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Militants attack Iraq refinery; India yet to contact stranded workers

Updated: 18 June 2014, Wednesday, 14:45 hrs (IST)
Sunni militants attacked Iraq's largest oil refinery, located in Baiji in northern Iraq, with machine-gun fire and mortars on Wednesday, Iraqi security sources and refinery employees said....   | Read..

India’s man, CBI chief Ranjit Sinha, loses race for Interpol top post

Updated: 18 June 2014, Wednesday, 14:55 hrs (IST)
India has lost the race for the post of Secretary General of the Interpol, with the Executive Committee of the international police organisation appointing Germany's...   | Read..

Gold import fall was good for India’s economy, but bad for trade with Australia

Updated: 18 June 2014, Wednesday, 14:50 hrs (IST)
Trade between India and Australia has dipped sharply by nearly 14 per cent to Australian $15.2 billion in 2013 as compared to the previous year, according to official dat...   | Read..

Morality versus limpet habit in Raj Bhavans

In resigning the governorship of Uttar Pradesh today, retired bureaucrat B.L. Joshi may have embraced a propriety that has not been part of India’s political practice....   | Read..

Police patrol for jute mills

The Bengal government today asked district administrations to deploy police patrols near jute mills, seeking to address industry’s concerns at a time the murder of ...   | Read..

Kitchen cabinet in action

The Narendra Modi government today targeted consumer inflation — riding at 8.28 per cent in May — by unveiling a series of measures to rein in prices of cereals, ...   | Read..

Modi prods Bhutan to curb NDFB

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s message to Bhutan in reference to its closeness to the Northeast was clear: “Terrorism divides. Tourism unites”....   | Read..

Suspense builds in poll run-up

Lalu Prasad continued to keep Nitish Kumar guessing on which way his legislators will vote in Thursday’s Rajya Sabha bypolls in which the JDU candidates are locked ...   | Read..

Budget milks fuel & liquor

Finance minister Pradip Kumar Amat today presented his maiden budget in the Assembly totalling Rs 80,139.58 crore with two tax proposals expected to fetch Rs 375 crore annual...   | Read..

Advani pat for ex-MP rocks BJP boat

L.K. Advani’s endorsement of Yashwant Sinha as the BJP’s prospective chief ministerial candidate in Jharkhand while on a visit to a Hazaribagh jail to meet t...   | Read..

Here, free therapy comes with bills

Susanti Devi, a 21-year-old mother from Rahe village in Ranchi district, could do little but weep this morning near the neonatal wing of the state’s biggest hospital, R...   | Read..
Mexico’s goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa saves a header by Brazil’s Thiago Silva during the Group A World Cup match. Ochoa made two outstanding saves to de ...  | Read
Quote of the day
So how are Spain going to recover... Spain isn’t used to letting in five goals
Diego Maradona
after the Netherlands’ drubbing
Nation RSS
Smriti scanner on UPA pre-poll picks
Smriti Irani has asked for details of appointments made by the Congress-led UPA government in educa...   | Read.. 
Calcutta RSS
How Bengal messed up MBBS
The Medical Council of India has rejected the compliance reports on infrastructure filed by seven st...   | Read.. 
Bengal RSS
Security fear stalks bosses of other mills
The chief executive officers of several jute mills in Hooghly, Howrah and North 24-Parganas today d...   | Read.. 
Bihar RSS
Jumbo plans fail, fliers suffer
The government and its various agencies bicker. Fliers like you and me pay the price.   | Read.. 
North Bengal RSS
June Celsius scorches Siliguri
Siliguri today was a sweltering 37°C in the daytime, at least 4 degrees above normal for this time ...   | Read.. 
Opinion RSS
Years of growing irony
Of the many ironies of recent history, this one surely justifies its description of “supreme”. Last ...   | Read.. 
Sports RSS
Dogged Mexico hold Brazil
Goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa made two outstanding saves to deny Neymar as battling Mexico held Brazil...   | Read.. 
International RSS
US: Top Benghazi suspect captured
US commandos have captured the suspected leader of the 2012 attack on the United States mission in ...   | Read.. 
Business RSS
Rajan junks watchdog reforms
Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan today slammed the move to foist a system of judicial ...   | Read.. 
Jharkhand RSS
OT cries out for chill pill
Doctors at Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) are losing their cool and for a genuine cau...   | Read.. 
Northeast RSS
Lewd email
A young academic of Assam Central University, a 20-year-old institute of higher learning, was place...   | Read.. 
Odisha RSS
That's where you'll chug in
Images of crowd, chaos and filth are bound to flood your mind whenever you think of the city railwa...   | Read..