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Khobragade transferred to UN mission for better diplomatic immunity

Updated: 18 December 2013, Wednesday, 18:50 hrs (IST)
India on Wednesday transferred diplomat Devyani Khobragade to its permanent mission to the United Nations, which will give her fuller diplomatic immunity, even as the government vowed in Parliament to ensure her safe return....   | Read..
 

Parliament passes Lokpal Bill

Updated: 18 December 2013, Wednesday, 15:40 hrs (IST)
Parliament on Wednesday passed the crucial Lokpal Bill with the Lok Sabha adopting the measure as amended by the Rajya Sabha after a short discussion, amid the din create...   | Read..
 

Rajan surprises everyone yet again; leaves rates unchanged

Updated: 18 December 2013, Wednesday, 12:47 hrs (IST)
Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan surprised the markets on Wednesday by leaving all key policy rates unchanged, notwithstanding persistent high inflationary p...   | Read..
 

PSU banks' staff go on strike

Updated: 18 December 2013, Wednesday, 12:48 hrs (IST)
Employees of public sector banks went on a one-day strike Wednesday to press for higher wages, affecting normal banking operations such as cheque clearances and cash tran...   | Read..
 

Fog disrupts flights for third day at Delhi; all trains running late

Updated: 18 December 2013, Wednesday, 12:50 hrs (IST)
Dense fog once again hit operations at the IGI Airport here on Wednesday, delaying the schedule of over 40 domestic and international flights and causing inconvenience to...   | Read..
 

We’ll bulldoze you, uncle Sam *

What India did on Tuesday...   | Read..
 

So sad, our road is still not cleared

New Delhi’s Nyaya Marg was thrown fully open to Indians this evening but Calcutta’s Ho Chi Minh Sarani went to bed unsure of the footfalls tomorrow morning....   | Read..
 

Gotcha! Barricades, gays & poll position

India today sent bulldozers to the domestic base of the mightiest country on the planet and a politician asked police to keep a gimlet eye on the bedrooms of American diploma...   | Read..
 

Litti-chokha for ‘uncaged lion’

Thekua she cooked but could not offer to her Saheb on Chhath but litti-chokha is ready for him....   | Read..
 

Certificates, now under Tatkal

The state cabinet today gave its nod to a “Tatkal scheme” for availing three services — procuring caste, income and residential certificates — und...   | Read..
 

Man held for groping sleeping kid on train

A 12-year-old Assam schoolgirl, returning with her parents from swimming nationals in Pune, was allegedly stripped and groped on board the Howrah-bound Azad Hind Superfas...   | Read..
 
A bulldozer removes a barricade in front of the US embassy in New Delhi on Tuesday. (AFP)
We’ll bulldoze you, uncle Sam *
 
 
Quote of the day
It is despicable and barbaric
Shivshankar Menon
National security adviser
on the way the US treated diplomat Devyani Khobragade

 
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