Island News

Port Blair, 10 Feb 2016/--/NCC Directorate Tamilnadu, Pondichery and Andaman and Nicobar Islands is organizing a National Integration Camp at Brichgunj, Port Blair, from 9th  to 20th  February, 2016. A total of 180...
Port Blair, 10 Feb 2016/--/The Standing Committee on Information Technology is scheduled to arrive at Port Blair on February 11, 2016 on a two-day visit to the Islands. The itinerary of the committee includes discussion...
Port Blair, 10 Feb 2016/--/A 55-year old woman who was missing from her Herpatabad residence since 5th February was found dead three days later on 8th February at Alexander Island of Wandoor zone.  The Forest Department...

West Bengal & Other States

Kolkata, 10 Feb 2016/--/The family of Sunil Upadhyay, the Indian Museum whistleblower who disappeared on July 3 2014, today filed a petition at Alipore court seeking re-investigation into the case by a senior CID officer as the agency which was probing it drew a blank and filed a report in the...
Kolkata, 10 Feb 2016/--/The tourism department of West Bengal has rolled out its first phase of advertising campaign with a fresh brand identity to woo tourists. The state government had recently announced the decision to change its tourism brand from 'Beutiful Bengal' to Experience Bengal....

Sports News

Mirpur, 9 Feb 2016/--/Three-time champions India continued their invincible run to enter the ICC Under-19 World Cup final for a fifth time with an emphatic 97-run win over Sri Lanka in the semifinals here on Tuesday....
New Delhi, 9 Feb 2016/--/Aaron Finch was on Tuesday replaced by Steve Smith as T20 skipper, as Australian selectors named their 15-member squad for World Twenty20 which begins next month in India. Another interesting...

Hills (Darjelling) News

Darjeeling, 9 Feb 2016/--/The Darjeeling Hills has helped Bengal achieve a rare record feat of winning eleven gold medals and also making it the team champions, in the recently concluded 35th Senior and Junior Taekwondo...
Darjeeling, 7 Feb 2016/--/The Gorkhaland Territorial Administration, taking a leaf out of the book from neighbouring Sikkim, intends to emulate and promote religious tourism in the hills as well. Sikkim has witnessed a...
PANIGHATTA (MIRIK), 7 Feb 2016/--/While hundreds of workers of the closed Panighatta Tea Estate have been forced to stay without any work since October 10, estate staffers Dhurva Sharma (56) and P K Pal (54) have been...

National News

Mumbai, 10 Feb 2016/--/The deposition of Pakistani American terrorist David Coleman Headley before a court here for the third consecutive day, was today adjourned till tomorrow due to a technical problem in the video-...
Hyderabad, 10 Feb 2016/--/Telangana legislators are pushing for a substantial hike in their salaries and it was being considered by the TRS government but the demand was questioned by opposition Congress which today...

Business News

Mumbai, 10 Feb 2016/--/Gold prices slipped modestly, breaking its seven-session winning streak at the bullion market here on emergence of profit-taking by stockists and investors at existing higher levels amid weak...
Mumbai, 10 Feb 2016/--/Extending gains against the American currency for the second straight day, the rupee firmed up by another 5 paise to 67.85 per dollar on persistent selling of dollars by banks and exporters in...

Market Watch

Mumbai, 10 Feb 2016/--/Market benchmark Sensex heavily lost ground on Wednesday and slumped by 262 points to hit a 21-month low despite firm European equities and positive US index futures as domestic lenders came under heavy selling pressure after posting disappointing quarterly numbers. The NSE...

Political Delicacies

7 Feb 2016/--/While the BJP is banking on the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose plank to increase its strength in West Bengal, the Congress continues to be confused. Rahul Gandhi seems to be in a dilemma ov...
24 Jan 2016/--/After Pranab Mukherjee, who is the next President of India? Despite the fact that there are still 18 months to go, speculation has already begun on who would be the next Rashtrapati aft...

North Bengal News

Siliguri, 10 Feb 2016/--/An elephant went on a rampage in a residential area in Siliguri today, damaging several houses and buildings. The elephant strayed from Baikunthapur forest area and entered Siliguri town. It was...
Malda, 10 Feb 2016/--/District Congress president and Malda north MP Mausam Noor has claimed that the strategy of Trinamool Congress to bring Yeasmin, the daughter of late Ghani Khan Choudhury on the political dais...
Siliguri, 9 Feb 2016/--/A two-day international conference on trafficking will be held at Siliguri this week and experts from various countries will take part in it. Anti-trafficking experts and government officials...

Echo World

Kathmandu/ New Delhi, 9 Feb 2016/--/Nepal's former Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, a moderate leader who had backed friendly ties with India and was instrumental in the ushering in of the new Constitution last year, died...
Melbourne, 1 Feb 2016/--/Police operations in Sydney have concluded at nine schools across Australia's largest city after bomb threats were received today following Friday's series of threats that turned out to be...

Reflex Action

10 Feb 2016/--/The specter of Partition continues to loom large in the politics of the subcontinent. How one imagines the Partition and how it came about is also intricately tied with how one imagines one self – this being particularly true for those born late enough to have no direct access to any...

Editorial

10 Feb 2016/--/The Prime Minister is repeatedly accusing ‘a family’ blocking the functioning of the RajyaSabha to take revenge for an electoral defeat that reduced the Congress party’s strength ‘from 400 to 40’, even though other parties do not want to obstruct the functioning of Parliament. This is a rhetoric because the Congress did not command a majority of 400 in the previous LokSabha. If it d...