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Wednesday , July 9 , 2014
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Economy likely to grow at 5.4-5.9%

Updated: 9 July 2014, Wednesday, 12:05 hrs (IST)
The economy is expected to grow by up to 5.9 per cent in the current fiscal year, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said in the annual Economic Survey released a day ahead of the Budget for 2014-15....   | Read..

After 10 months, car sales grow in double-digits; even trucks get some traction

Updated: 9 July 2014, Wednesday, 16:30 hrs (IST)
Car sales in India increased by 14.76 per cent in June over the figure for the same month of 2013, on the back of the positive sentiment created ...   | Read..

Amit Shah is new BJP President

Updated: 9 July 2014, Wednesday, 13:50 hrs (IST)
Amit Shah, who delivered crucial state of Uttar Pradesh to the Bharatiya Janata Party in the Lok Sabha elections, was appointed party president on Wednesday....   | Read..

TMC disrupts Question Hour in Parliament, Kalyan says sorry for comment on Speaker

Updated: 9 July 2014, Wednesday, 13:50 hrs (IST)
Angry protests by Trinamul Congress over the Railway budget disrupted proceedings in the Lok Sabha for the second day on Wednesday and spread to the Rajya Sabha ...   | Read..

SC notice to Salman in black-buck hunting case

Updated: 9 July 2014, Wednesday, 13:50 hrs (IST)
The Supreme court on Wednesday issued a notice to Bollywood actor Salman Khan on Rajasthan government's plea challenging a High Court decision that had stayed his co...   | Read..

Gone: sea larger than Bengal

India has lost to Bangladesh a swathe of sea larger than the area of Bengal in a landmark ruling by a UN tribunal after decades ....   | Read..

Rosy ride on a sketchy track

The railway budget unveiled by the Narendra Modi government today is big on intent and refreshingly low on populism but dreadfully short on details....   | Read..

Charity begins at home...

If any two states can be called winners and losers in the battle for railway largesse, they were… (no prizes for guessing): railway minister Sadananda Gowda’s Karna...   | Read..

Giriraj house burglars arrested with cash of Rs 1.14 crore

Police arrested four persons within 24 hours of a theft at BJP MP Giriraj Singh’s flat at Anandpuri yesterday and recovered from them cash of Rs 1.14 crore, US$600 in c...   | Read..

State gets crumbs from Gowda platter

Jharkhand, which sent 12 BJP MPs out of 14 in a thumping support to the Narendra Modi government, today received crumbs from its railway budget such as a weekly express, ...   | Read..
Miroslav Klose after scoring Germany’s second goal during the first semi-final, at Belo Horizonte, on Tuesday. (Getty Images)
Klose breaks goal record but the world is too stunned to keep count
Quote of the day
Such a semi-final is a special thing, it is a fight of the continents
Joachim Loew
Germany coach
before the match with Brazil

Nation RSS
Minister Jaitley in U-turn on 1962 report
Defence minister Arun Jaitley has told Parliament that the Centre will continue to keep an army rep...   | Read.. 
Calcutta RSS
Autopsy reveals 5 stabs
Sourav Chowdhury's murder has been captured in mind-numbing detail in a post-mortem report that conf...   | Read.. 
Bengal RSS
Trinamul faction bullet hits boy
A bullet allegedly fired at an East Midnapore Trinamul leader by suspected members of a rival facti...   | Read.. 
Bihar RSS
Passengers bite budget bullet
The first railway policy document presented by the Narendra Modi dispensation evoked mixed reactions...   | Read.. 
North Bengal RSS
Rail budget runs over north hopes
People of north Bengal who were hoping for better train connectivity expressed disappointment today...   | Read.. 
Opinion RSS
A useful arbiter
“America has its own significance,” argued Sushma Swaraj, the new Indian external affairs minister. ...   | Read.. 
Sports RSS
Improved Argentina enjoying a thin edge
At the very start, let me make one thing clear ' though trying to predict the result of a penultimat...   | Read.. 
International RSS
Israel steps up offensive against Hamas
Israel began an intensive aerial bombardment in Gaza early today, hitting more than 50 targets, inc...   | Read.. 
Business RSS
Rail to try new cash route
The Modi government today initiated steps to open the rail gates to foreign direct investment and a...   | Read.. 
Jharkhand RSS
Father of two shot, land broker suspect
A 46-year-old teacher, taking a tea break near Namkum railway station, 10km from Ranchi, after dropp...   | Read.. 
Northeast RSS
The Jorhat district administration today launched an eviction drive to clear encroachments along se...   | Read.. 
Odisha RSS
World Trade Centre in town
The city today got connected to business networks around the globe with the World Trade Centre (WTC...   | Read..