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Friday , August 17 , 2012
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CIMA Gallary

PM’s economic body is the most optimistic on growth: it sees 6.7%

Updated: Friday at 13:50 hrs (IST)
The Prime Minister's economic advisory council said Friday it expects the economy to grow at 6.7 per cent this year, the most optimistic number so far ever since growth plunged to a nine-year low of 6.5 per cent in 2011-12....   | Read..

Govt on hot coals again over CAG’s latest reports

Updated: Friday at 15:20 hrs (IST)
The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) on Friday gave the government three hot potatoes for Parliament’s monsoon session in the form of a critical report each on...   | Read..

Govt bans bulk SMS & MMS, says exodus of N-E people from Bangalore checked

Updated: Friday at 15:23 hrs (IST)
The government on Friday banned the sending of short text and multimedia messages over mobile telephony networks for 15 days even as Union home secretary RK Singh promise...   | Read..

Union Cabinet clears Bill on street vendors

Updated: Friday at 13:52 hrs (IST)
The Union Cabinet on Friday cleared a Bill that seeks to protect street vendors against harassment and regulate their activities in public areas....   | Read..

● See: Model bill at ministry site:


HC seeks details, CM nuances remarks

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee appeared to temper her statement on the judiciary on a day Calcutta High Court took a preliminary step to verify if a petition seeking contempt...   | Read..

Rush to stem NE exodus from south

The Karnataka government today went all out to issue safety assurances to the city’s Northeast community but hundreds still gathered at the main railway station and jum...   | Read..

Quit buzz around Himanta

A letter to chief minister Tarun Gogoi by senior cabinet minister Himanta Biswa Sarma yesterday afternoon, reportedly expres-sing his desire to be relieved of his respons...   | Read..

Mass exodus from south Singh, CMs allay fear

Thousands of workers and students from the Northeast continued to flee Bangalore and Hyderabad today, their panic fuelled by what state and central governments said were text...   | Read..

Peaceniks’ tit-for-tat threat

The Arabinda Rajkhowa-led group of Ulfa today threatened to stop operations by companies from states where people of Assam have been targeted in the wake of riots in the BTAD...   | Read..

Judiciary set to widen e-reach

Jharkhand High Court is all set to link five central jails of the state with all 22 district courts to conduct online trials, encouraged by its endeavour in Madhupur where vi...   | Read..

Maverick monsoon takes a break

A drifting monsoon trough is going to keep the shower sop away from Jharkhand for the next few days. ...   | Read..
HC seeks details, CM nuances remarks
Quote of the day
We have to maintain peace at any cost
Manmohan Singh
on people from the Northeast fleeing the south
Nation RSS
Why and how the scare was triggered
The stabbing of a Tibetan youth in Mysore on Tuesday seems to have triggered the panic among the no...   | Read.. 
Calcutta RSS
Shower signals shift in monsoon trend
Calcutta received a long overdue downpour on Thursday that caught people returning from work off gua...   | Read.. 
Bengal RSS
Gaming and animation boost in IT policy
A cabinet sub-committee led by chief minister Mamata Banerjee has approved a new IT policy for the ...   | Read.. 
Bihar RSS
Nitish vows power test for 2015 polls
Nitish Kumar has announced he would not go to the electorate to seek votes in 2015 if he failed to...   | Read.. 
North Bengal RSS
School barricades 'illegal' garden plot
The members of a school management committee today barricaded a portion of a tea garden and forbade...   | Read.. 
Opinion RSS
Citizens who matter
Casual visitors to Bhubaneswar, the administrative centre of Odisha, may be struck by its resemblanc...   | Read.. 
Sports RSS
With one eye, Mark gives ideas from SA
South Africa's coach, Gary Kirsten, has been tapping Mark Boucher, who is fighting to regain at lea...   | Read.. 
International RSS
Ecuador defies Britain, grants Assange asylum
Ecuador forcefully rejected British pressure to announce today that it was granting political asylu...   | Read.. 
Business RSS
Sebi offers equity energisers
Market regulator Sebi today ignited a burst of reforms in the primary markets that are designed to ...   | Read.. 
Entertainment RSS
she purrs he roars butů.
The best thing about Ek Tha Tiger? It's not that stupid. The worst thing about Ek Tha Tiger? It's no...   | Read.. 
Jharkhand RSS
Rogue malaria back, patient count mounts
Monsoon's magic has a sting in the tail.   | Read.. 
Northeast RSS
Violence spreads outside Bodo belt
Curfew was imposed in Rangiya in Kamrup district this afternoon after a mob set fire to a bus and t...   | Read.. 
Odisha RSS
Ancient fort under threat
Illegal excavation is posing a serious threat to the historic ruins at Sisupalgarh, a site protecte...   | Read..