Saturday, May 27, 2017
News
NEWS
KOLKATA

16,000 policemen donate blood to overcome shortage in Bengal
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
Sixteen thousand police personnel have donated blood over the past one week to overcome the blood crisis in West Bengal during the ongoing summer, chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said here on Saturday. ... read..


 
NIFT, Senco Gold boost budding designers, new styles
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
Confused which jewellery goes best with which garment? National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Kolkata now provides a solution to the sartorial dilemma. ... read..


 
CID nabs another 'fake doctor' in Bengal
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
Tightening its noose around "fake doctors", the CID has nabbed yet another physician who passed himself off as an allergy and asthma specialist in one of Kolkata's top private clinics, officials said on Saturday. ... read..


 
Eastern Railway catches nearly 90,000 free trippers in 2 weeks
Kolkata | Saturday, May 27 2017 IST
Easter Railway (ER) in a special drive against offenders caught as many as 89,501 free trippers within its jurisdiction and realized Rs 1,88,41,570 in only two weeks. The drive against the offenders was launched between May 12 to May 25 in its areas ... read..


 
Bankura girl stands 1st in Secondary Exam, districts score over city students
Kolkata | Saturday, May 27 2017 IST
Rural students in West Bengal did better than their city counterparts in secondary (Madhyamik) examinations as some 85.65 per cent candidates successfully passed, 2.19 pc more than the previous year, as the results were out today, exactly 85 days after ... read..


 
Trinamool Congress Government completes one year of its second term
Kolkata | Saturday, May 27 2017 IST
On May 27, 2016, after a historic mandate by the people of Bengal, Ms Mamata Banerjee took oath as the Chief Minister of the state for the second term. Listing the achievements of the Trinamool Government in the first year of the second term, a part ... read..


 
Today's meeting a start to rallying opposition against Modi: Hariprasad
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 11:45:04 PM IST
Terming Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's luncheon meeting with leaders of 17 opposition parties in Delhi "just a beginning", party General Secretary B.K. Hariprasad on Friday said the party would make all efforts to bring together political forces for a unit ... read..


 
BJP leaders get bail, seven workers in police custody (Second Lead)
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
A court here on Friday granted bail to all senior BJP leaders including its national General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, West Bengal unit president Dilip Ghosh, and Rajya Sabha MP Roopa Ganguly, but remanded seven party workers to police custody till ... read..


 
Lightning strike kills six people in Bengal
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
Six people were killed in lightning in three West Bengal districts on Friday evening as a thunderstorm swept across the state's north-western part triggering rain, police said. ... read..


 
Amul to start operations in Bihar, Assam
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 8:15:05 PM IST
The Kaira District Co-operative Milk Producers' Union -- the makers of Amul -- is setting up a Rs 250-crore processing plant in West Bengal, and is expanding operations in the state's districts and also foraying into Bihar and Assam, officials said here o ... read..


 
Tata Chemicals posts 32% rise in Q4 net profit
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 8:15:05 PM IST
Tata Chemicals on Friday reported close to 32 per cent rise in its consolidated net profit to Rs 343.02 crore in the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2017, from Rs 260.21 crore in the corresponding period a year ago. ... read..


 
BJP leaders get bail, seven workers sent to police custody in Bengal (Lead)
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
A court here on Friday granted bail to all senior BJP leaders including its national General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, West Bengal unit president Dilip Ghosh, and Rajya Sabha MP Roopa Ganguly, but remanded seven party workers to police custody till ... read..


 
BJP leaders get bail in Bengal, seven workers sent in police custody
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
A city court on Friday granted bail to all senior BJP leaders in connection with violence during the party's protest march here a day ago but remanded seven party workers in police custody till Monday. ... read..


 
ITC net profit up 12.1 per cent in Q4
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
Cigarette-to-hotel-to-FMCG major ITC Ltd on Friday posted a 12.13 per cent rise in its standalone net profit to Rs 2,669.47 crore for the quarter ended March 31, 2017, from Rs.2,380.68 crore in the year ago period. ... read..


 
Arrested BJP leaders, activists presented in Kolkata court
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
BJP national General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, the party's West Bengal unit chief Dilip Ghosh and Rajya Sabha member Rupa Ganguly, among others, were presented before a city court on Friday, a day after the party activists clashed with the police he ... read..


 
Uma Bharti inspects Kolkata ghats
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Friday inspected the ghats along the Ganga river here as part of her 15-day trip across five states to assess the execution of the central government's 'Namami Gange' (National Mission for Clean Ganga) programm ... read..


 
BJP complains to Bengal Governor against 'police excesses'
Kolkata | Thursday, 2017 11:45:04 PM IST
The BJP on Thursday complained to West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi against "police excesses" during their protest march here and sought his intervention to ensure release of arrested party activists. ... read..


 
Kolkata journalists given special jackets during BJP rally
Kolkata | Thursday, 2017 11:15:04 PM IST
Three days after over 20 city-based journalists were beaten up by police while covering the Left parties' protest march to state secretariat -- Nabanna, the city police on Thursday arranged special jackets for media persons so that they could be identifie ... read..


 
BJP workers, police clash in Kolkata, 71 injured, 141 arrested (Roundup)
Kolkata | Thursday, 2017 10:15:05 PM IST
BJP activists on Thursday clashed with security personnel here on Thursday during a protest march that turned parts of the city hub into war zones, and left over 50 BJP workers and 21 police personnel injured. One police vehicle was torched, and a number ... read..


 
Mamata expresses relief after Fadnavis survives chopper accident
Kolkata | Thursday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday expressed relief after Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and five others survived a crash landing of their helicopter. ... read..


 
200 injured, police and Trinamool attacked rally: Bengal BJP
Kolkata | Thursday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
Accusing the police with attacking its workers with the help of state's ruling Trinamool Congress cadres, the West Bengal unit of the BJP claimed that around 200 party workers were injured in police action during the protest march on Thursday. ... read..


 
Mamata blames BJP, CPM for Kolkata violence
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | May 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday blamed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Communist Party of India (Marxist) for the violence taking place in Kolkata. ... read..


 
BJP workers, policemen injured during Kolkata protest march (Second Lead)
Kolkata | Thursday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
A large number of BJP workers and policemen were injured and a police vehicle was torched as BJP workers, protesting against the law and order situation in the state and alleged fake cases lodged against party workers, clashed with security personnel here ... read..


 
Tea Board engages agency to carry out study on tea industry
Kolkata | Thursday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
The Tea Board India on Thursday said it has decided to engage a professional agency to carry out a comprehensive study on the status of tea industry after share of organised sector declined to 66 per cent of country's tea production. ... read..


 
Bengal BJP condemns police for attacking party headquarters
Kolkata | Thursday, 2017 6:15:05 PM IST
The West Bengal unit of the BJP on Thursday accused the police of forcibly entering its headquarters and "mercilessly beating up" the workers on a day when violence erupted here during a protest march organised by the party. ... read..


 
Enforce hallmarking with implementation of GST: World Gold Council
Kolkata | Thursday, 2017 5:45:05 PM IST
The World Gold Council on Thursday said the enforcement of hallmarking is key along with implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) to bring the transparency in the trade of the yellow metal. ... read..


 
BJP protests against WB Govt., police resorts to baton charge
Kolkata (West Bengal) | May 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers on Thursday took to the streets in Kolkata to protest over the deteriorating law and order situation in the state. ... read..


 
BJP workers, policemen injured as Kolkata turns into war zone during protest (Lead)
Kolkata | Thursday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
A number of BJP workers and policemen were injured and a police vehicle was torched as parts of central Kolkata resembled a war zone with security forces using water canons and batons and lobbying tear gas shells on the activists who also hurled bricks du ... read..


 
Bomb explosion at BJP rally four injured, Kailash Vijaybargiya arrested
Kolkata | Thursday, May 25 2017 IST
One woman and three men were injured when a suspected bomb was exploded in a BJP rally to Lalbazar Avijan, as police fired tear gas cells, after water cannon and wielding of batons failed to control mass near Tea Board on Brabourne Road in Central Kolka ... read..


 
BJP activists reach Kolkata police headquarters ahead of schedule
Kolkata | Thursday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
Even before the state BJP's march to the city police headquarters formally started, a group of its party workers on Thursday surprised the police by suddenly arriving near Lalbazar in a private bus. ... read..


 
Bengal Govt to set up a new college at Narayangarh
Kolkata | Thursday, May 25 2017 IST
A new degree college will be coming up in Narayangarh, Paschim Medinipur. According to state Education Minister Partha Chatterjee, the decision to set up a degree college at Narayangarh in Paschim Midnapore will help thousands of students from the a ... read..


 
Bengal Govt to employ personnel to ensure safety at 279 jetties across the state
Kolkata | Thursday, May 25 2017 IST
The West Bengal Transport department has decided to engage two trained men in each of the 279 jetties across the state which are to be upgraded soon. The trained personnel would be tasked to keep a tab on whether the drop gates are functioning p ... read..


 
Trinamool MP Bandyopadhyay shifted to SSKM hospital
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 11:45:05 PM IST
Ailing Trinamool MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay, an accused in the Rose Valley chit fund scam, was on Wednesday shifted to the state-run SSKM Hospital from the private Apollo Hospital, with his lawmaker wife claiming the step was taken to reduce the cost of treat ... read..


 
BJP warns of roadblocks in Delhi for Mamata if 'March to Lalbazar' disrupted
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 10:45:05 PM IST
A day before the party's 'March to Lalbazar' (city police headquarters) programme, the BJP on Wednesday warned that they might set up road blockades in Delhi, where West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is currently, if their party workers are stoppe ... read..


 
CMRI in the process of developing revolutionary machine to aid eye injuries due to acid attacks
Kolkata | Wednesday, May 24 2017 IST
The Calcutta Medical Research Institute in collaboration with IIT, Kharagpur, has devised a machine that will enable precise and accurate harvesting and placement of the amniotic membrane on the eye. According to Dr Bhaskar Roy Chowdhury Senior C ... read..


 
77 lakh new subscribers signed up, says EPFO
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 8:15:05 PM IST
As many as 77 lakh new subscribers have been enrolled under the Employees' Enrolment Campaign, 2017, an Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) official said here on Wednesday. ... read..


 
Don't politicise attack on journalists: Bengal CM
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
A day after journalists protested against "police barbarism" on their fraternity members during a political event here, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said a section of the media should not politicise the matter. ... read..


 
Decoding Arhar dal's genetic secrets can boost yield: Expert
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
Decoding the Arhar dal's (pigeon pea) genome, a staple legume, has paved the way to correct issues of affordability, production and availability of the nutrient-rich crop in India, a scientist said on Wednesday. ... read..


 
Couple commit suicide by jumping in front of train
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
An unidentified couple allegedly committed suicide by jumping in front of a speeding local train in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district on Wednesday, a police official said. ... read..


 
Bengal can achieve 1.2 lakh tonnes of fisheries exports worth $1 bn by 2020: ASSOCHAM
Kolkata | Wednesday, May 24 2017 IST
Fish eating West Bengal can even achieve around 1.2 lakh tonnes of fisheries' exports worth over $1 billion by 2020, as such the state should strive to maintain year-on-year (Y-o-Y) of about 10 per cent in terms of quantity which can translate to about 2 ... read..


 
Mamata seeks to discuss Ganga erosion problem with Modi
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has sought an appointment with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the Ganga erosion issue during her visit to Delhi beginning Wednesday, she said here. . ... read..


 
Tax burden likely to increase on medical device in GST regime
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 3:45:05 PM IST
The medical device industry expects the tax load in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime to increase, which will result in a higher cost burden on patients, an official said on Wednesday. ... read..


 
Road accidents big killer in India: Mamata
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who has reiterated time and again the necessity to rein in speed driving, on Wednesday expressed grief at the loss of lives in a bus accident in Uttarakhand. ... read..


 
Tourist spots in Purulia being developed by the Bengal Govt
Kolkata | Wednesday, May 24 2017 IST
The West Bengal Government is enthusiastically developing the district of Purulia as a tourist destination. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had, during a public meeting in the distinct, stressed on the potential of Purulia as a destination for tou ... read..


 
Fruit farms to be developed in Paschimanchal by State Govt
Kolkata | Wednesday, May 24 2017 IST
The unused plots of land in Bankura district are being developed by the State Government into fruit farms. The project would start with a farm on 810 hectares unused piece of land, spread over Ranibandh, Raipur, Simlapal, Onda, Taldangra, Hirband ... read..


 
Sabuj Sathi Scheme helps in making a dream come true
Kolkata | Wednesday, May 24 2017 IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's brainchild, the Sabuj Sathi Scheme, is now spawning travel enthusiasts well. From childhood, Tirthakumar Roy, of Paharpur Natuapara in Jalpaiguri district, had always wanted to explore the natural and cul ... read..


 
Become fidayeen to counter Pakistan, former army chief tells cow vigilantes
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 11:15:04 PM IST
Calling for building up non-state actors to crush Pakistan's export of terror to India, a former Indian army chief on Tuesday asked cow vigilantes to stop their mindless atrocities on their countrymen and don the role of 'fidayeen' if they have the guts. ... read..


 
One killed, two injured in Kolkata accidents
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 9:15:05 PM IST
A motorcyclist was killed and two others were seriously injured in two road accidents in the city, police said on Tuesday. A car driver has been arrested in one of the cases. ... read..


 
Kolkata journos silently march to Lalbazar to protest assaults on scribes
Kolkata | Tuesday, May 23 2017 IST
Hundreds of media people, both print and visual, today marched to Lalbazar, Kolkata police headquarters, silently to protest assault on scribes during yesterday's Left Front's 'Nabanna cholo" in the city. More than dozen media people, including camera ... read..


 
CBSE looking into Bengal's grievance over NEET: Official
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 6:45:05 PM IST
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is looking into West Bengal government's complaint with the board over the discrepancy in the Bengali question paper for NEET, an official said on Tuesday. ... read..


 
Bengal Left, Congress MLAs seek governor's intervention to save democracy
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
Accusing West Bengal's Trinamool Congress government of importing a "bouncer culture" in the state including in the assembly, a delegation of Left Front and Congress legislators on Tuesday met Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi and urged him to take necessary ... read..


 
Centre plans to upgrade ship repairing facilities at 7 ports (Lead)
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
The Central government has identified ship repairing facilities of seven ports for upgradation into modern units in collaboration with the Cochin Shipyard, a top official said here. ... read..


 
HRD Ministry warns of action against erring B.Ed colleges
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
Concerned over the standard of education in B.Ed colleges, the Ministry for Human Resource Development (MHRD) on Tuesday warned that around 40 to 50 per cent of such institutes may lose affiliation/recognition in coming months. ... read..


 
Mamata condemns Manchester terror attack
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 4:15:38 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday condemned the terror attack in northern England's Manchester, terming it a cowardly act. ... read..


 
Bangladesh hopeful of Teesta issue being resolved: Minister
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 4:15:34 PM IST
Bangladesh Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan on Tuesday said that Dhaka is "hopeful" of the Teesta water sharing issue being resolved and that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee would consider their demand. ... read..


 
Failure by states to pay for renewable power may trip 2022 target
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 4:15:05 PM IST
States are lagging behind in meeting their renewable purchase obligation target which is a key policy instrument to meet the goal of installing 175 gigawatt (GW) of green energy by 2022, stakeholders and experts say. ... read..


 
"Police brutality on procession is an act of TMC govt to supply oxygen to CPI (M)," alleges Dilip Ghosh
Kolkata | Tuesday, May 23 2017 IST
BJP's state president Dilip Ghosh today dubbed the police brutality on Nabanna Cholo rally to be the effort of the ruling TMC government to supply oxygen to the CPI(M). Mr Ghosh said the state government was making special efforts to highlight the acti ... read..


 
Kolkata: BJP calls for judicial enquiry against cops beating up protesters
Kolkata (West Bengal) | May 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has castigated the violence by police officials in Kolkata yesterday, and has demanded for a fair judicial inquiry into the brutal attack. ... read..


 
Close to 200 injured as police crack down on belligerent Left workers (Roundup)
Kolkata | Monday, 2017 11:45:04 PM IST
At least 79 police personnel and over 100 Left protesters were injured on Monday as security forces used tear gas and carried out baton charges on thousands of belligerent activists who broke barricades and hurled stones at the police here and neighbourin ... read..


 
Visva Bharati students at Mamata's administrative review meeting
Kolkata | Monday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said her government has started inviting university students, including those from the prestigious Visva Bharati University, to witness administrative review meetings in districts. ... read..


 
Rs 600 cr business proposals at Synergy Summit in Bankura district
Kolkata | Monday, May 22 2017 IST
The Bankura district administration has received investment proposals worth Rs 600 crore at the recently-concluded industry conclave called Synergy. Around 305 investment proposals came from micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) and the other p ... read..


 
Three journalists injured in Kolkata lathicharge
Kolkata | Monday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
Three journalists were among those injured in lathicharge by the city police during a march by Left Front leaders and supporters to the West Bengal Secretariat on Monday. ... read..


 
State Govt to initiate rainwater harvesting in Darjeeling
Kolkata | Monday, May 22 2017 IST
A comprehensive plan worth Rs 24 crore has been chalked out by the West Bengal Government to give a huge relief to water-stressed people in Darjeeling. The State Government is all set to implement a rainwater harvesting project for slum dwellers i ... read..


 
CPI(ML) Liberation condemns police lathi charge on people
Kolkata | Monday, May 22 2017 IST
The CPI(ML) Liberation today condemned the police lathi charge on Left parties rallies and demanded lawful action against the erring police personnel. Party's state secretary Partha Ghosh in a statement alleged that police brutality on peaceful rallies ... read..


 
India surpasses Japan as second largest stainless steel producer
Kolkata | Monday, 2017 8:15:05 PM IST
Overtaking Japan, India emerged as the second largest stainless steel producer in the world after China, according to data released by the International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF). ... read..


 
IIT Kharagpur to help MP measure, enhance happiness
Kolkata | Monday, 2017 8:15:05 PM IST
The Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur will collaborate with the Madhya Pradesh government to chalk out a 'Happiness Index' for measuring the well-being of residents, an official said on Monday. ... read..


 
Many injured as police crack down on belligerent Left workers (Night Lead)
Kolkata | Monday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
A number of police personnel and Left protesters were injured on Monday as security forces used tear gas and carried out baton charges on thousands of belligerent activists who broke barricades here and neighbouring Howrah during a protest march to the se ... read..


 
Police lathicharge on mass unprovoked : Biman Bose
Kolkata | Monday, May 22 2017 IST
Left Front Chairman Biman Bose today alleged that lathicharge by the police on peaceful processions at different places in the city and Howrah was premeditated and need to be condemned from all quarters as score of people, including women bled profusel ... read..


 
Exide inks settlement with US firm on trademark use
Kolkata | Monday, 2017 6:45:05 PM IST
Amid ongoing litigation in the Supreme Court over usage of Exide trademark in India, battery major Exide Industries Ltd on Monday said it has entered into a settlement agreement with US-based Exide Technologies to resolve the long standing dispute. ... read..


 
Left Front to observe Condemnation Day in Bengal
Kolkata | Monday, 2017 6:45:05 PM IST
The Left Front will observe a state-wide condemnation day on Tuesday in protest against the "police atrocities" against their activists who participated in Monday's "March to Nabanna" protest programme. ... read..


 
Many injured in pitched battles between police, Left Front protesters (Second Lead)
Kolkata | Monday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
A number of police personnel and Left protesters were injured on Monday as the security forces used tear gas and baton charges on thousands of belligerent activists who broke barricades here and neighbouring Howrah during a protest march to the secretaria ... read..


 
Many injured as police crack down on belligerent Left workers
Kolkata | Monday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
A number of police personnel and Left party workers were injured, with security forces lobbed tear gas shells and carried out baton charges as thousands of belligerent activists fought pitched battles with them and broke barricades here and neighbouring H ... read..


 
WB: Left protestors clash with police, demand food security
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | May 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The clashes between the Left-wing protestors with the West Bengal Police, during the 'Nabanno Abhijan' march, turned violent on Monday. ... read..


 
Left Front MLAs detained ahead of rally
Kolkata | Monday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
A number of Left Front MLAs including its legislature party leader Sujan Chakraborty were detained from outside the State Secretariat on Monday even before the start of the opposition group's rally. ... read..


 
Three of a family among four killed as ambulance hit by dumper
Kolkata | Sunday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
Four people including three members of a family died in a road accident on Sunday, as the ambulance they were travelling in collided head-on with a dumper truck in West Bengal's Birbhum district, police said. ... read..


 
Manas Bhunia, Derek O'Brien among Trinamool RS candidates
Kolkata | Sunday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
Manas Bhunia, a former state Congress chief who switched to the Trinamool Congress last year, was on Sunday nominated as a Trinamool candidate for the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls by party chief Mamata Banerjee. ... read..


 
I am not corrupt, will remain in politics, Trinamool: Bandopadhyay
Kolkata | Sunday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
A frail and fumbling Trinamool Congress parliamentary party leader Sudip Bandopadhyay, who has been granted bail after spending four and a half months in custody in connection with the Rose Valley scam, on Sunday claimed he was not corrupt and would retu ... read..


 
Mamata pays tribute to Rajiv Gandhi
Kolkata | Sunday, 2017 3:15:33 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday paid tributes to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 26th death anniversary and said she would always remember the shock and pain of his "untimely demise". ... read..


 
India to have science infrastructure sharing policy soon
Kolkata | Sunday, 2017 3:15:18 PM IST
India is formulating a policy on maintaining and sharing science infrastructure so that R&D facilities do not remain limited to academia but are also accessed by industry, according to a senior bureaucrat of the Union Ministry of Science and Technology. ... read..


 
Exim Bank to raise $3.5 bn from overseas, Rs 8,000 cr from domestic market
Kolkata | Sunday, 2017 10:15:04 AM IST
Exim Bank (Export Import Bank of India) plans to borrow $3.5 billion from overseas markets and Rs 8,000 crore from domestic market in the current financial year, a top official said. ... read..


 
Bengal is a powerhouse of talent: Mamata
Kolkata | Saturday, May 20 2017 IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said Bengal is a powerhouse of talent. Speaking on the Banga Samman awards ceremony at Nazrul Mancha here, Ms Banerjee said, Bengal shows the way to the world. She said Bengal is the epicentre of culture, ... read..


 
Mamata government completes six years in office
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 11:15:04 PM IST
Upbeat after a continuous stream of electoral successes, West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee government completed six years in office on Saturday - but the landmark also came in challenging times for the ruling party, with the CBI and other central agencies pro ... read..


 
How will Bengali cinema survive with 28% GST rate, asks producer
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
The decision to put cinema tickets under the 28 per cent tax bracket in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime has raised questions over the survivability of Bengali films. ... read..


 
Deveshwar, Soumitra Chatterjee conferred Bengal's highest civilian award
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
Thespian Soumitra Chatterjee and India's longest serving boss Y.C. Deveshwar were conferred the Banga Samman, West Bengal's highest civilian award, by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday. ... read..


 
Drunken driver kills four in Bengal
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 6:45:38 PM IST
Four persons were killed and six others injured when a car driven by an allegedly drunk man hit a bike and a tractor and mowed down people engaged in cutting paddy in West Bengal's Burdwan district, the local legislator and witnesses said on Saturday. ... read..


 
Resolve to serve people better: Mamata
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 6:45:19 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday expressed gratitude to the people as her Trinamool Congress-led government completed six years in power. ... read..


 
India will lose 2,305 sq km forest cover by 2025: Study
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 6:45:14 PM IST
A staggering 2,305 sq km of forest cover in northeast India and the Andaman & Nicobar Islands -- slightly more than the size of Mauritius -- could disappear by 2025, a simulation study by ISRO scientists has predicted. ... read..


 
HC seeks Chief Minister's intervention to resolve problem of East West metro
Kolkata | Friday, May 19 2017 IST
Calcutta High Court today sought West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's intervention to resolve the problem facing the tunneling of East West Metro between Barobazar and Writers' Buildings. The problem of underground tunneling along the ... read..


 
More Stories: [1 | 2]
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
INDIA WORLD ASIA
Yechury says job loss made worse by Modi...
272 cadets passed out in Kerala...
Scrapped notes worth Rs 1 cr seized in G...
Prez greets people of Azerbaijan on eve ...
813-cr person days of job generated in l...
Naidu releases 14 short films produced b...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
Poll pot: Shillong Times ex-editor ... 
Nasimuddin floats new political fro... 
Rahul not allowed to visit violence... 
Maximum falls, hot weather persists... 
BA cancels flights from London's He... 
UK passengers suffer long delays af... 
Two British fighter jets dispatched... 
Egypt says air strikes destroy mili... 
 
Weather in Delhi