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CIMA Gallary

SC orders Haj subsidy phase-out

The Supreme Court today directed the Centre to progressively phase out within 10 years the subsidy for Haj pilgrims, a decision welcomed by several Muslim leaders but which may be contested because of a question over the bench’s power to override another bench....   | Read..
 

Prasar Bharati exempt from paying income tax

Updated: Wednesday at 19:50 hrs (IST)
The Prasar Bharati, the country's public broadcaster, has been exempted from paying any income tax, with the smooth passage of the Finance Bill in the Lok Sabha....   | Read..
 

Trial in Arushi case from May 11

Updated: Wednesday at 17:30 hrs (IST)
The formal trial of dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar in the 2008 twin murders of their teenaged daughter Arushi and their domestic help Hemraj would begin from May ...   | Read..
 

Fight as one, Sonia tells flock

Updated: Wednesday at 16:58 hrs (IST)
Against the backdrop of the electoral setback and impending assembly elections in some states, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday sent a strong message to her party...   | Read..
 

Arjun Munda injured in helicopter accident

Updated: Wednesday at 14:10 hrs (IST)
Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda suffered injuries in a helicopter accident ...   | Read..
 

AI sacks 10 pilots over strike

Air India today sacked 10 agitating pilots, derecognised their union and sealed its offices after some 200 pilots failed to report for work, leading to the cancellation o...   | Read..
 

Overloading onus to fall on consignor too

A motor vehicles amendment bill proposing to fine rogue drivers proportionate to the margin of speeding and level of alcohol in the blood will come down hard on overloade...   | Read..
 

Far from home, reminder on Bengal’s home truth

Nine young men said to be from Murshidabad have been caught allegedly robbing a jewellery showroom in Tamil Nadu — their hunt for the pot of gold 2,000km from home rete...   | Read..
 

Delhi mulls regulation on racial slur

The Centre is likely to include racial slur as an offence under a proposed regulation to check all types of discrimination in educational institutions. ...   | Read..
 

Believe it or Not, Sharmila on Ripley’s web page

Manipur rights crusader Irom Sharmila has found a place on the pages of Ripley’s Believe it or Not. ...   | Read..
 

On missing wives’ trail

When the CBI landed up at Harinarayan Rai’s ancestral home in Deoghar on Sunday looking for his wife, a co-accused in the disproportionate assets case that has kept the...   | Read..
 
SC orders Haj subsidy phase-out
 
 
Quote of the day
Strike is illegal
Ajit Singh
on Air India pilots reporting sick
Info panel glare on Meira bungalow
The Central Information Commission today directed the Union urban development ministry to disclose ...   | Read..
Delhi to hire experts to scan graft check
The Centre has decided to hire experts to rate India’s compliance with the United Nations...   | Read..
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Hillary, Delhi agree to disagree on Iran
Hillary Clinton today "welcomed" India's moves to cut oil imports from Iran while pressing for "con...   | Read.. 
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Top marks for cradle of all-rounders
One flag flew high long after the dust had settled on Hillary Rodham Clinton's trip to Calcutta, in ...   | Read.. 
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Haldia turf war whiff in MLA letter to CM
Haldia Trinamul MLA Siuli Saha today complained to chief minister Mamata Banerjee about the "humili...   | Read.. 
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Ailing retired officer yet to get funds, treatment waits
The gap between the court order for fund release and actual release of funds is proving dear for Vin...   | Read.. 
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Mungpoo cold to bard birthday
Rabindra Jayanti celebration at Mungpoo today turned into a damp squib with the absence of the loca...   | Read.. 
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Cross the seas
At a meeting last year called in Foggy Bottom, the seat of the state department of the United States...   | Read.. 
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Good cricket, not points,
The result of the Pune Warriors India versus the Rajasthan Royals match, on Tuesday, depended much ...   | Read.. 
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Qaida underwear plot foiled
The CIA thwarted an ambitious plot by al Qaida's affiliate in Yemen to destroy a US-bound airliner ...   | Read.. 
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Pranab defends Vodafone tax
Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee today stuck to his stand on retrospective amendment to the income...   | Read.. 
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A son rises
Having worked as an assistant director on films like Kal Ho Naa Ho and Salaam-e-Ishq and co-produced...   | Read.. 
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HAZARD CITY
A Monday night inferno at a petrol bunk in a congested residential area of the capital has sparked a...   | Read.. 
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Students call off 36-hour bandh
The All Tai Ahom Students' Union (ATASU) called off its 36-hour Assam strike from 5pm today, even a...   | Read.. 
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Govt plans to plug water waste
The state government has geared up to check wastage of drinking water as nearly 100 million litres ...   | Read..