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Monday , December 21 , 2009
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CIMA Gallary
Bullets amid kids and blood donors
Children wept in panic and blood donors ran helter-skelter as gunmen fired wildly at a drawing contest-cum-blood camp here today, killing two men and proving that no place was immune from political violence in Bengal. ...  | Read.. 
Party adrift, Pawar ponders
Sharad Pawar has told close aides that his party had failed “miserably” to use conducive conditions to broaden its base – the acknowledgement injecting more rel ...  | Read.. 
Word scan on climate deal
How much ground India conceded at the climate summit will depend on which of two sets of words packed in a single sentence of the Copenhagen Accord dominate in the negoti ...  | Read.. 
Headley haunts visa watch
If Prime Minister Manmohan Singh or BJP parliamentary party chairman L.K. Advani were US citizens and were to apply for a visa to travel to New Delhi now, they would in all p ...  | Read.. 
Welcome of contrasts
Central and state officials experienced contrasting welcomes as they rode their convoys up to Darjeeling where the fourth round of tripartite talks is scheduled to be held to ...  | Read.. 
CM appeal: Drop state cry
Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee today called upon the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha to drop the statehood demand and Pranab Mukherjee said the situation would turn complicated if its le ...  | Read.. 
Maoists hope for hung House
Elections in Jharkhand may have passed off peacefully thanks to the large presence of security forces, but a blitzkrieg against the Maoists does not appear to be on the cards ...  | Read.. 
ED sends Koda letters to Centre
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has begun sending letters rogatory to the external affairs ministry for delivery to Indian consulates in the UAE, Thailand, Indonesia, Sw ...  | Read.. 
Nobel laureate Venkatraman Ramakrishnan (right) with his son Raman Venkatraman, a professional cellist, before a concert at the National Centre for Pe ...  | Read
Definitely we will miss him
Virender Sehwag
on Mahendra Singh Dhoni being banned for two ODIs
Away from noise, iPod-less journey to Pole
Reena Kaushal Dharmshaktu, who is hoping to be the first Indian woman to get to the South Pole, ...  | Read..
Ho-ho-ho! A slim Santa?
In this season of Christmas cookies, an unlikely figure is leading the offensive against the ob ...  | Read..
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