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Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru hanged and buried inside Tihar jail

Updated: 9 February 2013, Saturday, 13.40hrs (IST)
Afzal Guru, Jaish-e-Mohammad militant convicted in the audacious attack on Parliament in 2001, was on Saturday hanged in Tihar Jail in an operation shrouded in secrecy, five ...   | Read..

Hurriyat calls for four-day mourning

Updated: 9 February 2013, Saturday, 14.25hrs (IST)
Moderate Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Saturday announced four-day mourning on the death of Mohammad Afzal Guru, who was hanged this morning following his...   | Read..

Slash operational costs to reduce interest rates: Chidambaram to banks

Updated: 9 February 2013, Saturday, 18.25hrs (IST)
Stating that low interest rates spur economic growth, Finance Minister P Chidambaram today asked banks to improve their operational efficiency to bring dow...   | Read..

Law officer quits, police officer shifted

Anindya Mitra, a renowned lawyer and one of the first proven professionals to be roped in by the new government, has resigned as advocate-general of Bengal....   | Read..


Mamata Banerjee at the inauguration of the Jatra Utsav in an open field in Barasat, 25km from CalcuttaMamata sits in front of the dais, wrapping herself in a kantha stitch sto...   | Read..

Frying-pan slot for Sen

Damayanti Sen, the police officer who hit the headlines when the Park Street rape case was cracked, has been transferred to the hills as deputy inspector-general, Darjeel...   | Read..

EU sups with Modi

The prospect of Narendra Modi’s quickened surge to the national centrestage has compelled the European Union (EU) nations to dissolve their cold shoulder to the Gujarat...   | Read..

Education in a mess in Manipur: Report

Tripura has the highest number of children going to government schools while Manipur has the highest number of kids in private schools among Northeast states, according to th...   | Read..

Ministry eases dam rules

The Union ministry of environment and forests has gone back on its recommendation of completing cumulative impact assessment before clearing hydroelectric projects on the...   | Read..

Former minister faces arrest

The vigilance court today issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against former agriculture minister Nalin Soren for allegedly misusing state funds sanctioned to purchase s...   | Read..

Governor nixes youth panel, snub for Munda

Governor Syed Ahmed today dissolved a nascent Jharkhand State Youth Commission that had been formed by the Arjun Munda government after virtually losing majority and just...   | Read..
Law officer quits, police officer shifted
Quote of the day
What is the point in passing orders in a country where there is no work culture?
A.K. Mishra
Chief justice, Calcutta HC
Nation RSS
Russia rants at India's military buys
The Russian bear raged here today.   | Read.. 
Calcutta RSS
Court bowls work-culture bouncer
Calcutta High Court has expanded the scope of the debate on "work culture" by questioning the effect...   | Read.. 
Bengal RSS
Whiff of Adhir name in FIR on 5
Police have started a suo motu case against five persons in connection with the vandalism in front ...   | Read.. 
Bihar RSS
Minister on crusade, alone
Social welfare minister Parveen Amanullah is confident enough to embark on any crusade all alone eve...   | Read.. 
North Bengal RSS
Feelers on lips, Deb bound for hills
North Bengal development minister Gautam Deb today said he would be in Darjeeling during the strike...   | Read.. 
Opinion RSS
Patriarchy and prejudice
India’s two main religions, Hinduism and Islam, are both deeply patriarchal. Their scriptures and th...   | Read.. 
Sports RSS
Sole comes off, but the soul is touched
Off golf for "six-seven months," Ravi Shastri's right sole came off just as he was settling down on...   | Read.. 
International RSS
'All the President's Men' in Obama's team
Imagine half the ministers in Manmohan Singh's cabinet resigning and the Prime Minister not naming ...   | Read.. 
Business RSS
Industry roots for growth pills
The government must use the budget to pep up investment sentiment in the wake of a disappointing gr...   | Read.. 
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Guide for a B R I D E
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Jharkhand RSS
'At home' for big match
The Saturday semi-final against Uttar Pradesh (UP) Wizards promises to be the biggest match yet for ...   | Read.. 
Northeast RSS
Army put on alert in Barak valley
The army has been put on alert in Barak valley districts and in the Rabha Hasong Autonomous Council...   | Read.. 
Odisha RSS
4000-year-old skeleton dug out
A team of archaeologists and anthropologists has stumbled upon the remains of an adult human being ...   | Read..