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By Rabi Banerjee
Before he left for Brazil to press for cooperation between BRICS countries, did Prime Minister Narendra Modi iron out his differences with a bête noire at home? He apparently did, considering the support he received in the Lok Sabha for passing an amendment to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Act, which would remove a legal hurdle for appointing former TRAI chairman...
Crash and burn   
The earth-movers have fallen silent. The rescue teams have left. All that remains is a mangled mess of concrete and iron scaffolding. Moulivakkam, on the outskirts of Chennai, where a 11-storey building collapsed on June 28¯killing 61 people and injuring 27¯resembles a ghost town. The thunderous noise of the building falling like a pack of cards, and the wails of victims, still echo in the minds...
Sania appointed brand ambassador of Telangana   22 July, 2014
Hyderabad: Indian tennis star Sania Mirza was today appointed 'Brand Ambassador' of Telangana. She will promote the new "state's interests" in India and abroad, according to Industrial Infrastructure Corporation Managing Director Jayesh Rajan.Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao handed over a letter of appointment and also a cheque of Rs one crore to 27-year-old Sania at an...
SC turns down bail plea of Janardhan Reddy   22 July, 2014
The Supreme Court today refused to grant bail to mining baron and former Karnataka Minister Gali Janardhan Reddy who is an accused in the illegal mining case involving his Obulapuram Mining Company (OMC). However, a bench headed by Justice H L Dattu said his bail plea would be considered if the trial in the case is not completed expeditiously. Reddy had moved the apex court in 2013...
Damage to property will invite punishment in Punjab   22 July, 2014
Damaging public or private property in Punjab during strike, road or rail blockade will now attract imprisonment of up to one year in jail and fine with the state Assembly today passing a bill in this regard. Though Opposition Congress accused the SAD-BJP led state government of muzzling the voice of protesters with this law, the state government said the law was introduced on the directions of...
Personal ambition behind resignations: Cong   22 July, 2014
Graft-tainted IAS couple sacked   22 July, 2014
Work for Cong-free Maharashtra, Modi to BJP   22 July, 2014
Guj govt initiates novel steps against malnutrition   21 July, 2014
Rape of minor: Skating instructor arrested   21 July, 2014
AAP demands immediate dissolution of Assembly   21 July, 2014
DMK deliberating on Katju's allegation   22 July, 2014
Congress, NC end alliance   21 July, 2014
AP to waive farm loans of up to Rs1.5 lakh per family   21 July, 2014
No-confidence motion against C'garh Speaker   21 July, 2014
Goa Assembly to turn paperless   19 July, 2014
DUSIB to ensure quality construction   19 July, 2014
VHP leader slams opposition to 'Sanskrit Week'   21 July, 2014
Mamata calls for movement against Modi govt   21 July, 2014
Narayan Rane quits Chavan's cabinet   21 July, 2014
Modi has cheated on illegal immigrants issue: AGP   19 July, 2014
BJP, Cong attack AAP over poster controversy   19 July, 2014
AAP activists sent to judicial custody till Aug 2   19 July, 2014
Lucknow rape: High-level inquiry ordered   18 July, 2014
Rs 2482 crore earmarked for education sector   18 July, 2014
Only 13 government dentists in state   18 July, 2014
A devout Muslim can never be a terrorist: Madani   17 July, 2014
Jayalalithaa opposes Sanskrit week celebrations   19 July, 2014
Telangana govt endorses farm loan waiver plan   17 July, 2014
Punjab govt to evolve policy for NRIs   16 July, 2014
Jayalalithaa warns action against errant clubs   16 July, 2014
Home truths   14 July, 2014
Top Maoist leader arrested   18 July, 2014
House in ruins   14 July, 2014
Church vandalised in UP, Bajrang Dal activists arrested   17 July, 2014
BJP may consider forming govt if invited by LG   16 July, 2014
Hold fresh Assembly polls, says wary Cong   16 July, 2014
Six-year-old girl raped in school, parents protest   17 July, 2014
BJP explores govt formation; says ball in LG court   16 July, 2014
Chhattisgarh: Officials hopeful of high voter turnout   18 November, 2013
A fair calling   14 July, 2014
Direction on Ghat report sparks protest   15 November, 2013
Fight in the shade   14 July, 2014
Broken Hand   14 July, 2014
Smouldering fire   14 July, 2014
Road connectivity for habitats with 250 people   16 July, 2014
Mayawati blames UPA 'misrule' for BSP's poll debacle   15 July, 2014
Cong govt dividing children on caste lines: BJP   14 November, 2013
PDP leader Madani released on bail   15 July, 2014
UP govt employees strike enters 2nd day   13 November, 2013
NC announces first list of candidates for Assembly polls   15 July, 2014
A big phat family   13 November, 2013
Nitish tapping BJP leaders' phones: Sushil Modi   19 November, 2013
AAP highlights problems faced by people   15 July, 2014
Maya Kodnani gets bail   12 November, 2013
Congress targets AAP's probity plank   19 November, 2013
Juveniles convicted in Shakti Mill gangrapes   15 July, 2014
Security lapse behind blast: Gogoi   29 July, 2013
Terrorism is Cong's gift to Punjab: Badal   14 November, 2013
Delhi is in the ICU   12 November, 2013
HC seeks to know govt steps against drunk driving   14 July, 2014
UPA endorses creation of Telangana   30 July, 2013
Matter of faith   12 November, 2013
Snooping scandal reaches Supreme Court   19 November, 2013
Did not mock Modi: Raj Thackeray   14 July, 2014
CWC meet on Telangana tomorrow   29 July, 2013
Fight for free   12 November, 2013
'Poll pledges will be kept'   01 March, 2013
VHP leader Giriraj Kishore dies   14 July, 2014
Demand for Vidarbha gains momentum   30 July, 2013
Hug fest   28 November, 2011
Gadgil report not mandatory for clearance   12 November, 2013
Pandey appears before CBI court on a stretcher   30 July, 2013
Pandemonium in Bihar Assembly   29 July, 2013
Solar scientist who flayed govt inaction attacked   04 September, 2013
Ishrat case: Pandey in hospital   29 July, 2013
Locals opposed to Jaitapur project: Uddhav   02 September, 2013
Ker needs spl law for fraud cases: HC   29 July, 2013
Punjab accords top priority to climate change   02 September, 2013
State dept exposes 7-yr-old rape victim   29 July, 2013
SC to hear mining case from Sept 17   02 September, 2013
More paramilitary men rushed to AP   29 July, 2013
Asaram sent to jail, to move bail plea   02 September, 2013
Bangalored!    04 November, 2011
Stunt biker killed in police firing   28 July, 2013
Power failure   24 August, 2013
Solar scam: Kerala CM rejects TV report   27 July, 2013
Endless simmer   24 August, 2013
BJP seeks greater protection for Sangh leaders   27 July, 2013
Addl CJM's plea to relieve him   27 August, 2013
2 bodies found, search intensified for 15 others   07 May, 2014
Malayalam proficiency: Protest in Kerala   26 August, 2013
TDP accuses Jagan of violating poll code   03 May, 2014
I am not 100% honest: K'taka CM   29 August, 2013
Prisoners to turn 'chenda' artists   02 May, 2014
K'taka polls: Cong wins two LS seats   24 August, 2013
EC asks Guj admn to file FIR against Modi   30 April, 2014
Modi's wife, mother exercise their franchise   30 April, 2014
Seventh phase voting begins   30 April, 2014
Digvijaya says in relationship with a scribe   30 April, 2014
Not unhappy with Cong leadership: N D Tiwari   30 April, 2014
Goa govt initiates steps to counter shortage of nurses   02 May, 2014
'Blast aimed at creating panic in Modi's campaign'   03 May, 2014
Not declaring Rahul as PM nominee right strategy: Cong   30 April, 2014
HC rejects Adarsh Society's plea opposing title suit   02 May, 2014
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