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CIMA Gallary

Let them eat the cake called culture

One of the biggest beneficiaries of this year’s Bengal budget is not any poverty-alleviating ministry but the information and cultural affairs department, which deals with chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s culture clan. ...  | Read.. 
 
Star Group clinches Indian cricket's broadcast rights
Updated: Monday at 15:40 hrs (IST)
Star Group on Monday beat competition from Multi Screen Media previously known as Sony Entertainment Television to bag the six-year broadcast and digital rights ...  | Read.. 
 
Export growth gets down to snail’s pace in last lap: 4.2% in Feb, slowest in 3 months
Updated: Monday at 15:40 hrs (IST)
Impacted by economic and financial problems in the United States and Eurozone countries, India's export growth slipped to a three-month low . ...  | Read.. 
 
Kingfisher cancels flights to some small towns
Updated: Monday at 16:40 hrs (IST)
Kingfisher Airlines cancelled at least five flights out of Mumbai and Delhi on Monday, as a section of staff did not report for because they had not been paid their salary ...  | Read.. 
 
SC refuses bail to senior IAS officer in mining scam
Updated: Monday at 17:25 hrs (IST)
The Supreme Court on Monday refused to grant a senior woman IAS officer from Andhra Pradesh, Y Srilakshmi, who was allegedly involved in the Obulapuram mining scam along ...  | Read.. 
 
Age of transition beckons dissident
Aung San Suu Kyi’s party has declared that she won a seat in Myanmar’s parliament today, an unofficial result that sets the stage for her to take public office fo ...  | Read.. 
 
Self-confidence jab at govt’s ‘intolerance’
Former chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee today blamed Mamata Banerjee’s recent expressions of intolerance towards critics on her “lack of self-confidence ...  | Read.. 
 
Hill residents ‘beat’ land broker to death
A 50-year-old land broker died and two others were injured after being allegedly beaten up by an angry crowd on the Oughuli hills under Noonmati police station here this ...  | Read.. 
 
Riled BJP rips into Marandi
The BJP today castigated Babulal Marandi for berating the ruling party over the just-countermanded Rajya Sabha elections and insisted that the JVM boss had hobnobbed harder w ...  | Read.. 
 
Let them eat the cake called culture
 
 
Quote of the day
He told me that you will matter when it matters the most
Yuvraj Singh
saying Sachin Tendulkar inspired him during the World Cup
Man who brought the World Cup to India
N.K.P. Salve, who died today aged 90, wore many hats as cricket administrator, Union minister, backr ...  | Read..
On Cold War frontier, a shell Hollywood set and kids who can kick American butt
On a sunny but cool spring afternoon, as gusts ...  | Read..
Nation RSS
Army's Tatra gripes
Army vehicle depots have lodged complaints over the years about the serviceability and lack of spar...   | Read.. 
Calcutta RSS
Track tweak for airport link
The plan to link Metro Railway to the airport and further north to Barasat is back on track after si...   | Read.. 
Bengal RSS
Bribe 'blot' on Mamata rebel zone project
A district intelligence branch constable in West Midnapore was beaten up for taking bribes from Nat...   | Read.. 
Bihar RSS
High and dry without helmet
Day one of "no-helmet, no-petrol" rule enforced by the Patna administration saw an unprecedented res...   | Read.. 
North Bengal RSS
Arson finger at Cong pradhan
More than 20 houses were either burnt or ransacked in two villages in Barapetia today allegedly at ...   | Read.. 
Opinion RSS
Coercion to conform
The author is a former professor, Centre for Economic Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delh...   | Read.. 
Sports RSS
Taking stock, a year on
If April 2, 2011, turned out to be game-changing, much has changed over the past year.   | Read.. 
International RSS
Test of pragmatism ahead for Suu Kyi
Soe Thein is a pious man. Every evening he kneels before a Buddhist shrine in his Yangon home to pr...   | Read.. 
Business RSS
Higher defence FDI cap on agenda
The government is once again exploring the possibility of raising the cap on foreign direct invest...   | Read.. 
At Leisure RSS
Guide, but not punish
Farheen Bushra Rahman, 28, a Calcutta-based designer, is of the view that the programmes being aired...   | Read.. 
Entertainment RSS
Mithun the gardener
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Jharkhand RSS
Licence fee hike corks bar cheer
Happy hour no more.   | Read.. 
Northeast RSS
Maoists eye pie in illegal coal trade
The Tinsukia district administration has suggested a multi-pronged strategy to crack down on illega...   | Read.. 
Odisha RSS
Drive right, daddy's watching
Closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras will soon be watching roads in the capital in an effort to...   | Read..