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'Save Bengal' programme organised to expose present state situation before country: BJP
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | July 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday said its 'Save Bengal' programme has been started to bring to light the present condition of West Bengal and also stating that an event relating to the same will be held in the Constitution Club on July 26. ... read..


 
NSDC to raise Rs 50 cr in Nirvana Fund
Kolkata | Monday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) is aiming to raise Rs 50 crore in the next six months in the newly created Nirvana Fund to cater to entrepreneurs from the bottom rungs of society, a top official said here on Monday. ... read..


 
Pranab Da added new dimension to Rashtrapati Bhawan: Jajodia
Kolkata | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
ASSOCHAM president Sandeep Jajodia today gave rich compliments to Pranab Mukherjee who is completing his term as President of India, tomorrow, adding new glory to the highest Constitutional office. "Dada Mukherjee certainly brought a new dimension to the ... read..


 
I am monitoring flood situation: Mamata Banerjee
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | July 24, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said that in some of the blocks of the state vigorous flood has created problems but other than that it's under control, adding she is monitoring the situation. ... read..


 
Uttam Kumar continues residing in our hearts: Mamata
Kolkata | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said 'Mahanayak' Uttam Kumar was always the best and he will continue to reside in our hearts. Ms Banerjee today gave away Mahanayak Samman Awards at a ceremony held at Nazrul Mancha here to m ... read..


 
Emirates highlights female role models in aviation with simulator challenge
Kolkata | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
Championing the importance of women's contributions to the growth and development of aviation, Emirates recently hosted Shaesta Waiz for a Boeing 777 simulator challenge in its home base of Dubai. Shaesta is the founder and pilot of Dreams So ... read..


 
Eastern Railway's train services absolute normal despite pounding of rains
Kolkata | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
Barring cancellation of 4 pairs of EMU trains, the loco services of Eastern Railways' Howrah and Sealdah divisions were today remained normal despite heavy rains for past 48 hours, ER announced. ER said it had taken precautionary measure with series ... read..


 
Alipore Court orders 14 days judicial remand for actor Vikram in model Sonika Singh's death
Kolkata | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
The Alipore Court hearing the model Sonika Singh Chohan accidental death on April 29 last, today ordered 14 days judicial remand for actor Vikram Chatterjee, accused of culpable homicide following his rash driving that led to mishap and fatality. Me ... read..


 
US CG hands out certificates to students
Kolkata | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
Consul General of US Consulate, Kolkata, Craig Hall and his wife Meeryung Hall handed out certificates to the students at a graduation ceremony of the English Access Micro scholarship programme today. State Minister for Cooperation Arup Roy and Comm ... read..


 
CBI seeks arrest warrant against Bimal Gurung and others
Kolkata | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
CBI, the federal investigation agency, today moved a city court seeking arrest warrant against Gorkha Janamukti Morcha chief Bimal Burung, his wife Asha and 20 others in the Madan Tamang murder case after they failed to appear before the court despite ... read..


 
WB: Two Maoists detained near Mamata's residence
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | July 24, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Acting on a tip off, the Kolkata Special Task Force (STF) detained two Maoists from near the residence of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. ... read..


 
19 per cent of Indian population is still unbanked: Study
Kolkata | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
Despite rationale and a strong institutional credit network, India's financial services ecosystem lags in terms of physical infrastructure and has failed to reach the poor, more than 19 per cent of the population who are unbanked or financially excluded, ... read..


 
Bengal remember Mahanayak Uttam Kumar on his death anniversary
Kolkata | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
Floral tributes were paid as the tinsel world today remembered Mahanayak Uttam Kumar, one of the greatest superstars of Indian cinemas, on his 37th death anniversary. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee paid homage to Mahanayak Uttam Kumar on his death an ... read..


 
Two people suspected to have link with Maoists detained for roaming around CM residence in Kalighat
Kolkata | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
Two people, suspected to have link with the Maoists, were today detained by the police after they were found loitering around Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's residence at Kalighat in south Kolkata. Sundari Singh Sardar and Sujato Singura, the reside ... read..


 
Pounding of rains flood five districts and waterlog major parts of
Kolkata | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
With incessant shower pounding several parts of Bengal for the past three days innundating large tract of this metropolis and flooding five districts of the state, a teenager died today in rain-related mishap and parts of a brick-built building coll ... read..


 
Kanyashre helps in reduction of dropout rates among girl students in Purulia
Kolkata | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
The Kanyashree Scheme has resulted in a fall in school dropout rates in Purulia district. As a result, more and more girls are becoming empowered. Kanyashree is not only about the money that the girls receive but also about the way their characte ... read..


 
Mamata to present Mahanayak Samman awards today
Kolkata | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is going to give away Mahanayak Samman Awards, 2017 today. She will give away the awards at a ceremony to be held at Nazrul Mancha. This is the sixth edition of the awards, which were constituted by the ... read..


 
Indian cricket team made us proud, says Mamata
Kolkata | Sunday, 2017 11:15:05 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday lauded the Indian women's cricket team for its efforts in the World Cup final against England, saying the girls in blue made the country proud. ... read..


 
Jamshedpur FC drafted in Anas Edathodika, for a whopping of Rs 1.1 crore for ISL
Kolkata | Sunday, Jul 23 2017 IST
Tata Steel today bid big at the auction of players for their maiden ISL season, held in Mumbai, as Jamshedpur FC have drafted 15 players with names like Anas Edathodika (defender), Subrata Paul (goalkeeper), Mehtab Hossain (midfielder) and Souvik Chakrabo ... read..


 
Bengal schoolboy killed over land dispute, four held
Kolkata | Sunday, 2017 7:15:05 PM IST
A partially decapitated body of a Class 8 student, who has been missing since Thursday, was recovered from a pond in West Bengal on Sunday, the police said, adding that four persons have been arrested in the case. ... read..


 
Teenager hangs self after argument with brother
Kolkata | Sunday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
A teenager in West Bengal allegedly committed suicide on Sunday after an argument with her brother over a headphone, police said. ... read..


 
Quack stabbed to death by two 'patients'
Kolkata | Sunday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
A quack was killed by two persons who disguised themselves as patients in West Bengal's Malda district on Sunday, police said. ... read..


 
Sharp shower a precursor to heavier rain
Kolkata | Sunday, Jul 23 2017 IST
The sharp shower that lashed across West Bengal since yesterday could be a precursor to heavier rain within the next 48 hours, predicted the Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC). Heavy rains lashed the southern and western districts of West Bengal s ... read..


 
Social media wooing away time spent on newspaper reading, TV viewing: ASSOCHAM
Kolkata | Sunday, Jul 23 2017 IST
While it is true that the Indian newspaper industry remains robust with a print order of about 62 million and the common households continue to remain loyal to their morning newspapers, the time spent on reading among the family members is witnessing a ... read..


 
Indian scientists tap AI to identify aggressive breast cancer
Kolkata | Sunday, 2017 1:15:04 PM IST
While the word "biopsy" is enough to send patients into a tizzy, oncologists say it is crucial to correctly identify the cancer stage and "faster growing" ones for appropriate and timely treatment. And to ensure accuracy, researchers in India are now turn ... read..


 
Bengal teacher murders wife, arrested
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
A teacher in West Bengal's East Burdwan district who hired hitmen to murder his wife but then went and committed the crime himself has been arrested, police said on Saturday. ... read..


 
Am excited, look forward to make ATK champions: Sheringham
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
Declaring that he was both excited and enthusiastic, new ATK head coach Teddy Sheringham on Saturday said he was looking forward to combining with compatriot and team technical director Ashley Westwood to ensure the third Indian Super League (ISL) title f ... read..


 
ATK finances to be unaffected by split with Atletico Madrid: Goenka
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 8:45:05 PM IST
Indian Super League champions Atletico de Kolkata seems to be focusing more on its shorter form ATK after snapping ties with Atletico Madrid, with its principal owner Sanjiv Goenka saying on Saturday that the divorce would have no impact on the financials ... read..


 
BJP jealous of Mamata's popularity, says Trinamool
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 7:45:05 PM IST
West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress secretary general Partha Chatterjee on Saturday hit out at the BJP for making disparaging comments about party supremo and state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee "out of spite". ... read..


 
Mamata daydreaming about dislodging Modi: Javadekar (Lead)
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 7:45:05 PM IST
Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday lambasted West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her call to "dislodge" Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying it was due to her "frustration" as more and more people of the state were moving towards ... read..


 
No competition with Mohun Bagan, East Bengal: ATK owner
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 6:45:05 PM IST
Indian Super League (ISL) franchisee Atletico de Kolkata's (ATK) principal owner Sanjiv Goenka on Saturday said his team was not competing with city football giants Mohun Bagan and East Bengal, and saw no problem regarding allotment of home ground with th ... read..


 
ATK unveil Sheringham as new coach
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
Two-time Indian Super League (ISL) champions Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) on Saturday unveiled newly-appointed head coach Teddy Sheringham and technical director Ashley Westwood for the 2017 season. ... read..


 
ATK presents new coach Teddy Sheringham & TD Ashley Westwood for fourth season of ISL
Kolkata | Saturday, Jul 22 2017 IST
Two-time champion of Indian Super League Atlwtico de Kolkata(ATK) today introduced Teddy Sheringham as the new head coach of the club for the upcoming season. Teddy began his career with Millwall in 1982 at the age of 16 and with his consistent perfo ... read..


 
Mamata daydreaming about dislodging Modi: Javadekar
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday lambasted West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her call to "dislodge" Prime Minister Narendra Modi and accused her of "disturbing" communal harmony. ... read..


 
Keep daydreaming about ousting us: BJP to Mamata
Kolkata/Bengaluru [India] | July 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday mocked West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and said that her wish of ousting the saffron party from the nation is merely a dream which will never get fulfilled. ... read..


 
BJP quit India, shouts Mamata, says willing to join other opposition (Intro Roundup)
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 10:45:05 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday went all guns blazing at the Centre's ruling BJP, accusing it of indulging in "massive corruption" and failure on all fronts, and pledging to remove it from power in the next general elections. She also ... read..


 
FIR against policemen who fired on Youth Congress workers in 1993: Mamata
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday announced that FIRs would be filed against police personnel who had fired on youth Congress workers during a protest march here 24 years back. ... read..


 
NCLT admits SBI's insolvency application against Electrosteel Steels
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
The Kolkata bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) on Friday issued an interim order admitting State Bank of India's (SBI) insolvency application against the city based Electrosteel Steels Limited for initiating the corporate insolvency resolut ... read..


 
BJP attacks Mamata for criticising Centre's policies
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 8:15:06 PM IST
West Bengal BJP President Dilip Ghosh on Friday accused the Mamata Banerjee government of resorting to vengeful politics by registering false cases against BJP leaders and termed the Trinamool supremo's allegations of harassment against the centre as "lau ... read..


 
Mamata calls for BJP's ouster in 2019 elections, says willing to join other opposition forces (Roundup)
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 8:15:06 PM IST
Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Friday went hammer and tongs at the Centre's ruling BJP, accusing it of indulging in "massive corruption" and failure on all fronts, and pledged to remove it from power in the next general elections. She also ... read..


 
Mamata accuses BJP of massive corruption, says 'Barda' Modi will go in 2019
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
In a blistering attack on the BJP, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday accused it of indulging in massive corruption in many states, and claimed the central agencies were completely silent on the saffron party's scams. ... read..


 
Mamata blames Centre for halting nation's growth
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
Accusing the Centre of bringing to a halt the nations's growth across sectors and crashing the country's economy by implementing policies like demonetisation and Goods and Services Tax, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday claimed that mil ... read..


 
SER to run 11 pairs of weekly special trains between Shalimar and Jaipur
Kolkata | Friday, Jul 21 2017 IST
South Eastern Railway today announced to run 11 pairs of weekly special trains between Shalimar-Jaipur-Shalimar during the period from September 18 to November 29, 2017 considering huge rush of commuters. The Shalimar-Jaipur Special (08061) leaving S ... read..


 
Will start 'BJP Bharat Chhodo' programme from August 9: Mamata
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | July 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday fired a new salvo at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and said that the Trinamool Congress (TMC) would launch the 'BJP Bharat Chhodo' movement on August 9. ... read..


 
Mamata calls for ouster of BJP in 2019 General elections
Kolkata | Friday, Jul 21 2017 IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today called for ouster of the BJP, saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi would not even secure 30 per cent vote in 2019 General elections because India's growth in every respect was declining. Ms Banerje ... read..


 
'Raagdesh' story on INA trials should be welcomed by all: Sumantra Bose
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
Filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia's forthcoming film "Raagdesh" on the contribution of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's Indian National Army (INA) in India's independence, should be welcomed by all regardless of differences, feels a member of the Bose clan. ... read..


 
BJP's 'brute majority' stifling opposition: Trinamool MP
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
Trinamool MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay on Friday launched a blistering attack on the BJP for stifling the opposition's voice with its "brute majority". ... read..


 
Trinamool to launch 'BJP Quit India' movement: Mamata
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
The Trinamool Congress is set to launch a three-week-long movement with the slogan "BJP Quit India", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced here on Friday. ... read..


 
BJP will disappear from Bengal: Kabir Suman
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 3:15:05 PM IST
Leading Bengali singer-composer Kabir Suman on Friday termed the BJP as "ignorant" and claimed that the party would eventually disappear from Bengal politics as they have no knowledge about the state and its people. ... read..


 
Volvo Cars' first half 2017 profit up 21.2 per cent to SEK6.8bn
Kolkata | Friday, Jul 21 2017 IST
Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has reported strong growth in operating profit of SEK6.8bn in the first half of 2017, compared to SEK5.6bn for the same period last year, after taking market share across Europe and experiencing a robust sales increase i ... read..


 
Child abused and pierced with needles dies
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
A 3-year-old girl, who was in a critical condition with several needle injuries and a broken arm, has died in West Bengal, a hospital source said on Friday. ... read..


 
Rainbow designs: When architecture furthers LGBT rights
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 1:45:05 PM IST
It's shaped like a pizza slice and seeks to make the point that the environment can "remedy the shortcomings" of India's LGBT community. Taking gender tropes head-on, 23-year-old Abhyam Shukla's design of a sensitisation centre for the community, his unde ... read..


 
All roads lead to Dharmatala to commemorate the martyrdom of 13 political activists
Kolkata | Friday, Jul 21 2017 IST
Today is historic July 21. On this day in 1993, 13 valiant workers lost their lives at Mayo Road in Kolkata after police opened fire on them. ... read..


 
WB CID freezes accounts of three top GJM leaders
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | July 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Bengal's Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on Thursday froze the bank accounts of top three leaders of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) to trace their source of funds. ... read..


 
Durga Darshan to eliminate queues and rush for pandal hoppers
Kolkata | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 IST
Dhulaiwala group today unveiled the names of the 21 pujas that will associate themselves with this unique not-seen-before "Durga Darshan" project that will change pandal hopping forever. The 21 pujas associated with Durga Darshan are: Ak Block S ... read..


 
Hope CBFC doesn't have issues with 'Akali' in 'Raag Desh': Tigmanshu Dhulia
Kolkata | Thursday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
National Award winning filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia, who is gearing up for the release of "Raag Desh - Birth of a Nation", hopes the censor board doesn't have any issues with the film's content, as also with the use of the word "Akali", which it has objecte ... read..


 
Patriotism has become social media post: Kunal Kapoor
Kolkata | Thursday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
Actor Kunal Kapoor, who will be seen in Tigmanshu Dhulia's "Raag Desh - Birth of a Nation", believes patriotism nowadays has become a social media post. ... read..


 
USIS organises workshop on gender sensitisation
Kolkata | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 IST
Strengthening gender equality on campus and global fight to end gender-based violence were discussed at a workshop on "Empowering India's Youth to combat gender based violence" here today. The workshop was organized at the American Center by the US ... read..


 
BSF seizes gold biscuits worth Rs 2 crore
Kolkata | Thursday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
The Border Security Force (BSF) seized 60 gold biscuits worth close to Rs 2 crore from a smuggler at Hakimpur in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district on Thursday. ... read..


 
'Raag Desh' team has surreal experience at Netaji's residence
Kolkata | Thursday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
Actors Kunal Kapoor and Mohit Marwah on Thursday had a "surreal experience" as they walked into Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's ancestral home here ahead of the release of their film "Raag Desh -- Birth of a Nation." ... read..


 
West Bengal: BSF seize 60 gold biscuits in Hakimpur Border
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | July 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
In a major operation, the Border Security Force (BSF) on Thursday seized 60 gold biscuits in Hakimpur Border Outpost Area in Kolkata. ... read..


 
Senior BJP leaders summoned in trafficking case
Kolkata | Thursday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
The Criminal Investigation Department of West Bengal has summoned four BJP leaders, including Kailash Vijayvargiya and Roopa Ganguly, in connection with a child trafficking case in the state, an official said. ... read..


 
Mamata congratulates Ram Nath Kovind for winning Presidential election
Kolkata | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today congratulated NDA's Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind for winning the elections by defeating combined Opposition parties candidate Meira Kumar by record number of votes. BJP-led NDA nominee Ram Na ... read..


 
Mamata congratulates NDA nominee Kovind in advance
Kolkata | Thursday, 2017 6:15:05 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday congratulated NDA's presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind in advance, asserting that he would become the next President of India. ... read..


 
Consul General of Japan on 'Furthering Trade Ties between India and Japan'
Kolkata | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 IST
Mr Masayuki Taga, Consul General of Japan, Kolkata, today laid strong emphasis on different avenues of the bi-lateral trade between Japan and India and said the two Prime Ministers resolved to transform the Japan-India Special Strategic and Global Par ... read..


 
Mamata expresses grief over loss of lives in a bus accident at Shimla
Kolkata | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today expressed grief over loss of lives in a tragic bus accident at Shimla in Himachal Pradesh. "Extremely saddened at the news of the bus accident in Shimla. My sympathies and condolences with the bereaved ... read..


 
Trinamool Congress gears up for tomorrow's mega rally
Kolkata | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 IST
The ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) leadership expects record number of people to attend the Martyrs' Day rally scheduled to be held in the city tomorrow. TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee will address the rally at Esplanade. Party leaders are hold ... read..


 
Fire breaks out in GAIL office
Kolkata | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 IST
A major fire broke out in the Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) office in the third floor on Pretoria Street here this morning. Altogether ten fire-fighting engines have been pressed into service to douse the blaze. Sources said at least 30 peop ... read..


 
International commerce and industry meet to be held in Kolkata in November
Kolkata | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 IST
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is going to attend an international commerce and industry meet to be organised by the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the West Bengal Government in Kolkata from November 26 to 27 this year. It is not just any trad ... read..


 
Bengal Govt to announce industrial township authority in Howrah
Kolkata | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 IST
The West Bengal Government will be formally announcing the setting up of an industrial township authority in Howrah in three months. Surveys are on in full swing at the moment to determine the areas to be brought under the authority. Some 20,000 ... read..


 
Relax bank guarantee norms for ship construction orders by Navy: ASSOCHAM
Kolkata | Wednesday, Jul 19 2017 IST
The ASSOCHAM has approached the Defence Ministry, seeking relaxation for stringent bank guarantee norms required for the private sector shipyards which want to bid for construction of ships for the Indian Navy. As per the latest policy changes br ... read..


 
World's most innovative glaucoma treatment now available in Kolkata
Kolkata | Wednesday, Jul 19 2017 IST
Dr Agarwal's Eye Hospital, India's leading eye care chain, today launched Single pass four throw pupilloplasty, an innovative treatment modality for glaucoma, in the city. A medical breakthrough, Single pass four throw pupilloplasty was invented ... read..


 
Train services temporarily affected at Sealdah south section due to derailment of local train
Kolkata | Wednesday, Jul 19 2017 IST
Two wheels of the second coach from the front side of the Sonarpur Sealdah local (34417 Up) got derailed at platform no 13 of Sealdah (South) station at 1025 hours this morning, blocking both platform no13 and 14 of Sealdah (South) station. T ... read..


 
ED summons three Bengal ministers in Narada sting case
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 8:15:05 PM IST
The Enforcement Directorate has issued summons to three West Bengal Ministers - Suvendu Adhikari, Subrata Mukherjee and Firhad Hakim - to appear at the earliest for questioning in connection with the Narada sting probe, an official said on Wednesday. ... read..


 
HC orders on framing charges against Bimal Gurung and others in Madan Tamang murder case
Kolkata | Wednesday, Jul 19 2017 IST
Calcutta High Court today ordered to frame charges against Gorkha Janamukti Morcha chief Bimal Gurung and 22 others in Madan Tamang murder case, nearly seven years after the incident took place in heart of hill town Darjeeling. A two-judge bench, ... read..


 
Narada CEO appears before CBI officials in Kolkata
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
Narada News CEO Mathew Samuel on Wednesday appeared before the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials here to submit certain documents related to the ongoing Narada sting operation case. ... read..


 
EMU hits platform buffer at Sealdah station, gets partially derailed
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
An Electronic Metro Unit (EMU) got partially derailed after hitting the platform buffer at Sealdah south section here, injuring at least three passengers during the busy office hours on Wednesday morning. ... read..


 
GSI to induct RV with shallow water drilling capacity
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 2:15:05 PM IST
The GSI will induct a state-of-the-art research vessel (RV) with shallow water drilling capability by early 2019, a statement said on Wednesday. ... read..


 
24 injured as train hits guard wall
Kolkata | Wednesday, Jul 19 2017 IST
At least 24 passengers were injured when a Sonarpur-Sealdaha UP local train dashed against the buffer at Platform No. 13 on the southern section here this morning. Sources said the train was running at a faster speed than the stipulated one followi ... read..


 
Shastri has always had a positive mindset: Saha (IANS interview)
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 12:45:05 PM IST
India wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha on Wednesday said that new coach Ravi Shastri has always had a "positive" mindset when he was the team director and that he was looking forward to working with him again on the Sri Lanka tour. ... read..


 
New ISL club Jamshedpur FC to rely on its young talent
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 12:45:05 PM IST
New Indian Super League (ISL) club Jamshedpur FC are promising to dish out an attractive brand of football in their debut season where they will get to test their youthful talent developed at the Tata Football Academy (TFA). ... read..


 
Park with replicas of Howrah Bridge, Vidyasagar Setu to come up in Patuli
Kolkata | Wednesday, Jul 19 2017 IST
Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) is converting two large areas previously used as garbage dumps into parks in Patuli on the southern fringes of Kolkata. The areas are adjacent to the EM Bypass. The first area measures 200 feet by 75 feet. It w ... read..


 
Mamata seeks to make Digha an even better tourist attraction
Kolkata | Wednesday, Jul 19 2017 IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has instructed the East Midnapore district administration to take up a slew of initiatives to make Digha a better place for tourists. She pointed out that the sea beach and its surrounding areas must be kep ... read..


 
All India ITR to offer free income tax filing assistance for Indian Armed Forces
Kolkata | Tuesday, Jul 18 2017 IST
All India ITR (www.allindiaitr.com), a government authorized e-filing website, launched a unique platform today offering income tax return services for the Indian armed forces. By introducing this new platform, All India ITR aims to help armed pers ... read..


 
Ganguly refuses to comment on Bharat Arun's appointment
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 11:15:05 PM IST
Former India captain and part of the three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday refused to comment on the re-signing of Bharat Arun as the bowling coach of the Indian cricket team till the 2019 ICC World Cup. ... read..


 
3 arrested for heckling India cricketer Shami
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
Three persons were arrested by the police in connection with the manhandling of India cricketer Mohammed Shami in front of his apartment in the southern part of the city July 15. ... read..


 
SER to run of weekly spacial trains between Santragachi and Hatia
Kolkata | Tuesday, Jul 18 2017 IST
South Eastern Railway (SER) has been decided to run five pairs of Special trains between Santragachi-Hatia-Santragachi during the period from July 21 to August 19 to clear the extra rush of passengers. The Special Train (02876) leaving Santragachi e ... read..


 
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