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Friday , August 2 , 2013
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HC wants details on illegal mining, but doesn't interfere in Nagpal suspension

Updated: 02 August 2013, Friday, 14:20 hrs (IST)
The Allahabad High Court on Friday asked for details of government action against illegal mining, but declined to interfere in the suspension of bureaucrat Durga Shakti Nagpal, allegedly organised by the sand mining mafia for her crackdown on their business. ...   | Read..

Govt fields Sibal to defend RTI Act tweaks aimed at sparing political parties

Updated: 02 August 2013, Friday, 16:20 hrs (IST)
The government on Monday defended its decision to amend the Right to Information Act to keep political parties out of the purview of the ombudsman, sayi...   | Read..

BCCI calls off Working Committee meeting, Dalmiya to continue as interim president

Updated: 02 August 2013, Friday, 14:40 hrs (IST)
N Srinivasan's desperate bid to return as president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was thwarted with the Board deciding to call off its Working Committee meeting ...   | Read..

Seven Cong MPs from Andhra Pradesh quit

Updated: 02 August 2013, Friday, 14:30 hrs (IST)
Seven Congress lawmakers from Andhra Pradesh resigned from Parliament on Friday, upset by the decision of their party and the United Progressive Alliance it heads to create a state ...   | Read..

Army stages flag march, train services paralysed in Assam

Updated: 02 August 2013, Friday, 16:30 hrs (IST)
The Army staged a flag march in trouble-torn Karbi Anglong district on Friday as fresh incidents of violence erupted over the demands of several groups for separate states on...   | Read..

Arson in hills, home guard set on fire

Updated: 02 August 2013, Friday, 16:25 hrs (IST)
A home guard was set on fire in Darjeeling town on Friday even as arson was reported from various parts a day before the indefinite bandh called to dem...   | Read..

Money chase unites two M's

Amit Mitra delivered Mumbai’s business stars for Mamata Banerjee today. The question now is whether the stars will deliver for the chief minister what she wants them to: investments. ...   | Read..

PM puts on FDI shine

The Manmohan Singh-led cabinet today approved a bunch of measures in the hope of attracting foreign investment, the key among them being easier rules for global players like Walmart...   | Read..

Bangla court bans Jamaat

Bangladesh High Court today declared Jamaat-e-Islami’s registration with the Election Commission as “illegal”, barring it from contesting this years general election...   | Read..

Shutdown in hills indefinite

The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha said this morning that the indefinite strike in the Darjeeling hills would be turned into a 96-hour shutdown in view of Id, only to revert to the original plan...   | Read..

Govt arms for SC fight

The Centre has decided to challenge the recent Supreme Court judgments barring those in jail from contesting elections and ruling that the Medical Council of India lacks the power ...   | Read..

Cong turf wars hold up new cabinet

Three weeks after Hemant Soren was sworn in chief minister to head a JMM-led coalition government of the Congress and RJD, the uncertainty surrounding his council of ministers refuses to go ...   | Read..

Govt in job scheme dock

Irregularities in implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) in Bihar surfaced again as the comptroller and auditor general ...   | Read..

Axe attack after girl said ‘no’ 15 times

Fifteen times he had proposed to her. And every time she had rebuffed him....   | Read..

Land policy for ‘one & all’

The state government has decided that grandchildren of a land owner will be entitled to get benefits under the Resettlement and Rehabilitation (R&R)-2006 policy, if one loses land...   | Read..

Flames fan out in Karbi Anglong

Karbi Anglong burned today as supporters of a separate state comprising the hill district and adjoining Dima Hasao defied curfew and made bonfires of government and private buildings ...   | Read..

Elephant death on tracks bares apathy

A Delhi-bound Duronto Express mowed down an adult female elephant last night between Gomoh and Matari, 35km from Dhanbad district headquarters, making it the first recorded death...   | Read..
Mamata Banerjee at a meeting with business leaders in Mumbai on Thursday. On her left is Reliance chief Mukesh Ambani and on her right ICICI chief executive Chanda Kochhar. (Fotocorp)
Money chase unites two Ms
Quote of the day
Bengal is a gold mine
Mamata Banerjee
on investment opportunities in the state
Nation RSS
Turnout draws a Modi comparison
Mamata Banerjee was beaming as she stepped out of World Trade Centre-1 into the wind blowing from t...   | Read.. 
Calcutta RSS
Girl chases down cycle rogue
An 18-year-old champion swimmer sprinted 200 metres to catch a man who had tried to flee on his bicy...   | Read.. 
Bengal RSS
Morcha strike indefinite after flip-flop
The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha said this morning that the indefinite strike in the Darjeeling hills wou...   | Read.. 
Bihar RSS
CUB roars, demand soars
Prospect of a permanent home, improved infrastructure and good placements have attracted a large num...   | Read.. 
North Bengal RSS
Missing girl family in court
The parents of a 15-year-old girl who is missing since last week have complained at the court of th...   | Read.. 
Opinion RSS
A pollsters' republic
As a precocious and somewhat impressionable 15-year-old in Calcutta, I was enthralled by the politic...   | Read.. 
Sports RSS
Focus not only on Srini, but also the politicians
Exactly two months ago, within the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and outside, the fo...   | Read.. 
International RSS
Russia grants Snowden asylum
Brushing aside pleas and warnings from President Obama and other senior American officials, Russia ...   | Read.. 
Business RSS
Markets in a spot of bother
The prospects of a payments crisis on the National Spot Exchange Ltd (NSEL) ' a commodities bourse ...   | Read.. 
Jharkhand RSS
Property gets costly, life cheap
Planning to invest in a plot or a flat? In Ranchi, it may cost you between 10 and 20 per cent more f...   | Read.. 
Northeast RSS
Garos demand statehood too
Telangana may be miles away but ripples of the decision to grant the region statehood are being fel...   | Read.. 
Odisha RSS
Bumps before you fly over
Several arterial roads in the city are taking off from the National Highway 5 at different points. ...   | Read..