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With miles to go, Chidambaram reminds tax collectors of target

Updated: 5 February 2013, Tuesday, 15.20hrs(IST)
Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Tuesday asked custom, excise and service tax officials to step up efforts so that the target of Rs 5.05 lakh crore is hit. In the first eight months to November 2012, collections added up to Rs 2.92 lakh crore....   | Read..

Why are chief secretaries missing? Supreme Court blasts 3 states in case of missing kids

Updated: 5 February 2013, Tuesday, 15.20hrs(IST)
The Centre and several state governments on Tuesday came in for sharp criticism by the Supreme Court for their failure to file status report on the issue of missing child...   | Read..

CITU restricts shutdown to one day for Language Day, but no relief for ISC examinees

Updated: 5 February 2013, Tuesday, 17.00hrs(IST)
The Centre of Indian Trade Unions, faced with criticism for calling a general strike on February 21 which coincides with the International Mother Tongue Day, said on ...   | Read..

Confirmed and not unfinish’d: the skeleton of Shakespeare’s tyrant

The skeleton of King Richard III, who was given the memorable line “A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse!” by William Shakespeare, has been recovered 3.3 feet from under a council car park in Leicester 528 years after the English monarch was killed in the Battle of Bosworth, it was ...   | Read..

Co-operative ordinance coup

The Bengal government today promulgated an ordinance disbanding the elected boards in 2,000-odd co-operative societies that will be headed by government-appointed special...   | Read..

Rs 100-crore notice to Royals

The Enforcement Directorate has given IPL franchisee Rajasthan Royals 45 days to cough up around Rs 100 crore in fines for foreign exchange violations or face legal action....   | Read..

China allays fears on dams

China today said its move to build three more dams on the Brahmaputra in Tibet would not affect the flow of water to downstream areas said. It also said it was in “...   | Read..

Save-language onus on people

Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi today said law alone could not protect the Assamese language. Instead, he sought the people’s cooperation....   | Read..

Penalty notice for Royals

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has slapped a penalty notice of approximately Rs 100 crore against IPL team Rajasthan Royals for allegedly violating forex laws in its bu...   | Read..

Outfit denies role in attack

The breakaway faction of the A’chik National Volunteers’ Council (ANVC-B) today denied any hand in the Williamnagar district jail attack and said its name has bee...   | Read..

Thank God, it’s not turtle soup

A head-on collision between a pickup van and autorickshaw in Giridih was instrumental in saving 1,100 Indian softshell turtles classified vulnerable by International Union ...   | Read..

Rot sets in, jobs go waste

A villager in Punjab wants 200 days of work under UPA’s flagship Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme. In contrast, a villager in Jharkhand who has...   | Read..
Confirmed and not unfinish’d: the skeleton of Shakespeare’s tyrant
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