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TO MOON: Right now, it looks a better place than our Earth
India took a big leap towards joining a small club of moon explorers today with the launch of its first lunar orbiter, bolstering its credentials as a space-faring nation on a shoestring budget. ...  | Read.. 
Raj home, not passengers
Raj Thackeray today walked out of police custody and went home on bail as thousands of passengers in the east bore the brunt of Sunday’s savagery. ...  | Read.. 
Japanese cash jolt to IIT
Japan has refused to invest funds in the new Indian Institute of Technology in Hyderabad. The investment was supposed to be part of an agreement discussed between the two ...  | Read.. 
Walls get shield from poll graffiti
The Election Commission has said no poll graffiti or posters will be allowed on walls, even with the house-owner’s permission. ...  | Read.. 
Paritosh Sen dead
Artist Paritosh Sen died at a hospital around 7pm today. He was 89 and is survived by his wife. ...  | Read..
KCP-MC owns up to Imphal blast
The Kangleipak Communist Party (Military Council) this evening claimed responsibility for last night’s bomb blast near Ragailong village gate on the outskirts of Imp ...  | Read.. 
Measles vaccine kills 4 kids
Four children, aged between nine months and one-and-a-half years, died just hours after being given measles vaccine at a health sub-centre in the Nimua area of Baksa dist ...  | Read.. 
Pay to rebuild churches: SC
The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Orissa government to grant “generous” compensation to reconstruct churches damaged during the Kandhamal violence and ens ...  | Read.. 
Bihar protests trap rail travellers
The protests against the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) in parts of Bihar affected railway services in Jharkhand today, as several trains, including the Ranchi-New Delhi ...  | Read.. 
TO MOON: Right now, it looks a better place than our Earth
We had some dramatic moments. It was an ordeal
G. Madhavan Nair
Isro chairman
Articulate man of many parts
K.G. Subramanyan, who is one of the most cerebral artists of our times and is equally at home in ...  | Read..
Fast, with fluent strokes
Paritosh Sen, who died on Wednesday evening, belonged to that dying breed of artists that Calcutta o ...  | Read..
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Nation RSS
18 minutes of ordeal before first smile
Not once during the 18-minute flight of the rocket ferrying Chandrayaan-1 into space did Isro chair...   | Read.. 
Calcutta RSS
Rage derails travels plans
The lights dimmed on the Diwali holiday of the Khowalas on Wednesday, as the weary family of four he...   | Read.. 
Bengal RSS
Milk-can bombs kill doctor
A blast by suspected Maoists today killed a doctor, a newly wed nurse and the driver of their red-c...   | Read.. 
North Bengal RSS
Thousands walk as Citu runs riot
Three vehicles were ransacked, the tyres of at least 10 others were punctured and a 90-year-old was...   | Read.. 
Opinion RSS
Mohali diary
Nearly caught a plane to Mohali this evening to watch the Test over the weekend. A connected friend...   | Read.. 
Sports RSS
Sachin moves to No.19
Sachin Tendulkar, after becoming the highest run-getter in Test cricket, has catapulted back among ...   | Read.. 
International RSS
Chandrayaan keeps Nasa hopes alive
A press release by the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) about the launch of...   | Read.. 
Business RSS
Borrowing abroad made simpler
The Reserve Bank of India today relaxed rules relating to external commercial borrowings by raising...   | Read.. 
Entertainment RSS
The lady vanishes
A few weeks ago, when she arrived for the New York Film Festival premiere of Changeling, the new Cli...   | Read..