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SC throws out assets case against Mayawati, blasts CBI for targeting her

Updated: Friday, 13.56hrs(IST)
The Supreme Court on Friday quashed a nine-year-old disproportionate-assets case against Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati and pulled up the Central Bureau of Investigation for initiating the probe against her without specific directions from the court....   | Read..

In global slowdown, India can’t hope for 9% growth in next 5 years: Montek

Updated: Friday, 13.56hrs(IST)
India cannot expect to achieve an average growth rate of 9 per cent over the next five years given the deteriorating global situation, according to Montek Singh Ahluwalia...   | Read..

HC says Gujarat governor has final call on allowing action against minister

Updated: Friday, 16.48hrs(IST)
The Gujarat High Court on Friday directed that Governor Kamla Beniwal will take the “final decision” on granting sanction to prosecute minister Purshottam So...   | Read..

PC and state clash on ‘culture of violence’

Union home minister P. Chidambaram today expressed concern over Bengal’s “culture of violence” and advised “the so-called educated classes” to stop living in a “fool’s paradise”....   | Read..

Land allergy bites Bengal’s magic pill called PPP

The Bengal government’s hands-off stand on land has found its way into its PPP policy, the public-private partnership mantra that was supposed to neutralise adversi...   | Read..

Delhi belly: eat biryani, spill beans

The way to a terrorist’s heart is through his stomach, or so Delhi police seem to believe....   | Read..

He who chose his particle over his wife

One moment, Peter Higgs was driving along the East Coast of America with his wife, Jody, and their six-month-old baby son Christopher strapped in the back seat; the next, his...   | Read..

War games India won’t tom-tom

India is participating in the largest US-led naval war games but shhhhh, don’t tell anyone because China does not like it. ...   | Read..

A quiet sendoff to a quiet man

Twenty-one guns didn’t boom for Hiruda today. Thank God for that. Instead, the birds chirped and cawed, keeping Hiruda’s locale intact. ...   | Read..

Heavy rainfall on state radar

The monsoon revived in Jharkhand from last evening with the Patna Meteorological Office today issuing a heavy rainfall alert for isolated places around the state in next ...   | Read..

Nagri land stand-off hinges on legalities

The state government is trying to persuade villagers of Nagri to approach the courts once again to find a solution to the dispute over land acquisition and compensation t...   | Read..
PC and state clash on ‘culture of violence’
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Pranab Mukherjee
UPA presidential candidate
Nation RSS
Nine years after expulsion,
Nine years ago, India expelled one Jalil Abbas Jilani, chargé d'affaires or acting high commissione...   | Read.. 
Calcutta RSS
Aligned: Metro and Mamata
The defence ministry has tentatively allowed Metro Railway to go underground on the Maidan stretch o...   | Read.. 
Bengal RSS
Voice of life from the deapths of hell
A 17-year-old boy who was pushed into an abandoned coal pit in Ranigunj by an acquaintance clung on...   | Read.. 
Bihar RSS
Lift trauma for patients
Handling hundreds of critical patients daily without a single elevator at their disposal, the doctor...   | Read.. 
North Bengal RSS
GTA list of 32 but no Gurung
The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha today announced the names of 32 GTA election nominees but kept alive the...   | Read.. 
Opinion RSS
Plot of a growth story
The mere mention of Narendra Modi evokes controversy. To his admirers, the chief minister of Gujarat...   | Read.. 
Sports RSS
Leander, Vesnina advance
Leander Paes and Elena Vesnina have entered the quarter finals at the Wimbledon mixed doubles event...   | Read.. 
International RSS
British terror raids nab 6
The British security services will be very relieved when the London 2012 Olympics, due to start on ...   | Read.. 
Business RSS
Lenders target Kingfisher assets
A consortium of 17 lenders to Kingfisher Airlines is mulling the sale of the debt-ridden carrier's ...   | Read.. 
Entertainment RSS
Devgn meets Bachchan
The actor, who has teamed up with director Rohit Shetty for yet another comic caper, talks about his...   | Read.. 
Jharkhand RSS
Nagri ire spills over
A day after land protests rocked Nagri, work at the construction site of three premier educational i...   | Read.. 
Northeast RSS
Assam third on national crime list
The latest statistics released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) has revealed some disqui...   | Read.. 
Odisha RSS
Puff ban goes up in smoke
Smoke is very much in the air in Bhubaneswar though it has been almost two years that the city was ...   | Read..