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CIMA Gallary

China checks new images for possible debris of missing plane

Updated: 22 March 2014, Saturday, 18:00 hrs (IST)
China has reported the sighting of a large object in the southern Indian Ocean which could be related to the missing jetliner, Malaysia said on Saturday, as the desperate search for the plane entered its third week. ...   | Read..
• Malaysia asks US for undersea surveillance

Snubbed by BJP, Jaswant maintains suspense over fighting as independent

Updated: 22 March 2014, Saturday, 16:02 hrs (IST)
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Jaswant Singh, denied a ticket by his party, on Saturday ruled out any compromise on his demand for Barmer constituency in Rajasthan and appeared to keep his options open on contesting from the seat as an independent. ...   | Read..

M.J. Akbar joins BJP

Updated: 22 March 2014, Saturday, 15:25 hrs (IST)
Author and veteran journalist M.J. Akbar on Saturday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in the presence of party president Rajnath Singh. ...   | Read..

He which hath no stomach

Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to do and die:
...   | Read..

NaMo-NaMo meets No-No

The relentless thrust on the BJP has left little doubt which rival is weighing the heaviest on Mamata Banerjee’s mind as she heads to the uncharted territory of a four-c...   | Read..

All’s not fair in love

When an all-party meeting discussed stringent provisions against stalking last year, Janata Dal (United) chief Sharad Yadav had prophesied the death of romance....   | Read..

Hope glimmer after four-month captivity

The one call the Mandals have been praying for the past four months finally came at 10 this morning....   | Read..

Old monastery resurfaces

For long, a 36-feet-high Asokan pillar stood alone in the middle of nowhere in Lauriya village of West Champaran district, 138km north of Patna....   | Read..

Election ringside: Crorepatis at play

A number of crorepatis have thrown their hats into the poll ring this time. Among them are film stars, sports icons and royal scions....   | Read..

Caste eclipses Bihar pride in poll season

Bihar Divas, in an election year, is not about Biharis first any more. The caste is there for all to see....   | Read..

JMM’s worry: poll high vs arrest cry

JMM MLA and Giridih MP hopeful Jagannath Mahto cycled 50km from Dumri to Bokaro district collectorate today to file his nomination papers and get a hero’s welcome from...   | Read..
Arun Jaitley prepares for battle at an election rally at Attari, near Amritsar, on Friday. (PTI)
He which hath no stomach
Quote of the day
We allowed by default a negative narrative to be built around us
Anand Sharma
on the Centre’s failure to counter criticism
Nation RSS
BJP hammers Jaswant, set to hug NK
A retired colonel who defected from the Congress has replaced Jaswant Singh as the BJP candidate in...   | Read.. 
Calcutta RSS
Driver held for son murder
A man wanted in Bihar for allegedly murdering his son almost a year and a half ago has been traced t...   | Read.. 
Bengal RSS
Adhir, Rahul drag veterans into poll ring
Bengal Congress president Adhir Chowdhury had the last laugh tonight as veterans Manas Bhuniya and ...   | Read.. 
Bihar RSS
Star war in Patna Sahib
In 2009, it was Bollywood vs Bollywood in Patna Sahib parliamentary constituency. This time, it woul...   | Read.. 
North Bengal RSS
Rail staff refuse rescue plea
The guard and security personnel on the Calcutta-Radhikapur Express were accused of refusing to loo...   | Read.. 
Opinion RSS
The fear of fascism
I spent most of February in New Delhi, working in the archives, but also meeting friends old and new...   | Read.. 
Sports RSS
Bold India straightaway
Instead of inspiring compatriots with his play "fearlessly" call, Imran Khan's thoughts had a posit...   | Read.. 
International RSS
Tech is out there to track jets
Airlines routinely use satellites to provide Wi-Fi for passengers. But for years they have failed t...   | Read.. 
Business RSS
Fresh tax claim stumps Nokia
In a fresh salvo fired at Nokia, the Tamil Nadu sales tax commissioner has slapped a Rs 2,400-crore...   | Read.. 
Jharkhand RSS
Whirr of poll war in sky
In a state where sky is the limit for political ambition, politicians cannot be faulted if they seem...   | Read.. 
Northeast RSS
NDFB threat looms over polls
The Songbijit faction of the NDFB today termed Bhupen Bora, the Congress candidate from Tezpur cons...   | Read.. 
Odisha RSS
Where pipes run dry
Several parts of the city are yet to get pipe water supply despite the production of 264.77 million...   | Read..