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Min : 24.00°C (+4)
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Budget can’t write off suicides
Ghanshyam Mirge, 38, of Akola in Maharashtra and 35-year-old Jayarami Reddy from Andhra’s Kurnool had a lot in common — both are young farmers owning around 8 acres, steeped in debt and not eligible for P. Chidambaram’s loan waiver. ...  | Read.. 
 
Mr Clean brake on Barak
Defence minister A.K. Antony has put deals with Israel for the Barak missile on hold after the CBI arrested suspected agents Suresh and Sanjeev Nanda on a bribery charge. ...  | Read.. 
 
Hockey in shame, up to its Gill
Indian hockey has been chucked out of the Olympics before the country could say Chak De! India. ...  | Read.. 
 
Lapang at helm, minus majority
Meghalaya today got a Congress government with neither the majority nor the confirmed support of the regional parties that had partnered it in its previous term. ...  | Read.. 
 
Pay-up plea
The Sikkim Legislative Assembly today adopted a resolution that demanded smooth flow of passenger and goods traffic on NH31A as well as compensation for frequent hold-ups ...  | Read.. 
 
Ghisingh quits, split in party
GNLF chief Subash Ghisingh today resigned as caretaker administrator of the Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council (DGHC), ending a 20-year rule that had swiftly lost popular support ...  | Read.. 
 
Chaos in House
On a day the House ethics committee tabled a model code of conduct for MLAs, the Assembly had to be adjourned thrice for ruckus over last week’s immolation-bid by a ...  | Read.. 
 
Dilemma over staff demand
Work at the state secretariat continued to remain paralysed on Monday even as the state government was left grappling for a solution to the four-day-old stalemate over Grade ...  | Read.. 
 
Loneliest place on earth: India’s Prabodh Tirkey rests after losing the qualifier against Britain in Santiago and crashing out of the Beijing Olympics ...  | Read
 
 
It’s the worst day for Indian hockey
Dhanraj Pillay
Raje yagna raises dust
A BJP worker has kicked up a controversy by worshipping Vasundhara Raje as a deity, less than a ...  | Read..
Office email ‘wastes time’
Emails may have joined cigarettes and runs for coffee as the latest threat to workplace productivit ...  | Read..
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Nation RSS
Karat talks give Centre 2-day room
Foreign minister Pranab Mukherjee has held talks with CPM leader Prakash Karat, laying the ground f...   | Read.. 
Calcutta RSS
Homemakers highrise heroes
Plates full of idli and kachauri, a chair to put up tired feet and a session of bhajan.   | Read.. 
Bengal RSS
Shops and houses burn, bombs fly in Howrah clash
Over 50 shops were set on fire and several houses ransacked as two groups clashed with bombs and st...   | Read.. 
North Bengal RSS
Song and dance to celebrate step-down
The news that Subash Ghisingh has quit after 20 years was confirmed after 3pm. And then the frenzy ...   | Read.. 
Opinion RSS
Spring cleaning
The Economic Survey is presented to parliament the day before the budget. If it is inferred that it ...   | Read.. 
Sports RSS
Ric left high and dry in Perth
India's failure to qualify for the Beijing Olympics claimed its first victim with chief coach Joaqu...   | Read.. 
International RSS
Pervez reaches out to bloc
Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf today reached out to the new coalition signalling "smooth and c...   | Read.. 
Business RSS
Hedge loss lashes LandT
Larsen and Toubro (LandT) stunned the markets today by announcing a Rs 200-crore loss on commodity ...   | Read.. 
Entertainment RSS
'It's destiny, my dear'
There's a lot happening (as usual) in Sushmita Sen's life. She's making her directorial debut, is aw...   | Read..