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Recruitment skeletons in AIIMS closet
The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) used unfair practices “designed to regularise” in-house teachers to fill posts for an entire decade, a health ministry inquiry has found. ...  | Read.. 
Modi hits back in haste
Win or lose, Narendra Modi has wielded the knife with gusto 48 hours before the Gujarat poll result, getting the BJP to act against dissident leader Keshubhai Patel. ...  | Read.. 
Amit’s loss is Sonia’s too
Amitabh Bachchan’s mother Teji Bachchan died at Mumbai’s Lilavati Hospital at the age of 93 this afternoon, robbing her family and the Nehru-Gandhis of their st ...  | Read.. 
Pain rings out in silence
Fifteen-year-old Angshuman sat with a stoical gaze as the barber began tonsuring his head — a ritual that precedes a Hindu shraddh ceremony. ...  | Read.. 
Shaken, Koda govt looks to SC
Jamshedpur stands to lose around Rs 3,700 crore from the JNNURM kitty as the much awaited tripartite agreement between the Centre, the state government and the urban civic bo ...  | Read.. 
Police find stolen idol before Nepal journey
Arunachal Pradesh police recovered a stolen 300-year-old idol of a Buddhist deity just before it was to be smuggled out to Nepal via Assam and Silguri. ...  | Read.. 
Modi closes doors to rebels
Gujarat chief minister and BJP leader Narendra Modi appears to have launched his post-poll operation a little too early, around 48 hours before the people’s verdict is ...  | Read.. 
Ring out medical myths
Scolded for reading in dim light? Here’s your revenge
Reading in dim light will not spoil your eyes and shaving early won’t make your hair any coarser. And you can well do without eight glasses of water a day. ...  | Read.. 
Amitabh Bachchan holds on to younger brother Ajitabh inside the ambulance carrying the body of Teji Bachchan. (AFP)
Amit’s loss is Sonia’s too
It is a double Id for us today
Ashfaq Ahmed
Haneef’s father-in-law after the work visa was restored
Sex worker to cabbie, thank Renuka
India’s sex trade victims may soon get an opportunity to drive taxis, work at beauty salon ...  | Read..
Haj bounty for Haneef: work visa in place
An Australian court has reinstated the visa of Mohammed Haneef, vindicating on Id-ul-Zuha the d ...  | Read..
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Jawan belt-whips bus driver
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Lawyer PF law hits stamp wall
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Clash ruins Id in Malda village
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Beliefs and prejudices
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Dravid plan may upset balance: Srikkanth
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International RSS
Pak blast kills 54, VIP target escapes
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Long line for slice of Chiria twin
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