Noida CEO rules out hike in land compensation

With farmers on warpath over
greater compensation for their acquired land, Noida Chairman
Balwinder Kumar today said it was "practically not possible"
to meet the key demand.

Hegde rules himself out to be head of panel on Lokpal Bill

Karnataka Lokayukta Santosh Hegde ruled himself out to be the chairman of the proposed committee to draft an effective Lokpal bill as favoured by social activist Anna Hazare, who is on a fast-unto-death over corruption issue.

Andhra CM rules out possibility of imposing Prez rule

Ruling out the possibility of
imposing President`s rule in Andhra Pradesh, CM N
Kiran Kumar Reddy on Friday said the current political uncertainty
prevailing in the state was just like "passing clouds" and
would not last long.

GJM rules out interim council, situation returning to normal

The GJM on Thursday said it
will not sit for talks unless Gorkhaland issue is discussed
and ruled out an interim council for Darjeeling even as the
situation in the hills remained largely peaceful on the second

Cong rules out no option to break stalemate over JPC

Ahead of the all party meeting
to be held on February 8 to end the logjam over the issue,
Congress on Thursday said no option was ruled out to break the
stalemate in Parliament over a JPC probe into the 2G Spectrum

BJP calls Karnataka bandh, rules out CM`s resignation

Karnataka`s ruling BJP called a
state-wide bandh on Saturday protesting Governor H R Bhardwaj`s
sanction for prosecution of Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa.

Hurriyat hawk Geelani rules out unity move

Hardline Hurriyat leader Syed
Ali Shah Geelani on Wednesday virtually ruled out any move for unity
with the moderate faction of the amalgam.

Cong rules out post-poll alliance with Lalu`s RJD in Bihar

Congress on Friday ruled out a post-poll
alliance with Lalu Prasad Yadav-led RJD saying it would either
form the next government in Bihar on its own or sit in the

Japan PM rules out snap polls after confidence vote

Japan`s new centre-left Prime
Minister Naoto Kan easily survived a no-confidence motion
on Wednesday and dismissed opposition calls for snap elections for
the powerful lower house of parliament.

Medvedev rules out military intervention in Kyrgyzstan

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Friday ruled out military intervention in Kyrgyzstan by Moscow-led Collective Security Pact Organisation, saying the situation in the Central Asian republic does not require such a response.