Thursday, October 18, 2018
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One injured in explosion inside a garage in Bengal
Kolkata | Thursday, 2018 9:45:04 PM IST
One person was injured in an explosion in West Bengal's Swarupnagar in North 24 Parganas district on Thursday, police said. ... read..


 
Durga Pooja: The idol that is never immersed
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | October 18, 2018 5:41:31 PM IST
Durga Pooja is the most anticipated festival in West Bengal, one of the many reasons for the wait is the grandeur that it brings along. The festival which is celebrated over a span of at least five days witnesses the city of Kolkata at its best - adorned ... read..


 
Bengal celebrates Mahanavami with religious fervour
Kolkata | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
The much awaited Durga Puja celebrations reached its peak on Thursday as people across the state took part in community feasts and poured out in thousands on the streets visiting the marquees (pandals) as pomp and gaiety marked Mahanavami, the fourth day ... read..


 
Young Komal Catches Eye; He's got Energy & Legs, Says Coach Steve
Kolkata | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
India U-17 World Cup player and ATK winger Komal Thatal has come in for praise from his coach Steve Coppell after his performance in the Hero Indian Super League clash against Delhi Dynamos on Wednesday. Hailed by the media for his performance in ... read..


 
United Nations agencies call for ban on virginity testing
Kolkata | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
Virginity testing a gynecological examination conducted under the belief that it determines whether a woman or girl has had vaginal intercourse must end, says UN Human Rights, UN Women and the World Health Organization (WHO). In a global call to elim ... read..


 
Kuldeep will be India's No.1 spinner going forward: Harbhajan Singh (IANS interview)
Kolkata | Thursday, 2018 12:45:04 PM IST
Going forward, chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav will become India's primary spin weapon, feels veteran bowler-turned-cricket commentator Harbhajan Singh. ... read..


 
Bengal celebrates Mahanavami
Kolkata | Thursday, 2018 12:15:04 PM IST
Devotees from all walks of life, dressed in their best attire, headed towards the puja marquees on Thursday as the city celebrated Mahanavami -- the fourth day of Durga Puja. ... read..


 
Reducing free sugars intake in children to reduce risk of noncommunicable diseases
Kolkata | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are the world's leading cause of death: they were responsible for an estimated 39.5 million (72 per cent) of the 54.7 million deaths in 2016. Many of those deaths were premature (i.e. under the age of 70 years) and occurre ... read..


 
We can't talk to Mamata until it stops efforts to suppress us: Salman Khurshid
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2018 9:45:05 PM IST
Averring that electoral understandings have to be formalised in a spirit of give and take, Congress leader Salman Khurshid on Wednesday said his party could not talk to the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress until the state government stops its effort ... read..


 
Thousands throng Bengal's Belur Math as Durga Puja spirit peaks (Lead)
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2018 9:45:04 PM IST
Thousands of devotees from across the country and abroad gathered at Belur Math, the global headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, to witness the ritual of the worship of a pre-pubescent girl as a goddess, with the Durga Puja fervou ... read..


 
NEUFC Rehenesh under interim suspension
Kolkata | Wednesday, Oct 17 2018 IST
All India Football Association's Disciplinary Committee has put NorthEast United FC goalkeeper TP Rehenesh under interim suspension with immediate effect. Rehenesh will not be available for selection for his club NEUFC's Hero ISL 2018-19 clash agains ... read..


 
India to host Fourth Edition of Global Partners' Forum 2018 in December
Kolkata | Wednesday, Oct 17 2018 IST
This year, India will play host to the largest-ever Partners' Forum on December 12 and 13 in New Delhi. PMNCH (The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health) will bring together 1,200 partners from over 100 countries dedicated to the Every Wo ... read..


 
Missing teenage boy found dead in Bengal, two arrested
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2018 6:45:05 PM IST
The body of a teenage boy, who went missing on Monday, was recovered on Wednesday from a bush near his house in West Bengal's East Midnapore district, police said. ... read..


 
Bengal celebrates Maha Ashtami with religious fervour
Kolkata | Wednesday, Oct 17 2018 IST
Maha Ashtami, third day of the five-day annual sojourn of Goddess Durga to her ancestral home, was celebrated today with chanting of mantras by purohits in Mandap as Bengal soaked to its biggest festival with religious fervour. As dawn broke wit ... read..


 
Spin legend Anil Kumble turns 48
Kolkata | Wednesday, Oct 17 2018 IST
Spin legend and India's top international wicket-taker Anil Kumble turned 48 on Wednesday. Chief Ministers, fans, followers, well-wishers and colleagues took to Twitter to wish India's top international wicket-taker Kumble their best regards on thi ... read..


 
Zoonotic influenza caused by animal influenza viruses
Kolkata | Wednesday, Oct 17 2018 IST
Zoonotic influenza refers to disease caused by animal influenza viruses that cross the animalhuman divide to infect people. People can be infected with influenza viruses that are usually circulating in animals, such as avian influenza virus s ... read..


 
Rahul Gandhi's visit to Kolkata during Durga puja cancelled
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2018 11:15:04 PM IST
Congress President Rahul Gandhi's proposed visit to the city during Durga Puja has been cancelled due to his campaign schedule ahead of the elections in the five states, said a senior state party leader on Tuesday. ... read..


 
Bengal celebrates Maha Saptami of Durga puja (Lead)
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2018 10:15:04 PM IST
After a fascinating start, the Durga Puja spirit soared on Tuesday which marked Maha Saptami -- day two of the Puja -- as thousands of revellers, donned in their best, hit the streets across West Bengal. ... read..


 
Brown sugar worth Rs 65 lakh seized in Manipur, 2 held
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2018 8:45:05 PM IST
Authorities seized about 650 grams of brown sugar, valued at Rs 65 lakh, in Manipur and arrested two people, an official said on Tuesday. ... read..


 
Five killed, 22 hurt in Bengal bus accident (Lead)
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2018 8:45:04 PM IST
A bus accident in West Bengal's Hooghly district on Tuesday left five people dead and 22 injured, police said. ... read..


 
5 Dead as bus plunges into canal
Kolkata | Tuesday, Oct 16 2018 IST
At least five passengers were killed and 20 injured when a bus plunged into a canal from a bridge at Haripal in Hooghly district today, police said. The bus, which was heading to Kolkata from the district, crashed into the cement fencing of the brid ... read..


 
PhonePe partners with Mother Dairy
Kolkata | Tuesday, Oct 16 2018 IST
PhonePe, India's leading digital payments platform, recently partnered with Mother Dairy, the national dairy brand, to facilitate convenient, fast and secure payments through the PhonePe platform. Within a short span of two months, Mother Dairy has ... read..


 
Serendipity Arts Fest takes theatre to homes in Goa
Kolkata | Tuesday, Oct 16 2018 IST
Comprising five performances of two plays in the intimate, private spaces of Goan homes, Serendipity Arts Festival 2018 presents Theatre at Home in Goa from October 18 to 23. This is a unique project that pushes the theatre discipline beyond defined ... read..


 
Environmental and health impacts of tobacco agriculture, cigarette manufacture & consumption
Kolkata | Tuesday, Oct 16 2018 IST
The human health impacts of tobacco use are well-documented. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that there will be more than 8 million tobacco-related deaths a year by 2030, amounting to 10 per cent of annual deaths worldwide.1 The impact th ... read..


 
5 dead in Bengal bus accident
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2018 11:45:04 AM IST
A bus accident in West Bengal's Hooghly district left five persons dead and many others injured on Tuesday, police said. ... read..


 
Bengal celebrates Maha Saptami
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2018 11:45:04 AM IST
After a fascinating start, the Durga Puja spirit soared on Tuesday which marked Maha Saptami -- day two of the Puja -- as thousands of revellers, adorned up in their best, hit the streets of here and across West Bengal. ... read..


 
Bengal ensures food security for over 8.5 cr people: Mamata
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2018 11:15:04 AM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said the state ensured food security for more than 8.5 crore people through its "Khadya Sathi" scheme. ... read..


 
5.5 kg of silver seized in Bengal
Kolkata | Monday, 2018 10:15:04 PM IST
Some 5.5 kg of silver ornaments worth Rs 2.2 lakh was recovered from the India-Bangladesh border in West Bengal's Malda district on Monday, an official said. ... read..


 
Fire at Tangra
Kolkata | Monday, Oct 15 2018 IST
A devastating fire broke out at a chemical factory in the city's Tangra area on Monday. The fire broke out at 5.23 PM. Ten fire tenders were pressed into service to douse the blaze. No casualty has been reported so far. Details are awaited. UNI SJC AN ... read..


 
Much awaited bengali's famous festival Durga Puja Kicks off this evening
Kolkata | Monday, Oct 15 2018 IST
Drum beats broke the dawn, the chanting mantras after yogna underneath Bel Tolla (wood apple) mark the Maha Sasthi, the beginning of annual four-day Durga Puja, Bengali's famous festival kicked off this evening. The celebrations formally started with 'De ... read..


 
Durga Puja begins in Bengal (Lead)
Kolkata | Monday, 2018 9:15:05 PM IST
Durga Puja rituals began in West Bengal on Monday as enthusiastic devotees plunged into merriment marking the first day of the biggest festival in this part of the world. ... read..


 
A R Rahman directs SRK for HWC song; His first since Vande Mataram in 1997
Kolkata | Monday, Oct 15 2018 IST
Music maestro A R Rahman directed Shah Rukh Khan for the first time as they created magic to bring alive the official Hockey World Cup Video: Jai Hind Hind, Jai India. The Hockey World Cup song titledJai Hind Hind, Jai India, in itself has pulsating rhyt ... read..


 
Holiday Inn Kolkata Airport showcases ten ft tall Maa Durga made of 1000 kg chocolate
Kolkata | Monday, Oct 15 2018 IST
To usher in the biggest festival of Bengal, Holiday Inn Kolkata Airport unveiled a 10 feet tall idol of Goddess Durga made of white chocolate today. The team of Holiday Inn Kolkata Airport has relentlessly worked for 12 days to create the imaginative comb ... read..


 
To avoid any untoward incident city police set in place security arrangements
Kolkata | Monday, Oct 15 2018 IST
With the city plunging into Durga Puja festivities, the city police have set in place security arrangements from Saturday last till immersion to avert any eventuality. Apart from the existing strength, around 5,000 additional police personnel would ... read..


 
Pujo Adda with Bollywood actor Arbaaz Khan
Kolkata | Monday, Oct 15 2018 IST
In this festive season there is another reason to cheer the city up. Noted Bollywood actor-producer-director Arbaaz Khan graced Aditya School of Sports ground, Dum Dum for a pujo adda with Ankit Aditya, Vice Chairman of Aditya Group and the directo ... read..


 
Utbodhoni Maha Utsav performed by devotees of ISKCON Mayapur
Kolkata | Monday, Oct 15 2018 IST
In modern times when celebrities from different fields inaugurate Durga Puja at various places , Utbodhoni Utsav ( inauguration) amidst beating of "khol", clashing of "kartal", "mridanga" and chanting of Hare Krishna ..Hare Krishna , Harinam Sankirt ... read..


 
International Day of Rural Women observed to recognize indispensable role & contributions of rural women
Kolkata | Monday, Oct 15 2018 IST
The International Day of Rural Women is observed every year on October 15 to recognize the crucial role that women and girls play in ensuring the sustainability of rural households and communities, improving rural livelihoods and overall wellbeing. ... read..


 
Former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam remembers on his birth anniversary
Kolkata | Monday, Oct 15 2018 IST
Former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam was fondly remembered on Monday on his 87th birth anniversary. Also known as 'Missile Man of India' Dr APJ Abdul Kalam was born on October 15, 1931 at Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu. In 2002, Dr Kalam b ... read..


 
Bengalis begin their mood of festivity on 'Maha Panchami' day
Kolkata | Sunday, Oct 14 2018 IST
The year-long wait for the annual festival of the Bengali community Durga Puja - was finally put to rest this morning, which marks the day of Maha Panchami. In fact, this year the festivity started from yesterday, which was Maha Chaturthi. Althoug ... read..


 
Bengal decks up to bask in Durga Puja fervour
Kolkata | Sunday, 2018 8:45:04 PM IST
With "cotton-ball" clouds floating in the blue sky, the beat of Dhak (drums) mixed with popular melodies filling the air, and frenzied last-minute shopping, Bengal looks set to indulge itself in the state's biggest festival - Durga Puja - from Monday. ... read..


 
Dheeraj, Rakip, Nawaz impress; Komal awaits debut
Kolkata | Sunday, Oct 14 2018 IST
Indian Super League (ISL), in its fifth edition now, is not only proving to be a stomping ground for established Indian players but also a breeding ground for these young upcoming stars. Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem, Mohammad Rakip, Mohammed Nawaz, Ko ... read..


 
Man injured in Bengal blast dies in Kolkata hospital
Kolkata | Sunday, 2018 7:45:04 PM IST
A fruit seller injured in a bomb blast in West Bengal's Dum Dum area died at a government hospital here on Sunday, police said. ... read..


 
Impact of climate change on human health alarming
Kolkata | Sunday, Oct 14 2018 IST
The impact of climate change on human health is, indeed, alarming. Climate change affects the social and environmental determinants of health clean air, safe drinking water, sufficient food and secure shelter. Around the world, variations in c ... read..


 
From pain and penury to pinnacle of success: The winning tale of gritty Swapna Barman (IANS Special Series)
Kolkata | Sunday, 2018 1:15:04 PM IST
Until that evening in Jakarta when the country celebrated her success with much fanfare, everything about heptathlete Swapna Barman spelt hardship. From extreme poverty to physical deformity of the kind that threatened to time and again derail her ambitio ... read..


 
Indian classical music fascinates me: Reunion's Maya Kamaty
Kolkata | Sunday, 2018 12:15:04 PM IST
Maya Kamaty, a prominent Maloya musician and singer of Indian origin from Reunion Island, the French overseas territory, thinks good music can transcend all geographical barriers and says she is deeply inspired by Indian classical music and fascinated by ... read..


 
Green themes abound in Durga Puja marquees
Kolkata | Sunday, 2018 12:15:04 PM IST
At a time when global warming and high pollution levels have emerged as major challenges for policy planners worldwide, a number of community Durga Puja organisers in and around Kolkata have come up with green themes to spread awareness about a clean envi ... read..


 
Bengali film makers gear up to make their presence felt with their respective films
Kolkata | Sunday, Oct 14 2018 IST
If Durga Puja, the greatest carnival of the Bengalees, comes, can Tollywood be far behind? It's time for celebration, it's time for shopping, it's time for delighting the taste buds, it's time for long-awaited get-together of all near and dear ones, it's ... read..


 
India, China together will make difference to Asia: Chinese envoy
Kolkata | Sunday, 2018 9:45:18 AM IST
China and India together would make a difference to Asia and the whole world, a top Chinese envoy said here, stressing that leaders of the two nations favour meaningful cultural and educational exchanges to enhance bilateral cooperation. ... read..


 
Mamata meets consuls general of different countries at her residence
Kolkata | Saturday, Oct 13 2018 IST
The consuls general of the USA, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, China and Bangladesh met Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at her residence this evening. The distinguished guests Patti Hoffman (USA), Virginie Corteval (France), Damiano Francovi ... read..


 
Versatile singer Kishore Kumar remembered on his death anniversary
Kolkata | Saturday, Oct 13 2018 IST
Versatile singer-lyricist-composer-director-scriptwriter-producer-actor Kishore Kumar remembered on Saturday on his 31st death anniversary. To mark this occasion, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted, "Heartiest respect to legenda ... read..


 
Max Fashion's latest film captures real essence of Durga Puja and builds excitement of 'Maa Aaschen'
Kolkata | Saturday, Oct 13 2018 IST
Durga Puja is one of the most auspicious festivals celebrated in India, and with the aim to connect with their audiences and strengthen their bonds, Max Fashion launched a beautiful TV campaign 'Pujor Shuru Max E'. The film is shot with popular stars in ... read..


 
Cyclone Titli weakens into a deep depression and enters Bengal
Kolkata | Saturday, Oct 13 2018 IST
Cyclone Titli weakened into a deep depression and entered West Bengal last night, triggering incessant rainfall claiming one life in the state. The cyclone and the accompanying heavy rain have caused damage in Bengal's Jhargram and West Medinipur di ... read..


 
Fire breaks out at Sealdah railway station's platform no 9
Kolkata | Saturday, Oct 13 2018 IST
A fire broke out at Sealdah railway station's platform no 9 this morning causing panic among staff and passengers. Smoke came out of the store room around 0600 hours on the platform no 9 besides reservation counters in the building, a police official s ... read..


 
Say no to junk light
Kolkata | Saturday, Oct 13 2018 IST
Nova Eyewear, the global eyewear brand from the house of Vision Rx Lab, flagged off its "Take The Pledge, Say No To #Junk Light" campaign on occasion of World Sight Day on October 11. It is a unique initiative by Nova Eyewear, which attempts to build awar ... read..


 
Bengal prepared to tackle natural calamities:Mamata
Kolkata | Saturday, Oct 13 2018 IST
The West Bengal Government is well prepared to tackle natural calamities and has built flood shelters and relief godowns in the district, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said. Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress dispensation has developed an SMS-base ... read..


 
Mamata visits old age home Nabanir
Kolkata | Saturday, Oct 13 2018 IST
Ahead of the Sharodiya utsav Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today visited an old age home here. 'Today, like every year, I will visit Nabanir, an old age home in Kolkata. It is a joy to be with the elders and see the smiles on their faces,' Ms Banerjee ... read..


 
Mamata condoles death of Annapurna Devi
Kolkata | Saturday, 2018 5:45:04 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday expressed grief over the demise of Annapurna Devi, doyenne of classical Hindustani music, who was in her early nineties. ... read..


 
Mamata expresses grief over the demise of Annapurna Devi
Kolkata | Saturday, Oct 13 2018 IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday expressed grief over the passing away of legendary musician Annapurna Devi, who died at a hospital in Mumbai today. Taking to twitter, Ms Banerjee said, '' Saddened at the passing away of Annapu ... read..


 
Influenza virus infections in humans
Kolkata | Saturday, Oct 13 2018 IST
Seasonal influenza viruses circulate and cause disease in humans every year. In temperate climates, disease tends to occur seasonally in the winter months, spreading from person-to-person through sneezing, coughing, or touching contaminated surfaces ... read..


 
Traditional fish items during Durga Puja at SFDC restaurants
Kolkata | Saturday, Oct 13 2018 IST
Like every year, this year too, the West Bengal State Fisheries Development Corporation (SFDC) will be serving special dishes at its five restaurants in Kolkata during Durga Puja. The five are located at Nalban Food Park, Nabanna, Eco Park, B ... read..


 
Kolkata Police's 'Bandhu' app to help Durga Puja pandal hoppers
Kolkata | Saturday, Oct 13 2018 IST
Like every year, Kolkata Police has unveiled the guidemap for Durga Puja 2018. Live information about 1,800 puja pandals will also be available from the 'Bandhu' app. Apart from 'Bandhu', people can also track waiting time and queues from the ... read..


 
'Hop hop service' for Durga Puja pandal hopping begins today
Kolkata | Saturday, Oct 13 2018 IST
The West Bengal State Transport Department has created a one-ticket plan for Durga Puja revellers in Kolkata. It is called Hop Hop Service. The tickets would be available at government bus and tram depots. The service would start from today of C ... read..


 
Extra buses to manage pandal hopping rush
Kolkata | Saturday, Oct 13 2018 IST
The West Bengal Government has decided to run extra buses during Durga Puja for the convenience of commuters. Starting today, nearly 500 extra buses will be run daily during the festive season. Enough buses will be made available to commuters ... read..


 
Special arrangements for foreign tourists this Durga Puja
Kolkata | Saturday, Oct 13 2018 IST
The West Bengal State Tourism and Information and Cultural Affairs (I&C) Departments will be jointly making special arrangements for the foreign tourists who will be visiting Kolkata to soak in the spirit of Durga Puja. They will work with ... read..


 
Bandhan Bank receives exemption from Sebi
Kolkata | Friday, 2018 11:45:05 PM IST
Bandhan Bank on Friday said it has received an exemption from the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) with respect to lock-in of one year on the equity shares held by the promoter and eligibility condition of one year from listing in order to co ... read..


 
Metro Rail to run special services from tomorrow
Kolkata | Friday, Oct 12 2018 IST
The Metro Railways in Kolkata will run an extended service ahead of the Durga Puja from tomorrow. 'This is the first time that we will be running an extended service from Tritiya (the third day of 9-day festival) to enable pandal hoppers a smooth ride,' ... read..


 
Keshav Goel & Shimreen Ahame win Boys & Girls under 14 Singles title
Kolkata | Friday, Oct 12 2018 IST
Shimreen Aahamed won double crown in Girls Under 14 Singles & Doubles at first serve sports association- BTA - AITA championship tennis tournament, 2018. Shimreen had a tough match against Taru Sai Joshi and won in three sets. In the Boys Under 12 Maya ... read..


 
Cornea of brain dead woman harvested at Medica Superspecialty Hospital
Kolkata | Friday, Oct 12 2018 IST
In a rare cadaveric organ harvest, doctors harvested the cornea of a 57-year-old brain dead woman at Medica. Monika Kar, a known case of chronic kidney disease (CKD) on maintenance hemodialysis, was admitted to Medica Superspecialty Hospital on Octob ... read..


 
Whirlpool presents India's most intelligent refrigerator in new TVC
Kolkata | Friday, Oct 12 2018 IST
Whirlpool of India, a subsidiary of Whirlpool Corporation, the world's leading global manufacturer of home appliances, has kicked off their new television commercial campaign for their Intellifresh range of refrigerators with their brand ambassador Kriti ... read..


 
MASL, Sumitomo enter into a Jt venture
Kolkata | Friday, Oct 12 2018 IST
Mahindra Agri Solutions Ltd. (MASL), a subsidiary of Mahindra & Mahindra, part of the USD 20.7 billion Mahindra Group, today entered into a joint venture agreement with Sumitomo Corporation Group, Japan, a global player in multiple industries including cr ... read..


 
PhonePe announces partnership with OYO
Kolkata | Friday, Oct 12 2018 IST
PhonePe, India's fastest growing payments platform, today announced its partnership with OYO, South Asia's largest and world's fastest growing hotel chain, that will make it easier for OYO users to book a room through the PhonePe app. As a part of th ... read..


 
Rare organ donation at Medica Superspecialty Hospital yet again: Cornea of brain dead woman donated
Kolkata | Friday, Oct 12 2018 IST
In a rare cadaveric organ donation, a 57-year-old brain dead woman at Medica donated cornea but liver was not fit for harvesting. Monika Kar, a known case of chronic kidney disease (CKD) on maintenance hemodialysis, was admitted to Medica Superspecialty H ... read..


 
Ten Ravana effigy to be burng on Dussehra at Central Park in Salt Lake
Kolkata | Friday, Oct 12 2018 IST
Keeping with its tradition of burning the effigy in the tricity during Dussehra, the Sanmarg & Salt Lake Sanskritik Sansad is all set to burn ten Ravana effigy at the Central Park(Salt Lake), in the city on October 19. Last year, a 60-feet tall effigy ... read..


 
Panic strikes afresh at ruined Bagree market after smoke billows out from rubble
Kolkata | Friday, Oct 12 2018 IST
Panic returned to ruined Bagree market in central part of the city early on Friday morning, exactly 28 days after a massive fire destroyed the entire six-storied wholesale bazaar, when smokes were seen billowing out from the rubble in the first floor. ... read..


 
Kolkata tramcar reinvents itself to offer a culinary ride
Kolkata | Friday, 2018 1:45:04 PM IST
The trams in the City of Joy may not have kept up with the fast pace of the metropolis, but they refuse to quietly roll off into the sunset. A newly refurbished tramcar, designed as a fine-dining 28-seater restaurant, will trundle out from October 13, off ... read..


 
Milind Pant Joins Amway as Chief Executive Officer
Kolkata | Friday, Oct 12 2018 IST
Amway, the world's largest direct selling company, on Friday announced Milind Pant as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Pant joins Amway from Yum! Brands where he was recently president of Pizza Hut International. Mr. Pant will report directly to and ... read..


 
Volkswagen launches new Connect edition on Polo, Ameo, Vento
Kolkata | Friday, Oct 12 2018 IST
Accelerating digital transformation across the world, Volkswagen, Europe's leading car manufacturer, on Friday launched Volkswagen Connect, an intelligent connected vehicle assistance system followed by a brand new Lapiz Blue body color across its popular ... read..


 
Asha Bhosle makes comeback in Bengali Durga Puja song circuit after 23 years
Kolkata | Friday, 2018 12:45:04 PM IST
Breaking an almost 23-year hiatus, legendary singer Asha Bhosle has recorded a Bengali song on the occasion of Durga Puja. ... read..


 
Nutrition for Health and Development
Kolkata | Friday, Oct 12 2018 IST
Nutrition is an input to and foundation for health and development. On its own, breast milk provides all the nutrients and fluids that babies need for their first 6 months of healthy growth and development. Exclusively breastfed babies have better resis ... read..


 
Kolkata's first Puja organised by street kids (Social Feature)
Kolkata | Friday, 2018 12:15:04 PM IST
The revelry surrounding West Bengal's Durga Puja festival is not new, but a humble community puja named "Footpather Durga Pujo" in north Kolkata -- organised by children living on the pavements -- is grabbing attention despite the absence of pomp and glit ... read..


 
Mamata sets up committee to tackle environmental woes
Kolkata | Friday, Oct 12 2018 IST
The West Bengal government has set up a six-member committee headed by the Chief Secretary, to look into environment issues. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, while inaugurating a community Durga Puja in Behala, expressed her deep concern over the key is ... read..


 
Bengal Govt to open control room at Nabanna during Durga Puja
Kolkata | Friday, Oct 12 2018 IST
The West Bengal Government has decided to open a control room at Nabanna during Durga Puja. The cyclone 'Titli' is gaining strength and a low pressure has developed over Bay of Bengal. There might be spells of rain during the festive days, hence this ... read..


 
Scrumptious and sumptuous Bengali cuisine on offer at Cafe Ekante this Durga Puja
Kolkata | Friday, Oct 12 2018 IST
It's a gastronomer's delight at Caf Ekante, Newtown's pride restaurant. It will offer delectable buffet menu on all four days from Soshthi to Nabami. On Soshthi, Aampora Shorbat will be the welcome drink. This will be followed by masala beguni, ... read..


 
Mamata inaugurates "Ulte Paata Sonai Katha" and named the pandal as 'Sishualay'
Kolkata | Thursday, Oct 11 2018 IST
The members of Bhowanipur 75 Pallihave taken up the challenge to discover the greatest "Ulte Paata Sonai Katha" which was inaugurated today by Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee and was attended by Sovandeb Chatterjee, Minister of Power & Non-C ... read..


 
Mamata pays tribute to Jayaprakash Narayan on his birth anniversary
Kolkata | Thursday, Oct 11 2018 IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday paid tribute to Jayaprakash Narayan on his birth anniversary "Tribute to Jayaprakash Narayan ji on his birth anniversary," Ms Banerjee tweeted. Born on this day in 1902, popularly referred to ... read..


 
Obesity Day observes globally with view of promoting practical solutions to end global obesity crisis
Kolkata | Thursday, Oct 11 2018 IST
World Obesity Day is observed globally on October 11 with the view of promoting practical solutions to end the global obesity crisis, raising awareness, supporting advocacy and improving policy around the issue of treating and preventing obesity ... read..


 
International Day of Girl Child celebrates annually on Oct 11 to promote girl's empowerment
Kolkata | Thursday, Oct 11 2018 IST
The International Day of the Girl Child is celebrated annually on October 11 to promote girl's empowerment and fulfillment of their human rights while also highlighting the challenges that girls all over the world face. Today marks International Day of ... read..


 
It's a relief that cyclone Titi is weakening, says Mamata
Kolkata | Thursday, 2018 10:15:04 PM IST
Even as the Durga Puja organisers worry about the effect of cyclone "Titli" in Gangetic West Bengal, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said the gradual weakening of the cyclone is a relief. ... read..


 
9 kg gold, 17 kg silver recovered in Bengal
Kolkata | Thursday, 2018 8:45:05 PM IST
Over 9 kg of gold and 17.8 kg of silver, valued at Rs 2.94 crore, were seized in West Bengal and three people were arrested, an official said on Thursday. ... read..


 
Norde set to return to Mohun Bagan
Kolkata | Thursday, 2018 8:45:05 PM IST
Star Haitian forward Sony Norde is set to return to city football giants Mohun Bagan for a fifth consecutive season, the club announced on Thursday. ... read..


 
Welspun India partners with UN Women to advocate Gender Equality
Kolkata | Thursday, Oct 11 2018 IST
Welspun India, one of the world's largest home textile manufacturers has partnered with UN Women, subsidiary organ of the United Nations mandated to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women. The home textile conglomerate currently has 23% wo ... read..


 
Hope floats as India take on Chinese dragon in FIFA Friendly
Kolkata | Thursday, Oct 11 2018 IST
India will lock horns with their much-fancied neighbours for the 18th time when they play a friendly match, which will kick off on October 13 at Suzhou Olympic Sports Centre Stadium near Shanghai. India's record against China has been abysmal. The tw ... read..


 
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan turns 76
Kolkata | Thursday, Oct 11 2018 IST
) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, whose over four decade-long career in showbiz stands as a "treasure of teachings" for actors and filmmakers, has turned 76 on Thursday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, several ... read..


 
Nova Eyewear launches Take the Pledge, Say No To #JunkLightcampaign on World Sight Day
Kolkata | Thursday, Oct 11 2018 IST
Nova Eyewear, the global eyewear brand from the house of Vision RxLab, flagged off its "Take The Pledge, Say No To #JunkLight" campaign on occasion of World Sight Day, which is widely observed on October 11 each year to raise awareness on eye health & ey ... read..


 
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