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Fire breaks out in wood's godown at Beleghata
Kolkata | Sunday, Feb 26 2017 IST
A massive fire broke out today in wood's godown at Beleghata in North Kolkata Police said the fire was detected at around 1600 hours at a wood's godown located at 21, canal road at Beleghata area. Altogether eight fire engines and the ... read..


 
Fire at warehouse, film city in Bengal, no injuries
Kolkata | Sunday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
A wood repository was gutted in fire here on Sunday afternoon while a blaze broke out at the film city in West Midnapore too, a fire official said. No casualties were reported in either incident. ... read..


 
Mamata pays homage to legendary author Leela Majumdar on her birth anniversary
Kolkata | Sunday, Feb 26 2017 IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today paid homage to legendary author Leela Majumdar on her 109th birth anniversary "Homage to the legendary author Leela Majumdar on her 109th birth anniversary," Ms Banerjee tweeted. She was born on Feb ... read..


 
Kolkata: People hold candlelight vigil against Kansas shooting
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | February 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A day after an Indian-origin engineer, Srinivas Kuchibhotla was shot dead in Kansas, dozens of people held a candlelight vigil at Mother Teresa's statue here, seeking justice against the hate crime. ... read..


 
Dhoni fails to finish as Jharkhand go down to Karnataka
Kolkata | Sunday, 2017 3:45:05 AM IST
Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhonis 50-ball 43 and his 81-run partnership with Saurabh Tiwary proved a trifle short as a fighting Jharkhand went down by five runs to Karnataka in a Group D tie of the Vijay Hazare Trophy cricket championship here on Saturday. ... read..


 
Coal India subsidiary to buy back shares worth Rs 1,244 cr
Kolkata | Sunday, 2017 2:15:05 AM IST
Coal India Ltd on Saturday said its wholly-owned subsidiary Northern Coalfields Ltd (NCL) has approved buyback of 76,356 fully paid equity shares for an aggregate amount not exceeding Rs 1,244 crore. ... read..


 
Bengal questions Apollo hospital for refusal to release patient over bills
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
The West Bengal government on Saturday summoned authorities of a city based private hospital for allegedly having refused to release a patient over money and even taking possession of his fixed deposit certificates. ... read..


 
Karnataka, Hyderabad script win against Jharkhand and J&K in Vijay Hazare trophy
Kolkata | Saturday, Feb 25 2017 IST
Karnataka and Hyderabad scripted win against Jharkhand and J&K respectively in 50-over Vijay Hazare Trophy in Group D respectively here today. Karnataka won by five runs against Jharkhand scoring 266 runs all out in 49.4 overs and then bowled out the riva ... read..


 
Mamata saddened, shocked over Indian engineer's killing
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday expressed grief over the killing of Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla, who was shot dead in an apparent hate crime in the US. ... read..


 
ASSOCHAM concern over lukewarm response for keeping shops open all 7 days
Kolkata | Saturday, Feb 25 2017 IST
Expressing concern over a lukewarm response on allowing small and medium scale shop-keepers to remain open for all seven days, the ASSOCHAM has impressed upon the Centre to ask the states to realise benefits of model Shops and Establishments Bill and ad ... read..


 
Killing of Indian engineer in US shocking : Mamata
Kolkata | Saturday, Feb 25 2017 IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today expressed profound shock over the killing of Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla in the United States. Kuchibhotla was killed and two others were injured in a shootout at a bar in Kansas in the US on ... read..


 
CS summons Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals after series of death reports and excess billings
Kolkata | Saturday, Feb 25 2017 IST
West Bengal Chief Secretary Basudeb Banerjee today summoned the authorities of premier private hospital Apollo Gleaneagles Hospitals after reports of alleged negligence of treatment and excess billings and compelled the patient parties to deposit all du ... read..


 
After 'Rangoon', Netaji's kin wants Vishal Bhardwaj to make movie on INA
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
Indian revolutionary Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's grand-nephew Chandra Kumar Bose wants National Award-winning filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj to direct a movie specifically on the "real story" of the Indian National Army (INA). ... read..


 
Fully support Irom Sharmila: 'Rangoon' actress Lin Laishram
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
Manipuri model-turned-actress Lin Laishram, who features in Vishal Bhardwaj's "Rangoon", says human rights activist Irom Sharmila is a "superwoman" and she totally supports the 'Iron Lady' in her political career. ... read..


 
Former Navy officer arrested for duping Rs 40 lakh to a woman
Kolkata | Saturday, Feb 25 2017 IST
Former Indian Navy official, identified as Raman Venkaya Raghaban, has been arrested by the Salt Lake police station for cheating a woman with forged land documents and swapping over Rs 40 lakh from her, police investigating the cheat said today. The f ... read..


 
Bengal Govt to set up Tourist Amenity Centres beside national highways
Kolkata | Saturday, Feb 25 2017 IST
The West Bengal Government will set up Tourist Amenity Centres beside national highways to make the state an ideal destination for tourists. West Bengal Tourism Corporation Limited is in talks with the various petrol pump owners who have faciliti ... read..


 
PLA visit intended at enhancing bilateral defence cooperation mechanism between India, China
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | February 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A 15-member middle level delegation of People's Liberation Army (PLA), China, led by Major General Zhao Jin Song, is on a three-day visit to HQ Eastern Command (EC), Kolkata from February 23-26. ... read..


 
Mamata pays tribute to J Jayalalithaa on her birth anniversary
Kolkata | Friday, Feb 24 2017 IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today paid sincere tribute to J Jayalalithaa on her birth anniversary "Sincere tribute to J Jayalalithaa on her birth anniversary," Ms Banerjee tweeted. Born on February 24,1948. Jayalalithaa w ... read..


 
Maha Shivaratri celebrated across Bengal
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 10:45:05 PM IST
The festival of Maha Shivaratri was on Friday celebrated in West Bengal amid traditional fervour as hundreds of thousands of devotees thronged Lord Shiva temples across the state. ... read..


 
'Rangoon' humble tribute to Netaji, INA: Vishal Bhardwaj
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 10:45:05 PM IST
Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj on Friday said "Rangoon" is a "humble tribute" to Indian revolutionary Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and the Indian National Army for their "lesser known" sacrifices and contribution to India's freedom struggle. ... read..


 
Unseeded Aman Dahiya (HR) makes it to finals in boys under 16 singles
Kolkata | Friday, Feb 24 2017 IST
Unseeded Aman Dahiya (HR) shocked second seeded Kabir Hans in a straight set match 7-5, 6-3, to move into the finals of the Boy's U-16 singles in Sunfeast AITA super series Junior tennis tournament 2017 played at Calcutta South Club here today. In anothe ... read..


 
SER to convert conventional rakes of 4 long distance Exp trains into LHB rakes
Kolkata | Friday, Feb 24 2017 IST
South Eastern Railway (SER) has decided to convert the Conventional Rake of four express trains into LHB Rakes with a view to ensure safe and comfortable journey of railway passengers. The trains will run with LHB coaches are 22853/22854 Shalimar-Vis ... read..


 
CBFC's refusal to certify 'Lipstick...' could be misunderstanding: Vishal
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
Acclaimed filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj on Friday said the censor board's refusal to certify "Lipstick Under My Burkha" could be due to a "misunderstanding". ... read..


 
Chinese Army delegation visits Indian Army's Eastern Command (With Images)
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
A 15-member delegation of the Chinese People's Liberation Army visited the headquarters here of the Eastern Command of the Indian Army, an official said. ... read..


 
Eveready starts production in its Assam unit
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 8:15:05 PM IST
Battery-to-lighting major Eveready Industries on Friday said it has commenced commercial production at its new plant in Assam from Thursday. ... read..


 
Patient death: Kolkata hospital denies charges, to refund money
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 8:15:05 PM IST
Dismissing allegations of having refused to release a patient over money, a city hospital on Friday said it never asked for fixed deposits or deed for securitisation of bill dues, and agreed to refund all money paid by the patient's kin, an official said. ... read..


 
60 million ton of crops lost every year due to roundworms
Kolkata | Friday, Feb 24 2017 IST
India faces 30-35 per cent crop loss every year due to attack of pests. This is having an effect on agricultural bio-safety in the country, which is paramount to food security, said Dr. P.K. Chakrabarty, Assistant Director General Plant Protect ... read..


 
Second division football club forfeits match, owner absconding
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
Pride Sports, a Madhya Pradesh-based club currently playing the second division league organised by the All India Football Federation (AIFF), has all but disbanded club operations, also giving a walkover to their opponents in their last group engagement o ... read..


 
After patient's death in Kolkata, TMC leader calls hospital a 'crematorium' (Lead)
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
A man, who was critically injured in a road accident in West Bengal, died on Thursday night due to "inadequate treatment" and "delayed release" by a private hospital, as it did not allow his shifting to a state-run hospital unless the family paid up the f ... read..


 
Apollo Hospitals released patient after relatives deposits FD to meet payments, dies in govt hospital
Kolkata | Friday, Feb 24 2017 IST
A day after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's stern warnings to the private hospitals against exploitation of patients in the name of health services, a 30-year-old car accident victim has succumbed to his wounds, allegedly for negligence des ... read..


 
Woakes, Boult will make big impact for KKR, says batsman Pandey
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 3:45:06 PM IST
India batsman Manish Pandey, who is part of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL), said new recruits Chris Woakes and Trent Boult would make the difference for the city-based franchise in the cash-rich Twenty20 cricket league star ... read..


 
Kolkata hospital refuses to release patient over money, alleges kin
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
A man who was critically injured in a road accident in West Bengal died on Thursday night due to "inadequate treatment" by a private hospital, which had also refused to allow the kin to shift him to a state-run hospital unless they paid up the full amount ... read..


 
State associations to meet after CoA's deadline
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
Running against time to meet the deadline of March 1 for filing a compliance report on the Lodha Committee directives given to them by the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA), the state associations are set to have an informal meetin ... read..


 
Mamata greets people on occasion of Maha Shivratri
Kolkata. Feb 24 | Friday, Feb 24 2017 IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today greeted people on the occasion of Maha Shivratri "Greetings to all on the occasion of Maha Shivratri," Ms Banerjee tweeted. Maha Shivratri is one of most auspicious festival for Hindus across I ... read..


 
We have no secret pact with Trinamool at Centre: Bengal BJP Chief
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 1:15:04 PM IST
Rubbishing the Congress and the Left Front's allegations of a secret understanding between the BJP and Trinamool Congress at the Centre, the West Bengal chief of the saffron party says political opponents were alarmed as it was on way to becoming a "decid ... read..


 
Mayawati is not mentally stable: BJP on 'Kasab' remark
Kolkata[(West Bengal) [India] | February 24, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Taking a swipe at 'Kasab' comment made by Bahujan Samaj Party(BSP) supremo Mayawati, the Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) on Friday said that former has lost her mental stability. ... read..


 
CAB to meet on Monday to discuss COA compliance letter
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 5:15:04 AM IST
The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), in its working committee meeting on Monday, will discuss the compliance report of the Lodha Committee directives which the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators has asked them to submit by March 1. ... read..


 
DVC adds 500 MW thermal power generation capacity
Kolkata | Thursday, 2017 11:15:04 PM IST
The Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) added another 500 megawatt (MW) of thermal power generation capacity after commissioning of Bokaro plant on Thursday, a company official said. ... read..


 
Airtel Payments Bank plans to partner NBFCs, insurance companies
Kolkata | Thursday, 2017 10:45:05 PM IST
Airtel Payments Bank plans to tie up with insurance companies and non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) in the future to offer insurance and credit facilities, a company official said on Thursday. ... read..


 
AICTE 'seriously concerned' about 'below par' quality of graduates (Lead)
Kolkata | Thursday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is concerned with the below par quality of graduates, but hopes the SWAYAM programme for online courses will help address the problem, an official said here on Thursday. ... read..


 
Passport seva Kendra to be opened in Asansol on Feb 28
Kolkata | Thursday, Feb 23 2017 IST
Regional Passport Officer of Kolkata Bibhuti Bhusan Kumar today said a new Passport Seva Kendra will be inaugurated on February 28 at the ground floor of Asansol Head Post Office Building in Burdwan district of West Bengal. It is being set up ... read..


 
JIS College of Engineering and Russian universities to help Bengal go digital
Kolkata | Thursday, Feb 23 2017 IST
JIS College of Engineering is tying up with four Russian universities and launching a centre of excellence, which will aim at helping Bengal gain momentum and surge towards becoming an integral part of the Digital India initiative. As a fruit of ... read..


 
EY announces 17 Finalists for the18th EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award Program
Kolkata | Thursday, Feb 23 2017 IST
EY, the global professional services organisation, today announced the selection of 17 of the country's most exceptional entrepreneurs as Finalists for the 18th Entrepreneur of the Year - India 2016. The Finalists have been selected from among 250 ... read..


 
AICTE concerned about 'below par' quality of graduates
Kolkata | Thursday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) was concerned with the below par quality of graduates, an official said here on Thursday. ... read..


 
Kolkata Metro services disrupted due to power snag
Kolkata | Thursday, 2017 8:15:06 PM IST
There was panic among commuters as Kolkata Metro Rail services were disrupted for about 15 minutes on Thursday due to a power breakdown. ... read..


 
Coal India union to launch protest, production may be hit
Kolkata | Thursday, 2017 7:45:06 PM IST
Protesting against the Coal Ministry's decision to exclude its representatives from any committee of Coal India and its subsidiaries, the Intuc-affiliated union is planning to launch fresh agitation from March, which could hit production in the last month ... read..


 
Relaxed Dhoni spends time bowling, chatting with teammates at nets
Kolkata | Thursday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
Mahendra Singh Dhoni seems to be enjoying his cricket to the full nowadays. ... read..


 
Corrugated box makers struggle due to rising costs, falling demand
Kolkata | Thursday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
Manufacturers of corrugated boxes used in packaging of FMCG products, on Thursday said the most of the units belonging to the MSME sector are facing challenges due to lack of demand arising out of demonetisation and steep increase in price of raw material ... read..


 
Madhyamik examinees go ahead in life, courtesy Kanyashree
Kolkata | Thursday, Feb 23 2017 IST
School dropout rates are going down significantly in West Bengal. Thanks to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's Kanyashree Scheme. Lack of money had forced Srabani Maity to stop going to school, but it is due to Kanyashree, she has been able to sit for ... read..


 
'Blood stem cell donation laws adequate in India'
Kolkata | Thursday, 2017 6:15:06 PM IST
Laws regarding blood stem cell transplants in India are "adequate" at the moment, celebrated bone marrow transplant expert Mammen Chandy said on Thursday, adding that no unethical practices were going on in the country. ... read..


 
A blood stem cell donor can give the gift of life
Kolkata | Thursday, Feb 23 2017 IST
DATRI, India's largest adult unrelated Blood Stem Cell Donors Registry, today organized a very special event to celebrate the blood stem cell donor Sajat Jain, a 27 year old who not just saved the life of Nilesh Kumar Sinha, 42 years old businessman but g ... read..


 
Vani clinches women's golf domestic title
Kolkata | Thursday, 2017 4:45:05 PM IST
Vani Kapoor carded an even par round on the final day to win the fourth leg of the Hero Womens Professional Golf Tour at the Tollygunge Club here on Thursday. ... read..


 
Police detain 22 BJP activists for marching towards Nabanna
Kolkata | Thursday, Feb 23 2017 IST
Police detained 22 BJP activists, seven of them women, when they were attempting to march towards Nabanna, the state secretariat in the adjoining Howrah district, demanding resignation of West Bengal education minister Partha Chatterjee in connection wi ... read..


 
Salt Lake Stadium to be 90 per cent ready by next FIFA inspection: Ceppi
Kolkata | Thursday, 2017 2:45:05 PM IST
The Salt Lake Stadium, which is getting ready to host the FIFA U-17 World Cup in October, will be almost ready for the youth showpiece by the end of March when the FIFA delegation visits for another round of inspection, tournament Director Javier Ceppi sa ... read..


 
3 more police districts to be set up in Bengal
Kolkata | Thursday, Feb 23 2017 IST
The West Bengal Government has decided to setting up three more 'police districts' after Jhargram. All the new police districts will be set up in South 24 Parganas, in Kakdwip, Diamond Harbour and Baruipur, the official sources here today said. ... read..


 
Major power snapping of CESC affects life in Kolkata in peak hours
Kolkata | Thursday, Feb 23 2017 IST
Tripping of three thermal power units, 250 mw each, total 750 mw, of CESC at Budge Budge, plunged the city into darkness for some 20 minutes disrupting all emergency services, including Metro Railway, the lifeline of this metropolis, at peak hours this mo ... read..


 
Job creation through growth: Jajodia
Kolkata | Wednesday, Feb 22 2017 IST
Welcoming various steps taken by the Government to curb black money and corruption, new ASSOCHAM president Sandeep Jajodia today said, as economy is still in the stage of remonetisation, the people should be encouraged and not discouraged to start spen ... read..


 
Misleading to say China blocking India's NSG bid, Azhar ban: Chinese envoy
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
Describing as "misleading" reports that China has been blocking the move to declare Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist, Chinese Consul General Ma Zhanwu on Wednesday said his country has been encouraging India and Pakistan to sort o ... read..


 
Dhoni travels in train after 13 years for Vijay Hazare Trophy
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
A couple of days after the cricketing world was abuzz with the news of Mahendra Singh Dhoni's removal as the skipper of IPL franchise Rising Pune Supergiants, the just-appointed Jharkhand skipper, in his typical unfazed avatar, regaled his teammates with ... read..


 
Mamata asks hospital: Has kidney racket stopped at your hospital?
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday publicly lashed out at the privately run Medica Superspecialty Hospital here for its alleged role in kidney racket, ordering it to check the practice. The hospital, however, denied the charge. ... read..


 
Student community in Bengal to help conserve Gangetic river dolphin
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
School and college students in West Bengal will be among key stakeholders in the national project to develop a conservation action plan for the Gangetic River Dolphin to save the national aquatic animal from extinction, an official said on Wednesday. ... read..


 
Healthcare must be provided at affordable cost: Mamata
Kolkata | Wednesday, Feb 22 2017 IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said healthcare must be provided at affordable cost. Ms Banerjee said hospitals can open 'Budget Section' where common people can obtain affordable healthcare. No hospital should ever refuse any em ... read..


 
Sharmila takes lead on second day of women's golf
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
Sharmila Nicollet carded the only sub-par round of three under 67 to grab the lead on the second day of the Hero Womens Professional Golf Tour at the Tollygunge Club here on Wednesday. ... read..


 
Bengal govt to set up HRC to reign in pvt hospitals and nursing homes
Kolkata | Wednesday, Feb 22 2017 IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in a bid to bring transparency of billings and improving health care facilities of ever growing private hospitals and nursing homes in the state, today announced the setting up of a Health Regulatory Commissio ... read..


 
Turbulent 2016 rattles millennials' confidence
Kolkata | Wednesday, Feb 22 2017 IST
A turbulent 2016, punctuated by global developments such as the struggling European economy, Brexit, the contentious US presidential elections, war and terror attacks, appears to have rattled millennials' confidence, according to Deloitte's sixth annual ... read..


 
MS Dhoni's Jharkhand squad arrived here on train to play Vijay Hazare Trophy vs Karnataka
Kolkata | Wednesday, Feb 22 2017 IST
Hundreds of commuters at the busy Howrah station today were taken surprise when they witnessed former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was emerging out from a train along with his Jharkhand team squad. Wearing a black T-shirt and olive colour jacket, th ... read..


 
Baguiati police station SI suspended after school building demolition
Kolkata | Wednesday, Feb 22 2017 IST
Sub-Inspector of Baguiati police station Tamal Sarkar has been suspended from his service for alleged dereliction of duty after roofs of a primary school were demolished by a developer. West Bengal police also tightened its grip on the offenders arresting ... read..


 
Bengal Govt to teach prisoners basic literacy through computers
Kolkata | Wednesday, Feb 22 2017 IST
With the aim to achieve 100 per cent literacy among prison inmates of West Bengal, the state has launched a Computer Based Fundamental Literacy Programme (CBFL). Christened 'Project Sandeepan', the initiative was launched recently by the Departme ... read..


 
JICA to fund a Rs 2000 crore industry hub in Howrah
Kolkata | Wednesday, Feb 22 2017 IST
Kolkata's twin city Howrah is all set to regain its lost glory. As an important offshoot of the recent Bengal Global Business Summit, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will fund a Rs 2,000-crore industrial hub project either in Howrah ... read..


 
Bengal nod for JV with GAIL for piped gas supply project
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 11:15:04 PM IST
West Bengal's Cabinet Committee on Industry on Tuesday gave green signal to a joint venture between state-owned Greater Calcutta Gas Supply Corporation (GCGSC) and GAIL (India) to supply piped natural gas to households in greater Kolkata, a senior ministe ... read..


 
West Bengal to recognise Kurukh, Rajbongshi languages
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 10:45:05 PM IST
The West Bengal government will recognise Kurukh and Rajbongshi/Kamtapuri languages, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced on Tuesday on the occasion of International Mother Language Day. ... read..


 
Mohun Bagan draw against Valencia in their first leg AFC Cup playoff round match
Kolkata | Tuesday, Feb 21 2017 IST
Former I-League champions Mohun Bagan have continued their undefeated streak in all competitions this season, returned home with a point after a 1-1 draw in their first leg AFC Cup 2017 playoff round match today against Maldives' Club Valencia at the Nati ... read..


 
Respect all languages but do not neglect Bangla: Mamata
Kolkata | Tuesday, Feb 21 2017 IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said respect all languages but do not neglect Bangla. Speaking on the occasion of International Mother Language Day, Ms Banerjee expressed sadness at the fact that Bengali language is ignored today. ... read..


 
Police recovers charred body of, Partha De, lived with skeletons of his sister & two pet dogs
Kolkata | Tuesday, Feb 21 2017 IST
The charred body of a middle aged man, Partha De, who was found living with the skeletons of his sister and two pet dogs at Park Street area before he hit the headlines in June 2015, was recovered this afternoon from a posh apartment in the Watgunj area i ... read..


 
FIFA president Gianni Infantino condoles death of Shibaji Banerjee
Kolkata | Tuesday, Feb 21 2017 IST
FIFA President Gianni Infantino condoled the unfortunate demise of former India International goalkeeper Shibaji Banerjee, who passed away after a sudden heart attack on Sunday night. In his condolence message to All India Football Federation president Pr ... read..


 
Local boy Asish Sinha beat Pratyush Mohanty of Orissa in boys under 16 singles
Kolkata | Tuesday, Feb 21 2017 IST
Local boy Asish Sinha beat sixth seeded Pratyush Mohanty of Orissa 6-1, 6-0 in a completely one sided boys under 16 singles first round encounter in Sunfeast AITA super series Junior tennis tournament 2017 played at Calcutta South Club here today. Thir ... read..


 
Eastern Railway to provide stoppage of Ganadevta Exp for examinees
Kolkata | Tuesday, Feb 21 2017 IST
Eastern Railway today announced special stoppages of Ganadevta Exp for the convenience of the Madhyamik examinees at Lohapur station between Morgram and Takipur on Azimganj Nalhati section on February 22, 23, 25, 27, 28 and March 1, 2, as a tempora ... read..


 
Bangladesh still at war against fundamentalists: Activist Kabir
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 8:15:05 PM IST
Even 46 years after the Liberation War, Bangladesh continues to be at war against fundamentalists, the country's writer and activist Shahriar Kabir said on Tuesday, referring to removal of works of non-Muslim writers from school textbooks. ... read..


 
Tata Chemicals shuts Haldia plant for pipeline relocation
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
Tata Chemicals on Tuesday said that its fertiliser plant in West Bengal's Haldia would remain shut from February 21 to April 15, on account of "ammonia pipeline relocating project hook-up and commissioning". ... read..


 
BSF seizes gold biscuits worth Rs 35.38 lakh on Bengal border
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
Border Security Force (BSF) personnel seized ten gold biscuits weighing around 1.16 kg, valued at Rs 35.38 lakh, in West Bengal's Nadia district on Tuesday, an official said. ... read..


 
Saaniya takes lead on Day 1 of women's golf meet
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
Saaniya Sharma carded one under 69 to grab the lead in the first round of the fourth leg of the Hero Womens Professional Golf Tour here on Tuesday. ... read..


 
Corporate bonds to fill void as government cuts borrowing: SEBI
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 5:15:05 PM IST
As the government has been reducing its borrowing programme, the vacuum is going to be filled by corporate bonds, a senior SEBI official said on Tuesday. ... read..


 
Kolkata man who lived with sister's corpse found dead (Lead)
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
Partha De, the man who was discovered living with his sister's corpse in 2015, was found burnt to death here on Tuesday, the city police said. ... read..


 
Need to celebrate the broad consensus emerging as far as economic policies of previous UPA & current NDA governments: Mahalingam
Kolkata | Tuesday, Feb 21 2017 IST
There is a need to celebrate the broad consensus emerging as far as economic policies of previous UPA government and the current government are concerned, a top SEBI official said at an ASSOCHAM event held here today. "As the government is goin ... read..


 
Bengal celebrates International Mother Language Day
Kolkata | Tuesday, Feb 21 2017 IST
West Bengal today celebrated International Mother Language Day and paid homage to those who had sacrificed their lives to provide an identity for the Bengali language. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee paid tribute to the 1952 martyrs said ... read..


 
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