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Monday , May 21 , 2012
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RCB player Pomersbach tells cops he touched woman 'inadvertently'

Updated: Monday, at 14:15 hrs (IST)
Investigators on Monday claimed that Australian cricketer Luke Pomersbach, arrested on charges of molesting an American woman, had told them that he inadvertently touched...   | Read..

   •RCB player Appanna's name crops up in IPL molestation case probe

Updated: Monday, at 12:00 hrs (IST)

Rupee plummets below 55 level

Updated: Monday, at 19:30 hrs (IST)
The rupee plunged below the psychological 55-level to close at an all-time low of 55.03 against the dollar on Monday amid robust demand for the US currency from banks and ...   | Read..

   • Rupee tumbles to all-time low of 54.99

Mamata non-committal on Pranab as President
Updated: Monday, at 17:15 hrs (IST)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday remained non-committal on ...   | Read..

White Paper for setting of Lokpal to deal with black money

Updated: Monday, at 14:25 hrs (IST)
The government on Monday tabled the much-awaited White Paper on black money in Parliament which did not disclose any name but made a strong case for setting up Lokpal and Lok...   | Read..
Lokayukta court orders probe against Yeddyurappa
Updated: Monday, at 16:15 hrs (IST)
In fresh trouble for former Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, the Lokayukta Special Court today ordered probe against him and Industries Minister Murugesh Nirani on a...   | Read..

Paternity suit: HC asks Tiwari to give blood sample on May 26

Updated: Monday, at 13:00 hrs (IST)
Congress leader N D Tiwari was asked on Monday by the Delhi High Court to appear in person on May 26 to give blood sample for a DNA test to decide the paternity ...   | Read..

Rajiv Gandhi remembered on death anniversary

Updated: Monday, at 11:45 hrs (IST)
The nation on Monday paid homage to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, who was killed in a suicide bomb attack on this day 21 years ago. ...   | Read..

The perils of a packed prize podium

Pandit Ravi Shankar has graciously declined the Banga Bibhushan honour that was conferred on a large group of individuals by chief minister Mamata Banerjee ...   | Read..

RSS ticks on Gandhi list

State-sponsored awards have a habit of leaving the prize-givers with a headache....   | Read..

Rave glare on IPL duo

Two IPL players were detained by police along with 94 others from a rave party in a suburban hotel in Juhu in western Mumbai on Sunday night. ...   | Read..

Hitched but not in hoodie

Mark Zuckerberg has updated his status to “married”....   | Read..

NSCN-IM opts out of Chiangmai meet

The widening rift between Naga rebels has led to NSCN (Isak-Muivah) opting out of the reconciliation meeting to be held at Chiangmai in Thailand tomorrow. ...   | Read..

‘Forever young’ in Shillong

Bob Dylan turns 71 on Thursday and the celebration for the man whose music blew in here with the winds turns 40 with a three-day extravaganza reminiscent of Woodstock ’...   | Read..

Justice to get online edge in Madhupur

Jharkhand High Court will be clicking on a new chapter in the annals of the Indian judiciary tomorrow when it inaugurates a court in Madhupur that will for the first time in ...   | Read..
The perils of a packed prize podium
Quote of the day
I never boasted of solving all the problems in one year
Mamata Banerjee
VS salvo in ‘letter’ to Karat
Former Kerala chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan has apparently conveyed his inability to contin...   | Read..
Tibetan alert on Dalai security
Threats to the Dalai Lama’s life are being taken seriously and steps are being taken to f...   | Read..
Nation RSS
Longer course proposal for MBBS
Undergraduate medical students across India may need to spend more time in rural areas under a prop...   | Read.. 
Calcutta RSS
Sunday brings swelter saviour
Jharkhand's loss was Calcutta's rain gain on Sunday evening.   | Read.. 
Bengal RSS
ATM spews fake cash fed by loaders
The counterfeit camp has solved its last-mile problem: just dispense the fake notes among unsuspect...   | Read.. 
Bihar RSS
Real estate boom in suburbs
Selling fertile land may be anathema to farmers, but tillers in Bihta are parting with their plots ...   | Read.. 
North Bengal RSS
GTA delay fear in axed meet
The fear that fresh law and order problems might delay the formation of the new set-up for the Darj...   | Read.. 
Opinion RSS
Population blues
The author is professor, department of Development Sociology, Cornell University   | Read.. 
Sports RSS
Charge of the Late Brigade
The Deccan Chargers woke up late in the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League and, strangely o...   | Read.. 
International RSS
Italy quake hits heritage sites
A strong earthquake in northern Italy killed at least six persons, injured dozens and damaged histo...   | Read.. 
Business RSS
SBI overseas bond float on table
The Centre may ask the State Bank of India to issue five-year foreign currency denominated bonds ta...   | Read.. 
Entertainment RSS
Food guide awards 2012
The telegraph food guide 2012, presented by signature premier, was unveiled over a munch and music m...   | Read.. 
Jharkhand RSS
Time to listen to us, civic bosses
A bouquet of hyacinth for a Union minister, a signature campaign with 1,500 supporters and, now, a s...   | Read.. 
Northeast RSS
ATCL staff seek 'capable' leader
Executives of the state government-owned Assam Tea Corporation Ltd have urged chief minister Tarun ...   | Read.. 
Odisha RSS
Clean capital remains a dream
"Clean Bhubaneswar" remains just a slogan with an eponymous campaign launched last year to keep the...   | Read..