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Thursday , August 2 , 2012
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Calcutta’s ‘splendid’ isolation

If minimal exposure to global markets saved India from the Southeast Asian economic crisis in 1997, a somewhat similar situation helped Calcutta stand out like a beacon on Blackout Tuesday....   | Read..

SBI cuts interest rates by 25 basis points on deposits of 5 years and more

Updated: Thursday at 15:30 hrs (IST)
State Bank of India (SBI) on Thursday lowered interest rates on domestic term deposits of maturity of five years and more by 25 basis points to 8.50 per cent....   | Read..

Five Odisha ministers dropped

Updated: Thursday at 14:45 hrs (IST)
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday dropped five ministers, including state Finance Minister Prafulla Chandra Ghadei, from his Cabinet to clear the way for a...   | Read..

Blast taunt on Shinde debut

Four low-intensity explosions and a bomb that did not go off in Pune this evening greeted Sushil Kumar Shinde on his first day in office as Union home minister....   | Read..

Games thrown, 8 tossed out

Badminton officials took the extraordinary step of tossing out four pairs of women for deliberately trying to lose their preliminary matches on Tuesday night, the latest judg...   | Read..

Physicist with pillow power

For Kasturie, a 15-year-old Class XI student in Allahabad, “Ashoke uncle” remains the guy who used to play ferocious pillow fights with her, likes to dance to...   | Read..

Dispur sets rehabilitation deadline

Several organisations today laid down conditions for rehabilitation of riot-affected people on a day Dispur set itself an August 15 deadline to send the victims home. ...   | Read..

State panel draws a blank in Nagri

A committee formed to resolve a land acquisition controversy that has stalled construction of three national academic institutions on the outskirts of the capital has noted t...   | Read..

Districts still in the dark

A day after the eastern grid collapse, Jharkhand’s districts continued to reel under outages today even though generation from the twin thermal power plants at Patr...   | Read..


This afternoon at 4.25pm India time, Geeta Devi heard some of the saddest words a mother ...   | Read..
Calcutta’s ‘splendid’ isolation
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Nation RSS
Blackout glare on pressure from rogues
The power cuts on Blackout Tuesday that sprang from the domino-like collapse of three of the five p...   | Read.. 
Calcutta RSS
Nothing to do but sit still
Long years of practice have taught me to ignore much. When the ceiling fan in the drawing room stopp...   | Read.. 
Bengal RSS
Mistry shows interest in infrastructure projects
Shapoorji Pallonji Group managing director Shapoor Mistry today called on chief minister Mamata Ban...   | Read.. 
Bihar RSS
Power cut rewind and play
Tuesday was tragic but residents of the capital felt Wednesday was wonderful.   | Read.. 
North Bengal RSS
Mamata nominee check on Morcha
The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha today said Mamata Banerjee has told the party to accept three hill names...   | Read.. 
Opinion RSS
An aged, prized heritage
In the Delhi of my childhood, practically every new middle-class residential neighbourhood abutted a...   | Read.. 
International RSS
Ramazan challenge for Games athletes
With nearly three million Muslims living in Britain, the observance of Ramazan here is not generall...   | Read.. 
Business RSS
SBI cuts home, car loan rates
Retail borrowers will finally have something to cheer about after the State Bank of India (SBI) tod...   | Read.. 
Entertainment RSS
Tiger and Zoya
Kabir Khan is the man of the moment. For, on the shoulders of the maker of films like Kabul Express ...   | Read.. 
Jharkhand RSS
5000 old autos honour HC ban
The intention was good, the implementation poor.   | Read.. 
Northeast RSS
High court orders faster prisoner trials
A Gauhati High Court order has come as a ray of hope for undertrial prisoners languishing in jails ...   | Read.. 
Odisha RSS
Helmet-less ride kills teen
Driving a motorcycle for which he did not have a valid licence and not wearing a helmet proved fata...   | Read..