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Wednesday , September 5 , 2012
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SP, BSP MPs involved in scuffle in Rajya Sabha over quota bill

Updated: Wednesday, 14:36hrs(IST)
The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday witnessed high drama as a scuffle broke out between Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party members when the government introduced a contentious Constitution amendment bill to provide reservation in promotion to schedules castes and tribes in ....   | Read..

SBI cuts interest rates on fixed deposit

Updated: Wednesday, 16:26hrs(IST)
State Bank of India, the largest bank of the country, on Wednesday announced reduction in interest rate on fixed deposits by 50 basis point for most of the maturity periods.H...   | Read..

30 killed, 70 injured in a major fire at Sivakasi

Updated: Wednesday, 16:30hrs(IST)
In a tragedy, at least 30 persons were charred and 70 others injured when fire swept through a cracker unit at Sivakasi, a fireworks manufacturing ...   | Read..

Dr Didi acts as CM

Mamata Banerjee today added her formidable leadership skills to the fight against dengue, acknowledging that a problem ....   | Read..

Girisha leaps across barriers to medal

India won’t be going back from the Paralympics in London empty-handed, as happened four years ago in Beijing. Girisha Hosanagara Nagarajegowda, who won silver in the me...   | Read..

Countrywide coal raids launched

The CBI today raided 30 locations across the country, including in Jharkhand, after filing cases against five companies for alleged criminal conspiracy to get coal blocks by ...   | Read..

Glare back on Koda aide

The CBI team’s presence at a certain apartment on Kanke Road today in connection with the Coalgate scam once again turned the spotlight on Madhu Koda and Co. ...   | Read..

Road scheme runs too slow

The government dreams of constructing 20km of roads every day across India but in reality, just around 10km is achieved. The pace of construction in the Northeast, however, i...   | Read..

Alarm bells toll for Goalpara

Having achieved a semblance of normality in the Bodoland Territorial Areas District (BTAD), the Centre has told the Assam government to keep an eye on neighbouring Goalpa...   | Read..
Dr Didi acts as CM
Quote of the day
The poor levels of student learning remain a major concern
Manmohan Singh
on the eve of Teachers’ Day
Nation RSS
CBI coal raids on five companies
The CBI today searched 30 locations in the country and filed cases against five companies for secur...   | Read.. 
Calcutta RSS
Mom's plea, Mamata's push
Pushpa Gomes lost her only child to dengue last Saturday. She prays nobody else does but fears that ...   | Read.. 
Bengal RSS
Forgery finger at stuents
Two Class XI students of Patha Bhavan have been suspended for allegedly forging their mothers' sign...   | Read.. 
Bihar RSS
Too late, too little for cubs
Swarna was shell-shocked on Tuesday, a day after her third offspring passed away almost without trea...   | Read.. 
North Bengal RSS
Dooars Morcha leaders resign
Two leaders of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha in the Dooars have quit the organisation and dissolved th...   | Read.. 
Opinion RSS
Promises to keep
A defining moment of our freedom struggle was the passing of the Karachi Congress resolution in Marc...   | Read.. 
Sports RSS
Virat and Ashwin move up
Ravichandran Ashwin has broken into the top-20 of ICC's Test rankings for the first time at a caree...   | Read.. 
International RSS
No India interest at Democrat meet
For Indians looking for clues at the Democratic National Convention here about a new Obama administ...   | Read.. 
Business RSS
RBI tip to meet Basel norms
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Duvvuri Subbarao today said the Centre could slash the amount ...   | Read.. 
Entertainment RSS
Mercedes   | Read.. 
Jharkhand RSS
Caged parrots take wing
The sky is your kingdom   | Read.. 
Northeast RSS
Bodos for Accord-based settlement
Several Bodo organisations today asserted that rehabilitation of the riot-displaced should be done ...   | Read.. 
Odisha RSS
Fruit spread to get exotic
Get ready to pamper your taste buds with some exotic fruits.   | Read..