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56 personalities receive Padma awards from President

President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday presented Padma awards to 56 distinguished personalities including actor Paresh Rawal, ace tennis player Leander Paes and author Ruskin Bond. Cricketer Yuvraj......

Kiran Kumar Reddy questions validity of Telangana bill

Adopting an aggressive stance and seeking to push the Centre on the defencive, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Saturday questioned the very validity of AP Reorganisation......

Why Indian bureaucracy is under virtual lockdown

Recent investigations into the telecom spectrum and coal scams have made bureaucrats very wary of taking decisions The lack of energy inside North Block -- the red sandstone building which houses......

Cyclone to hit Odisha: Thousands fleeing port towns; pujo festivities dampened

Carrying their baggage, thousands of people are leaving the port town of Paradip to escape the wrath of the severe cyclonic storm 'Phailin' which is expected to make landfall in Odisha in less than......

After Durga Puja, bus, taxi strike in WB over fare hike

Private buses and taxis in West Bengal may go off the roads after the Durga Puja if fares are not increased, even as operators are pinning their hopes on an assurance by Chief Minister Mamata......

Now, Raju's 108 helpline under a cloud

The day starts at 2.27 am for Srinivas, an emergency medical technician in a 108 ambulance which plies across west Godawari district in Andhra Pradesh, where the founder of 108 helpline, B......

In Capital, Marx, Lenin at Durga's doorstep

For the last few months, this part of the globe could not have ignored the CPI(M)'s vehement opposition to the Indo-US nuclear deal even if it tried. But if you want to go beyond that, to learn......

The Satyajit Ray Google doodle

Google salutes Satyajit Ray, arguably India's greatest-ever director, on his 92nd birth anniversary with a doodle. Depicting that famous scene from the late director's Pather Panchali , the......

Paheli director's top 10 films

Recently, Time magazine announced its list of the 100 greatest films of all time, and the eclectic selection includes five Indian films. While none would question the brilliance of the selected......

If I were Harry Potter for a day

We had asked you what you do If you were Harry Potter for a day.We received tons of responses. Some said they would do make the world a better place to live in. Some said they would enjoy a trip of......

Churchill Brothers in IFA Shield final

I-League champions Churchill Brothers beat Air India 5-3 via the penalty shoot-out, in a rain-marred encounter, to enter the final of the 114th IFA Shield football tournament at the Yuba Bharati......

Kalmadi re-elected IOA president

In whatturned out to be a formality, the Indian Olympic Association elections returned the same office-bearers, with Suresh Kalmadi as president for a fourth consecutive term.The long list of......

Mumbai may host Sunfeast Open

Mumbai tennis fans could well have a two-weeks' treat, as the WTA Sunfeast Open Tier III tournament, which is hosted by Kolkata every year, could be shifted to India's financial capital, after the......

Kalmadi re-elected IOA president

Suresh Kalmadi was unanimously re-elected president of the Indian Olympic Association on Monday for a record third consecutive term notwithstanding the doping scandal andpoor show by the country in......

India U-17 held to a draw

Indian colts were left to rue missed chances and sloppy defending as they were held to a 1-1 draw against Nepal in the under-17 Asia Cup qualifier match at the Salt Lake stadium in Kolkata on......

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'Praying for Rains is Not Blind Belief' - Chief Secretary Kaushik Mukherjee

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