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Signals just right for Left
An exit poll predicted almost status quo in the 45 seats that went to polls today in Bengal as voting percentages too diverged little from 2001, handing a weapon to the Left Front to rubbish long-voiced allegations of forcibly jacking up the turnout. ...  | Read.. 
 
Health halts maestro on stage
A “mild cerebral stroke” midway through a Bihu concert in Guwahati last night sent balladeer Bhupen Hazarika to hospital and his legion of fans within and outside Assam into collective shock. ...  | Read.. 
 
Court links dam height to relief
The Supreme Court today did not stay construction at the Sardar Sarovar dam but asked the parties in the dispute to shun bellicosity. ...  | Read.. 
 
Food for two, hiccup for PM
Court ruling robs govt of excuse to wash hands of dam
Medha Patkar has ended her fast, so has Narendra Modi. But that need not improve the appetite of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. ...  | Read.. 
 
Women queue up to vote in Bhedakui, West Midnapore, as a soldier stands guard. Picture by Amit Datta
Signals just right for Left
 
 
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Tongue Twister
Bengali cuisine in Calcutta came out of the closet, so to speak, about 10 or 12 years ago, when up-m ...  | Read..
India rejects US condition
India today said it would not accept the US proposal requiring Delhi to give up the option of a ...  | Read..