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Moody's ratings proof of growing capitalism in India: Yechury
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
Criticising India's sovereign rating upgrade by the global agency Moody's Investors Service, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Friday said the improved ratings signify the beneficial atmosphere for the international capitalist groups under the Na ... read..


 
Sridhar hails Pujara's fighting knock in testing conditions
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
For India fielding coach R. Sridhar, Pujara's unbeaten 47 off 102 balls in testing conditions against Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens is one of the finest he has seen from the Test specialist. ... read..


 
Days like these bring the team together: India fielding coach
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
India fielding coach R. Sridhar on Friday said rain-affected days like the first and second days of the ongoing first cricket Test against Sri Lanka bring the team together, especially in such adverse conditions as the team finds itself in at the moment. ... read..


 
We won't be getting too comfortable: Sri Lanka coach Pothas
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
Sri Lanka are happy to be in the driver's seat after the second day of the first cricket Test against India here, but coach Nic Pothas said they won't be getting too carried away with three days of play still to go and India being a top side. ... read..


 
First Test: India vs Sri Lanka Day 2 scoreboard
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
Following is the scoreboard at stumps on Day-2 of the first cricket Test between India and Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens here on Friday ... read..


 
Heavy rain frustrates India as Day 2 of Kolkata Test also washes out
Kolkata [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Rain continued to frustrate the Indian team as the second day of the opening Test against Sri Lanka was also washed out here at the Eden Gardens on Friday. ... read..


 
Pujara wages lone battle as India totter at 74/5 on Day 2 (Roundup)
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
Waging a lonely battle, Chesteshwar Pujara was three short of his 16th half century as India were reduced to 74/5 when early lunch was called due to rain and more downpour axed Day Two of the first Test at the Eden Gardens here on Friday. ... read..


 
About 70% seats booked under BPO Promotion scheme: Official
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
Around 70 per cent seats have been booked throughout the country after the fifth round of bidding under the BPO Promotion Scheme, an official said here on Friday. ... read..


 
Nehra's field day with India cricketers
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 2:45:05 PM IST
Just-retired left-arm pacer Ashish Nehra was on Friday involved in friendly banter with his Indian teammates playing against Sri Lanka in the first Test on his new-found role as commentator. ... read..


 
Pujara wages lone battle as India totter at 74/5 at lunch
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 12:15:04 PM IST
Chesteshwar Pujara was three short of his 16th half century as India were further reduced to 74/5 at lunch on Day Two of the first Test at the Eden Gardens here on Friday. ... read..


 
Rested Pandya's name in dressing room team sheet
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 11:45:04 AM IST
Hardik Pandya may have been rested for India's series against Sri Lanka, but going by the squad list outside Team India's dressing room at the Eden Gardens, the in-form all rounder is very much in the mix. ... read..


 
Eden wicket good preparation for South Africa tour: Nehra
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 10:45:04 AM IST
Just-retired India pacer Ashish Nehra feels the green top at the Eden Gardens here for the first Test between India and Sri Lanka will help Virat Kohli and the team to prepare for the upcoming South Africa tour starting January 2018. ... read..


 
Kolkata Test: Play on day one called off due to bad light
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | November 16, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The first day of the opening Test of the three-match series between India and Sri Lanka was called off due to bad light, here at the Eden Gardens on Thursday. ... read..


 
Lakmal takes two wickets to reduce India to 17/2 at tea
Kolkata | Thursday, 2017 4:15:06 PM IST
Pacer Suranga Lakmal took two wickets on a green top track to keep the more fancied India batsmen at bay and reduce the hosts to 17/2 after 8.2 overs at tea in a rain-truncated opening day of the first cricket Test here at the Eden Gardens on Thursday. ... read..


 
India's real challange will be South Africa: Arnold
Kolkata | Thursday, 2017 3:15:05 PM IST
Former Sri Lanka batsman Russel Arnold on Thursday said India's real challenge will be on the road starting with their tour of South Africa in January next year. ... read..


 
Kolkata Test: Lanka ask India to bat first
Kolkata [India] | November 16, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Sri Lanka have won the toss and asked India to bat first in the opening Test of the three-match series here at the Eden Gardens on Thursday. ... read..


 
Sri Lanka win toss, opt to bowl
Kolkata | Thursday, 2017 1:45:06 PM IST
Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal won the toss and elected to bowl against India in the first Test at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday. ... read..


 
Protect India's diversity: Mamata
Kolkata | Thursday, 2017 1:15:05 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday called for protecting India's diversity and preserving communal harmony and brotherhood. ... read..


 
NIA arrests four in possession of FICN worth Rs 9.1 lakh
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | November 16, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The National Investigation Agency (NIA), Kolkata Branch, has seized fake Indian currency notes (FICN) with a face value of Rs 9.1 lakh (in the denomination of INR 2,000) from the vicinity of the Howrah Railway Station from four persons, who were later app ... read..


 
2 wanted human traffickers arrested from Kolkata
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | November 16, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Special Cell of Police recently arrested two wanted criminals from here for running a human trafficking syndicate for more than 10 years. ... read..


 
Trinamool prevented our leader from attending meeting: BJP
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 8:45:05 PM IST
The BJP on Wednesday alleged that the ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal did not allow its state President Dilip Ghosh to attend a meeting at Sitalkuchi in Cooch Behar district. ... read..


 
Sri Lanka to play five bowlers against India
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
Sri Lanka will play five bowlers against India and experienced campaigner Angelo Mathews will bat at No.4, skipper Dinesh Chandimal said on Wednesday ahead of the first cricket Test here. ... read..


 
To be top side you have to win anywhere: Kohli
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 5:15:05 PM IST
With just one and a half months remaining for India's tour of South Africa, skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday said his charges want to be ready for any challenge anywhere and for that stay eager to play in difficult conditions. ... read..


 
Overdose of cricket against same opposition needs to be analysed: Kohli
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
The overdose of India playing the same opposition in Sri Lanka twice in three months, which might drive the cricket fans away, needs to be analysed, skipper Virat Kohli said on Wednesday. ... read..


 
Will ask for rest when I feel the need: Kohli
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 2:45:06 PM IST
India skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday said that when he feels he needs rest, he will ask for it. ... read..


 
Four nabbed, gold biscuits worth Rs 4.24 crore seized in Bengal
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 11:15:04 PM IST
Four persons hailing from Manipur were arrested and 14 kg of contraband gold biscuits valued at Rs 4.24 crore seized from them on Tuesday by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence officials in West Bengal. ... read..


 
TMC leader Mannan Hossain dead
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 11:15:04 PM IST
Senior Trinamool Congress leader and former Lok Sabha member Abdul Mannan Hossain died at a private hospital here on Tuesday due to age-related issues, his family said. He was 65. ... read..


 
Kapil compares Kohli with Dalmiya, hails Team India's fitness (Lead)
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
India's first World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev on Tuesday hailed the current team's focus on fitness saying skipper Virat Kohli deserves a lot of credit for that and went to the extent of comparing him with Jagmohan Dalmiya. ... read..


 
Bengal wins GI tag for 'rosogolla', celebrates 'sweet news' (lead)
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 9:45:05 PM IST
Ending a bitter fight with neighbouring Odisha, West Bengal on Tuesday won the Geographical Indication (GI) tag for the iconic 'rosogolla', signifying that the spongy, syrupy sweet originated in its territory. ... read..


 
South Africa series will be India's real challenge: Azhar
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
Former national cricket team captain Mohammad Azharuddin on Tuesday said Indias real test will be during the away series against South Africa which starts on January 5. ... read..


 
Current India team's fitness inspiring: Kapil Dev
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 8:45:44 PM IST
India's first World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev on Tuesday hailed the current team's focus on fitness saying skipper Virat Kohli deserves a lot of credit for that. ... read..


 
Sri Lanka extend training session to focus on spin
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 8:45:44 PM IST
Trying to improve on their 0-9 drubbing at home at the hands of India, the Sri Lankans had an extended practice session as they dropped in at the Eden Gardens one hour before schedule and trained for four hours ahead of the first Test, starting Thursday. ... read..


 
Sri Lanka have extended training session
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 8:45:39 PM IST
Trying to improve on their 9-0 drubbing at home at the hands of India, the Sri Lankans had an extended practice session as they dropped in at the Eden Gardens one hour before schedule and trained for four hours ahead of the first cricket Test. ... read..


 
Eden pitch to be sporting: Ganguly
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 8:45:34 PM IST
Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) President Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday said the 22-yard Eden Gardens strip will be "sporting" for the upcoming India-Sri Lanka first cricket Test starting here in two days. ... read..


 
Kohli tries front foot drives with shorter bat handle in practice
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 8:45:15 PM IST
In a bid to correct his front foot drive, which of late has been the reason for his dismissals, India skipper Virat Kohli on Tuesday was seen using a shorter bat handle while practising at the nets ahead of India's first cricket Test against Sri Lanka in ... read..


 
Shastri backs Dhoni once again, hits out at critics
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 8:45:15 PM IST
Mahendra Singh Dhoni was once again backed by India head coach Ravi Shastri who on Tuesday said those commenting on the two-time World Cup-winning former skipper should look back at their own careers. ... read..


 
Chance for Jadeja to reclaim top spot in Sri Lanka series
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 8:45:10 PM IST
Ravindra Jadeja will have a chance to reclaim the top spots among bowlers and all-rounders in the ICC rankings when India square up against Sri Lanka in the three-match Test series starting at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday. ... read..


 
'Sweet news' as Bengal wins GI tag for 'rosogolla'
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 8:45:05 PM IST
Ending a bitter fight with neighbouring Odisha, West Bengal on Tuesday won the Geographical Indication (GI) tag for the iconic 'rosogolla', signifying that the spongy, syrupy sweet originated in its territory. ... read..


 
Will play hard to maintain top Test rank: Ajinkya Rahane
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | November 14, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Ahead of the three-match Test series against Sri Lanka, India vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane on Tuesday said every series was important for the team to maintain the top ranking in Tests. ... read..


 
Rahane not worried over batting form
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 4:15:06 PM IST
India vice captain and premier batsman Ajinkya Rahane is not losing sleep over his recent failures to convert starts into big scores. ... read..


 
We won't take Sri Lanka lightly: Rahane
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 4:15:06 PM IST
India vice captain Ajinkya Rahane on Tuesday said they are not taking Sri Lanka lightly despite recently humbling the tourists 9-0 across all formats in their own den. ... read..


 
WB granted GI status for Rosogolla, Mamata elated
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | November 14, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday expressed happiness over the state having been awarded with Geographical Indication (GI) status for its iconic sweet, Rosogolla. ... read..


 
Azhar to attend Jagmohan Dalmiya memorial lecture
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 2:45:04 AM IST
Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin will be one of the guests present during late BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya memorial lecture, to be held for the first time here on Tuesday. ... read..


 
UBI posts Rs 344.83 crore net loss in Q2
Kolkata | Monday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
State-run United Bank of India (UBI) on Monday reported a net loss of Rs 344.83 crore for the second quarter ended September 30 against a net profit of Rs 43.53 crore for the corresponding period a year ago. ... read..


 
Wriddhiman Saha reveals toughest Indian bowlers he keeps to
Kolkata [India] | November 13, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Ahead of his side's three-match Test series against Sri Lanka, wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha on Monday revealed the toughest Indian bowlers whom he kept to. ... read..


 
Mamata kin sends legal notice to Mukul Roy on Biswa Bangla issue
Kolkata | Monday, 2017 6:45:05 PM IST
Trinamool Congress MP and party's youth wing chief Abhishek Banerjee on Monday served legal notice on BJP's new entrant Mukul Roy for making "malicious and defamatory" statements against him and demanded an unconditional apology within 48 hours. ... read..


 
India toil hard at Eden ahead of Sri Lanka Test
Kolkata | Monday, 2017 6:45:05 PM IST
India's premier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who was out of international cricket for the past three months, was on Monday seen practising wrong 'uns while skipper Virat Kohli played a lot of bouncers bowled at him with coloured balls during India's f ... read..


 
TMC MP sends defamation notice to Mukul Roy for levelling corruption allegations
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | November 13, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee on Monday sent a defamation notice to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Mukul Roy for levelling corruption allegations against him. ... read..


 
Sri Lanka series not preparation for South Africa, feels Saha
Kolkata | Monday, 2017 5:45:05 PM IST
Unlike Cheteshwar Pujara, India wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha does not feel the Sri Lanka series starting from Thursday will help in preparing for the upcoming South Africa tour early next year. ... read..


 
Coal India's average loading of rakes rises 7% in Q2
Kolkata | Monday, 2017 5:15:05 PM IST
Coal India Ltd (CIL) on Monday said its average loading of rakes per day went up to 208.8 in the second quarter of the current fiscal - up by 7 per cent from 195.2 rakes per day on a same quarter comparison of last year. ... read..


 
Music band releases video on Rohingya issue
Kolkata | Monday, 2017 4:15:06 PM IST
Rap-rock band Underground Authority (UA) has released a music video "Boatman" on the ongoing Rohingya refugee crisis. ... read..


 
Women activist condemns AMU triple talaq case
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | November 13, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Women activist Nilanjana Chakraborty on Monday condemned the triple talaq by an Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) professor to his wife on WhatsApp and said such actions cannot be accepted from an educated person. ... read..


 
Coach Shastri, Indian players arrive in Kolkata
Kolkata | Sunday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
Indian cricket team coach Ravi Shastri alongwith a few other players arrived in the city on Sunday ahead of their first Test against Sri Lanka from next week. ... read..


 
Hero ISL: Foreign coaches laud decision to have more local players
Kolkata [West Bengal] | November 12, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The fact that Hero Indian Super League (ISL) teams will have to field at least six Indian players has been lauded by foreign coaches, who feel that the tweak in the rule this season will help develop local players. ... read..


 
Witch hunting in Assam through a child's eye: Borpujari's 'Ishu' premiers at Kolkata film fest
Kolkata | Sunday, 2017 8:45:05 PM IST
Noted film critic and filmmaker Utpal Borpujari's debut feature "Ishu", that premiered here at the 23rd Kolkata International Film Festival on Sunday, sheds lights on witch hunting practices in Assam through the eyes of a 10-year-old boy. ... read..


 
ISL: We wore masks during practice in Delhi, says coach Miguel
Kolkata | Sunday, 2017 8:15:06 PM IST
To keep air pollution at bay, the players of Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Delhi Dynamos practised at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi wearing masks, coach Miguel Angel Portugal said here on Sunday. ... read..


 
ISL: ATK coach Sheringham rues lack of practice on home ground
Kolkata | Sunday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
ATK coach Teddy Sheringham said on Sunday that it would have been better if they could train at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan, their home ground, ahead of the upcoming Indian Super League (ISL) season. ... read..


 
Samson ton helps Board President's XI to draw against Sri Lanka
Kolkata | Sunday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
Board President's XI skipper Sanju Samson struck a century to make a strong pitch for a Test call-up as he led his team out of trouble into a tame draw against Sri Lanka in the two-day warm up match here on Sunday. ... read..


 
ISL coaches hail new rule
Kolkata | Sunday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
Indian Super League (ISL) coaches on Sunday hailed the rule of fielding at least six Indian players in the starting XI from this season, saying the tweak will help develop local players. ... read..


 
ISL: Open transfer market better than draft, feels Jamshedpur coach
Kolkata | Sunday, 2017 6:45:05 PM IST
An open transfer market is what Jamshedpur FC coach Steve Coppell prefers rather than the Indian Super League's existing players draft system. ... read..


 
Not having Keane for first few games a bit of blow: ATK coach
Kolkata | Sunday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
Not having ATK forward Robbie Keane for the first couple of weeks of the fourth Indian Super League (ISL) is a "bit of a blow" early on in their campaign, head coach Teddy Sheringham said on Sunday. ... read..


 
Fire in Kolkata slum, one killed
Kolkata | Sunday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
One person was burnt to death when a fire broke out at a slum here early on Sunday, a fire brigade official said. ... read..


 
Dheeraj, Thatal can play in Europe: Delhi coach Miguel
Kolkata | Sunday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Delhi Dynamos head coach Miguel Angel Portugal felt the India U-17 World Cup pair of goalkeeper Dheeraj Singh and winger Komal Thatal have the quality to play in Europe. ... read..


 
Coal India's net profit falls about 40% in Q2 (Lead)
Kolkata | Sunday, 2017 1:45:04 AM IST
Coal India Ltd (CIL) on Saturday reported close to 40 percent fall in its consolidated net profit to Rs 368.88 crore in the quarter ended September 30, 2017 as compared to Rs. 612.44 crore in the corresponding quarter last fiscal. ... read..


 
Coal India's net profit falls about 40% in Q2
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 11:45:04 PM IST
Coal India Ltd (CIL) on Saturday reported close to a 40 per cent fall in its consolidated net profit to Rs 368.88 crore in the quarter ended September 30, 2017 as compared to Rs 612.44 crore in the corresponding quarter last fiscal. ... read..


 
Technology hasn't really changed storytelling much: Director Michael Winterbottom
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 11:45:04 PM IST
Acclaimed British filmmaker Michael Winterbottom feels technology hasn't really changed storytelling that much. The "A Mighty Heart" maker says although now anyone can make films, the challenge lies in getting people to watch them. ... read..


 
Birla Corporation net profit down to Rs 1.46 cr in Q2
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
Birla Corporation Ltd, an M.P. Birla Group company, on Saturday reported that its consolidated net profit fell to Rs 1.46 crore in the quarter ended September 30, as compared to Rs 65.43 crore in the corresponding period last fiscal. ... read..


 
Vintage movie cameras on display at KIFF
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 9:15:06 PM IST
From bulky Mitchell 35mm professional movie camera, which auteur Satyajit Ray used to shoot his masterpiece "Pather Panchali", to a Maurer 16mm camera with Apollo 11 spacecraft -- all these were on display at an exhibition of vintage cameras and equipment ... read..


 
Bengal doctor suspended for Facebook post on dengue
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 7:15:05 PM IST
A doctor working in a state-run district hospital was suspended by the Health Department for alleged Facebook posts in which he described the condition of the healthcare facilities, the plight of the patients and his challenges as a doctor amid an outbrea ... read..


 
Hathurusingha's appointment as head coach will be good for us: Karunaratne
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 6:45:05 PM IST
Sri Lanka opener Dimuth Karunaratne on Saturday said it would augur well for his team if just-resigned Bangladesh head coach Chandika Hathurusingha joined their ranks. ... read..


 
Bekele, Kiplagat confirm participation in Kolkata 25k
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
Olympic record-holder Kenenisa Bekele and Kenyan superstar long distance runner Florence Jebet Kiplagat will compete in the Tata Steel Kolkata 25K on December 17, the race promoters announced on Saturday. ... read..


 
West Bengal: Doctor suspended for alleging authorities over dengue FB post
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | November 11, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
West Bengal Health and Family Welfare Department suspended a government doctor after he posted a message on Facebook, alleging that the authorities were suppressing facts relating to the dengue outbreak. ... read..


 
Tales of communal harmony this Durga Puja (With images)
Kolkata | Thursday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
For over 200 years, the Nandi family in West Bengal's Hooghly has been feeding Muslim fakirs during the Hindu festival of Durga Puja. To the Nandis, this annual ritual has its roots in a family legend that is testimony to the generosity of the local Musli ... read..


 
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