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Thursday , June 20 , 2013
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With 90 pilgrim lodges washed away, Uttarakhand toll could be in thousands

Updated: 20 June 2013, Thursday, 14:35 hrs (IST)
Thousands of pilgrims staying in 90 rest houses in Uttarakhand may have been washed away in flash floods, authorities said Thursday, even as more Indian Air Force helicopters were pressed into service to evacuate stranded people in Kedarnath area....   | Read..

Rupee hits new all-time low of 60, down
130 paise against US dollar

Updated: 20 June 2013, Thursday, 12:20 hrs (IST)
The rupee on Thursday plunged by a whopping 130 paise to hit life-time low of 60 against the US dollar in early trade on the Interbank Foreign Exchange on strong demand ...   | Read..

Rupee not in shambles, will take action when required, says Raghuram Rajan

Updated: 20 June 2013, Thursday, 14:45 hrs (IST)
The Finance Ministry said Thursday that the government, Reserve Bank of India and the stock-markets watchdog are alert to the movements of the rupee and will take actions...   | Read..

BJP chapter is closed: Nitish

Chief minister Nitish Kumar has won the first throw of dice in what is probably the biggest gamble of his political career, sailing past the trust vote in the Bihar Assembly ...   | Read..

Sangh signal to Advani

L.K. Advani has managed an appointment with RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat here tomorrow after a day of nerves but it was pointed out that the BJP veteran had sought time from the sarsanghachalak...   | Read..

‘Malaise’ here, ‘malice’ there

A Bengal cabinet minister has acknowledged in writing that “physical and sexual assault” on school and college girls is “continuing” in the state....   | Read..

Letter bares factory curse

Trinamul trade union factionalism has forced the Durgapur Steel Plant (DSP) to write to the political leadership, a rare step by a public sector unit that echoes a frequent...   | Read..

City votes half-heartedly

Half of the voters here were found wanting when it came to lead the change they otherwise so crave, as Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) elections today recorded a mere 50...   | Read..

Rape sentence order deferred

The announcement of jail term for four rape convicts, including two India Reserve Battalion jawans, was today deferred till June 25 as the counsel of one did not turn up....   | Read..

Imported dokhnas torched

The All Bodo Students Union (Absu) today burned over 100 dokhnas (traditional Bodo attire for women) at Bijni in Chirang district as part of its crusade against the sale of imported dokhnas....   | Read..

Helpline for flood victims

Dispur today activated three helpline numbers for people whose near and dear ones were stranded in either Uttarakhand or Himachal Pradesh following the torrential rain...   | Read..

Forest health before mining wealth

The state department of forest and environment completed a survey of wildlife and biodiversity in Hazaribagh’s north Karanpura region funded by National Thermal Power...   | Read..

Governor keeps Dhanbad on toes

Jharkhand Governor Syed Ahmed, in his first visit to Dhanbad after assuming office on Wednesday, cracked the whip on bureaucratic accountability, distributed largesse ...   | Read..
Nitish Kumar waves after his government won the vote of confidence in the Assembly in Patna on Wednesday. Four Congress MLAs voted for the government. (PTI)
BJP chapter is closed: Nitish
Quote of the day
It was like a tandav
Jagjivan Prasad
A tourist rescued from Uttarakhand
Nation RSS
Kedarnath outlasts dance of rain gods
The rushing water soon turned into a turbulent river. Then the roadside hotel room started to drift...   | Read.. 
Calcutta RSS
Woman stalked, village 'flagged'
The short walk home from the bus stop or the autorickshaw stand has become the most unsafe one for w...   | Read.. 
Bengal RSS
State probe for now into Saradha default
Calcutta High Court today said it "should be slow in exercising" the power to hand over the Saradha...   | Read.. 
Bihar RSS
Terrifying tale of holy trail
The torrential rain and flood that caused a deluge in Uttarakhand over the past few days have affect...   | Read.. 
North Bengal RSS
Paul loses councillor post in SMC
Nantu Paul, the SMC chairman whose councillorship was in doubt after he switched from the Congress ...   | Read.. 
Opinion RSS
A mosaic fascism
At the suggestion of Subhashini Ali I recently visited Faizabad in Uttar Pradesh to speak along with...   | Read.. 
Sports RSS
Team India hope to do an
Cricket-wise, it has been an Indian summer in England and Wales, but the Mahendra Singh Dhonis were...   | Read.. 
International RSS
Angry Karzai rejects talks with Taliban and US
Lashing out in anger at the rise of a virtual Taliban embassy in Qatar just a day before, President...   | Read.. 
Business RSS
Big bond bash for foreigners
India hopes to kindle foreign investors' interest in domestic debt with a bond offering worth Rs 42...   | Read.. 
Jharkhand RSS
Traffic sense on test drive mode
Care, not cash, seems to be on the mind of Ranchi traffic police for five days, starting Wednesday.   | Read.. 
Northeast RSS
USP hit as Assam teas feel the heat
Assam tea, famous for its rich, bright liquor, seems to be waging a losing battle with climate chan...   | Read.. 
Odisha RSS
Safety bridge to the stars
Children and their parents visiting the Pathani Samanta Planetarium or the Regional Museum of Natur...   | Read..