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Tuesday , July 3 , 2012
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Calcutta Weather
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Air India pilots call off strike, tell court they are ready to rejoin

Updated: Tuesday at 14:45 hrs (IST)
The agitating Air India pilots on Tuesday told the Delhi High Court that they will call off their 58-day long strike with immediate effect. ...   | Read..

Monsoon rains 31% below average up to July 2

Updated: Tuesday at 13:37 hrs (IST)
India's crucial monsoon rains are 31 percent below average up to July 2 but not a cause for worry, union agricultural minister Sharad Pawar said on Tuesday, adding states have contingency plans ready to hand out more seeds if rains are further delayed....   | Read..

TDSAT gives split verdict on 3G roaming

Updated: Tuesday at 13:25 hrs (IST)
The Telecom Disputes Settlement & Appellate Tribunal or TDSAT on Tuesday gave a split verdict in the 3G intra-circle roaming case with its Chairman allowing operators...   | Read..

Coal India board to meet next week to finalise changes in model fuel supply agreement

Updated: Tuesday at 16:50 hrs (IST)
The board of Coal India Ltd will meet next Tuesday to finalise various issues relating to its model fuel supply agreement (FSA) including changes in the penalty clause of...   | Read..

Govt considering Rs 2,000 cr venture capital fund for pharma

Updated: Tuesday at 16:40 hrs (IST)
The Government on Tuesday said it is considering forming a venture capital fund of Rs 2,000 crore to promote research and development (R&D) in the pharmaceutical sector....   | Read..

Chilli turns Mamata’s hot potato

Green chilli has given the Left the sting it has been looking for to pierce the seemingly impenetrable armour of Mamata Banerjee....   | Read..

Pranab on ISI site, party panics

The official clearance to Pranab Mukherjee’s candidature for President was put off by a day after the Opposition raised an office-of-profit question, the David that...   | Read..

How friends played harder

Too many football finals fall far below the level of expectation; they are dull, defensive, disappointing affairs decided by a single goal or a mistake....   | Read..

Shower bounty in two days

After moving north and staying there for more than a week, the all-important monsoon trough drifted back over Jharkhand yesterday, bringing with it promise of widespread ...   | Read..

Ramesh for Saranda mining curbs

Union rural development minister Jairam Ramesh will try to persuade the Centre not to allow any more private mining companies to operate in the mineral-rich Saranda forests, ...   | Read..
Spanish players celebrate after winning the Euro final in Kiev on Sunday. (AFP)
How friends played harder
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They rest in peace but not their words
Much like in Alice in Wonderland, the cat has vanished but the smile has remained.   | Read.. 
Calcutta RSS
Price spiral turns prickly
Abnormal variances in vegetable prices across the major markets in town have pinched the common man'...   | Read.. 
Bengal RSS
Land 'trauma' for Trinamul
The Trinamul-led Haldia Development Authority (HDA) has decided to shift a proposed trauma care cen...   | Read.. 
Bihar RSS
Smart questions in first test
The asking rate was steep ' 100 in 120 minutes. Googlies stumped a few. Others took them in stride i...   | Read.. 
North Bengal RSS
Madan kill accused in GTA fray
Bimal Gurung today announced the name of only one candidate for the GTA polls ' that of Dipen Malla...   | Read.. 
Opinion RSS
Glass case with no entry
The author teaches at the Department of History, University of Delhi   | Read.. 
Sports RSS
Only Brazil of '70
In the wee hours of Monday, I went to bed a deeply contended man after watching the Euro 2012 final....   | Read.. 
International RSS
Financial giants move jobs off Wall Street
New York's biggest investment houses are shifting jobs out of the area and expanding in cheaper loc...   | Read.. 
Business RSS
Move to recreate MF magicmutual effort
Finance ministry officials today met representatives of the mutual fund industry and Sebi officials...   | Read.. 
Entertainment RSS
Spider-man vs Batman
Spider-Man or Batman ' who rules in superhero universe? t2 brought together two die-hard fans for a ...   | Read.. 
Jharkhand RSS
Outrage spurs SAI healthcare
The Sports Authority of India (SAI) centre in the capital will soon have round-the-clock medical hel...   | Read.. 
Northeast RSS
Floods throw up killers, saviours
Poachers are taking advantage of animals straying out of Kaziranga National Park to escape the floo...   | Read.. 
Odisha RSS
Marooned in muck
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