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Govt unlocks reforms bank
The Reforms Express has begun to roll. Days before presenting the budget, finance minister P. Chidambaram came out with a notification giving state-run banks the freedom to buy domestic and foreign banks, merchant bankers and finance corporations without having to seek government approval. ...  | Read.. 
 
Vote sinks in water woes
When the people of Shivpahar Colony in the state's second capital wake up tomorrow morning, their main task would be not to cast their vote but to arrange for drinking wa ...  | Read.. 
 
Dry run whiff in booze balm
Mahatma Gandhi's birthplace is falling back on ahimsa to tackle tipplers. But many are wondering whether India's only surviving dry state is preparing itsel ...  | Read.. 
 
Now showing, TV war action replay
Doordarshan and ESPN sound board, Zee offers service 'for no money'
The cricket telecast battle may be in court but a telecast war is very much raging outside. ...  | Read.. 
 
Govt unlocks reforms bank
 
 
They (the easing of banking rules) indicate the government is pursuing its policy of reforms

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Mallya genie out after 20 years
Swashbuckling liquor baron Vijay Mallya today struck to reclaim Shaw Wallace & Co, some 20 ...  | Read..
Freedom for IT island
The Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee government has completed all formalities to give Salt Lake Electron ...  | Read..
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Now-or-never Laloo in last push
Wednesday will decide which way the pendulum will eventually swing in ...   | Read.. 
 
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Mayor in minority after mini exodus
The Trinamul Congress-BJP board in the city civic body was reduced to ...   | Read.. 
 
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Hundreds die in Iran quake
A powerful earthquake hit a mountainous region of southeast Iran today, ki ...   | Read.. 
 
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'Every series begins 50-50'
Bob Woolmer had just finished breakfast and begun reading Robert Windsor's ...   | Read.. 
 
Calcutta More.. 
Chided teen hangs herself
A 13-year-old girl hanged herself in her east Calcutta residence on Monday ...   | Read.. 
 
Opinion More.. 
Before the unveiling
The finance minister, P. Chidambaram, has now an opportunity ...   | Read.. 
 
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Markets toast bank liberty leap
Markets went cock-a-hoop today over the new policy giving banks a free run ...   | Read.. 
 
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Finishing touch to KBC comeback
Kaun Banega Crorepati is on its way back. ...   | Read..