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Friday , August 31 , 2012
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Economy grew at just 5.5% in Apr-Jun, against 8% at same time last year

Updated: Friday, 31 August 2012, 1506hrs(IST)
India’s economy grew by 5.5 per cent in the April-June quarter this fiscal, weighed down by the poor performance of the manufacturing, mining and farm sectors....   | Read..

Court sends Kodnani to jail for 28 years in Naroda Patiya riots case

Updated: Friday, 31 August 2012, 1736hrs(IST)
Bharatiya Janata Party legislator Mayaben Kodnani was sentenced to 28 years in jail on Friday for murder and conspiracy in the 2002 Naroda Patiya riots, in which 97 peopl...   | Read..

Supreme Court tells Sahara Group to refund
Rs 17,400cr to investors

Updated: Friday, 31 August 2012, 1506hrs(IST)
The Supreme Court on Friday directed two companies of the Sahara Group to refund around Rs 17,400 crore to their investors within three months with 15 per cent interest....   | Read..

On your marks... for marks

The Union sports ministry has put up for public discussion a proposal to grant up to 3 per cent marks to school students for physical fitness....   | Read..

The message: Be curious

Stephen Hawking played a starring role in last night’s Paralympics opening ceremony in London in which Britain’s most-known physicist set out to change attitudes ...   | Read..

Karat rips auction, Cong spies window

CPM general secretary Prakash Karat has forcefully opposed auctions for allotting coal mines and charged the BJP with “breathtaking hypocrisy” for stalling Pa...   | Read..

NRC update in 3 years, says Gogoi

Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi today said updating of the 1951 National Register of Citizens (NRC) would be completed in three years. ...   | Read..

Govt turns proactive on influx

Turning proactive, the Centre has written to the Assam government to expedite the processing of a whopping 2.37 lakh cases of illegal migration from Bangla-desh pending in th...   | Read..

CCL officer’s body found

The body of manager P.K. Singh was fished out late last night from a flooded Dhori colliery, but a second pump pressed into service by a recalcitrant Central Coalfields L...   | Read..
On your marks... for marks
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Calcutta RSS
Court cracks vehicle-ban whip
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Bengal RSS
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Bihar RSS
Weighed down by big bags
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North Bengal RSS
Give land, get hospital: Mamata
Chief minister Mamata Banerjee today said she had no objection to an AIIMS-like institute in Raigan...   | Read.. 
Opinion RSS
Diminishing returns
When a tactic is employed indiscriminately, it begins to carry diminishing returns. Like the bandhs ...   | Read.. 
Sports RSS
Seeking a clean sweep
Ahead of the start of the two-Test series between India and New Zealand, the script did not promise...   | Read.. 
International RSS
US leader in sexual hostility row
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Business RSS
Rail link to pay Iran bill
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Entertainment RSS
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Jharkhand RSS
How to blunt monsoon sting, the capital way
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Northeast RSS
Only land owners to go home
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Odisha RSS
Bird and plane in same frame
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