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Monday , August 4 , 2014
Calcutta Weather
Min : 27.20°C (+1)
Max : 31.90°C (+0)
Rainfall : 14.40 mm
Relative Humidity:
Max : 91.00% Min : 70.00%
Sunrise : 5:11 AM
Sunset : 6:16 PM

Occasional light to moderate rain likely.
Maximum temperature likely to be around 31°C.

English marks in Civil Services test not to count, 2011 batch get another shot

Updated: 04 August 2014, Monday, 16:53 hrs (IST)
The Union Public Service Commission will not count the English language test scores of candidates writing the Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) this year, and also give another chance to those who wrote the test in 2011, the year it was introduced to replace the preliminaries....   | Read..

I am Indian first, then Rajasthani, Chief Justice of India asserts

Updated: 04 August 2014, Monday, 18:45 hrs (IST)
Chief Justice of India R.M. Lodha on Monday took strong exception to a plea that he should recuse himself from hearing an inter-state dispute involving Rajasthan as ...   | Read..

India condemns article on Jaya, even as AIADMK disrupts Parliament

Updated: 04 August 2014, Monday, 14:30 hrs (IST)
India on Monday strongly condemned the “derogatory” article against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa that had appeared in the Sri Lankan Defence Ministry website last week, after strong protests in both Houses of Parliament by AIADMK members....   | Read..

All-party meet on Insurance Bill fails to iron out differences

Updated: 04 August 2014, Monday, 13:00 hrs (IST)
An all-party meeting on Monday failed to hammer out a consensus over the controversial Insurance Bill which was scheduled to be taken up in Rajya Sabha. ...   | Read..

Modi scales Himalayan barrier in Nepal ties

On a day he may have reformatted India-Nepal ties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi nudged the Himalayan nation to a giant leap in the baby steps it has been taking towards republican democracy....   | Read..

Commonwealth curse strikes

The secretary-general of the Indian Olympic Association, Rajiv Mehta, has been arrested for an alleged assault on women following what appears to be a drink-driving incident,...   | Read..

Hush-money finger at party

The family of a contractor who died yesterday after a brawl with a Trinamul labour wing leader has alleged a local party official offered them Rs 5 lakh not to lodge a po...   | Read..

Jobless, lift man rues dash to union

The lift operator who approached a Trinamul trade union has “resigned” from the Park Street residential complex and said he would not seek the labour outfit...   | Read..

Knives out for Congress in Assembly

The budget session of the Assam Legislative Assembly will begin tomorrow with the Opposition likely to corner the Tarun Gogoi government over price rise of essential comm...   | Read..

Deluge evacuation starts

Around two lakh people in nine north-Bihar districts continued to fret over the imminent Kosi flood within 72 hours though water did not gush into any residential area today...   | Read..

7 years and plan board yet to meet

The State Planning Board has been almost lying defunct as it is yet to be reconstituted even two months after the new ministry has been formed. ...   | Read..

Jharkhand’s Modi with matching ‘M’

If Jharkhand BJP’s Assembly poll call of Mission 42+ is a throwback to the party’s Lok Sabha campaign of Mission 272+, slogans surrounding three-time chief mi...   | Read..
Modi scales Himalayan barrier in Nepal ties
Quote of the day
Itís like a dream
Parupalli Kashyap
after winning a badminton gold at the Commonwealth Games
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BCCI counsel helped
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How to miss a Commonwealth medal
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Free, multilingual helpline on NRC
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Drop by drop, fear and filth grow
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