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Telangana Bill passed by voice vote

Updated: 18 February 2014, Tuesday, 17:25 hrs (IST)
The Lok Sabha passed the Telangana Bill late on Tuesday afternoon by voice vote behind closed doors with live television coverage blocked....   | Read..
 • Shinde moves Telangana Bill despite din
    Updated: 18 February 2014, Tuesday, 13:29 hrs (IST)

SC commutes death sentence of Rajiv killers for 11yr delay over mercy plea

Updated: 18 February 2014, Tuesday, 12:20 hrs (IST)
The Supreme Court on Tuesday commuted to life imprisonment the death sentence awarded to three convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi ....   | Read..

India's gold demand rose to 975 tonnes in 2013 despite import curbs

Updated: 18 February 2014, Tuesday, 12:30 hrs (IST)
India's gold demand remained buoyant in calendar 2013 at 975 tonnes, up by 13 per cent on the figure for 2012, despite government putting in several restrictions to ...   | Read..

Italy recalls ambassador to India in row over detained marines

Updated: 18 February 2014, Tuesday, 16:30 hrs (IST)
Italy on Tuesday recalled its ambassador to India for consultations on the case of the two marines from that country who are awaiting trial for the alleged murder of Indi...   | Read..

Unplanned wart in PC cart

Finance minister P. Chidambaram today handed out lollies to retired defence personnel and students from economically disadvantaged groups....   | Read..

Tax complies, expenses do not

Amit Mitra has boned up on the art of budget-making in his third round, focusing more on the good news and tucking away the bad news....   | Read..

GNLA sets terms for talks with govt

The Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) today expressed its willingness to come forward for peace talks but on one condition — the release of its chairman Champion San...   | Read..

Naveen dons election gear

Chief minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik today sought to put his party’s poll preparations into top gear with a meeting of senior party leaders at Naveen Nivas to ...   | Read..

Speech with power punch

The state’s interim budget of the 2014-15 financial year has neither proposed any fresh tax nor new sops but it has effectively focused on electricity, bonus to the fa...   | Read..

Hike jolts purse paralysis

One of the welcome takeaways of Union finance minister P. Chidambaram’s interim budget today, the proposed central assistance to states increasing from Rs 1.36 lakh cro...   | Read..
Union finance minister P Chidambaram on his way to Parliament to table the interim budget. Picture by Yasir Iqbal
Unplanned wart in PC cart
Nation RSS
Nirbhaya fund gets Rs 1000cr top-up
Finance minister P. Chidambaram today set aside Rs 1,000 crore for the Nirbhaya fund started last y...   | Read.. 
Calcutta RSS
Terms eased to tap interest in CTC land
A tepid response to the first round of the transport department's effort to unlock some of its unuse...   | Read.. 
Bengal RSS
Breather for home buyers
Property buyers would have to pay 6 per cent stamp duty, not 7 per cent, if their purchase costs no...   | Read.. 
Bihar RSS
Blot on beauty spot
Gandhi Maidan has lost its splendour in less than two years after the state government spent Rs 8.5 ...   | Read.. 
North Bengal RSS
Boost for north in central and state budgets
Tourism stakeholders in north Bengal today said the sector would be boosted by an increase in the a...   | Read.. 
Opinion RSS
Modernizing reforms
I devoted two columns to the prime minister's farewell press conference. When he was finance ministe...   | Read.. 
Sports RSS
French investigators have ruled out any third party involvement in the ski accident of former Formu...   | Read.. 
International RSS
Kim could face trial, says UN
A UN panel has served notice to Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, that he may be personally hel...   | Read.. 
Business RSS
Dark spots in bright show
The good news first: fiscal deficit for the current fiscal will be contained at 4.6 per cent of the...   | Read.. 
Jharkhand RSS
Union railway minister Mallikarjun Kharge's interim railway budget speech last week stressed on fire...   | Read.. 
Northeast RSS
Tribal groups meet Pegu
A delegation of tribal organisations today met Assam minister for welfare of plains tribes and back...   | Read.. 
Odisha RSS
RBI delicenses Bhubaneswar Urban Co-operative Bank
The Reserve Bank of India today delicensed the Bhubaneswar Urban Co-operative Bank after the state ...   | Read..