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Spain's princess to face fraud trial  (23 December 04:31 am) 
Cristina de Bourbon, sister of Spain's King Felipe VI, is to stand trial on tax fraud charges as soon as next year, becoming the first Spanish royal to face prosecution.
Soul singer Joe Cocker dead  (23 December 04:31 am) 
Joe Cocker, the English soul and blues singer, died today "after a hard fought battle with small cell lung cancer", Sony Music, his label, confirmed. He was 70.
Ex-cabinet minister wins Tunisia polls  (23 December 04:31 am) 
Beji Caid Essebsi, an 88-year-old former cabinet minister, has won Tunisia's first free and democratic presidential elections in a runoff, the country's election commission reported today.
Pak plans 500 executions  (23 December 04:31 am) 
Pakistan plans to execute 500 prisoners convicted on terrorism-related charges in the next couple of weeks, officials said.
Anish, Elton hit headlines  (23 December 04:31 am) 
Two of Britain's best known artists to whom few would hold a candle - Anish Kapoor and Elton John - hit the headlines today.
Cop shot dead for ID check  (23 December 04:30 am) 
The head of a police station not too far away from the state capital was shot dead this afternoon, the audacious attack in full public glare again raising questions about law and order in the state.
Scanner on quota action  (23 December 04:30 am) 
A question has been raised over implementation of the official committee report on distribution of plots and houses under the discretionary quota.
Ex-cop in CBI chargesheet  (23 December 04:30 am) 
The CBI today filed a chargesheet in the court of the special judicial magistrate at Bongaigaon against a former Assam police constable in a 2012 BTAD violence case.
Sangh cub cuts college teeth  (23 December 04:30 am) 
One swallow does not a summer make but when the RSS cub opens its account in Bengal's campus elections, the big cats are certain to pause and ponder.
In the fall of 2008, a 30-year-old computer expert named Zarrar Shah roamed from outposts in the northern mountains of Pakistan to safe houses near the Arabian Sea, plotting mayhem in Mumbai.
BJP broods on CM choice  (23 December 04:30 am) 
BJP central leaders, with a stake in holding power in Jharkhand, have begun sharing their views on who and precisely what kind of candidate would be appropriate as the next chief minister.
Same-page hint on conversion  (23 December 04:30 am) 
Senior BJP and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh leaders met this evening and decided to present a united face to the country over the conversion row.
NDFB accord on the horizon  (23 December 04:30 am) 
The National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Progressive) and the Centre held another round of talks today to thrash out a settlement on their demands and decided to "meet more often" to chalk out a
Lake Gardens footage reveals shocking tale  (23 December 04:01 am) 
A teenager found dead with a slit throat on the Lake Gardens flyover on Monday morning triggered suspicions of murder but a CCTV footage later revealed he had been abandoned in a critically injured
Team ATK proposes football academy  (23 December 04:01 am) 
Atletico de Kolkata co-owner Sanjiv Goenka has proposed a football academy in Bengal in association with the La Liga major Atletico Madrid, which is a stakeholder in the city-based ISL franchise.
Students raise JU protest pitch  (23 December 04:01 am) 
The three students' unions at Jadavpur University ignored a last-minute appeal by the vice-chancellor on Monday to make the December 24 convocation a success and decided to hold a parallel
While most of Calcutta's sporting fans were on Sunday celebrating the victory of Atletico de Kolkata in the ISL, the golfing fraternity in the whole of India and lots of Asia had their attention
Boy murder accused acquitted  (23 December 04:01 am) 
The lone accused in the abduction and murder of eight-year-old Yash Lakhotia five years ago was acquitted on Monday for lack of evidence.
Metro on coffee-cashew track  (23 December 04:01 am) 
A high court judge taking stock of the East-West Metro stalemate demanded to know on Monday whether officials deputed to remove the hurdles were doing anything other than having coffee and cashew at
Emperor of maladies, plethora of problems  (23 December 04:01 am) 
Lack of awareness, inadequate and expensive treatment facilities and insurance claim rejections are the main reasons why cancer is a nightmare for patients and their caregivers, according to a panel
A critically ill Calcuttan about whom Bengal knows little had the President of Bangladesh, no less, by his hospital bed on Monday evening.
Rush kills widow in pension queue  (23 December 04:00 am) 
An elderly widow waiting to collect pension died today after a "near stampede" outside a Vijayawada post office triggered by a rush to grab slips needed for the payment of Rs 1,000.
PM sets governance day tasks  (23 December 04:00 am) 
On December 25, a BJP minister will meet district officials in his constituency and an Assam BJP MP will interact with schoolchildren and teachers at a special programme in his " adarsh gram".
House ruckus  (23 December 04:00 am) 
Parliamentary affairs minister Venkaiah Naidu today took strong objection to the Congress's allegation that only Prime Minister Narendra Modi's writ ran and no other minister had any power.
Cancer fight could be in genes: Study  (23 December 04:00 am) 
Scientists at a government research laboratory in Bengal's Kalyani have identified a set of genes that they say could help predict survival periods of patients who have undergone treatment for oral