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Tuesday , August 21 , 2012
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Retail inflation dips a tad in July, but veggies were up 27% and oils 17%

Updated: Tuesday at 12:50 hrs (IST)
Retail inflation declined marginally to 9.86 per cent in July due to lower prices of spices, cereals and its products although prices of vegetables remained high during the m...   | Read..

Parliament adjourned as Opp demands PM’s head over coal report; preposterous, says Govt

Updated: Tuesday at 14:33 hrs (IST)
The Comptroller and Auditor General’s report on coal block allocations rocked Parliament on Tuesday as the Opposition disrupted proceedings demanding the resignation of...   | Read..

Maruti resumes production at Manesar:
1500 cops, 300 workers and 150 cars a day

Updated: Tuesday at 16:52 hrs (IST)
Maruti Suzuki India on Tuesday resumed production at its Manesar plant amid heavy security, a month after a lockout was declared following violence in which one senior compan...   | Read..

Jun, Aug, and now Nov: SC to hear Govt’s plea for more time for 2G spectrum auctions

Updated: Tuesday at 16:52 hrs (IST)
The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear the Centre's plea for additional four-month extension of its August 31 deadline for the government to complete the process of...   | Read..

Finally, Bengal govt acts against auto menace: ID scan for all drivers

Updated: Tuesday at 17:29 hrs (IST)
The West Bengal government on Tuesday sought to crack the whip on auto-rickshaws plying in Calcutta following a spate of rash driving cases, with the latest having left a chi...   | Read..

Leniency for child hauler

Police snapped out of a three-day stupor to arrest an autorickshaw driver accused of dragging along a child who had fallen off but betrayed signs of tokenism by pressing charges that some officers termed “weak”....   | Read..

Disconnect on exodus blame

The home ministry’s allegation about a Pakistani role behind the Bangalore exodus has highlighted the communication gap between two wings of the Indian government....   | Read..

Top Gun maker leaps off bridge

Tony Scott, the director who enjoyed enormous box-office success through hits such as Top Gun and Crimson Tide and signed up the biggest names in Hollywood but ...   | Read..

Email or perish, state babus told

Jharkhand bureaucrats will no longer be able to take it e-asy, with promotions being linked to how well they wield the mouse. ...   | Read..

Special prayers for riot victims

Muslims across Andhra Pradesh offered Id namaz with a special prayer for peace in Assam and Myanmar while thousands of security personnel roamed the streets of Bangalore toda...   | Read..
Auto driver Sanjay Das at Shyambazar Traffic Guard, which investigates road accidents, on Monday. (Pradip Sanyal)
Leniency for child hauler
Quote of the day
You find out what matters to you in life, who your friends are
Fareed Zakaria
on the events that followed the plagiarism charge
Nation RSS
Sangh fishes in Assam waters
The Sangh parivar is using the recent Assam violence and the Bangalore exodus to try and rebuild it...   | Read.. 
Calcutta RSS
Salman's Id gift: fastest 100!
Rs 33 crore on I-Day.   | Read.. 
Bengal RSS
Shot in snatch zone, biker rides to cops
A gang of snatchers last night shot a man on a bike in a crime-prone area near Asansol but the vict...   | Read.. 
Bihar RSS
fun follows prayer
Tigers within were out. So were Bachchans.   | Read.. 
North Bengal RSS
Morcha, Barla in joint rural fight
Bimal Gurung today said the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha would contest the panchayat elections and all ot...   | Read.. 
Opinion RSS
Back from the precipice
Iceland is an icy country; but it has enormous geysers spouting steam. It also has bauxite. In 2003,...   | Read.. 
Sports RSS
'Unforgettable evening'
Till the other day, a Saina Nehwal regret was that she hadn't met any of her five favourite sportsp...   | Read.. 
International RSS
Apple is most valuable ever
Apple is the world's most valuable company, ever.   | Read.. 
Business RSS
India set to top coal import chart
Just when the government is trying to come to grips with a new raging controversy over its coal blo...   | Read.. 
Entertainment RSS
Jeet Thayil wins over Arpita and all!
The rain pelted softly against the window pane, misting up the grand view of Victoria Memorial. Ins...   | Read.. 
Jharkhand RSS
Woman battles dowry burns, husband on run
A 23-year-old mother was set on fire by her high-ranking executive husband and in-laws in Bokaro on ...   | Read.. 
Northeast RSS
Prayers for peace, harmony on Id
Prayers for peace, brotherhood and restraint rang in mosques as Muslims celebrated Id today with th...   | Read.. 
Odisha RSS
Plaque promises to keep
Many proposed projects of the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) are yet to materialise even ...   | Read..