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Wednesday , May 28 , 2014
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BJP springs to Smriti's defence, asks Cong for Sonia’s qualification

Updated: 28 May 2014, Wednesday, 16:45 hrs (IST)
The controversy over the educational qualifications of human resources development minister Smriti Irani snowballed on Wednesday with the Bharatiya Janata Party and some ministers hitting back with barbs aimed at Congress president Sonia Gandhi, and Sonia’s own party appearing to be divid...   | Read..

Bengal BJP eyes slot in Modi ministry, while Sena eyes more

Updated: 28 May 2014, Wednesday, 17:50 hrs (IST)
The West Bengal unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party, buoyed by its stellar show in the Lok Sabha elections, on Wednesday expressed the hope that the state would find a pla...   | Read..

Coal India chief resigns to play key role in new state of Telengana

Updated: 28 May 2014, Wednesday, 16:45 hrs (IST)
The chairman and managing director of Coal India Ltd, S Narsing Rao, has resigned in anticipation of getting to play a key role in the new state of Telangana....   | Read..

Countdown begins for Telangana birth

Updated: 28 May 2014, Wednesday, 16:45 hrs (IST)
The countdown has begun for the formal bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh into Telengana and a new, smaller AP, on June 2....   | Read..

Business before border

Nawaz Sharif has told Narendra Modi that India and Pakistan should put aside their territorial disputes and move ahead in consolidating and expanding their economic engagemen...   | Read..

Look hard and spot ‘a beginning’

Narendra Modi’s mantra of telescoping ministries and departments into coherent and manageable administrative silos appears to have fallen short of the grand reformi...   | Read..

‘Class’ war over Smriti

Uncharitable tweets about her educational qualification have greeted Smriti Irani on her first day as human resource development minister....   | Read..

Bratya off education in punishment season

Bratya Basu has been removed as education minister of Bengal, marking a season of post-poll retribution that got accelerated by a bungled plan to settle scores with sections ...   | Read..

Dissident MLAs leave for Delhi in batches

Over 20 MLAs of the Himanta Biswa Sarma camp left for New Delhi in three batches today, ostensibly to push for the replacement of chief minister Tarun Gogoi, a move which ref...   | Read..

Friendly neighbourhood ministers

It’s a rare neighbourly feeling for newbie minister and Lohardaga MP Sudarshan Bhagat. ...   | Read..
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif shakes hands with Prime Minister Narendra Modi before their meeting at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on Tuesday. Picture by Prem Singh
Business before border
Quote of the day
Let us change confrontation to cooperation
Nawaz Sharif
Nation RSS
SAN-rise: Why Delhi is talking about Smriti, Arun and Nirmala
SAN, not the Sangh, is the talk of the town.   | Read.. 
Calcutta RSS
'Even in blizzards, Chanda carried on'
Summit camp   | Read.. 
Bengal RSS
Elections over, BDOs face govt backlash
Dinabandhu Gayen, the Habra II block development officer who had accused a Trinamul MLA and his aid...   | Read.. 
Bihar RSS
Monsoon trailer shows civic chinks
The rainfall, which started on Sunday night, intensified on Monday and continued till Tuesday mornin...   | Read.. 
North Bengal RSS
Push-back hint on SMC election
A Trinamul leader today said the party was not in favour of contesting the Siliguri Municipal Corpo...   | Read.. 
Opinion RSS
A sad chronicle
The scale of the triumph of Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party exceeded even what the opin...   | Read.. 
Sports RSS
Over to the reserve day
With more inclement weather forecast for Wednesday, the reserve day for Qualifier 1, it's advantage...   | Read.. 
International RSS
Ukrainian forces kill 50 rebels in overnight strike
Ukrainian aircraft and paratroopers killed more than 50 pro-Russian rebels in an assault that raged...   | Read.. 
Business RSS
Joint effort to fight inflation
India's new finance minister Arun Jaitley has teamed up with RBI governor Raghuram Rajan to fix inf...   | Read.. 
Jharkhand RSS
Bokaro's bounty and more in store
May is the month of surplus. Or so it may suddenly seem with a depression over the Bay of Bengal sho...   | Read.. 
Northeast RSS
Mizo truce plan mulled for Nagaland
Nagaland is likely to go the Mizoram way, 17 years after peace talks began with the NSCN (Isak-Muiv...   | Read.. 
Odisha RSS
Stink scare and bid to beat it
The civic body seems to be struggling hard to maintain all-round sanitation due to the low pressure...   | Read..