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Saturday , July 20 , 2013
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Traffic chaos in Delhi after heavy rains

Updated: 20 July 2013, Saturday, 16:20 hrs (IST)
Heavy rain lashed the national capital Saturday, causing massive traffic jams as vehicles had to negotiate flooded streets....   | Read..

Tamil Nadu BJP leader killed, party calls bandh

Updated: 20 July 2013, Saturday, 16:35 hrs (IST)
The Tamil Nadu unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday demanded that the state government order a judicial probe into the murder of its General Secretary and gave a ca...   | Read..

Economists & glorious uncertainties

Caps are off the mighty pens of two distinguished economists. So is a veil that has enveloped an intriguing relationship in the world of economics....   | Read..

Guess who PM is watching on TV

Once every while Prime Minister Manmohan Singh tires of being pilloried in his corner, takes leave of his patience and lands a punch. ...   | Read..

Blood-stained security lesson

Bomb-and-bullet battles outside polling centres claimed two lives today, underlining why the state election commission has been insisting on central forces who were again ...   | Read..

Dhaka for land pact approval

India told Bangladesh during the home secretary-level talks today that the Land Boundary Agreement would be brought up for parliamentary approval after Dhaka again requested ...   | Read..

Maoist cloud over Pakur school rapes

It was a scare tactic that worked. The men who broke into ECI Mission School, Labdaghati village, on July 14 night and made off with Paharia minor girls to brutally ...   | Read..

Focus shifts to Speaker’s post

BJP’s C.P. Singh resigned as Speaker today, sparking off a fresh bout of negotiations between JMM and Congress, both of whom are eyeing the post....   | Read..

Vote over, Nalin sent to jail

JMM MLA Nalin Soren, an accused in the Rs 45-crore seed scam of 2009, was sent to jail today on a 5-day judicial remand, barely 24 hours after he made a surprise ...   | Read..

Herbal remedy to combat forest fly

Army troops deployed in Arunachal Pradesh along the 1,080km Sino-Indian border are having to battle a “secret enemy,” a little black fly locally called dim ...   | Read..
Guess who PM is watching on TV
Quote of the day
This makes for good television but it is a very distorted picture
Manmohan Singh
Nation RSS
BJP poll warriors to march to Modi beat
Narendra Modi's place as the BJP's first among equals was reaffirmed in the architecture unveiled b...   | Read.. 
Calcutta RSS
the Slumdog millionaire
Jillian Haslam, a 42-year-old British woman, was born in Calcutta of parents who did not leave the c...   | Read.. 
Bengal RSS
If it's central force, it must be CPM belt
Central forces were missing outside most polling booths today in North and South 24-Parganas, both ...   | Read.. 
Bihar RSS
Innocent lives lost over wrong drug
Glaring mistakes on the part of doctors are coming to the fore after the death of 23 children in Sa...   | Read.. 
North Bengal RSS
Giri flies to
Gorkha Janmukti Morcha general secretary Roshan Giri left for Delhi to meet Union home minister Sus...   | Read.. 
Opinion RSS
A distant bugle
There's little reason for whoops of joy in Delhi's corridors of power because the People's Democrati...   | Read.. 
Sports RSS
Tribunal being put in place for hearing
Caught in controversies, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is in the process of sett...   | Read.. 
International RSS
Debt-hit Detroit goes bankrupt
Detroit, the cradle of America's automobile industry and once the country's fourth-most-populous ci...   | Read.. 
Business RSS
Refining margins fuel RIL profit
Backed by its refining business and a jump in other income, Reliance Industries (RIL) today posted ...   | Read.. 
Jharkhand RSS
Food lab mission for safer midday meal
What happened in Bihar won't happen in Jharkhand, promise mandarins.   | Read.. 
Northeast RSS
'It's not time yet to deploy special force'
Maoists are active in Assam and cannot be wished away. But it's not time yet to let the "greyhounds"...   | Read.. 
Odisha RSS
Lords flaunt golden limbs
The rest of the year, they don't have limbs, but today, Lord Jagannath and his elder brother Balabh...   | Read..