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BCCI suspends Rajasthan cricket body after foe Lalit Modi pops up as its chief

Updated: 06 May 2014, Tuesday, 13:52 hrs (IST)
The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Tuesday suspended the Rajasthan Cricket Association shortly after the delayed results of last December’s elections threw up the BCCI’s arch-foe Lalit Modi as the president....   | Read..

Modi plays his backward card to counter Priyanka's ‘low politics’ barb

Updated: 06 May 2014, Tuesday, 13:52 hrs (IST)
Bharatiya Janata Party leader Narendra Modi on Tuesday invoked his backward-class status to counter Congress star campaigner Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s accusation that...   | Read..

Uphill task for Congress in tomorrow's
star-studded round

Updated: 06 May 2014, Tuesday, 16:55 hrs (IST)
The Congress faces an uphill task on Wednesday, holding nearly half of the 64 seats that go to the polls in the penultimate round of the Lok Sabha elections....   | Read..

Sahara chief to remain in jail

Updated: 06 May 2014, Tuesday, 13:57 hrs (IST)
The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed the petition of Sahara group chief Subrata Roy against his detention, saying the order jailing him was "legal”....   | Read..

Constitutional validity of RTE Act upheld

Updated: 06 May 2014, Tuesday, 17:06 hrs (IST)
The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the constitutional validity of the Right to Education Act, which mandates that 25 per cent seats in all schools be reserved for the poor. ...   | Read..

Ram naam & Rahul badnaam

Narendra Modi today took Ram’s name for the first time this poll campaign, pulling up the religious element that has at times simmered under the surface of the development agenda he has been pushing....   | Read..

‘Deceit’ and ‘loot’ on Modi lips

Narendra Modi today forayed into Rahul Gandhi’s constituency and did what no BJP leader had done before: smear the Gandhis on their home turf unmindful of political...   | Read..

Mamata sights a new bad M

The Trinamul Congress today complained to the Election Commission against Narendra Modi within hours of his Faizabad rally hundreds of miles away, its alacrity underlinin...   | Read..

Judicial probe into carnage

Dispur today said it would set up a judicial inquiry over and above its move to get the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to probe the violence in the Bodoland Territorial ...   | Read..

NSG mock drill

The National Security Guard (NSG), the elite counter-terrorism and special operations force, will hold its first mock drill in Assam, which is being seen as a “vuln...   | Read..

Sonia arrogant barb at NaMo

The Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, today described Narendra Modi as an arrogant person, impatient to grab the post of the Prime Minister. ...   | Read..

Student falls off hill fleeing date rape

A young woman, fleeing after she was allegedly raped by the man she was seeing and attacked by his friends, fell off a hill near town and was found trapped between rocks ...   | Read..
Narendra Modi addresses the rally in Faizabad on Monday. (PTI)
Ram naam & Rahul badnaam
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Calcutta RSS
Jail murder in middle of yoga
Happy Singh, a convict famous inside Presidency jail for his love of Horlicks and chocolates, was on...   | Read.. 
Bengal RSS
Two-tier EC teams to assess sensitivity
The Election Commission has formed a two-tier committee at the state and the district levels that ...   | Read.. 
Bihar RSS
Red shadow on dark zone
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North Bengal RSS
Traffic to Assam halts
The recent violence in Baksa and Kokrajhar districts of Assam that has claimed over 30 lives and le...   | Read.. 
Opinion RSS
After a fashion
in the same way that India adapted all its imports from the Central Asian Moghuls to Chinese food...   | Read.. 
Sports RSS
Knights collapse to
Leg spinner Pravin Tambe and captain Shane Watson came up with stunning bowling performances, as Ra...   | Read.. 
International RSS
Pak triggers global polio emergency
Pakistan's failure to stem the spread of polio triggered global emergency health measures today, wi...   | Read.. 
Business RSS
IndiGo on Qatar radar
Qatar Airways is keen to acquire a stake in India's largest low-cost carrier IndiGo Airlines.   | Read.. 
Jharkhand RSS
Madam minister, our children thank you
State human resource development (HRD) minister Geetashree Oraon took everyone by surprise at 6am on...   | Read.. 
Northeast RSS
Dispur no to arms for self-defence
Dispur today turned down the demand to arm minorities in the Bodoland Territorial Areas District (B...   | Read.. 
Odisha RSS
Hurdle over road near CM home
Lack of coordination between the state government and the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has sta...   | Read..