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Wednesday , October 3 , 2012
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Himachal elections on Nov 4; Gujarat to vote on December 13, 17

Updated: Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 18:12 hrs(IST)
The people of Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat will vote in new legislative assemblies in November and December, with the Election Commission announcing the dates after a meeting here....   | Read..

Petrol price may be cut later in October

Updated: Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 18:12 hrs(IST)
Petrol price may be cut by about Rs 1.60 per litre later this month as appreciation of rupee against the US dollar has helped state firms make profit on the fuel....   | Read..

ADB lowers India's growth forecast

Updated: Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 12:50 hrs(IST)
Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Wednesday lowered India's growth forecast for the current fiscal to 5.6 per cent, from 7 per cent projected earlier, citing falling g...   | Read..

Maruti marks up prices of all models...

Updated: Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 15:30 hrs(IST)
Maruti Suzuki India, the country's largest carmaker, on Wednesday increased the prices of its all models by up to Rs 5,250 with immediate effect to offset adverse impact ...   | Read..

…And Audi to follow suit after festive season, even as sales soar

Updated: Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 17:30 hrs(IST)
Luxury car maker Audi India said Wednesday it expects to do better than its target of selling 8,000 units this year, after sales surged by 82 per cent in September compar...   | Read..

SC asks Centre not to alter pricing system for essential drugs

Updated: Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 15:30 hrs(IST)
The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the government not to alter the existing pricing system for essential medicines, a step that may allegedly lead to a steep hike in th...   | Read..

All schools must have toilets within six months: Supreme Court

Updated: Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 15:30 hrs(IST)
The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Centre and state governments to provide basic infrastructure, including drinking water and toilets, in all schools within six ...   | Read..

Kingfisher has to seek DGCA's nod for resuming operations: Minister

Updated: Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 15:30 hrs(IST)
Kingfisher Airlines, which has declared a partial lockout till Thursday, would have to seek the permission of the aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation...   | Read..

Insurance regulator for higher limit on FDI

Updated: Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 15:30 hrs(IST)
The Insurance regulator Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (Irda) on Wednesday favoured increase in foreign direct investment in the sector to 49 per cent, sa...   | Read..

Coalgate: PMO declines to share information citing CBI probe

Updated: Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 13:40 hrs(IST)
The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) has declined to part with information related to coal blocks allocation citing ongoing Central Bureau of Investigation ...   | Read..

Seek and ye shall find beauty of Bengal

Banglar mukh ami dekhiachhi/ Tai ami prithibir rup khujite jai na ar (I have seen the face of Bengal/ So the beauty of the earth I seek no more)....   | Read..

Fertile field for science

Shantanu Chowdhury took six months of coaching classes to prepare for the joint entrance exam of the Indian Institutes of Technology but skipped the exam and watched a m...   | Read..

SP wary of Mamata call

The Samajwadi Party is disinclined yet to accept Mamata Banerjee’s invitation to be part of her proposed anti-retail FDI rally in Lucknow....   | Read..

Brilliant, boys!(But a bit bizarre)

When push came to shove, Pakistan shook the twin towers of the World Trade Centre here. India collapsed under the weight of a huge ask — to beat South Africa by at leas...   | Read..

Brar sure of pro-Khalistan hand

Lt Gen. K.S. Brar, stabbed in the neck in central London on Sunday night, is convinced the attack was an attempt by “pro-Khalistan elements” to assassinate him fo...   | Read..

Decks cleared for DHD pact

The decks have been cleared for the signing of a settlement with the Dima Halam Daogah (DHD) factions on Friday, unless “pitripaksh casts a shadow” on offi...   | Read..

Aid for riot-hit districts

The chief of the Bodoland Territorial Council, Hagrama Mohilary, said the Kokrajhar, Chirang and Dhubri districts will get Rs 100-crore as the Prime Minister’s spec...   | Read..

Mukul warns against politician-rebel nexus

Meghalaya chief minister Mukul Sangma today admitted to a politician-militant “nexus” in the state and warned lawmakers that they would not be spared if they ...   | Read..

Panel summons Delhi officer

National Scheduled Tribe Commission has issued a notice to the state’s resident commissioner after a senior official of Jharkhand Bhawan in Delhi was accused of mis...   | Read..

Land maps lost under gripe list

Jharkhand’s legitimate grouse against Bihar for not handing over land maps is mired in a number of other niggling issues, primarily division of assets and liabilities b...   | Read..
Ajit Chanda takes the first paper of the MA Part II Bengali examination at Krishnadebpur High School on the outskirts of Burdwan town on Sunday. Picture by Krishna Das
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