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Month: December 2013

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  • Year’s last rites

    Year’s last rites

    December 31, 2013
  • Cheaper power for Delhi residents

    Cheaper power for Delhi residents

    kriti nath jha [email protected] New Delhi, 31 December With the Delhi government deciding to slash power tariff by 50 per cent up to consumption of 400 units a month, the three power distribution companies in the Capital would be slashing retail power charges by half for 28 lakh customers from Wednesday. The companies would also have …

    December 31, 2013
  • Manmohan to stay the course

    Manmohan to stay the course

    Govt dismisses speculation of Singh quitting statesman news service New Delhi, 31 December Both the Manmohan Singh government and the Congress party today dismissed as baseless reports that the Prime Minister might step down to make way for Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi ahead of the April-May 2014 general elections.  What seemed to have fuelled such speculation …

    December 31, 2013
  • CBI may quiz Virbhadra Singh on graft allegations

    CBI may quiz Virbhadra Singh on graft allegations

    statesman news service New Delhi, 31 December The Central Bureau of Investigation might seek certain clarifications from the Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister, Mr Virbhadra Singh, and some of his family members in connection with the allegations levelled by the BJP leader, Mr Arun Jaitley. According to sources in the agency, the CBI has received a copy of the letter Mr Jaitley wrote to …

    December 31, 2013
  • US envoy ‘regrets’ diplomat row

    US envoy ‘regrets’ diplomat row

    STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE New Delhi, 31 December The US ambassador to India, Ms Nancy Powell, in her New Year message today expressed “regret” over the way in which Indian diplomat Ms Devyani Khobragade was arrested and jailed for alleged visa fraud and for violating US labour laws. In her message, Ms Powell said the forward movement in Indo-US …

    December 31, 2013
  • Mamata to induct 12 more Parl secys

    Mamata to induct 12 more Parl secys

    Kolkata, 31 December: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today named 12 new Parliamentary Secretaries, who will enjoy the status of a Minister of State. They will be inducted on 3 January.    The twelve include Bhagabangola MLA Chand Muhamad who recently switched over to the Trinamul Congress from the Samajwadi Party and Kalchini MLA Wilson Champramary who had been elected as a Gokha Jan Mukti …

    December 31, 2013
  • No more empty stomachs?

    No more empty stomachs?

    Mamata plans visit to village of starvation-deaths infamy Soma Mookherjee [email protected] Kolkata, 31 December Chief minister Mamata Banerjee will visit Amlasol on 6 January to showcase  her government’s development work there.  Amlasol hit newspaper headlines during the Left Front regime for cases of starvation deaths. People there had to survive on boiled ants. The Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee government then was …

    December 31, 2013
  • Banks will still accept scribbled currency notes

    Banks will still accept scribbled currency notes

    press trust of india Mumbai, 31 December The Reserve Bank today asked people not to fall prey to rumours circulating that banks would not accept banknotes with scribbling from 1 January 2014. “In the wake of rumours circulating in the market that from 1 January 2014, banks will not accept banknotes with anything written on …

    December 31, 2013
  • Thumbnails


    Lokpal: The government on Tuesday night sent the Lokpal Bill to President Pranab Mukherjee for his assent. Adarsh report: The Maharashtra Cabinet will decide on reviewing its decision on the Adarsh scam probe report on 2 January. Rape victim: A sixteen-year-old rape victim who had set herself on fire succumbed to her injuries at a city …

    December 31, 2013
  • Schumacher improving

    Schumacher improving

    Doctors say Formula one legend is not out of danger yet AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Grenoble, 31 December  Doctors treating Michael Schumacher said today the Formula One legend has undergone a second operation following his life-threatening ski accident but warned he is “not out of danger”. Surgeons said there had been a “slight improvement” in his condition and that …

    December 31, 2013
  • Tamil Nadu sniff win as Bengal foozle it

    Tamil Nadu sniff win as Bengal foozle it

    press trust of india Chennai, 31 December Tamil Nadu batsmen led by veteran Dinesh Karthik batted responsibly in the second innings and are on the verge clinching a knock-out berth in the Ranji Trophy, requiring only 83 runs to win against Bengal in their last group league encounter here today. Tamil Nadu, who were shot …

    December 31, 2013
  • Schumi on skis was as driven as he was in F1

    Schumi on skis was as driven as he was in F1

    Kevin Garside  Someone should sit at Michael Schumacher’s hospital bedside reading a sample of the Twitter love flooding timelines. If overwhelming positivity is subliminally communicated it cannot hurt, though he might struggle to reconcile the ethereal characterisation with the caricature many in Formula One loved to hate when he was winning title after title. Schumacher …

    December 31, 2013
  • Yuvraj  out, Binny and Aaron in

    Yuvraj out, Binny and Aaron in

    sns & agencies Mumbai, 31 December India’s cricket selectors today dropped Yuvraj Singh and picked rookie all-rounder Stuart Binny and paceman Varun Aaron in a 16-member One-Day International side for a tour of New Zealand starting on 19 January.  India will be playing five ODIs and two Test matches during the month-long series to be held up to 18 February.  Rohit Sharma retained …

    December 31, 2013
  • Bhambri stuns Busta

    Bhambri stuns Busta

    Ramanathan springs a surprise by ousting Devvarman 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 agence france-presse Chennai, 31 December Indian wildcard Yuki Bhambri delighted home fans with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Pablo Carreno Busta, who had been voted the ATP’s most improved player for 2013 after jumping 650 places in the rankings. The Spaniard, ranked 64 against Bhambri’s …

    December 31, 2013
  • Junaid, Bhatti decimate Sri Lanka

    Junaid, Bhatti decimate Sri Lanka

    associated press Abu Dhabi, 31 December Pakistan took an early advantage after fast bowlers Junaid Khan and debutant Bilawal Bhatti bowled out Sri Lanka for 204 on Tuesday on the opening day of the first Test.Captain Angelo Mathews launched a counterattack by hitting 91 off 147 balls with 15 fours to give the total some …

    December 31, 2013
  • ‘Shami, the find of 2013’

    ‘Shami, the find of 2013’

    agencies Kolkata, 31 December Former India captain Sourav Ganguly today said Bengal pacer Mohammad Shami,  who leaped to prominence with a nine-wicket haul in his debut Test, was the biggest find of Indian cricket in 2013. Heaping praise on Shami, Ganguly said: “Mohammad Shami is undoubtedly the biggest find of Indian cricket this year.” Team …

    December 31, 2013
  • Indian colts go down

    Indian colts go down

    Dubai, 31 December: Skipper Sami Aslam (108) made a magnificent century as Pakistan colts held on to their nerves to pull off a narrow two-wicket win over India in the Under-19 Asia Cup here today. Pakistan chased down a challenging 251 with just three balls to spare and registered their third straight win of the …

    December 31, 2013