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Friday , May 8 , 2015
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Cameron set to form govt again (this time without Lib Dem help)

May 8, 2015
Prime Minister David Cameron won an emphatic election victory in Britain, overturning predictions that the vote would be the closest in decades to sweep into office for another five years, with his...   | Read..

Salman gets bail, conviction stayed

May 8, 2015
The Bombay High Court on Friday granted bail to Bollywood star Salman Khan and stayed his conviction by a sessions court in a 2002 hit-and-run case.   | Read..

In Pakistan, ambassadors of Norway and Philippines die in helicopter crash

May 8, 2015
A Pakistan military helicopter carrying diplomats to the launch of projects in northern Pakistan crashed on Friday killing six people, including the ambassadors of Norway...   | Read..

Deadly, inhuman and 'protected'

May 8, 2015
An illegal fireworks factory that allegedly made bombs burst into flames in West Midnapore last night, igniting a chain of explosions for over an hour and killing several...   | Read..

Tantrum on tax tells on rupee

May 8, 2015
The rupee sank to a 20-month low today at 64.28 against the US dollar amid rising concerns over a contentious tax that the Narendra Modi government has been trying to wring...   | Read..

Who did it? Neither Didi nor Modi

May 8, 2015
Banners in Asansol and Burnpur have signalled a race to claim credit for IISCO's modernised plant that will be dedicated to the nation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and...   | Read..

Tusker rage spurs hi-tech tracking

May 8, 2015
The young tusker, whose rampage in the capital yesterday included killing a man, has jolted the wildlife wing of the state forest department to beef up a comprehensive 24/7...   | Read..

Couple cheers new lease of life

May 8, 2015
Being freed from the clutches of their abductors is the most precious gift for Gaya doctor Pankaj Kumar Gupta and his entrepreneur-wife Shubhra ahead of their 17th wedding...   | Read..

RJD expels Pappu for six years

May 8, 2015
The RJD today expelled Madhepura MP, Rajesh Ranjan, better known as Pappu Yadav, for six years for "anti-party activities".   | Read..

Showcause slap before quota action

May 8, 2015
The state government will issue showcause notices to each of the allotees under multiple discretionary quotas before cancellation of their plots, houses and flats.   | Read..

Odisha gears up for Biju centenary

May 8, 2015
The state government plans to celebrate Biju Patnaik's centenary in a grand manner following the Centre's announcement that it will bring out a postage stamp and...   | Read..


May 8, 2015
Amalendu Guha, social, cultural and economic historian, had kept it simple - a dim three-room tenement shadowed by a noisy flyover at Guwahati's Ulubari crossroads, an old...   | Read..
Deadly, inhuman and 'protected'
Quote of the day

I am not materialistic in life

Deepika Padukone

Nation RSS
Salman knew the risks, says judge
Salman Khan would have known that rash and negligent driving after drinking can result in deaths, Mu...   | Read.. 
Calcutta RSS
Two dead in bullet spray from bikes
Two men were shot dead and a third critically injured in a suspected revenge attack carried out by 1...   | Read.. 
Bengal RSS
A cottage industry of bomb-making thrives
The blast in West Midnapore's Pingla in which at least 12 persons died has blown the veil off a cott...   | Read.. 
Bihar RSS
Legal hurdle for river channel
Farmers protesting the construction of a new channel on the bank of the Ganga to bring the river nea...   | Read.. 
North Bengal RSS
TMC rift fear over civic posts
Mamata Banerjee's decision to delegate the task of selecting chairpersons of five municipalities won...   | Read.. 
Opinion RSS
Doubts and divisions
Late last month, while waiting in the lobby of a Central London hotel, I was buttonholed by a Greek ...   | Read.. 
Sports RSS
I don't believe any captain should be a one-way guy, says Mathews
Sri Lanka's Test and ODI captain Angelo Mathews, who turns out for the Delhi DareDevils in the IPL,...   | Read.. 
International RSS
Nepalis, foreigners tussle over rescue
It was three foreign trekkers who used their satellite telephone to call the rescue helicopter that ...   | Read.. 
Business RSS
Crude shock for subsidy bill
The spike in global crude prices and the weakening of the rupee against the dollar could impact the ...   | Read.. 
Jharkhand RSS
Buses bear blockade brunt
JMM partymen swooped down on NH-33 on Thursday to block a 100km stretch to protest against the delay...   | Read.. 
Northeast RSS
'Guha opposed atrocities and excesses'
Manorama Sharma, former head of history at North Eastern Hill University, was closely associated wit...   | Read.. 
Odisha RSS
Screened, but on sitesPlatform for short filmmakers
Many short filmmakers are releasing their productions online.   | Read..