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Wednesday , November 20 , 2013
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Mamata announces 6% DA, CPM protests procedure

Updated: 20 November 2013, Wednesday, 17:25 hrs (IST)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday announced an additional instalment of dearness allowance for state government employees, sparking protests by the Opposition CPI-M and Congress....   | Read..

Cop rush to keep flames from leaping too high

Heads are rolling in Calcutta police after the Short Street shooting at a pace rarely clocked before, throwing up the big question what lies beneath the rapid action ...   | Read..

By the people, for the people

The 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincolnís Gettysburg Address fell on Tuesday. It was also the day a troubled state of India and a restive neighbour exercised their democratic right....   | Read..

Top court to hear Gujarat snoop charges

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear, in the first week of December, allegations about a Narendra Modi aide having ordered a snooping operation on a young woman four year...   | Read..

Nepal’s Hindu undercurrent

Nirmala Thapa had to decide what to do first — cast her vote or have her darshan of the Kumari Devi, the legendary girl goddess....   | Read..

Rustle of a record, moo of a cow test

A record turnout in Chhattisgarh today earned kudos for the state election commission while political parties argued over who stood to gain from an exceptionally large pr...   | Read..

A smarter way to get Lajong updates

Fans can now catch Shillong Lajong Football Club on the move....   | Read..

ADB aid for NE roads, trade link

Asian Development Bank is financing a $550,000 project to improve road connectivity between North Bengal and the Northeast to help both the regions have access to neighbourin...   | Read..

A Rs 800cr hospital

The Employees State Insurance Corporation will set up a medical college and a 500-bed super speciality hospital in the city. There will be 100 seats at the proposed medical ...   | Read..
An unusually bright comet named ISON, making its first approach towards the Sun, may have lost one or more fragments, astronomers said on Tuesday afte ...  | Read
Quote of the day
I guess itís my job to liven things up but I guess I will try in the next game
Viswanathan Anand
after another draw
Nation RSS
Call to expand intern assault probe
A lawyers' body today requested the Supreme Court to expand the three-judge panel formed to look in...   | Read.. 
Calcutta RSS
Mamta sibling's salvo at police
Mamta Agarwal's brother Umang has blamed police for his sister picking up the gun, alleging that the...   | Read.. 
Bengal RSS
Oh dear! Allowance gap and Sachin bridge
Finance minister Amit Mitra today informed the Assembly that state government employees had no dear...   | Read.. 
Bihar RSS
Trash facility nod teaser
The residents of Ramachak-Bairiya village, around 5km from Zero Mile on Patna-Gaya Road, have lost t...   | Read.. 
North Bengal RSS
3-tier rural body tops Morcha list
The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha will demand a three-tier panchayat system in the GTA area during talks w...   | Read.. 
Opinion RSS
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Sports RSS
Getting steeper for Anand
It was a curious case of reverse strategy here on Tuesday.   | Read.. 
International RSS
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Two suicide bombings rocked Iran's embassy compound in Lebanon today, killing at least 23 people in...   | Read.. 
Business RSS
New bank salutes girl power
India today got its first "all-women" bank ' a savings and lending institution that will be run by ...   | Read.. 
Jharkhand RSS
Suicide-abet FIR for Tata man
Thane police have lodged an FIR against Jamshedpur-based Tata Steel corporate communications head Pr...   | Read.. 
Northeast RSS
Manipur link in Ulfa calls
Tinsukia police have tracked two BSNL SIMs, used by Ulfa to make extortion calls to businessmen and...   | Read.. 
Odisha RSS
The state government's whip to arrest the rising price of potato has failed to have its desired eff...   | Read..