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Thursday , August 14 , 2014

Parliament approves law to overturn collegium system for appointing judges

Updated: 14 August 2014, Thursday, 19:00 hrs (IST)
Parliament on Thursday cleared two Bills to have a new mechanism to appoint judges to higher courts and scrap the collegium system, which has been under severe criticism....   | Read..

Inflation at 5-month low of 5.19% in July

Updated: 14 August 2014, Thursday, 13:10 hrs (IST)
Inflation dipped to a five month low of 5.19 per cent in July mainly on account of decline in prices of some food articles, vegetables and protein rich items....   | Read..

Phoolan murder: Delhi Court awards life term to Sher Singh Rana

Updated: 14 August 2014, Thursday, 16:05 hrs (IST)
Sher Singh Rana, the lone convict in the sensational murder of bandit-turned-politician Phoolan Devi here in 2001, was awarded life imprisonment on Thursday by a Delhi court,...   | Read..

India's Q2 gold demand fell by 39%

Updated: 14 August 2014, Thursday, 13:00 hrs (IST)
India’s gold demand declined by 39 per cent to 204.1 tonne in the second quarter of calendar 2014 compared with the same quarter of 2013 on expectations that the pr...   | Read..

Sahara’s Roy given more time to seal hotels deal for bail money

Updated: 14 August 2014, Thursday, 19:00 hrs (IST)
The Supreme Court on Thursday gave jailed business tycoon Subrata Roy a 15-day extension to conclude the sale of his luxury hotels from his makeshift office in prison and pay...   | Read..

Enter, Bengal Medal Service

Mahanayak, Mahanayika, Maha-IAS, Maha-IPS…....   | Read..

Tabla to top of the tables

An Indian-origin mathematician at Princeton University who once took tabla lessons from Ustad Zakir Hussain and considered music as a career today received the Fields Medal, ...   | Read..

Give and take on judge bill

The Lok Sabha today passed a bill that seeks to change the way judges are appointed after the Centre accepted a Congress demand to drop a provision that required unanimit...   | Read..

Sister, just take my jet

For Sushma Swaraj, a Raksha Bandhan “gift” landed this year much earlier than the August 10 festival did....   | Read..

Border arson rocks House

Violence along the Assam-Nagaland boundary rocked the Assam Assembly today with Opposition members demanding strong action to defuse the situation, which has aggravated follo...   | Read..

Bills to hike salaries tabled

The Assam government today tabled amendment bills in the Assembly to raise the pay packages of the elected representatives amid protests by a few ruling party legislators to ...   | Read..

Rescued kids back to work

Nine boys between nine and 14 years, rescued in May from the streets of Bangalore selling pani puri and reunited with parents in Koderma, are currently lifting br...   | Read..

Seat slash to stay, says secy

Dealing a blow to hundreds of MBBS hopefuls, Union health secretary Lov Verma today expressed his inability to bail out Jharkhand’s three medical colleges from the ...   | Read..

Court scanner on varsity jobs

Orissa High Court has decided to monitor filling up of the large-scale vacancies in faculty posts at government-run universities across the state....   | Read..
South Korean President Park Geun-hye (left) gives the prize to Manjul Bhargava (right) at the awards ceremony in Seoul on Wednesday. (AFP)
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