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Parting gift: wage hike and road relief

The UPA has hiked wages for national job scheme workers by 4-18 per cent in what appears to be a “parting gift” before the elections, but failed to match “arbitrary” revisions in minimum wages for agricultural labourers in 12 states, including Bengal....   | Read..
 

Premium aid for highways

The Centre has provided financial relief to private builders of road projects, easing a constraint that had prompted walkout threats by companies, a day before the model ...   | Read..
 

Hasina brings up Teesta

Sheikh Hasina, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, has obliquely expressed hope for a positive resolution of the Teesta river treaty that was put in abeyance after Mamata B...   | Read..
 

Silence on Lanka resolution

India and Sri Lanka were non-committal on the third resolution tabled by the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on Monday night against rights’ violation...   | Read..
 

Cong raises poll army in Gujarat

The Congress is aggressively building a one-lakh-strong cadre in Gujarat, having realised that the ragtag, faction-ridden party needs an infusion of well-trained “f...   | Read..
 
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Quake survivor killed, by guardian saviour

What the killer quake couldn’t do 13 years ago, her dad did....   | Read..

Mix peg and puff and pay the next morning

Smoking while drinking is more likely to cause hangovers, new research has indicated. But it has als...   | Read..
 

How frugal is our poll affidavit valley

India’s MPs spent less than 60 per cent of their poll expense limit, according to an analysis of affidavits filed by c...   | Read..

‘Mislead’ salvo at Modi on FDI

A Union minister today accused Narendra Modi of citing fictitious figures on foreign investments in Gujarat, advertising...   | Read..

Sheila for Kerala as governor goes to polls

Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit is set to take over as governor of Kerala after the incumbent, Nikhil Kumar, ...   | Read..

1857 question springs from well

An unused well in a Punjab town has thrown up the remains of at least 90 men, thought to be sepoys killed by the British...   | Read..

Award for acid fighter

Laxmi, an acid attack victim who has become the face of the campaign against such attacks ...   | Read..

Mulayam talks tough

Mulayam Singh Yadav today came down heavily on sycophants, urging chief minister-son Akhilesh to flush them out of his t...   | Read..

AP governor acts tough

Bureaucrats close to former chief minister Kiran Kumar Reddy and the state’s petrol dealers have already felt the ...   | Read..

Explain CBI boss’ courtesy call: BJP to CM

The BJP today demanded that chief minister Naveen Patnaik should clarify what transpired between him and CBI director Ra...   | Read..

Health cover for scribes

The BJD government has decided to extend health insurance to journalists....   | Read..

Technician falls to death at steel plant

A 40-year-old technician working at the Rourkela Steel Plant died today ...   | Read..

Three held for killing policeman

Keonjhar police today arrested three persons for killing Ghatagaon inspector in charge Dillip Sahu last month....   | Read..