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SC asks CBI to probe Saradha & other chit funds, tells state police to help

Updated: 09 May 2014, Friday, 14:55 hrs (IST)
The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Central Bureau of Investigation to probe the Saradha scam in West Bengal as well as 44 similar unlicensed outfits in Odisha that went bust after raising thousands of crores of rupees from gullible investors....   | Read..

Bengal welcomes SC order

Updated: 09 May 2014, Friday, 15:45 hrs (IST)
The West Bengal government on Friday welcomed the Supreme Court verdict asking the Central Bureau of Investigation to probe the Saradha chit fund scam in which lakhs of i...   | Read..

Car makers bank on 'trigger' from next govt as sales fall in biggest monthly dip

Updated: 09 May 2014, Friday, 14:45 hrs (IST)
Car sales in India dipped by 10.15 per cent in April, the biggest monthly decline in a year, as negative sentiments due to gloomy macro-economic conditions continued to plag...   | Read..

Rival sows, BJP harvests

Denied a ground for a rally, Narendra Modi today virtually hijacked whole streets in Varanasi to stage a roadshow....   | Read..

Show greater maturity: EC

The Election Commission today called for “greater maturity” in a barb aimed at the BJP, which had questioned its neutrality and courage after a premier rally ...   | Read..

Proven: Culture is ingrained

Scientists have discovered psychological differences between people in rice-growing and wheat-growing regions of China that they say could also explain certain cultural diffe...   | Read..

Gogoi dismisses quit demand

Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi today stressed the decline in civilian killings and the ministry of home affairs’ letter of appreciation for successfully containin...   | Read..

Govt, governor face-off over VCs

Mild-mannered, sher--shairee loving Governor Syed Ahmed caused a furore by naming four vice chancellors and one pro-VC late last night, making chief minister Heman...   | Read..
A Modi supporter sports a painting of the BJP mascot on his back in Varanasi on Thursday. (AP)
Rival sows, BJP harvests
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