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IPL: We have been batting well as a unit: Agarwal
Kolkata | Saturday, 2018 11:15:04 PM IST
Kings XI Punjab batsman Mayank Agarwal on Saturday said their batsmen have been doing well in this Indian Premier League so far after their nine-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) via Duckworth-Lewis method here. ... read..


 
IPL: Karthik questions D/L method, vouches for VJD
Kolkata | Saturday, 2018 11:15:04 PM IST
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Dinesh Karthik termed the Duckworth-Lewis (D/L) method "strange" and vouched for Indian counterpart of the rule, the "VJD method", after his team lost to Kings XI Punjab by nine wickets in a rain-truncated Indian Premie ... read..


 
Bengal SEC fixes April 23 for filing of panchayat poll nominations (Second Lead)
Kolkata | Saturday, 2018 10:45:04 PM IST
Acting on a Calcutta High Court order, the West Bengal State Election Commission on Saturday fixed April 23 as the extended deadline for filing of nomination papers for the coming panchayat polls in the state, an official notification said. ... read..


 
Kings XI Punjab beat KKR by 9 wickets in rain marred play at Eden Gardens
Kolkata | Saturday, Apr 21 2018 IST
Kings XI Punjab beat Kolkata Knight Riders by D/L method in rain marred VIVO IPL match at Eden Gardens here today, for the first time against the host since 2013. Reduced to 13 overs batting for Kings XI Punjab and target was set for 125 runs under ... read..


 
Kings XI Pinjab wins by 9 wickets at Eden Gardens
Kolkata | Saturday, Apr 21 2018 IST
Following is the final scorecard of VIVO IPL Twenty20 match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) played at Eden Gardens here on Saturday. Kings XI Punjab Innings: KL Rahul c Curran b Narine 60 CH Gayle no ... read..


 
40 crude bombs recovered from house in Bengal
Kolkata | Saturday, 2018 10:15:04 PM IST
As many as 40 crude bombs were recovered from an abandoned house in West Bengal's Howrah district, police said on Saturday.A ... read..


 
PCB officials to arrive in Kolkata on Sunday for ICC meeting
Kolkata | Saturday, 2018 9:45:04 PM IST
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Nazam Sethi and Chief Operating Officer (COO) Subhan Ahmed are slated to arrive in the city on Sunday to attend the International Cricket Council (ICC) meeting next week. ... read..


 
Rain stopped play at Eden Gardens
Kolkata | Saturday, Apr 21 2018 IST
Rain and storms stopped play at Eden Gardens midway this evening when Kings XI Punjab chasing Kolkata Knight Riders 191/7 were 96 for no loss in 8.2 overs in VIVO IPL match in the city. Openers Lokesh Rahul was not out at 46 and Chris Gayle 49 was at ... read..


 
Kings XI Punjab need 192 runs to win against Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens
Kolkata | Saturday, Apr 21 2018 IST
Chris Lynn's 41-ball 74 runs and his brisk 72-run 2nd wicket partnership with Robin Uthappa (34) helped Kolkata Knight Riders to score 191/7 against Kings XI Punjab at VIVO IPL match at Eden Gardens here today. This was Chris Lynn 4th IPL half centur ... read..


 
Kolkata Knight Riders scored 191 for 7 against Kings XI Punjab at Eden Gardens
Kolkata | Saturday, Apr 21 2018 IST
Following is the scorecard of VIVO IPL Twenty20 match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) played at Eden Gardens here on Saturday. Kolkata Knight Riders innings: Chris Lynn c Rahul b Tye 74 ... read..


 
Growth for business is actually a comprehensive term: Chandra Shekhar Ghosh
Kolkata | Saturday, Apr 21 2018 IST
On the eve of Civil Service Day, The Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry(BCC&I) have organised a conclave to discuss 'Metamorphosis of People Management In A Disruptive Era'. Talking to UNI, president of BCC&I and founder of Bandhan Bank Mr Chandra ... read..


 
Training can change knowledge but not attitude: Dushyant Nariala
Kolkata | Saturday, Apr 21 2018 IST
On the eve of Civil Service Day, Principal Secretary of Department of School Education Dushyant Nariala said that "What is disrupting today may be very iconic tomorrow and in 14th century the game of football was also disruptive." Mr Nariala this was sa ... read..


 
IPL: Rain stops play between KKR, Kings XI Punjab
Kolkata | Saturday, 2018 7:15:04 PM IST
Kings XI Punjab looked on course to gun down 192 set by Kolkata Knight Riders when rain interrupted play in an Indian Premier League (IPL) game here at the Eden Gardens on Saturday. ... read..


 
Fresh nomination for Bengal Panchayat polls on April 23: SEC (Lead)
Kolkata | Saturday, 2018 7:15:04 PM IST
The West Bengal State Election Commission, after meeting with various political parties and representatives of the state government, selected April 23 as the extended day for filing nominations for the coming Panchayat polls, a senior official said on Sat ... read..


 
IPL: Punjab elect to field against KKR
Kolkata | Saturday, 2018 4:45:04 PM IST
Kings XI Punjab skipper R Ashwin won the toss and decided to field against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) clash here at the Eden Gardens on Saturday. ... read..


 
Ravichandran Ashwin wins toss for Punjab and sent Kolkata to bat at Eden Gardens
Kolkata | Saturday, Apr 21 2018 IST
Kings XI Punjab skipper Ravichandran Ashwin won the toss and decided to send Kolkata Knight Riders to batting first at VIVO IPL play at Eden Gardens here in Saturday. " We are going to bowl first. This is sort of a fortress for KKR and we have got o ... read..


 
Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee likely to visit China in June
Kolkata | Saturday, Apr 21 2018 IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is expected to lead a business delegation to China in June to get foreign investments for the state. Sources at Nabanna, the state secretariat, said that the chief minister is likely to lead a big business delega ... read..


 
'Amar Fasal Amar Gola' and 'Amar Fasal Amar Gari' schemes solve storage & transportation problems of harvest
Kolkata | Saturday, Apr 21 2018 IST
The State Government with its two schemes Amar Fasal Amar Gola and Amar Fasal Amar Gari, has been able to resolve the problems in the storage and transportation of harvest, respectively. Amar Fasal Amar Gola ('gola' meaning 'silo') was adopted to mini ... read..


 
SEC may announce fresh poll dates today for Panahayat election, to meet opposition and TMC
Kolkata | Saturday, Apr 21 2018 IST
The West Bengal State Election Commission is expected to announce fresh poll dates for three-tier Panchayet elections across West Bengal after discussion and consultations with both the ruling AITC and oppositions - the BJP, Left and Congress today, a da ... read..


 
Major improvements in irrigation infrastructure and flood management
Kolkata | Saturday, Apr 21 2018 IST
The State Irrigation and Waterways Department has been able to make considerable progress in the development of irrigation and flood management, including communicating about floods. There has been a major revamping of the irrigation infrastructure, timel ... read..


 
Revised SAGE recommendation on use of dengue vaccine
Kolkata | Saturday, Apr 21 2018 IST
Dengue is the most frequent and rapidly spreading mosquito-borne virus Dengue virus is transmitted by female mosquitoes mainly of the species Aedes aegypti and, to a lesser extent, Ae. albopictus. Dengue is widespread throughout the tropics, with loca ... read..


 
IAF conducts mass casualty evacuation drill from Assam to Kolkata
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | April 21, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
The Eastern Air Command (EAC) of the Indian Air Force conducted a mass casualty evacuation drill on March 19, as part of Gagan Shakti 2018 exercises. ... read..


 
Virender Sehwag reminisces his cricketing journey at celebration of publication of book authored by Boria
Kolkata | Friday, Apr 20 2018 IST
The cricketing legend Virender Sehwag and Harshavardhan Neotia, Chairman of Ambuja Neotia Group today celebrated the publication of the book, "Eleven Gods and A Billion Indians" capturing the on and off the field story of cricket in India and beyond, a ... read..


 
Targeting PM in Unnao, Kathua rape cases is concerted slur: Tripura Governor
Kolkata | Friday, 2018 11:15:04 PM IST
Terming the Unnao and Kathua rape incidents as "despicable, regrettable and condemnable", Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy on Friday said targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi with regard to the two cases was a "concerted slur" and he cannot be held respon ... read..


 
Was the first one to know about Chappell's mail against Sourav, reveals Sehwag
Kolkata | Friday, 2018 11:15:04 PM IST
Virender Sehwag was the first to know about then coach Greg Chappell's infamous e-mail against Sourav Ganguly during the 2005 Zimbabwe tour, the dashing former India opener revealed on Friday. ... read..


 
India favourites to win 2019 World Cup: Sehwag
Kolkata | Friday, 2018 10:45:05 PM IST
Celebrated former opening batsman Virender Sehwag on Friday said India are favourites to lift the 2019 ICC World Cup to be held in England. ... read..


 
Mamata welcomes Calcutta HC verdict on Bengal Panchayat polls
Kolkata | Friday, 2018 10:15:04 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday welcomed Calcutta High Court's verdict asking the State Election Commission to extend the nomination deadline and reschedule polling dates for the panchayat polls, saying her government wishes to comple ... read..


 
Puranic period people had superhuman imagination or prototypes: Tripura Governor
Kolkata | Friday, 2018 9:45:04 PM IST
Amid controversy over Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deba's claim that internet and satellite communication existed in Mahabharata's time, state Governor Tathagata Roy on Friday said people in the Puranic period either had superhuman imagination or some ki ... read..


 
Formidables of Delhi lead in National Bridge championship
Kolkata | Friday, Apr 20 2018 IST
True to the expectation "Formidables" fromDelhi, displaying fine cards stormed their way into the quarter finalsof the of team event in the All India Shree Cement Bridge Tournamentwith 151.24 Victory Points (VPs ) after ten qualifying rounds at theB ... read..


 
Cable operators to be included in Swasthya Sathi, Social Security schemes: Mamata
Kolkata | Friday, Apr 20 2018 IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today announced all cable operators are henceforth being brought under the State Government's Social Security Scheme and Swasthya Sathi group health insurance scheme. Speaking at a conference of the State's MSOs ... read..


 
Audi concludes 11th edition of the Audi quattro Cup in Kolkata
Kolkata | Friday, Apr 20 2018 IST
The Indian edition of the world's largest golf tournament series the Audi quattro Cup on Friday concluded the fourth leg of its 11th season at the colonial Tollygunge Club here. The Audi quattro Cup will see more than 800 golfers competing to ... read..


 
Bengal Panchayat polls: HC asks SEC to announce fresh schedule (Second Lead)
Kolkata | Friday, 2018 9:15:05 PM IST
The Calcutta High Court on Friday ordered the West Bengal State Election Commission to make a fresh announcement extending the deadline for filing of nominations for the coming panchayat polls and finalise a new election schedule. ... read..


 
Bengal Panchayat polls: HC asks poll panel to announce fresh schedule (Lead)
Kolkata | Friday, 2018 8:15:05 PM IST
The Calcutta High Court on Friday ordered the West Bengal State Election Commission (SEC) to make a fresh announcement extending the deadline for filing of nominations, and finalise a new election schedule for the Panchayat polls. ... read..


 
WB panchayat polls: Calcutta HC orders fresh dates for nomination, polls
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | April 20, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
The Calcutta High Court on Friday sets aside it's earlier order and directed the state Election Commission to issue fresh extension for filing of nomination and polls in connection with the West Bengal Panchayat Election matter. ... read..


 
Mamata saddened at renowned civil rights activist Rajinder Sachar's demise
Kolkata | Friday, Apr 20 2018 IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday was saddened at the death of former legal luminary and renowned civil rights activist Rajinder Sachar "Saddened that former legal luminary and renowned civil rights activist, Rajinder Sachar has passe ... read..


 
IPL: Streak hints at KKR's plans to get Gayle out early
Kolkata | Friday, 2018 7:15:04 PM IST
After Chris Gayle blasted a 63-ball 104 against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bowling coach Heath Streak on Friday hinted that they will look to get the dynamic West Indies batter back in the hut early when they take on Kings XI Punjab ... read..


 
Bengal Panchayat polls: HC for extended deadline for nominations
Kolkata | Friday, 2018 6:45:05 PM IST
The Calcutta High Court on Friday and asked the West Bengal State Election Commission to extend the deadline for filing of nominations for the Panchayat polls. ... read..


 
Audi India sees flat sales in 2018 following duty hike (Lead)
Kolkata | Friday, 2018 6:15:04 PM IST
Luxury carmaker Audi India, which had looked at a double-digit growth this year, is now expecting that sales will be flat in 2018, following an increase in cess and hike of customs duty on some imported auto components announced in the Union Budget, an of ... read..


 
Mamata Banerjee supports CM Naidu's fast against Centre
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | April 20, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday extended support to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, who will observe a day-long fast to demand "justice" for the state from the Centre. ... read..


 
High Court asks SEC to announce fresh dates for filing nominations, polling and counting of votes in Panchayat polls
Kolkata | Friday, Apr 20 2018 IST
Calcutta High Court today asked the State Election Commission to announce fresh dates for Panchayat polls in the state, rejecting the notification it issued to withdraw extension for filling nominations by a day, a ruling that would prompt the authorities ... read..


 
High Court asks SEC to announce fresh date for Panchayat polls
Kolkata | Friday, Apr 20 2018 IST
Calcutta High Court today asked the State Election Commission to announce fresh dates for Panchayat polls in the state, rejecting the notification it issued to withdraw extension for filling nominations by a day, a ruling that would prompt the authorities ... read..


 
Bengal Minister Sovan Chatterjee writes to Police Commissioner, seeking intervention
Kolkata | Friday, Apr 20 2018 IST
City Mayor and Bengal Minister Sovan Chatterjee, feeling insecure following his estranged wife Ratna Chatterjee's alleged unleash of a reign of terror in connivance with some policemen, has written to city Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar, seeking his int ... read..


 
Audi India sees flat sales in 2018 following duty hike
Kolkata | Friday, 2018 4:15:04 PM IST
Luxury carmaker Audi India, which had looked at a double-digit growth this year, is now expecting that sales will be flat in 2018, following an increase in cess and hike of customs duty on some imported auto components announced in the Union Budget, an of ... read..


 
SER trains services disrupted at Howrah and Kharagpur line for Kathua rape victim protest
Kolkata | Friday, Apr 20 2018 IST
Train services between Howrah and Kharagpur were today affected after a large number of people squatted on the tracks at Chengail railway station, some 35 kms from here, protesting against the Kathua rape case. A large number of people blocked the track f ... read..


 
Bengal celebrates birthday of Imam Hossain
Kolkata | Friday, Apr 20 2018 IST
West Bengal today celebrated the 1392nd birthday of Imam Hossain, the grandson of Prophet Hazrat Mohammed. A tram, decked up in marigold garlands and balloons, trundled along the tracks in central Kolkata as people inside chanted 'Imam Hossain Zindabad'. ... read..


 
True Balance raises USD 23 mn
Kolkata | Friday, Apr 20 2018 IST
True Balance, a digital wallet and financial services platform has raised USD 23 million in a series B2 funding. The new round of funding saw participation from Japan based global messenger Line Ventures Corporation, Korean search engine Naver, leading ... read..


 
Will Chris Gayle storm hit at Eden Gardens in face of Sunil Narain's mystery delivery, when KKR host Kings XI Punjab on Saturday
Kolkata | Friday, Apr 20 2018 IST
A nerve wrecking play is on the cards when table topper Kolkata Knight Riders will host the in form Kings XI Punjab at the VIVO IPL match at Eden Gardens here on Saturday After his unbeaten 104-run in just 63-ball Chris Gayle has become overnight a focal ... read..


 
Agricultural marketing agencies of the Bengal Govt
Kolkata | Friday, Apr 20 2018 IST
There are three agencies under the State Agricultural Marketing Department, whose work it is to ensure that the agricultural produce of the state is marketed according to the rules and regulations. The three are Directorate of Agriculture Marketing, West ... read..


 
Bird Automotive launches new facility in Gurgaon
Kolkata | Friday, Apr 20 2018 IST
BMW India has announced the opening of a new facility of Bird Automotive in Gurgaon. Located at Address One (BAANI), 1 Golf Course Road, Sector 56, Gurgaon, the dealership is headed by Mr. Gaurav Bhatia, a company release issued here today said. With t ... read..


 
Distribution of land pattas
Kolkata | Friday, Apr 20 2018 IST
The West Bengal Government has ensured land-related benefits for the needy citizens of the state through various schemes. Through the Nijo Griha Nijo Bhumi Scheme, the Trinamool Congress Government has distributed land pattas to 3.35 lakh landless and mar ... read..


 
St Xavier's University to start MBA course from current academic year, to request more land for expansion
Kolkata | Friday, Apr 20 2018 IST
St Xavier's University, Kolkata, has received approval from AICTE to begin MBA course from the coming academic year 2018-19, according to Father J Felix Raj, SJ, Vice-Chancellor, St Xavier's University. The Xavier Business School, under the university, ... read..


 
AirAsia India adds another flight connecting Delhi & Bagdogra
Kolkata | Friday, Apr 20 2018 IST
AirAsia India has announced that it will be operating an additional flight between Delhi and Bagdogra between May one and September 30. The announcement comes at a time when Delhi summer is at its peak and summer vacations plans are mid-way. With Bagdog ... read..


 
Evidence shows banning asbestos has no negative economic impact
Kolkata | Friday, Apr 20 2018 IST
Sound scientific evidence shows that any exposure to asbestos fibres poses significant health risks. Despite this, the mineral continues to be present, as well as extensively used and traded globally. According to WHO recommendations, the most eff ... read..


 
St. Xaviers University to start MBA programme, Law School
Kolkata | Thursday, 2018 11:15:04 PM IST
The city-based St. Xavier's University will start an MBA course from the coming 2018-19 academic year at its New Town (Rajarhat) campus, its Vice Chancellor Father J Felix Raj said here on Thursday. ... read..


 
Sexual assault cases: BJP tops among MPs, MLAs
Kolkata | Thursday, Apr 19 2018 IST
Bharatiya Janata Party has the highest number of MPs/ MLAs facing cases of crimes against women, according to findings announced here on Thursday. BJP has 12 MPs and MLAs who have declared cases of crime against women, while Shiv Sena has seven ... read..


 
I would love to play Sourav Ganguly on screen: Jishuu Sengupta
Kolkata | Thursday, Apr 19 2018 IST
Kent Cricket Live was abuzz with excitement on the April 18 while showcasing Tolly actor Jishuu Sengupta. He expressed his relationship with Sourav Ganguly and his unwavering support for the Kolkata Knight Riders Team.When asked about which cricketing p ... read..


 
Uber commissioned BCG report says Indian cities 149 per cent more congested than comparable cities around Asia
Kolkata | Thursday, Apr 19 2018 IST
Uber, the ride sharing pioneer, today released the findings of a BCG study"Unlocking Cities: The impact of ride sharing across India". The 40-page report was commissioned to better understand the benefits and potential of ride sharing in Delhi, Kolkata, M ... read..


 
Chakradharpur Division adjudged best performer in zone by SE Railways this year
Kolkata | Thursday, Apr 19 2018 IST
General Manager S N Agrawal informed, S E Railways, today accorded utmost importance to measures for safety and security of passengers and timely running of trains in which respect SE Railways has earned second position on a national level Speaking on the ... read..


 
St. Xavier's University gets approval from AICTE to begin M.B.A
Kolkata | Thursday, Apr 19 2018 IST
Vice-Chancellor of St. Xavier's University, Kolkata, Dr J Felix on Thursday said the University has got the approval from All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) to begin M.B.A. programme and is going to start the M.B.A. He told reporters tha ... read..


 
Calcutta HC to deliver verdict on Panchayat on April 20
Kolkata | Thursday, Apr 19 2018 IST
Calcutta High Court will deliver its verdict on Panchayat poll pleas on Friday, as the three-day hearing on case wound up this afternoon. "The bench heard at length submissions of the litigants and the defendants. The court will spell out its verdi ... read..


 
Illegal arms, ammunition seized in Bengal; three held
Kolkata | Thursday, 2018 6:45:04 PM IST
The West Bengal CID on Thursday arrested three persons and seized two firearms and several rounds of ammunition from them in the state's North 24 Parganas district, an official said. ... read..


 
South Eastern Railway celebrates 63rd Railway Week
Kolkata | Thursday, Apr 19 2018 IST
South Eastern Railway celebrated the 63 Railway Week this evening. S. N. Agrawal, General Manager, South Eastern Railway graced the occasion as chief guest. Divisional Railway Manager of Kharagpur, Adra, Chakradharpur and Ranchi and the representatives ... read..


 
Calcutta HC lawyers' strike set for record
Kolkata | Thursday, Apr 19 2018 IST
The lawyers' strike in Calcutta High Court is set for a record 66-day run with the Bar Association deciding to continue the strike till April 25. The decision will be reviewed on April 26. The stir began on February 18 to press for the immediate appointme ... read..


 
Bengal Panchayat poll: HC asks SEC to file affidavits, verdict on Friday
Kolkata | Thursday, 2018 6:15:05 PM IST
The Calcutta High Court on Thursday asked the West Bengal State Election Commission to submit affidavits detailing the steps it had taken following the Supreme Court's direction to allay apprehensions about the Panchayat elections,and extended its stay on ... read..


 
WB's panchayet elections related hearings ended, HC to pronounce verdict on Friday
Kolkata | Thursday, Apr 19 2018 IST
The hearings on West Bengal's Panchayet elections, which had been stayed by a Calcutta High Court order, ended today and a verdict is expected to be pronounced at 1630 hours on Friday, HC sources said. Justice Subrata Talukdar, who stayed all poll proces ... read..


 
Tata Sons name Nupur Mallick as new Group Chief HRO
Kolkata | Thursday, Apr 19 2018 IST
Tata Sons on Thursday announced the appointment of Nupur Mallick as new Group Chief Human Resource Officer. Ms Mallick will report to the Chairman of Tata Sons N Chandrasekaran in her new role. Currently, Ms Mallick is Director Human Resources for ... read..


 
No1 Yaari Jam celebrates bonds of friendship and brotherhood with Shaan in Bengal
Kolkata | Thursday, Apr 19 2018 IST
McDowell's No1 Soda in association with RED LIVE, the live entertainment vertical of RED FM, brought the renowned music star of India, Shaan to his home in West Bengal. This soulful musical journey called 'No. 1 Yaari Jam' was held on Thursday at M ... read..


 
Augmentation of drinking water supply
Kolkata | Thursday, Apr 19 2018 IST
West Bengal Government has taken up numerous measures to make drinking water available in every part of the state. Efforts are continuously on towards achieving this. Piped Water Supply Schemes (PWSS) have been taken up across the State to make for ... read..


 
Emirates to debut its new fully enclosed First Class Private Suite for first time at ATM
Kolkata | Thursday, Apr 19 2018 IST
Emirates will unveil its new Boeing 777-300ER First Class Private Suite exhibit at the Arabian Travel Market 2018 (ATM). The region's leading travel and tourism exhibition will run from April 22 25, an Emirates Airlines spokesperson here on Wedn ... read..


 
UK and India agree ambitious new tech partnership
Kolkata | Thursday, Apr 19 2018 IST
An ambitious new UK-India Tech Partnership is expected to generate significant investment and support the creation of thousands of new jobs across the UK. Under the Partnership agreed on Wednesday by British Prime Minister Theresa May and Prime Minist ... read..


 
UK and India Research partnership reaches 400 million
Kolkata | Thursday, Apr 19 2018 IST
UK and India to expand their exceptional research relationship to work together to address global challenges including agriculture, health, environment and climate change. Science Minister Sam Gyimah also on Wednesday confirms the next step towards a ... read..


 
UK and India: MoUs and Agreements
Kolkata | Thursday, Apr 19 2018 IST
The UK and India has announced a wide range of new initiatives and agreements across technology, trade and investment and as global forces for good. Increased joint cooperation in these areas will help both our countries prosper, British High Commi ... read..


 
UK and India commit to closer Military ties
Kolkata | Thursday, Apr 19 2018 IST
The UK and India will continue to strengthen their defence and security relationship, with the two countries working closer together than ever before to tackle terrorism and threats to cyber security. Both nations benefit from vibrant digital econom ... read..


 
RNM Galleria 1910 unveiled
Kolkata | Thursday, Apr 19 2018 IST
RNM Galleria 1910, Kolkata's first lifestyle experience, a celebration of heritage, was unveiled by US Consul General Craig L. Hall, British Deputy High Commissioner Bruce Bucknell and Mr Aditya Kumar Poddar, Chairman, Wellside Group on the occasion of Wo ... read..


 
UK and India extend health partnership to deal with global health risks
Kolkata | Thursday, Apr 19 2018 IST
The United Kingdom and India will share research, knowledge and technology in areas of anti-microbial resistance, low cost health products and high yield crops. British Prime Minister Prime Minister Theresa May and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, ... read..


 
Maneka, Mamata spar on killing of Royal Bengal tiger (Lead)
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2018 11:45:04 PM IST
Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Wednesday termed West Bengal as the only place in the country where illegal killing of wild animals is "allowed and encouraged", prompting an angry reaction from Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, w ... read..


 
Tiger death: Union Minister insults adivasis in Bengal: Mamata
Kolkata | Wednesday, Apr 18 2018 IST
Sharply reacting to Union Minister Maneka Gandhi's comment about "illegal killing" of wild animals in Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said the union minister has made unwarranted comments about a community. "I am saddened that a Union Ministe ... read..


 
India's pace bowler Md Shami allowed to rejoin his IPL team Delhi Daredevils
Kolkata | Wednesday, Apr 18 2018 IST
India's fast bowler Mohammed Shami was on Wednesday allowed to rejoin his Indian Premier League (IPL) team Delhi Daredevils following a three-hour interrogation by the Kolkata police. "We have got no objection in Shami joining his IPL side. We ... read..


 
Shami allowed to rejoin Delhi Daredevils by Kolkata Police
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2018 8:45:04 PM IST
Indian pacer Mohammed Shami, facing charges of domestic violence and extra-marital affairs levelled by his estranged wife Hasin Jahan, was on Tuesday allowed to rejoin his Indian Premier League (IPL) team Delhi Daredevils following a three-hour interrogat ... read..


 
People's interactions key to increasing business links: Japanese diplomat
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2018 8:45:04 PM IST
In order to strengthen business and trade relations between Japan and India, there is a need to increase people to people interactions in a bigger way, a Japanese diplomat said here on Wednesday. ... read..


 
Twin storm claimed 18 lives in Bengal: Mamata
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2018 8:45:04 PM IST
Altogether 18 deaths were reported in the city and four southern districts following the twin storms accompanied by rains which lashed parts of West Bengal on Tuesday night, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said here on Wednesday. ... read..


 
Panchayat polls:Hearing to continue tomorrow
Kolkata | Wednesday, Apr 18 2018 IST
The hearing on Panchayat polls in Calcutta High Court entered its third day today as the court's single-bench extended the stay on the poll process of the village bodies by another day till Thursday. The crowded court-room saw charged proceedings when r ... read..


 
Mamata reiterates Govt's commitment to protecting historical sites
Kolkata | Wednesday, Apr 18 2018 IST
West Bengal Chief Minister today reiterated the Trinamool Congress Government's commitment to protection of monuments and historical sites. On the occasion of World Heritage Day, the Chief Minister tweeted, "Today is International Day for Monuments and S ... read..


 
Uber Eats is now LIVE in Kolkata
Kolkata | Wednesday, Apr 18 2018 IST
After the successful launch of Uber Eats app in 10 cities across India, the on-demand food delivery app is all set to launch its services in The City of Joy - Kolkata. Connecting people to the food they love, Kolkata marks the 11th city for Uber Eats ... read..


 
HC extends stay on Bengal Panchayat polls process by another day
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2018 7:45:06 PM IST
The Calcutta High Court on Wednesday extended the stay on Panchayat poll process in West Bengal by one more day in view of the ongoing hearing of a case related to the polls while the argument over the role of the state poll body in conducting the electio ... read..


 
World Bank's recognition for Bengal's exemplary work in panchayats
Kolkata | Wednesday, Apr 18 2018 IST
A new feather has recently been added to Bengal's cap. For the brilliant work that the Panchayat Department has done, the World Bank is giving an additional grant of Rs 426 crore to the State Government. Under the leadership and inspiration of Chief Min ... read..


 
Land reforms of Bengal Government
Kolkata | Wednesday, Apr 18 2018 IST
According to the changing demands of time, and keeping people's aspirations in mind, the Bengal Government's Land and Land Reforms Department has altered the necessary laws regarding the state's land policy. Here are six primary aspects of the land policy ... read..


 
New offices for Haldia Central GST & Central excise Commissionerate inaugurated
Kolkata | Wednesday, Apr 18 2018 IST
Principal Chief Commissioner of Central GST and Central Excise, Kolkata Zone, Arvind Singh on Wednesday inaugurated the Head Quarters Office of Haldia Central GST & Central Excise Commissionerate at Custom House and one Division office of the Commissioner ... read..


 
Bengal Govt issues instructions for combating storms
Kolkata | Wednesday, Apr 18 2018 IST
After last night's devastating storm across Kolkata and southern region of Bengal, state secretariat, Nabanna, has issued instructions to effectively combat such gales which have been predicted in the next few days. Quick Response Teams (QRT) of the g ... read..


 
Bengal only place to allow illegal killing of wild animals: Maneka
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2018 6:15:06 PM IST
Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi on Wednesday termed West Bengal as the only place in the country where illegal killing of wild animals is "allowed and encouraged". ... read..


 
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