Singh said that such a ban was there in 24 of the 29 states of the country long before BJP came to power.
Mathai deposed through a video-link before the judge who is conducting the trial of remaining accused in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case.
The Home Ministry said it was concerned over various incidents with communal overtones across the country.
Such a move "would end" Obama's plans to bring US troops home before he leaves office on January 20, 2017: The Washington Post
Israel carried out an airstrike on the Gaza Strip early on Monday in response to a Palestinian rocket attack from the territory, an army statement said.
The defence ministry in Moscow said measures had been taken to prevent a repeat of such incidents in the future.
Chasing India's total of 92, South Africa crossed the line with six wickets in hand, to also take an unassailable 2-0 lead.
"The club wants to make it clear that Jose continues to have our full support," Chelsea said in a statement.
With the win, South Africa have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series, the last of which will be played at the Eden Gardens on October 8.
"One of the great shoulders the world was relying on (was) China. The world now needs some other additional shoulders," Arun Jaitley said.
At 9:25 am, Sensex was trading higher by 117 points at 26,902, while Nifty was up by 26 points at 8145.
The number of Volkswagen cars newly registered in the country was 2,901 units in September, down 7.8 percent from a month earlier.
Democracy has been crippled. And Saturday’s tragedy in West Bengal must transcend the outcome of the municipal elections in Salt Lake.
The danger is that the communal cancer might be 'injected' into the military community, that is why the Air Chief’s comments carry so much weight.
Relations with Nepal have plunged, what was regarded as a showpiece of close neighbourly relations has become a problem area.
The leaders submitted a memorandum in this regard to Bassi.
The maximum temperature would be around 37 degrees Celsius.
'We will meet Jung and will present our side.'
Re-poll would be ordered in some booths.
The re-poll was held in the presence of a good number of police personnel
The e-rickshaws were used to ferry voters, including senior citizens.
Loan for farmers at 1% interest was also demanded.
The port has retained the 2nd position in India.
Conservation of wild animals is of great significance: Patnaik
Pre-placement offers are rolling in progressively at the country’s premier technological institutes, indicating a good placement season in December.
Historian Dr Ramesh Sharma thought that the renaming exercise actually began after Independence when many roads were named after Mahatma Gandhi.
The temple has the world's longest corridor with 1,212 pillars.
Kardashians looked matching in white button-downs.
The singer sported a sheer black long-sleeved top.
'She is outspoken, no-nonsense and trailblazing.'
The highly creative course provides students with the skills to design products for food and drink, interiors/tabletop, sanitaryware and cladding.
Technology is revolutionising every sector of the economy. I firmly believe that technology will drive businesses forward in future.
'There was obvious perception that Aishwarya means glamour.'
Bachchan will inaugurate two safari buses at SGNP.
Alia had reasons to rejoice this weekend.
Direct taxes untouched n excise duty on cars & consumer durables slashed
New Delhi, 17 February
Bowing to the Army’s long standing demand and in the wake of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi strongly advocating it last week, Union finance minister Mr P Chidambaram while presenting the interim Budget announced the ‘one rank, one pension’ scheme which will benefit more than 2.4 million ex-Defence personnel from 1 April, entitling them to equal post-retirement benefits notwithstanding the year of superannuation. The scheme is to be implemented with Rs 500 crore.
The Defence allocation has been hiked by 10 per cent from Rs 2,03,672 crore in 2013-’14 to Rs 2,24,000 crore in 2014-15. The fiscal allocation of the Union Home Ministry was raised by 16 per cent. The FM allocated Rs 789.08 crore for security-related expenses, and a modernisation plan at a cost of over Rs 11,000 crore to strengthen the capacity of the Central Armed Police Forces. Mr Chidambaram made a deft bid to woo sections that constitute key sections of the electorate. His speech was interrupted by Congress members protesting the proposed Telangana state and Trinamul MPs seeking a moratorium on the Central debt of West Bengal. As he began his speech amid the din, a visibly annoyed Mr Chidambaram was seen asking Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath to ensure that the protesting MPs went back to their seats. An appeal from Speaker Meira Kumar brought down the decibel level somewhat and Mr Chidambaram continued. His proposals focused on the welfare of SCs, minorities, women and farmers. He proposed excise cuts on cars, mobile phones and items of daily consumption.
In the financial sector, he proposed capital infusion of Rs 11,200 crore in PSU banks and said a venture capital fund will be set up to promote entrepreneurship among SCs. He said major subsidies will be slightly higher at Rs 246, 397 crore of which Rs 115, 000 crore is on food, Rs 65, 000 crore is on fuel and Rs 68,000 crore is on fertilisers.