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Thursday , July 26 , 2012
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Mamata asks CPM to repay state’s debt, warns CITU over bus strike

Updated: Thursday, 19:36hrs(IST)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday asked the CPI(M) to 'return' the Rs 2.03 lakh crore that the state government had borrowed during its rule, and also warned transport operators from joining the July 31 strike called by CPM’s labour front, th...   | Read..

Kokrajhar death toll rises to 44; Gogoi says situation improving

Updated: Thursday, 19:36hrs(IST)
Clashes between Bodos and minority migrants in four Assam districts continued for the seventh day on Thursday, leaving 44 people dead even as Chief Min...   | Read..

EGoM on drought to meet on Tuesday to review monsoon situation

Updated: Thursday, 13:55hrs(IST)
The Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on drought will meet on Tuesday to review the monsoon situation, with the sowing of kharif crops, particularly coarse cereals, aff...   | Read..

Karnataka says no to Centre's plan for making Kuremukh park a tiger reserve

Updated: Thursday, 15:56hrs(IST)
The Karnataka government on Thursday shot down the Centre's proposals to declare Kudremukh National Park as a tiger reserve and expansion of Bhadra Tiger Reserve, sa...   | Read..

President’s trickle tickles (Petrol silent tax doesn’t)

The First Citizen’s possibly last independent speech from Parliament was high on soaring prose and chronicled the “journey that has brought me from the flicke...   | Read..

Calcutta tops oil-shock list: why and whodunnit

Petrol price has gone up by Rs 2.52 a litre and that of diesel by 92 paise in Calcutta from Tuesday midnight. ...   | Read..

Army out in riot-torn Bodo belt

Thirteen columns of the army today moved into riot-torn Kokrajhar, Chirang and Dhubri districts to shore up security measures, which allegedly have come a cropper since viole...   | Read..

Tanti admits security lapse

Assam’s Deputy Speaker Bhimananda Tanti today admitted failure of the security apparatus that led to the flare-up in Kokrajhar, Chirang and Dhubri districts since F...   | Read..

CM plainspeak widens IT bandwidth

Transparency was the tenor of chief minister Arjun Munda’s address at the state’s first Infocom, India’s largest ICT (information, communication and technol...   | Read..
President Pranab Mukherjee waves from a buggy after inspecting a guard of honour on the Rashtrapati Bhavan Forecourt on Wednesday. Picture by Rajesh Kumar
President’s trickle tickles
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Nation RSS
Two Ms, not Big M, carry day
Maa, Mati and Manush briefly stepped aside for another M3 story. At the Central Hall of Parliament ...   | Read.. 
Calcutta RSS
Lone woman at male altar
A 35-year-old mother of two has become Calcutta's first woman Muslim marriage registrar, her achieve...   | Read.. 
Bengal RSS
Govt plans hospital, landlosers threaten hunger strike
The government's decision to allow a forensic lab and a hospital to come up on a stretch of land in...   | Read.. 
Bihar RSS
Sharp rain sparks stink
The city experienced heavy rainfall from Tuesday night owing to twin cyclonic circulations. The int...   | Read.. 
North Bengal RSS
Trains roll, travellers complain
Passengers who were stranded at stations in north Bengal for two days have said no team from the ra...   | Read.. 
Opinion RSS
An actor of genius
Preparing for a public conversation with Waheeda Rehman intended to flag off a retrospective of her ...   | Read.. 
Sports RSS
A proud moment: Big B
Amitabh Bachchan will carry the Olympic torch in London on Thursday, a day before the opening cerem...   | Read.. 
International RSS
Pak not to reopen Zardari graft case
Pakistan's government told the Supreme Court today that it will not reopen an old corruption case a...   | Read.. 
Business RSS
Maruti spirit defies stock jerk
Maruti Suzuki India will keep bookings open for its two best-selling models, Swift and DZire, even ...   | Read.. 
Entertainment RSS
Who said dreaming big doesn't pay? Of course it requires a great deal of hard work and sacrifice to ...   | Read.. 
Jharkhand RSS
When the capital pays lip service, Jamshedpur actsLives continue amid live wires
If fatalities cannot stir up the comatose conscience of our state power board, what possibly can?   | Read.. 
Northeast RSS
Shirtless rally for Demow molest victim
Hundreds of activists from 22 organisations today staged a shirtless protest and took out a process...   | Read.. 
Odisha RSS
Wounds too deep to fill
One agency dug up the roads to lay sewer lines. Others are supposed to mend the damaged roads.   | Read..