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We will also not have it very easy on grass: India coach Zeeshan Ali

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
Although India have been keen on playing on grass for their Davis Cup World Group qualifier against Italy, national coach Zeeshan Ali on Wednesday said it won't be so easy for the hosts considering the players haven't played on grass for a long time.... read..
 

There was mutual frankness between Bengal and Mahatma: Gopalkrishna Gandhi

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2019 2:45:04 PM IST
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi saw Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose as a person of extraordinary energy and fervour and one who was not to be trifled with, former West Bengal Governor and Gandhi's grandson Gopalkrishna Gandhi said.... read..
 

Books on science should be humane: Nobel Laureate Venkatraman Ramakrishnan

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2019 3:15:04 PM IST
Nobel Laureate Venkatraman Ramakrishnan said books on science should deal with human aspects of the scientists for better communication rather than the highly sanitised versions that are usually seen in science writings.... read..
 

There was mutual frankness between Bengal and Mahatma: Gopalkrishna Gandhi (Lead)

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi saw Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose as a person of extraordinary energy and fervour and one who was not to be trifled with, former West Bengal Governor and Gandhi's grandson Gopalkrishna Gandhi said.... read..
 

ITC net profit rises 3.85% in Q3 (Lead)

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2019 6:45:06 PM IST
FMCG major ITC Ltd on Wednesday reported a 3.85 per cent year-on-year (y-o-y) growth in its standalone net profit to Rs 3,209.07 crore for the third quarter ended on December 31, 2018 as compared to Rs 3,090.20 crore in the corresponding period last year.... read..
 

Netaji's 122nd birth anniversary celebrations remind 'quality leadership'

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2019 7:45:04 PM IST
Remembering freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his 122nd birth anniversary, former West Bengal Governor and Mahatma Gandhi's grandson Gopalkrishna Gandhi on Wednesday said today's "political leadership wears a crown of money" and people need to... read..
 

We are big underdogs, but have faith in team's experience: Bhupathi

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2019 7:45:04 PM IST
Terming India as "big underdogs" going into the Davis Cup World Group qualifier rubber against Italy, non-playing captain Mahesh Bhupathi on Wednesday reiterated that his boys have the best chance of winning on grass and they also have the experience to m... read..
 

Smriti Irani's chopper fails to land in Bengal's Suri, BJP alleges conspiracy

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Union Minister and BJP leader Smriti Irani, who was scheduled to address a public meeting at Suri in West Bengal's Birbhum district on Wednesday, could not reach the venue after her chopper failed to land due to lack of daylight, a state BJP leader said, ... read..
 

Top two seeds Baszak, Sacco bow out of ITF juniors

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2019 8:45:04 PM IST
There were some major upsets in store on Wednesday at the red clay courts of the Dakshin Kalikata Sansad as the top two seeds Weronika Baszak of Poland and Federia Sacco of Italy bowed out in the pre quarter finals of the girls Singles event of the ITF ju... read..
 

Indians won't tolerate intimidation, LS polls may bring some good news: Rajmohan Gandhi (IANS Interview)

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2019 1:15:05 PM IST
Indians will not tolerate an atmosphere of "coercion, intimidation and bullying" any more and the upcoming general elections may bring some change, says historian and biographer Rajmohan Gandhi.... read..
 

Tea gardens' plea for advancing resumption dates rejected

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2019 11:15:04 PM IST
Following a request from six north Bengal tea gardens for advancing the dates for resumption of plucking operations, an expert committee of the Tea Board rejected their plea after inspection, an official said on Wednesday.... read..
 

There are more writers in India now than ever before: Bond

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2019 11:45:04 PM IST
Celebrated author Ruskin Bond on Wednesday said there are more writers in the country now than ever before and also hailed the reading culture among the youth of today.... read..
 

ITC net profit rises 3.85% in Q3

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2019 4:15:04 PM IST
FMCG major ITC Ltd on Wednesday reported a 3.85 per cent year-on-year (y-o-y) growth in its standalone net profit to Rs 3,209.07 crore for the third quarter ending on December 31, 2018 as compared to Rs 3,090.20 crore in the corresponding period last year... read..
 

Ghosh eyeing return in Commonwealth Championships

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
Ace table tennis player Soumyajit Ghosh on Wednesday said he's eyeing a comeback in the Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships in June after being granted unconditional bail by the Barasat court.... read..
 

Mamata's opposition rally not enough to elevate her as face of opposition (News Analysis)

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 1:15:05 PM IST
Even as West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee went all out to bring leaders of 23 opposition parties on one stage and launched a stinging attack against the Narendra Modi regime at her 'United India Rally', political analysts said it might not be eno... read..
 

Operations at Haldia Dock resume as strike ends

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 8:45:06 PM IST
After operations came to a standstill following a strike by a section of the employees on Sunday evening at Haldia Dock Complex, activities resumed on Tuesday, an official said.... read..
 

3-member committee speaks to coach, manager on tonsuring issue

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 9:45:04 PM IST
The three-member committee, formed by the Bengal Hockey Association (BHA) to investigate the incident where junior players were allegedly asked to shave their heads after a loss, met the coach and the team manager on Tuesday and heard their versions of th... read..
 

Poland's Baszak enters pre-quarters of ITF Juniors

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 8:15:06 PM IST
Top seed in the girls singles draw, Weronika Baszak of Poland, whitewashed Priyanshi Sharma to enter the pre-quarter finals of the ongoing ITF Juniors tennis tournament, held at the red clay courts of the Dakshin Kalikata Sansad here on Tuesday.... read..
 

People now believe there is an alternative to BJP: Tharoor (IANS Interview)

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
Going by the results of the recent Assembly polls, senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor feels the ruling BJP is now in choppy waters across the Hindi belt and people now "genuinely" believe there is an alternative to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.... read..
 

Davis Cup preparations in full swing at South Club

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
As the Indian team arrived in the city on Tuesday for their Davis Cup World Group qualifier rubber against Italy, preparations at the South Club -- which is hosting the competition after a gap of 16 years -- were in full swing with a tubular gallery being... read..
 

3-member committee to probe Bengal U-19 hockey squad's tonsuring

Kolkata |Monday, 2019 2:15:05 PM IST
A three-member committee will be formed by the Bengal Hockey Association (BHA) to investigate the matter of Under-19 Bengal hockey squad players being asked to shave their heads following a defeat in a junior level match.... read..
 

Five held in Bengal with leopard skin worth Rs 10 lakh

Kolkata |Monday, 2019 8:45:20 PM IST
Five people were arrested in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district for trafficking a leopard skin worth Rs. 10 lakh from Gorumara enroute to Nepal, Belacoba Forest Range Officer Sanjay Dutta said on Monday.... read..
 

Over 65 writers to take part in 6th Kolkata Literature Festival

Kolkata |Monday, 2019 8:45:30 PM IST
Over 65 writers, including three established Dalit writers, will enrich the audience at the sixth Kolkata Literature Festival (KLF) which is part of the 43rd International Kolkata Book Fair (IKBF), organisers said on Monday.... read..
 

We need to delve deep into the head-shaving incident: Gurbux

Kolkata |Monday, 2019 8:45:35 PM IST
Former hockey Olympian Gurbux Singh on Monday expressed shock at the incident where junior players were allegedly asked to shave their heads after a loss, saying there is urgent need to go deep into the matter and examine who is at fault as it is a "bad a... read..
 

Clearance finally given for Amit Shah's chopper in Bengal: BJP

Kolkata |Monday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
Amid high drama over denial of permission for facilitating the landing of BJP President Amit Shah's chopper in West Bengal's Malda ahead of his rally on January 22, the state BJP leadership on Monday said they have finally received the clearance at two pl... read..
 

There's nothing called Writer?'s Block: Pulitzer-Winner Andrew Sean Greer (IANS Interview)

Kolkata |Monday, 2019 12:15:05 PM IST
Pulitzer Prize Winner Andrew Sean Greer says there is nothing called a Writer's Block and being attentive to surroundings is the key for writers.... read..
 

Srei to augment capital for infrastructure, equipment finance businesses

Kolkata |Monday, 2019 8:45:10 PM IST
Srei Infrastructure Finance Limited has decided to augment the capital of its infrastructure finance and equipment finance businesses, a company official said here on Monday.... read..
 

'MeToo' movement initiated conversation, gave courage, invited policies: AKLF panelists

Kolkata |Sunday, 2019 3:15:04 PM IST
The conversation started by the 'MeToo' movement is transformative and people should trust when people share their 'wounds', according to a panel discussion at the 10th edition of Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival (AKLF).... read..
 

Nehru, Patel together built India after Gandhi: Historian

Kolkata |Sunday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
Noted historian Ramachandra Guha, whose latest book is a biography of Mahatma Gandhi, said on Sunday that Jawaharlal Nehru and Sardar Patel together built India after Gandhi's assassination in 1948.... read..
 

Need to have decentralised system for implementing policies: Bimal Jalan

Kolkata |Sunday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
Amid controversies over the independence of various institutions in the country under the present Central government, former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Bimal Jalan on Sunday said there should be a decentralised system in terms of implementing po... read..
 

Opposition's prime ministerial candidate still remains a question mark

Kolkata |Sunday, 2019 1:15:04 AM IST
The issue of who would be the prime ministerial candidate of the anti-BJP political parties continued to remain a big question mark despite the approaching Lok Sabha elections, though 23 of the outfits came together at a mega rally here on Saturday, givin... read..
 

SIT report a cover up of 2002 Gujarat riots: former Army officer

Kolkata |Sunday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
Lt General Zameer Uddin Shah (retd), whose explosive memoir "The Sarkari Mussalman" created a storm in 2018, said on Sunday that the SIT report that cleared then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's name is a "cover up" of the 2002 riots in the state.... read..
 

Modi regime testing time for India's democracy: Ex-Arunachal CM Apang

Kolkata |Saturday, 2019 1:45:04 PM IST
Former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Gegong Apang, who left the BJP after a four-year association earlier this week, said on Saturday the Narendra Modi regime has been a "testing time" for India's democracy and accused it of dividing the country.... read..
 

Opposition should have one goal, one vow to outcast BJP: Shourie

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | January 19, 2019 3:11:31 PM IST
Former Union minister and disgruntled BJP leader Arun Shourie said that the opposition must unite together for 'one goal, one vow' and that should be to "outcast the BJP".... read..
 

Around 20 parties project unity at rally with an aim of ousting Modi government

Kolkata (West Bengal), [India] | January 19, 2019 8:41:32 PM IST
Leaders of around 20 non-BJP parties, joined by BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha, on Saturday came together at a rally organised by Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee here and pitched for unity for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections to oust the Modi governmen... read..
 

Anti-BJP parties to take EVM issue to EC

Kolkata |Saturday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Demanding withdrawal of electronic voting machines (EVM) in the coming general elections, 23 anti-BJP parties on Saturday decided to form a four-member committee to prepare a draft on EVM issues to place before the Election Commission (EC), said West Beng... read..
 

BJP should prepare for culture of misusing central probe agencies: Akhilesh Yadav

Kolkata (West Bengal), [India] | January 19, 2019 8:11:37 PM IST
Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday warned the ruling BJP about leaving behind a culture of misuse of central investigative agencies and said it should be ready to face the same in future.... read..
 

Show-cause notices will be issued to MLAs abstaining from CLP meeting in Karnataka, says Kharge

Kolkata (West Bengal), [India] | January 19, 2019 8:11:34 PM IST
Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Saturday said that the party would issue a show-cause notice to two MLAs who did not attend the CLP meeting held in Bengaluru on Friday, asking for an explanation from them.... read..
 

'Khamosh': Shatrughan Sinha avoids question on Ram Temple

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | January 19, 2019 7:11:37 AM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shatrughan Sinha on Friday avoided media when he was asked about the Ayodhya land dispute case.... read..
 

Northeast burning because of Citizenship Amendment Bill: Lalduhawma

Kolkata |Saturday, 2019 2:15:05 PM IST
Criticising the Citizenship Amendment Bill, Zoram Nationalist Party leader Lalduhawma on Saturday said the entire Northeast was "burning" because of its after effects and appealed to all parties in the region to sever links with the BJP.... read..
 

Tens of thousands attend Bengal's mega anti-BJP rally

Kolkata |Saturday, 2019 2:15:05 PM IST
Tens of thousands of enthusiastic workers and supporters, including a man on a wheelchair, attended the mega anti-BJP rally at the historic Brigade Parade ground here on Saturday raising their voices against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.... read..
 

Subhash Chandra Bose fought Britishers, we have to fight thieves: Hardik Patel

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | January 19, 2019 1:41:31 PM IST
Patidar quota agitation leader Hardik Patel likened the current NDA government to thieves and said while freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose fought with the Brithishers, the opposition parties along with the people of the country have to fight with theiv... read..
 

PM Modi, Amit Shah 'afraid' of grand alliance, says Singhvi

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | January 19, 2019 7:11:40 AM IST
Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Friday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah are "afraid" of the grand alliance and that's why they keep on poking fun at it.... read..
 

Shourie, Yashwant at anti-Modi front: Field joint Opposition candidate to oust BJP

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | January 19, 2019 3:41:33 PM IST
Former BJP ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie on Saturday shared dias with a conglomeration of opposition leaders here and pushed for intensive efforts to oust the Narendra Modi government, feeling it was doable.... read..
 

Kumaraswamy questions Modi's commitment to remove corruption

Kolkata |Saturday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
Accusing the BJP of using money power to destabilise his government by poaching Congress legislators, Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Friday questioned Prime minister Narendra Modi's claims of fighting corruption.... read..
 

Opposition leaders meet Mamata ahead of 'anti-BJP rally'

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | January 19, 2019 11:41:36 AM IST
Key opposition leaders including SP Chief Akhilesh Yadav, DMK president MK Stalin, former prime minister Deve Gowda, and TDP Chief Chandrababu Naidu met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ahead of the TMC-led mega rally on Saturday.... read..
 

Tumultuous welcome for Mamata at Brigade Ground

Kolkata |Saturday, 2019 12:15:04 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee received a tumultuous welcome as she reached the Brigade Parade Ground for the opposition's mega anti-BJP rally on Saturday.... read..
 

UPA III more likely than NDA III: Tharoor

Kolkata |Saturday, 2019 12:15:04 PM IST
Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor feels his party is "on the march" and even if it bags lesser seats than the ruling BJP in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, it can still form a UPA-III government with the help of its allies.... read..
 

Modi regime testing time for India's democracy: Ex-Arunachal CM Apang (Lead)

Kolkata |Saturday, 2019 2:15:05 PM IST
Former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Gegong Apang, who left the BJP after a four-year association earlier this week, said on Saturday the Narendra Modi regime has been a "testing time" for India's democracy and accused it of dividing the country.... read..
 

2019 LS polls is not for electing PM, but ending Modi-Shah regime: Kejriwal

Kolkata |Saturday, 2019 4:15:04 PM IST
Accusing the Narendra Modi and Amit Shah pair of planting hatred in the country, Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said the 2019 Lok Sabha elections will not be for electing a new Prime Minister but to remove the dictatorial BJP regime.... read..
 

BJP treating legislators like commodities: Kumaraswamy

Kolkata |Saturday, 2019 6:45:04 PM IST
Assailing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for trying to poach his party's MLAs by offering "huge amounts of cash", Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumarasawmy on Saturday said legislators were being treated as commodities.... read..
 
 
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