The Telegraph
Thursday , July 17 , 2014

Rajya Sabha on the boil over Gaza as Ansari rejects govt plea against debate

Updated: 17 July 2014, Thursday, 14:20 hrs (IST)
The Gaza situation rocked the Rajya Sabha for the second consecutive day on Thursday with a determined opposition demanding an immediate discussion even as Chairman Hamid Ansari said the matter can be taken up at a later date while rejecting the government's plea against a debate....   | Read..

BJP won't indulge in horse-trading to form Delhi govt: Rajnath

Updated: 17 July 2014, Thursday, 15:40 hrs (IST)
The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday scoffed at reports that it was trying to lure legislators of other parties to form a government in Delhi, saying the party has neve...   | Read..

China offers to build coast-to-coast railway across South America

Updated: 17 July 2014, Thursday, 16:25 hrs (IST)
President Xi Jinping, firming up China's engagement with resource-rich Latin America, has offered to build a railway network across the continent, considered the backyar...   | Read..

Delhi caught in a Gaza fix

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj has written to Rajya Sabha chairman Hamid Ansari requesting that a short discussion on the Gaza attacks by Israel be “de-listed&...   | Read..

Another blotch on Bengal wall as paint pioneer closes lid

Shalimar Paints, the oldest paint maker in Southeast Asia, has suspended work at its Howrah plant, joining a list of companies that have been testing the waters to shutte...   | Read..

Stung by Mira, govt IAS-shy

The Bengal government has dipped into the state civil service archives for the first time to find a successor to Mira Pande, the feisty state election commissioner who ha...   | Read..

Apple and IBM try to ‘re-imagine how work is done’

Apple is moving up to business class. And its seatmate will be IBM....   | Read..

Couple sell newborn for Rs 6000

Driven by grinding poverty, a couple from a city slum sold their baby boy for Rs 6,000 about a week ago. The sale was made through a deed made on stamp paper on July 9....   | Read..

Gogoi to move Delhi on asylum for those fleeing persecution

The Tarun Gogoi cabinet today decided to move the Centre to frame a policy for granting asylum to persons who fled religious persecution and discrimination and took refug...   | Read..

Meal that killed children’s faith

Exactly a year ago, Akhilanand Mishra (35) lost his five-year-old son Ashish — the child was among the 23 who died after eating a meal served in their school which was ...   | Read..

Panel push to bridge NE chasm

Beyond the debate on an anti-racism law or an IPC amendment aside, the M.P. Bezbaruah panel wants to bridge the yawning gap between Northeast and the rest of India (and the w...   | Read..

Assam sport fraternity loses a spirited soul

The lanky old man will no longer walk down Dighalipukhuri East Lane to India Club with a tennis racquet....   | Read..

Dutee dropped from Commonwealth team

She was lauded for her performance at the last month’s 16th Asian Junior Athletics Championships at Taipei City, winning two gold medals for India. However, Dutee ...   | Read..

CBI heat on first CUJ boss

A CBI team apparently visited Shillong to probe into charges of fiscal anomalies running into crores and cronyism against Darlando T. Khathing, Central University of J...   | Read..
Former US President Bill Clinton signs autographs for students in Jaipur on Wednesday after visiting the kitchen of the Akshaya Patra Foundation, an ...  | Read
Quote of the day
If you ask anyone... in India who is our country’s greatest friend... every child knows that it is Russia
to Russian President Vladimir Putin
Nation RSS
Watch it, colleges! Big brother looms
The Union government is taking on the role of big brother to universities and colleges, telling edu...   | Read.. 
Calcutta RSS
Reprisal rerun in hooch hub
A young man who raised his voice against hooch dens at Bamangachhi like murdered college student Sou...   | Read.. 
Bengal RSS
Union fight takes toll on CU
Rajabazar Science College is caught in a bitter turf war between the students' and teachers' wings...   | Read.. 
Bihar RSS
Wake up to go smart
Patna figures in the list of 100 smart cities Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to develop in India...   | Read.. 
North Bengal RSS
Balasun gesture a farce: civic chief
The district administration today said chief minister Mamata Banerjee would "commission" the much-a...   | Read.. 
Opinion RSS
Dreaming of a sunset
The date for the Scottish referendum on September 18 is approaching. Both the Scottish National Part...   | Read.. 
Sports RSS
Now, it's a point of no return
Stung by India's Level III charge, which is rarely slapped, against James Anderson, England have re...   | Read.. 
International RSS
Gaza boys die in shelling
Israeli shelling killed four boys on a Gaza beach today, a local health official said, and Palestin...   | Read.. 
Business RSS
High duty on gold to stay
The customs duty of 10 per cent on gold is likely to stay as officials fear a repeat of last year's...   | Read.. 
Jharkhand RSS
Uniform omission
Ranchi, a city steeped in history, became symptomatic of modern malaise last October when security ...   | Read.. 
Northeast RSS
Constable kin plea: Find him
Family members of police constable Bithorai Brahma, who went missing on Monday evening, have asked ...   | Read.. 
Odisha RSS
Fund slash and uplift hurdle
The municipal corporation has decided to reduce the annual ward budget from Rs 70 lakh to Rs 40 lak...   | Read..