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S&P threatens downgrade rate, wants more government action

Updated: Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 19:00 hrs(IST)
Global rating agency Standard & Poor's, apparently not impressed by the series of recent reform announcements, threatened on Wednesday to downgrade India's sovereign credit rating to junk grade within 24 months....   | Read..
 

Gross direct-tax collection up by 6% in first six months -- and year’s target is 15%

Updated: Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 19:15 hrs(IST)
Poor corporate tax realisation on account of slow economic activity kept growth in gross direct tax collection low at 5.87 per cent during April-September, as against ...   | Read..
 

Support to UPA: BSP leaves decision to Mayawati

Updated: Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 14:21 hrs(IST)
Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati on Wednesday kept up the suspense on continuance of outside support to the United Progressive alliance government at the Centre, saying a decision on the issue will be taken soon....   | Read..
 

Bengal gas dreams in trouble as Reliance loses permits to lay pipelines

Updated: Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 15:17 hrs(IST)
The Oil Ministry has cancelled permits issued to Mukesh Ambani's privately owned Reliance Gas Transportation Infrastructure Ltd for laying four natural gas pipelines...   | Read..
 

Taliban hunt supergirl who defied them

A Taliban gunman walked up to a bus taking children home from school in Pakistan’s volatile Swat Valley today and shot and wounded a 14-year-old activist known for cham...   | Read..
 

Maya warns, Cong warm

Mayawati today divined early elections and scheduled a meeting tomorrow to decide on continuing support to the UPA but the Congress is deriving hope from her stated open ...   | Read..
 

Have a jam and a sam but give us our dhaba

As befits a leading campus, the polemics at St Stephen’s have grown serious, tossing about with accusations of UN covenants on human rights being transgressed....   | Read..
 

Blast injures 3 BSF men

Three BSF personnel, including a deputy commandant, sustained injuries when an IED exploded on the outskirts of Imphal city this morning. The site of the blast is just 20...   | Read..
 

5 children drown in Morigaon

Five children on their way to school drowned when the two boats, in which they were travelling to cross stretches of roads submerged by floodwaters, capsized in strong cu...   | Read..
 

Danda brigade to fight tuskers

The elephant herd, which fatally trampled a 60-year-old Bundu resident and disrupted traffic on NH-33 for hours yesterday, laid bare the Achilles heel of the state forest dep...   | Read..
 
Taliban hunt supergirl who defied them
 
 
Quote of the day
He is the heritage monument of India
R Balki
Director of Paa
on Amitabh Bachchan

Nation RSS
'Proof' against Vadra and the 'pooh-pooh'
Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday furnished purported evidence of how Haryana's Congress government had twe...   | Read.. 
Calcutta RSS
Victim of royal Bengal red tape
An injured Royal Bengal Tiger rescued from the Sunderbans has been kept without treatment at the Ali...   | Read.. 
Bengal RSS
Eye on polls, govt raises paddy-buying bar
The Mamata Banerjee government has decided to procure 14 lakh tonnes of rice directly from farmers ...   | Read.. 
Bihar RSS
Tourism showcase in London
Bihar will get a global platform in November to tap the tourism potential of the state overseas.   | Read.. 
North Bengal RSS
Army nod for Balasun pipeline
Subrata Mukherjee, the panchayat and PHE minister, today said the army has given its nod to lay the...   | Read.. 
Opinion RSS
Tireless strategist
mayors across the United States of America are now in the driving seat for Obama's re-election as p...   | Read.. 
Sports RSS
It's a first for Bangladesh
Come 2014 and A.H.M. Mustafa Kamal will become the fourth Asian, after Jagmohan Dalmiya, Ehsan Mani...   | Read.. 
International RSS
Nobel for supercomputer work
A French and an American scientist won the Nobel Prize today for finding ways to measure quantum pa...   | Read.. 
Business RSS
Plum spectrum band ducks fee hit
The government's decision to impose a one-time auction-determined fee on mobile operators does not ...   | Read.. 
Entertainment RSS
Here's looking at dev-puja
Digging into a sumptuous lunch at Veda, Challenge 2 (produced by Shree Venkatesh Films, releasing on...   | Read.. 
Jharkhand RSS
Rogue autos mock court
A little more than a month ago, Hiranmoy Chatterjee fractured his ankle when an auto-rickshaw sudden...   | Read.. 
Northeast RSS
Govt to draw district units
Delhi and both the DHD factions have entrusted Dispur with the task of dividing Dima Hasao district...   | Read.. 
Odisha RSS
Sun to light up nights
Streets in the state capital will enjoy sunshine at night.   | Read..