Island News

Port Blair, 17 Dec 2014/--/The visiting tourists and the locals heading for Mount Harriet, one of the popular tourist spots, are beholden to a passing glimpse of something lying ruins and rubble lying on the sea shore...
Port Blair, 17 Dec 2014/--/The cancellation of Spicejet flights between Port Blair and mainland over the last 2 days has resulted in a large number of tourists and other passengers stranded at Port Blair causing great...
Port Blair, 17 Dec 2014/--/‘Butterflies’, a registered voluntary organization working for protection and empowerment of  children, celebrated its Silver Jubilee at Nirmala School Auditorium, here  on 13th December. ...

West Bengal & Other States

KOLKATA, 18 Dec 2014/--/With trade unions calling for a 24- hour-long taxi strike to protest against West Bengal government's alleged apathy to improve their working condition, commuters in the city are in for a hard time tomorrow. The CITU and the AITUC have called the strike demanding a revised...
KOLKATA, 18 Dec 2014/--/West Bengal Governor K N Tripathi today warned protesting students of Jadavpur University that their certificates would be stamped stating they have boycotted the convocation. “It is up to them if they (students) do not receive”. The certificates will be sent to them by post...

Sports News

KOLKATA, 18 Dec 2014/--/It was in famous red-and-gold East Bengal jersey that 17-year-old Bhaichung Bhutia came into prominence back in 1995 and after nearly two decades, one of India's greatest ever footballer is going...
Margao, 18 Dec 2014/--/It was no hidden fact that Atletico de Kolkata coach Antonio Lopez Habas was in some discomfort during the proceedings of the semi-final between his team and hosts FC Goa, in the Indian Super...

Hills (Darjelling) News

MANGAN, 17 Dec 2014/--/Speaking as chief guest on the concluding session of the three day Public Information Campaign, Minister for Forest, Environment and Wildlife Management, Science & Technology, Mines, Minerals...
GANGTOK, 17 Dec 2014/--/The Bharatiya Sahitya Academy felicitated ten Sikkimese people for their contribution to social causes at a function organized at Panchasheel Ashram in Delhi on Monday. The academy’s Fellowship...
DARJEELING, 16 Dec 2014/--/The Darjeeling Chief Judicial Magistrate court on Tuesday sent Umesh Kami and Ganesh Chhetri, the two who were arrested in Assam last month with a huge cache of arms, to six days police remand...

National News

New Delhi, 18 Dec 2014/--/President Pranab Mukherjee today congratulated ISRO for its push in the direction of manned space missions with the successful launch of the GSLV-Mark III rocket as he hailed the feat as an "...
New Delhi, 18 Dec 2014/--/Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid arrived here today on a six-day official visit during which he will hold talks with Indian leadership with an aim to further strengthening the already close...

Business News

Washington, 18 Dec 2014/--/French engineering giant Alstom SA is in discussions with the US Department of Justice to settle charges of paying bribes to foreign government officials. The deal could result in the company...
Beijing, 18 Dec 2014/--/China's foreign exchange regulator Thursday expressed concerns over the devaluation of the Russian ruble, asking Chinese entities to take measures to avoid risks. Chinese enterprises and...

Market Watch

Mumbai, 18 Dec 2014/--/Snapping five days of losses, the BSE benchmark Sensex Thursday recorded its biggest one-and-a-half month gain of 416 points to reclaim 27,000-mark after US Fed said a rate hike was unlikely in the short-term boosting global markets. Value buying in the wake of steep losses...

Reflex Action

18 Dec 2014/--/For the last one week advocates of Delhi District Courts are on strike. They are agitating for the passage of Delhi High Court (Amendment) Act from Parliament in its winter session itself. They are going to demonstrate at the Parliament House and they are threatening to disrupt the tr...

Political Delicacies

14 Dec 2014/--/If the Congress has pulled out a mastercard to win at least one seat of Greater Kailash in the forthcoming Delhi Assembly elections  by fielding Sharmishtha Mukherjee,  daughter of Pres...
7 Dec 2014/--/Speculation is rife that the wily Thakur neta Amar Singh, after being rejected by all parties, is now all set to join the BJP. Soon after his term in  Rajya Sabha ended in the wake of Mu...

North Bengal News

SILIGURI, 17 Dec 2014/--/Entire north Bengal has been put on alert following the ghastly attack a military school in Pakistan and an intelligence report of Pakistani terrorist planning to attack India soon. “We are...
MALDA/SILIGURI, 17 Dec 2014/--/Students of Shivani Academy Girls’ High School locked their teachers in the staff room demanding the administration to allow them to sit for a retest of the pre-Madhyamik Examinations. The...
BANARHAT/NEW DELHI, 17 Dec 2014/--/The 107th National Day of Bhutan was celebrated with much fanfare at District Office grounds in the Indo-Bhutan border town of Samsay on Wednesday. Colourful cultural and traditional...

Video News

Echo World

Islamabad, 18 Dec 2014/--/In a decision that caused outrage in India, a Pakistani court today gave bail to LeT operations commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, a key planner of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, just a day...
Washington, 18 Dec 2014/--/India has made great strides in reducing both child and adult mortality since 1990, according to a new study that found adults and children in the country are living longer and healthier lives...

Editorial

18 Dec 2014/--/Terror has again recoiled on Pakistan – its chief sponsor, instigator and purveyor. The Pakistan Taliban made a suicide terror attack on an army school in Peshawar on Tuesday, killing as many as 132 children, and thirteen others. Ironically, Taliban (or its variant Taliban) means ‘students’ (plural of talib or student) in Pushtoo. It is this organization with such a preposterous nam...