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Saturday , July 5 , 2014
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Nurses return home from Iraq

Updated: 5 July 2014, Saturday, 14:21 hrs (IST)
Forty-six nurses, who were held captive by Islamic State for Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants in Iraq, returned home on Saturday by a special Air India flight to a happy reunion with their families here, bringing to an end their about month-long ordeal. ...   | Read..

Neymar out of Cup as Brazil and Germany make semis

Updated: 5 July 2014, Saturday, 14:21 hrs (IST)
Hosts Brazil suffered a huge blow when they lost leading forward Neymar for the rest of the World Cup through injury on Friday as they set up an epic-looking semi-final again...   | Read..

And the own-goal cup goes to…

I congratulate the students, the teachers, the parents and the school management on this great occasion. My best wishes are always with them…....   | Read..

There scrolls digital truth

Sections of the news media are conspiring, some Facebook fans are fulminating and friendly television studios are licking the Saradha wounds…. What to do to give them thi...   | Read..

Hope for nurses in Iraq

A mix of cloak-and-dagger consultations, tenacious door-knocks by diplomats and a subtle signal from Saudi Arabia’s top cleric appear to have taken the Narendra Modi go...   | Read..

Model schools from January

The ambitious model school project, conceived during the second tenure of the UPA government, will start functioning in Assam from January next year having overcome land hicc...   | Read..

Red terror base spreads to Angul

Maoists are trying to expand their footprints in the state. After making successful forays into Balangir and Nuapada districts of west Odisha, they are now pushing into A...   | Read..

CRPF officer killed in Maoist attack

A CRPF commandant from Jharkhand was killed in an encounter with Maoists on Bihar border on Friday morning, barely a week after Union home minister Rajnath Singh asked se...   | Read..

Review fiat on power deals

State energy minister Rajendra Prasad Singh today directed his department and Jharkhand Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (JUVNL) in “the larger interest of the state” to ...   | Read..
Germany’s Mats Hummels (centre) and Thomas Mueller celebrate after the former’s header beat France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, at the Maracana, in Rio de ...  | Read
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