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Saturday , August 9 , 2014
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Shah says Cong ideology should be replaced with that of BJP

Updated: 09 August 2014, Saturday, 14:30 hrs (IST)
Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah on Saturday asked cadres to work for expanding the party's reach with focus on the states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Haryana and Jammu & Kashmir where assembly polls are due in near future. ...   | Read..

Bengal allows potato export to Odisha after fish & egg supply is cut off

Updated: 09 August 2014, Saturday, 18:15 hrs (IST)
The potato crisis has been resolved in Odisha, with neighbouring state West Bengal lifting curbs on the movement of tuber laden trucks to state....   | Read..

Obama hears wail, sends bombers

Barack Obama, the President who won the Peace Nobel in 2009, was compelled today to send warplanes to bomb militants marching on Iraq’s Kurdish capital where minorities...   | Read..

No more a safe zone for India

The foreign office is bracing for a new crisis in Iraq: the prospect of evacuating thousands of Indians from Kurdistan, deemed safe till now but emerging as the latest b...   | Read..

Trickier than the balls Sachin left

Sachin Tendulkar may be paying the price of not knowing how to say “no”....   | Read..

Govt fund trickles, industry chokes

The state’s industrial development has suffered a setback with the state failing to provide adequate funds for infrastructure development of various projects, including...   | Read..

Evidence of Vaishali link in Buddha bowl

Archaeologists claim to have found strong evidence to prove that the 400kg greenish-grey granite bowl kept at the National Museum of Afghanistan in Kabul was taken from B...   | Read..

SC wants encounter probe made public

The probe reports of 27 cases of alleged fake encounter killings in Manipur will be made public for the first time with the Supreme Court ordering that the reports be made av...   | Read..

JTDC lifeline for nobody’s city bus

Jharkhand Tourism Development Corporation (JTDC) will continue to manage and maintain the city bus service for three or four months more in Ranchi, Jamshedpur and Dhanbad, af...   | Read..
Barack Obama announces at the White House that he has authorised air strikes and relief drops in Iraq to prevent a “genocide”. (AFP)
Obama hears wail, sends bombers
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