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Anna sets 12-day deadline on Jan Lokpal bill

NEW DELHI: Upping the ante, Mr Anna Hazare on Friday  gave a 12-day deadline to the government to pass the…

Maoists kill 11 cops in Chhattisgarh

RAIPUR: Maoists on Friday gunned down at least 11 policemen in an ambush that set off an encounter which left…

West Bengal is now Paschim Banga

KOLKATA: The West Bengal government, along with the opposition parties of the state, on Friday unanimously decided to rename West…

Opposition parties to hold protests on August 23 on corruption

NEW DELHI: Nine opposition parties, including the Left, today termed the government version of the Lokpal Bill as “unacceptable” and…

Spanish flavour for ‘dahi-handi’

MUMBAI: This year’s popular ‘dahi-handi’ festival next week will have a dash of Spain in the celebrations that attract millions…

Govt plans blanket ban on child labour

NEW DELHI: The central government is contemplating a blanket ban on child labour, the Union Human Resource Development Minister, Mr…

RS creates history, impeaches HC judge Sen

NEW DELHI:  Creating history, Rajya Sabha on Thursday overwhelmingly approved impeachment motion against Calcutta High Court judge Mr Justice Soumitra…

Anna to fast at Ramlila ground

NEW DELHI: On the third day of protests across India, the government blinked on Thursday and allowed the fasting and…

Mumbai’s dabbawalas to skip work

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI: Mumbai’s famed dabbawalas (tiffin-box carriers) will skip work tomorrow for the first time in over a century backing…

Supreme Court upholds HC order

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday held that the minimum eligibility percentage for admission in Central universities for OBC…