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SHOCKING: In Odisha, only 3 of 500 hospitals are fire ready

Recent statistics show that the situation is no different across the country with several hospitals lacking the infrastructure to manage a breakout of a blaze. Dillip Satpathy & Nirmalya Behera......

'Son of Bihar' Nitish writes open letter to PM Modi

Days before Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s second visit to poll-bound Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday raked up Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘DNA’ barb......

'We need to stop having low expectations from autistic children'

Visitors at the ‘Views from Planet Autism 2015’ were treated to awe-inspiring works of art by over 28 artists on the autism spectrum. The event, held in April, observed as the world......

Padma Vibhushan for Bachchan, Advani; Padma Bhushan for Bill Gates

  L K Advani, Amitabh Bachchan, thespian Dilip Kumar and Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal were on Sunday chosen for this year’s Padma Vibhushan, the second highest......

AGP to initiate legal action against Rahul

Strongly reacting to All India Congress Committee vice president Rahul Gandhi's purported remarks that Asom Gana Parishad was in power for a term allegedly with the backing of insurgents, the Asom......

India set to extend central bank term for Rajan's lieutenant

Urjit Patel's reappointment will raise market hopes that Rajan, will also be offered an extension when his tenure ends in September. Image: Urjit Patel, one of the RBI's four deputy governors,......

Why many think RBI's surprise rate cut is not positive

The reason behind the cut in policy rate seems to be a slowing economy, not something to be excited about Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Raghuram Rajan surprised financial markets by lowering......

Yes, the rupee IS overvalued

Rupee volatility could be dampened if it is steadily manoeuvered to levels consistent with inflation differentials, say Jaimini Bhagwati and Abheek Barua In the recent past, commentaries in this......

After IOC, govt to sack directors of other oil cos

After sacking four independent directors of IOC, the Narendra Modi-government is now seeking to remove nine similar Congress-appointees from the board of ONGC, HPCL and MRPL. The National......

Why financial literacy among urban working youth is low

Despite high education levels, working young people in urban India don't fare well as far as financial literacy is concerned, says an Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad study. 'Financial......

'Yes, I have done adult films. But nobody is talking about my good films'

'I defy all the controversy. For me, it is meaningless. They say the students are unhappy that I have been appointed as the head of FTII. They have not seen my work so how can they be unhappy?'......

'Suchitra Sen was the perfect Paro'

Eyebrows were raised when Bimal Roy cast the unknown Suchitra Sen opposite Dilip Kumar in Devdas (1955). But if Dilip Kumar was tailor-made for Devdas, the charismatic heroine was born to play......

'Being Assamese, I was asked for my passport'

Director Jahnu Barua -- who made the award-winning 2005 film Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Maara -- gets candid during an award ceremony in Pune. Devidas Deshpande reports. Even as he received an award......

Bappi Lahiri: Almost every song seems inspired today

Music composer-singer Bappi Lahiri offers a sneak peek into what to expect in his US concerts this month.With 465 films in four decades, and his recent chart-busting duet Ooh La La with Shreya......

When Salman Khan greeted bigger heroes

The Taj Land's End in Bandra, Mumbai, saw an amazing display of grit and talent on March 20, when the television channel IBN 7 held its Super Idols of the Nation Awards 2012, recognising the......

Ganguly wins Parsvnath chess title

National champion Grandmaster Surya Sekhar Ganguly edged out Russian GM Mikhail Ulibin on better tie-break score to win the seventh Parsvnath International Open chess tournament in Delhi on......

Viva Kerala upset Air India

Viva Kerala, promoted to the top division of the National Football League, yet again provided testimony to their giant-killing credentials when they came from behind to beat Air India 2-1and storm......

Sasikiran, Laxman in joint lead

Top seed Grandmaster Krishnan Sasikiran registered his third consecutive win to join International Master R R Laxman at the top after the sixth round of the Parsvanath International Open Chess......

Satyapragyan, Laxman in joint lead

Overnight joint leader Grandmaster Abhijit Kunte surprisingly settled for a quick draw as lower ranked players took the honours in the fourth round of the third Parsvnath International Open Chess......

Karnataka, Railways score consolation wins

Karnataka and Railways ended their campaigns in the 59th Indian Oil National Football Championship for the Santosh Trophy registering consolation victories in their final quarter-final league......
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Assam sepak takraw team announced

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Political defection of Indian netas in recent past

Senior Congress leader Rita Bahuguna Joshi resigned from the membership of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly and joined BJP, but Joshi is not the only... ...
River Talks-North East Literary Fest

Inauguration ceremony of Royal Group of Institutions Literary Fest, 2016 was declared open on October 20 by the lighting of the ceremonial lamp by... ...
Sonowal, Shah discuss party candidate

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North East Literary Festival beginning tomorrow

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