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Lalu land law jumps signal
The Centre hurried through an ordinance last week allowing railway minister Lalu Prasad to acquire land for “special projects” without state governments’ approval. ...  | Read.. 
And the Oscars go to... outsiders
Hollywood took on a new role at the Oscars: bit player. ...  | Read.. 
Deoband denounces terror
The Darul Uloom today denounced all acts of terror as unIslamic, severing its umbilical cord with the jihadi brand of Islam propagated by the Taliban and others claiming ...  | Read.. 
Morcha warm to talks idea
The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha seems to be warming up to the Bengal government’s proposal for a dialogue to end the stalemate in the Darjeeling hills. ...  | Read.. 
Surrender rids Manas of poachers
A group surrender of poachers — at 61, the most in a single day in Assam — today rid Manas National Park of a colossal burden on its natural wealth and reputation. ...  | Read.. 
Marxist and managers meet
A “Che” has nudged a leading Marxist and India’s premier B-school a little closer to putting their heads together on the common man’s problems. ...  | Read.. 
Schools for strife-torn district
Two months after the ethnic clashes in Khandhamal, the Orissa government today announced a special programme for the tribal-dominated backward district. ...  | Read.. 
Hope for six pending links
The plan to lay 506 km of railway tracks in Jharkhand received a fresh lease of life after railway minister Lalu Prasad agreed to fund 50 per cent of the costs. ...  | Read.. 
Lalu Prasad holds aloft the rail budget at his office in Delhi. Picture by Prem Singh
Lalu land law jumps signal
That’s the closest I’ll ever come to getting a knighthood
Daniel Day-Lewis
on receiving the best actor award
Glory eludes some hopefuls
Hollywood turned its back on a man in a wheelchair and a woman in a Bob Dylan costume at the Academ ...  | Read..
NRI dads fight for ‘abducted’ children
California-based engineer Yogish Kode has waited for over a year to see his “abducted” ...  | Read..
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