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Monday , July 16 , 2012
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Food prices rise, but inflation declines to 7.25% in June

Updated: Monday, 13:20hrs(IST)
Inflation declined to 7.25 per cent in June as prices of manufactured items eased a little, although vegetables, wheat and pulses became costlier....   | Read..

NDA names Jaswant Singh as its Vice Presidential candidate

Updated: Monday, 13:42hrs(IST)
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jaswant Singh was on Monday chosen by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) as its unanimous candidate for the August 7 Vice Presiden...   | Read..

In Mumbai, jewellers take cops to high court over hafta demand

Updated: Monday, 20:15hrs(IST)
A group of 23 jewellers on Monday filed a petition in the Bombay High Court seeking action against six policemen for illegally detaining them at a police station under ...   | Read..

SC pulls up Centre, Madhya Pradesh government on illegal drug trials

Updated: Monday, 13:00hrs(IST)
The Supreme Court on Monday expressed concern over alleged illegal clinical trial of drugs in the country, saying its “unfortunate” that humans were being treated...   | Read..

Upset High Court pulls up Air India over delay in pilots' reinstatement

Updated: Monday, 17:35hrs(IST)
The Delhi High Court on Monday pulled up Air India for “sitting over” the conciliation process for reinstatement of its 101 pilots whose services were terminated ...   | Read..

India has not reached drought situation: Pawar

Updated: Monday, 16:50hrs(IST)
The country has not reached drought situation but the government is ready with contingency plan to deal with deficient monsoon, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said on Mond...   | Read..

HC refuses to stay trial court summonses to top Army officers

Updated: Monday, 16:58hrs(IST)
The Delhi High Court on Monday refused to stay the trial court's summonses to three Army officers on Lt General (Retd) Tejinder Singh's criminal...   | Read..

Obama messages Wal-Mart, not PM

Two years ago, it was Electro Motive Diesel, a Chicago-based diesel locomotive manufacturer, and General Electric that US President Barack Obama was lobbying for with India. . ...   | Read..

‘Black’ march against dark day

They were dressed for the occasion. In black. And they marched under ominous darks clouds. ...   | Read..

Instigation slur on scribe

Two of the accused in the molestation case, Diganta Basumatary and Nabajyoti Deka, have told police that the News Live reporter on the spot, Gaurav Jyoti Neog, had instig...   | Read..

Cops fumble, youth dies

An Assam student who went missing six days ago from a Bihar railway station after getting off his train to chase a gang that had stolen his bag was found dead under a rai...   | Read..

Small price for big prize

Becoming presidential candidate can have its price. For Pranab Mukherjee, it comes in the shape of an honorary doctorate from India’s first IIT....   | Read..

Men, if you’re smart, accept it

Women appear to have won a decisive victory in the battle of the sexes. Psychologists have found female IQ scores have risen above men’s for the first time....   | Read..

Rs 309cr Tata nano-print

Tata Motors has ascribed a “carrying value” to the Singur car wreck on its books: Rs 309.88 crore....   | Read..

Soren backs Pranab, Ansari

JMM chief Shibu Soren today announced that his party would extend support to Congress candidate Pranab Mukherjee, breaking ranks with coalition partner BJP on the issue o...   | Read..

Guruji queers Nagri pitch

JMM supremo Shibu Soren baited ally BJP today, the eve of a high court hearing on the Nagri issue, by exhorting villagers to cultivate the land acquired by the state gove...   | Read..
Men, if you’re smart, accept it
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Mamata's Vice-President options shrink
Former Trinamul MP Krishna Bose today said Mamata Banerjee was yet to formally ask her to contest f...   | Read.. 
Calcutta RSS
Finally, something to feel good about
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Bengal RSS
Lack of rain, east wind keep hilsa off coast
The daily catch of hilsa in the first fortnight of July has fallen by 90 per cent this year compare...   | Read.. 
Bihar RSS
Drain spoils monsoon fun
When clouds gather, residents of the upscale localities near Ashiana drain pray that the sky doesn't...   | Read.. 
North Bengal RSS
Rain floods Jalpaiguri
Heavy overnight rain in Jalpaiguri district has left several areas flooded and two river embankment...   | Read.. 
Opinion RSS
The stench of corruption
The author is a former professor, Centre for Economic Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delh...   | Read.. 
Sports RSS
'Games will be gloomy'
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International RSS
US watchdog spied on its own scientists
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Business RSS
Tea Board cuts foreign flab
The Tea Board has decided to close its offices in London, Moscow and Dubai.   | Read.. 
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Entertainment RSS
Candid Konkona
She waits for her cue patiently, mouths her lines softly, fiddling with the camera on her shoulder. ...   | Read.. 
Jharkhand RSS
Zoo tiger mauls sneaky youth
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Northeast RSS
Radicalisation of society
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Odisha RSS
Arc lights on capital temples
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