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Air India to advertise soon for pilots, 90 others being trained: Ajit Singh

Updated: Wednesday at 14:50 hrs (IST)
The striking pilots sacked by Air India will have to apply afresh if they want to rejoin the national carrier, civil aviation minister Ajit Singh said on Wednesday, the 30th day of the agitation by the Indian Pilots Guild....   | Read..
 

Sangma has no support in NE for Presidency says Gogoi

Updated: Wednesday at 19:40 hrs (IST)
Giving a cold shoulder to P A Sangma on his bid for Rashtrapati Bhavan, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday said no prominent leader from the Northeast has lent sup...   | Read..
 

Ajit Singh asks FM to revert to earlier service tax rates on air tickets

Updated: Wednesday at 16:55 hrs (IST)
Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh has urged Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee to revert to the earlier service tax rates on air tickets, which were capped at Rs 100 and ...   | Read..
 

Ministry asks BEML chief to explain legal notice to Gen V K Singh

Updated: Wednesday at 18:00 hrs (IST)
The Defence Ministry on Wednesday sought an explanation from BEML chief V R S Natarajan for serving a legal notice on former Army Chief Gen V K Singh demanding an apology...   | Read..
 

HC notices to Centre, Facebook India, Google India on PIL

Updated: Wednesday at 16:02 hrs (IST)
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought responses of the Centre, Facebook India and Google India on a plea by former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ideologue K N Govindacharya f...   | Read..
 

LINA: LEFT IS NO ALTERNATIVE
THE MESSAGE FROM THE CIVIC ELECTIONS

Trinamul marches on, CPM still paralysed

The results of the elections to six municipalities in Bengal show that the Left is not an option, at least not yet, in spite of perceived disenchantment among sections of society over some of the policies and actions of the Mamata Banerjee government....   | Read..
 

Haldia verdict: Don’t need new Lakshman

Haldia elected Lakshman Seth’s wife but defeated someone who many feared would become his “worthy successor”....   | Read..

 

They done it to English

The Queen is in good health but the Queen’s English apparently is not. The 86-year-old monarch today attended a thanksgiving service at St Paul’s Cathedral just a...   | Read..
 

Cong targets last red fort

Emboldened by the collapse of impregnable red fortress in West Bengal, the Congress has now shifted its focus on dismantling the last communist bastion of Tripura where t...   | Read..
 

Can forgo power for solution: Rio

Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio, who has been in power for nine years and will face the Assembly polls in 2013, spoke to Nishit Dholabhai on various issue. Excerpts from ...   | Read..
 

Officer crunch plagues state

Dhanbad is without a full-time deputy commissioner (DC) since the last week of April when incumbent IAS Sunil Kumar Burnwal went on two months’ training leave. Giridi...   | Read..
 

Bugging fall in litchi harvest

Ever wondered why a kilogram of litchi in your shopping bag costs as much as Rs 60 to Rs 80, though seasonal fruits are supposed to be cheaper?...   | Read..
 
Dimple Yadav, accompanied by husband Akhilesh Yadav, addresses a rally in Kannauj before filing her nomination for the Lok Sabha seat. ...  | Read
 
 
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Have water mixed with salt and sugar. Donít go out in the sun
Mamata Banerjee
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States shy of one engineering entrance test
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