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Thursday , May 31 , 2012
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Govt launches austerity drive

Updated: Thursday at 20:02 hrs (IST)
Faced with the worst economic performance in nine years, the government launched an austerity...   | Read..

GDP growth dips to 5.3% in Q4; lowest in 9 years

Updated: Thursday at 15:16 hrs (IST)
India's economic growth rate slipped to 5.3 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2011-12, the lowest in nearly nine years, following poor performance...   | Read..

IOC hints at a small cut in petrol price

Updated: Thursday at 20:09 hrs (IST)
Days after raising petrol price by a steep Rs 7.54 a litre, nation's largest oil firm Indian Oil Corp (IOC) hinted at a Rs 1.25-1.50 per litre cu...   | Read..

Advani blogs for ‘introspection’, no mention of Gadkari

Updated: Thursday at 18:50 hrs (IST)
Bharatiya Janata Party leader L K Advani on Thursday made a thinly-veiled attack on party President Nitin Gadkari as he called for “introspection” wit...   | Read..

Five killed as Doon Express derails      

Updated: Thursday at 15:40 hrs (IST)
Five persons were killed and 50 others injured when several bogies of the Dehradun bound Howrah-Dehradun Doon Express derailed on Thursday near Mahrawa Station in Uttar P...   | Read..

Mamata hints at sabotage

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday demanded an inquiry into the derailment...   | Read..
Updated: Thursday at 18:06 hrs (IST)

Bikram Singh takes charge as new Army Chief

Updated: Thursday at 14:11 hrs (IST)
Gen Bikram Singh, a veteran infantry officer, on Thursday took over as the 25th Chief of the Indian Army, succeeding Gen V K Singh whose 26-month tenure was mired in cont...   | Read..

Megaupload moves court to have case thrown out in US, says it is not in FBI jurisdiction

Updated: Thursday at 15:09 hrs (IST)
Lawyers for popular file-sharing company Megaupload, accused of copyright theft and internet piracy, have moved to have the case thrown out in the United States and tens o...   | Read..

Everest moment in chess: ‘I won because I won’

George Mallory may or may not have uttered the most famous three words in mountaineering — “because it’s there” — when he explained his desire to climb Mount Everest....   | Read..

Teeming with symbols of power, not people

As Manmohan Singh drove down the spectacular road to the Myanmar President’s palace on Monday morning, he must have wondered about the economics of it all. ...   | Read..

Nagaland town hits out at militants

Thousands of people took to the streets of Zunheboto town in Nagaland today to denounce Naga militants and send a strong message that they would not tolerate militancy a...   | Read..

Export stimulus for state

Dreary-eyed entrepreneurs take heart, Jharkhand’s slo-mo export market may Usain Bolt on a record-breaking path in days to come....   | Read..

June date for Ulfa dialogue

Unease is palpable in the government over the continued reluctance of Ulfa leader Paresh Barua to engage in talks with New Delhi, especially when India wants to push negotiat...   | Read..

From tap flows a project curse

A “forgotten tap” in a Darjeeling hotel and an “extortionate fine” on guests from Calcutta for draining the water tank have hammered home the pric...   | Read..

Rain to regale the east in 48hrs

Forget heat, sweat and fatigue. Think cloud, cascade and comfort....   | Read..
Everest moment in chess: ‘I won because I won’
Quote of the day
I am too tense to be happy, I am relieved
Viswanathan Anand
after winning the World Championship
Nation RSS
General who conquers with love and poems
Gen. V.K. Singh hands over the baton of the army chief to Gen. Bikram Singh tomorrow, marking not j...   | Read.. 
Calcutta RSS
Checkmate and a reality check
No firecrackers were burst, nobody hit the street in celebration. But Viswanathan Anand's successful...   | Read.. 
Bengal RSS
Doc and Metro manager beaten
A Durgapur dentist and his cousin, who is a marketing manager at Metro Cash and Carry in Calcutta, ...   | Read.. 
Bihar RSS
Off day, like it or not
The NDA's dawn-to-dusk shutdown against the steepest-ever petrol price hike on Thursday would be a ...   | Read.. 
North Bengal RSS
Landslides trap Nathu-la visitors
Nearly 2,500 tourists on their way back from Nathu-la were left stranded after a series of landslid...   | Read.. 
Opinion RSS
Lady of the lake
I'm visiting the city of the real Didi. If I close my eyes and turn down the soundtrack, the pre-mon...   | Read.. 
Sports RSS
Anand and 'new challenges'
The best way of reaching the iconic Viswanathan Anand, irrespective of where he's playing, is to di...   | Read.. 
International RSS
Assange loses extradition appeal
Britain's highest court ruled today that the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, should be deported ...   | Read.. 
Business RSS
FM sets limit on tax claims
Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee today said the income tax department would not reopen cases where...   | Read.. 
Entertainment RSS
Back to Bidya
Would you ever do anything, off screen, that you do not believe in (question by Barry 'Brien)?   | Read.. 
Jharkhand RSS
Cops seize vehicles from Jamshedpur artery
East Singhbhum traffic police on Wednesday went for the jugular and seized as many as 150 two-wheele...   | Read.. 
Northeast RSS
Assam lags in victim relief
Assam is lagging far behind in preparing a compensation scheme for victims of rape and human traffi...   | Read.. 
Odisha RSS
Parched patches spread
Water scarcity, which was earlier a phenomenon limited to only Sundarpada and Bhimatangi areas of t...   | Read..