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If all blockade “do-gooders” follow in the footsteps of Chowdhury Abdul Karim, Bengal will run out of volunteers to defend its prized status as the protest capital of the country. ...  | Read.. 
 
The Dalai Lama announces his decision to retire from active politics
Updated at 16:14 PM (IST)
The Dalai Lama, who has been carrying on a six-decade-long struggle for freedom of Tibetan Buddhists, today announced . ...  | Read.. 
 
CBI registers 3 fresh cases in CWG scam
Updated at 16:02 PM (IST)
Taking the probe in Commonwealth Games corruption further, the CBI today carried out nationwide searches at 18 loca ...  | Read.. 
 
Missing two words set up EC truth test
Many candidates will triumph but “truth” won’t be among them in some booths in Bengal, unless the Election Commission orders fresh stationery. ...  | Read.. 
 
Cong steels for firm talks
Congress president Sonia Gandhi has given the go-ahead for “firm negotiations” with Mamata Banerjee, sources said today. ...  | Read.. 
 
Delhi rebuilds Tehran line
For Manmohan Singh, it must have been the most distasteful diplomatic act since he became the Prime Minister, having to write a letter this week to Iran’s President ...  | Read.. 
 
Now, cycles for boys too
When a group of young girls seized an MLA’s car keys near Bokaro recently to score a point on their demand for bicycles to go to school, they hadn’t bargained f ...  | Read.. 
 
Trader returns home
Kailash Verma, the trader who was abducted from a canteen at Talap tea estate under Doomdooma police station in Tinsukia district, today escaped from the clutches of his ...  | Read.. 
 
Rebels shop for missiles
Anti-tank weapons and surface-to-air missiles were on the shopping list that militant outfits from the Northeast handed to Chinese arms agents last year, a source revealed ...  | Read.. 
 
Experts to attend tea meet
Tea experts from across the country will congregate at Siliguri tomorrow to attend the centenary celebrations of Tocklai experimental station under the Tea Research Assoc ...  | Read.. 
 
Games complex gathers dust
Wilting plants, broken panes and littered stadiums. Barely a fortnight has lapsed since curtains came down on the 34th National Games and the over Rs 650-crore Jaipal Singh M ...  | Read.. 
 
Chowdhury Abdul Karim (in cloth cap) on his way to a court in Islampur on Wednesday. Picture by Mehedi Hedaytullah
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Question Hour is almost dead, there is need to rejuvenate it
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Navy’s wider Libya mission
Indian warships sent to the Mediterranean ostensibly to evacuate Indians stranded in strife-torn Li ...  | Read..
Seat feud stares at TN Cong
If Congress leaders have been muted in celebrating their victory in the war of nerves with the ...  | Read..
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