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Saturday , November 17 , 2012
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Bal Thackeray passes away at 86

Updated: 17 November 2012; Saturday; 17:40 hrs (IST)
Balasaheb Thackeray, 86, the founder and chief of the Shiv Sena, passed away on Saturday afternoon at his residence here after a prolonged illness....   | Read..

Returning Officer of Amethi asked to probe charges against Rahul

Updated: 17 November 2012; Saturday; 15:33 hrs (IST)
The Election Commission has asked the Returning Officer of Amethi Lok Sabha constituency to probe allegations by Janata Party Subramanian Swamy that Congress General Secretar...   | Read..

Liquor baron Ponty Chadha, brother killed

Updated: 17 November 2012; Saturday; 15:33 hrs (IST)
Controversial liquor baron Ponty Chadha and his brother were killed in a shootout at Ponty’s farmhouse in south Delhi on Saturday. ...   | Read..
The Bengal government has partially rolled back the bus fare increase in Calcutta and its suburbs, freezing the hike at Re 1 across the board....   | Read..

Delhi eye on Israel ‘Dome’

As Israeli missiles shot down two rockets aimed at the city of Ashdod this afternoon, an officer in the defence establishment in New Delhi totted up the scores....   | Read..

Future jurists lose Suva wisdom

The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences has lost an opportunity to make use of the talent of Suvaprasanna, a key member of Mamata Banerjee’s cultu...   | Read..

In spy vs spy, a Bond history

It is only fitting that the tale of spies and sex now unfolding in the US should have its origins in Bond, James Bond....   | Read..

FB ends 60-yr separation

Social networking site Facebook has helped 82-year-old Kapthanga, separated from his family for 60 years, to be reunited with them. ...   | Read..

Govt sounds Chhath alert

The Assam government today sent out an alert to all districts to ensure that Chhath Puja, to be observed on Monday and Tuesday, passes off peacefully....   | Read..

Riot fears spur preventive action

Dispur today requested the Centre to allot more paramilitary personnel to help check violence in BTAD, where a woman was seriously injured after being shot at this evening....   | Read..

Talks give wing to airport road

The land logjam over constructing the approach road to the new integrated Birsa Munda Airport terminal building may end soon, with three stakeholders — state govern...   | Read..
Partial rollback of bus fare
Quote of the day
I feel myself partly a citizen of India, a citizen of love and honour
addressing students at Lady Shri Ram College, her alma mater
Nation RSS
Election early birds chirp, just in case
Sonia Gandhi has ratcheted up preparations for the next general election at a time Manmohan Singh i...   | Read.. 
Calcutta RSS
Whimper fest after opening bang
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Bengal RSS
Chill of hike freeze
Owners of potato cold storages today announced a day's shutdown on Monday and threatened a longer a...   | Read.. 
Bihar RSS
Thank 'gourd', the price has fallen
A day before Nahay Khay, bottle gourd (lauki) ' an essential item on the menu for Chhath devotees ' ...   | Read.. 
North Bengal RSS
Gurung talks proposal
Bimal Gurung has said he wants to hold meetings with rival parties and people in the hills twice ev...   | Read.. 
Opinion RSS
One step at a time
In an essay published just before the general elections of 2009, I had argued that for Indian democr...   | Read.. 
Sports RSS
Spinners in control
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International RSS
Israel gears up for ground assault
After a morning of heavy rocket fire from Gaza into Israel, the Israeli military seemed to be edgin...   | Read.. 
Business RSS
Tussle over bank licence
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Entertainment RSS
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Jharkhand RSS
Unfair plan forfeits a fair chance
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Northeast RSS
Myanmar link in attack
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Odisha RSS
Khandagiri wins back turf
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