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Striking doctors defy Mamata's deadline to resume work

Striking junior doctors across West Bengal on Thursday refused to end their stir till their demands on security in government hospitals are met and defied a deadline set by chief minister Mamata......

Campaigning ends in Bengal before scheduled time

In a first in the country, campaigning for nine Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal going to polls in the last phase came to an end at 10 pm on Thursday, 20 hours before the scheduled time, as per......

EC cuts short campaign period in West Bengal

In first such action in India's electoral history, the Election Commission on Wednesday ordered campaigning in nine West Bengal constituencies to end at 10 pm on Thursday, a day before its......

Leaders from SAARC countries, including Pak attend Vajpayee's funeral

"You can change friends but not neighbours," Atal Bihari Vajpayee famously said this 15 years ago, and the goodwill he enjoyed among neighbouring countries was visible on Friday when all South......

Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee passes away

Communist veteran and former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee passed away at a private hospital in Kolkata on Monday following multiple organ failure. He was 89. IMAGE: The former Speaker had......

Restrictions on cash withdrawals may continue beyond Dec 30

Restrictions on withdrawal of cash from banks and ATMs are likely to continue beyond December 30 as currency printing presses and Reserve Bank of India have not been able to keep pace with the......

'A bold step': Bankers, industry hail demonetisation move

Here are some reactions to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement of demonetisation of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes with effect from midnight. Hasmukh Adhia, revenue secretary: Government's move......

Who should the next RBI Governor be? Vote now!

Raghuram Rajan will leave the RBI on September 3.But India still does not know who will succeed him as the RBI governor.Will Arundhati Bhattacharya be the RBI's first woman governor?Or will Urjit......

When Budget hits the sweet spot!

The Budget will be presented on February 29 For the first time, a camera was allowed to pick up moving images from a government of India office in the basement of North Block and whose still photos......

Fiscal burden: It's time to reduce govt staff, revise salaries

Mr Jaitley should go beyond what the Commission says in this respect and devise methods to attract better talents at the higher level even while reducing the overall size of the government, points......

Tabu, Huma Qureshi condole with Vishal Bhardwaj

Friends and colleagues console Vishal Bhardwaj who lost his mother on Sunday. Satya Bhardwaj, film-maker Vishal Bhardwaj's mother, passed away on April 8. A prayer meeting was held on April 11, and......

Looking back at Shyam Benegal's mesmerising Mandi

Even after three decades, Mandi proves its lasting relevance and powerful impact on cinephile memory by inviting comparisons to Vidya Balan’s Begum Jaan.  Shyam......

'People liked that Amol Palekar wasn't Superman'

'Everybody is concerned only with 100 crore films... If our starting point is going to be "How much money will it make? Will it go into the 100 crore club?" then I am not interested.' Amol Palekar......

PIX: Bipasha, Genelia, Venkatesh at CCL finals

Movie stars from all over India got together to enjoy Celebrity Cricket League finals over the weekend.Sudeep's Karnataka Bulldozers won the CCL final against Venkatesh Telugu Warriors by......

Malaika Arora bags her first lead role

Malaika Arora will be seen in her first leading role in the upcoming film, Shaadi Ke After Effects. Ashok Kheny,CEO of Nandi Infrastructure Construction Enterprise (NICE) is the producer of the......

'Cricket is a captain's game, coach must take back seat'

IMAGE: Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri during a training session. Photograph: Ashok Bhaumik/PTI The 46-year-old, one of India's most successful captains, said 'man......

Why did SRK oust Dada from KKR?

In this exclusive excerpt from his autobiography, A Century Is Not Enough, Sourav Ganguly makes some startling revelations. IMAGE: Kolkata Knight Riders Captain Sourav Ganguly and team co-owner......

Maradona mesmerises children but Dada disappointed

IMAGE: Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona shows his skills during a football workshop at Barasat. Photograph: Ashok Bhaumik/PTI Diego Maradona showed glimpses of his famous dribbling......

Ranji round-up: Bengal thrash Punjab by 115 runs; Mohit stars for Haryana

A round-up of the Ranji matches played across India on Sunday IMAGE: Players and officials of Haryana Cricket team posing for a photograph after defeating Chhattisgarh in the Ranji cricket match......

Fans celebrate Dhoni's new innings in life

Cricket fans here burst crackers and distributed sweets to celebrate Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's wedding with childhood friend Sakshi Singh Rawat on Sunday. The fans came out in streets......

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