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Logistics sector to create 1,75,000 jobs in Kolkata region in next 4 years: TeamLease
Kolkata | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
The GST implementation and the subsequent investment coupled with the infrastructure status will boost the growth of the Logistics industry in India to 10.5 per cent CAGR, states TeamLease report 'Indian Logistics Revolution Big Bets, big jobs'. ... read..


 
Mamata wishes Rahul on 48th birthday
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2018 4:45:06 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday wished Congress president Rahul Gandhi on his 48th birthday. ... read..


 
True Balance ties up with Bharat Bill Payment Operating Unit to become holistic payment app
Kolkata | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
True Balance, a Digital Wallet and Financial Services Platform has announced a tie-up with Bharat Bill payment operating Unit(BBPOU), an RBI conceptualized system, to facilitate quick and easy bill payments. Partnership with BBPOU will enable users to r ... read..


 
Schools in Bengal get extended summer vacation for prevailing heat wave condition
Kolkata | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
Responding to the appeal of the West Bengal education minister to extend summer vacation up to June 30, many private schools across the state today announced fresh holidays. With heat wave prevailing across the state and monsoon rains no where in sight, ... read..


 
Russia vouches for strengthening bilateral ties with India
Kolkata | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
Stating that Russia accords utmost importance to bilateral ties with India, Consul General of Russia in Kolkata Alexy M Idamkin said India and Russia would together try to achieve $ USD 30 billion in trade and $15 billion in investment by 2025. He said ... read..


 
Mamata Banerjee greets Rahul Gandhi on his birthday
Kolkata | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today greeted Congress president Rahul Gandhi on his 48th birthday. " Wishing you a very happy birthday, Rahul Gandhi," Ms Banerjee Twitted. UNI PC AND ... read..


 
Ascariasis, an infection of small intestine
Kolkata | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
Ascariasis is an infection of the small intestine caused by Ascaris lumbricoides, a large roundworm. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the eggs of the worm are found in soil contaminated by human faeces or in uncooked food contaminated ... read..


 
Bengal Govt repairing canals in Howrah dist to prevent flooding
Kolkata | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
To prevent the kind of floods that caused huge damage to farmlands, houses and people in Howrah district last year due the DVC's unannounced release of water, the West Bengal Government has started the repair and renovation of canals in the district. The ... read..


 
Parts of forests in Dooars to remain open for tourists during monsoon
Kolkata | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
Much to the delight of forest lovers, the West Bengal Forest Department, for the first time, has decided to keep selective portions of various forests in northern Bengal open for tourists during the monsoon season, that is, from mid-June to mid-September. ... read..


 
New vessels, jetties and special water police in Bengal
Kolkata | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
The West Bengal Government has recently introduced eleven modern vessels for traversing various stretches of the Hooghly and other rivers. These vessels have been built following the latest guidelines issued by the Government under the Jaladhara Scheme. ... read..


 
Summer vacation extended in West Bengal due to heat wave
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | June 19, 2018 7:41:31 AM IST
The West Bengal government has extended the summer vacation in all government aided and government sponsored schools due to heat wave that has hit Kolkata and southern parts of West Bengal. ... read..


 
Kolkata, south Bengal boil; summer vacation extended
Kolkata | Monday, 2018 11:15:04 PM IST
With Kolkata and large parts of southern West Bengal's districts reeling under a heat wave, the government has decided to extend summer vacation in government schools across the state upto June 30, Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said on Monday. ... read..


 
India, Russia aim for $30 bn bilateral trade by 2025: Russian diplomat
Kolkata | Monday, 2018 11:15:04 PM IST
India and Russia are setting a target for $30 billion in bilateral trade by 2025 and the two countries are working towards developing a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) to facilitate that target, a Russian diplomat said here on Monday. ... read..


 
Volvo Cars aims 25 per cent use of recycled plastics in every new car from 2025
Kolkata | Monday, Jun 18 2018 IST
Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, today announced its ambition that from 2025, at least 25 per cent of the plastics used in every newly launched Volvo car will be made from recycled material. Volvo Cars also urged auto industry suppliers to work mo ... read..


 
True Balance ties up with Bharat Bill Payment System
Kolkata | Monday, Jun 18 2018 IST
True Balance, a Digital Wallet and Financial Services Platform has announced a tie up with Bharat Bill payment system (BPPS), an RBI conceptualized system, to facilitate quick and easy bill payments. Partnership with BPPS will enable users to reap maximum ... read..


 
Refunds of Rs 25,000 cr pending due to GSTN's inability: Mitra
Kolkata | Monday, 2018 10:15:07 PM IST
'Inability' of the GST Network (GSTN) to verify refund claims has resulted in applications from exporters worth around Rs 25,000 crores remaining pending, West Bengal Finance Minister and GST Council member Amit Mitra said here on Monday. ... read..


 
Rights activists, Left groups question Modi's silence on Bukhari's murder
Kolkata | Monday, 2018 9:45:06 PM IST
A number of rights organisations and radical Left groups questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's silence on Kashimiri journalist Shujaat Bukhari's murder during their protest march here on Monday. ... read..


 
BIS, Kolkata carries out 3 raids and to Prohibit Misuse of ISI Mark
Kolkata | Monday, Jun 18 2018 IST
The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) of the city carried out three successful raids in the mineral water manufacturing units in the locality under Sonarpur Police Station in South 24 Parganas district on Monday. The organisations where the raids were cond ... read..


 
Situation of SSL Kolkata near Sundarbans being monitored continuously
Kolkata | Monday, Jun 18 2018 IST
The Directorate General of Shipping is continuously monitoring the situation and providing guidance for securing the estranged ship SSL Kolkata near West Bengal coast, 10 miles away from the Sundarbans. Internationally renowned salvage company - M/s. Smit ... read..


 
WHO releases new International Classification of Diseases
Kolkata | Monday, Jun 18 2018 IST
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday released its new International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11). The ICD is the foundation for identifying health trends and statistics worldwide, and contains around 55 000 unique codes for injuries, dise ... read..


 
RadhaMeera trust organises World Cup soccer fever with differently abled children
Kolkata | Monday, Jun 18 2018 IST
RadhaMeera Trust- supported by Ajay Piramal Group, one of the most renowned charitable trust, under the able leadership of Bharat J Mehra, the Chairman of the Trust along with his Team on Monday organised " Celebration of FIFA World Cup 2018 " with th ... read..


 
BIS finds misuse of ISI mark in mineral water bottles
Kolkata | Monday, 2018 9:15:05 PM IST
The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) here came across misuse of the ISI mark during a raid at three mineral water manufacturing units in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district on Monday, an official release said. ... read..


 
Chitrangada Singh to endorse hosiery brand
Kolkata | Monday, 2018 8:45:08 PM IST
Model and Bollywood actress Chitrangada Singh has been roped in to endorse the fashionable female wear segment of hosiery brand Dollar Industries, it was announced on Monday. ... read..


 
RadhaMeera trust shares World Cup soccer fever with differently abled children
Kolkata | Monday, Jun 18 2018 IST
RadhaMeera Trust supported by Ajay Piramal Group, one of the most renowned charitable trust under the able leadership of Shree Bharat J Mehra, the chairman of the trust organised "Celebration of FIFA World Cup 2018 " with the underprivileged orphan and vi ... read..


 
Roopa Ganguly accuses Mamata government of spreading terror
Kolkata | Monday, 2018 6:45:07 PM IST
A BJP Rajya Sabha member, Roopa Ganguly on Monday accused West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee government of trying to instil fear by killing and exhibiting the bodies of BJP workers in Purulia district. ... read..


 
Press Club,Kolkata, mourns death of former Doordarshan scribe Debasis Chattopadhyay
Kolkata | Monday, Jun 18 2018 IST
Press Club, Kolkata, today mourned the death of reputed journalist and its associate member Debasis Chattopadhyay, who breathed his last on Sunday at Chandannagar. He was 67 and survived by wife and a son. Debasis Chattopadhyay was in Doordarshan, Kolk ... read..


 
ATK appoint former MU man Stephen Coppell as new head coach for fifth season of ISL
Kolkata | Monday, Jun 18 2018 IST
Two times winners ATK today announced the signing of English World Cup player Stephen Coppell as their new head coach for 5th season of Indian Super League (ISL). Coppell has had an illustrious career as a right winger for both his country England and his ... read..


 
Economy makes it merry in March; expenditure shoots up in closing month of fiscal year: ASSOCHAM
Kolkata | Monday, Jun 18 2018 IST
Call it an year-end phenomenon, expenditure in Indian economy peaks in March quite sharply as compared to previous month of February and succeeding month of April, with the exception of the new payment kid on the block - mobile wallets, an ASSOCHAM paper ... read..


 
3 killed as ambulance knocks down bikers
Kolkata | Monday, 2018 5:45:04 PM IST
Three people, including a couple, were killed on Monday as a speeding ambulance lost control and knocked down a bike and a bicycle in West Bengal's Birbhum district, police said. ... read..


 
ISL: ATK rope in Coppell as head coach for upcoming season
Kolkata | Monday, 2018 5:45:04 PM IST
Two-time Indian Super League (ISL) champions ATK on Monday announced the appointment of former Jamshedpur FC and Kerala Blasters head coach Steve Coppell for the upcoming season. ... read..


 
Truckers across West Bengal join nationwide strike against rise in diesel price
Kolkata | Monday, Jun 18 2018 IST
Truckers across West Bengal joined the nation-wide indefinite strike, which began on Monday, to protest the increasing diesel prices. Nearly 400,000 trucks, both big and small, went off the roads since this morning across West Bengal in response to the ... read..


 
Cooking gas explosion kills sexagenarian and injured a housewife
Kolkata | Monday, Jun 18 2018 IST
A sexagenarian woman was killed and a housewife received critical burn wounds when a cooking gas cylinder was exploded after it caught fireduring cooking at Subashnagar in Dum Dum under North 24 Parganas today, police said.The housewife, identified as Bo ... read..


 
Enforcement Directorate ( ED) summons Nalini Chidambaram to appear on June 20 at its office in Kolkata
Kolkata | Monday, Jun 18 2018 IST
The Enforcement Directorate (ED), probing the trails of multi-crore rupees Saradha chit fund scandal, has summoned advocate Nalini Chidambaram, wife of former Union finance minster and Congress leader P Chidambaram, to appear at its CGO Complex office he ... read..


 
Autism township, a first in India, to come up in Bengal
Kolkata | Monday, Jun 18 2018 IST
Autism township, first of its kind in India, will come up in Bengal. Investment proposals worth Rs 39,000 crore have come in the urban development and infrastructure sector during the just-concluded Bengal Global Business Summit (BGBS). The autism townshi ... read..


 
Bengal Govt to set up 5 food zones to promote Kolkata street food
Kolkata | Monday, Jun 18 2018 IST
The West Bengal Government has decided to set up five food zones in Kolkata from where the famous street foods of the city would be sold in a hygienic manner. The project is targeted towards foreigners, who love street food but often baulk at having food ... read..


 
Bengal Govt designates 100 stops for night bus service
Kolkata | Monday, Jun 18 2018 IST
The night bus service introduced recently by the State Transport Department along various routes in the city and its suburbs has become very popular. Twenty-five buses and two trams run as part of the service. Now, the department has decided to designate ... read..


 
Bengal Govt recruiting 1,600 fire operators
Kolkata | Monday, Jun 18 2018 IST
The West Bengal Government has decided to recruit 1,600 fire operators. It is after a long time that the Fire Department is recruiting so many fire operators at one go. Many new fire stations have been set up by the Trinamool Congress Government. Posts a ... read..


 
Indefinite nationwide truck strike begins
Kolkata | Monday, 2018 9:45:06 AM IST
Truck owners and operators launched an indefinite nationwide strike on Monday against increasing diesel prices and a sharp hike of third party insurance premium. ... read..


 
Fire in container ship extinguished
Kolkata | Monday, 2018 4:45:04 AM IST
The raging fire in MV SSL Kolkata that began on June 14 night in the Bay of Bengal was finally extinguished on Sunday, a Defence Ministry spokesperson said. ... read..


 
Bengal girl mistakes pistol for toy, shoots mother
Kolkata | Sunday, 2018 11:45:06 PM IST
A girl in West Bengal's Hoogly district on Sunday accidentally shot and critically injured her mother while playing with a loaded pistol the woman had found outside and given to her daughter, thinking it was a toy, police said. ... read..


 
Tennis icon Leander Paes turns 45
Kolkata | Sunday, Jun 17 2018 IST
Tennis icon Leander Paes, who was one of the most successful doubles players in tennis history, with eight career Grand Slam doubles titles and ten career Grand Slam mixed doubles championships, turned 45 on Sunday. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamat ... read..


 
Berger Paints Adds Colour to FIFA WORLD CUP 2018
Kolkata | Sunday, Jun 17 2018 IST
After painting some of the streets of the soccer-loving city Kolkata, Berger Paints India Ltd, the second largest paint company in India has taken a leap to paint the greatest destination of World Cup Soccer this year, three Russian stadiums. Three ... read..


 
Bengal youth shot dead in clash over motorcycle
Kolkata | Sunday, 2018 7:15:07 PM IST
A youth was allegedly shot dead following an altercation between two groups in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district on Sunday, police said. ... read..


 
2 killed, 19 injured in Bengal bus accident
Kolkata | Sunday, 2018 6:15:04 PM IST
Two passengers were killed and at least 19 others were injured as the bus they were travelling in, rammed into a truck coming from the opposite direction in West Bengal's Nadia district on Sunday, police said. ... read..


 
Mamata wishes to everyone on Father's Day
Kolkata | Sunday, Jun 17 2018 IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday wished to everyone on Father's Day. "My best wishes to everyone on FathersDay. Welfare of fathers is also a priority of our Govt," Ms Banerjee posted on her social networking page. "Bengal ... read..


 
Posters, online campaigns for missing Kolkata cat
Kolkata | Sunday, 2018 5:45:05 PM IST
Consumed by the pain of losing his cat, a college professor has put up hundreds of posters across south Kolkata streets and started social media campaigns in the hope of getting his pet back. ... read..


 
Emergency contraception can be used to prevent pregnancy after sexual intercourse
Kolkata | Sunday, Jun 17 2018 IST
Emergency contraception refers to methods of contraception that can be used to prevent pregnancy after sexual intercourse. According to World Health Organization (WHO), these are recommended for use within 5 days but are more effective the sooner they are ... read..


 
Escalating trade war between US and China to vitiate global trade climate: EEPC India predicted
Kolkata | Sunday, Jun 17 2018 IST
Escalating trade war between the US and China would vitiate the global trading environment, making it imperative for India as well to keep a vigil on the fast moving developments, said EEPC India chairman Ravi Sehgal. With the US confirming 25 per cent t ... read..


 
Mamata writes to Centre against plan to shift HSL headquarters
Kolkata | Sunday, Jun 17 2018 IST
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has written a strong letter to the Union Ministry of Steel against the Central Government's decision to shift the headquarters of Hindustan Steelworks Limited, a profitable PSU, from Kolkata to New Delhi. Not just that, ther ... read..


 
Mamata writes to Centre, saying it's extremely wrong to sell off Bengal Chemicals
Kolkata | Sunday, Jun 17 2018 IST
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has written a strong letter to the Union Commerce & Industry Ministry regarding the Central Government's decision to sell off Bengal Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Ltd., a company with a long and illustrious history. Though it ... read..


 
Veteran Bollywood actor Mithun Chakraborty turns 68
Kolkata | Saturday, Jun 16 2018 IST
Veteran Bollywood actor considered to be one of the best dancers of all time, Mithun Chakraborty, turned 68 on Saturday. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee greeted Mithun Chakraborty on the occasion. "Birthday greetings to Mithun Chak ... read..


 
Bengal remember Hemant Kumar on his birth anniversary
Kolkata | Saturday, Jun 16 2018 IST
Legendary singer and music composer of the subcontinent Hemanta Mukhopadhyay, popularly known as Hemant Kumar, was today remembered by his fans on his 98th birth anniversary West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee remembered the legend with the gol ... read..


 
Mamata condoles death of former Bengal minister Satyasadhan Chakraborty
Kolkata | Saturday, Jun 16 2018 IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday condoled the passing away of former state higher education minister Satyasadhan Chakrabarty. "Saddened at the passing away of former Bengal minister Satyasadhan Chakrabarty. Condolences to hi ... read..


 
Mamata slams those accusing her of Muslim 'appeasement'
Kolkata | Saturday, 2018 9:45:05 PM IST
Lashing out at her opponents who accuse her of Muslim appeasement, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said such people were neither friends of Hindus nor of Muslims. ... read..


 
Navy anchors burning vessel at Ganges delta
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | June 16, 2018 9:11:26 PM IST
A helicopter from the Eastern Naval Command winched down a Marine Commando (MARCO) officer on merchant vessel SSL KOLKATA which was on fire since June 14. ... read..


 
Mamata conveys message of love and peace from Red Road
Kolkata | Saturday, Jun 16 2018 IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday once again gave out a strong message of love and peace. Like every year Ms Banerjee attended the special prayer at Red Road here and wished everybody in the community after the namaz is over Speaking ... read..


 
Former Bengal Higher Education Minister Satyasadhan Chakraborty passes away
Kolkata | Saturday, Jun 16 2018 IST
Former West Bengal Higher Education Minister Satyasadhan Chakraborty passed away this morning by the sudden cardiac arrest. He was 85. Chakraborty was the first elected in South Kolkata Lok Sabha constituency on 1980 and later he elected the Chakdah ass ... read..


 
Khel City to come up at Dumurjola in Howrah
Kolkata | Saturday, Jun 16 2018 IST
In a bid to improve infrastructure for sporting activities, the West Bengal Government has decided to construct a multi-sports facility called Khel City at Dumurjola in the district of Howrah. A state-of-the-art cricket stadium will also come up at Khe ... read..


 
Bengal Govt aims 200 MW annual solar power generation
Kolkata | Saturday, Jun 16 2018 IST
The West Bengal Government wants to achieve a target of 200MW with respect to annual generation of solar power. Currently, the generation capacity is 70MW. The State Power Minister has recently said the Government is taking a lot of steps to reduce th ... read..


 
Bengali Food Festival in Delhi to celebrate Eid, Jamai Shasthi
Kolkata | Saturday, Jun 16 2018 IST
The traditional rice-and-fish meal of Bengalis is now going to be available to people outside Bengal too. Riding on the occasion of Eid and Jamai Shasthi, State Fisheries Development Corporation (SFDC) is hosting a food festival at Janpath in central Del ... read..


 
Special Jamai Shasthi fare for Kolkatans
Kolkata | Saturday, Jun 16 2018 IST
West Bengal Fisheries Development Corporation (SFDC) is introducing a plethora of lip-smacking spread on June 16 to mark the occasion of Jamai Shasthi, which falls on June 19. To satiate the taste buds of the jamais, the SFDC restaurant at Nalban Food Pa ... read..


 
INN also known as a generic name to identify pharmaceutical substances
Kolkata | Saturday, Jun 16 2018 IST
International Nonproprietary Names (INN) identify pharmaceutical substances or active pharmaceutical ingredients. Each INN is a unique name that is globally recognized and is public property. A nonproprietary name is also known as a generic name. ... read..


 
Container ship on fire in Bay of Bengal, 22 crew members rescued (Lead)
Kolkata | Saturday, 2018 10:20:53 AM IST
The Indian Coast Guard on Thursday rescued all 22 crew members of a merchant container vessel after a devastating fire broke out in the ship in the Bay of Bengal, a senior coast guard official said here. ... read..


 
Mamata to attend NITI Aayog meeting
Kolkata | Friday, Jun 15 2018 IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday informed she would attend the NITI Aayog's governing council meeting in Delhi on Sunday. The NITI Aayog meeting was initially scheduled on June 16. Ms Banerjee pointed out that it would be difficult fo ... read..


 
Mamata remembered Suraiya, legendary actress with a golden voice, on her birth anniversary
Kolkata | Friday, Jun 15 2018 IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday remembered Suraiya, the legendary actress with a golden voice, on her birth anniversary "Remembering Suraiya, the legendary actress with a golden voice, on her birth anniversary," Ms Banerjee ... read..


 
Driver's body found hanging in Bengal's Digha
Kolkata | Friday, 2018 11:45:04 PM IST
A driver's body was found hanging from the ceiling fan of a hotel room in West Bengal's Digha after he allegedly molested the wife of car owner, police said on Friday. ... read..


 
Law and order issues in Bengal, says Union Minister
Kolkata | Friday, 2018 11:15:05 PM IST
Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir on Friday said there are problems with the law and order situation in West Bengal, citing the killing of BJP activists during the recent panchayat polls. ... read..


 
Killers of Bukhari will not be spared: Union Minister (Lead)
Kolkata | Friday, 2018 10:45:04 PM IST
Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir on Friday condemned the brutal killing of renowned journalist Shujaat Bukhari outside his office in Srinagar and said none of the accused involved in the murder will be spared. ... read..


 
Crew members rescued from container ship reaches Bengal's Haldia port
Kolkata | Friday, 2018 10:45:04 PM IST
The 22 crew members of merchant container vessel MV SSL Kolkata, who were rescued by the Indian Coast Guard after the ship caught fire in the Bay of Bengal, have safely reached the Coast Guard's Haldia port base in West Bengal, an officer said on Friday. ... read..


 
Mamata to attend NITI Aayog meeting but 'reluctantly'
Kolkata | Friday, 2018 9:45:04 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday confirmed that she would attend the NITI Aayog's governing council meeting in Delhi on Sunday, albeit "reluctantly" due to her commitments on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. ... read..


 
Mamata greets people of Odisha on occasion of Raja Parba festival
Kolkata | Friday, Jun 15 2018 IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday greeted people of Odisha on the occasion of Raja Parba festival. "Heartiest greetings and best wishes to my brothers and sisters of Odisha on the occasion of #RajaParba Festival," Ms Banerjee poste ... read..


 
HCL's JV plans to start exploration in Chhattisgarh from August
Kolkata | Friday, 2018 8:45:05 PM IST
Chhattisgarh Copper Ltd, a joint venture between Hindustan Copper Ltd (HCL) and Chhattisgarh Mineral Development Corporation Ltd (CMDC), plans to commence exploration activities in the state from August, a statement said on Friday. ... read..


 
Metro Railway Kolkata records highest passenger count in last 8 and half months
Kolkata | Friday, Jun 15 2018 IST
Metro Railway, Kolkata has achieved another milestone in carrying maximum number of passengers on a week day in the last 8 and half months. On June 13 last, 6.90 lakh commuters travelled in Kolkata Metro which has been a record. This figure has ... read..


 
Kolkata gets a new tech adda zone
Kolkata | Friday, Jun 15 2018 IST
Tech adda, the smart adda of the latest smart devices, was launched on Friday in the presence of renowned Bollywood actress Urvashi Rautela. Tech adda is the newest addition to the world of electronic gadgets with its flagship store at Park Street. ... read..


 
MSME Development Institute starts a training programme on footwear design
Kolkata | Friday, Jun 15 2018 IST
Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Development Institute is starting a training programme on footwear design development and manufacturing in association with Agra based Central Footwear Training Institute. The ceremonial inauguration of the ... read..


 
Killers of Bukhari will not be spared: Union Minister
Kolkata | Friday, 2018 6:45:05 PM IST
Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir on Friday condemned the brutal killing of renowned journalist Shujaat Bukhari outside his office in Srinagar and said none of the accused involved in the murder will be spared. ... read..


 
Four held for stripping man, making video and posting in social media
Kolkata | Friday, 2018 6:45:04 PM IST
Four men were arrested for stripping an "emotionally immature man", making his video and allegedly circulating it in social media in Nadia district of West Bengal, police said on Friday. ... read..


 
Sex racket busted in Kolkata, 6 arrested
Kolkata | Friday, 2018 6:15:20 PM IST
A Crime Investigation Department (CID) team busted a sex racket at a guest house here and arrested six persons including one woman and a male trafficker, an official said on Friday. ... read..


 
Soumitra Chatterjee speaks against demonetisation
Kolkata | Friday, 2018 6:15:20 PM IST
Thespian Soumitra Chatterjee on Friday expressed his displeasure over demonetisation when a BJP leader came calling at his South Kolkata residence as part of the party's Jana Sampark Abhiyan (mass contact initiative). ... read..


 
Bengal confectioner sweetens World Cup
Kolkata | Friday, 2018 1:15:05 PM IST
Raising a toast to West Bengal's eternal love for football and sweets, a renowned shop in south Kolkata has made sweatmeat sculptures of superstars Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar, as the World Cup got underway on Thursday in Russia. ... read..


 
Mamata saddens and shock at brutal killing of Rising Kashmir editor, Press Club, Kolkata, demands arrest of killers
Kolkata | Friday, Jun 15 2018 IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has expressed her shock and sadness at the brutal killing of RisingKashmir editor Shujahat Bukari and Press Club, Kolkata, in a condolence message protested brazen attack on the media fraternity in Kashmir." Sadd ... read..


 
Bengal Govt to distribute foodgrain purifying machines to help farmers
Kolkata | Friday, Jun 15 2018 IST
The West Bengal Agriculture and Food departments have decided to distribute two machines each at all the government-run procurement centres and sale counters, to separate dust and impurities from rice and other foodgrains. The initiative has been taken jo ... read..


 
Record footfall of tourists in Darjeeling, the Queen of Hills
Kolkata | Friday, Jun 15 2018 IST
Darjeeling, which had always been a favourite summer destination for tourists, is once again set to witness a record footfall during this season, as Kolkata-based tour agencies are seeing an unprecedented number of bookings this year. The tour operators h ... read..


 
Kolkata Police sets up assistance system, including helpline, for senior citizens
Kolkata | Friday, Jun 15 2018 IST
Kolkata Police has set up a 24-hour helpline for senior citizens of the city. Calling up 24190740/41/42 would connect one to the setup, which has been named 'Pronam'. It is Kolkata Police's 'pronam' (welcome) for the aged, many of whom are left to fend ... read..


 
Kolkata press club condemns killing of Bukhari
Kolkata | Friday, 2018 10:20:54 AM IST
The Press Club, Kolkata on Thursday joined the media fraternity in protesting against the brutal killing of renowned Journalist and editor of 'Rising Kashmir' Shujaat Bukhari in Srinagar. ... read..


 
Deviations in WBHIRA from RERA may dilute impact: ICRA
Kolkata | Friday, 2018 10:20:54 AM IST
The West Bengal Housing Industry Regulation Act (WBHIRA), which was notified recently, deviates from certain key provisions of the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016, and such deviation will likely to dilute overall impact, a report said o ... read..


 
Three arrested in Bengal for sharing woman's nude photos on Whatsapp
Kolkata | Friday, 2018 10:20:53 AM IST
Three persons were arrested from West Bengal's West Midnapore district on Thursday for allegedly circulating nude photographs of a local woman in Whatsapp groups, a senior police officer said. ... read..


 
Mamata expresses shock over Kashmiri journalist's killing
Kolkata | Friday, 2018 10:20:53 AM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday expressed shock over the killing of senior journalist and Rising Kashmir editor Shujaat Bukhari by militants outside his office in Srinagar. ... read..


 
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