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Friday , August 8 , 2014
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Jaswant Singh in a coma after hurting head in fall at home

Updated: 08 August 2014, Friday, 14:45 hrs (IST)
Former Bharatiya Janata Party leader Jaswant Singh is in a “very critical” condition and in coma at Army Research & Referral hospital where he was admitted early on Friday after a fall at his residence that left him with a head injury....   | Read..

Phoolan Devi murder: Court convicts Rana, acquits 10 others

Updated: 08 August 2014, Friday, 17:30 hrs (IST)
A Delhi court on Friday convicted key accused Sher Singh Rana in the 13-year-old sensational murder of bandit-turned-politician Phoolan Devi, who was then a Lok Sabha me...   | Read..

Domestic car sales up 5% in July, SIAM sees full year revival at last

Updated: 08 August 2014, Friday, 13:40 hrs (IST)
Domestic car sales grew for the third month in succession in July, prompting the industry body SIAM to hope for a 5-10 per cent growth in the current financial year....   | Read..

Rajya Sabha stalled over TDP member’s comment on how women should dress

Updated: 08 August 2014, Friday, 14:05 hrs (IST)
Congress members on Friday created uproar in Rajya Sabha over certain remarks made by Telugu Desam Party member about women's dress, leading to adjournment of the Ho...   | Read..

Babu jato bole

Parishod dole

Bole tar shatagun ...   | Read..


Cabinet go-ahead on job policy

The Tarun Gogoi government today decided to formulate a recruitment policy for families of government servants who die in extremist violence and to spend a maximum of two...   | Read..

Land red flag for power plant

The 1,320MW thermal power project at Chausa in Buxar has got delayed due to problems in land acquisition stemming from the revised law that guarantees a higher compensati...   | Read..

Reasoning worry for candidates

English might have been one of their grouses, but aspirants here said the reasoning portion of civil services aptitude test (CSAT) paper in the UPSC prelims was a major worry...   | Read..

SC stays Special OJEE order

The Supreme Court today stayed Orissa High Court order directing the state government to hold a Special OJEE for BTech (engineering) courses for the 2014-15 academic year....   | Read..

SAIL bosses meet CM

Two senior officials of Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) met chief minister Hemant Soren today to end an impending lease deadlock on four mines, ore from which is ...   | Read..

22 children rescued from Jaipur factory

A group of 22 children from Jharkhand, some as young as eight and working under distressing conditions at a gem factory in Rajasthan for two years, was rescued earlier this ...   | Read..
Hoyto or onno ja hobby achhe — aeroplane orano — ei shob korun.... Shei hetu or motibhrom hoyechhe hoyto... (Perhaps he should indulge in whatever hobbies he has — flying aeroplanes — let him do all this.... So, he may have lost his mind)
Amit Mitra
on Ratan Tata
Quote of the day
Mr. Mitra might believe I have ‘lost my mind’. I would be delighted if he could show me what industrial development projects I missed while driving through Rajarhat. If he cannot, then I would have to conclude that he has a very fertile imagination
Ratan Tata
responding on Twitter
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Mitra: Tata may have lost his mind
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Captain, My Captain
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