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Wednesday , July 2 , 2014
Calcutta Weather
Min : 24.60°C (-1)
Max : 32.30°C (-1)
Rainfall : 168.40 mm
Relative Humidity:
Max : 98.00% Min : 70.00%
Sunrise : 4:57 AM
Sunset : 6:25 PM

A few spells of light to moderate rain will occur.
Maximum temperature likely to be 
around 31°C.

Ramazan Timing
Iftar: 6:30pm
Sehri: 3:25am

Tapas Paul’s apology enough for TMC

Updated: 2 July 2014, Wednesday, 18:50 hrs (IST)
The Trinamul Congress said Wednesday it has accepted the unconditional apology of its member of Parliament Tapas Paul for his threat to get opponents raped, even as the state police remained inactive for the second day....   | Read..

No pressure on doctor to change Sunanda's autopsy report: AIIMS

Updated: 2 July 2014, Wednesday, 18:45 hrs (IST)
The All India Institute of Medical Sciences here on Wednesday rejected the claim by the head of its forensic medicine department that pressure was brought on him to manip...   | Read..

Mumbai under water after heavy rains; roads, railways & even flights hit

Updated: 2 July 2014, Wednesday, 15:15 hrs (IST)
Heavy rains lashed the metropolis on Wednesday, severely disrupting road, rail and suburban train services and inconveniencing lakhs of commuters and office goers....   | Read..

India summons top US diplomat over
spying row

Updated: 2 July 2014, Wednesday, 13:50 hrs (IST)
India on Wednesday summoned a top US diplomat here after reports in The Washington Post that the country’s National Security Agency (NSA) had sought permission to s...   | Read..

Former president Sarkozy faces influence-peddling, corruption charges

Updated: 2 July 2014, Wednesday, 13:50 hrs (IST)
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was placed under formal investigation on Wednesday, the prosecutor's office said, on suspicions he tried to use his influence...   | Read..

More US lawmakers want Modi to deliver joint address to Congress

Updated: 2 July 2014, Wednesday, 13:50 hrs (IST)
Three top US lawmakers have asked the Congressional leadership to invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address a joint session of the US Congress when he visits Washing...   | Read..

Sensex hits new high of 25,732

Updated: 2 July 2014, Wednesday, 13:50 hrs (IST)
The benchmark BSE Sensex climbed to a new record-high of 25,732.87 in opening trade Wednesday on sustained foreign fund inflows and buying by retail investors after Finan...   | Read..

Mamata: What will I do, kill him?

A “humble” Tapas Paul has apologised “unreservedly” and Trinamul leader Partha Chatterjee has said Mamata Banerjee is “gabhir bhabe marmahata...   | Read..

Heat and dust riddle in letter

Tapas Paul’s letter of apology on what looks like an MP’s official letterhead begins by saying the remarks were “made by me in the heat and dust of the ...   | Read..


The entrance to a fourth-floor flat in a Calcutta complex where Tapas Paul resides. The MP lives with wife Nandini on the first floor, according to sources. Daughter Sohini...   | Read..

Africa bids adieu

Suddenly, like the vanishing spray at free kicks, Africa is gone. Apart from an interloper or two from Central and North America, the regional duel for omnipotence remains the...   | Read..

Frown on executive

Chief Justice of India R.M. Lodha today made public his displeasure at the way the executive handled the process to select judges to the Supreme Court....   | Read..

Focus on Gogoi successor

Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi may have to go finally as the Congress high command has begun the exercise of choosing his successor. A decision is expected any day now. ...   | Read..

Tai Ahom students back CM

The All Tai Ahom Students’ Union (Atasu) has condemned MLAs Jayanta Malla Baruah, Pijush Hazarika and minister of state for co-operation and border areas developmen...   | Read..

Disaster panel post hint to Singh

Former Union home secretary and BJP MP R.K. Singh is tipped to be the next vice-chairman of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), the de-facto boss of th...   | Read..

Now, doctors take tribal language test

“Aendra manja, aekase lagei?” ...   | Read..

Tiger turf nets five poachers

In a major breakthrough late last evening, foresters nabbed five poachers of a 13-member armed group from inside the core area of Palamau Tiger Reserve (PTR) near a dam in Be...   | Read..

CAG scanner on fund use

The state government has failed to provide utilisation certificates for funds worth over Rs 6,588 crore received from the Centre between 2003-04 and 2012-13. ...   | Read..
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