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Tuesday , August 5 , 2014
Calcutta Weather
Min : 25.70°C (+0)
Max : 30.80°C (-1)
Rainfall : 14.30 mm
Relative Humidity:
Max : 98.00% Min : 77.00%
Sunrise : 4:58 AM
Sunset : 6:25 PM

One or two spells of light to moderate rain likely.

RBI keeps key rate unchanged as inflation remains a concern

Updated: 05 August 2014, Tuesday, 13:14 hrs (IST)
The Reserve Bank of India on Tuesday held up the prospects of a weak monsoon to keep the key policy rate unchanged, but cut the statutory liquidity ratio by half a percentage point to unlock about Rs 40,000 crore into the system....   | Read..

Supreme Court asks Centre to take quick decision on fate of Delhi Assembly

Updated: 05 August 2014, Tuesday, 18:30 hrs (IST)
The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Centre to take a decision on dissolution of Delhi Assembly ”one way or another” within five weeks, questioning it for conti...   | Read..

Civil Services exam row disrupts Parliament again

Updated: 05 August 2014, Tuesday, 17:20 hrs (IST)
Parliament’s proceedings were disrupted again on Tuesday as Opposition parties demanded a statement from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the controversy over the Civil ...   | Read..

Retail inflation for factory workers softens to 6.49% in June

Updated: 05 August 2014, Tuesday, 17:20 hrs (IST)
Lower prices of food items, soft coke and medicines pulled down retail inflation for industrial workers to 6.49 per cent in June against 7.02 per cent in May....   | Read..

Civil or uncivil? Tick right answer

The Centre today ducked most of the demands by students agitating for changes to the civil services exam’s format, provisionally offering them two concessions that left them unhappy....   | Read..

Give & take: sacred timber and tilak

Between a private prayer and several private prods, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrapped up a two-day trip that has left Nepal awash with expectation of a turn in the low tid...   | Read..

100 years on, match is on

In that lost Edwardian summer of 1914 before war was declared, the villagers of The Lee in Buckinghamshire gathered for the highlight of the August bank holiday weekend —...   | Read..

AGP protests Dispur decision on asylum

About 14 AGP protesters were injured when police caned them as they tried to walk towards the Assembly today, defying barricades, in protest against Dispur’s push t...   | Read..

Water enters Athgarh villages

Torrential rain and swelling rivers have exposed 14 districts of the state to flood threat, while floodwaters of the Mahanadi have already entered a number of villages in...   | Read..

Threat from Kosi eases

Rescuers today evacuated nearly 20,000 more people trapped in the “danger zone” of the river Kosi even as the flood threat eased with a controlled discharge ...   | Read..

Abscond? I am in office, says realtor

Real estate tycoon Anil Kumar Sharma today claimed that he was not absconding after being named an accused in the murder of Balika Vidyapeeth’s former general secre...   | Read..

PLFI’s No. 2 held with AK-47

In one of the biggest victories security forces have had on the People’s Liberation Front of India (PLFI) in recent times, the banned outfit’s second-in-comma...   | Read..
Narendra Modi at the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu on Monday. (PTI)
Give & take: sacred timber and tilak
Quote of the day
We ask for nothing but a little acknowledgement
Jwala Gutta
after winning silver in the Commonwealth Games
Nation RSS
Cong and BJP swap insurance roles
The Congress is close to a decision to block the insurance bill in the Rajya Sabha for the time bei...   | Read.. 
Calcutta RSS
Tragedy at Friendship Day party
A 24-year-old woman attending a Friendship Day "foam party" in a Howrah club died after being found ...   | Read.. 
Bengal RSS
Autopsy hole in TMC claim
The post-mortem report of ECL contractor Ashim Mukherjee shows he died of haematoma, a swelling of ...   | Read.. 
Bihar RSS
Reason stays, IAS hopefuls upset
For a majority of IAS aspirants, Tuesday was a day of hope and despair.   | Read.. 
North Bengal RSS
Axe lands on medical college head
The state health department today suspended Anup Kumar Roy, the principal of North Bengal Medical C...   | Read.. 
Opinion RSS
Kite flying in Hinglish
History has been wiped clean. In Manmohan Singh's time, his web site had a window for previous prime...   | Read.. 
Sports RSS
Relief for duo as charges dropped
The Indian Olympic Association secretary-general Rajiv Mehta and wrestling referee Virender Singh M...   | Read.. 
International RSS
Bangla ferry with 250 on board sinks
A ferry with about 250 passengers on board capsized in Bangladesh today in a river southwest of Dh...   | Read.. 
Business RSS
Hint of liquidity boost in review
The RBI is unlikely to cut the repo rate in its policy review tomorrow but may reduce the statutory...   | Read.. 
Jharkhand RSS
short cut to hell
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Northeast RSS
Speaker directive on arms seizure
Speaker Pranab Gogoi today asked Dispur to table a statement before the House on its time-bound pla...   | Read.. 
Odisha RSS
Rain too much for twin cities
Normal life was thrown out of gear as heavy rain triggered by a low-pressure system formed in the B...   | Read..