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Kolkata Keralities raise funds, relief
Kolkata | Monday, 2018 10:45:04 PM IST
Keralities living here are trying to raise funds and other relief materials to help people in flood-hit Kerala, a member of a city-based Malayali association said on Monday. ... read..


 
East Bengal's Kerala recruits rue flood crisis at home
Kolkata | Monday, 2018 9:45:04 PM IST
Goalkeeper K Mirshad is playing for East Bengal in the ongoing Calcutta Football League, but his mind is on the ravaging floods in his home state Kerala where his sister had to leave home. ... read..


 
Bengal to explore aid to MSMEs through SCBs: CM
Kolkata | Monday, 2018 9:45:04 PM IST
Acknowledging that MSMEs have limited access to bank credit, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said the state will explore the possibility of extending them financial help through state cooperative banks (SCBs). ... read..


 
6 lakh unemployed youths to be trained in WB to boost entrepreneurship:CM
Kolkata | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said as many as 6 lakh unemployed youths would be trained every year to boost entrepreneurship in the state. After inaugurating the 2018 edition of State MSME Conclave at the Biswa Bangla Convention Centre here, the c ... read..


 
Bengal colts get off to a winning start in Popular Cup
Kolkata | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
An all-around Cricket Association of Bengal (U-19) team won on basis of 99 run first innings lead against Andhra Red (U-19) in Popular Cup match in Andhra Pradesh today. Starting the day from 131/8 Andhra were bundled out for 136 runs. Prabhat Ma ... read..


 
Include all Indians in NRC list: Bengali refugees' body
Kolkata | Monday, 2018 8:45:05 PM IST
The Joint Action Committee for Bengali Refugees (JACBR) on Monday demanded the inclusion of all Indians in the draft NCR in Assam and grant of citizenship rights to those who arrived in the country on or before December 31, 2014. ... read..


 
Loneliness and Depression: An Emerging Healthcare Challenge for Elders
Kolkata | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
Loneliness and Depression among the elder population is now an alarming epidemic in India,and hence there's an immediate need to lessen depression and loneliness among the elder population of the country. In the past few years, India has been projecte ... read..


 
ASSOCHAM opens representative office in North America
Kolkata | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
Apex industry body ASSOCHAM has opened a representative office in North America with a view to strengthen India Inc's presence in the United States of America (USA). Chaired by Pavan Abraham, president, PeopleHive LLC, the North America office of The As ... read..


 
Kerala floods: Bengal migrant worker appeals to Mamata for help
Kolkata | Monday, 2018 5:15:04 PM IST
A migrant worker from West Bengal, stranded in the flood-ravaged Kerala, has made an appeal to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to rescue him and others like him. ... read..


 
Book depicting Farhan as Milkha not part of Bengal school curriculum
Kolkata | Monday, 2018 4:15:05 PM IST
After filmmaker-actor-singer Farhan Akhtar pointed out a "glaring error" made in a West Bengal school book which depicted him as legendary athlete Milkha Singh, Trinamool Congress MP Derek O'Brien on Monday said the book was not part of government schools ... read..


 
Bengal drawing up schemes for promoting renewable energy : Mamata
Kolkata | Monday, 2018 3:45:04 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said that the state government is drawing up major schemes for promoting renewable energy including solar. ... read..


 
Artists Forum indefinite strike demanding payment cripples Tolly studios, TV channels face serial crisis
Kolkata | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
Indefinite strike resorted by Artists Forum and technicians demanding pending payments has virtually crippled Tollywood studios for past three days and TV producers facing imminent crisis to telecast serials, many of them mega shows in prime time slots, e ... read..


 
Renewable Energy commemorates former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's birthday
Kolkata | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
The Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has declared August 20, the birthday of Late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, as "National Renewable Energy Day". To celebrate this memorable day throughout the state, the MNRE had introduced a progra ... read..


 
Kidney recipient Moumita Chakraborty dies of infection at SSKM Hospital
Kolkata | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
Organ recipient Moumita Chakraborty, who underwent a kidney transplant operation on Friday night at a government owned premier hospital in the city, died of suspected infection early today, the medics said. Twenty-four-year-old lady from Khardah in No ... read..


 
Mamata remembered former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his birth anniversary
Kolkata | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today remembered former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his birth anniversary. "Fondly remembering our former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi ji on his birth anniversary," Ms Banerjee posted on her social networki ... read..


 
Remarkable progress in MSME sector in seven years
Kolkata | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
The Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises and Textiles (MSME) Department has made remarkable progress in the last seven years. In every aspect, the department has shown marked progress as average bank credit flow per year has registered more than three times ... read..


 
Handloom and handicrafts sectors flourish in Bengal
Kolkata | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
The handloom and handicrafts sectors of Bengal have seen a massive revival in the recent times. From the issuance of identity cards, to the distribution of better equipment or the training of artisans the West Bengal Government has extended all help t ... read..


 
MSME Dept: Khadi sector sees remarkable improvement
Kolkata | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
The West Bengal Khadi & Village Industries Board, under the Micro, Small & Medium enterprises and Textiles Department, has made significant progress in helping artisans across Bengal get access to proper, organised fora. This has helped them in getting a ... read..


 
MSME: Marching ahead in Bengal
Kolkata | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
Bengal is a leading state in the country in micro, small and medium enterprises. The multi pronged strategy and continuous innovative interventions of the West Bengal Government during the last seven years towards promotion of MSME focusing on inclusive ... read..


 
Hilsa, an epicurean delight
Kolkata | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
Come monsoon. And the Bengali platter is incomplete sans Hilsa (ilish), considered as one of the tastiest fishes due to its distinctly soft oily texture, mouth-watering flavour and superb mouthfeel. The fish, locally called Macher Raja (king of f ... read..


 
Bengal MSME Conclave to be inaugurated today
Kolkata | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
On Monday the 2018 edition of the State MSME Conclave would be inaugurated by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The theme of this year's conclave is 'Destination Bangla'. Since its initiation, the conclave has become a major meeting point for those i ... read..


 
Won't accept Netaji's ashes without contesting DNA test: CK Bose
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | August 20, 2018 6:41:30 AM IST
West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) vice president and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's grandnephew Chandra Kumar Bose said that the nation and Netaji's family will not accept freedom fighter's presumptive remains which are kept in a Japanese temple with ... read..


 
Don't upload animal sacrifice pictures on social media: TMC leader
Kolkata | Sunday, 2018 10:45:06 PM IST
A Trinamool Congress parliamentarian on Sunday advised people to desist from uploading pictures of animal sacrifice on the social media on Eid-ul-Azha, so that the sentiments of no community are hurt. ... read..


 
Special train from Thiruvananthapuram to reach Howrah tomorrow
Kolkata | Sunday, Aug 19 2018 IST
The Thiruvananthapuram-Howrah-Thiruvananthapuram special(train no. 02641), which left Thiruvananthapuram yesterday at 1700 hours, will reach Howrah on the August 20 next at 15.15hours. According to press release issued by East Coast Railway(Waltair Div ... read..


 
Durga Puja pandal to offer grand glimpse of Chinese culture
Kolkata | Sunday, Aug 19 2018 IST
Pandals inspired by foreign lands and cultures are nothing new in Kolkata's biggest festival Durga Puja, but for the very first time, a city puja pandal would offer a grand glimpse of the Chinese culture in close association with the Chinese people. Mr Ma ... read..


 
Kolkata Puja Pandal to give grand glimpse of Chinese culture
Kolkata | Sunday, Aug 19 2018 IST
Pandals inspired by foreign lands and cultures are nothing new in Kolkata's biggest festival Durga Puja, but for the very first time, a city puja pandal would offer a grand glimpse of the Chinese culture in close association with the Chinese people. Mr Ma ... read..


 
GM Dibyendu Barua wins Rapid Chess
Kolkata | Sunday, Aug 19 2018 IST
Grandmaster Dibyendu Barua emerged as the champion in the Paritosh Bhattacharyya Memorial Rapid Chess Tournament with 6.5 from a possible 7 which was held at Kshudiram Anushilan Kendra here on Sunday. Over 200 players participated in the seven round rapi ... read..


 
Mamata Banerjee announces a contribution of Rs 10 cr for Kerala floods
Kolkata | Sunday, Aug 19 2018 IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today announced a doantion of Rs 10 crore for Kerala, which has been facing an unprecedented nature's fury for past weeks. "We are also ready to extend all other assistance and support that may be needed to tack ... read..


 
UNICEF praises Bangla's social welfare schemes
Kolkata | Sunday, Aug 19 2018 IST
The India head of the United Nations children's welfare organisation, UNICEF, recently praised highly the social welfare schemes run by the West Bengal Government. The Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress Government has been a leading lig ... read..


 
East Bengal footballers collect funds for Kerala flood victims
Kolkata | Sunday, 2018 6:45:08 PM IST
In a show of solidarity for the flood-ravaged Kerala, city soccer giants East Bengal raised funds from the spectators after their Calcutta Football League game against Aryan Club on Saturday night. ... read..


 
Heart goes out for those left out from draft NRC: Mamata
Kolkata | Sunday, 2018 6:45:07 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, on World Humanitarian Day, tweeted that her heart goes out to those 40 lakh people left out of the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam. ... read..


 
Bengal government contribute Rs 10 crore to Kerala as relief fund
Kolkata | Sunday, Aug 19 2018 IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said the state government will contribute Rs 10 crore to Kerala as relief fund following the devastating floods. "My heart goes out to the people of Kerala battling #KeralaFloods In this hour of ... read..


 
East Bengal continues building a stronger team as it signs Nigerian Footballer Gambo Muhammad
Kolkata | Sunday, Aug 19 2018 IST
Quess East Bengal FC (QEBFC) announced that it has signed Nigerian International footballer and prolific striker Gambo Muhammad for the 2018-2019 football seasons. Gambo, who has moved from Nigerian Premier Division club Kano Pillars, is one of t ... read..


 
East Bengal rope in Nigerian striker Gambo
Kolkata | Sunday, 2018 2:45:04 PM IST
City football giants East Bengal on Sunday announced the signing of Nigerian striker Mohammed Gambo for the 2018-19 season. ... read..


 
CEA expects to complete study on ideal power mix
Kolkata | Sunday, 2018 2:15:04 PM IST
The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) is expecting to complete its study on the "total system cost" to figure out the best power generation mix by 2030 in terms of cost and grid stability within this month, an official said on Sunday. ... read..


 
Groundwater depletion drying up Ganges in summer
Kolkata | Sunday, 2018 1:45:06 PM IST
Groundwater depletion in the Gangetic aquifers of north India is possibly causing a reduction in the base flow of the mega Himalayan river, leading to it drying up during summer, according to a study. ... read..


 
Bengal government announces Rs 10 cr to Kerala
Kolkata | Sunday, 2018 1:45:06 PM IST
West Bengal will contribute Rs 10 crore to Kerala as relief fund following the devastating floods, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Sunday. ... read..


 
Respecting human rights one of the basic tenets of Constitution : Mamata
Kolkata | Sunday, Aug 19 2018 IST
'' My heart goes out to the 40 lakh people who have become refugees in their own country because of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, '' commented West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday. '' Today is World Humanitarian Day ... read..


 
Safe Drive Save Life programme reduces accidents in Bengal
Kolkata | Sunday, Aug 19 2018 IST
To inculcate a sense of safe driving and responsible road behaviour among the people, the West Bengal government has embarked upon a statewide drive, 'Safe Drive, Save Life (SDSL ) campaign,' initiative to bring down road accidents and effect better traf ... read..


 
Organs of brain dead teenager from Bengal save three lives
Kolkata | Saturday, 2018 11:15:04 PM IST
Organs of a 15-year-old girl from West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district, who was declared brain dead at a city hospital, were donated to three critically ill patients on Saturday, the hospital authority said. ... read..


 
Bhagat, lower middle order save the day for Bengal colts
Kolkata | Saturday, Aug 18 2018 IST
A Captain's knock by Abhijeet Bhagat aided by a determined lower middle order helped Cricket Association of Bengal (U-19) post 235 all out against Andhra red (U-19) in Popular Cup in Andhra Pradesh today. Electing to bat first CAB U-19 scored 235 al ... read..


 
Legend of 'Gumnami Baba' to come alive on silver screen
Kolkata | Saturday, 2018 8:45:06 PM IST
Evergreen Bengali hero Prosenjit Chatterjee will play the title role in an upcoming film on the curious case of "Gumnami Baba", a man many assumed to be the legendary freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. ... read..


 
Two women mowed down by local train in Bengal
Kolkata | Saturday, 2018 8:15:07 PM IST
Two women were killed on Saturday after they were knocked down by a speeding local train near Belgharia railway station under the Eastern Railway's Sealdah division, a Government Railway Police (GRP) officer said. ... read..


 
Mamata condoles Kofi Annan's demise
Kolkata | Saturday, Aug 18 2018 IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday condoled the passing away of former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan. In her condolence message, Ms Banerjee said, '' Today we mourn the passing away of Kofi Annan. He was an able diplom ... read..


 
Rupee to stabilise very soon: Official
Kolkata | Saturday, 2018 5:45:06 PM IST
The Indian rupee, which has been depreciating against the dollar on account of external factors, will "stabilise" soon with the fundamental equation for trade unchanged, an official said here on Saturday. ... read..


 
Cameroonian defender Andr Bikey joins ATK
Kolkata | Saturday, Aug 18 2018 IST
After Grson Vieira, another versatile Cameroonian defender Andr Bikey joined the two-time ISL champions Atltico de Kolkata (ATK) squad. Primarily a defender who plays as a centre-back, he is also an asset in the midfield and is known for his te ... read..


 
Cameroonian defender Andre Bikey joins ATK
Kolkata | Saturday, 2018 4:15:07 PM IST
Two-time Indian Super League (ISL) champions ATK on Saturday announced the signing of Cameroonian defender Andre Bikey for the upcoming football season. ... read..


 
Mamata prays for those fighting Kerala flood
Kolkata | Saturday, Aug 18 2018 IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday prayed for giving strength to those fighting Kerala flood. Taking to Twitter, Ms Banerjee said, '' Words alone are not enough. Yet I must tell all my brothers and sisters of Kerala that our though ... read..


 
'Khuti Puja', a customary ritual before putting up pandals to initiate Durga Puja festivities
Kolkata | Saturday, Aug 18 2018 IST
With merely two months left for Durga Puja, the biggest festival of Bengal, several community Puja committees have organised 'khuti puja', a customary ritual before putting up pandals to initiate the festivities. '' Khuti puja has become the norm of s ... read..


 
World Humanitarian Day brings citizens to rally support for people living in crises
Kolkata | Saturday, Aug 18 2018 IST
Every year on August 19, World Humanitarian Day brings citizens of the world together to rally support for people living in crises and to pay tribute to the aid workers who help them. Emergencies cause immense suffering for millions of people usua ... read..


 
Working on rescheduling Mamata's visit to China: Envoy
Kolkata | Friday, 2018 9:45:05 PM IST
Chinese Consul General in Kolkata Ma Zhanwu on Friday said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's trip to that counrty earlier this year got cancelled due to "technical problems" from the Chinese side and revealed that they are working on rescheduli ... read..


 
A piece of China for Durga Puja visitors in Kolkata this year
Kolkata | Friday, 2018 8:45:07 PM IST
In a bid to boost cultural exchanges with eastern India, the Chinese consulate here has joined hands with a city-based Durga Puja committee to recreate a slice of authentic China in the marquee premises and would fly in a team of 25 artisans from Yunnan p ... read..


 
Bengal to add over 2000 mw of power capacity in next 5 years
Kolkata | Friday, 2018 7:45:04 PM IST
West Bengal, which has been incorporating the latest technologies to reduce transmission and distribution losses, is expecting to add over 2,000 megawatt (mw) of power in the next five years including 300 mw of solar power, a state minister said on Friday ... read..


 
Mamata's China visit cancelled due to some technical reasons: Consul General
Kolkata | Friday, Aug 17 2018 IST
Ma Zhanwu, Consul General of China in Kolkata, on Friday clarified that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's visit to China couldn't materialise due to some 'technical reasons' on part of the Chinese side. Talking to reporters here, Mr Zhanwu ... read..


 
Book on untold stories of unsung heroes of India's nationalist movement released
Kolkata | Friday, Aug 17 2018 IST
''Hamare Azadi ki Ladai'', a book containing untold heroic stories of unsung and unknown freedom fighters who fought for India's freedom was released at Oxford Bookstore on Friday. The book authored by renowned historian Govind Prasad Srivastava was forma ... read..


 
Being a disabled or a transgender cannot deprive an individual from enjoying basic rights of a citizen
Kolkata | Friday, Aug 17 2018 IST
Being a disabled or a transgender cannot deprive an individual from enjoying basic rights of a citizen and the society should embrace the transgender and disabled, treating them on equal terms with other citizens. Stating this at a seminar on Friday o ... read..


 
Humanitarian workers should be commended, supported and facilitated to save life and get the job done
Kolkata | Friday, Aug 17 2018 IST
Humanitarian workers are the backbone of every effective, life-saving humanitarian response. Though the role of a humanitarian worker is straightforward to provide life-saving assistance and long-term rehabilitation to communities affected by acu ... read..


 
Bangladesh looks to increase power import from India
Kolkata | Friday, 2018 6:15:06 PM IST
Bangladesh, which is importing around 700 megawatt (mw) of power from India, is looking to ramp up its electricity import from the country, an official of the neighbouring nation said here on Friday. ... read..


 
DVC plans 1,500mw pumped storage facility, to cost Rs 5,200 cr
Kolkata | Friday, 2018 5:45:04 PM IST
The Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) is planning to set up a 1,500mw pumped storage facility in Jahrkhand's Bokaro at an estimated cost of Rs 5,200 crore, an official said on Friday. ... read..


 
Why is Indian Real Estate Industry not able to harness the power of BIM? Ghosh
Kolkata | Friday, Aug 17 2018 IST
Architects and Engineers across the world are increasingly using technology to make their lives simpler and work faster, one such innovation that has changed the way construction sector functions is Building Information Modeling (BIM), according to Dir ... read..


 
Zoho Integrates with Uber for Business to Simplify Expense Reporting
Kolkata | Friday, Aug 17 2018 IST
Zoho today announced that it will import Uber for business trip receipts into Zoho Expense, its expense reporting and tracking software. With direct integration between the Uber and Zoho apps, business travelers no longer need to manually forward Ube ... read..


 
Abir Chatterjee has matured incredibly: Srijit Mukherji (Movie Snippets)
Kolkata | Friday, 2018 1:45:04 PM IST
Filmmaker Srijit Mukherji says Abir Chatterjee, whom he is working with in "Shah Jahan Regency", says the actor has matured incredibly since the last time they worked together in "Jaatishwar". ... read..


 
Kolkata: TMC MP hospitalised after taxi hits his car
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | August 17, 2018 1:41:31 PM IST
Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Kalyan Banerjee was hospitalised on Friday after a taxi rammed into his car in Kolkata, ignoring the traffic signals. ... read..


 
After CWG setback, squash star Ghosal ready to hit top gear at Asiad
Kolkata | Friday, 2018 12:15:07 PM IST
After enduring a disappointing Commonwealth Games (CWG) singles campaign, India's top-ranked squash player Saurav Ghosal feels he has recovered from the setback and is ready to put his best foot forward at the upcoming Asian Games. ... read..


 
Tetanus, an acute infectious disease
Kolkata | Friday, Aug 17 2018 IST
Tetanus is an acute infectious disease caused by spores of the bacterium Clostridium tetani. The spores are found everywhere in the environment, particularly in soil, ash, intestinal tracts/feces of animals and humans, and on the surfaces of skin and ... read..


 
Mamata govt declares state holiday on Friday to mourn death of Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Kolkata | Thursday, Aug 16 2018 IST
The Mamata Banerjee led government in West Bengal today declared a half-day state holiday in all the establishments on Friday to mark in respect of of departed statesman and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. According to Nabanna, the state ... read..


 
A leader for the ages ahead of his times
Kolkata | Thursday, Aug 16 2018 IST
In times of turbulence and disruption, a nation is blessed to have a leader who rises to become its moral compass and guiding spirit, providing vision, cohesion and direction to his people. And, in such a moment at the turn of the century, India fou ... read..


 
Kolkata family close to Vajpayee narrates his love for films, 'phuchkas'
Kolkata | Thursday, 2018 10:45:05 PM IST
A family in central Kolkata, who had hosted former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee during his visits to the city since 1956, on Thursday reminisced how the veteran politician fell in love with the Farooq Shaikh-Rekha-starrer 1981 film 'Umrao Ja ... read..


 
Vajpayee's death a personal loss: Bengal Governor
Kolkata | Thursday, 2018 9:45:04 PM IST
West Bengal Governor Keshri Nath Tripathi on Thursday termed the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as a "personal loss" and hailed him as one of the greatest politicians and diplomats in the world. ... read..


 
Nation has lost a statesman of independent India: Tata Sons Chairman
Kolkata | Thursday, Aug 16 2018 IST
Chairman of Tata Sons N Chandrasekaran, reacting to passing away of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, today said the nation has lost a statesman of independent India. "The nation has lost a statesman of independent India. An iconic leader on the ... read..


 
About 300 shooters to take part in Eastern Zone shooting championship from Aug 18
Kolkata | Thursday, Aug 16 2018 IST
About 300 shooters are expected to take part in the 3rd East Zone Shooting Championship, being organised at Asansol Rifle Club from August 18, West Bengal Riflle Association chief Debkumar Samata said here today. The 4-day competition, the second ... read..


 
High court stays election of WBMC till November
Kolkata | Thursday, Aug 16 2018 IST
A single-judge bench of Calcutta High Court on Thursday ordered an interim stay putting on hold the West Bengal Medical Council Election till November. Justice Tapabrata Chakraborty issued the ruling on a contempt petition filed by a charity, People ... read..


 
Not only India, but world has lost one of greatest politicians and diplomats : Tripathi
Kolkata | Thursday, Aug 16 2018 IST
West Bengal Governor Keshari Kath Tripathi today conveyed his heartfelt condolences at the sad demise of Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former Prime Minister of India. In a message, the Governor said, " I am deeply grieved to learn that our beloved ... read..


 
Chhetri rues football team's Asian Games snub
Kolkata | Thursday, 2018 8:45:05 PM IST
India captain Sunil Chhetri on Thursday said the football team needs to be given a chance to perform after the the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) decided not to allow the side to participate in the upcoming 2018 Asian Games. ... read..


 
Mamata condoles Vajpayee's demise
Kolkata | Thursday, Aug 16 2018 IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday expressed profound grief at the passing away of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, saying it was a very big loss to the nation. In her condolence message, she said, '' Very very saddened tha ... read..


 
Vajpayee's death big loss to nation:Mamata
Kolkata | Thursday, Aug 16 2018 IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today described the passing away of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee a big loss to the nation. Taking to her Twitter handle Banerjee, who had served in the AB Vajpayee ministry in the late nineties, said, 'ver ... read..


 
Vajpayee's death very big loss: Mamata
Kolkata | Thursday, 2018 6:45:12 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday termed former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's passing away a "very big loss" to the nation. ... read..


 
When Ajit Wadekar reminisced the summer of '71
Kolkata | Thursday, Aug 16 2018 IST
Former cricketer Ajit Wadekar, who led India to first Test cricket win in England and the West Indies is no more, but his feats will inspire generations. A lookback at India's first Test series wins in the West Indies and England were achieved under ... read..


 
PhonePe goes live as a payment option on the IRCTC Rail connect Android app
Kolkata | Thursday, Aug 16 2018 IST
PhonePe, India's fastest growing payments platform, has entered into a partnership with Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) to facilitate convenient, fast and secure payments through PhonePe on the IRCTC Rail connect Android app. As a ... read..


 
Mamata Banerjee saddens at demise of former Test captain of India Ajit Wadekar
Kolkata | Thursday, Aug 16 2018 IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee todaymourned the death of former cricketer Ajit Wadekar, who led India tofirst Test cricket win in England and the West Indies. Ajit Wadekar was 77 and is survived by his wife Rekha, two sons and adaughter. Wad ... read..


 
Mamata taking afternoon flight to Delhi to visit Vajpayee
Kolkata | Thursday, Aug 16 2018 IST
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will fly to Delhi this afternoon to visit former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee who has been put on life support system in AIIMS. The chief minister, who was in Mr Vajpayee's cabinet in the late nineties, will fly to ... read..


 
Depreciating rupee will kill small businesses: Mamata
Kolkata | Thursday, 2018 12:15:05 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said the devalued rupee will lead to increase of oil import bills and small businesses will be killed further post the demonetisation. ... read..


 
Mamata to visit former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Kolkata | Thursday, Aug 16 2018 IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will visit former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Thursday. Ms Banerjee will arrive Delhi later today to visit the ailing former PM. The BJP vete ... read..


 
Bengal Govt announces book grant for Govt school libraries
Kolkata | Thursday, Aug 16 2018 IST
The West Bengal Government has decided to allocate a total amount of Rs 40 crore for the libraries in all the State Government and State Government-aided schools in the State. Primary, Madhyamik and Higher Secondary levels schools will be included in the ... read..


 
Rare pengba fish given new lease of life by Bengal Govt
Kolkata | Thursday, Aug 16 2018 IST
Through an initiative of the West Bengal Fisheries Department, fish farmers in Haldia have started cultivating the fish, pengba. According to experts, this fish of the carp family (to which rohu, catla, silver carp, etc. belong) is very tasty and hence ... read..


 
Bengal Govt to initiate new model for infrastructure construction
Kolkata | Thursday, Aug 16 2018 IST
The West Bengal Government has decided to initiate a new model for its infrastructure construction projects. According to senior Government officials, this model, called HAM or Hybrid Annuity Model, would prove to be a major help for the State Government ... read..


 
Mamata pays homage to Sukanta Bhattacharya on his birth anniversary
Kolkata | Wednesday, Aug 15 2018 IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today paid homage to the 'Young Poet' Sukanta Bhattacharya on his birth anniversary. "Homage to the 'Young Poet' Sukanta Bhattacharya on his birth anniversary. He is best known for giving a voice to the marg ... read..


 
Nehru's statue found painted saffron in Bengal, later restored
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2018 11:45:04 PM IST
A statue of former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in West Bengal's West Burdwan district was said to have been painted saffron on Wednesday but the original colour was restored later. ... read..


 
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