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Wednesday , February 1 , 2012
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World’s biggest French kiss
A flying French kiss is in the air. The Indian Air Force (IAF) has decided French aircraft maker Dassault Aviation’s Rafale fighter jet is best suited for it. ...  | Read.. 
Taslima autobiography denied Fair launch after protests
Update: Wednesday at 18:15 hrs (IST)
The seventh part of controversial author Taslima Nasreen's autobiography,'Nirbasan' (Exile), was released on Wednesday outside its scheduled venue ...  | Read.. 
Sonia Gandhi kicks off election campaign in UP
Update: Wednesday at 16:20 hrs (IST)
Kicking off her election campaign in Uttar Pradesh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday attacked Chief Minister Mayawati for ...  | Read.. 
Coal India inks pact with worker unions on 25% hike in wages
Update: Wednesday at 15:45 hrs (IST)
State-run Coal India (CIL) has signed a pact with its trade unions to increase wages by 25 per cent, which would put an additional burden of Rs 6,500 crore on the public ...  | Read.. 
Mamata betrays land nerves
Mamata Banerjee today lent her voice to a pitch to facilitate land acquisition for a life-saving project — an uncommon plea that betrayed the government’s frustratio ...  | Read.. 
Clean chit to PM, not PMO
The uneasy head that wears the Prime Minister’s crown has been given a clean chit but not the bureaucrats. ...  | Read.. 
Marie Antoinette riddle in Syria
President Bashar Assad of Syria is knee deep in blood. To keep him in power, his security forces are slaughtering, torturing and locking up thousands of unarmed citizens. His ...  | Read.. 
Tusk haul from Dalma sanctuary
A pair of elephant tusks, weighing approximately 32kg, were recovered late last night from Dalma sanctuary with the help of a sniffer dog and forest officials believe the ...  | Read.. 
World’s biggest French kiss
There is a difference between public interest and interest of public, which includes gossip
Ratan Tata
through his counsel in the Supreme Court on the Radia tape leak
Ayurveda plant raises Alzheimer’s hope
Ashwagandha, a plant used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine, cleaned out abnormal protein dep ...  | Read..
Louvre in India, minus Mona Lisa
If your pocket doesn’t permit you to visit the Louvre, don’t despair. Louvre will com ...  | Read..
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Govt raises tamper doubt on Radia tapes
A government report on the Niira Radia tapes that was submitted to the Supreme Court today mentione...   | Read.. 
Calcutta RSS
Two lives of a writing gene
Vikram Seth must be used to readers thronging any venue where he is about to speak, and Tuesday was ...   | Read.. 
Bengal RSS
State fails to submit list
The culture of cholchhe, cholbe is very much alive and kicking.   | Read.. 
Bihar RSS
Tobacco stains on hospitals
Residents rushing to government hospitals in the state capital for urgent healthcare are often gree...   | Read.. 
North Bengal RSS
Cong lolly keeps back rebel MLA
Hamidul Rehman, the Congress rebel who had expressed his wish to join Trinamul two days ago, today ...   | Read.. 
Opinion RSS
Tale of two cities
When Barack Obama visits India again as he has promised to do, assuming he is re-elected president o...   | Read.. 
Sports RSS
If there's someone better,
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is not one to duck bouncers. And he didn't on Tuesday.   | Read.. 
International RSS
US defends drone raids
President Obama yesterday defended the use of drones to strike suspected terrorists in Pakistan and...   | Read.. 
Business RSS
Coal India leash on price
Coal India today rolled back the roughly 12.5 per cent increase in prices triggered by a fundamenta...   | Read.. 
Entertainment RSS
The great sari divide
What makes a sari sexy?   | Read.. 
Jharkhand RSS
Dumps of industrial waste are as old as hills in Jamshedpur and in some cases as high. But the recce...   | Read.. 
Northeast RSS
Do things right: Muivah
The National Socialist Council of Nagalim (I-M) today celebrated its 32nd raising day at its counci...   | Read.. 
Odisha RSS
Tech park yet to take off
More than two years ago chief minister Naveen Patnaik had laid the foundation stone of the state's ...   | Read..