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Monday , May 5 , 2014
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Election Commission seeks reports on Modi's rally in Faizabad

Updated: 05 May 2014, Monday, 18:01 hrs (IST)
The Election Commission on Monday sought a report from the district authorities of Faizabad in Uttar Pradesh about a speech of Bharatiya Janata Party leader Narendra Modi in which he reportedly invoked Lord Ram....   | Read..

Modi turns Sonia’s PM-jibe against her: May your words come true!

Updated: 05 May 2014, Monday, 15:33 hrs (IST)
Bharatiya Janata Party leader Narendra Modi on Monday seemed to thank Congress president Sonia Gandhi for her jibes that he considers himself as Prime Minister, ...   | Read..

‘Crazy’ jail inmate kills prime accused in Khadim abduction case

Updated: 05 May 2014, Monday, 18:01 hrs (IST)
Happy Singh, one of the prime accused in the sensational 2001 abduction of the owner of Khadim Shoe Co, was killed on Monday inside the Presidency Jail by another inmate, pol...   | Read..

Govt drops move to name judge to head ‘snoopgate’ probe

Updated: 05 May 2014, Monday, 18:01 hrs (IST)
The government on Monday decided to drop its move to name a judge to head a Commission set up to probe the surveillance operations launched against a yo...   | Read..

Gogoi denies govt had plan to arm violence-hit people in Bodo areas

Updated: 05 May 2014, Monday, 15:33 hrs (IST)
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday dismissed media reports that the state government had plans to provide firearms to the violence-hit Muslims in Bodoland Territorial...   | Read..

4 injured in police firing in bandh-bound Assam

Updated: 05 May 2014, Monday, 18:01 hrs (IST)
Four persons were injured when police in Assam's Nagaon district opened fire on a mob protesting against last week’s attack by alleged Bodo separatists on Muslim v...   | Read..

Special CBI judge starts taking down statement of 2G scam accused Raja

Updated: 05 May 2014, Monday, 13:50 hrs (IST)
A Delhi court on Monday recorded the statement of former Telecom Minister A Raja, a key accused in the 2G spectrum allocation case. ...   | Read..

Player blows whistle on poll umpire

Narendra Modi today chastised the Election Commission for failing to check “rigging and violence” on April 30 as he addressed a rally in Bengal, and reminded the panel”....   | Read..

Auntie and the September 26 riddle

The greatest love story in Indian politics ended forever on Saturday, in as subdued a style as it flourished for several decades under the radar but was known widely....   | Read..

Arms request awaits CM nod

The Assam government is toying with the idea of providing arms to the people living in the BTAD for security as two National Democratic Front of Boroland (Songbijit faction) ...   | Read..

Jamiat blames state, Centre for killings

The Mahmood A. Madani faction of the All-India Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind today attributed the recent flare-up in the BTAD to the failure of Delhi and Dispur to check the violen...   | Read..

Row over late-night Rabri car check

The RJD smacked conspiracy in the interception of Rabri Devi’s vehicle late last night at Sonepur for checking, which police claimed to be a routine pre-poll exercise....   | Read..

Don jail shift for fair polls

The Siwan district administration shifted former RJD MP Md Shahabuddin from the Siwan divisional jail to the central jail in Gaya this morning. ...   | Read..

Naveen vents Polavaram ire

Chief minister Naveen Patnaik today came down heavily on BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi for lending support to...   | Read..

Sale of plasma under scanner

The state health department’s decision to sell blood plasma to a private company at a time when the state is facing acute shortage of blood, has triggered a controv...   | Read..

Bihar snag adds to state power woe

The season’s third Nor’wester may have dragged down temperatures across Jharkhand to the bearable 30s, but the power supply situation has both good and bad news. ...   | Read..
BJP candidate Babul Supriyo with Narendra Modi in Asansol on Sunday. Picture by Amit Datta
Player blows whistle on poll umpire
Quote of the day
playfully feigning ignorance about BJP’s Amethi candidate Smriti Irani
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Record player
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Calcutta RSS
Stress strikes a high achiever
A portion of an underground brick sewer built 136 years ago caved in around 10 days ago close to Job...   | Read.. 
Bengal RSS
Modi arrest question on Mamata lips
Mamata Banerjee today accused Narendra Modi of inflaming the situation in Assam's Bodo areas, where...   | Read.. 
Bihar RSS
Lalu Prasad had fallen on his spouse Rabri Devi in 1997 when the Supreme Court rejected his bail pet...   | Read.. 
North Bengal RSS
Survey bares tea garden ill health
A survey by the state labour department has shown that of 273 tea estates in north Bengal, 107 don'...   | Read.. 
Opinion RSS
Time of transitions
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Sports RSS
Heat is on Knight Riders
In the last few days, the temperature here has soared to 43 degrees Centigrade. The met office has ...   | Read.. 
International RSS
Odessa detainees freed after police station attack
Pro-Russian militants stormed a Ukrainian police station in Odessa today and freed 30 fellow activi...   | Read.. 
Business RSS
Push for gas price hike after polls
The government is determined to implement the hike in gas price ' put on hold by the Election Com...   | Read.. 
Jharkhand RSS
Brace for another squall showdown today
The Nor'wester missed its chance of a hat-trick in Ranchi and Jamshedpur on Sunday, but may return t...   | Read.. 
Northeast RSS
New word for child: bullet
Eight-year-old Sajida refuses to leave her father, Saiful Islam, for a minute ever since her mother...   | Read.. 
Odisha RSS
Transmitter route to read meter
To ensure better power load management and easier meter reading, Central Electricity Supply Utility...   | Read..