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Art vs reality: Kolkata’s Oscar 2005 has tragic twist

February 24, 2009 1:55:53 am

Adorable children who spend their childhood in Mumbai shanties clambered onto the stage at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles today.

Left packs Rs 5,106 crore in poll punch

February 24, 2009 1:53:07 am

In a pre-poll bid to boost its prospects,the Left Front government today announced a Rs 5,106-crore stimulus package to revive the sagging stat economy hit by global meltdown and flight of capital.

Plans to bring more Muslims into OBC fold

February 24, 2009 1:52:01 am

In a bid to woo Muslim voters without inviting criticism of appeasement,the state government is planning to introduce reservation in education and jobs for Muslims by increasing the number of OBCs among the community.

Not a noble picture: Amartya punctures 7 pc growth claims

February 24, 2009 1:50:51 am

Nobel laureate Amartya Sen today painted a grim picture of the Indian economy,saying the growth rate would come down to six per cent as against the seven per cent projected by the Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia just two days earlier.

Tension grips Limbayat after miscreants defile Shivaji,Ambedkar portraits

February 24, 2009 1:49:18 am

Tension gripped the Limbayat area on Sunday afternoon after miscreants placed a pair of sandals near the photograph of Shivaji and Dr B R Ambetkar.

Scared of failure,Class X student commits suicide

February 24, 2009 1:46:10 am

A 17-year-old Class X student committed suicide for fear of failing in the upcoming state board examinations,on Monday morning.

…And a Samaritan saves a driver from mob fury

February 24, 2009 1:44:47 am

If MLA Vithal Radadiya took the law into his hands to teach a ‘lesson’ to an errant bus driver who rammed his bus into his four-wheeler...

Congress MLA fixes road accident case with fists

February 24, 2009 1:42:41 am

Vithal Radadiya,the firebrand Congress MLA from Dhoraji-Jamkandorna,settled a road accident case with his fists on Sunday.

Ray of hope?

February 24, 2009 1:41:28 am

What’s it about? Just when you thought that Indian television was making more youth-oriented shows,your self-sacrificing female protagonist makes a comeback.

Child’s Play

February 24, 2009 1:41:02 am

When Mallika Chopra,came up with her first book on parenting,titled 100 Promises To My Baby,she hadn’t thought that the transition from making promises to grappling with whimsical questions from her daughters Tara and Leela,would be a path towards self discovery.

Career cut

February 24, 2009 1:40:23 am

Parvathy Omanakuttan,who missed the 'Ms World' crown by a whisker,is all set to follow the footsteps of her modeling predecessors.

Disinvestment: After giving ads,tourism department tries to fix ownership issue

February 24, 2009 1:37:33 am

In a hurry to dispose of its properties,the cash-strapped Uttar Pradesh Tourism Department had first advertised about its hotels,motels and guesthouses for disinvestment and is now rushing to put the ownership of most of these properties straight.

Ulema faction floats front,names Lucknow candidate

February 24, 2009 1:37:03 am

A day after three Muslim outfits parted way with Azamagarh-based Ulema Council,they floated a new front — UP Milli Mahaz.

Fallout of SP-Kalyan tie: Etah MP plans to contest on BSP ticket

February 24, 2009 1:36:36 am

Samajwadi Party parliamentarian Devendra Yadav is likely to join the Bahujan Samaj Party and contest the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls against former chief minister Kalyan Singh.

Public enterprise panel calls for CBI probe into special credit to CRB group

February 24, 2009 1:36:26 am

The Committee for Public Enterprises has recommended a CBI inquiry following revelations that the state-owned Gujarat State Financial Corporation went out of its way to extend credit facilities to CRB Capital Markets in 1995.

Pinky smiles,so did 22 more in UP hospital on Oscar day

February 24, 2009 1:36:06 am

For the doctors and staff at Varanasi’s GS Memorial Plastic Surgery Hospital and Trauma Centre,the news of Megan Mylan’s short documentary Smile Pinki winning an Oscar was special.

55,857 vaccinated in Modasa during largest ever drive against Hep B

February 24, 2009 1:33:16 am

A total of 55,857 people were vaccinated on Monday,the first day of the largest vaccination drive in and around Modasa against the Hepatitis B virus,initiated by the Gujarat government.

Even letter from Union Health Ministry fails to cut much ice

February 24, 2009 1:31:14 am

The Gujarat government has not placed a single order for Auto-Disabled syringes till date,it has been learnt.

State doesn’t learn Hepatitis lesson,yet to order auto-disabled syringes

February 24, 2009 1:27:25 am

Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss on Monday announced that by the end of April all state health departments will have to compulsorily switch over to auto-disabled syringes.

Pregnant girl’s body found in pit,father booked

February 24, 2009 1:27:16 am

In a tragic end to a family's bid to evade social stigma,an unmarried teenage girl died allegedly during their attempt to abort her child after which she was secretly buried in a pit at her village.

Robbers murder woman,injure 3 in Gaus Nagar

February 24, 2009 1:26:19 am

Unidentified men killed a woman and injured three persons,two of them women,and committed robbery in three houses in Gaus Nagar area in the wee hours of Monday.

Will Sanjay Singh be the Congress candidate from Sultanpur?

February 24, 2009 1:25:16 am

With Rahul Gandhi taking a personal interest in the Congress organisational matters in Sultanpur Lok Sabha constituency — adjacent to Amethi and Rae Bareli...

Accident,not murder,says postmortem report

February 24, 2009 1:24:13 am

After facing much humiliation on Sunday over the death of security guard Gajraj Singh,Kanpur police heaved a sigh of relief on Monday after the postmortem report upheld the police version.

Five top cops were shifted on EC orders,admits Shah

February 24, 2009 1:24:05 am

Besides DGP P C Pande and Ahmedabad Commissioner of Police O P Mathur,the Election Commission...

Murdered LU student was in smugglers’ gang: Cops

February 24, 2009 1:23:23 am

Lucknow University student Rakesh Kumar,nicknamed Munna,whose dismembered body was found in a box in a Khurshed Bagh flat last evening,was part of a criminal gang.