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Tuesday , May 8 , 2012
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CIMA Gallary

Air India derecognises striking union, sacks 10 pilots

Updated: Tuesday at 14:35 hrs (IST)
Air India on Tuesday sacked ten agitating pilots, de-recognised their union and sealed its offices as around 160 of them failed to join duty, leading to cancellation of five international flights since midnight. ...   | Read..

Pilot versus pilot: HC to pronounce its verdict on Friday

Updated: Tuesday at 19:40 hrs (IST)
The Delhi High Court said on Tuesday that it would pronounce on Friday the verdict on the plea of a pilots' body of erstwhile domestic carrier ...   | Read..
  • Air India tells striking pilots to join work by evening or face action (and is also sending doctors to their homes)
Updated: Tuesday at 01:14 hrs (IST)

  • AI flights cancelled after 100 pilots refuse to join work

Updated: Tuesday at 12:11 hrs (IST)

RBI has little room for lowering interest rate further: Gokarn

Updated: Tuesday at 19:40 hrs (IST)
The Reserve Bank of India has little room for lowering interest rates further as it still sees inflationary pressure in the medium to long term, Deputy ...   | Read..

2G case: Essar Teleholdings tells court CBI misleading it, distorting truth

Updated: Tuesday at 19:40 hrs (IST)
Essar Teleholdings Ltd (ETHL) on Tuesday told a Delhi court hearing the 2G spectrum case that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)...   | Read..
Bounty on Saeed demonstrates US seriousness on terror: Clinton
Updated: Tuesday at 18:40 hrs (IST)
Describing Hafiz Saeed as one of the “principal architects” of Mumbai terror attacks, US on Tuesday said the bounty of $10 million on his head demonstrated American...   | Read..

Her opportunity

Hillary Clinton came, Hillary Clinton saw (mostly NGOs) and now it’s up to Mamata Banerjee to decide if the chief minister can conquer the urge for distractions and use the opportunity to turn the tide....   | Read..

If it’s FDI, everybody loves a loud fight

The US and the Bengal government tonight sought to address their constituencies on foreign direct investment in retail, splitting hairs on whether the issue was discussed at ...   | Read..

VAT cut on table to keep planes flying

The state government is ready to consider a request to reduce VAT on aviation fuel if airlines reciprocate the gesture by increasing services in and out of Ranchi that is now...   | Read..

Connect with CM on web

Chief minister Tarun Gogoi, who is into his third term, is becoming “more accessible, more informative and more lively” through a web portal of his own. The move ...   | Read..

Baitha disowns NDA tag

Palamau MP Kameshwar Baitha of the JMM has said he did not consider his party to be a part of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and that even though no forma...   | Read..

HC nod for sex change

Bidhan Baruah, the 21-year-old man from Guwahati who had approached the Bombay High Court to be allowed to undergo a sex change operation, was given a go-ahead by the court t...   | Read..
Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during a meeting in New Delhi on Tuesday. Picture by Prem Singh
Quote of the day
Donít get me into so much trouble
Hillary Clinton
to questions about whether she will run for President in 2016
Rushdie rings freedom alarm
Salman Rushdie has voiced concern at what he calls the growing intolerance of freedom of expression...   | Read..
Hillary lands as Delhi loses ally
Hillary Clinton left for New Delhi, her hands greatly strengthened in America’s capacity ...   | Read..
Nation RSS
Trinamul 'mistake' gives govt health jitters
Ally Trinamul Congress today gave the Centre a scare by voting against a bill, sending the governme...   | Read.. 
Calcutta RSS
What it takes to be a woman on top
"And they say we don't have GSOH (good sense of humour)."   | Read.. 
Bengal RSS
Supari gang cuffs on Congress leader
The husband of a Congress councillor of Behrampore Municipality in Murshidabad was arrested last ev...   | Read.. 
Bihar RSS
Demand heat on candidates
Civic poll campaigning has provided the ideal platform to citizens to voice their demands and compla...   | Read.. 
North Bengal RSS
Morcha doubts Barla
The Terai-Dooars units of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha have sent a report to the central committee of...   | Read.. 
Opinion RSS
Perpetual outsider
The author is a former professor, Centre for Economic Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delh...   | Read.. 
Sports RSS
Cool Knights displace DareDevils from top
Kolkata Knight Riders' juggernaut kept on rolling in the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League...   | Read.. 
International RSS
Sharper austerity debate in Europe after polls
Hours after voters in France and Greece delivered sharp rebuttals to advocates of austerity as the ...   | Read.. 
Business RSS
FM blinks on budget proposals
The government today deferred the implementation of the rules against tax evasion by a year, cheer...   | Read.. 
Entertainment RSS
Missed: the big !
THE TREE OF LIFE   | Read.. 
Jharkhand RSS
Aadhaar as crime buster and how
Jharkhand wants to improve crime detection and keep stricter tabs on over 5,000 prisoners lodged in ...   | Read.. 
Northeast RSS
Imphal students intensify agitation
Students in Manipur intensified their agitation demanding justice in Richard Loitam and Okram Laaba...   | Read.. 
Odisha RSS
One-sided snag hits bus bays
Commuters are raising questions about the utility of the location of new bus bays for city buses on...   | Read..