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Wednesday , December 12 , 2012
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Mayawati stuns Ansari: why is House not allowed to function after noon?

Updated: 12 December 2012, Wednesday;14:40 hrs (IST)
Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati stunned the Rajya Sabha with an outburst against Chairman Hamid Ansari over its frequent disruptions, alleging that he is often absent after noon....   | Read..

Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar passes away

Updated: 12 December 2012, Wednesday;14:00 hrs (IST)
Legendary sitar maestro and composer Pandit Ravi Shankar, who popularised Indian classical music in the West and had a major influence on icons such as George Harrison of The Beatles and Yehudi Menuhin, died here on Wednesday at the age of 92....   | Read..

Govt orders judicial inquiry into reports of lobbying by Walmart

Updated: 12 December 2012, Wednesday;18:00 hrs (IST)
The government on Wednesday yielded to pressure from political parties and announced an inquiry by a retired judge into reports of lobbying by retail giant Walmart to gain entry into India and inform the House ”as fast as possible”....   | Read..

Left Front members walk out of Assembly

Updated: 12 December 2012, Wednesday;18:00 hrs (IST)
Left Front members walked out of the West Bengal Assembly on Wednesday demanding revocation of the suspension on three CPI(M) members, saying that they would not...   | Read..


Bengal’s decorous tradition was knocked out cold today when a scuffle over chit funds spun out of control in the Assembly and elected representatives pounced upon each other in “a street fight” in the most privileged place in the state....   | Read..

German advice: Open up

The Trinamul Congress should reconsider its opposition to retail FDI to send a positive signal to investors and spruce up the perception about Bengal, German ambassador Micha...   | Read..

Dispur favours talks with Nagaland

The Assam government today said it is in favour of resolving its long-pending border dispute with Nagaland through mediation....   | Read..

BJP, AGP object to land-swap

The Centre is facing hiccups with the BJP and the AGP in Assam evolving a consensus over ratification of the land boundary agreement with Bangladesh....   | Read..

Inter-state border row defies solution

Meghalaya today claimed that Assam has not obtained even an inch of land from the state government in areas along the border of Khasi-Jaintia hills....   | Read..

Punjab Panem breather

A fresh stock of coal mined by Panem in Pakur district after the agitation led by Babulal Marandi was called off last week is set to reach Punjab on Thursday, after a thr...   | Read..

Silent hug after years of absence

He did not smile. Neither did his eyes dart here and there. The guards at the Boys’ Remand Home at Dumardaga, Ranchi, had barely opened the gate when he just ran to...   | Read..

Govt gives in on Walmart

The government today agreed to institute an inquiry into the allegations of money spent on lobbying by retail giant Walmart but differences over the nature of probe forced di...   | Read..

Aadhaar task a daunting ask

Jharkhand is faced with the Herculean task of trying to complete Aadhaar enrolments of four districts by December 31 for a pilot project to enable the Centre launch direct ca...   | Read..
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