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Mamata wants EC to ban parties calling bandhs, says WB top in work culture

Updated: 20 February 2013, Wednesday, 17.30 hrs (IST)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday urged the Election Commission to ban political parties calling bandhs, while noting that people of Bengal have rejected the two-day strike called by Central trade unions....   | Read..

On eve of Parliament session, BJP aggressive over terrorist slur

Updated: 20 February 2013, Wednesday, 18.10 hrs (IST)
The government sought to buy peace with the Opposition on the eve of Parliament’s budget session beginning Thursday, saying it was ready for any kind of inquiry int...   | Read..

Nationwide strike hits banking, transport; TU leader killed in Haryana

Updated: 20 February 2013, Wednesday, 15.55 hrs (IST)
A trade union leader trying to stop a bus from plying was killed in Ambala as the two-day nationwide strike called by Central trade unions disrupted normal life in many states on Wednesday and hit banking and transport sectors leaving commuters in the lurch....   | Read..

Malaysia’s AirAsia applies to FIPB for airline with Tatas

Updated: 20 February 2013, Wednesday, 18.40 hrs (IST)
Malaysian carrier AirAsia on Wednesday said it has sought the government's permission to launch a new airline in India and has set up a joint venture with Tata Group...   | Read..

L&T withdraws men and machines

Infrastructure giant Larsen and Toubro (L&T) has withdrawn its “men and machinery” from a Metro Railway project in the northern suburbs of Calcutta ....   | Read..

Jet pulls down fares, others follow

Fare wars have spiralled into the stratosphere....   | Read..

Deplaned: $50m diamonds

Eight masked gunmen have stolen diamonds worth $50 million (Rs 270 crore) in less than five minutes and proved wrong a lament of highway robbers that an airplane cannot be wa...   | Read..

Assam mulls tobacco ban

The Assam government is preparing to impose a ban on the sale of all products containing smokeless tobacco owing to their harmful effect on health....   | Read..

Cong chief draws crowd

AICC president Sonia Gandhi today scored where Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had failed on Friday....   | Read..

Jumbo guardians take on power officials

The state forest department is actively considering booking guilty rural electrification officials under Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, for recent elephant deaths due to fa...   | Read..
A package of pleasant surprises was sprung on the students of Janki Devi Memorial College in New Delhi on Tuesday when actor Aamir Khan and British ...  | Read
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