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Wednesday , February 12 , 2014
Calcutta Weather
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Passenger fares, freight rates left untouched in rail budget

Updated: 12 February 2014, Wednesday, 15:35 hrs (IST)
Railway minister Mallikarjun Kharge has left passenger fares and freight rates untouched in the interim rail budget, which talks about plans about involvement of private sector and FDI to modernise the largest transport network in the country....   | Read..

Bengal gets some premium, express trains

Updated: 12 February 2014, Wednesday, 15:50 hrs (IST)

Yuvraj big winner at IPL auction, fetches
Rs.14 crore RCB bid

Updated: 12 February 2014, Wednesday, 13:25 hrs (IST)
Flamboyant all-rounder Yuvraj Singh drew the biggest bid after the first four rounds of the high-profile cricket Indian Premier League players' auction with Royal Ch...   | Read..

Raj Thackeray arrested, party workers detained in protests against toll plazas

Updated: 12 February 2014, Wednesday, 13:25 hrs (IST)
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray was arrested at suburban Chembur on Wednesday as the state-wide 'rasta roko' against toll plazas called by the party ...   | Read..

Variety is spice of life: Parliament disrupted again, for 6th day

Updated: 12 February 2014, Wednesday, 13:25 hrs (IST)
Parliament was disrupted again on Wednesday over a variety of issues, including Telangana, leading to adjournment of both Houses for an hour soon after they met for the d...   | Read..

Non-Manipuri people shut down their shops during 'curfew' in Manipur

Updated: 12 February 2014, Wednesday, 13:25 hrs (IST)
Non-Manipuri people on Wednesday closed their shops and stopped business transactions during the 18-hour 'curfew' imposed by a students' committee to prote...   | Read..

Arvind takes gas torch to Ambani

Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal today ordered that a case be filed against Mukesh Ambani, petroleum minister Veerappa Moily and his predecessor Murli Deora for allegedly collu...   | Read..

What lies in gas chamber

Arvind Kejriwal is looking to open a huge can of worms with his attempt to lob the contentious natural gas pricing issue to the Delhi anti-corruption bureau....   | Read..

Guess why docs want a cap

The Indian Medical Association, a body of 240,000 doctors, has joined Calcutta’s AMRI Hospitals in seeking a review of the record compensation awarded by the Suprem...   | Read..

CSK braces for some form of punishment

In a “best case” scenario, some associated with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are looking at a penalty, possibly “points being docked”....   | Read..

NaMo fires at Third Front, Naveen

BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi today trained his guns at chief minister Naveen Patnaik and poked fun at the Third Front, of which the Naveen-led BJD is a m...   | Read..

‘Racial’ heat on Doordarshan

Acting on a complaint filed by a group of Delhi University teachers and students hailing from the Northeast — who accused Doordarshan of being discourteous towards ...   | Read..

Scheme to help power defaulters

Power consumers whose connections have been snapped for non-payment of bills have been given the offer of a one-time settlement scheme....   | Read..

CJ helps scared girl get cop cover

She may be half the woman, but is twice the braveheart....   | Read..
Mukesh Ambani, chairman, Reliance Industries Ltd
Arvind takes gas torch to Ambani
Quote of the day
Itís a great day for all the athletes
Sushil Kumar
Olympic medal-winning wrestler
after the ban on the Indian Olympic Association was lifted
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Modi sets conditions, US swallows
The US made Narendra Modi wait for more than eight years. But in the end, it was the Gujarat chief ...   | Read.. 
Calcutta RSS
Stuck: twin tracks
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Bengal RSS
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Finance minister Amit Mitra today indicated that entry tax would not be rolled back in the budget d...   | Read.. 
Bihar RSS
Govt tightens building norms
The state government on Tuesday decided to make Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC)'s occupancy certif...   | Read.. 
North Bengal RSS
Tea and health boost for north
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Sports RSS
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International RSS
China, Taiwan in first talks since 1949
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Business RSS
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The government has decided to halt truce talks with Vodafone on a Rs 7,900-crore tax dispute case a...   | Read.. 
Jharkhand RSS
Hello, citizen journalist speaking
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Northeast RSS
Absu-led blockade hits train services
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Odisha RSS
Kalinga call for contenders
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