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Bengal poll panel moves court against state’s dates for panchayat battle

Updated: 01 April 2013, Monday, 15:50 hrs (IST)
The West Bengal State Election Commission on Monday moved the Calcutta High Court appealing that the Panchayat election date notified by the state government be rejected....   | Read..
 

Core sector contracts in February

Updated: 01 April 2013, Monday, 15:50 hrs (IST)
The production of eight core-sector industries contracted by 2.5 per cent in February, the first time in 2012-13, pulled down by a steep drop in natural gas output....   | Read..
 

Supreme Court turns down Novartis bid to patent cancer drug Glivec

Updated: 01 April 2013, Monday, 13:40 hrs (IST)
The Supreme Court has dismissed Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG's attempt to win patent protection for its cancer drug Glivec, pointing out that it did not see Glivec as a new drug....   | Read..
 

Two suspected killers of Bhardwaj arrested

Updated: 01 April 2013, Monday, 13:50 hrs (IST)
Two suspected killers of local Bahujan Samaj Party leader Deepak Bhardwaj were arrested on Monday amid high drama when they came to surrender, with one of them ...   | Read..
 

Ready but decision today: Mira

The Bengal election commission today decided against replying to the state government’s ultimatum on panchayat elections and fine-tuned a legal petition whose course will be decided tomorrow if a “last-ditch” attempt at resolution fails....   | Read..
 

Drug taint but no hand

Punjab police today said star boxer Vijender Singh had taken heroin 12 times but was not involved in drug smuggling and would not be arrested “at this stage”....   | Read..
 

Didi vs Didi, running for long next door

Everything looks so familiar to someone from Calcutta. Hartals, burning of buses and cars on the streets, kidnapping and killing of rival political activists, deaths in police firing...   | Read..
 

Rajnath fields Modi’s team

Rajnath Singh unwrapped the BJP’s Team 2014 but not without letting it be known that it bore Narendra Modi’s imprint. ...   | Read..
 

Looms fall silent in silk town

The sound of wood striking wood was missing, as was the sight of intricate and colourful patterns on silk taking shape on the loom. ...   | Read..
 

Rajnath overlooks Munda

The BJP today picked a low-profile face from Jharkhand, Louis Marandi, as a national secretary and offered former Rajya Sabha MP S.S. Ahluwalia the post of vice-president...   | Read..
 

Sunny Saranda evenings, courtesy 21
power women

Manju Cherva (26), a tribal woman of Binua village, West Singhbhum district, is a school dropout. If you ask Manju to spot her block — Manoharpur — on Jharkhand’s map...   | Read..
 
Farmers in Jalpaiguri throw tomatoes on the road on Sunday after failing to get proper prices. (PTI)
 
 
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