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Friday , August 15 , 2014
Calcutta Weather
Min : 26.10°C (+0)
Max : 32.60°C (+1)
Rainfall : 24.60 mm
Relative Humidity:
Max : 95.00% Min : 81.00%
Sunrise : 5:14 AM
Sunset : 6:9 PM

A few spells of light to moderate rain and a heavy spell in some areas


Amit Shah drops Varun from team

Updated: 16 August 2014, Saturday, 14:46 hrs (IST)
Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah on Saturday dropped Varun Gandhi as general secretary from his new team, inducting former Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa as Vice-President and new Sangh point man Ram Madhav as general secretary. ...   | Read..

Inducting INS Kolkata, PM says military might best deterrent to war

Updated: 16 August 2014, Saturday, 14:00 hrs (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, inducting the warship INS Kolkata into the Indian Navy on Saturday, said the defence forces will be modernised to ensure that “no one can dare challenge us”. ...   | Read..

Saradha scam: CBI searches 56 locations

Updated: 16 August 2014, Saturday, 16:20 hrs (IST)
The Central Bureau of Investigation on Saturday conducted searches at 56 premises, including some belonging to Biju Janata Dal legislator Pravata Tripathy and owner of a loca...   | Read..

If you don’t like it, don’t watch it

The Supreme Court today dismissed a petition seeking a ban on the upcoming Aamir Khan movie PK for alleged obscenity and outraging religious sentiments, saying: “If you don’t like, you don’t watch.”...   | Read..

CBI focus on Saradha VIPs

CBI director Ranjit Sinha today said that “nobody, however high” would be spared in the Saradha case, capping a day on which the agency searched 30 premises a...   | Read..

How to turn five pigs into one goat

In the Panchatantra, Mitra Sharma, a Brahmin, buys a sacrificial goat but throws it away after three crooks insist at different stretches on the way that he is carryin...   | Read..

Caucus fist behind transfer punch

The shock transfers of 19 bureaucrats in the past two days, including prominent faces, has induced deep unease in bureaucratic circles, causing many to eye the Hemant Soren g...   | Read..

School fees take toll on student’s life

Fifteen-year-old Kanakdei Batra’s struggle for life came to end today at SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack....   | Read..

Stench of ethnic cleansing

The smell is familiar — that of burning thatch, bamboo and grain. And so are the sights — those of smouldering haystacks and granaries, burnt homes, perpetrators ...   | Read..

Cloud on UN heritage tag

The World Heritage tag would elude the ancient Nalanda this year as the draft nomination dossier is all set to miss the September 1 deadline even as the state-of-the-art univ...   | Read..

Manjhi wriggles out of Nitish shadow

Jitan Ram Manjhi has not emerged as the “Rabri Devi II” everybody predicted when Nitish Kumar chose him as his successor....   | Read..

Bengal eases potato ban

The Bengal government has allowed the sale of potato to Odisha, along with Jharkhand, for a week, partially lifting a ban that is being blamed for fuelling the rise in the pr...   | Read..

Cop-killer rebel nabbed

A top Maoist, wanted in over 100 cases in Jharkhand and Odisha and suspected of planning an attack on Independence Day, was arrested in the wee hours of today from a forest a...   | Read..
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