The Telegraph
Sunday , October 27 , 2013
Calcutta Weather
Min : 22.50°C (+0)
Max : 23.00°C (-9)
Rainfall : 157.30 mm
Relative Humidity:
Max : 100.00% Min : 89.00%
Sunrise : 5:39 AM
Sunset : 5:4 PM
Rain may occur


STUCK Caught in waters that almost drown its wheels, a bus breaks down on Amherst Street, which runs parallel to College Street, around 11.05am. Some passengers get off, others stay back. “There was water up to my chest. I would’ve drowned had I got off,” said Shrabani Dutt...   | Read..

Gang of three in the skies plots October revolution

A rare combination of three meteorological events may explain why rains battered India’s eastern coast and southern Bengal this week, according to weather scientists wh...   | Read..

Modi returns to roar at city of Nitish snub

Nitish Kumar has never named Narendra Modi in his attacks on the BJP, but the subject of his sharp barbs isn’t difficult to guess. Be it his days with the BJP or wi...   | Read..

Protests over Azara ‘rape & murder’

The police are banking on a mobile phone found at the spot from where the bodies of two girls — believed to be raped and murdered — were recovered to ascertain th...   | Read..

Pranab stress on research

President Pranab Mukherjee today lamented the state of higher education in the country and voiced concern that no university in India figured in the list of the top 200 varsi...   | Read..

Now on, OCA to opt for winter dates

The Odisha Cricket Association has decided to seek only winter dates to host ODIs in future....   | Read..

Relief speeds up as waters recede

Flood situation across the state today improved with water receding from major rivers as the depression over the Bay of Bengal is shifting fast towards the Telangana region o...   | Read..

Enjoy the showers, brace for the chill

Jharkhand remained in the grip of maverick weather systems with intermittent rains bringing temperatures down and partially affecting normal life....   | Read..

Govt help for battered maid

National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes has asked Delhi and Jharkhand governments to provide monetary compensation to a teenaged tribal maid who was tor...   | Read..
A bus marooned in the heart of Calcutta, a rescue mission by boat
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