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Saturday , June 2 , 2012
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Egypt's Mubarak sentenced to life in prison

Updated: Saturday at 16:00 hrs (IST)
Egypt's general prosecutor ordered Hosni Mubarak, who has been held during his trial at a military hospital, to be transferred to Tora prison on the outskirts of Cairo a...   | Read..

Petrol price cut by Rs 2 a litre

Updated: Saturday at 18:45 hrs (IST)
.Oil companies on Saturday cut the price of petrol by Rs 2.02 per litre..   | Read..

Gold hits all-time high; zooms past Rs 30,000

Updated: Saturday at 18:55 hrs (IST)
Gold prices increased sharply by Rs 1,095 per ten gram on Saturday to reach an all time high of Rs 30,380 per ten gram, spurred by world prices and the weakening rupee....   | Read..

  • Those were the Golden Days...


Jagan to be in CBI custody for 5 days        

Updated: Saturday at 19:00 hrs (IST)
YSR Congress chief Jaganmohan Reddy on Saturday failed to get any reprieve...   | Read..

• NRHM scam: CBI raids former UP Minister

Updated: Saturday at 12:50 hrs (IST)

• INLD MLA shot at in Delhi        

Updated: Saturday at 13:15 hrs (IST)

Mayor ties hotel plot to record price

Mayor Sovan Chatterjee has said if homes have to be built on an EM Bypass plot given to DLF for a hotel project in 2006, the promoters will have to match the record price thrown up at an auction yesterday....   | Read..

Delhi re-tests FDI waters

The Centre has renewed efforts to forge a consensus on allowing foreign direct investment in multi-brand retail by writing to all chief ministers, seeking to drive home t...   | Read..

Avani confirms role, points to total figure

Avani Group has confirmed that it has taken over the DLF project on EM Bypass for “approximately Rs 450 crore” to build a residential block and a hotel....   | Read..

Naveen axe on ‘coup’ plotter

Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik today suspended dissident leader Pyari Mohan Mohapatra from the BJD and sacked two ministers from the government....   | Read..

Delhi plays down Barua role

The Centre today made light of the Paresh Barua faction of Ulfa saying the group was small and insignificant, and added that talks with the Arabinda Rajkhowa group were on th...   | Read..

70 fires break out in north forests

Dozens of forest fires are raging across Uttarakhand, forest and tourist industry officials said. ...   | Read..

Court move for legal relief

There is good news for those stuck in legal battles for years. Any case, criminal or civil, that has been pending in a trial court in Assam for more than five years will ...   | Read..

English stumps minister’s kids

The Queen’s language seems a tad too tough for the HRD minister’s children to master....   | Read..

Girls study in home for boys

It took almost seven years for authorities to realise that a girls’ residential school in a remand home meant for boys was nothing short of a colossal absurdity. ...   | Read..

Brother’s blood on face, the boy who saw too much

Sole survivor of massacre recounts how his family was butchered one after the other in Syria
Brother’s blood on face, the boy who saw too much
The photograph shows a solemn-looking boy in a T-shirt with short black hair, big brown eyes and smooth olive skin. He is staring at a point just above the camera....   | Read..
Sovan Chatterjee
Mayor ties hotel plot to record price
Quote of the day
I think that this is the first time… where so many people seemed to have negative opinion about my play
Viswanathan Anand
Nation RSS
Uneasy lies the head that heads abroad
A coup brews while the head of the government is abroad, but the leader quickly returns to quash th...   | Read.. 
Calcutta RSS
First move to fete Anand
Hello! Anand? Congratulations! Many, many congratulations! We are very proud of you.... Dibyendu is ...   | Read.. 
Bengal RSS
Crushed trying to stop car from being stolen
A Murshidabad businessman was run over early today as he stood in front of his car in a desperate b...   | Read.. 
Bihar RSS
Power pricks with heat
The heat is on. So are power cuts.   | Read.. 
North Bengal RSS
Scan on fleecing of tourists by taxis
Sikkim police today launched a crackdown on taxis overcharging passengers in the peak tourism seaso...   | Read.. 
Opinion RSS
Gandhians, real or not
When Manmohan Singh went to call on Aung San Suu Kyi earlier this week, I wonder whether the great B...   | Read.. 
Sports RSS
Two bouncers an over likely in one-dayers
The International Cricket Council's cricket committee has recommended the number of bouncers permit...   | Read.. 
International RSS
China official arrested for US spying
A Chinese state security official has been arrested on suspicion of spying for the US, sources said...   | Read.. 
Business RSS
Singh bid to throw off inertia
A day after India posted its lowest quarterly growth in nine years, the government swung into actio...   | Read.. 
Entertainment RSS
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Jharkhand RSS
Passport takes tech route
A licence to travel abroad at the click of a mouse? Well, not exactly. But, the Passport Seva Kendra...   | Read.. 
Northeast RSS
Debate over good teacher
Dispur has locked horns with college teachers over the definition of a perfect teacher.   | Read.. 
Odisha RSS
Divine block
Kali temple near Baramunda   | Read..