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Wednesday , July 17 , 2013
Calcutta Weather
Min : 27.70°C (+2)
Max : 33.10°C (+1)
Rainfall : 21.60 mm
Relative Humidity:
Max : 95.00% Min : 75.00%
Sunrise : 5:3 AM
Sunset : 6:24 PM
One or two spells of rain or thundershower in some areas. Maximum temperature likely to be around 33°C.
Ramazan Timing
Iftar: 6:28pm
Sehri: 3:31am

SC refuses to reduce age of 'juvenile'

Updated: 17 July 2013, Wednesday, 14:00 hrs (IST)
The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to reduce the age of juvenile from 18 to 16 years and dismissed a plea that minors involved in heinous crimes should not be protected under the law....   | Read..

2 kids of midday meal cook among dead,
toll rises to 22

Updated: 17 July 2013, Wednesday, 16:15 hrs (IST)
The toll due to consumption of spurious midday meal at a government primary school in Bihar's Saran district rose to 22 on Wednesday....   | Read..

Woman chased through residential oasis with the words: ‘I want to **** her’

A biker and his accomplices chased a Frenchwoman and her male colleague through the lanes of Jodhpur Park and Lake Gardens on Saturday night, one of them declaring aloud his ...   | Read..

Defence, telecom FDI push

The Centre today relaxed rules on foreign ownership of telecom and military equipment firms, looking for leeway against the backdrop of objections by the home and defence...   | Read..

Jeeves who served up Jeeves

Perhaps the third in line to the British throne, when it appears, will be named Jimmy Anderson Cambridge after the bowler. Or, maybe J.K. Rowling will write her next novel un...   | Read..

Anti-tobacco bill tabled

Assam today took a step towards becoming the first state in the country to ban all smokeless tobacco products with the state government tabling a bill in the Assembly to this...   | Read..

One killed in train mishap

A person was killed and four others, including a one-year-old, were injured when a goods train hit them at Gandhibasti in the city while they were trying to cross the rai...   | Read..

108 service saves girl

A girl who was kidnapped and raped in Dimapur, Nagaland, managed to flee her captor with the help of the 108 emergency response service in Meghalaya....   | Read..

Speaker tests JMM nerves

Speaker C.P. Singh today visited the state Assembly to supervise preparations for a floor test, indicating that he is likely to conduct proceedings on Thursday when chief...   | Read..

Assault raises safety posers

Outrage as well as concerns over security of residential schools in remote areas are mounting in the wake of the gang rape of four Paharia schoolgirls, who were dragged o...   | Read..

Eight held for school rapes

Acting fast, Pakur police today arrested eight persons allegedly involved in the gang rape of four minor Paharia girls in Pakur on Sunday night....   | Read..
Woman chased through residential oasis with the words: ‘I want to **** her’
Quote of the day
She was so tired from running that she collapsed on the floor of the garage space on entering our complex
Prithwish Gupta
a chef who helped out the two French nationals
Nation RSS
Dance bar ban off with 'pro-rich' rap
The Supreme Court today lifted the ban on dance bars in Maharashtra, slamming the state government ...   | Read.. 
Calcutta RSS
'What happened is unthinkable'
The gate of Lake Gardens Co-operative Housing Society is at least 12ft high, with grilles at the top...   | Read.. 
Bengal RSS
Battle for north Bengal booms
Union minister and Congress leader Abu Hasem Khan Chowdhury has alleged that gun-wielding and bomb-...   | Read.. 
Bihar RSS
Miserly monsoon drives up mercury
This monsoon, the city has remained high and dry. Blame the unfavourable trough line and deviation o...   | Read.. 
North Bengal RSS
SC, ST seek Morcha seal for Lama
The Darjeeling District Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe Joint Action Committee will write to Gork...   | Read.. 
Opinion RSS
Towards food for all
This version of the United Progressive Alliance team has earned itself the label of “masters of non-...   | Read.. 
Sports RSS
Ashes, ODIs a pain reliever
Hanif Mohammed, Asia's iconic batsman of the 1950s and the 1960s, is set to be discharged from the ...   | Read.. 
International RSS
Obama quieter, fans see 'hidden hand'
In the nearly two weeks since Egypt's military seized power, President Obama has promoted a better ...   | Read.. 
Business RSS
Pain balances out gain
The Reserve Bank of India's boldest attempt yet to prevent a rout in the rupee delivered only a mod...   | Read.. 
Jharkhand RSS
Murder aides help nail mastermind
Police on Tuesday claimed to have cracked the Vinod Agrawal murder case, within a month of the Jamsh...   | Read.. 
Northeast RSS
Sarkar flays food ordinance
Tripura chief minister Manik Sarkar has criticised the Centre for promulgating the food security or...   | Read.. 
Odisha RSS
Great walls of isolation
Residents of two staff colonies have been caught in the middle in an inter-agency face-off over bui...   | Read..