people by bringing in the Anti-Cow Slaughter law. Mr. Manur was speaking at the Constitution Protection Day function to mark the 54th death anniversary of the Father of Constitution B.R. Ambedkar, organised by the Karnataka Dalit Sangharsha Samiti (B. Krishnappa) here.

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