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SC refuses to reschedule Bengal panchayat polls

Updated: 02 July 2013, Tuesday, 17:20 hrs (IST)
Ticking off the Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal for “dilly-dallying”, the Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to reschedule the dates of Panchayat polls of West Bengal which are to be conducted in five phases begining from July 11 as ....   | Read..

No limit set on number of new banks to be allowed, says Chidambaram

Updated: 02 July 2013, Tuesday, 13:30 hrs (IST)
The government has not set any limit on the number of entities that can be permitted to operate a bank, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said Tuesday, a day after the Reser...   | Read..

Sujata Singh named next Foreign Secretary

Updated: 02 July 2013, Tuesday, 13:30 hrs (IST)
Sujata Singh, currently envoy to Germany, will be India's next Foreign Secretary following the approval of her appointment by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, ending ...   | Read..

Norway 1st country to confirm receipt of asylum request from fugitive Snowden

Updated: 02 July 2013, Tuesday, 13:30 hrs (IST)
Former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden has applied for political asylum in Norway, the Norwegian foreign ministry said on Tuesday....   | Read..

Competition to be heard on poll dates

Multiple petitioners have raced to the Supreme Court with appeals to avert the panchayat polls during the Ramazan month with the Mamata Banerjee government leading from the f...   | Read..

Neymar blows away Brazil’s tear-gas cloud

Police tear gas provided a literal start-to-finish cloud over the Confederations Cup in Brazil. But in football terms, the dominant force was Brazilian superstar Neymar w...   | Read..

From Tata to Birla, a bank is new trophy

The Big Boys of India Inc have tossed their hats into the ring, vying for a handful of coveted banking licences that are likely to be farmed out later this year. ...   | Read..

Few to issue certificates

Ibrahim Sheikh, a 40-year-old labourer from Birbhum, was trying to convince the Rampurhat sub-divisional hospital today to allot a free bed to his wife as he could not af...   | Read..

Cash awaits vintage varsities

The Centre is planning to confer heritage status on five Bengal universities that are over 100 years old, an age-based classification that is expected to bring with it an ann...   | Read..

IIT Guwahati poised to get new director

Professor Gautam Biswas, currently the director of Central Mechanical Engineering and Research Institute (CMERI) Durgapur, is tipped to become the next director of IIT Gu...   | Read..

Molest slur on jawans

Furious residents of Churachandpur district stormed a police station after videos of a nude girl and her boyfriend were uploaded on a social networking site by India Res...   | Read..

AGP infight reaches court

Infighting within the Opposition AGP reached the court today with senior leader Padma Hazarika, who recently quit from all party posts, filing a defamation suit against senio...   | Read..

KK Paul is new governor of Meghalaya

Former Delhi police commissioner Krishan Kant Paul was appointed the new Meghalaya governor today. Paul will replace governor Ranjit Shekhar Mooshahary whose five-year term e...   | Read..

Fodder setback for Lalu

Jharkhand High Court today dismissed Lalu Prasad’s appeal to transfer a fodder scam case pending against him before a CBI judge, dealing a body blow to the former chief...   | Read..

Palamau wildlife under rain wrap

Shhh... Do not disturb wildlife havens during monsoon. ...   | Read..
Brazilís Neymar embraces teammate Marceloís son, Enzo, after the Confederations Cup final against Spain at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro. (AP)
Neymar blows away Brazil’s tear-gas cloud
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You canít seduce me by these arguments
P Chidambaram
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