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Tuesday , May 15 , 2012
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After 15 months in jail, A Raja granted bail in 2G case

Updated: Tuesday, at 14:03 hrs (IST)
Over 15 months after his arrest, former Telecom Minister A Raja was granted bail on Tuesday by a Delhi court in the 2G spectrum case.
”The bail application is allowed,” Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Judge P Saini said. ...   | Read..

Centre not helping Bengal at all: Mamata

Updated: Tuesday, at 19:20 hrs (IST)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday accused the Centre of not helping her government at all to overcome its financial crisis....   | Read..

Ajit Singh under attack in Lok Sabha: Opposition says minister trying to discredit AI

Updated: Tuesday, at 15:20 hrs (IST)
Members of the Lok Sabha expressed concern on Tuesday over the pilots strike at Air India, with the Opposition also gunning for civil aviation minister Ajit Singh for making s...   | Read..

Rupee tests 54-level before closing higher at 53.79 as RBI gets into action

Updated: Tuesday, at 19:30 hrs (IST)
The Indian rupee breached the psychologically crucial 54-level against the US dollar on Tuesday but recouped losses to end higher at 53.79 on “huge” dollar se...   | Read..

   •Rupee up 10 paise against dollar

   Updated: Tuesday, at 14:20 hrs (IST)

India decides to cut crude oil import from Iran by over 11%

Updated: Tuesday, at 13:30 hrs (IST)
Succumbing to US pressure, India has decided to cut crude oil import from Iran by over 11 per cent this fiscal to 15.5 million tons....   | Read..

State faces Delhi IAS vacuum

Several senior IAS officers in Bengal have stopped seeking central deputation because of the chief minister’s stated inability to spare them, a trend that could leave the state ....   | Read..

Kids survive crash that killed 15

Thirteen Indian pilgrims were among 15 persons killed today in an air crash in northern Nepal, the survivors including two sisters from Chennai aged six and nine who hav...   | Read..

Oh Lord’s, too much of flesh

Not so long ago, a gentleman would have instinctively known what to wear to the Lord’s cricket ground....   | Read..

Missed the first 12 overs and caught the last ball we wanted to miss

The first 12 overs most of Calcutta could not see. The last ball all of Calcutta could see but would have wished they could not....   | Read..

Dispur mulls special force

Dispur has decided to raise a special police force to tackle the growing Naxal problem in the state....   | Read..

22 stars on a rural mission

A team of fresh IIM and IIT graduates has arrived in Jharkhand to fan out into the districts to help Jharkhand execute development plans for Naxalite-hit districts under a ce...   | Read..
An officer with his daughter at the Gujarat police academy on Monday. (AFP)
Quote of the day
We do not know where amma and appa are
a six-year-old Nepal crash survivor to her uncle on phone
Yeddy turnaround gives BJP a new crisis doctor
Arun Jaitley has emerged as the BJP’s Pranab Mukherjee, its prime trouble-shooter. ...   | Read..
14 marks that can scuttle IIT hopes
Thousands of students aspiring for a seat in the Indian Institutes of Technology may have waste...   | Read..
Nation RSS
Et tu: PC bares heart for Arun's dagger
The Rajya Sabha today had a rare sight of a flustered and emotional P. Chidambaram who appeared to ...   | Read.. 
Calcutta RSS
Heat hastens school break
Calcutta suffered the hottest May 14 in a decade on Monday and Mamata Banerjee's heart melted at the...   | Read.. 
Bengal RSS
Ties tenuous, SUCI bleeds
An SUCI activist was today hacked to death by alleged CPM supporters in South 24-Parganas' Joynagar...   | Read.. 
Bihar RSS
Know all about civic polls
Is the garbage in front of your home being cleared regularly? Are you getting a regular flow of drin...   | Read.. 
North Bengal RSS
Thrashed for 'abuse'
A primary school teacher was thrashed by a group of women at the institution today for allegedly se...   | Read.. 
Opinion RSS
How Kenya does it
Long ago, I did some work on governments' use of information technology, which Microsoft found inter...   | Read.. 
Sports RSS
Bravo! The six does it
After a rather sloppy start, it seems there's no stopping Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in IPL-V.   | Read.. 
International RSS
New Obama ad attacks Romney on jobs
President Barack Obama opened a new advertising assault on challenger Mitt Romney's record as a bus...   | Read.. 
Business RSS
Food prices stoke inflation
A spurt in food prices has pushed up inflation to 7.23 per cent in April, limiting the scope of the...   | Read.. 
Entertainment RSS
The best exotic dame dench
Given how nice everyone says Dame Judi Dench is, there seems to be a surprising amount of fear aroun...   | Read.. 
Jharkhand RSS
Barka Maidan ' Ranchi's green lung and game ground ' is in big trouble.   | Read.. 
Northeast RSS
Card to ensure free treatment
Rupnath Brahma Civil Hospital, that is battling anomaly charges in implementation of maternity heal...   | Read.. 
Odisha RSS
Smooth sail and delay hurdle
Five flyovers in the capital are being built by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) at R...   | Read..