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Saturday , September 1 , 2012
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Mammoth refund order hits Sahara

The Supreme Court today ordered two unlisted Sahara group companies to pay back Rs 17,400 crore to about 29.6 million small investors within the next three months with interest at 15 per cent a year....   | Read..

Ramdev announces agitation against Cong from Oct 2, focus on Gujarat, HP elections

Updated: Saturday at 14:50 hrs (IST)
Yoga guru Ramdev on Saturday announced a fresh agitation targeting Congress from October two that will last till next Lok Sabha elections with immediate attention on upcoming...   | Read..

Family hunts for a tower to die

An octogenarian lady and her two unwed daughters drove half a kilometre from home in search of a high-rise and leapt to their death from a more than 350-foot-high terrace...   | Read..

28-year jail for Dr Kingpin

Maya Kodnani, a former minister in the Narendra Modi government, was today sentenced to 28 years in jail by a court that described her as the “kingpin” of the...   | Read..

Tata links return to ‘more friendly’ political environment

Ratan Tata today suggested that the renewal of his group’s investments in Bengal would depend on a “more friendly” political environment, tingeing with sadn...   | Read..

Parleys on Manipur hill areas

The Centre, the Manipur government and the United Naga Council (UNC) today held the fourth round of tripartite talks on an alternative arrangement for Manipur Nagas outsi...   | Read..

Drought sop to humour allies

The Cabinet declared “early season drought” in the entire state today in a bid to keep alliance partners in good humour, overruling a finance department objec...   | Read..

Block mix-up weakens retort

Union tourism minister Subodh Kant Sahay today blamed the BJP for conspiring to embroil him in a coal block allocation controversy, but his defence left several unanswere...   | Read..
Ratan Tata in Calcutta. (Kishor Roy Chowdhury)
Tata links return to ‘more friendly’ political environment
Quote of the day
If I was resigning, I would not be here
Manmohan Singh
on the BJPs demand for his resignation
Nation RSS
Sonia takes BJP's unity plan by the horn
The coal-block crisis seems to have spurred Sonia Gandhi into taking the job of political managemen...   | Read.. 
Calcutta RSS
Plucky in life, a puzzle in death
Mukuta Mukherji's fatal plunge down 36 storeys along with her sister and mother early on Friday has ...   | Read.. 
Bengal RSS
Pay pension or no pay
A Calcutta High Court judge has used the threat of withholding salaries as a tool to ensure the pay...   | Read.. 
Bihar RSS
Cops harass, school shuns
The trader receiving ransom calls was despondent on Friday after his son's school was not keen on ad...   | Read.. 
North Bengal RSS
Mamata pleads for anganwadi land
Mamata Banerjee, who has chosen to keep the state's hands off land acquisition, today appealed to v...   | Read.. 
Opinion RSS
States within states
Some Kashmir separatists see a sinister intention to undermine the identity of Jammu and Kashmir in ...   | Read.. 
Sports RSS
Back where duo belong
Friday saw Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh report as India cricketers for the first time after a y...   | Read.. 
International RSS
For first time, no Protestant in US race
Four years after Americans made history by nominating the first black man as a major political part...   | Read.. 
Business RSS
Benchmark for listing
The Sahara case verdict by the Supreme Court on Friday lays down the litmus test to decide when a f...   | Read.. 
Entertainment RSS
Bips, Emraan and Bhattsaab settle into a quick adda with team t2   | Read.. 
Jharkhand RSS
Crisil rates 'constrained' cities kindly
Jamshedpur seems to have fared a tad better than Ranchi and Dhanbad on the Crisil scorecard on refor...   | Read.. 
Northeast RSS
Dispur mulls law to ban bandhs
The Assam government is considering a legislation to prohibit bandhs in the state.   | Read.. 
Odisha RSS
Capital highway to chaos
A diversion to facilitate faster travel to Puri and better communication to 11 villages is raising ...   | Read..