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Saturday , May 24 , 2014
Calcutta Weather
Min : 29.00°C (+3)
Max : 39.20°C (+3)
Rainfall : 0.00 mm
Relative Humidity:
Max : 84.00% Min : 39.00%
Sunrise : 4:54 AM
Sunset : 6:14 PM

Humid and uncomfortable weather. Maximum temperature likely to be around 39°C.


Sharif to attend Modi's swearing-in ceremony, hold meeting next day

Updated: 24 May 2014, Saturday, 17:04 hrs (IST)
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister- designate Narendra Modi in Delhi, a spokesperson said Saturday, ending the two-day suspense over his decision amid reports that there was stiff opposition from hardliners in the establishment. ...   | Read..

Capt Gopinath criticises Kejriwal's
‘shoot-and-scoot’ actions, quits AAP…

Updated: 24 May 2014, Saturday, 16:52 hrs (IST)
G.R. Gopinath, pioneer of low-cost air travel in India, on Saturday quit the Aam Admi Party, citing growing differences with the leadership and its ways and criticising AAP ...   | Read..

…So does Shazia Ilmi, saying 'crony clique' runs the party

Updated: 24 May 2014, Saturday, 16:52 hrs (IST)
Shazia Ilmi, one of the founder members of the Aam Aadmi Party, on Saturday resigned from all party posts citing lack of “inner-party democracy”. ...   | Read..

Afghan test for Sharif & Modi

The Indian consulate in Afghanistan’s Herat was attacked by suspected Pakistan-inspired militants today, fuelling a debate on Narendra Modi’s invite to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif....   | Read..

Didi duo to keep Delhi line open

Amit Mitra and Mukul Roy will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi while Mamata Banerjee opens a memorial to Kazi Nazrul Islam — a division of responsib...   | Read..

PMO set to import Gujarat model

Narendra Modi is understood to have asked his former chief principal secretary, K. Kailasanathan, to shortlist 12 IAS officers the Prime Minister-elect might wish to appoint ...   | Read..

Costly citizenship blunder

The case of almost granting passports to six Bangladeshi nationals in Sahebganj last June has kicked up a furore in Jharkhand, forcing DGP Rajeev Kumar to suspend a thana...   | Read..

Gogoi call brings temporary truce

A temporary truce in the ongoing power struggle in the Assam Congress Legislature Party was today ensured by some sustained backroom parleys by well-wishers of the party. ...   | Read..

Leaders put blame on Jenas

The Congress’s poll debacle in the state has triggered resentment in the party, which appeared directionless with Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) chief Jaydev Jena mai...   | Read..

CM hits out at stop-gap jab

The government today won the confidence motion in the Assembly unopposed as the BJP MLAs staged a walkout, even as Jitan Ram Manjhi fought the image of a rubber-stamp chief m...   | Read..
An Afghan soldier watches as the house where the insurgents are holed up burns during the attack on the Indian consulate (not in picture) in Herat on Friday. (AP)
Afghan test for Sharif & Modi
Quote of the day
‘I will attend if I am invited, why shouldn’t I?’
JashodaBen, Narendra Modi’s wife
asked by Gujarati television channel TV9 if she will

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