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President cancels programs in Calcutta and leaves for Delhi

Updated: 1December 2012, Saturday;15:00 hrs (IST)
Cancelling his engagements in the city in view of the death of former Prime Minister I K Gujral, President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday left here for the national capital to ...   | Read..

Norway child abuse case: Indian couple charged, face 1 year jail

Updated: 1December 2012, Saturday;14:18 hrs (IST)
The Indian couple arrested here in an alleged child abuse case have been charged with “gross repeated maltreatment” of their child for which the prosecution has p...   | Read..

Surgeon roasted by CM cries frame-up

Shyamapada Ghorai, a neurosurgeon and possibly the first Calcuttan to earn the ire of Mamata Banerjee in public after she became chief minister, today accused the state medical council of framing him in a negligence case....   | Read..

Clash of cultural affinity

Bangladesh is planning to contest India’s claim on Jamdani saris, Fazli mangoes and hand-stitched kanthas as its own, underscoring a dispute familiar to countrie...   | Read..

Rein on court observations

Union law minister Ashwani Kumar today said the government was determined to come out with a provision to restrain judges from making observations that are not connected ...   | Read..

Undercover tease-busters

The Supreme Court today directed all states and Union territories to post plainclothes policewomen at bus stops, parks, malls, theatres and other public places to ...   | Read..

Centre suggests N-E telecom plan

The Centre has recommended a telecom plan exclusively for the Northeast in the Twelfth Plan....   | Read..

Gujral dead, not drama of that day

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh could credibly claim he acceded to the job without having to try. Inder Kumar Gujral, who died today aged 92, was one better — he beca...   | Read..

Court admits PIL on migrants

Gauhati High Court today admitted a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking Indian citizenship for Hindu migrants who had fled to Assam from Bangladesh to escape allege...   | Read..

Ahchoo! It’s idiocy syndrome

Ignorance is not always bliss....   | Read..

Double aid for Kolhan

The bad news first — HIV in Kolhan is 0.31 per cent, higher than the state average of 0.13 per cent. But the good news on World AIDS Day tomorrow is that Jharkhand...   | Read..

HIV moms rock health cradle

The horror virus is creeping up Jharkhand’s health graph every minute, silently mocking campaigns and counselling across the globe on the eve of World AIDS Day. ...   | Read..
Gillian Anderson, who used to be a regular in living rooms as paranormal investigator Dana Scully in the smash-hit TV series The X-Files, was spotted ...  | Read
Quote of the day
I don’t understand why India looks up to the Oscars…. Audience is my Oscar
Nation RSS
SC seeks Bengal reply on 66A
The Supreme Court today sought responses from the Centre, Bengal and three other states on a plea t...   | Read.. 
Calcutta RSS
Probe rooms in Basu home
Call it Machiavellian or a masterstroke or what you will, but the Mamata Banerjee government has zer...   | Read.. 
Bengal RSS
Art of masking Singur dissent
Singur's unwilling farmers, especially those nursing a grouse against Mamata Banerjee for her failu...   | Read.. 
Bihar RSS
Clause change breather with rider
A confusion regarding Lyngdoh Committee recommendations marred the first day of the nomination proce...   | Read.. 
North Bengal RSS
Govt set to withdraw 382 hill cases
The Darjeeling police have completed the formalities of withdrawing all 382 cases filed by the stat...   | Read.. 
Opinion RSS
Daughters and fathers
Speaking during her recent trip to India, Aung San Suu Kyi was asked what she thought of the Burmese...   | Read.. 
Sports RSS
Ricky Ponting was furious
It's not unusual for a batsman to work himself into a rage after missing a Test hundred. Ricky Pont...   | Read.. 
International RSS
Electrifying 'birth certificate' for Palestine
With only nine countries opposing, the UN General Assembly yesterday overwhelmingly put its stamp o...   | Read.. 
Business RSS
Growth slip triggers discomfort
The country's economy stuttered again in the second quarter ended September 30, posting a GDP growt...   | Read.. 
Entertainment RSS
Howler hunt!
Aamir Khan and twists go a long way back. No one knew he was a cop in Sarfarosh. No one knew about t...   | Read.. 
Jharkhand RSS
Your flat, but not officially
The Khel Gaon housing complex in Hotwar had every reason to be Ranchi's urban haven. Instead, it is ...   | Read.. 
Northeast RSS
New GU course dubbed 'too radical'
Gauhati University's proposed curriculum seems to have run into rough weather with teachers from af...   | Read.. 
Odisha RSS
HIV hub shifts east
Bihar is among 10 states mainly in eastern and northern India that now account for over half of all...   | Read..