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Mamata cries off coronation tours
Chief minister Mamata Banerjee appears to have dropped plans to attend the swearing-in ceremonies of Parkash Singh Badal and Akhilesh Yadav, citing obligations in Bengal but possibly keeping in mind the risk of minority misgivings if she shared the dais with BJP leaders. ...  | Read.. 
 
Aviation firms call on EU leaders to fix carbon spat
Update: Monday at 16:35hrs (IST)
The heads of planemaker Airbus and a group of top European airlines and engine makers have written to political leaders calling on them to resolve an escalating trade spat o ...  | Read.. 
 
Allegations against ex-CJI Balakrishnan being probed: SC told
Update: Monday at 15:25hrs (IST)
The Centre on today told the Supreme Court that it is probing into the allegations that former Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan and his relatives had amassed dispropo ...  | Read.. 
 
Car sales up 13% in Feb; customers fear price rise post-Budget
Update: Monday at 16:25hrs (IST)
Car sales in India grew 13.11 per cent to 2,11,402 units in February as customers rushed to buy vehicles fearing rise in prices post the Union Budget, to be presented ...  | Read.. 
 
Industrial growth rebounds to 6.8 % in Jan
Update: Monday at 16:26hrs (IST)
Showing signs of recovery, industrial production gathered pace and grew 6.8 per cent in January, over the previous month, mainly due to improvement in the manufacturing secto ...  | Read.. 
 
Economy to soon revert to 8-9% growth trajectory: President
Update: Monday at 15:15hrs (IST)
The Indian economy will soon revert to the 8-9 per cent growth trajectory on the back of strong fundamentals and favourable domestic factors, President Pratibha Patil said on ...  | Read.. 
 
VAT on alcohol, honey cut in Assam Budget
Update: Monday at 16:18hrs (IST)
A Rs 293.44 crore deficit budget with no fresh tax proposals was presented in the Assam assembly by chief minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday. ...  | Read.. 
 
Kingfisher cancelled 30 flights as pilots fail to report for work
Update: Monday at 14:50hrs (IST)
Trouble for cash-strapped Kingfisher Airlines again erupted on Monday with at least 30 flights either being cancelled or clubbed as several pilots and other staffers failed t ...  | Read.. 
 
Matchfix saga has Bollywood honeytrap now
Trade was brisk for the tea salesman in Gurgaon. Customers who poured out of the nearby bars assembled around his battered ...  | Read.. 
 
Indian mission ends for a rabbi
The shofar (Jewish trumpet) has fallen silent at the Pardesi Synagogue in Kerala’s Mattancherry, home to the oldest Jewish settlement in India. ...  | Read.. 
 
Assam chopper service takes wings
Beginning this week, you can hitch a ride on a chopper from Guwahati to 10 important destinations in Assam. Pocket pinch: Rs 4,000 per person, per ride. ...  | Read.. 
 
Job jeopardy rekindles red signs
Closed mines and resultant unemployment are still stoking Naxalism in Saranda, a maiden jan adalat (public hearing) held 160km from the steel city insisted today, indi ...  | Read.. 
 
Rabbi Shenor Zalman Bernstein and his wife Yaffa Shendi Keing in Kerala
Indian mission ends for a rabbi
 
 
He showed us how important your wicket is and to value it always
Rohit Sharma
on Rahul Dravid
48% of girls married off before adulthood
Almost half the women born in India are married off before they turn 18, while 18 per cent of t ...  | Read..
Cop shock for scribe who visited Syria
Senior journalist John Cherian got a shock this afternoon when two policemen knocked on his doo ...  | Read..
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Congress budgets for agony session
A demoralised government is bracing for difficult days in the Parliament budget session beginning t...   | Read.. 
Calcutta RSS
Cop killed for tease protest
A city cop who was beaten up and stabbed repeatedly for protesting the harassment of his niece at th...   | Read.. 
Bengal RSS
State Congress raises pitch for RS seat
The state Congress has threatened "fresh confrontations" with ally Trinamul if Mamata Banerjee refu...   | Read.. 
Bihar RSS
Stay at ease, pay tax easily
The monopoly of private players in the city's real estate sector is all set to be over with the ...   | Read.. 
North Bengal RSS
Trinamul worker held for rape
The son of a Trinamul leader and silk farmer in Kaliachak was arrested this morning for allegedly r...   | Read.. 
Opinion RSS
An honorary century
The following is from the annals of Santiniketan, Tagore's abode of peace, in its early phase. Sever...   | Read.. 
Sports RSS
Bengal aim to break jinx
Sourav Ganguly was a hugely motivated man on the eve of Monday's Vijay Hazare Trophy final against ...   | Read.. 
International RSS
US soldier in door-to-door slaughter of Afghan villagers
Stalking from home to home, a US Army sergeant methodically killed at least 16 civilians, nine of t...   | Read.. 
Business RSS
Zero-duty budget gift to neighbours
The budget will formally lift the duties on all goods exported by Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Nepal, B...   | Read.. 
At Leisure RSS
Patch it up
You have heard of nicotine patches ' those Band Aid-like strips that help people quit smoking. But t...   | Read.. 
Entertainment RSS
SQUOOBY
Squash, squish and up pops... the Squoob! an acronym for 'squeezed boobs', coined by the British tab...   | Read.. 
Jharkhand RSS
Well done! Techies tap groundwater
Nature serves well even when rivers run dry.   | Read.. 
Northeast RSS
ATTSA asked to lift blockade
A joint meeting between Assam and Nagaland today appealed to the striking Assam Tea Tribes Students...   | Read.. 
Odisha RSS
Tap water eludes Dumduma
Summer is well and truly here, but residents of Dumduma Housing Board Colony are yet to get piped d...   | Read..