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Mamata hails martyrs on Kargil Vijay Diwas
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday paid tributes to the martyrs to mark the Kargil Vijay Diwas. ... read..


 
No third Rajya Sabha term for Yechury is suicidal for CPI (M): Somnath Chatterjee
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | July 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
After the Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) CPI (M) decided to rule out nominating party general secretary Sitaram Yechury for a third consecutive Rajya Sabha term, former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee on Wednesday stated ... read..


 
Kolkata Metro services disrupted following fire
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 2:45:04 AM IST
Thousands of commuters returning home had a harrowing time as Metro services were disrupted between Central and Rabindra Sadan stations here late on Tuesday evening following a fire at an electrical sub-station. ... read..


 
Asian Paints net profit down 20% in Q1
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 11:15:04 PM IST
Paint manufacturer Asian Paints on Tuesday reported a 20.23 per cent fall in its consolidated net profit at Rs 440.74 crore for the quarter ended June 30, 2017 as compared to Rs 552.56 crore in the corresponding quarter last year. ... read..


 
Top rated BEd colleges to go out of NCTE regulation (Lead)
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 11:15:04 PM IST
The Human Resource Development Ministry, which aims to overhaul teachers' training in the country, on Tuesday announced that the best-rated Bachelor of Education colleges will be left out of the regulatory regime of the National Council for Teacher Educat ... read..


 
AFC approves AIFF proposal, grants official status to ISL
Kolkata | Tuesday, Jul 25 2017 IST
Following the recommendation from the All India Football Federation (AIFF), the Competitions Committee of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) approved that the ISL Champions will play in the AFC Cup. The significant decision was taken at a meeting hel ... read..


 
Better to discuss JNU's research than army tank issue: Minister
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development Mahendra Nath Pandey on Tuesday dubbed the controversy over demand to place a decommissioned tank in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) premises as "meaningless". ... read..


 
14 Bangladeshi nationals held for encroaching land
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
Fourteen Bangladeshi nationals, including four women and three minors, have been remanded to 14 days judicial custody by a West Bengal court on charges of encroaching on Indian territory without proper documents, police said. ... read..


 
Two killed as old house collapses in Kolkata (Lead)
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 8:45:05 PM IST
Two people were killed when an old two-storied building partially collapsed here on Tuesday, police said. ... read..


 
Bengal accuses DVC of flooding state by releasing water
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 8:45:05 PM IST
The West Bengal Irrigation Department on Tuesday protested the Damodar Valley Corporation's decision to release water from Panchet Dam, which it claimed has further worsened the inundation in the state's low lying areas. ... read..


 
How they CAN remove Rabindranath Tagore from the books: Mamata
Kolkata | Tuesday, Jul 25 2017 IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today questioned the omission of Rabindranath Tagore from the books. On the recommendation for removal of works by Tagore from NCERT textbooks, Ms Banerjee said, '' He is India's first Nobel lau ... read..


 
Tinplate Co India works with Tata Steel Europe to improve operations
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
Tata Steel subsidiary Tinplate Company of India Ltd, which is looking to undertake its business independently, has been working closely with Tata Steel Europe for the last eight-nine months for operational improvements, a company official said on Tuesday. ... read..


 
Top rated BEd colleges to go out of NCTE regulation
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 7:45:05 PM IST
The Human Resource Development Ministry, which aims to overhaul teachers' training in the country on Tuesday, said best-rated Bachelor of Education colleges will be left out of the regulatory regime of the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE). ... read..


 
Two die in Kolkata building collapse
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | July 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
At least two persons were killed after a building collapsed in Kolkata's Bowbazar area on Tuesday ... read..


 
Musicom of Red FM commences on July 29
Kolkata | Tuesday, Jul 25 2017 IST
Red FM, India's leading FM network, today announced the dates for its 16-day new IP 'Musicom', to be held in six cities around the country, which will kick off on July 29 at Nazrul Manch here. It would be followed by programme on July 30 at Siri Fort ... read..


 
Presidency University students press for sanitary pad vending machines
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
A section of Presidency University students here have launched a protest against higher rate of taxes on sanitary napkins under the new Goods and Services Tax regime and demanded installation of vending machines across the campus. ... read..


 
'No detention policy in schools up to states'
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 5:45:05 PM IST
The HRD Ministry on Tuesday asserted that the decision to scrap the "no-detention policy" for Classes 5 to 8 was taken in consultation with states and the final call to execute the amendment will be taken by them. ... read..


 
TMC serves notices seeking discussion in Parliament on suggestions for removal of Tagore from NCERT
Kolkata | Tuesday, Jul 25 2017 IST
West Bengal's ruling ruling Trinamool CongressRajya Sabha leader Derek O'Brien today served a notice under Rule 267 demanding suspension of business in the Rajya Sabha to discuss the issue of suggestions given to the Union Ministry of Human Resource De ... read..


 
Mamata may call on Home Minister Rajnath Singh after talks with PM Modi
Kolkata | Tuesday, Jul 25 2017 IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today likely call on Union Home minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi to discuss various state issues including unrest in Darjeeling and flood situation after she was being suggested by Prime Minister Narendra M ... read..


 
Mamata may call on Rajnath Singh after talks with PM
Kolkata | Tuesday, Jul 25 2017 IST
At the prodding of the prime minister, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is likely to call on Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi today to discuss various issues plaguing the state, including the Darjeeling unrest and the floods. Ms Banerjee, now ... read..


 
Kolkata: Building collapses in Bowbazar, few trapped
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | July 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Few people were fear trapped in the debris after a building collapsed in Kolkata's Bowbazar on Wednesday. ... read..


 
Trinamool Congress serves notices seeking discussion in Parliament on suggestions for removal of Tagore from NCERT
Kolkata | Tuesday, Jul 25 2017 IST
West Bengal ruling ruling Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha leader Derek O'Brien today served a notice under Rule 267 demanding suspension of business in the Rajya Sabha to discuss the issue of suggestions given to the Union Ministry of Human Resource Develo ... read..


 
City court rejectes CBI's plea for arrest warrant aganist Bimal Gurung, 21 others
Kolkata | Tuesday, Jul 25 2017 IST
A city court today rejected the CBI's plea seeking arrest warrant against Gorkha Janamukti Morcha chief Bimal Gurung , his wife Asha, party general secretary Rosan Giri and 19 others accused of murdering Akhil Bharatiya Gorkha League leader Madan Tama ... read..


 
State Govt to set up solar power facilities for riverine islands
Kolkata | Tuesday, Jul 25 2017 IST
Bengal's Department of Power and Non-Conventional Energy Sources has proposed providing access to solar power to the small islands in the state, with 30 to 50 families on each, in the Sundarbans Delta and other rivers. There are two major hindr ... read..


 
Baluchari, Kantha and Silk Mela at Salt Lake
Kolkata | Tuesday, Jul 25 2017 IST
A 20-day 'Baluchari, Kantha and Silk Mela' started on July 18 at Salt Lake Sector-III. It would continue till August 6. The fair is open every day from 2 PM to 8.30 PM. The fair is being organised by the State Department of Commerce and Indu ... read..


 
'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..


 
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