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Mothers wailing, children die
No words can be as searing as children screaming “mummy, mummy”, engulfed by fire and smoke. ...  | Read.. 
 
Sherry Rehman named Pak's new envoy to US
Updated 14:20hrs (IST)
Pakistan today named former federal minister Sherry Rehman, a close aide of slain ex-premier Benazir Bhutto, as its new envoy ...  | Read.. 
 
20 injured as train derails in Srinagar
Updated 13:20hrs (IST)
At least 20 people were injured today when a train from Qazigund to Srinagar derailed in Kulgam district, the first such incident since train ...  | Read.. 
 
2G case: SC grants bail to 5 corporate honchos
Updated 13:15hrs (IST)
In the first bail in 2G case, the Supreme Court today ordered the release of five top corporate ...  | Read.. 
 
Four injured as trains collide in Odisha
Updated 13:15hrs (IST)
Four passengers were injured when the Howrah-bound Koraput-Howrah Express collided with a goods train at Jharsuguda ...  | Read.. 
 
Short-circuit, fault in AC
An electrical short circuit from a defective heater and fault in the air conditioning system were the prime suspects in today’s tragedy on the Howrah-Dehradun Doon E ...  | Read.. 
 
Tata board date sets off buzz
The board of directors at Tata Sons, the apex holding company of the Tata group, will meet on Wednesday and is expected to take several important decisions, including the ...  | Read.. 
 
India beats China’s ‘shut-up’ envoy
A reporter who was asked by China’s ambassador in New Delhi a few weeks ago to “shut up” about cartographic aggression on India by commercial entities in Beiji ...  | Read.. 
 
HC scraps teachers’ selection
Jharkhand High Court today scrapped the appointment of 8,042 government primary schoolteachers, terming the eligibility test conducted by Jharkhand Academic Council (JAC) in ...  | Read.. 
 
It’s official: Assam tea is state drink
Assam tea is now officially the state drink. Announcing this, chief minister Tarun Gogoi today said his government was also making a strong case with the Centre to declare te ...  | Read.. 
 
A distraught Ajay Thakur, the father of four-year-old Archita who died in the blaze, at the accident site. In the background is the AC coach that caught fire and in which his daughter died. Pictures by Gautam Dey
Mothers wailing, children die
 
 
I feel the baby’s face looks like that of Aishwarya
AMITABH BACHCHAN
after bringing Aishwarya’s baby home
Play safe in UP? Not Rahul
Senior Congress leaders had warned Rahul Gandhi not to stake his political reputation on the Ut ...  | Read..
Indian salute to Bangla army
The Bangladesh Army chief will review the passing-out parade of the National Defence Academy ne ...  | Read..
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Lunch to wean Left from BJP
Want to fry the government? Have fish fry first, comrades.   | Read.. 
Calcutta RSS
Wanted: CM of steel
The Mamata Banerjee who upheld the primacy of governance by standing up to civil society on Monday h...   | Read.. 
Bengal RSS
CM sticks to stand on rebel sympathisers
Chief minister Mamata Banerjee is sticking to her position on Maoist sympathisers and seems to be i...   | Read.. 
Bihar RSS
Fake pill-makers near home
The pill that you pop when down with fever or the syrup you gulp for relief from cough are not cure...   | Read.. 
North Bengal RSS
Maya split plan stokes Morcha fire
The Gorkha Janmukti Yuwa Morcha has decided to renew the agitation for a separate Gorkhaland state ...   | Read.. 
Opinion RSS
Neighbourly relations
When Hillary Clinton arrives in Myanmar next month on the first trip by an American secretary of sta...   | Read.. 
Sports RSS
Opening day honours go to the WI openers
The significance of the Test series between India and West Indies goes far beyond the mere contest ...   | Read.. 
International RSS
Pak envoy to US resigns
Husain Haqqani, Pakistan's envoy to the US, resigned today, losing a battle with the country's powe...   | Read.. 
Business RSS
Recovery after plunge
The Reserve Bank today pulled the rupee from its all-time low through a mix of talk and a reported ...   | Read.. 
Entertainment RSS
Model pets
Sanjukta and SCOOBY   | Read.. 
Jharkhand RSS
FOG TOWN
Morning mist has made a come back to the state capital after three years, thanks to the bountiful mo...   | Read.. 
Northeast RSS
Tea industry stirs success recipe
Assam tea has failed to capture the market in the very country whose planters made it a marketable ...   | Read.. 
Odisha RSS
Corporation indifferent to market plight
The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation is ignoring the renovation of a market complex at Baragarh an...   | Read..