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Friday , July 26 , 2013
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Chandan Mitra regrets saying Amartya Sen should be stripped of Bharat Ratna

Updated: 26 July 2013, Friday, 16:30 hrs (IST)
Bharatiya Janata Party legislator Chandan Mitra on Friday expressed regret over his remark that the Bharat Ratna should be taken back from Amartya Sen....   | Read..

Now Hazare has his say: neither Rahul Gandhi nor Narendra Modi fit for PM’s post

Updated: 26 July 2013, Friday, 16:30 hrs (IST)
Social activist Anna Hazare said Friday that both Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi are “unacceptable” as prime minister...   | Read..

Cong distances itself from meal-price remarks made by Babbar, Masood

Updated: 26 July 2013, Friday, 16:30 hrs (IST)
The Congress on Friday distanced itself from controversial remarks made by party leaders Raj Babbar and Rasheed Masood on meals being available for Rs 12 and Rs 5....   | Read..

Roots of a commanding brawl

Jagdish Bhagwati will wake up on Friday morning in New York to a rare birthday on which the opportunities and platforms to engage in another round of “intellectual debate” with Amartya Sen...   | Read..

Mentors’ name vs loyalists’ name

Mamata Banerjee may soon have to choose Presidency University’s next vice-chancellor from names provided by two panels, one formed by her government a few days ago ...   | Read..

SC mulls case of refugees

The Supreme Court today sought the Union and Assam governments’ response on a PIL seeking refugee/permanent citizen status for “thousands” of Indian-origin ...   | Read..

Ram kin rejects closure report

The family of slain Food Corporation of India (FCI) senior executive P.C. Ram today objected to the latest closure report filed by the CBI in the murder case....   | Read..

Pak behind Ulfa plans: DGP

Assam DGP J.N. Choudhury today said Ulfa (Independent) was out to create terror in the state at the behest of their backers in Pakistan. ...   | Read..

NE dams fail green test

The ministry of environment and forests has denied forest clearance to the 1,500MW Tipaimukh hydel project in Manipur and the 3,000MW Dibang multipurpose project in Arunachal...   | Read..

Dispur plans disaster solutions

Assam has lost nearly 4.25 lakh hectare land to erosion, revenue and disaster management minister Prithibi Majhi said today....   | Read..

Pollution glare on 4 firms

Jharkhand High Court today issued notices to Monnet Ispat, Punjab State Power Corporation and Damodar Valley Corporation for polluting River Damodar....   | Read..

CM orders firing probe

Chief minister Hemant Soren today formed a team comprising a senior IAS and an IPS to probe Tuesday’s police firing in Keredari where a villager was killed while protesting ...   | Read..
Helmet-less bikers cruise past a police kiosk in Park Circus at 10.42pm on Wednesday. Bike gangs had earlier said helmets spoiled their “heroics” sin ...  | Read
Quote of the day
If Mr Vajpayee wants me to return it (Bharat Ratna), I will certainly return it
Amartya Sen
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