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Friday , June 27 , 2014
Calcutta Weather
Min : 26.70°C (+1)
Max : 32.00°C (-1)
Rainfall : 19.30 mm
Relative Humidity:
Max : 94.00% Min : 74.00%
Sunrise : 4:56 AM
Sunset : 6:25 PM

Rain or thundershower may occur in some areas.
Maximum temperature likely to be
around 33°C.

Delhi University yields to UGC diktat, goes back to 3yr undergraduate term

Updated: 27 June 2014, Friday, 14:50 hrs (IST)
Delhi University on Friday rolled back the four-year undergraduate programme that had put it on a collision course with the University Grants Commission, and said colleges should follow the 2012-13 course pattern for admissions to the new session....   | Read..

I will attend Assembly when I want to, and when there is a question for me: Mamata

Updated: 27 June 2014, Friday, 17:40 hrs (IST)
West Bengal’s Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee told the Assembly on Friday that she would be present in the House whenever she wanted to and said there was nothing ...   | Read..

14 killed, 7 injured in GAIL pipeline fire

Updated: 27 June 2014, Friday, 12:25 hrs (IST)
At least 14 people were killed and seven others injured in a fire following a blast in a gas pipeline belonging to GAIL (India) Limited in Andhra Pradesh's East Godavari...   | Read..

CBI questions Bengal governor Narayanan in helicopter deal probe; next is Goa’s Wanchoo

Updated: 27 June 2014, Friday, 16:20 hrs (IST)
The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday questioned West Bengal’s Governor M.K. Narayanan as a “witness” in connection with its probe into allegations...   | Read..

Four years, 20 addresses

Zarina Biwi has started packing her bags — after spending all of four days here....   | Read..

Defanged for nine matches

Wilmar Valdez had a nasty premonition about the fate awaiting Luis Suarez when he attempted to fax a statement of defence to Fifa....   | Read..

Summons to Sonia and Rahul

Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi were today issued summons by a Delhi court that said a prima facie case of cheating and misappropriation of property could be made out again...   | Read..

BPF severs ties with Cong

The Bodoland Peoples’ Front (BPF) has pulled out of the Congress-led government in Assam after eight years of alliance, alleging Dispur’s failure to provide security...   | Read..

Jumbo casualty drops in state

Better coordination between state forest department, railways and the power distribution companies has helped bring down elephant casualties caused by train accidents...   | Read..

Railway negligence whiff in accident

The driver of Dibrugarh-bound Rajdhani Express today denied hearing sound of any explosion before the derailment of 11 coaches and the engine of the showpiece train...   | Read..

Delayed projects derail budget

The central railway fare hike seems to be chickenfeed compared to this. ...   | Read..

Agri varsity pays for minister’s ‘farmers’

Birsa Agricultural University (BAU) pays for gardeners working at the home-cum-office of agriculture minister Yogendra Sao, presumably so that he can have fresh salads on his...   | Read..
Thomas Mueller of Germany celebrates after scoring against the USA, at the Arena Pernambuco, in Recife, on Thursday. (Getty Images)
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