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CIMA Gallary

Mamata, others refuse to yield an inch on NCTC; PM’s words cut no ice

Updated: Saturday at 16: 43 hrs (IST)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s chat with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa was a delicious grab for shutterbugs at the Chief Ministers’ meeting on the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) on Saturday....   | Read..
• NCTC will supplement counter-terror capabilities of states: PM
Updated: Saturday at 13: 04 hrs (IST)
•Chidambaram strongly favours NCTC
Updated: Saturday at 12: 29 hrs (IST)
 

Judge, upset by pressure tactics of Gen Tejinder Singh’s counsel, transfers case

Updated: Saturday at 18: 53 hrs (IST)
A Delhi court on Saturday refused to pass orders on a criminal defamation case against the Army Chief, General V K Singh, and four others, citing loss of confidence and ̶...   | Read..
 

Oh boy! Still at girls’ mercy

Boys cannot catch up with brighter girls without a quota crutch, an aborted initiative at one of the best-known colleges in the country has acknowledged today....   | Read..
 

Don’t look back and don’t salute

A cavalcade of around 16 to 18 cars is scheduled to lead Hillary Clinton to Writers’ Buildings on Monday but local police personnel lining the roads won’t be ...   | Read..
 

Promises buy time for Delhi

Mamata Banerjee today granted more time to the Centre to meet her request on debt relief, the announcement capping a meeting with the Prime Minister....   | Read..
 

Assam lad in IAS topper list

Mukesh Pandey of Guwahati has not only made the cut in this year’s civil services examination conducted by the UPSC but also made Assam proud by securing a rank amo...   | Read..
 

MPs hunt for pill to cure bias

People from the Northeast are free to travel and reside in any part of the country and they have the right to live without discrimination, the government and the Opposition a...   | Read..
 

Balmuchu’s 3 wise men

Basking in the glory of a stunning victory in the Rajya Sabha polls, the Congress today hit out at ally JVM for its intransigent stance, but fell short of calling off its...   | Read..
 

Bruised BJP battles rift within, Cong gets brave

Senior BJP leader and Hazaribagh MP Yashwant Sinha has alleged that the BJP did not “make sufficient efforts” to ensure S.S. Ahluwalia’s victory in the Jhar...   | Read..
 
Mamata Banerjee and Jayalalithaa at the Chief Ministers' meeting on NCTC on Saturday. Picture by Prem Singh
 
 
Quote of the day
No one calls anyone a Madrasi now
P Chidambaram
saying discrimination against people from the Northeast would similarly peter out
Another student dies in Bangalore
In an apparent case of suicide, a student of mechanical engineering from Manipur hanged himself...   | Read..
UP spares a thought for rickshaw pullers
The Akhilesh Yadav government today checked out battery-powered rickshaws — the first ste...   | Read..
Nation RSS
Delhi acts on power of attorney bar
Delhi has become the first state to officially declare as void nearly all property sales made throu...   | Read.. 
Calcutta RSS
Test for Eden in T20 shootout
Very few of us would argue that if there is one symbol of sporting pride in the city that can equal ...   | Read.. 
Bengal RSS
Go-slow on kisan cards
Banks have allegedly slowed down issuing Kisan Credit Cards (KCCs) after the Mamata Banerjee govern...   | Read.. 
Bihar RSS
Wide berth to pool safety
The death of an 11-year-old boy at a swimming pool has raised posers about the safety arrangements a...   | Read.. 
North Bengal RSS
Total loss Rs 150cr, Mujnai hit again
A fierce thunderstorm, accompanied by hails, scythed through vast areas of Jalpaiguri district and ...   | Read.. 
Opinion RSS
Too cosy for comfort
Political Writing from a Decade Without a Name   | Read.. 
Sports RSS
Eden is my ground: Sourav
After the mother of all soccer derbies, at the Etihad Stadium on Monday, comes the big daddy of IPL...   | Read.. 
International RSS
Chen can study in US, says China
China has agreed to accept an application by the dissident lawyer Chen Guangcheng to travel to the ...   | Read.. 
Business RSS
Market gloom deepens
Nervous investors, on the edge over the proposed anti-avoidance rules, today ran for cover after th...   | Read.. 
Entertainment RSS
Aamir Jayate!
On Sunday morning, Aamir Khan embarks on an emotional roller-coaster ride with Satyameva Jayate. In ...   | Read.. 
Jharkhand RSS
A school away from school
nTen-year-old Deepali Gorai, the daughter of a garage worker, lives in a slum and speaks fluent Engl...   | Read.. 
Northeast RSS
Foreign varsity tips for Assam syllabi
Dispur has constituted a panel of experts comprising vice-chancellors and officials of corporate ho...   | Read.. 
Odisha RSS
Body blow to Maoist leader
The state's top Maoist leader, Sabyasachi Panda, today suffered a major blow when one of his most t...   | Read..