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Mamata dubs baby deaths in West Bengal as 'rumour'

Blaming a section of the media for joining the opposition chorus over death of babies in state-run hospitals, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee today dubbed it as 'rumour' since the child mortality rate has dropped in the state.

No need for Modi to depose in Godhra case: Gujarat HC

In a relief to Narendra Modi, the Gujarat high court today rejected a petition seeking directions to the Nanavati Commission to summon the state chief minister for questioning in connection with the 2002 riots.
BJP hails court order

Gilani should have acted on its orders in Zardari case: Pak SC

Premier Yousuf Raza Gilani should have written to Swiss authorities to revive money laundering charges against Zardari before invoking the defence of immunity for the president, Pakistan's apex court said today as it heard a contempt case against the prime minister.

Assault on Pune cops: Army assures strict action

Sonia kicks off election campaign in UP

'Indian Army preparing for limited conflict with China'

4 UK men admit London Stock Exchange bomb plot

Jaya-Vijayakanth war of words in TN Assembly

Wary of upsetting China, West cautious on Tibet

Make public share holding pattern of Sun TV: CIC

I-T raid on 'Mayawati's friend' Ponty Chadha

'No action against MP who tore Lokpal Bill'

Pakistan angry over Nato leak on Taliban help

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the pundit
Ma, Mamata, maddened

Getting angry and opposing every decision of the Centre is Didi’s novel way of showing her support.

In unstable fields

The players may have changed, but the Great Game of power and control that began in the 19th century continues even today. Vikram Sood writes.
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Taslima Nasreen's book launched despite protests

While the official launch of Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen's autobiography was cancelled at the publishers went ahead and released the book at the Kolkata Book Fair despite the protests. The author tweeted saying, "The publisher with friends have released..."

Bollywood galore at Riteish-Genelia sangeet

From Sanjay Dutt, Gauri Khan to Karan Johar and Abhishek Bachchan -- the who is who of Bollywood gathered for the sangeet ceremony of Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D'Souza at the Taj Lands End.

SRK-Priyanka chatted before 'slap' fiasco

While SRK-Shirish 'slap' episode became talk of the town, few know that SRK-Priyanka had an intimate discussion at the same party just before the fracas. The duo reportedly chatted for at least 15 minutes and were...
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Rain stops play in first T20 against Australia

Rain stopped play midway through the first Twenty20 international between India and Australia on Wednesday at the Sydney Olympic stadium. Scorecard

Pakistan can whitewash England: Shahid Afridi

Pakistan's former captain and flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi feels the team is capable of handing out a 3-0 whitewash to world number one England given the way it dominated the first two Tests.
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Shantanu and Nikhil to open for WIFW 2012

Shantanu & Nikhil will take centre stage as the curtains go up for Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Autum-Winter 2012. The 19th edition of the fashion event will start on February 15.
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Take stock: Internet companies which went public

As Facebook gears up to file for an initial public offering of stock (IPO), here's a look at how the stocks of some recently gone public Internet companies are faring.

Mozilla Firefox 10 is now live

Six weeks after releasing Firefox 9, the Mozilla Corporation that makes the popular Web browser has launched a brand new version called Firefox 10 for Windows, Macs, Linux machines and Android.

Samsung to launch Galaxy S III at MWC

Samsung has unveiled yet another Android-powered smartphone in its Galaxy S range in the lead-up to what industry insiders are hoping will be a big year for mobile developments at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in February.

A Suitable Mum

Leila Seth, sitting next to her son Vikram, was holding fort and forth in the session, ‘Inheritance and Influence’. She spoke about her two moments of extreme worry with regard to him. Indrajit Hazra writes.

Aishwarya acted as if film was for kids: Italian author

Aishwarya Rai might have wooed international audience with her role in the film adaptation of The Last Legion, but author Valerio Massimo Manfredi is not impressed. Here the author gets candid about the movie and his books.

There’s no gain without pain: Saina

Badminton champ Saina Nehwal fears no one – except her tough Chinese opponents in the game! A grinding exercise and stamina-building schedule keeps her fit and charged up

Who needs doping?

Eleven school students in the National School Games have tested positive for banned substances. Experts warn of serious long-term health complications due to doping.
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Trump's latest tower opens in Toronto

Trump has opened its latest international property, adding another 261 rooms to Toronto's booming hotel scene.

South Africa eyeing tourists from India

South Africa is eyeing 42.85 per cent growth in number of tourists from India to about 1,00,000 by 2014, especially with growing interest for it as an adventure and holiday destinations.

UK tourism losing billions due to Olympics

Britain’s tourism industry is set to lose billions as organizers of the London 2012 Olympic Games have been accused of scaring off visitors through a damaging rise in hotel rates.
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Solar storms affect Earth's weather?

Scientists have unraveled the mystery behind the disappearing act of high-energy electrons in Earth’s outer radiation belt, which may pave the way to predict space weather phenomena.

11 solar systems, 26 planets discovered

The Kepler space telescope science team has confirmed the discovery of 11 star systems piled with 26 exoplanets. With this latest revelation, the number of known multi-planetary star systems has just tripled and the list of confirmed planets beyond our solar system has doubled.

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