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Tuesday , October 1 , 2013
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Cong MP Rasheed Masood gets jail in medical college seat scam

Updated: 01 October 2013, Tuesday, 18:11 hrs (IST)
Congress leader Rasheed Masood, a Rajya Sabha member, was on Tuesday sentenced to four years in jail by a Delhi court in a corruption case, becoming the first member of Parliament to lose his seat after a July 10 Supreme Court judgment had removed the immunity for convicted lawmakers....   | Read..

7 suspected SIMI activists escape from MP jail, 1 nabbed

Updated: 01 October 2013, Tuesday, 13:55 hrs (IST)
Police have arrested one of the seven undertrial prisoners suspected to be members of a banned Islamic outfit who broke out of the jail here early Tuesday leaving a trail of injured guards....   | Read..

Maruti, Honda, Ford report sales growth in Sept

Updated: 01 October 2013, Tuesday, 19:18 hrs (IST)
Carmakers Maruti Suzuki, Honda and Ford reported increases in domestic sales in September, but Mahindra & Mahindra, Tata Motors and Hyundai said their sales fell, in a ma...   | Read..

Growth will exceed 5% in 2013-14, says govt

Updated: 01 October 2013, Tuesday, 15:15 hrs (IST)
The finance ministry on Tuesday said the economy will grow by over five per cent in the current fiscal on back of high farm productivity and investments, and promised more st...   | Read..

Retail inflation for factory workers slips to 10.75% in August

Updated: 01 October 2013, Tuesday, 15:15 hrs (IST)
Retail inflation for industrial workers eased marginally to 10.75 per cent in August as compared to 10.85 per cent in the previous month, mainly on account of lower prices of...   | Read..

Gurunath ran CSK team, says Hussey in book

Updated: 01 October 2013, Tuesday, 14:40 hrs (IST)
Chennai Super Kings opener Michael Hussey has said the team was run by Gurunath Meiyappan, now an accused in a betting case, contrary to the claim of Meiyappan’s father...   | Read..


Lalu Prasad convicted in 17-year-old fodder case Yeee kya ho gaya ji, startled Lalu wonders aloud as verdict is pronounced Lalu now in Ranchi jail...   | Read..

Verdict that can re-engineer political and
social equations

Rumpelstiltskin has finally been dragged away by an iron manacle for all the gold he spun off animal fodder; en route to jail, he may be leaving behind a bank rich in votes up...   | Read..

Hail PM, toe Rahul line, not language

The Congress is praising Manmohan Singh daily and insisting that Rahul Gandhi’s line is the party line but it won’t speak about “the timing or venue or ...   | Read..
Convicted, a grim-faced Lalu Prasad gets into a car on way to the Birsa Munda Central Jail in Ranchi. (Prashant Mitra)
Quote of the day
We do not accept him as guilty
Rabri Devi
wife of Lalu Prasad
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Startled cry: Yeee kya ho gaya ji
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The quest is on, mall and Mamata's
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Bengal RSS
Meant for Modi, fielded by Rajnath
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Bihar RSS
Missing wit in court visit
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North Bengal RSS
Hill Trinamul turns focus on civic lapses
The Trinamul Congress in the hills has decided to campaign on micro issues by focusing on civic ame...   | Read.. 
Opinion RSS
Bored kid vs skinny man
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Sports RSS
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International RSS
Senate rejects House budget offer
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Business RSS
Comfort clue in CAD course
India's current account deficit (CAD) today peaked at 4.9 per cent of GDP, or $21.8 billion, in the...   | Read.. 
Jharkhand RSS
Birsa jail greets qaidi No. 1
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Northeast RSS
'Insurance is the only way to help the poor'
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Odisha RSS
Relief on way for pre-BDA homes
Councillors of the municipal corporation today took an unanimous decision to ensure easy availabili...   | Read..