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Saturday , March 3 , 2012
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CIMA Gallary
Three-decade excuse falls flat
Calcutta High Court today termed as “not satisfactory” the police probe into the murder of two CPM leaders and handed over the case to the CID, at one point reminding the state government that “it cannot blame the system and get away with it” on an administrative lapse. ...  | Read.. 
2 more arrests in Katwa rape case
Update: Saturday at 19:25 hrs (IST)
Two more persons were arrested in the Katwa train looting ..  | Read.. 
Lt Gen Bikram Singh to be next Army Chief
Update: Saturday at 19:25 hrs (IST)
The government on Saturday announced the appointment of Lt Gen Bikram Singh as the next Army Chief from May 31. He will succeed Gen V K Singh. ...  | Read.. 
Hike CST to 4 pc or compensate adequately: States to Centre
Update: Saturday at 18:05 hrs (IST)
States on Saturday asked the Centre to either compensate ...  | Read.. 
Enrollment of 40 cr people for UID numbers begin next month
Update: Saturday at 17:40 hrs (IST)
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) would start enrolling 40 crore people for issuance of Aadhaar numbers next month, its Chairman Nandan M Nilekani said ...  | Read.. 
Court refuses to make public SIT report on 2002 Gujarat riots
Update: Saturday at 17:39 hrs (IST)
A local court on Saturday rejected a plea by Zakia Jaffery, widow of Ehsan Jaffrey, the former Congress MP who killed in the 2002 Gujarat riots, for making public the report ...  | Read.. 
Service tax department freezes 40 bank accounts of Kingfisher
Update: Saturday at 15:31 hrs (IST)
The crisis at Kingfisher Airlines deepened with the service tax department here freezing as many as 40 bank accounts of the already crippled airline for non-payment of d ...  | Read.. 
25% votes cast in final phase of UP polls till noon
Update: Saturday at 14:57 hrs (IST)
Around 25 per cent votes were polled till noon on Saturday for the seventh and final phase of Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, marking the end of the month-long exercise ...  | Read.. 
After Atal, there’s Gidki
Beyond the din of a bitterly contested electoral battle between Mulayam Singh and Mayawati, Akhilesh Yadav and Rahul Gandhi, two leaders still evoke great respect and affectio ...  | Read.. 
At stake, a Damascus bond
Much more is at stake for the people of India than for their government in New Delhi in the current uprising against Syria’s Arab Socialist Ba’ath Party and the coun ...  | Read.. 
Worker dies in Lepetkata clash
A labourer engaged at the gas cracker project at Lepetkata in Dibrugarh district under Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Ltd (BCPL) was killed, while three others were inju ...  | Read.. 
Move to take xatras closer to masses
The annual event that aims at breaking centuries-old barrier between the indigenous communities and the xatras — Setubandha 2012 — began here today. The three-day prog ...  | Read.. 
Severed head sparks theories
The recovery of a severed head of an unidentified man on the foothills of Nilachal hill, atop which the Kamakhya temple is located, has raised suspicion that it might be ...  | Read.. 
Speed-up-GTA pressure on govt
The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha today put the onus of expediting the implementation of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration on the state government at a time Mamata Banerjee ...  | Read.. 
Tatas ready to partner state on road to future
The Tata Group has expressed its sincere interest in partnering Jharkhand on the road to progress. ...  | Read.. 
Capital groping in dark
Almost all of Jharkhand plunged into darkness early this morning after a snag in transmission lines passing through neighbouring Bihar forced a complete shutdown of TVNL& ...  | Read.. 
Three-decade excuse falls flat
When chips are down you need to lift your game... that’s what the team has done
after Sri Lanka entered the tri-series final
Founder’s vision in able hands: Aviator, Architect and now Civil Engineer
For everyone else in India, March 3 is perhaps like any other day. But, for the citizens of the Stee ...  | Read..
Surprise is in UP margin, not frontrunner
The only imponderable in the Uttar Pradesh election marathon ending tomorrow is whether the per ...  | Read..
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