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Friday , August 1 , 2014
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India derails WTO talks, but insists deal on food security still possible

Updated: 1 August 2014, Friday, 14:10 hrs (IST)
The World Trade Organisation failed to reach a consensus in Geneva on a global customs pact in the face of India’s insistence that its proposal on food grain stockholding be considered first....   | Read..

Carmakers report higher sales in July

Updated: 1 August 2014, Friday, 18:55 hrs (IST)
Major carmakers Maruti Suzuki India, Hyundai, Honda and Toyota on Friday reported higher domestic sales in July, signalling revival in the automobile market that has been...   | Read..

Stand by for a tell-all by one who tells little

An assassination compelled her to take the political baton that she — “like a tigress” — had once asked her husband to shun....   | Read..

Trinamul wakes up to BEd scam

The Trinamul Congress students’ wing has suspended a leader who has been accused of taking money in exchange for ensuring admissions beyond the stipulated capacity ...   | Read..

Cat out of union’s meddling bag

Trinamul union leaders today rolled out their formula to “settle the matter” between a Park Street housing complex and one of its lift operators: money....   | Read..

Chanho restive in clash ripples

Chanho block in Ranchi district witnessed sporadic violence today as tribal and right-wing organisations jointly called a bandh in response to Tuesday’s clash betwe...   | Read..

BJP pledge to clean out JVM

The BJP has claimed the entire Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM) was set to merge with it “shortly”, minus founder Babulal Marandi and his close associate and MLA Prad...   | Read..

August hope after july rain despair

From six per cent surplus to 13 per cent deficit, this monsoon’s July story hasn’t had a happy ending. ...   | Read..

Evict settlers from Manas, say officials

Officials of Manas National Park have warned that if settlers are not evicted from the park’s ranges soon, the situation may soon spin out of control. ...   | Read..

Green tribunal ban hearing today

Chief minister Mukul Sangma, under pressure to ensure that the National Green Tribunal’s ban on rat-hole coal mining in Meghalaya is lifted, has written to Prime Minist...   | Read..

Plot row: Balabantaray surrenders one house

Dharmasala MLA Pranab Balabantaray, son of BJD vice-president and Rajya Sabha member Kalpataru Das, today surrendered one of the two houses allotted to him under the disc...   | Read..

Assault FIR against Dal MLA

An FIR has been lodged against JDU MLA Krishna Kumar Singh and his two bodyguards in Saran for allegedly beating up six engineers of the water resources department yester...   | Read..
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Nation RSS
Admission of trouble in India-US marriage
India and America today officially acknowledged for the first time that seemingly intractable diffe...   | Read.. 
Calcutta RSS
City wrests Ross malaria crown
Calcutta on Thursday won the bragging rights for Ronald Ross's discovery of "mosquito as the malaria...   | Read.. 
Bengal RSS
Jungpana suspends work
Jungpana Tea Estate, whose brew had fetched the maximum price among Darjeeling gardens last year, s...   | Read.. 
Bihar RSS
Green glare on big buildings
The National Green Tribunal, New Delhi, on Wednesday asked Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) not to ...   | Read.. 
North Bengal RSS
Pig pick in JE death zone
The animal resource development department has told its officials in four districts of north Bengal...   | Read.. 
Opinion RSS
Information without spin
Last Wednesday, to commemorate his two years in Rashtrapati Bhavan, President Pranab Mukherjee invit...   | Read.. 
Sports RSS
Team seal on appeal by Jadeja
On and off the field, it's war between the teams.   | Read.. 
International RSS
Netanyahu vows to destroy tunnels
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel said today that he would not agree to any ceasefire pro...   | Read.. 
Business RSS
Talk show to ease trade tension
US secretary of state John Kerry tried some last-minute fire-fighting to get India on board for a W...   | Read.. 
Jharkhand RSS
Solidarity with Shilagain
The daylong Ranchi district bandh ' sponsored by various tribal and non-tribal organisations to prot...   | Read.. 
Northeast RSS
KMSS protester cuts wrist
The Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti today suspended its 11-day agitation after Dispur invited it for t...   | Read.. 
Odisha RSS
Whip in one hand, gift on another
The first major council meeting of the municipal corporation today decided to take strong action ag...   | Read..