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By Rabi Banerjee
Communists do not retire, even if they are old or sick. So it was an aberration when the Communist Party of India (Marxist) accepted former West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee's request to relieve him from party posts at the recently concluded party congress in Visakhapatnam. Though he is not officially retired, Buddhadeb no longer holds any key responsibility in the party. He...
Maximum pity   04 May, 2015
She came from Delhi to Mumbai with big, colourful dreams. But what the budding model allegedly went through in India’s City of Dreams was a horrid nightmare. And, the worst part was that her tormentors were men in khaki, men who were supposed to protect her.Three policemen have been arrested on charges of rape,  illegal confinement and extortion, after the model complained to Police...
Kashmiri Pandits stage protest   03 May, 2015
New Delhi: Kashmiri Pandits on Sunday staged a protest here demanding that the state and the Centre take the community members into confidence before any decision on their return to the Valley and also pressed for setting up a commission to probe the "genocide" which led to their exodus. Members of the community, who converged in large numbers at Jantar Mantar here, demanded that Jammu...
Jammu-Srinagar highway closed   02 May, 2015
Jammu: The traffic on the strategic Jammu-Srinagar highway was closed as a section of the road caved in on Saturday, officials said.A senior traffic department official told IANS that a section of the highway has caved in at Peeda, 135 km from here in Ramban district on Saturday."A section of the Jammu-Srinagar highway has caved in at Peeda today (Saturday) morning," the official...
Bar scam: Four get time to decide on lie detector test   04 May, 2015
Thiruvananthapuram: A vigilance court here on Monday gave four Kerala bar owners time till May 16 to decide if they are willing to undergo a lie detector test in the bar scam case.The scam surfaced in October last year when whistle-blower Biju Ramesh, who owns nine bars here, revealed that Finance Minister K.M. Mani took a bribe of Rs.1 crore to re-open the closed bars in the state.Subsequently,...
Strike hits life in Bengal, TMC denies   01 May, 2015
SP MLA booked for violence in Shamli   04 May, 2015
Pandits deeply divided over return to Kashmir   30 April, 2015
Omar targets Mufti for alliance with BJP   03 May, 2015
Allegations against Kumar Vishwas baseless: AAP   04 May, 2015
Cong blocks trains in Punjab for farmers' cause   02 May, 2015
Bus passenger molested; driver, conductor held   04 May, 2015
Women's commission summons Kumar Vishwas   04 May, 2015
Shiv Sena warns of more unrest in police department   04 May, 2015
Cong, AAP members raise molestation case   30 April, 2015
Policeman shoots senior, kills self in police station   03 May, 2015
Chandy denies leadership change reports   29 April, 2015
Strike cripples life in West Bengal   30 April, 2015
HC upholds beef ban in Maharashtra   29 April, 2015
Amit Shah ticks off minister on farmer suicide remarks   30 April, 2015
Divide and fool   25 April, 2015
Kerala to contribute Rs.2 crore to Nepal   29 April, 2015
Opp demands Tomar's sacking, attacks Kejriwal   28 April, 2015
Trinamool leads in Kolkata, other civic body polls   28 April, 2015
Govt to revive telemedicine project as PPP model   27 April, 2015
Girl dies after jumping off bus to avoid molesters   30 April, 2015
Jaya case: DMK hails SC verdict   27 April, 2015
SC puts on hold privilege notice to Shobhaa De   28 April, 2015
Salman pleads not guilty in arms case   29 April, 2015
Trust and the deficit   25 April, 2015
Rain on Rane's parade   25 April, 2015
HC dismisses VHP petition against Kamal Hassan's film   27 April, 2015
Shiv Sena MPs to donate month's salary   26 April, 2015
BJP trashes Akhilesh's pro-farmer claims   25 April, 2015
Magisterial inquiry ordered into farmer suicide   25 April, 2015
TN has no authority to name SPP in Jayalalithaa case: SC   27 April, 2015
6-year-old dies while playing cricket   24 April, 2015
Action against those involved in bar scam: Cong   24 April, 2015
6, including 3 cops, held for sexual exploitation   24 April, 2015
Six missing as taxi falls into river   25 April, 2015
1 shot dead, 1 injured as civic polls begin   25 April, 2015
Quake: 23 killed in Bihar   25 April, 2015
'Over 300 farmers committed suicide in UP after rains'   25 April, 2015
Delhi Police questions magisterial probe into suicide   24 April, 2015
Book excise minister for graft: Left   23 April, 2015
Search warrant for Parrikar's house stayed   23 April, 2015
Sena opposes Atif Aslam's music event   22 April, 2015
Insulted before friend, husband kills wife   23 April, 2015
Trinamool won't support land acquisition bill: Mamata   24 April, 2015
Rahul Gandhi prays at Kedarnath shrine   24 April, 2015
Delhi Police refuse to join magisterial probe   23 April, 2015
Need impartial probe into farmer's suicide: BJP MP   24 April, 2015
Ploy by the rules   18 April, 2015
NHRC team to probe woodcutters' killings   23 April, 2015
Threadbare lives   18 April, 2015
HC rejects Asaram's temporary bail plea   27 March, 2015
AAP dismisses claim police asked to keep media away   22 April, 2015
'Bhushan, Yadav tried to sabotage AAP'   27 March, 2015
AAP to pay Rs.10 lakh to farmer's family   23 April, 2015
Princes or pests?   18 April, 2015
Hooda govt favoured Vadra in land deals: CAG   25 March, 2015
BJP, Sena likely to tie-up for civic polls   25 March, 2015
Farmer suicide: AAP accuses Rajnath of 'lying'   23 April, 2015
IIT researchers turn farmers to change agriculture   22 April, 2015
Police arrest two in nun gangrape case   26 March, 2015
No ally will leave UDF, says Chandy   21 April, 2015
Cut VIPs' water supply in case of shortage: Kejriwal   25 March, 2015
Woman separatist leader booked for hoisting Pak flag   25 March, 2015
Rajasthan farmer Gajendra Singh cremated   23 April, 2015
Farmer who hanged himself at AAP rally dead   22 April, 2015
Scam accused MP Guv's son found dead   25 March, 2015
Probe farmer's suicide, Rajnath tells police   22 April, 2015
Search warrant for defence minister's house in Delhi   22 April, 2015
Unwelcome neighbour   18 April, 2015
Wait loss   18 April, 2015
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