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Monday , August 27 , 2012
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CIMA Gallary

PM contests CAG claims, BJP still upset and Parliament still deadlocked

Updated: Monday at 13:57 hrs (IST)
The Comptroller and Auditor General’s observations in the allocation of coal blocks are “clearly disputable”, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told Parliament on Monday as he sought to take on Opposition parties bent on his resignation....   | Read..

Never said “zero loss”: Chidambaram on coal block issue

Updated: Monday at 16:36 hrs (IST)
Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday said the government never talked about “zero loss” in allocation of coal blocks and complained of “incorrect report...   | Read..

Pakistan PM appears before Supreme Court in contempt case, is given more time

Updated: Monday at 13:30 hrs (IST)
Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Monday got a three-week reprieve from Pakistan's Supreme Court in a contempt of court case after judges accepted his plea for being ...   | Read..

Jindals seek unrest cushion

The Jindals have asked the Mamata Banerjee government to include breakdown of law and order in a clause that covers circumstances under which the proposed Salboni ....   | Read..

Platelet worry in dengue season

The dengue outbreak in and around Calcutta has caused a shortage of blood platelets, which many of the patients need to be transfused with....   | Read..

Copyright test for campuses and students

Exams are round the corner but Delhi University students are being given a crash course in an out-of-syllabus subject: copyright rules that have come in the way of unhindered...   | Read..

Temple bar to control crowd

Pilgrims will henceforth not be allowed to touch the deity or enter the sanctum sanctorum of Baidyanath Dham temple during major festivals like Shravani Mela and Maha Shi...   | Read..

Insurance hope for 10 lakh BPL families

The state government is trying to work out a health insurance scheme to cover 10 lakh families living below the poverty line who do not benefit from the Centre’s Rasht...   | Read..
Forgive the nuisance. Our lads are world champs ...  | Read
Quote of the day
I can feel the Cup in my hands
Unmukt Chand
India’s U19 captain
on BlackBerry Messenger for the last three days

Nation RSS
Team Arvind's gherao comes a cropper
Delhi police today caned India Against Corruption supporters and fired tear gas and water cannons t...   | Read.. 
Calcutta RSS
Treasure trove wastes away a floor beneath Mamata's feet
A crumbling treasure of books, folios, files and maps chronicling Bengal's history since the days of...   | Read.. 
Bengal RSS
Party feud bullet hits passing boy
A 16-year-old boy was hit by a bullet in the back today when he was caught in a clash between two r...   | Read.. 
Bihar RSS
Campus cries for canteens
Succour for the body and the mind is a rarity for students in Patna, as most colleges do not have a ...   | Read.. 
North Bengal RSS
Tea gardens hint at bonus slash
The Darjeeling tea industry today said it wouldn't be able to pay workers the Puja bonus at last ye...   | Read.. 
Opinion RSS
Playing under one flag
The Olympics have come and gone, and left behind an unfamiliar feeling of national euphoria. Every ...   | Read.. 
Sports RSS
'A very emotional moment'
Mohammed Kaif (2000), Virat Kohli (2008), Unmukt Chand (2012)…   | Read.. 
International RSS
Boy who flew before he drove
Neil Armstrong radioed mission control: "Houston, Tranquillity Base here. The Eagle has landed."   | Read.. 
Business RSS
Bid to up excise duty on diesel cars
The oil ministry will push for a hike in the excise duty on diesel cars and in the price of the fue...   | Read.. 
Entertainment RSS
Sexuality, not sex
The Crowning Wish. The film that is like a déjà vu for him ' "it felt like Chokher Bali. It's the s...   | Read.. 
Jharkhand RSS
Trouble tall, worry small
Better sorry than safe, swear our fire mandarins as they consciously ignore a glaring chink in the s...   | Read.. 
Northeast RSS
War of words over migrants
A six-member team of the Bodoland Peoples Front (BPF) led by BTC and party president chief Hagrama ...   | Read.. 
Odisha RSS
State loses steam on Polavaram
The BJD's anti-Centre campaign is beginning to lose steam with tokenism replacing any serious inten...   | Read..