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Tuesday , January 8 , 2013
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Violence, arson in South 24 Parganas

Updated: 08 January 2013, Tuesday;17:21 hrs (IST)
Left workers were attacked and several vehicles set ablaze allegedly by the Trinamool Congress at Bamunghata in South 24 Parganas district on Tuesday when they were going to ...   | Read..

Arjun Munda quits, seeks dissolution of Jharkhand Assembly

Updated: 08 January 2013, Tuesday;17:21 hrs (IST)
Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda on Tuesday resigned and recommended dissolution of the 82-member Assembly leaving the situation wide open for the Governor to decide the ...   | Read..

Netaji's family seeks Mamata's help to get records made public

Updated: 08 January 2013, Tuesday;17:40 hrs (IST)
After failing to get any response from the Union government, 30 members of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's family have sought West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata BanerjeeR...   | Read..

Petals follow punch parade

Brickbats through the day and bouquets in the evening....   | Read..

Regulator answer to hands-off policy

Economist Pranab Bardhan today put forward the concept of an independent, quasi-judicial regulatory authority to oversee land acquisitions....   | Read..

IIT fee up but below cost

The apex body of the IITs today accepted a recommendation to raise the annual undergraduate tuition fee to Rs 90,000 — an 80 per cent hike that still leaves 60 per ...   | Read..

World watches but India waits

The film Midnight’s Children has gone on general release in the UK but not as yet in India — something that Soha Ali Khan, who has a cameo role in the movi...   | Read..

HC orders polls in April

Gauhati High Court today asked Dispur to hold elections to the Dima Hasao Autonomous Council by April this year....   | Read..

Demand for ‘Naga’ talks

The Centre and the Nagaland government should be looking for a “Naga solution” rather than an “NSCN (Isak-Muivah) solution”, a senior leader of NS...   | Read..

JMM decides to ditch Munda

Political crisis returned to the state today after Jharkhand Mukti Morcha announced its decision to withdraw support to the BJP-led alliance government, acting on a threat ...   | Read..

School rape over 2 years

Eleven tribal girls, all minors, were allegedly being raped repeatedly since the past two years at a government-run residential school in Kanker district of BJP-ruled Chhatti...   | Read..

BJP ready for a floor test

BJP claimed it was not fazed by JMM’s withdrawal of support to the ruling coalition, claiming it was ready to face a floor test, failing which it was prepared to se...   | Read..

Spurned lover sets girl on fire

An 18-year-old succumbed to horrific burn injuries this morning after being set on fire in the wee hours by a man she was involved with at one time but had been avoiding of...   | Read..
Lionel Messi with the Fifa Ballon dOr in Zurich on Monday the fourth successive time he has been named the worlds best footballer. Still only 25, ...  | Read
Quote of the day
We have to... avenge our loss
Yuvraj Singh
ahead of the ODI series against England starting Friday
Nation RSS
Rape case off limits after court chaos
Even the magisterial "inquiry" preceding the bus gang-rape trial will be held behind closed doors, ...   | Read.. 
Calcutta RSS
Protest irony hits CU campus
Students shouting pro-Trinamul slogans held Calcutta University vice-chancellor Suranjan Das hostage...   | Read.. 
Bengal RSS
CPM seizes punch before panchayat poll
The CPM will "capitalise" on Trinamul's alleged attack on Abdur Rezzak Mollah in the run-up to the ...   | Read.. 
Bihar RSS
Cold play with tease Sun
The minimum temperature in the city increased by two notches on Monday, but citizens shivered throug...   | Read.. 
North Bengal RSS
Jalpaiguri shivers in 30-year low
Jalpaiguri today shivered as its temperature dipped to 5C, a 30-year low according to the regional...   | Read.. 
Opinion RSS
The fiscal cliff
The media have been full of something called the fiscal cliff. The United States of America was supp...   | Read.. 
Sports RSS
Messi is the best again,
Argentina's Lionel Messi, still only 25, was named the world's best player for an unprecedented fou...   | Read.. 
International RSS
Censorship backlash poses a challenge to China's leaders
A dispute over censorship at a Chinese newspaper known for edgy reporting evolved today into a poli...   | Read.. 
Business RSS
Lenders set terms for HPL prop
Lenders have agreed to release fresh loans to cash-strapped Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd (HPL) if the ...   | Read.. 
Entertainment RSS
Hugh's High Note
Australian actor Hugh Jackman says his background in musical theatre and action films made him feel ...   | Read.. 
Jharkhand RSS
Catch the ODI and munch more in the capital on January 19   | Read.. 
Northeast RSS
Manipur puts cops on rape alert
Manipur deputy chief minister Gaikhangam has put all police stations in the state on alert, as part...   | Read.. 
Odisha RSS
Fissures appear in houses
Allegations of money changing hands and poor quality of work have surfaced in a case of repair work...   | Read..