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Tuesday , May 13 , 2014
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Bruises and moms open eyes of see-no-evil poll observer

Special observer Sudhir Kumar Rakesh has acknowledged that some instances of malpractice may have taken place in the Bengal elections — realisation dawning after five phases of polling and when none is left....   | Read..

Exit polls put Modi past 272

Three independent exit polls this evening predicted the likely emergence of a BJP-led government at the Centre but massive variations in their projections for the differe...   | Read..

BJD predicted to retain hold

Exit polls have projected adequate seats for the NDA to form the next government at the Centre, putting Narendra Modi on course for the country’s top job if the predict...   | Read..

EC basks in glow of record turnout

The curtains came down today on the marathon Lok Sabha elections with an all-time record high turnout of 66.38 per cent as the final phase of polling covering 41 seats in...   | Read..

Boot for Dumka SP over security gaffe

The Election Commission (EC) has directed Jharkhand to “immediately remove” Dumka SP N.K. Mishra for a security breach in Naxalite-hit Shikaripara block that ...   | Read..

Assam Congress split wide open

Infighting within the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) in Assam has intensified with senior legislator Anjan Dutta seeking the resignation of ministers and parliamentary secr...   | Read..
Women confront special observer Sudhir Kumar Rakesh in a Haroa village on Monday with complaints of how they and their family members were attacked. Picture by Sayantan Ghosh
Bruises and moms open eyes of see-no-evil poll observer
Quote of the day
Rahul Gandhi is not in the government. He is the number two leader in the party
Shakeel Ahmed
Congress general secretary
Nation RSS
BJP sees a 'wave' in voter surge
The country has clocked a record voter turnout of 66.38 per cent in this marathon general election,...   | Read.. 
Calcutta RSS
Bomb in trade hub, blow at booth
A bomb exploded in Burrabazar on polling day just as a BJP leader was stepping out of home, ending a...   | Read.. 
Bengal RSS
Picture of peace: 2 votes a minute
A Bengal police constable sleeping on a bench, poll officials relaxing in their chairs, not a singl...   | Read.. 
Bihar RSS
Dal MLA attacks rival, on the run
A hunt has been initiated for the arrest of JD(U) legislator from Kuchaykot in Gopalganj, Amrendra P...   | Read.. 
North Bengal RSS
Bombs and bullets at CPM voters
Suspected Trinamul workers led by a party block president allegedly hurled bombs and fired at CPM s...   | Read.. 
Opinion RSS
Restructuring India
I went and cast a vote in the general elections on April 9. For the first time, I did not vote for C...   | Read.. 
Sports RSS
Rohit: A clinical performance
Mumbai Indians on Monday defeated the Sunrisers Hyderabad convincingly by seven wickets and captain ...   | Read.. 
International RSS
Scientists warn of rising seas
The collapse of large parts of the ice sheet in west-ern Antarctica appears to have begun and is al...   | Read.. 
Business RSS
Merry-making masks worry lines
The Nifty and Sensex surged to their second consecutive record highs on Monday on rising hopes that...   | Read.. 
Jharkhand RSS
Darkness of death on veg market
A vegetable market in the heart of Ranchi, which is the nutrition bank of more than 50,000 residents...   | Read.. 
Northeast RSS
Dispur alleges BJP-Songbijit nexus
The Assam government today claimed that the BJP had taken the help of the Songbijit faction of the ...   | Read.. 
Odisha RSS
Harvest rain, get subsidy
The water resources department is planning to implement a rainwater harvesting scheme with subsidy ...   | Read..