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Supreme Court questions Centre’s power to allocate coal blocks

Updated: 24 January 2013, Thursday ;17:29 hrs (IST)
The Supreme Court on Thursday questioned the Union government’s power to allocate coal blocks to companies, saying it has a lot of “legal explanation” to do, because the statutory Act empowers only the states to undertake this task. ...   | Read..

‘Free’ Gadkari threatens income-tax officials over probe into his companies

Updated: 24 January 2013, Thursday ;17:09 hrs (IST)
A day after becoming a “free man”, Nitin Gadkari on Thursday held out a threat to Income Tax authorities probing dubious fundings in the Purti group with whic...   | Read..

SC grounds extra fee, looks at greatest riddle called airfare

The Supreme Court today restrained airlines from imposing a “transaction fee” on passengers and peppered operators and the regulator with questions on lack of tra...   | Read..

The Verma report key suggestions and appraisal

A committee has advised against death penalty and chemical castration for rapists and recommended the inclusion of marital rape in the list of offences. The report, which prop...   | Read..

Little Netajis mightier than one big PM

Twenty-odd little Netajis have managed to do something few grown-ups have ever done — and got away with it without tasting the fate that may or may not befall a hapless...   | Read..

Strategy meet to fight Maoists

Jharkhand under President’s Rule is beefing up its campaign against Naxalism through security and symbolism, with CRPF top brass hosting a closed-door meeting toda...   | Read..

Tripura rebel leader arrested

All Tripura Tiger Force (ATTF) supremo Ranjit Debbarma was arrested this morning from an area near the Indo-Bangla border under Sidhai police station in Mohanpur subdivis...   | Read..

Guwahati faces knockout from Fifa map

A multi-crore rupee sporting facility is about to be knocked off the Fifa map because non-sporting activity at the venue has made it unfit for the honours....   | Read..
A section of the little Netajis on the dais at the Netaji Bhavan programme during which the chief minister spoke. Picture by Sanjoy Ghosh
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