Thursday, March 30, 2017

No hint of politics in my movie on demonetisation: Bengali director Suvendu Ghosh
Kolkata [India] | March 30, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Expressing his frustration after his movie on the recent demonetisation was refused a certificate from the Censor Board, Bengali director Suvendu Ghosh asserted that his film has no hint of politics. ... read..

West Bengal: Police arrests three with illegal arms, ammunition
Kolkata [India] | March 30, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The West Bengal Police on Wednesday arrested three persons in connection with trafficking illegal arms. ... read..

LF rally in Kolkata on Narada, Saradha issues
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 11:45:38 PM IST
Demanding arrest of ministers, elected representatives and leaders of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress seen accepting money in the Narada sting footage, opposition Left Front brought out a huge rally in the heart of Kolkata on Wednesday. ... read..

'Girl protection, empowerment under threat globally'
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 11:45:33 PM IST
Stating that protection and empowerment of minor girls all over the world is increasingly under threat, American activist and professor Geraldine Forbes on Wednesday said the first step towards youth empowerment would be to give young people a right to ex ... read..

Paes too great a player to be kept in reserves: Mukherjea
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 11:45:04 PM IST
For all his achievements over the years, it is not right to make Leander Paes sit on the bench during India's Asia Oceania Davis Cup tie against Uzbekistan to be played in Bengaluru from April 7, former India Davis Cup player Jaideep Mukherjea said on Wed ... read..

Bengali film on demonetisation referred to CBFC chief (Lead)
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 11:45:04 PM IST
A Bengali film that deals with the plight of people post-demonetisation has been referred by the Kolkata regional office of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to the board's chief Pahlaj Nihalani for a decision on certification. ... read..

No problem playing under Maxwell in IPL despite tiff: Saha
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 11:45:04 PM IST
A day after India captain Virat Kohli said that he and his teammates are no longer friends with Australian cricketers, wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha said that he would have no problem playing under Glenn Maxwell for Kings XI Punjab in the ensuing IPL and w ... read..

LF organises rally demanding arrest of TMC leaders in Narada sting operation
Kolkata | Wednesday, Mar 29 2017 IST
Left Front led by CPI(M) today organised a rally demanding the arrest of Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders who were seen taking money in Narada sting footage and resignation from ministry. The rally started from Lenin Sarani and ended at Moulali. ... read..

Bengal govt to promote cultivation of rare aromatic rice varieties
Kolkata | Wednesday, Mar 29 2017 IST
State Agriculture Department has firmed up plans to extend all forms of assistance to farmers to enable them to grow 800 varieties of aromatic rice, many of which are rarely grown nowadays. To collect seeds for these varieties and culture them, offic ... read..

IPL will help me get back into rhythm: Shami
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
India pacer Mohammed Shami on Wednesday said that the Indian Premier League (IPL) will help him get back into rhythm. ... read..

Bengal govt to provide training in honeybee rearing
Kolkata | Wednesday, Mar 29 2017 IST
The state Government has decided to set up training for farmers to enable them to rear honeybees. Such training opportunities would be made available in all the districts of West Bengal, the official sources here today said. Worldwide, honeybees ... read..

Mamata pays homage to legendary actor Utpal Dutt on his birth anniversary
Kolkata | Wednesday, Mar 29 2017 IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today paid homage to legendary actor and play-wright Utpal Dutt on his birth anniversary. "Homage to legendary actor and play-wright Utpal Dutt on his birth anniversary," Ms Banerjee tweeted. Dutt wa ... read..

UCO Bank staff unions sign MoU to implement turnaround plan
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
UCO Bank employees and officers' unions signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the management with some conditions for implementing its turnaround plan, an official said on Wednesday. ... read..

Bengali film on demonetisation referred to censor board chairman
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
A Bengali film that deals with the plight of people post-demonetisation has been referred by the Kolkata regional office of the Central Board of Film Certification to the board's chairman Pahlaj Nihalani for a decision on certification. ... read..

After Panna success, tigers to be relocated in Bengal's Buxa
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
Tapping into the scientific and management skills gained from the successful tiger relocation exercise at Panna Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh, wildlife experts and forest officials have proposed introduction of big cats in West Bengal's Buxa Tiger Reser ... read..

AIFF announces names of 23 women footballers to represent India in AFC Asian Cu qualifiers
Kolkata | Wednesday, Mar 29 2017 IST
All India Football Federation today announced names of 23 players for India senior women's national side for the AFC Women's Asian Cup qualifiers, slated to kick-off from April 3, 2017 in DPR Korea. The selection was made from the preparatory camp now w ... read..

Three underground arms dealers from Bihar arrested in Kolkata with ammunition
Kolkata | Wednesday, Mar 29 2017 IST
Three underground arms dealers from Bihar, including kingpin Jamirul Hasaan, were arrested by the CID of city police from a guest house at Kidderpore in south Kolkata, police said today. The CID, following an information, raided the guest house late l ... read..

Bengal football body, FSDL to meet over future of Kolkata clubs
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 3:15:05 PM IST
Bengal's Indian Football Association (IFA) president Subrata Dutta will meet the organisers of the Indian Super League (ISL) Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL) over the weekend to discuss alternate contract options for inducting city soccer giants ... read..

No Kannada TV commentary in IPL
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 2:45:05 PM IST
Sony Pictures Network on Wednesday clarified that there will be no television commentary in Kannada for the coming Tenth Indian Premier League. ... read..

ED secures highest conviction under PMLA in drug case
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | March 28, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has secured its highest conviction order under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in a drug case from a special CBI court, which convicted Allauddin Sk. for the offence of money laundering under Section 4 of PMLA. ... read..

TMC leader Madan Mitra meets elevator accident, admitted to hospital
Kolkata | Tuesday, Mar 28 2017 IST
Senior Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader and former minister Madan Mitra was injured today in an elevator crash in North Kolkata. Police said, Mr Mitra went to Metro Railway's office at Shyambazar area and when he was getting down from the building, h ... read..

Bold step taken by PM to walk in the path of demonetisation yield positive results: Supriyo
Kolkata | Tuesday, Mar 28 2017 IST
The Union Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Babul Supriyo today said the bold step taken by the Prime Minister to walk in the path of demonetisation will yield positive results since it will increase the tax payers' base and ... read..

Subrata Bhattacharya appointed chief coach of Bhawanipore Football Club
Kolkata | Tuesday, Mar 28 2017 IST
Former India stopper Subrata Bhattacharya was today appointed as the chief coach of Bhawanipore Football Club for season 2017-18. " We feel proud to announce the appointment of Subrata Bhattacharya as the head coach of the football team of Bhawan ... read..

Around 100 to take part in Haldia car, bike rally
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
Around 100 participants will take part in the four wheeler autocross and two-wheeler supercross dirt track motorsport event on Sunday in Haldia. ... read..

Commentator Bhogle all but confirmed to return on air for IPL 10
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
Alluding to reports of noted cricket commentator Harsha Bhogles return to the studios for the 10th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL), Sony Pictures Networks said the TV presenter might not be seen at the venues but should be available to speak his mi ... read..

Food poisoning affects 6 on Rajdhani, passengers protest
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
Six passengers fell ill after eating the food served on the New Delhi-Sealdah Rajdhani Express leading to protests by co-passengers at two stations on Tuesday. ... read..

AITC to take out rallies against 'vendetta politics' on Mar 30, 31, Apr 3
Kolkata | Tuesday, Mar 28 2017 IST
The ruling All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) will take out a number of rallies protesting alleged "witch hunting" against its leaders and BJP's "vendetta politics". The rallies will be organised on March 30, 31 and April 3 respectively. They wi ... read..

Mamata greets people on Ugadi, Gudi Padava, Navratri, Cheti Chand
Kolkata | Tuesday, Mar 28 2017 IST
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today greeted the people on the auspicious occasion of Ugadi, Gudi Padava, Navratri and Cheti Chand. "I extend my warm greetings and good wishes to the people of our country on the joyous occasion of 'Ugadi, Gudi Padava ... read..

Coal India expects 2.5% production growth
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
After achieving a 9 per cent growth in coal production in the last financial year, Coal India expects to conclude this fiscal year with a 2.5 per cent growth in production and 2 per cent increase in coal off-take, an official said on Tuesday. ... read..

Mamata concerned over 'recent happenings' in UP
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday expressed concern over the "recent happenings" in Uttar Pradesh, saying people are "scared" over caste and religious differences. ... read..

Bengal beef dealers to meet Mamata over UP crackdown
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
Beef dealers in West Bengal wish to meet Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to apprise her of the "harrowing situation" in the state due to the crackdown on slaughterhouses in Uttar Pradesh, a representative said on Tuesday. ... read..

Passengers fall sick after eating food served in Sealdah bound Rajdhani Express
Kolkata | Tuesday, Mar 28 2017 IST
Scores of commuters of the Sealdah bound Rajdhani Express staged a protest demonstration at the platform of Asansol railway station this morning when some passengers fell ill after allegedly consuming stale food served in the train. Half a dozen p ... read..

India Finish Third in the Second ISSF Shotgun World Cup Stage in Acapulco
Kolkata | Monday, Mar 27 2017 IST
There was shoot-off heartburn for the Indian Men's Skeet Team on the concluding day of competitions for the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Shotgun second stage, held in the Mexican City of Acapulco. Two of the three member ... read..

Formulate suitable strategy to unlock significant growth potential in UP's dairy industry: ASSOCHAM
Kolkata | Monday, Mar 27 2017 IST
Apex industry body ASSOCHAM today urged the BJP-led Uttar Pradesh (UP) government to formulate a suitable strategy for unlocking the significant growth potential of dairy sector in the state through productivity enhancement, strengthening and expanding vi ... read..

62nd All India Railway cricket championship kicks off
Kolkata | Monday, Mar 27 2017 IST
Additional General Manager of Eastern Railway Satish Kumar today inaugurated 62nd All India Railway Cricket Championship (League Stage) 2016-17, organised by Eastern Railway Sports Association at Eastern Railway Sports Complex at Behala in South Kol ... read..

Indian pacers putting pressure on Australia a great sign: Ganguly
Kolkata | Monday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Monday said that it was refreshing to see Indian pacers led by Umesh Yadav put pressure on Australia in the ongoing series, adding that Yadav has been bowling really well. ... read..

UBI to raise up to RS 827 cr via equity issues, debt instrument
Kolkata | Monday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
Public sector lender United Bank of India on Monday said it is planning raise up to Rs 827.49 crore of aggregated capital by issuing equity shares and through debt instruments. ... read..

ER to attach 1 additional General 2nd class unreserved coach in 29 passenger trains
Kolkata | Monday, Mar 27 2017 IST
Eastern Railway (ER) will attach one additional General Second class unreserved coach each with 29 Nos of passenger trains with effect from different dates between March 28 to 31permanently for the convenience of the passengers. General Se ... read..

IIT Kharagpur sets up plant biodiversity park
Kolkata | Monday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
The Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur on Monday announced it has set up a plant biodiversity park to "conserve vulnerable, threatened and endangered local plant species" that are either of botanical value or medicinal and aromatic importance. ... read..

GJF in dialogue with government for solution in GST regime
Kolkata | Monday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
The All India Gem and Jewellery Trade Federation, which has proposed a 1.25 per cent tax rate on gems and jewellery products under the GST regime, is in dialogue with the government to resolve its concerns. ... read..

Teenage girl strangulated by lover
Kolkata | Monday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
A teenage girl was allegedly strangulated to death by her lover in West Bengal's Murshidabad district, police said on Monday. ... read..

Bengal starts procuring potatoes at minimum support price from farmers
Kolkata | Monday, Mar 27 2017 IST
The West Bengal government has started procuring potatoes at the minimum support price from farmers in different potato cultivating areas. The process of procuring potatoes directly from farmers at minimum support price started yesterday at areas inc ... read..

Bengal decides to export fishes
Kolkata | Monday, Mar 27 2017 IST
The state government has decided to export variety of fishes to foreign countries, including Dubai, Japan and China. The state fisheries department has got an order of around Rs 900 crore to export the species to these countries, official sources her ... read..

Kestopur Canal all set to get a makeover
Kolkata | Monday, Mar 27 2017 IST
The much neglected Kestopur canal that flows between Salt Lake and VIP Road is all set to get a makeover. The state government wants to beautify city canals. Earlier, the irrigation department had started desiltation work on the Beliaghata cana ... read..

Mamata to begin her north Bengal tour
Kolkata | Monday, Mar 27 2017 IST
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will set out for her North Bengal tour today. The chief minister will hold the administrative review meeting for Jalpaiguri district at Sarojendra Deb Raykat Kala Kendra tomorrow. Ms Banerjee will be present in a pr ... read..

IPGA expects extension for MBR fumigation of pulses
Kolkata | Monday, 2017 10:15:04 AM IST
The India Pulses and Grains Association (IPGA) is expecting the Centre to permit "a three month" extension after March 31 to continue fumigation of imported shipments of pulses and lentils at ports with methyl bromide, an official said. ... read..

Sushma comes out to help foreign national facing trouble in India
Kolkata | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
Union Minister for External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has once again come out to help a foreign national facing trouble in India. A German patient, Holzer Dieter Siegeried, was cured of a lung disease at SSKM Hospital hospital in the city and n ... read..

Truckers warn of countrywide indefinite strike from April 1
Kolkata | Sunday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
Truckers on Sunday threatened to remain off the road across India indefinitely from April 1 in protest against the sharp increase in third party insurance premium and government charges. ... read..

Mamata strongly condemns suicide attack in Bangladesh
Kolkata | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today strongly condemned the suicide bombing in Bangladesh's Sylhet area where some six people died. A Dhaka report said at least six people, including two police officials, died and scores wounded in two bomb bl ... read..

Mamata condemns Bangladesh blasts
Kolkata | Sunday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday condemned the twin blasts in Bangladesh's Sylhet city which killed six persons. ... read..

10 people killed,17 injured in separate road accidents in Bengal
Kolkata | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
Ten people died and at least 17 others were injured, five of them critically, in 5 separate auto accidents in West Bengal since last night, police said today. Seven occupants were killed when their passenger car collided head-on with a potato laden truck ... read..

See myself competing for batsman's slot in Team India: Dinesh Karthik
Kolkata | Sunday, 2017 1:15:04 PM IST
Wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik, who has consistently been amongst the runs in the domestic circuit, is now eyeing a batsman's slot in the national team, knowing all too well that it was far from easy to displace Wriddhiman Saha and Mahendra Singh Dho ... read..

Yubrani Banerjee wins AITA singles title under 18 after pocketing Doubles title
Kolkata | Saturday, Mar 25 2017 IST
Bengal's Yubrani Banerjee won the Girls Singles tile Under 18 defeating Pratibha Prasad Naraya 6-3,6-4 in the final at Rendez-Vous A Roland Garros - BTA - AITA National Series Tennis Tournament held at the red clay courts of the Dakshin Kalikata Sansad h ... read..

Yubrani, Rishabh emerge victorious tennis meet
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 9:15:05 PM IST
Bengal's Yubrani Banerjee stayed true to her form by clinching the girls singles under-18 title at the Rendez-Vous A Roland Garros national series tennis tournament here at the red clay courts of the Dakshin Kalikata Sansad (DKS) on Saturday. ... read..

Bengal urges Centre to 'reconsider' single engineering entrance exam
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
West Bengal on Saturday urged the central Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry to reconsider the decision of conducting single entrance examination for admission to all engineering colleges from 2018. ... read..

Pulse traders demand lifting of export ban
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
In view of bumper crop and stable prices in the market, pulse traders on Saturday demanded "removal of stock limits" and "lifting of ban on exports" of pulses, particularly for the varieties which are traded below the minimum support price (MSP). ... read..

India will have to bat really well without Kohli, says Ganguly
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Saturday said India will have to bat out of their skin in the absence of injured skipper Virat Kohli to gain an upper hand in the ongoing fourth and final cricket Test against Australia in Dharamsala. ... read..

No BJP hand in Narada sting probe: Ahluwalia
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
Rubbishing West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's allegations, senior BJP leader S.S. Ahluwalia on Saturday claimed his party has no hand in the ongoing Narada sting investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation. ... read..

Kolkata police quiz Apollo hospitals' pharmacy manager
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
A team of Kolkata olice on Saturday quizzed Apollo Gleneagles Hospital's General Manager of Pharmacy Sekhar Sharma in relation to the ongoing investigation into the hospital's alleged negligence in the treatment of a patient, police said. ... read..

Mohun Bagan footballers help club member's daughter fight rare disease
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
City football giants Mohun Bagan have extended a helping hand to club's long-serving member Sanjay Das by raising Rs one lakh as he struggled to meet the huge expenditure for the treatment of his ailing daughter. ... read..

Mamata pays tribute to legendary hockey player Leslie Claudius on his birth anniversary
Kolkata | Saturday, Mar 25 2017 IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today paid tribute to legendary hockey player Leslie Claudius on his birth anniversary. "Today is the birth anniversary of legendary hockey player, Leslie Claudius. Our tributes to the great man," Ms Ban ... read..

Facebook deletes controversial poem of Srijato Bandopadhyay
Kolkata | Saturday, Mar 25 2017 IST
Facebook has deleted controversial poem, penned by poet Srijato Bandopadhyay, after protests from various quarters about the words, which many thoughts smacks of distaste and hurts sentiments. " Although Facebook deleted my poem last night ( Friday) f ... read..

Bengal not utilising health funds from Centre properly: Sambit Patra
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
The national spokesperson of the Bharatiya Janata Party Sambit Patra on Saturday accused the West Bengal government of not properly utilising the funds provided for health schemes by the Centre. ... read..

Bengal finance firm director arrested for cheating investors
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 11:45:05 PM IST
The newly-formed Directorate of Economic Offences of the West Bengal government on Friday arrested the director of private financial company Equinox Infratech Ltd for defrauding its depositors by not giving assured returns, a directorate source said. ... read..

Teenager kills mother over money
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
A teenage boy, along with a friend, was arrested for allegedly strangling his mother as she refused to heed his demand for extra pocket money in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district, police said on Friday. ... read..

Bengal health panel to start functioning within week
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 8:15:05 PM IST
The West Bengal Health Regulatory Commission, set up to monitor private hospitals, will start functioning within a week and a website will be in place for lodging online complaints, one of its members said on Friday. ... read..

Police attacked as school girl dies
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 7:45:05 PM IST
Senior officials of the West Bengal Police were beaten up after a school girl died in a road accident in Murshidabad district on Friday, police said. ... read..

Demonetisation affected unorganised sector, agriculture: Mamata
Kolkata | Friday, Mar 24 2017 IST
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today slammed the Central government for the difficulties faced by industrial sector due to demonetisation. "Demonetisation has affected the unorganised sector and agriculture. They are trying to intimidate us for speaki ... read..

Former ED officer Manoj Kumar summoned by Kolkata police
Kolkata | Friday, Mar 24 2017 IST
Former Enforcement Directorate (ED) officer Manoj Kumar was summoned by the Shakespeare Sarani police today in connection with the complaint of extortion case filed against him. Kumar, the nodal investigating officer of the Rose Valley Scam, also has ... read..

Transgender women pose as 'mainstream models' in photo exhibition
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 7:15:05 PM IST
Capturing their beauty and poise, a recent photography exhibition here featured transgender women as mainstream models as a tribute to the "female souls" who have overcome stigma and discrimination to give wings to their desires. ... read..

Over six kg silver seized, one held on Bangladesh border
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 6:45:05 PM IST
At least one person was arrested and over six kg of silver was seized by the Border Security Force personnel in West Bengal's Malda district, an official said on Friday. ... read..

Using digital technology to accelerate business growth: study
Kolkata | Friday, Mar 24 2017 IST
In India, adoption of advanced business digital technologies can lead to increase in revenues by up to 27 per cent, increase in employment by up to 84 per cent and enhanced access to international markets by up to 65 per cent for small and medium business ... read..

Rose Valley scam: ED officer Manoj Kumar summoned by Kolkata Police
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | March 24, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Enforcement Directorate officer Manoj Kumar, who failed to appear earlier in connection with the Rose Valley scam, was on Friday summoned by the Kolkata Police. ... read..

High court seeks report on policemen's fitness
Kolkata | Friday, Mar 24 2017 IST
Calcutta High Court today sought a report on physical fitness on city policemen. A two-judge bench, headed by acting Chief Justice Nisitha, asked the city police to submit a report on its training programme and health regimen for keeping fitness of the ... read..

Rahul Gandhi not a political material: BJP
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | March 24, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Backing veteran politician S.M. Krishna's view on Rahul Gandhi, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday said the vice-president is not a political material, adding that he has no popularity in the country. ... read..

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