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Friday , September 14 , 2012
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Cabinet clears 51% FDI in multi-brand retail. Again. States to decide on stores

Updated: Friday at 18:20 hrs (IST)
The Union Cabinet on Friday decided to operationalise 51 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail but left it to the state governments to allow setting up of such stores....   | Read..

Foreign airlines allowed stakes of up to 49% in Indian carriers

Updated: Friday at 19:10 hrs (IST)
Foreign airlines can now pick up stakes of up to 49 per cent in India's domestic carriers, a step that is expected to give a boost to cash-strapped aviation industry...   | Read..

Inflation moves up in August, RBI hints at holding interest rates

Updated: Friday at 15:40 hrs (IST)
The Reserve Bank of India’s top priority is to keep inflation under control, deputy governor Keshab Chandra Chakrabarty said on Friday, just ahead of Monday’s...   | Read..

Plan Panel backs diesel price hike

Updated: Friday at 15:50 hrs (IST)
The Planning Commission on Friday backed the government’s decision to increase the price of diesel and limit the number of Liquefied petroleum Gas cylind...   | Read..

Coal block allocation: Supreme Court wants Govt to explain if guidelines were followed

Updated: Friday at 15:00 hrs (IST)
The alleged irregularities in the coal block allocations came under judicial scrutiny on Friday with the Supreme Court directing the Centre to explain if the guidelines w...   | Read..

Operators of private buses in Bengal call strike from Monday against diesel price hike

Updated: Friday at 17:30 hrs (IST)
The Joint Council of Bus Syndicates, which claims affiliation of 35,000 buses in West Bengal, on Friday called an indefinite strike from September 17 statewide following ...   | Read..

Govt steps on oil & gas toes

The Centre tonight raised the price of diesel by Rs 5 a litre and restricted the annual supply of subsidised gas cylinders to six per family, signalling the launch of measure...   | Read..

Carpet becomes red rag to calves

When Pranab Mukherjee steps out of the plane tomorrow and touches the soil of Bengal for the first time as President, he has three options....   | Read..

NICT opens in Meghalaya today

The stage is set for the maiden edition of Meghabytes NICT 2012, a daylong event jointly organised by The Telegraph and the Meghalaya government to help set the pa...   | Read..

Axe on four coal blocks

The government today decided to de-allocate four coal blocks, two of them in Jharkhand, on the recommendation of an inter-ministerial group for failing to meet timelines on p...   | Read..

Nano joins police trials, courtesy Tatas

India’s smallest car can be a super sleuth on wheels, hopes Ranchi Police. ...   | Read..

Congress targets Munda

Visiting Union minister Jairam Ramesh sought to up the ante against the BJP today, alleging that Arjun Munda had recommended coal blocks for a private company with intere...   | Read..
Governor M.K. Narayanan emerging from the auditorium at Kalyani University on Thursday. Donít miss the green flourish under his feet. Picture by Prana ...  | Read
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Nation RSS
On hold: Mulayam's third front
Akhilesh Singh Yadav's Mission Impossible 5 ' how to lunch with the Left and sup with Mamata ' has ...   | Read.. 
Calcutta RSS
Spot the star: Prez or 'Olympian'
Rashtrapati Bhavan.   | Read.. 
Bengal RSS
Trinamul turf war out of bush
Two Trinamul leaders in their fifties came to blows on a Durgapur street yesterday over clearing of...   | Read.. 
Bihar RSS
Tainted medico
The four MBBS students taking admission to Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS) alleg...   | Read.. 
North Bengal RSS
Darjeeling ready for date with Barfi!
Renuka Sharma's yearlong wait will be over tomorrow when Barfi! releases.   | Read.. 
Opinion RSS
Two faces of change
The paralysis of governance that began in August, 2010 with the scandals associated with the organiz...   | Read.. 
Sports RSS
Sunil Narine to be a Knight in CLT20
Sunil Narine, who played a huge role in the Kolkata Knight Riders' maiden Indian Premier League (IP...   | Read.. 
International RSS
Syria regime change plans on pause
The fatal attack on the American ambassador to Libya and three other US personnel at their consulat...   | Read.. 
Business RSS
Fed turnaround tonic
The US Federal Reserve opened a new chapter on Thursday in its efforts to accelerate the American e...   | Read.. 
Entertainment RSS
A cookout and fun food marked the unveiling of t2 Cookbook, presented by antiquity, at The Park on T...   | Read.. 
Jharkhand RSS
New journey for city bus
Jharkhand Tourism Development Corporation (JTDC) is looking for new service providers to run city bu...   | Read.. 
Northeast RSS
PIL check on illegal migrants
Gauhati High Court has asked the state and central governments to state their position on the issue...   | Read.. 
Odisha RSS
Standoff over riverbank school
A public school on the embankment of Bhargabhi river at Basuaghai mouza has come under the line of ...   | Read..