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Wednesday , December 19 , 2012
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HC to Delhi Police: What were cops on rape route doing? File status report

Updated: 19 December 2012, Wednesday;15:10 hrs (IST)
The Delhi High Court, taking suo motu cognisance of the gang-rape of a 23-year-old girl in a moving bus here, on Wednesday pulled up the city police and asked it for a status report....   | Read..

Kaushik Basu on inflation: 5-6% not too high, and cash transfers won’t add to it

Updated: 19 December 2012, Wednesday;17:30 hrs (IST)
The World Bank’s Chief Economist, Prof Kaushik Basu, is of the view that inflation of 5-6 per cent for India is “not too high” during a high-growth traj...   | Read..

What kids are learning from us: You can get away with anything

Four school campuses in and around Calcutta erupted when teenaged students held teachers hostage — through the night in one instance — demanding that they be declared passed in the selection tests....   | Read..

Jaya takes a stand

Jaya Bachchan was on her feet for 158 minutes or 2 hours and 38 minutes — give or take a few ticks of the clock — in the Rajya Sabha today to draw attention to wo...   | Read..

BJP helps govt; Left can’t bank on TMC

The Centre today got the banking bill passed in the Lok Sabha with the help of the BJP, breaking a Bengal bond that dissipated when Trinamul Congress members disappeared ...   | Read..

No country for women

Expressing concern over the rise in crimes against women, a trial court in Guwahati sentenced a man to rigorous imprisonment for five years for kidnapping a 17-year-old girl....   | Read..

NRL official in custody for rape

Mrinal Kr Sharma, an official of Numaligarh Refinery Limited, was arrested today on charges of raping a woman at Rajabari Letekujan area last night. Sharma, who lives on ...   | Read..

TV dream snuffed out in power state

Middle class farmer Baijnath Mahto of Silodar village, Chordaha panchayat, is an MNC television set maker’s dream customer in a saturated urban market. ...   | Read..

Chief secy nod to two thermal projects

The power sector in the state received a shot in the arm today, with a high-level committee headed by the chief secretary giving its nod to two private firms to set up gr...   | Read..

Mud sticks on number plates

The fox in the fable said “grapes are sour” when he didn’t get them, but an agency sacked by the state transport department has gone one step ahead — ...   | Read..
A blocked collapsible gate of the Santoshpur school on Tuesday morning. The siege had started at 3.30pm on Monday and continued overnight till 1.30pm on Tuesday. Some students and parents spent the night in the school to prevent the teachers from leaving. It is not clear if anyone from the photographed group was among those who took part in the night protest. Picture by Biswanath Banik
What kids are learning from us: You can get away with anything
Quote of the day
It is a shame
Salman Khan
on the Delhi gang rape
Nation RSS
Bus beasts partied before night run
The driver of the chartered bus and five others accused in the gang rape of the 23-year-old paramed...   | Read.. 
Calcutta RSS
Long night of strife and shame
A murmur of discontent over some students failing a pre-board selection test snowballed into a more ...   | Read.. 
Bengal RSS
HC lets off Mamata with restraint advice
Calcutta High Court today cited a cherished principle of jurisprudence to spare chief minister Mama...   | Read.. 
Bihar RSS
Fantasy run before D-day
The show will go on forever but as of now, the debate over doomsday appears to be a never-ending af...   | Read.. 
North Bengal RSS
Highway stuck for land
The National Highways Authority of India has said it cannot proceed with the four-laning of NH31D b...   | Read.. 
Opinion RSS
Behind the scenes
One of the best kept secrets of how the controversial nuclear deal between India and the United Stat...   | Read.. 
Sports RSS
Cook gets it
Alastair Cook chose to skip the function where he was to be conferred the honorary life membership ...   | Read.. 
International RSS
Ireland abortion revamp
Ireland is to legalise abortions when the mother's life is at risk, including when she is suicidal,...   | Read.. 
Business RSS
Govt gets its act together
The 56-year-old companies act has been overhauled.   | Read.. 
Entertainment RSS
Pankaj Kapur, the struggling actor
Were you easily swayed by the fact that Vishal Bhardwaj was directing Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola?   | Read.. 
Jharkhand RSS
Tipplers take over govt hospital
Jamshedpur's MGM Medical College and Hospital is the new free-for-all bar in town.   | Read.. 
Northeast RSS
Rabha students protest rural poll notice
Two panchayat offices, at Dhanubhanga and Kalyanpur, were set on fire by unidentified persons and t...   | Read.. 
Odisha RSS
Go private and earn bucks
The civic body has mooted a plan to auction the premises of two kalyan mandaps (marriage venues) he...   | Read..