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Friday , March 21 , 2014
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BJP denies Jaswant ticket from Barmer

Updated: 21 March 2014, Friday, 19:00 hrs (IST)
The Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday snubbed senior leader Jaswant Singh by denying him a ticket in the Lok Sabha elections in Rajasthan and instead decided to field Sonaram Choudhary in Barmer, which Singh was seeking. ...   | Read..

Suspected debris of missing plane may have sunk: Australia

Updated: 21 March 2014, Friday, 19:00 hrs (IST)
The floating debris suspected to have been pieces of the Malaysian jet missing since March 8 may have sunk in a remote part of southern Indian Ocean, but search and rescue t...   | Read..

Life for 4 in first Shakti Mills gang-rape case; sentencing in second put off

Updated: 21 March 2014, Friday, 15:20 hrs (IST)
A session court here on Friday handed out life terms in prison to the four persons it had convicted in gang-rape of a telephone operator in the abandoned Shakti Mills compound here on July 31 last year....   | Read..

Doctors with fake licences arrested

The CBI today arrested five “doctors”, including one in Asansol who tried to slash his wrist, for practising medicine with falsified licences they had procured by...   | Read..

An evening, the first & the last

Here lies one who spared neither man nor God...   | Read..

Bar on China search ships

India has rejected China’s request to allow four of its warships to enter Indian waters to search for the Malaysian Airlines plane missing since March 8, contending tha...   | Read..

Son logs in for PC; Azad game

Finance minister P. Chidambaram will not contest this election as his son Karti replaced him as the Congress candidate in the fourth list announced by the party tonight....   | Read..

6 convicted in gang-rape case

In what can be termed as an illustration of speedy delivery of justice, the fast-track court in Tura in Meghalaya’s West Garo Hills district today convicted six of ...   | Read..

Death ‘penalty’ for love marriage

Imagine you are a 21-year-old girl who eloped to get married to your boyfriend and are living happily together in a far-off metro, but you still nurse a secret sorrow abo...   | Read..

Shaky Hemant on Speaker support

The Hemant Soren-led government is on thin ice but may survive its shrinking MLA support base without cracking due to the relative nature of numbers and the considerable clou...   | Read..

Ore loot finger at BJD duo

The Congress today accused two Lok Sabha candidates of the BJD of involvement in the loot of chromite ores worth Rs 20,000 crore and demanded a CBI probe into the scam....   | Read..

CM forces Singh Deo into battle

In a snub to his Doon schoolmate A.U. Singh Deo, chief minister Naveen Patnaik today reversed his decision on the candidature of former’s confidant, Harekrushna Sarangi...   | Read..

Modi cajoles, Advani blinks

In less than an hour, Narendra Modi used a mix of words and his weighty style to coax an unwilling L.K. Advani to agree to contest the Lok Sabha elections from Gandhinaga...   | Read..
Khushwant Singh by the fireside in his Delhi apartment on February 11, days after he turned 99. The latest issue of his favourite Private Eye in his lap, his daily but lone peg of single malt is to his right, just out of the frame. Picture by Sankarshan Thakur
An evening, the first & the last
Quote of the day
He made our lives so much richer…. With malice towards one and all
Shah Rukh Khan
in a tweet on Khushwant Singh
Nation RSS
Big 'mama' Modi brings LK around
Narendra Modi took less than an hour today to coax a sulking L.K. Advani into agreeing to contest f...   | Read.. 
Calcutta RSS
Parked: bounty in boxes
Nine wooden boxes kept at the Calcutta Municipal Corporation headquarters hold the keys to a fortune...   | Read.. 
Bengal RSS
Didi's BJP stress bares four-cornered uncertainty
Dinesh Trivedi, Trinamul's Barrackpore MP seeking re-election from the seat, displayed his musical s...   | Read.. 
Bihar RSS
Water projects tank
Judicious use of water can only save people from scarcity this summer with twin factors threatening ...   | Read.. 
North Bengal RSS
Ahluwalia reaches out to CPRM and KPP
The BJP candidate for Darjeeling Lok Sabha seat, S.S Ahluwalia, today called on CPRM president R.B....   | Read.. 
Opinion RSS
Universal pleasure
Light relief for me yesterday from wall-to-wall coverage of Vladimir Putin's narcissistic megalomani...   | Read.. 
Sports RSS
Much happening away from the pitch, but Dhoni is calm
Away from the 22 yards, there's plenty happening in Indian cricket and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni...   | Read.. 
International RSS
US, Russia swap sanctions
President Obama today announced that he would expand sanctions against Russia, blacklisting wealthy...   | Read.. 
Business RSS
Axis stake goes on the block
The state-owned rump of the collapsed Unit Trust of India (called Specified Undertaking of Unit Tru...   | Read.. 
Jharkhand RSS
Young and vulnerable in crime cities
An eight-year-old girl was found dead at a graveyard close to Birsa Bus Stand in the heart of Ranchi...   | Read.. 
Northeast RSS
Polls purged of Ulfa dread
Certain dates over the past three-and-a-half decades have made security forces in Assam sit up and ...   | Read.. 
Odisha RSS
Summer overtakes AC bus
Summer is here, but the promised air-conditioned city buses are yet to roll out though chief minist...   | Read..