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Wednesday , August 29 , 2012
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CIMA Gallary

SC upholds death sentence on Kasab

Updated: Wednesday at 13:20 hrs (IST)
The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the death sentence given to Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, the sole surviving terrorist of the group that attacked Mumbai in November 2008, saying that waging war against the country was the primary and foremost ....   | Read..

Heavy rains in Delhi disrupt road traffic, but Metro thrives and monsoon deficit narrows

Updated: Wednesday at 13:20 hrs (IST)
Heavy showers left pockets of Delhi waterlogged and disrupted road traffic as the capital received the highest rainfall for a single day this monsoon....   | Read..

Ex-BJP minister among 32 convicted in 2002 Naroda Patiya riot case

Updated: Wednesday at 14:15 hrs (IST)
Bharatiya Janata Party legislator Maya Kodnani and a Bajrang Dal leader were among 32 people convicted by a special court on Wednesday in the 2002 Naroda Patiya riots ca...   | Read..

Selective shadow on mayor’s tax ‘transparency’ effort

An attempt by mayor Sovan Chatterjee to introduce “transparency” in annual property tax calculation runs the risk of attracting charges of preferential treatment because the relief proposal has so far been limited to only five developers....   | Read..

Anti-industry fear stalls land bill

The land acquisition bill has been held up, not because of the familiar reasons but because of opposition from several ministers who felt it would stall “urbanisation a...   | Read..

Prize for water girl

An Indian social scientist who convinced the Bengal government to abolish policies that curbed groundwater use in irrigation has bagged an international award named after...   | Read..

Fresh feat as Saudis anoint Saba

Saba Ali Khan, daughter of the late Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, today became the first woman naazir or caretaker of the rubaat (guesthouses) set up by the former ...   | Read..

Cave-in floods mine, 1 killed

A CCL officer, who had gone inside a mine with two colleagues to inspect a leak today, was killed after a cave-in flooded the mine and trapped them underneath a rubble of...   | Read..
President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday stepped out of Rashtrapati Bhavan for the first time since his July 25 swearing-in, inaugurating business chambe ...  | Read
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A bite of bitter-sweet alliance
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North Bengal RSS
Tongue slashed for liquor protest
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AICC chief warns troublemakers
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