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It walks, it quacks but best to…

Scientists today announced the discovery of a new subatomic particle that seems to behave like the Higgs boson, the last piece of an elegant theory of the building blocks of the universe predicted 48 years ago but never seen. ...   | Read..
 

Bose behind the boson

India’s imprints on the new subatomic particle announced by scientists today date back to the early 20th century when eminent physicist Satyendra Nath Bose develope...   | Read..
 

Kingfisher, lenders meet inconclusive; may meet next month

Update: Thursday at 16:36 hrs (IST)
The meeting between Kingfisher Airlines and the consortium of 17 banks with a combined stressed exposure of over Rs 7,500 crore to the airline on Thursday failed to ...   | Read..
 

Blow to foreign law firms

The Supreme Court has issued an interim order restricting foreign law firms from pursuing any non-litigious work in the country. It also directed the RBI not to permit any fo...   | Read..
 

Hiruda no more

The poet who gifted death its most striking metaphor yet, that of an “unimpassioned sculpture on life’s granite”, has left, having etched his part on posteri...   | Read..
 

Flashpoint Nagri erupts again

Land politics took an ugly turn in Nagri today, leaving two dozen people, including a senior police officer, wounded and the future of three elite cradles tense....   | Read..
 
British physicist Peter Higgs congratulates Fabiola Gianotti, ATLAS experiment spokesperson, after her results presentation in Meyrin near Geneva on W ...  | Read
 
 
Quote of the day
As a layman, I think we have it. But as a scientist, I have to say, ‘what do we have?’
Rolf Heuer
CERN director-general
Nation RSS
Human shield review after 'mix-up'
The CRPF will review standard operating procedures (SOPs) on tackling Maoists' "human shields" and ...   | Read.. 
Calcutta RSS
Price tabs tame market
Ribbed gourd looks less of a rip-off and brinjal is back to being a shopping-bag staple barely two d...   | Read.. 
Bengal RSS
Doctor swims against tide
A Murshidabad doctor carried his personal endoscope and other surgical equipment from his Calcutta ...   | Read.. 
Bihar RSS
Driest June in 50 years
The city recorded just 24.6mm rainfall this June, scripting a record of minimum precipitation for th...   | Read.. 
North Bengal RSS
Dinhata firing blame on Bloc
The report of the Justice N.C. Sil commission, set up to look into the police firing at Dinhata tha...   | Read.. 
Opinion RSS
Full fathom five
foster-child of silence and slow time." Then I began to notice how, in Skype's messaging window, th...   | Read.. 
Sports RSS
Virat stays as Dhoni deputy
The availability of Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir's success in the recently-concluded IPL notw...   | Read.. 
International RSS
Singed and hot, US opts for low-key July 4
Americans observed their 236th independence day in an uncharacteristically low-key fashion today wi...   | Read.. 
Business RSS
Rules set for spectrum chase
More players may enter the telecom arena that should further spur competition and benefit consumers...   | Read.. 
Entertainment RSS
Manish rates the new girls
The new Bolly girls are far from perfect but they are stunning us with their style and poise. desig...   | Read.. 
Jharkhand RSS
Lax Nagri cover draws cradle ire
The state's academic fraternity deplored the violent clash in Nagri on Wednesday and squarely blamed...   | Read.. 
Northeast RSS
A great poet moves on
Death, always cruel   | Read.. 
Odisha RSS
Ouch before you say 'I do'
The marriage curry seems to have lost its flavour with vegetable prices soaring over the last one m...   | Read..