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Monday , May 12 , 2014
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Modi stokes controversy again with video message on polling day

Updated: 12 May 2014, Monday, 17:50 hrs (IST)
Narendra Modi stoked a controversy yet again on a polling day by releasing a video message seeking votes for the Bharatiya Janata Party, leaving the Congress fuming....   | Read..

TMC denies using unfair means

Updated: 12 May 2014, Monday, 18:00 hrs (IST)
The ruling Trinamool Congress on Monday denied allegations that it had used unfair means in the final phase of the Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal, claiming that the opposi...   | Read..

Bengal reports 79% polling, state’s CEO claims ‘no major incident’

Updated: 12 May 2014, Monday, 18:45 hrs (IST)
A little over 79 per cent of voters cast their vote in the 17 Lok Sabha constituencie s in West Bengal that made up Monday’s fifth and final phase....   | Read..

CBI sets up SIT to probe Saradha scam

Updated: 12 May 2014, Monday, 17:35 hrs (IST)
The Central Bureau of Investigation on Monday set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the Saradha chit fund case in which investors in four states were alleged...   | Read..

Govt begins process of naming new Army Chief after EC green signal

Updated: 12 May 2014, Monday, 17:45 hrs (IST)
The Defence Ministry on Monday decided to go ahead with the process of appointing the next Army Chief, recommending the name of Vice-Chief ...   | Read..
Voters come out in large numbers in last phase
Updated: 12 May 2014, Monday, 14:53 hrs (IST)

Suddenly, some Joshi-speak: ‘Huge wave for BJP, Modi on top of the wave’

Updated: 12 May 2014, Monday, 14:53 hrs (IST)
Bharatiya Janata Party leader Murli Manohar Joshi, who had to give up his Varanasi seat for Narendra Modi, said on Monday that there is a “huge wave”...   | Read..

Toughest test: ‘We can handle trouble in no time but police will have to tell us’

The Election Commission has reeled out statistics aimed at boosting confidence a day before Calcutta votes and the general election ends....   | Read..

Over the counter, SuperModi mix

The lozenges Jugni Lal sells are lumps of stained sugar twirled into counterfeit wrapping. His cardamoms are hard and dry as pebbles. He sells, among other things, crumbled, f...   | Read..

Villagers smitten with Modi

Jaunpur is the gateway to eastern Uttar Pradesh and seems to be as taken in by Narendra Modi as Sultanpur and Pratapgarh in neighbouring Avadh. ...   | Read..

CID warns of human traffickers

The CID has alerted Kokrajhar, Baksa, Chirang and Dhubri district administrations in lower Assam to prevent trafficking of people, including children and women, displaced by ...   | Read..

Plea for NIA probe into ministers’ role

The Bodo Sahitya Sabha today demanded three cabinet ministers of Assam be brought under the NIA probe while the investigating agency inquires into the recent killings in ...   | Read..

Honour killing whiff in twin murders

A love story met with a gory end at Haldipadar, a lower middleclass neighbourhood on the outskirts of the town, in the early hours today. The incident appears to be a cas...   | Read..

Decade on, coins to go public

Ancient coins unearthed a decade earlier in Nabarangpur district will be displayed at the State Museum and also be researched upon by numismatists and epigraphists. ...   | Read..

Probe heat back on ‘cheat’ funds

Jharkhand has welcomed the Supreme Court ruling on May 9, ordering CBI probe into the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam in Bengal and similar ponzi schemes in Odisha, As...   | Read..

Tablet cop to stop food theft

Jharkhand has started to digitise its public distribution system (PDS) as a part of the National Informatics Centre’s (NIC) pan-India initiative to monitor foodgrain th...   | Read..
Toughest test: ‘We can handle trouble in no time but police will have to tell us’
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Be cool. Be tough and be smart, this is my message to people
Mamata Banerjee
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Bengal RSS
Sen cries lynch attempt
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Bihar RSS
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Opinion RSS
Beyond family values
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Sports RSS
Knights stand tall
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International RSS
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Business RSS
Twin scenarios of rally and retreat
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Jharkhand RSS
Fire folly on campus
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Northeast RSS
7 convicted in letter of credit scam
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Odisha RSS
IPL matinee a big draw
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