The Telegraph
Saturday , April 18 , 2015
Calcutta Weather
Min : 26.70°C (+0)
Max : 35.20°C (+0)
Rainfall : 0.10 mm
Relative Humidity:
Max : 82.00% Min : 36.00%
Sunrise : 5:14 AM
Sunset : 5:58 PM

Mainly clear sky. Maximum temperature likely to be around 37°C.

Police officer critically hurt in clash as Calcutta votes for a new civic body

Apr 18, 2015
Elections to a new civic body for West Bengal’s capital brought out 60 per cent of voters in a day of sporadic violence that continued after the polling ended.   | Read..

Kashmir protestor dies after being hurt in police firing on stone-pelting mob

Apr 18, 2015
One person died on Saturday in Kashmir following an injury suffered after police opened fire to disperse stone-throwing demonstrators during a daylong protest strike over...   | Read..

On verge of expulsion from AAP, rebel Yadav calls show-cause notice a joke

Apr 18, 2015
Aam Aadmi Party rebel Yogendra Yadav, now almost certain to be expelled from the party, on Saturday lashed out at the leadership for the way a show-cause notice was served...   | Read..

To protest TN opposition to dam on Cauvery, Kannada outfits shut down their own capital

Apr 18, 2015
Normal life in the country's information-technology capital and several parts of Karnataka was crippled on Saturday by a 12-hour bandh called by pro-Kannada outfits to...   | Read..

Rahul meets farmers ahead of Kisan rally

Apr 18, 2015
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi made his first public appearance on Saturday after an unexplained 56-day absence, meeting farmer leaders he is scheduled to lead on...   | Read..

Looks like cakewalk, sounds like...
...doubts grating on some nerves

Apr 18, 2015
Conversations in several parts of the city on the eve of the corporation elections revolved around whether there would be violence on polling day.   | Read..

FB immunity for Didi dose

Apr 18, 2015
A little over 12 hours before polling starts, Mamata Banerjee promised free treatment for cancer and cardiac patients in the state-run hospitals of Bengal.   | Read..

Buffalo cupids, be warned

Apr 18, 2015
Maneka Gandhi has nudged the Union health ministry into raiding dairies suspected of raising milk yields by injecting buffaloes with a so-called "love potion".   | Read..

Lalu talks tough on tickets

Apr 18, 2015
RJD chief Lalu Prasad today touched upon one of the most contentious issues of the Janata merger - who will get tickets and who will be denied - by warning his party...   | Read..

Legal lords who kept the Lord out

Apr 18, 2015
When President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurates the centenary celebrations of Patna High Court here tomorrow, he will mark a break with the past.   | Read..

Coal corridor push to revenue

Apr 18, 2015
The Union coal and railway ministries, along with the state government, will set up a company to facilitate construction of a rail corridor to evacuate and transport coal...   | Read..

NTPC truce with squatters

Apr 18, 2015
NTPC's plan to develop three coal blocks in Jharkhand, held up since 2005 because of violent land protests across Hazaribagh district, may finally see the light of day with...   | Read..

Rethink on army act decision

Apr 18, 2015
Union minister of state for home affairs Kiren Rijiju today said the Centre would review its recent decision to extend the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act to Arunachal...   | Read..

Mob sets train on fire at Delang

Apr 18, 2015
Angered over the death of a passenger yesterday, a mob today set afire a coach of the Puri-Barbil-Paradip Express and ransacked the stationmaster's office at Delang station...   | Read..

CBI chargesheets Matang Sinh

Apr 18, 2015
The CBI today submitted second supplementary charge-sheet in the Saradha Realty case against erstwhile Congress MP from Assam, Matang Sinh and former director of Saradha...   | Read..
Looks like cakewalk, sounds like...
...doubts grating on some nerves
Quote of the day

What he is doing is actually creating more garbage


on Narendra Modi's comment that the UPA had left a mess behind

Nation RSS
Cong threat to tail PM on foreign trips
The Congress today declared its intention of sending a representative to every country that Prime Mi...   | Read.. 
Calcutta RSS
Poll battle older than Mutiny
Calcutta votes on Saturday in what is officially the 19th civic election in the city but historicall...   | Read.. 
Bengal RSS
Free cancer and heart treatment for all
Chief minister Mamata Banerjee today promised free treatment for all cancer and cardiac patients at ...   | Read.. 
Bihar RSS
IIT gets director in 10 minutes
IIT-Patna, running without a dedicated head for almost a year, got a director in just 10 minutes.   | Read.. 
North Bengal RSS
Rivals fail to highlight hawker menace
Mamata Banerjee’s populist streak prompted her to announce sops and freebies for hawkers besid...   | Read.. 
Opinion RSS
Reviving the dead letter
Thirty years ago this fortnight, the Supreme Court passed its famous judgment in the Shah Bano case....   | Read.. 
Sports RSS
Kohli: It's just that I need to handle moments better
Virat Kohli, India's Test captain, has realised that he needs to handle situations "better"...   | Read.. 
International RSS
Syria refugee wave piles pressure on West
The war in Syria is creating the worst global refugee crisis in decades, putting new pressure on the...   | Read.. 
Business RSS
RIL net highest in 7 years
Reliance Industries (RIL) today delivered a pleasant surprise when it posted the highest quarterly n...   | Read.. 
Jharkhand RSS
Horror house for a hero's widow, kids
Her husband died fighting militants in Kashmir on December 5 last year. After months of dilly-dallyi...   | Read.. 
Northeast RSS
Funds promise to NE oil industry
The Centre will increase investment in the hydrocarbon sector of the Northeast to reduce import depe...   | Read.. 
Odisha RSS
Parking pinch irks commuters
The municipal corporation's decision to hike parking fees without prior notice has annoyed commuters...   | Read..