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Monday , February 18 , 2013
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Killings at Hooghly women’s home:
HC asks CID to hand over probe to CBI

Updated: 18 February 2013, Monday, 16.00 hrs (IST)
The Calcutta High Court on Monday directed the Central Bureau of Investigation to take over the investigation into the murders of three women inmates of a home for the mentally challenged last year, expressing dissatisfaction with the Criminal Investigation Department of the state police....   | Read..

Supreme Court stays execution of death sentence for Veerappan aides

Updated: 18 February 2013, Monday, 13.22 hrs (IST)
The Supreme Court on Monday stayed till further orders the execution of death sentence of four aides of sandalwood smuggler Veerappan, who were awarded capital punishment in 2004 for a landmine blast in Karnataka that left 22 police personnel dead. ...   | Read..

Ready to discuss all issues in Parliament: PM on chopper scam

Updated: 18 February 2013, Monday, 14.30 hrs (IST)
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, under attack from the opposition over the controversial helicopter deal, on Monday said he was ready to discuss the issue in Parliament during ...   | Read..

Nagaland Home Minister detained for carrying arms and cash

Updated: 18 February 2013, Monday, 12.44 hrs (IST)
Nagaland Home Minister Imkong L Imchen was on Monday detained near Wokha district for allegedly carrying a cache of arms and ammunition and Rs 1.10 crore in cash in a vehicle...   | Read..

Scent of Munna’s mentor

Trinamul leader Mohammad Iqbal (Munna) could not have eluded arrest for five days but for help from an influential section of the party, police sources said today....   | Read..

Dhaka alters law to reflect public fury at
1971 atrocity

The Bangladesh parliament today amended a law that effectively allows the state to seek the death penalty for a 1971 war crimes convict and defuse a popular uprising ignited ...   | Read..

Before flight, pasta is cold

If Arun Kumar Bal, the officer designated by defence minister A.K. Antony to co-ordinate New Delhi’s follow-up to bribery allegations in the VVIP helicopter deal, l...   | Read..

English akhbaar mein Hindi? (We’re

Hi. Tu kaisi hai? Maths kiya? Mein chahti hoon kal ka paper easy ho... But it’s okay agar paper difficult bhi ho, kyunki mujhe pichlee bar achche marks mile the... T...   | Read..

Rhino killed before protest

Poachers have preyed on yet another Kaziranga rhino, the horn-shorn carcass of which was recovered from the Bagori range of the national park this morning. This was the ninth...   | Read..

Morcha signals March offensive

The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha has announced a series of shutdowns in the Darjeeling hills from next month to demand Gorkhaland, blaming Mamata Banerjee for forcing its hand and ...   | Read..

Man held for bid to marry minor

A 60-year-old man was today arrested at Pahadidih in Muffasil police station area of Giridih after residents rang alarm bells while he was in the middle of getting marrie...   | Read..

Anti-Saranda mining chorus grows

Two Union ministers have voiced concerns over a move by the environment ministry to allow mining by new companies in the former Maoist hotbed of Saranda that is the focus...   | Read..

Whitewash for blacklist

A national monitoring panel’s prod to take stringent action against five ultrasound scan clinics for violating norms have gone unheard, setting a bad precedent for Jhar...   | Read..
Scent of Munna’s mentor
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