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  • Recyclable sanitary napkins
    Sep 04, 2015 08:10 IST

    Sanitary napkins from jute to help fight cervical cancer

    After experimenting for more than four years, scientists at IIT-Kharagpur have invented sterilized sanitary napkins made from jute-based cellulose.

  • Nitish Kumar Ancestral home Bihar
    Aug 26, 2015 19:45 IST

    Bihar CM 'powerless': Just 1 LED illuminates Nitish's ancestral home

    A small solar-powered LED lamp is the sole source of illumination at Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar’s ancestral home, a three-room thatched house in Nalanda district about 90km from Patna.

  • Mamata Banerjee Presidency Univerity VC Anuradha Lohia
    Aug 22, 2015 09:11 IST

    Mamata shown black flags at Presidency University, V-C gheraoed

    Chief minister Mamata Banerjee was forced to cut short her programme at the Presidency University and beat a hasty retreat to avoid an embarrassing situation while education minister Partha Chatterjee exited through a back gate.

  • Raghubar Das
    Aug 03, 2015 12:13 IST

    Serious governance deficit in Bihar: Raghubar Das

    Das said people of the state were no longer interested in the circus and would reject the Kumar-led government thoroughly in the upcoming assembly polls.

  • After attack at Karachi airpot,Central Industrial Security Force(CISF )
    Jul 31, 2015 14:22 IST

    CISF jawan falls to death at Kolkata airport

    GC Singh was carrying out anti-sabotage checks before the chief minister’s flight landed. The jawan stepped on a polycarbonate sheet which couldn’t take his weight.

  • Jul 23, 2015 14:16 IST

    Former JD(U) MP Sabir Ali re-inducted in BJP

    Former Rajya Sabha MP Sabir Ali, whose induction in the BJP had created tremors in the party last year owing to stiff opposition by several saffron party leaders -- particularly union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, and whose membership had been cancelled in less than 24 hours of his joining, was re-inducted in the BJP here on Thursday.

  • Uber
    Jul 21, 2015 22:06 IST

    Kolkata: Uber cabbie masturbates while driving woman, arrested

    An Uber cab driver has been arrested in Kolkata for allegedly masturbating while driving a 25-year-old woman passenger, a virtual repeat of an incident involving another taxi aggregator service in the national capital earlier this month.

  • Jul 21, 2015 18:57 IST

    Bihar: With barbs for Modi, Nitish Kumar starts inauguration spree

    The Bihar assembly election date hasn’t been announced yet, but the political slugfest has begun already. Chief minister Nitish Kumar took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he might repackage existing schemes and offer them as a special package for the state where the BJP and JD(U)-RJD-Congress combination are locked in a do-or-die battle.

  • Ghosts of Calcutta by Sebastian Ortiz.
    Jul 20, 2015 13:38 IST

    French diplomat's Kolkata love leads to book on its spooky side

    The ghosts of Kolkata and the spirit of the city have fascinated Fabrice Etienne, the French consul general in Kolkata, so much that he has ended up writing a book on its spookier side.

  • Bihar election Autorickshaws Campaigns
    Jul 12, 2015 23:49 IST

    Political contest: Candidates in ‘auto mode’ for Bihar election

    A political contest has already broken out in Bihar ahead of the assembly elections in September, with each party trying to grab maximum eyeballs.

  • Misa Bharti
    Jul 09, 2015 16:00 IST

    Sons and daughters crowd Bihar poll space

    With poll fever gradually taking over, it is time for ‘sonrise’ in Bihar this assembly election.

  • Mohammad Shahabuddin. (File Photo)
    Jul 05, 2015 13:39 IST

    Ex-Siwan MP Mohammad Shahabuddin faces major ‘acid’ test

    The news is, former Siwan parlimentarian Mohammad Shahabuddin could enjoy some degree of ‘freedom’. But there is a big‘if ’.

  • Ejaz-ul-Haq
    Jul 04, 2015 20:08 IST

    Bihar ex-minister stabbed by man he tried ‘to force himself on’

    The police have arrested a 22-year-old youth for a ‘murderous attack’ on Ejaz-ul-Haq, a former Bihar minister and brother-in-law of former Siwan MP Mohammad Shahabuddin. The arrested man told the police on Saturday that he had attacked Haq in self defence and “out of desperation” after the former Bihar minister of state for welfare allegedly tried to have “unnatural sex” with him.

  • Irate mob lynching Nalanda-based private school director Devendra Prasad Sinha on Sunday. (HT Photo)
    Jun 30, 2015 12:30 IST

    Nalanda school director lynched in police presence

    The barbaric lynching of a Nalanda based private residential school director, Devendra Prasad Sinha, took place in full public view and despite the presence of the police,

  • Bangladesh citizens accused in Ranaghat nun rape case in Ludhiana.
    Jun 23, 2015 00:30 IST

    CID files chargesheet against 5 accused in Ranaghat case

    The West Bengal Criminal Investigation Department (CID) probing the Ranaghat rape and robbery case has submitted the chargesheet on Monday against five of the nine-member gang.