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Wednesday , August 13 , 2014
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SC wants Modi govt to keep Ganga promise, wants plan in 2 weeks

Updated: 13 August 2014, Wednesday, 18:20 hrs (IST)
The Supreme Court on Wednesday reminded Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party government that its election manifesto had promised a cleaner Ganga, and asked why urgent steps are not being taken to put this promise in effect....   | Read..

Mulayam says ready to talk to BSP if
Lalu mediates

Updated: 13 August 2014, Wednesday, 15:15 hrs (IST)
Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Wednesday suggested that if Lalu Prasad Yadav takes the initiative, he does not mind joining hands with Mayawati’s Bahu...   | Read..

Judges differ on appeal in Tapas Pal's case

Updated: 13 August 2014, Wednesday, 16:20 hrs (IST)
Two judges of a division bench of the Calcutta High court on Wednesday differed over whether the police should be ordered to register a case against Trinamul Congress mem...   | Read..

NDA govt will not entertain FDI in multi-brand retail: Sitharaman

Updated: 13 August 2014, Wednesday, 15:10 hrs (IST)
The National Democratic Alliance government will not entertain foreign direct investment in multi-brand retailing, commerce & industry minister Nirmala Sitharaman sai...   | Read..

Sonia tells her MPs to resist Modi govt’s 'sectarian' tendencies

Updated: 13 August 2014, Wednesday, 13:48 hrs (IST)
Congress President Sonia Gandhi said on Wednesday there has been an “alarming increase” in communal incidents since the Bharatiya Janata Party government led ...   | Read..

Panel under Jalan set up to suggest ways
to cut subsidies

Updated: 13 August 2014, Wednesday, 18:25 hrs (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday set up an Expenditure Management Commission, headed by former Reserve Bank of India Governor Bimal Jalan, that will suggest ways...   | Read..

Push to keep corporates off media

The telecom regulator today recommended that political parties, companies and religious bodies should be barred from entry into broadcasting and television channel distributi...   | Read..

Thunder of laughter and a demon

Robin Williams once likened his act to the daily jogs he took across the Golden Gate Bridge. There were times he would look over the edge, one side of him pulling back in fear...   | Read..

Tweak solution after IISc meddling

The Indian Institute of Science and the University Grants Commission have agreed on a compromise formula to wriggle out of the latest controversy surrounding the four-yea...   | Read..

Voice for CM before judges are chosen

Chief ministers and governors will be heard before judges are appointed to high courts, if the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill sails through Parliament wit...   | Read..

Shower show to continue

If it was a flooded Tuesday in Ranchi, it will be a bounty Wednesday across Jharkhand, with weathermen predicting a good spell in the next 24 hours. ...   | Read..

2 die in firing at border village

Two persons protesting the alleged kidnapping of two schoolboys from Assam, died when they ran into a hail of bullets fired by alleged miscreants from Nagaland this afternoon...   | Read..

Infotech cradle hits recce hurdle

The proposed Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) in Ranchi, which recently managed to solve a three-year-old land jinx, has hit a fresh bump with a central ...   | Read..

How Bihar aced the MCI test

Jharkhand woke up to the MBBS seat-slash crisis today as health department principal secretary B.K. Tripathi managed to wrangle an appointment with his central counterpart Lo...   | Read..

Quota misuse slur on BDA employees

Several employees of the development authority have managed to get more than one house and plot under various schemes in the city as controversy over misuse of the discre...   | Read..
Rekha arrives in Parliament on Tuesday, after her prolonged absence was remarked upon last week. ...  | Read
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