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US praise comes with talks push
Behind the tough public posturing, the decks are being cleared for resumption of talks between India and Pakistan. ...  | Read.. 
 
Tonsure trial for in-law’s suicide
A woman was beaten up, tonsured and had her face smeared with mud and cow-dung by her neighbours — all of them women — for allegedly pushing her daughter-in-law to suicid ...  | Read.. 
 
Bengal bites into staff bonus
The Left Front government today began the process of undoing an act it had committed itself to 15 years ago when it started to pay bonus to its employees. ...  | Read.. 
 
School guard shoots at student without identity card
A guard of the DAV School in Hehal here shot at a Class XI student today when the boy reportedly tried to enter without producing an identity card. ...  | Read.. 
 
Global cry to dissuade Manipuri girl on marathon fast
Over 100 human rights crusaders from across the globe have petitioned President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam to persuade Irom Sharmila, the Manipuri girl who has become the mascot of t ...  | Read.. 
 
CM brother gets bail
Chief minister Babulal Marandi’s younger brother Nunulal, who allegedly manhandled an executive engineer of the building construction department on the Giridih court camp ...  | Read.. 
 
Assam mulls land tax hike
The cash-strapped Assam government is planning to increase the rates of land revenue, a step it hopes will fetch an additional Rs 300 crore annually. ...  | Read.. 
 
Roots in India, race for Miss America
Shoha Kirti Parekh breaks into a contest once reserved for Whites
America’s Indian community will add yet another feather to its cap this weekend if 24-year-old Shoha Kirti Parekh is crowned Miss America at the glittering annual contest in ...  | Read.. 
 
Face partially covered, a woman listens to Sonia Gandhi’s speech in Srinagar. (AFP)
 
 
It is not a sham

ROBERT BLACKWILL
on the Jammu and Kashmir elections
Train to Sealdah derails
The Sealdah-bound Teesta-Torsa Express jumped rails near Mahipal railway station in Murshidabad dis ...  | Read..
Sonia pulls past BJP in Srinagar
Sonia Gandhi wore a full-length bulletproof jacket weighing six kilos, she stood behind a squar ...  | Read..
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BJP in reform-or-vote dilemma
BJP ministers like L.K. Advani, Ram Naik and Murli Manohar Joshi as we ...   | Read.. 
 
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Torture and strip parades bridge north & south
Omola Khatun, a housewife, was assaulted, stripped and paraded alleged ...   | Read.. 
 
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US in fresh threat, generals gather in Kuwait
US President George W. Bush said today he will ask the US Congress to endo ...   | Read.. 
 
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Nobody will get a raw deal: Patel
Had adjustments within the dominant Jagmohan Dalmiya-led group taken a ...   | Read.. 
 
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B.C. Roy staff pay, but not for deaths
There was “nothing abnormal” about the death of 14 babies in a span of 48 h ...   | Read.. 
 
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The poor rich
the cost of purchase, warehousing and distribution of foodgrains channelle ...   | Read.. 
 
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S&P lobs rating bombshell
Standard and Poor’s (S&P) today downgraded India’s long-term sover ...   | Read.. 
 
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Smiley that lit up the Net turns twenty
It was 20 years ago today that Scott Fahlman taught the Net how to smile. ...   | Read..