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Most parts of Kolkata submerged; water, power & traffic services hit

Heavy rainfall lashed south Bengal districts and disrupted normal life in state capital Kolkata, throwing road and rail traffic out of gear since early Saturday morning as most parts of the city......

SP leader requests Mulayam to nominate Yakub Memon's widow as Rajya Sabha MP

Samajwadi Party leader Mohammed Farooq Ghosi has stirred a controversy by requesting party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav to nominate 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon's wife as a Rajya......

VOTE: Do you think 'Hindu terror' exists?

Does 'Hindu terrorism' exist? Home Minister Rajnath Singh's statement in Parliament has revived the debate. What do you think? In a sharp attack on the Congress party, Home Minister Rajnath Singh......

Rahul @ FTII: Let down by the dialogue writer

The Congress sent in Rahul Gandhi to play Aamir Khan at the FTII, but it turned out that he played Imran Khan instead, says Malavika Sangghvi. In purely filmic terms, the Rahul Gandhi's appearance......

Govt could compromise on Land Bill 2015

Given the Opposition majority in the Rajya Sabha, the LARR Bill passed by the Upper House may be a deeply diluted version of the government’s own 2015 Bill. Aditi Phadnis reports. Reconciled......

How to read an economic survey well

A survey's design determines its findings; understanding the logic behind measurement is key to interpretation, says TN Ninan. Neilsen has put out its latest quarterly survey on the consumer mood......

How GM India sped away from Halol, unrest, and standstill

The temporary worker, in his late 40s, stands at the factory gate of General Motors India's Halol unit. He holds a steel lunch box and sports a helpless look. He pours his heart out on his current......

ITC chairman questions NGO funding

ITC chairman Y C Deveshwar said that foreign funded non-government organisations with vested interests were prodding the government to increase taxation on cigarettes, and consequently hurting the......

Micky Jagtiani among 10 richest Indians

Micky Jagtiani, owner of Landmark, the unlisted Dubai-based retail chain, has entered the list of 10 richest Indians compiled by Bloomberg. The net worth of Jagtiani is estimated at $6.6 billion,......

Apr-Jun fiscal deficit at 51.6% of Budget estimates

The fiscal deficit in the first three months of current fiscal stood at Rs 2.86 lakh crore or 51.6 per cent of Budget estimates for 2015-16. The fiscal situation during April-June 2015-16......

Spotted: Actress Ramya in Bangalore

Reader Girish met Kannada actress Ramya aka Divya Spandana at the Taj West End Hotel in Bangalore, and sent us a picture. He writes: 'I was among the few lucky ones to be invited for her......

Review: Jaanisaar music is strictly for lovers of classical music

The Jaanisaar soundtrack is worth a listen but it may not be everyone's cup of tea, writes Aelina Kapoor. The Jaanisaar soundtrack includes as many as 10 songs, all belonging to the period......

AbRam imitates dad Shah Rukh Khan's signature pose

A look at the top tweets from your favourite Bollywood celebrities:     Shah Rukh Khan's youngest son AbRam continues to impress everyone with his cute antics.  The superstar......

Review: Drishyam is a depressingly ordinary film

Several parts of Drishyam work but the film is more tackiness than craft, says Raja Sen. Some movies appear on our viewing doorstep carrying far too much baggage. Drishyam, for instance,......

Review: Pixels is a complete waste of time

Pixels could very well be the most unremarkable Hollywood film of the year, says Paloma Sharma. Have you ever wondered what would happen if old video games came to life, tried to destroy the world......

Australia admits: We need to talk about Michael Clarke

Australia players look dejected after the Edgbaston Test. Photograph: Carl Recine Livepic/Action Images via Reuters Another insipid display by a once great cricketer as his side slumped to an......

'It's disappointing as Jimmy's record at Trent Bridge is brilliant'

England's James Anderson and Alastair Cook during nets. Photograph: Philip Brown/Reuters England would love to regain the Ashes in the next Test at Trent Bridge but the loss of leading bowler......

Beleaguered Bell chimes in at crucial moment

England's Ian Bell during nets. Photograph: Philip Brown Livepic/Action Images via Reuters Ian Bell, under enormous pressure after a poor run of form and promoted to number three in the order,......

'Chelsea must be unpredictable because opponents know us well'

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho during training. Photograph: Andrew Couldridge/Action Images via Reuters Chelsea must add a new dimension to their brand of football if the champions are to mount a......

'The Indian board is not interested in playing against Pakistan'

India's Virat Kohli (left) talks to Pakistan's Misbah-Ul-Haq as they leave the field. Photograph: Philip Brown/Reuters Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ijaz Butt has said that the......
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We need to talk about Michael Clarke

Australia players look dejected after the Edgbaston Test. Photograph: Carl Recine Livepic/Action Images via Reuters Another insipid display by a... ...

http://www.rediff.com/cricket/report/ashes-australia-admits-we-need-to-talk-about-michael-clarke/20150801.htm
Most parts of Kolkata submerged; water, power & traffic services hit

Heavy rainfall lashed south Bengal districts and disrupted normal life in state capital Kolkata, throwing road and rail traffic out of gear since... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/report/over-40-dead-in-bengal-floods-water-power-shortage-in-kolkata/20150801.htm
'It's disappointing as Jimmy's record at Trent Bridge is brilliant'

England's James Anderson and Alastair Cook during nets. Photograph: Philip Brown/Reuters England would love to regain the Ashes in the next Test... ...

http://www.rediff.com/cricket/report/ashes-its-disappointing-as-jimmys-record-at-trent-bridge-is-brilliant-alastair-cook/20150801.htm
Beleaguered Bell chimes in at crucial moment

England's Ian Bell during nets. Photograph: Philip Brown Livepic/Action Images via Reuters Ian Bell, under enormous pressure after a poor run of... ...

http://www.rediff.com/cricket/report/ashes-beleaguered-bell-chimes-in-at-crucial-moment/20150801.htm
Over 40 dead in Bengal floods; water, power shortage in Kolkata

Floods in West Bengal have claimed over 40, with water levels rising arlamingly in East Midnapore, North and South 24 Parganas, Hooghly, Howrah,... ...

http://news.rediff.com/commentary/2015/aug/01/over-40-dead-in-bengal-floods-water-power-shortage-in-kolkata/db2e295c495e57bad888d979765fa223

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