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CIMA Gallary
Crash into sea at lift-off
A launcher rocket carrying India’s heaviest communication satellite exploded 47 seconds after lift-off, hurting the country’s ambitions for space commerce and manned missions on Christmas Day. ...  | Read.. 
 
Mamata pushes for early elections
Mamata Banerjee’s feisty stance on the CPM’s alleged misuse of central forces is aimed at pressuring the Centre into advancing the Bengal elections and the Cong ...  | Read.. 
 
El Salvador pines for Indian
For over half a century, El Salvador had looked to its most famous Indian resident to seek solace amid the civil wars, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, earthquakes and gang wa ...  | Read.. 
 
Barua son ‘released’, Ulfa cries torture
Ulfa commander-in-chief Paresh Barua’s son Arindam was released today by his “unknown” abductors, after being reportedly tortured and interrogated about hi ...  | Read.. 
 
BAU staffer kills wife, held
Thirty-five-year-old Munni Kumar paid with her life for insisting upon attending midnight mass yesterday, against her husband’s wishes. ...  | Read.. 
 
TPC-I chief shot dead
Tritiya Prastuti Committee-I (TPC) chief Bharat Gonjhu was gunned down in a shootout between two rival groups near Chandwa railway crossing in Latehar late last night. ...  | Read.. 
 
A girl prays during Christmas Mass at St Anthony Church in Lahore. (Reuters)
 
 
How do I comment on a letter that does not exist?
Biman Bose
when asked about Chidambaram’s letter to the chief minister
Minister surprises with dance
Union minister D. Purandeswari today surprised guests at the International Kuchipudi Dance Fest ...  | Read..
Michelle helps out Santa tracking hotline
First Lady Michelle Obama has surprised children by answering calls to a Santa tracking hotline. ...  | Read..
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Raja rebuts, point for spectrum point
Former telecom minister A. Raja turned lawyer today, aggressively taking questions when the CBI que...   | Read.. 
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Poet's way of the world
Ironic as it may sound, Bengalis have always been somewhat uncomfortable with the idea of sharing th...   | Read.. 
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Cobra jawan killed during Maoist operation
A Maoist-triggered landmine blast killed a jawan of the elite Cobra force early today before the re...   | Read.. 
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30 days on, Nitish in top gear
A month into his second term, the ones most unhappy with Nitish Kumar are some of his bureaucrats w...   | Read.. 
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Take your pick
what are the eight things that we would reasonably like to see changed in Calcutta by this time nex...   | Read.. 
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An auction has its own dynamics: KKR's CEO
Shah Rukh Khan, principal owner of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), has declared that he would "cer...   | Read.. 
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Burqa-clad female bomber kills 43 in Pak
A female suicide bomber, dressed in a burqa, detonated her explosives-laden vest killing at least 4...   | Read.. 
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Bid to allay fears of oil retailers
Oil marketing companies that are saddled with huge under-recoveries have reasons to feel assured.   | Read.. 
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Fight for 4989 rural posts next
After keenly fought battles for 53,207 posts in the panchayat polls, it's the turn of indirect elec...   | Read.. 
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Opposition unity still a far cry: CPI
The Opposition in Assam has not been able to take a united stand against the ruling Congress despit...   | Read.. 
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Mortality rates on decline, says govt
The state government today claimed that the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) initiative had led...   | Read..