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In north Bengal, netas 'dream' as voters struggle
Indrani Roy Mitra visits Haldibari in North Bengal's Coochbehar district and realises that between political strategies and 'illogical' high hopes of leaders, lies the realm of the unattended,......
'Better literacy rate the best news in the census'
There's a lot of positive news in the population census findings, C Chakravarty, consultant registrar general, tells Business Standard. Excerpts:What do you think is the most......
The man who created Aishwarya, the fruit
'What's in a name; a rose called by any other name would smell as sweet' is what Shakespeare said centuries ago. But back in the tiny Malihabad town in the hinterland of Lucknow lives a man......
Why Kapil Sibal trashed the CAG report
Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai has asked Public Accounts Committee Chairman Murli Manohar Joshi for permission to react to Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal's open attack on him over......
Mumbai gears up to receive President Obama
Mumbai is gearing up to witness the spectacle of US President's visitNobody knows better what it means when the President of the most powerful nation in the world comes calling than......
Home entertainment: Check these hi-tech media players!
Media players have been around but there's a reason why they haven't picked steam yet. It's just too complicated to understand what a media player does differently. To decode their functions,......
India to beat US to become No.1 in ACs: LG
Korean consumer durables major LG on Friday said it will invest Rs 800 crore (Rs 8 billion) in 2011 to add capacity and for other purposes in India, which it expects will become its largest......
Why petrol prices were hiked by Rs 3 a litre
The hike in petrol price was necessitated because of increase in prices of crude oil in the international market, Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said. "The price of crude oil in the......
Surging Sensex: Why you need to be cautious
It is just a matter of time that the Indian market will mark an all-time high for itself, as it managed to cross the psychological mark of 20,000 on the benchmark Sensex this September, powered......
A farmer's hunger strike to fight land acquisition
Land acquisition for special economic zones has been a major bone of contention across the nation. Thousands of people whose land was being acquired to set up SEZs have protested against the low......
Baby time for Enrique Iglesias & Anna Kournikova?
Get your low down on what's happening in the world of Hollywood, right here! Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias and tennis star Anna Kournikova are expecting their first child together, according to......
'Rakta Charitra 2 is Vivek and Suriya's film'
Priyamani is heading for the big league after getting opportunities to do films with big directors like Mani Ratnam and S S Rajamouli, and actors like Nagarjuna (Ragada is their latest project).......
Bollywood turns up for Mrs Sanjay Dutt's baby shower
Here's what your favourite celebrities have been up to. Amisha Patel threw a baby shower for her best friend Manyata Dutt on Tuesday at a restaurant-cum lounge bar Veda, in Mumbai. ......
Will Krish do a Gamyam with Vedam?
There's plenty of reasons why we should look forward to the Telugu film Vedam. For starters, it's Radhakrishna (Krish) Jagarlamudi's second film after Gamyam, which won many awards. Then there's......
Bollywood cheers for Gurinder Chadda
Here's what your favourite celebrities have been up to. Bollywood sure is curious of Gurinder Chadda's It's a Wonderful Afterlife. Some of the stars like Neha Dhupia and Neetu Chandra went to......
Images: Sri Lanka crush England, set up semis date with Kiwis
Openers Tillakaratne Dilshan and Upul Tharanga hit superb centuries as Sri Lanka humiliated England by 10 wickets in a thoroughly one-sided World Cup quarter-final, on Saturday. Chasing a target......
Hayden digs up old graves of '04 Test in new autobiography
Former Australian opener Matthew Hayden has re-opened a seven-year-old controversy by claiming that ex-India captain Sourav Ganguly and off-spinner Harbhajan Singh chickened out of the......
Zaheer to replace Sreesanth, Raina rested for remainder of series
Pace spearhead Zaheer Khan, who missed the first two matches due to injury, on Thursday, returned to the Indian team for the next three games of the ODI series against New Zealand while the......
CWG: Tearful Pearson takes solace in hurdles gold
Australia's Sally Pearson overcame last week's 100 metres heartbreak to win the hurdles event over the same distance on Monday, collapsing on the track in tears after her golden run. Pearson was......
Socca Punch: The World Cup Quiz
With most people glued into their television sets this month, it is imperative to talk about nothing else but the FIFA World Cup. The 2010 edition in South Africa, the first ever in the......
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