Island News

Port Blair, 17 Apr 2014/--/At 10, Tamanna Balachandran became the world’s youngest certified scuba diver female when she plunged into the Havelock waters on Wednesday. With the feat accomplished at the Andaman’s oldest...
Port Blair, 17 Apr 2014/--/The three-day Joint Coastal Security Exercise conducted in the Andaman Sea concluded on Thursday.  The Central and State maritime stakeholders i.e A&N Administration, A&N Police,...
Port Blair, 17 Apr 2014/--/To mark Safety Week 2014, an Emergency Response Drill was conducted at Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (MD), Port Blair Terminal at Haddo on Thursday in coordination with Andaman & Nicobar...

West Bengal & Other States

Coochbehar (WB), 17 Apr 2014/--/Left parties have alleged attack on its party workers by Trinamool Congress in the district, where polling is on in the first phase of Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal today. CPI-M, in a complaint to the to the election commission authorities alleged that one of...
Kolkata, 17 Apr 2014/--/A city court today granted five days' custody of the wife and son of multi-crore Saradha scam accused Sudipta Sen to the Enforcement Directorate while rejecting their bail prayer in connection with a case under the Money Laundering Act. The chief judge of City Sessions Court...

Sports News

Abu Dhabi, 17 Apr 2014/--/He shone with the ball with a four-wicket haul but Mumbai Indians' pacer Lasith Malinga feels responsible for the team's IPL loss to Kolkata Knight Riders, saying that a dropped catch by him...
Mumbai, 17 Apr 2014/--/Heeding to the demands of some affiliated state units, the BCCI has decided to convene an Emergent Working Committee meeting here on April 20 to take stock of the developments relating to the case...

Hills (Darjelling) News

Darjeeling, 17 Apr 2014/--/The first phase of the Lok Sabha election in Bengal, in the Darjeeling parliamentary constituency, passed off peacefully without any major incident and with a high 80.13 per cent of votes...
MIRIK, 17 Apr 2014/--/The apex committee of the DDUDF has lodged a complaint with Kalimpong Police Station against BJP LS candidate SS Ahluwalia’s election agent DK Pradhan. The police complaint lodged by DDUDF apex...
MIRIK, 17 Apr 2014/--/Barring a few minor incidents, the overall voting process ended peacefully in all the 58 polling booths under Mirik block. The block is populated by around 42,000 voters and today they decided on...

National News

Mumbai, 17 Apr 2014/--/Seeking to scotch speculation about any change of plan after the elections, BJP president Rajnath Singh today said "only Narendra Modi will be the PM" and expressed confidence that the NDA will...
New Delhi, 17 Apr 2014/--/Admiral Robin Dhowan today took over as the Chief of Naval Staff, a post that was lying vacant for nearly two months, and declared his intent to focus on preventing mishaps that have plagued...

Business News

New Delhi, 17 Apr 2014/--/The Supreme Court Thursday held that the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) can audit the account books of private telecom companies which share revenue with the government for...
Bangalore, 17 Apr 2014/--/The country's third-largest software services firm Wipro Thursday posted a 28.8 per cent increase in profit to Rs 2,226.5 crore in the quarter ended March 31 on the back of improving global...

Market Watch

Mumbai, 17 Apr 2014/--/Snapping three-day losing string, the BSE benchmark Sensex Thursday surged by 351 points as investor sentiment got a boost from better-than-expected fourth quarter earning figures reported by TCS and HCL Tech. "The markets also took note of S&P report, which stated that...

Reflex Action

17 Apr 2014/--/Among the key candidates whose political fate will be decided on April 17 – the day on which ten constituencies in Madhya Pradesh go to polls - are state BJP President Narendra Singh Tomar (Gwalior) and Union Minister of State Jyotiraditya Scindia (Guna)           In Guna and the neig...

Political Delicacies

13 Apr 2014/--/Priyanka Gandhi may not be the Congress candidate against Narendra Modi but she is likely to campaign in Varanasi. Despite the overwhelming demand for fielding Priyanka against Modi, he...
30 Mar 2014/--/The Congress leadership is scared to face tough questions. The one-time press conference of the Congress top brass in five years was a tame affair, to say the least. The press conferenc...

North Bengal News

Malda, 17 Apr 2014/--/TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee launched her first election campaign underneath a mango orchard at Bakshinagar ground here, 12km away from Malda town. Thereafter, she travelled to Chanchal and...
Malda, 17 Apr 2014/--/West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today had a narrow escape after a fire broke out in the hotel room she was staying at in Narayanpur of Old Malda district to campaign for the April 24 Lok...
Siliguri, 17 Apr 2014/--/The first phase of Lok Sabha Elections in Bengal at seven Bidhan Sabha segments under Darjeeling District was conducted peacefully today amid heavy security. Elections for the Darjeeling LS seat...

Video News

Echo World

Kuala Lumpur, 17 Apr 2014/--/Malaysia's veteran ethnic- Indian lawyer and lawmaker Karpal Singh, who defended Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim in his sensational sodomy trial, was killed today in a road accident. Singh,...
Jindo, 17 Apr 2014/--/South Korean rescuers and dive teams worked frantically under floodlights as fears rose for nearly 300 people missing after a ferry sank today with 475 on board, mostly high school students bound...

Editorial

17 Apr 2014/--/Come election time and imperatives of vote bank politics compel political parties to turn overnight heroes into villains and villains into heroes. Narendra Modi has recently criticised ‘the Gandhi family’ for ‘insulting’ BR Ambedkar and accused it of stopping the implementation of the rights given by Ambedkar to the dalits. Modi must be totally ignorant of the fact that one of his p...