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Tuesday , July 10 , 2012
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German finance minister defends EU bailout in constitutional court

Updated: Tuesday, 18.00 hrs(IST)
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble told the country's top court on Tuesday that any significant delay in approving the EU's permanent bailout fund could fuel financial market turbulence. ...   | Read..

Sangma says Raisina Hill being used as dumping ground for a failed FM

Updated: Tuesday, 16.20 hrs(IST)
Opposition-backed Presidential nominee P A Sangma on Tuesday said Rashtrapati Bhavan is being used as a ”dumping ground” for “failed” former Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, his rival in the contest....   | Read..

Khurshid comments kick up row, clarifies

Updated: Tuesday, 13.01 hrs(IST)
A controversy broke out over Law Minister Salman Khurshid's reported comment that Rahul Gandhi is playing only a 'cameo role' and the Congress is directionless...   | Read..

SAIL, Kobe Steel seal deal for nugget making plant in Bengal

Updated: Tuesday, 16.20 hrs(IST)
Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) on Tuesday inked the final pact with Japan's Kobe Steel to set up a 500,000-tonne plant in West Bengal to produce...   | Read..

After overtaking Mercedes, Audi closes in on No. 1 BMW

Updated: Tuesday, 16.51 hrs(IST)
The race for the top slot in the Indian luxury car market is hotting up, with German maker Audi fast catching up with leader BMW after surpassing compatriot Mercedes Benz in ...   | Read..

Kingfisher’s ATR pilots go on strike

Updated: Tuesday, 13.55 hrs(IST)
A section of pilots of Kingfisher Airlines on Tuesday went on a strike over non-payment of salary and other dues for the past five months, forcing cancellation ...   | Read..

BJP government in Karnataka faces fresh crisis

Updated: Tuesday, 14.24 hrs(IST)
The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka on Tuesday faced a fresh crisis after outgoing Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda placed a set of ...   | Read..

Hawk eye on Malacca strait

India is set to commission its latest military post named Baaz (hawk) on its south-eastern fringe in the Bay of Bengal to oversee a sea lane through which a quarter of the world’s trade passes, an Indian Navy source told The Telegraph on Monday. ...   | Read..

Pak relief for AI plane after ‘false’ alarm

A Delhi-bound Air India flight was forced into an emergency landing at a Pakistani airport early this morning, apparently because a computer glitch set off a “false...   | Read..

Mamata off radar

Pranab Mukherjee kept up the pretence of being ready to talk to Mamata Banerjee but chances of the twain meeting looked remote today with the Congress gearing to put up H...   | Read..

Horse carriages face whip

The Victoria may soon need a memorial in Mumbai....   | Read..

Online monitor for cleaner air

To make industries more accountable, cement and power plants of Jharkhand will henceforth have to be a part of a mandatory online ambient air quality monitoring system that w...   | Read..

Fertiliser town sets an example

A medium-seized private cement plant in Sindri has shown the way to a cleaner environment by installing an air quality monitoring system that will be hooked to the Jharkhand ...   | Read..

Sangma moves EC

BJP-backed presidential candidate P.A. Sangma’s camp today petitioned the Election Commission seeking re-scrutiny of Pranab Mukherjee’s nomination. It promise...   | Read..

Pilgrims gasp, fume in queue

Religious sentiment won over administrative whip as around 5,000 dak kanwariyas from Bihar landed up among 1.25 lakh pilgrims for the first Monday darshan a...   | Read..
Pranab Mukherjee with Surjya Kanta Mishra in the Assembly on Monday. Picture by Pradip Sanyal.
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