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EU leaders sign 12 bn euro pact to revive economy

Updated: Friday at 19:48 hrs (IST)
EU leaders signed a growth and jobs pact on Friday that aims to pump 120 billion euros into the region's stalled economy, but only about half of that money can be counted on quickly and officials have doubts about how effective the plan will be. ...   | Read..
 

Growth to rebound from Oct, says Basu

Updated: Friday at 16:10 hrs (IST)
India's economic growth, which dipped to a nine year low of 6.5 per cent in 2011-12, is expected to rebound from October, Chief Economic Advisor Kaushik Basu said on...   | Read..
 

Food subsidies will not be touched, but fuel, fertilisers in crosshairs: Government        

Updated: Friday at 18:50 hrs (IST)
The government is determined to contain fiscal deficit to spur economic growth and will take action in this regard, the chairman of the Prime Minister's Economic Ad...   | Read..
 

Land acquisition is illegal without public notice to owners, says Supreme Court

Updated: Friday at 17:48 hrs (IST)
Land acquisition proceedings will become illegal if government fails to observe the mandatory requirement of issuing public notices to the affected parties, the Supreme C...   | Read..
 

Goa to auction mountains of ore rejects lying on government land

Updated: Friday at 15:12 hrs (IST)
The Goa government will auction the low grade ore piled up in its properties over last several decades causing environmental hazards, a senior official sa...   | Read..
 

GAAR to be finalised after approval of PM: Govt

Updated: Friday at 15:12 hrs (IST)
Within 24 hours of the Finance Ministry issuing the draft guidelines on the controversial General Anti-Avoidance Tax Rules (GAAR), the Prime Minster&...   | Read..
 

Phone alive, dignity denied in death

A bank manager was cremated “unclaimed” in a dump yard in Calcutta probably because the dom who handled his body kept the officer’s phone with himsel...   | Read..
 

Uniform science and math question pattern

The majority of the country’s school boards today agreed to follow a uniform question format in their science and mathematics papers from 2014-15 to try and bridge ...   | Read..
 

From ha ha ha to ouch!

For years, members of the local “laughter club” gathered under the windows of lawyer Vinayak Shirsat’s home every morning and merrily went “ha ha ha&#...   | Read..
 

All present for presidential papers

Parliament’s corridors had never seemed so crowded....   | Read..
 

PM assures Dispur of relief measures

The Centre today offered all possible help to flood-hit Assam but not before questions were raised about why no central team or Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had cared to vis...   | Read..
 

A unique adoption drive

One of the country’s most backward districts has taught its developed cousins a lesson about life....   | Read..
 

Apex court fillip for Nagri campuses

Supreme Court today dismissed a petition filed by local tribals against setting up three national institutes of higher learning on the outskirts of Ranchi, arming a hitherto ...   | Read..
 
Surjeet Singh, who spent nearly 30 years in a Pakistan jail, returned to India on Thursday after being released from Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat jail in the ...  | Read
 
 
Quote of the day
I do not want to go back as they (Pakistan) may accuse me of spying again
Surjeet Singh
after his arrival
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Rogue cabbie in cop Net
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Pranab lines up meet with Left
UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee will meet Left MLAs in the Assembly on July 9 to seek t...   | Read.. 
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Smarter, taller landmark
The dilapidated Mauryalok complex would get an image makeover under star architect Hafeez Contractor...   | Read.. 
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Gurung seeks jobs for GLP
Bimal Gurung today requested Mamata Banerjee to hasten the recruitment of Gorkhaland Personnel into...   | Read.. 
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Then he died
Nothing could be more bizarre. But, then, what else do you expect from this most bizarre of lands? P...   | Read.. 
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Bangla's Kamal is 'hopeful' of becoming vice-president
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has amended its constitution (actually, the Articles of Ass...   | Read.. 
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Defining-moment judgment saves Obamacare and Obama
Many crestfallen Republicans who had gathered in large numbers at the US Supreme Court in the expec...   | Read.. 
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GAAR linked to monetary limit
The finance ministry today proposed a monetary limit to invoke the controversial General Anti-Tax A...   | Read.. 
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Play it again,Katy!
Things aren't all dreamy in Katy Perry's new 3D concert film. The pop star's energetic Day-Glo perfo...   | Read.. 
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Why saplings die young in capital
Plant it. Admire it. Forget it. One can paraphrase an old bike ad to describe tree plantation activi...   | Read.. 
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Assam rivers unleash fury
It was early morning when Puniram Hazarika noticed water seeping through a portion of the embankmen...   | Read.. 
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River link for mineral hubs
The Inland Waterways Authority of India will develop the Brahmani-Kharsuan-Dhamra river stretch, pa...   | Read..