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7 held for running call centres that duped US customers

Kolkata |Saturday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
Seven top officials and employees of two companies were arrested here for allegedly running illegal call centres that cheated US-based customers by using the name of Microsoft Corporation, a police officer said on Friday.... read..
 

Man nabbed for cheating job seekers, running fake website

Kolkata |Saturday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
Kolkata Police has arrested the alleged kingpin of a racket that ran a fake website in the name of the Public Service Commission in West Bengal to mislead and cheat job seekers, a senior officer said on Friday.... read..
 

Head coach Shastri shouldn't need a re-appointment, feels Ganguly

Kolkata |Friday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
BCCI President-elect Sourav Ganguly might not share the best of relations with Team India head coach Ravi Shastri, but the former India skipper has said that there shouldn't be a need for re-appointment of the head coach even though the ad-hoc Cricket Adv... read..
 

Abhijit, Amartya's faces to figure on Presidency's wall

Kolkata |Friday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
In a rare honour, the Presidency University on Thursday decided to emboss facsimiles of the faces of Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee and Amartya Sen - the two Nobel laureates in its list of distinguished alumni - on its wall.... read..
 

Kolkata in race to host India-Qatar WC qualifier in March

Kolkata |Friday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
The iconic Salt Lake Stadium could once again be packed to the rafters for an India game as it is in the race to host the Group E World Cup qualifier tie against Asian champions Qatar on March 26 next year.... read..
 

Jadavpur University deserves status of 'institute of eminence': WB Governor

Kolkata (West Bengal) | October 18, 2019 7:41:41 PM IST
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Friday said that Jadavpur University has a global reputation and it deserves the status of 'institute of eminence'.... read..
 

Dhankhar gets Z catgory security, Trinamool criticises move

Kolkata |Friday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
The continuing friction between West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee government and Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar intensified on Thursday with the Centre deploying the CRPF to provide him 'Z' category security cover, a decision the ruling Trinamool Congress called "... read..
 

ATK duo Anas, Jobby to miss homecoming in ISL opener

Kolkata |Friday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
Two sons of the soil, Anas Edathodika and Jobby Justin will not be taking the field against Kerala Blasters in the opening game of the sixth edition of the Hero Indian Super League at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi on October 20.... read..
 

SDF moves EC seeking deferment of Poklok Kamrang by-poll

New Delhi/Kolkata |Friday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
Alleging rampant poll-related violence and failure of the police to contain the unrest, the opposition SDF on Friday urged the Election Commission to defer by-polls to Sikkim's Poklok Kamrang Assembly constituency by four weeks.... read..
 

BJP-RSS using NRC, CAB to stoke communal passions: Yechury

Kolkata |Friday, 2019 11:50:53 AM IST
Any updation of the NRC beyond Assam would be "anti-people" with the BJP and the RSS endeavouring to use it to further their "divisive communal agenda" and ruin the country's secular fabric by fomenting "terror and mistrust", CPI-M General Secretary Sitar... read..
 

BSF trooper killed in firing by Border Guards Bangladesh (2nd Lead)

Kolkata |Friday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper was killed and another injured on Thursday when Border Guards Bangladesh fired on them after a flag meeting for securing the release of a fisherman in BGB's custody at Kakmarichar along the riverine international bord... read..
 

Mamata commits gaffe, lauds 'Abhishek Babu' as Nobel Prize winner

Kolkata (West Bengal) | October 17, 2019 4:41:37 AM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday made a gaffe by repeatedly talking about Nobel Prize laureate Abhijit Banerjee, as 'Abhishek Babu'.... read..
 

Eastern Air Command conducts fighter operations exercise at 6 civilian airfields

Kolkata (West Bengal) | October 17, 2019 2:41:44 PM IST
The Eastern Air Command of the Indian Air Force launched fighter operations from six civilian airfields under its area of command. The exercises will be conducted in two phases.... read..
 

Rohit & Mayank looking good at the top, but real test awaits in NZ

Kolkata |Thursday, 2019 2:45:05 PM IST
Indian cricket is full of Sourav Ganguly now. The former India captain and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President-elect had opined that Rohit Sharma should open the batting for India in Tests also, like he so successfully does in white-bal... read..
 

ISL commitment forces Sourav Ganguly to skip Ranchi Test

Kolkata |Thursday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President-elect Sourav Ganguly was keen to go and spend time with the Indian players as they gear up to play the third and final Test against South Africa in Ranchi from October 19, but he had to cancel the... read..
 

Will speak to selectors about Dhoni on Oct 24: Ganguly (Lead)

Kolkata |Thursday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President-elect and former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday said he will speak to the selectors about M.S. Dhoni's future and seek their opinion before giving his views during the meeting on October 24... read..
 

Exide Industries forays into manufacturing of e-rickshaws

Kolkata |Thursday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
Exide Industries Ltd, the country's largest stored energy solutions provider, announced its entry into India's burgeoning e-rickshaw market by launching its first model on Wednesday.... read..
 

Mamata calls Sourav part of her household

Kolkata |Thursday, 2019 10:20:53 AM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday lavished praise on BCCI President-elect Sourav Ganguly, calling him "ghorer chele" (member of my household).... read..
 

'Dissatisfied' Murshidabad victims' family seeks CBI probe

Kolkata |Thursday, 2019 10:20:53 AM IST
A day after police claimed to have cracked the sensational Murshidabad triple murder case, relatives of the slain primary school teacher on Wednesday sought a CBI probe and said they would approach the President as also the Union Home Ministry besides We... read..
 

Mamata meets Nobel winner's mother, seeks their services (Lead)

Kolkata |Thursday, 2019 10:20:53 AM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday visited the south Kolkata residence of Nobel Prize in Economics winner Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee and said her government was keen to utilise his services as also that of his mother, also an economist ... read..
 

Mamata goofs up in taking Nobel laureate's name

Kolkata |Thursday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday repeatedly goofed up in taking the name of this year's Nobel prize winner in Economics Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee, as she went on referring to him as "Abhishek Babu".... read..
 

Bhutanese citizens arrested with Royal Bengal Tiger skin

Kolkata |Thursday, 2019 7:45:05 AM IST
Two Bhutanese citizens were arrested after a Royal Bengal tiger skin was seized from them in Belakoba forest range of Jalpaiguri distict, forest department sources said.... read..
 

DRI seizes over 10 kg smuggled gold, arrests 6 in Bengal

Kolkata |Thursday, 2019 10:20:53 AM IST
Directorate of Revenue Intelligence sleuths arrested six persons and seized more than 10.5 kgs of smuggled gold along with Indian and Myanmarese currencies, cumulatively valued at Rs 4.20 crores, in two operations in Siliguri and Kolkata, an official said... read..
 

Will speak to selectors about Dhoni on Oct 24: Ganguly

Kolkata |Thursday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President-elect and former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday said he will speak to the selectors about M.S. Dhoni's future and seek their opinion before giving his views during the meeting on October 24... read..
 

BSF trooper killed in firing by Border Guards Bangladesh (Lead)

Kolkata |Thursday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper was killed and another injured on Thursday after Border Guards Bangladesh fired on them at a flag meeting at Kakmarichar along the riverine international border in West Bengal's Murshidabad district.... read..
 

Ganguly's rise to BCCI chief's post an inspiration for ATK players

Kolkata |Thursday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
ATK and Indian national team football players Pritam Kotal and Pronay Halder on Thursday hailed team co-owner Sourav Ganguly who is set to become the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president on October 23, saying the development has inspired... read..
 

Champions League slot a big motivation for ISL players: Habas

Kolkata |Thursday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
Two-time champions ATK head coach Antonio Lopez Habas on Thursday said the fact that Indian Super League (ISL) table toppers will now get a play-off place in the AFC Champions League is a big motivation for the players as they will rub shoulders with the ... read..
 

BSF trooper killed in firing by Border Guards Bangladesh

Kolkata |Thursday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper was killed and another injured in firing by Border Guards Bangladesh personnel alongside the riverine international border at Kakmarichar in West Bengal on Thursday, an official said.... read..
 

Banerjee's achievement bigger and terrific: Ganguly

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2019 6:45:05 AM IST
Congratulating Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee for winning the Nobel prize for Economics, former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday called it a "terrific" achievement.... read..
 

Dressing room very disappointed with performance against Bangladesh: Sunil Chhetri

Kolkata (West Bengal) | October 16, 2019 9:11:37 AM IST
India football skipper Sunil Chhetri on Wednesday expressed disappointment with the team's result against Bangladesh in the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers.... read..
 

Bengal is proud: Mamata congratulates Abhijit Banerjee, Sourav Ganguly

Kolkata (West Bengal) | October 16, 2019 6:41:42 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday was all praise for Nobel Prize laureate Abhijit Banerjee and former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly, saying that the entire state is proud of their achievements.... read..
 

India conceded a silly goal, have much to do: Coach Stimac

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2019 5:15:05 AM IST
Admitting that his team conceded a 'silly' goal, coach Igor Stimac on Tuesday said India have a lot to work on ahead of the next set of matches after they played out a hard fought 1-1 draw against much lower-ranked Bangladesh in a Group E Asian Qualifiers... read..
 

WC qualifier: India fight hard to draw against spirited B'desh

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2019 4:15:05 AM IST
India snatched a 1-1 draw from the jaws of defeat against much lower ranked Bangladesh to dent their chances of qualification in a Group E Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup tie at the packed Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Tuesday.... read..
 

Bangladesh draw unfortunate, team will learn from this: Bhutia

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
Former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia on Wednesday said India's 1-1 draw against Bangladesh in the Group E World Cup qualifiers was "unfortunate", adding that the team needs to learn from their mistakes and move on.... read..
 

Blue Tigers thank supporters for turning up in numbers

Kolkata (West Bengal) | October 16, 2019 6:11:36 PM IST
After playing an unexpected 1-1 draw against Bangladesh, the Blue Tigers are thankful to their supporters for coming out in larger numbers at Salt Lake Stadium on Tuesday.... read..
 

Would like Virat to focus on winning big tournaments: Ganguly

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president-elect and former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday said he would like to see the Indian team management focus on winning more ICC tournaments and that is an area he would like skipper Virat Kohl... read..
 

Trinamool leaders to visit over 2,000 villages, wards

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
Around 600 Block and Town Presidents of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress are visiting more than 2,000 villages and civic wards across the state from Tuesday following in the footsteps of party MLAs and other senior leaders as part of the mass reach... read..
 

We can't blame Sandhu for the goal: India coach Igor Stimac

Kolkata (West Bengal) | October 16, 2019 3:11:32 PM IST
After India's 1-1 draw against Bangladesh in the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers, Blue Tigers' coach Igor Stimac defended Gurpreet Singh Sandhu's error and said that the goalkeeper shouldn't be blamed for the goal.... read..
 

Bangladesh's goalkeeper was man of the match in my opinion: India coach Igor Stimac

Kolkata (West Bengal) | October 16, 2019 11:41:35 AM IST
After India's 1-1 draw against Bangladesh in the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers, Blue Tigers' coach Igor Stimac praised opponent's goalkeeper, saying that he was the man of the match in his opinion.... read..
 

Ensured food security of over 8.5 cr Bangla people through Khadya Sathi scheme: Mamata

Kolkata (West Bengal) | October 16, 2019 10:41:39 AM IST
The West Bengal has ensured food security to more than 8.5 crore people residing in the state under the 'Khadya Sathi' scheme, claimed Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on the occasion of World Food Day.... read..
 

Happy to get an opportunity in a tough situation: Ganguly

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly is all set to become the President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) after the affiliated units of the cricket board unanimously selected him for the top job in Mumbai on Monday. Back in the City of Jo... read..
 

Would like Virat to focus on winning big tournaments: Ganguly (Lead)

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2019 4:15:05 AM IST
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president-elect and former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday said he would like to see the Indian team management focus on winning more ICC tournaments and that is an area he would like skipper Virat Kohl... read..
 

Mamata visits Nobel winner's Kolkata house, meets mother

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday visited the south Kolkata residence of Nobel prize winner Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee and spoke to her mother and other relatives.... read..
 

BSF apprehends 8 intruders, cough syrup smuggler in Bengal

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
Border Security Force personnel apprehended eight Bangladeshi intruders, and a smuggler of cough syrup Phensedyl, during raids in different locations of the India-Bangladesh border around Tuesday-Wednesday midnight, officials said.... read..
 

Nikhat to approach Rijiju as BFI backs Mary Kom for Oly qualifier

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2019 10:45:08 PM IST
Asian Championships bronze medallist Nikhat Zareen cried foul on Wednesday after the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) hinted that there would no trial between her and Mary Kom in the 51kg category for participating in the Tokyo Olympic qualifiers in Wuhan... read..
 

WB Governor says deeply hurt over treatment given, hopes ruling Trinamool will do soul searching

Kolkata (West Bengal) | October 15, 2019 3:11:50 PM IST
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar said on Tuesday that he was deeply hurt and disturbed by the treatment meted out to him by the state government at a Durga Puja event on October 11 and termed it as an "insult".... read..
 

India need to win big tournaments: Sourav Ganguly

Kolkata (West Bengal) | October 15, 2019 10:11:35 PM IST
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president post nominee and former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday said that the Indian team has to win big tournaments.... read..
 

Virat Kohli is a champion player: Sourav Ganguly

Kolkata (West Bengal) | October 15, 2019 6:41:49 PM IST
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has praised the current skipper Virat Kohli calling him a 'champion player'.... read..
 

Awaiting ITF decision on Davis Cup venue against Pak: Bhupathi

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
Non-playing captain Mahesh Bhupathi has revealed that India will wait till November 4 for the International Tennis Federation (ITF) to possibly change the venue of their Davis Cup tie against Pakistan after expressing reluctance to travel to the neighbour... read..
 

Women's and Jr team coaches to watch India-B'desh game

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
The Indian football staff including the women's national team coach and junior coaches will be in attendance as the men's side take on Bangladesh in a Group E Asian Qualifiers match for the FIFA World Cup tie at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here... read..
 

Bengal Governor congratulates Abhijit Banerjee on Nobel

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Monday congratulated Abhijit Banerjee for being awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for 2019.... read..
 
 
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