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Monday , February 17 , 2014
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FM fiddles with excise, does not touch income tax rates

Updated: 17 February 2014, Monday, 13:21 hrs (IST)
Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday lowered the excise on cars, SUVs and two-wheelers, as well as capital goods and consumer durables, to boost manufacturing and growth....   | Read..

Fiscal deficit will be contained at 4.6% of GDP: Chidambaram

Updated: 17 February 2014, Monday, 12:05 hrs (IST)
The government today said the fiscal deficit for the current financial year will be contained at 4.6 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP)....   | Read..

Finally, Goa Police file rape charge-sheet against Tarun Tejpal

Updated: 17 February 2014, Monday, 14:16 hrs (IST)
Tehelka founder editor Tarun Tejpal was on Monday charged by Goa police with rape, sexual harassment and outraging modesty of a woman journalist in a lift of a five-star hote...   | Read..

Man-marking enters polls

Man-marking, usually seen on the soccer field when Lionel Messi is in action, has entered the biggest game of them all that will precede the World Cup this year....   | Read..

Tea ties PM does not brag about

The Americans have accomplished what should rank among missions impossible: find a weakness of the inscrutable and incorruptible Manmohan Singh. But contender Narendra Mo...   | Read..

Kings to corporates, in Gurudev footsteps

The path that once took Rabindranath Tagore to maharajas has now taken Visva-Bharati to the two best-known business families in Calcutta....   | Read..

Eye-opener of a gesture

Even in death, 38-year-old Seema Agarwal, who died in last Sunday’s Hirakud boat tragedy, has lit up the life of an unknown beneficiary....   | Read..

State gets ‘worst’ rebel-hit crown

The Union ministry of home affairs has termed Jharkhand the “worst LWE-affected state” of 2013, lending credence to this tag with chilling data that include 383 i...   | Read..

Wi-Fi march on 20km stretch

Come March, the city is set to get a 20-km stretch of Wi-Fi zone....   | Read..

Clarion call for Dal Delhi strength

Nitish Kumar today concluded his Sankalp Yatra with the explicit warning to his cadre and voters that if they failed to give required strength to his party in the Lok Sabha, ...   | Read..
Tea ties PM does not brag about
Quote of the day
We supported Kejriwal and gave him eight MLAs in dowry.... What can we do if the dulha (groom) fled
Salman Khurshid
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Kejriwal leaves behind subsidies, FIRs
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Calcutta RSS
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Bengal RSS
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Bihar RSS
Salute to toil and triumph
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North Bengal RSS
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Opinion RSS
Styles of opposition
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Sports RSS
Tricolour flies in Sochi
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International RSS
UN report on N Korea violations
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Business RSS
Duty cut tug-of-war in parleys
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Jharkhand RSS
Wet morning, dry evening today
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Northeast RSS
Dispur mulls Unesco aid offer
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Odisha RSS
Tech twist: LED light and portal pain
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