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Tuesday , June 10 , 2014
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BJP attacks ‘regional party’ Congress but promises to take Opposition along

Updated: 10 June 2014, Tuesday, 14:14 hrs (IST)
The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday attacked the Congress for its 65 years of “misrule” and said it was unthinkable that a national party has to be welcomed as a “regional party” in the Lok Sabha,...   | Read..

Stung Congress tells Modi govt: Don't be arrogant, implement promises

Updated: 10 June 2014, Tuesday, 15:24 hrs (IST)
The Congress on Tuesday tore into the agenda outlined by President Pranab Mukherjee in his address, saying it is a repackaging of work done by the United Progressive Alliance...   | Read..

Car sales move up in May, after falling for 2 months, but truckmakers in 19th serial dip

Updated: 10 June 2014, Tuesday, 15:24 hrs (IST)
Car sales in India grew by 3.08 per cent in May, after falling for two consecutive months, as the industry gained from positive sentiments over formation of a stable governme...   | Read..

Minister orders more gas for Delhi power units as mercury heads for 46°C, shortfall for 500mw

Updated: 10 June 2014, Tuesday, 18:16 hrs (IST)
Utilities in Delhi will get extra natural gas to generate more electricity and help the national capital tide over a heat wave that struck after a weekend storm disrupted tra...   | Read..

White blue and fish fry for Biman

The Calcutta Municipal Corporation (CMC) today decided to waive a year’s property taxes for residential buildings painted in blue and white....   | Read..

CM makes Left sip tea and gulp BJP

They came, they nibbled at fish fry and she conquered....   | Read..

2004 to 2014: What’s new

What sets the presidential address on Monday, delivered by Pranab Mukherjee for the NDA government led by Narendra Modi, apart from that a decade ago, delivered by APJ Abdul ...   | Read..

A closed fist worth millions

In the new who’s who of Delhi’s power network, this may be a connection of no significance. But it probably speaks charmingly of the complexities of genealogy tha...   | Read..

Rebels spare Sharad, set to queer pitch for Nitish duo

The dissidence-wracked JDU today sailed into another crisis with three Independent candidates filing their nominations to challenge the official party nominees for two of the...   | Read..

NHRC on track, kids on train

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) today took suo motu cognisance of media reports that Jharkhand labour department team “confirmed” trafficking of 500-p...   | Read..
CM makes Left sip tea and gulp BJP
Quote of the day
IITs and IIMs in every state is a terrible idea and will dilute these institutions
Omar Abdullah
in a tweet
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FDI leeway hint in play to aspirations
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Calcutta RSS
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Bengal RSS
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Bihar RSS
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North Bengal RSS
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Sports RSS
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International RSS
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Business RSS
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Jharkhand RSS
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Northeast RSS
Rally venue shift to curb violence
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Odisha RSS
to belt or not to belt
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