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Calcutta Weather
WeatherTemperature
Min : 26.20°C (+0)
Max : 31.40°C (-1)
Rainfall : 51.80 mm
Relative Humidity:
Max : 97.00% Min : 79.00%
Sunrise : 5:5 AM
Sunset : 6:21 PM
Today
Partly cloudy sky with possibility of a spell of rain. Maximum temperature likely to be around 33°C.
 
 
US defence deal: the inside story
The delicate negotiations that led India and the US to announce on Monday that they had “agreed on the end-use monitoring arrangements” for bilateral defence deals were as much contentious within the Indian government as they were in getting the Americans to accept New Delhi’s formu ...  | Read.. 
 
Fire at telephone exchange
Updated: 16:02 Hrs (IST)
A fire broke out in the godown of a telephone exchange at Beliaghata in the northern part of the city this morning. ...  | Read.. 
 
Bomb scare in flight
Updated: 14:53 Hrs (IST)
A passenger on board an Indigo flight from Delhi was arrested after he claimed there was a bomb in the aircraft and the plane should be diverted to Pakistan. ...  | Read.. 
 
Sun is back, so is a smile
Slow, inexorable and all-embracing – like a moulting. ...  | Read.. 
 
Shops can give cash to debit cardholders
The RBI has allowed debit cardholders to swipe the plastic and withdraw cash at retail establishments across the country. ...  | Read.. 
 
After prize, unfinished honour
Children fresh from marvelling at the solar eclipse have been promised an illuminating treat to widen their horizons and correct an imbalance: an illustrated book about w ...  | Read.. 
 
Villagers bury 6-yr-old midday meal ‘victim’
A six-year-old succumbed to burns sustained after she allegedly fell into a vessel being used to cook a midday meal at a village school 20km from here on Monday, but resi ...  | Read.. 
 
Sun is back, so is a smile
 
It was an electric phenomenon
Sachin Bahmba
on a special flight to view the solar eclipse
Bid to unite fashion world
The Fashion & Design Promotion Council, the apex body of Indian fashion sponsored by the te ...  | Read..
Quake moves NZ closer to Australia
Southern New Zealand has moved slightly closer to the east coast of neighbouring Australia as a res ...  | Read..
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Eclipse of superstition, sunrise of a new attraction for science
Indians watched the total solar eclipse today from school rooftops, parks patronised by morning wal...   | Read.. 
Calcutta RSS
Brace for roads minus transport
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Bengal RSS
Rebels butcher CPM leader
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North Bengal RSS
Morcha links stir withdrawal to cop transfer
The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha today admitted that the stand taken by the Central and state governments...   | Read.. 
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Dream of a university
"A university is a place where new ideas germinate, strike roots and grow tall and sturdy. It is a ...   | Read.. 
Sports RSS
WI rebels agree to play
Striking West Indies cricketers made themselves available for international duty on Tuesday after a...   | Read.. 
International RSS
Court notice to Pervez on emergency
Pakistan's Supreme Court on Wednesday summoned former military ruler retired General Pervez Musharr...   | Read.. 
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Promise of big leap in Ulip returns
Come October, unit-linked insurance plans (Ulips) will give more returns to policyholders.   | Read.. 
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