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Friday , May 23 , 2014
Calcutta Weather
Min : 28.60°C (+3)
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Max : 82.00% Min : 38.00%
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Humid and uncomfortable weather.Maximum temperature likely to be around 38°C.


Mamata to send Amit & Mukul to Modi’s big day, stay back for Nazrul function

Updated: 23 May 2014, Friday, 18:30 hrs (IST)
West Bengal Chief minister and Trinamul Congress chief Mamata Banerjee decided on Friday to send state Finance Minister Amit Mitra and party general secretary Mukul Roy to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister on May 26....   | Read..

Indian consulate in Afghanistan attacked, but ITBP saves the day for Modi

Updated: 23 May 2014, Friday, 14:25 hrs (IST)
Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi on Friday condemned the attack by unidentified gunmen on the Indian consulate in Afghanistan’s Herat and said he is monitoring th...   | Read..

SBI net down 8% in Q4

Updated: 23 May 2014, Friday, 14:25 hrs (IST)
State Bank of India, the country’s largest commercial bank, on Friday reported an eight per cent decline in its net profit for the fourth quarter of the year to March 3...   | Read..

Power shift starts in culture country

Sonia Gandhi has resigned as member of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, taking the first step to dissociating herself from establishments that will be funded by a gover...   | Read..

Modi gates shut to ministry lobbyists

Narendra Modi has made it clear that lobbyists, whether from within the BJP or outside, will be unwelcome while he puts together his council of ministers before taking the oa...   | Read..

Psst! Among the 1250?

Everyone in the BJP wants to attend Narendra Modi’s Monday swearing-in but the party is struggling with its guest list, the President’s office having set the ...   | Read..

Delhi to Gogoi: Go back, work & wait

Sonia Gandhi has asked Tarun Gogoi to continue in office, prompting his camp to interpret it as a rejection of his resignation offer, but a senior Congress leader said the fi...   | Read..

Lalu builds bridge with Nitish

Lalu Prasad today took the first step towards a possible grand alliance against the BJP in Bihar by deciding to offer “unconditional” support to the JD(U) governm...   | Read..

ASI team inspects Jagannath temple

An expert team of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) today inspected the 12th century Jagannath temple in Puri to find out whether the earth quake that hit the state ye...   | Read..
Sonia Gandhi looks on during a memorial ceremony for her husband Rajiv Gandhi on his 23rd death anniversary in New Delhi on Wednesday. ...  | Read
Quote of the day
Ask for the colour you want tonite. Purple… Orange…Gold
Shah Rukh Khan
in a tweet
Nation RSS
Sharif gauges mood on Modi invite
Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi's invitation to neighbours has divided opinion in Pakistan that ...   | Read.. 
Calcutta RSS
Holidays take a hit in Thai coup
Calcuttan Sanjay Chaubey was at a food festival in Bangkok on Thursday afternoon when he saw news of...   | Read.. 
Bengal RSS
MP and cops at Lake, Modi takes a walk
"Kal ka jhamela (yesterday's trouble)" replaced Narendra Modi as the talk of the walk at the Dhakur...   | Read.. 
Bihar RSS
Thank God! Respite in sight
Respite from scorcher is in sight. This weekend, it might rain after a dry spell of almost two month...   | Read.. 
North Bengal RSS
Mall hawkers' market
Darjeeling residents today stopped contractors from marking trees on the town's promenade, Chowrast...   | Read.. 
Opinion RSS
After the verdict
In February 1974, the British general election threw up a strange verdict. The Labour Party secured ...   | Read.. 
Sports RSS
Uthappa turns on the heat
Kolkata Knight Riders' opponents often consider getting to bat for only 16 overs, leaving aside the...   | Read.. 
International RSS
Thailand army seizes power in coup
Thailand's army chief Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha seized control of the government in a coup today, two ...   | Read.. 
Business RSS
Bourses struggle for survival
The Calcutta Stock Exchange, one of the oldest stock exchanges in the country, today tried to put u...   | Read.. 
Jharkhand RSS
Horror sequel to healthcare
nThree out of four ACs do not work in the burns ward   | Read.. 
Northeast RSS
Fresh challenges before Gogoi
The suspense over the continuance of chief minister Tarun Gogoi in the hot seat has ended, with the...   | Read.. 
Odisha RSS
Cracks reveal faultlines
Last night's quake-triggered anxiety disappeared at daybreak, but the city woke up to witness crack...   | Read..