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Friday , June 22 , 2012
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Victory for Tatas as High Court bench says Singur Act is ‘unconstitutional’

Updated: Friday at 13:30 hrs (IST)
The Calcutta High Court on Friday held as unconstitutional and void the Singur Land Rehabilitation & Development Act of 2011 under which the Trinamool Congress-led state government had sought to take back land leased to Tata Motors by an earlier government....   | Read..

Unwilling farmers will get back their land, emerge victorious in the end: Mamata

Updated: Friday at 15:40 hrs (IST)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Friday that her government was with the farmers and committed to return of land to them. ...   | Read..

Rupee falls to 57.30 against US dollar

Updated: Friday at 13:50 hrs (IST)
The rupee fell way past the psychological mark of 57 for the first time to 57.30 against the dollar on Friday on strong demand for the American currency from oil importer...   | Read..

Govt oil companies told to buy half their dollars from one PSU bank

Updated: Friday at 15:51 hrs (IST)
The Reserve Bank has directed state-owned oil firms to buy half of their dollar requirement for oil imports from a single public sector bank....   | Read..

PPP nominates Raja Parvez Ashraf as new Pak PM candidate

Updated: Friday at 16:01 hrs (IST)
Pakistan's ruling party on Friday nominated former water and power minister Raja Pervez Ashraf to replace the ousted prime minister, as political intrigue gripped the U....   | Read..

Defence Ministry clears acquisition proposals worth Rs 15,000 crore

Updated: Friday at 19:30 hrs (IST)
The Defence Ministry on Friday cleared several acquisition projects of the armed forces worth over Rs 15,000 crore including regiments of Quick Reaction Surface to Air Mi...   | Read..

CPM averts Blunder II

The CPM has decided to support Pranab Mukherjee for President, braving a division among the Left quartet, overcoming differences within but, most important of all, steering ...   | Read..

Suicide a curse of the educated in India

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young adults in India, after road accidents in men and maternity-related complications in women, new research has suggested...   | Read..

Resignation accepted

Meghalaya Speaker Charles Pyngrope today accepted the resignation tendered by Tura legislator Purno A. Sangma as a member of the 60-member House. ...   | Read..

KMSS calls off strike

The Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) called off its 12-hour Guwahati strike tomorrow after a Gauhati High Court order went in their favour, allowing them to hold a mem...   | Read..

JMM, Ajsu undecided

BJP allies, JMM and Ajsu, held their cards close to their chest in the run-up to the presidential polls on a day former Lok Sabha Speaker P.A. Sangma emerged as the Oppos...   | Read..
Prakash Karat, the second-in-command in 1996 and the general secretary now, announces the CPMs decision on Thursday to support Pranab Mukherjee for ...  | Read
Quote of the day
He (Pranab) is the candidate... with the widest possible acceptance
Prakash Karat
Nation RSS
Fire engulfs Mumbai's seat of power
Mumbai blinked in disbelief today as a huge blaze that broke out in state secretariat Mantralaya ra...   | Read.. 
Calcutta RSS
Caged cubs in gender play
Men are from Mars, women are from Venus. Yes, stereotypes rule in the lion kingdom too.   | Read.. 
Bengal RSS
Minister-secretary 'spat' over recruitment
An alleged spat between a Trinamul minister and his secretary over recruitment of 2,268 home guards...   | Read.. 
Bihar RSS
Train triggers traffic jam
A to-and-fro local train between R-Block and Digha leaves commuters stranded at Hartali Mor four t...   | Read.. 
North Bengal RSS
Language cry in college
Aspirations tied to identity have found expression in competing demands to teach Nepali and Hindi a...   | Read.. 
Opinion RSS
Of prime import
There is something reassuring about the controversy centred on the views of the Bihar chief minister...   | Read.. 
Sports RSS
Left absolutely devastated, Paes battling his emotions
Left "absolutely devastated" by the back-stabbing from a spineless All India Tennis Association (AI...   | Read.. 
International RSS
Zardari PM choice faces arrest
The high-stakes battle between Pakistan's judiciary and government took a fresh twist today when a ...   | Read.. 
Business RSS
Ally sounds alarm on RIL gas asset
Reliance Industries' famed KG-D6 block off the Andhra coast holds 80 per cent less natural gas than...   | Read.. 
Entertainment RSS
Gangs of Wasseypur
What was it about the story that hooked you?   | Read.. 
Jharkhand RSS
Wassup Wasseypur?
Don't go there after 8 at night, wahan kuch bhi ho sakta hai. Or so you would think, until a visit ...   | Read.. 
Northeast RSS
Panel for safer runway at Lengpui
An expert panel has recommended installation of additional safety measures on the runway of Lengpui...   | Read.. 
Odisha RSS
Queen's clean sweep for the Lord
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