Island News

Port Blair, 30 Aug 2016/--/Port Blair unit of the Directorate of Field Publicity, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India today organized a programme on 70 years of India’s independence and  its...
Port Blair, 30 Aug 2016/--/Enraged by the death of her 6-month premature baby, a woman man handled the doctor and also misbehaved with other medical staff of the GB Pant Hospital here.  The police had to intervene to...
Port Blair, 30 Aug 2016/--/An exclusive slaughter house to cater to the taste buds of non-vegetarian consumers continues to hng fire for want of allotment of a piece of land by the District Administration to PBMC.  In...

West Bengal & Other States

Kolkata, 30 Aug 2016/--/West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee today visited the state-run SSKM Hospital here and asked the authorities to be more sensitive in handling of relatives of patients in the wake of a clash between junior doctors and the family of a deceased. Clashes took place...
Kolkata, 30 Aug 2016/--/Senior Congress leader Manas Bhuina today wrote to state assembly speaker Biman Bandopadhyay requesting him to allot a separate seat for him in the assembly as,  he said, was feeling unsafe in the room of the Congress Legislature Party. Bhunia said this following a remark by...

Sports News

NEW DELHI, 28 Aug 2016/--/Praising the efforts of Indian athletes at the Rio Olympics, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the country's "daughters" made the country proud. "The two medals we got were bagged by...
Hyderabad, 28 Aug 2016/--/Lauding PV Sindhu and Sakshi Malik for winning medals at the Rio Olympic Games, cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday said it is the beginning of a wonderful journey for the duo. "This is a...

Hills (Darjelling) News

DARJEELING, 30 Aug 2016/--/The Darjeeling police have slapped cases against Gorkha Janmukti Morcha chief Bimal Gurung and a host of youth leaders of the party for making provocative speeches and  inciting the public....
DARJEELING, 29 Aug 2016/--/The hill TMC today accused the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha of trying to stoke trouble and destabilise the region in the name of agitating for a Gorkhaland state, warning this could affect the ...
DARJEELING, 29 Aug 2016/--/The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway has decided to introduce additional joy rides, dining coaches and chartered evening services, to pamper tourists expected to visit the hills during  the Puja...

National News

NEW DELHI, 30 Aug 2016/--/Trade Unions today said they will go ahead with nation-wide strike on September 2, rejecting as "completely inadequate" the government's 42 per cent hike in minimum wage to Rs 350 per day. "The...
NEW DELHI, 30 Aug 2016/--/French company DCNS has obtained a court order restricting 'The Australian' newspaper from further publishing the leaked documents on India's Scorpene submarine project. The restriction will be...

Business News

NEW DELHI, 30 Aug 2016/--/The Union government Tuesday announced a hike in minimum wage for unskilled non-farm workers of the central government to Rs 350 a day, from the current Rs 246, in an attempt to mollify trade...
NEW DELHI, 30 Aug 2016/--/India on Tuesday invited American investments under the Make In India scheme, as the government strives to make the country a manufacturing hub. Speaking at the US-India CEO Forum, which was...

Market Watch

Mumbai, 30 Aug 2016/--/In line with strong global markets, the BSE benchmark Sensex rallied over 440 points to close at an over 13-month high of 28,343.01 and the broader NSE Nifty hit 16-month highs by going past the crucial 8,700-mark, as gains were seen across the board. Trading in the green...

Political Delicacies

28 Aug 2016/--/Congress election strategist Prashant Kishor had convened a meeting of all the state-level Brahmin leaders on August 21 in which it was decided to have   conventions of the Brahmin lead...
14 Aug 2016/--/Mayawati has big prospects to be the next chief minister of Uttar Pradesh replacing Akhilesh Yadav after the next assembly elections in 2017. Already the exodus has begun in other polit...

North Bengal News

MALDA, 30 Aug 2016/--/Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has advised the party workers several times to pay due respect to the teachers. But the students and teachers of Thahaghati high madrasah in Chanchal police station...
Port Blair, 29 Aug 2016/--/An animal lover has turned into a fashion model just to save hapless creatures that die in the streets. Payel Sarkar of Siliguri has decided to become a fashion model to spread awareness,...
MALDA, 28 Aug 2016/--/Chairman of state Left Front Biman Bose concedes helplessness in face of Trinamool Congress’s aggressive policy of defecting members from the opposition parties and advised the LF workers to retain...

Echo World

Washington, 28 Aug 2016/--/Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump linked illegal immigration and employment Saturday, pledging to start deporting offenders as soon as he is sworn in should he become the White...
Beirut, 28 Aug 2016/--/Turkish shelling and air strikes killed at least 20 civilians in Syria today, the fifth day of an incursion against Islamic State group jihadists and Kurdish militia, a monitor said. "At least 20...

Reflex Action

30 Aug 2016/--/Much noise is being made over the Australian media expose’ of the 22,000-page knowhow and secret data leakage of the state-of-the-art Scorpene stealth submarines, which are being built in India’s Mazagon Dockyard under a collaboration agreement with the French supplier. The foreign pu...

Editorial

30 Aug 2016/--/The successful launching of India’s first ‘scramjet’ by the scientists of ISRO is a major step to what still remains a science fiction writers’ pet dream: space travel and possible colonization by the humans – when the Earth becomes uninhabitable – of a planet like the Earth which can sustain life. With the development of the ‘scramjet’, India has gatecrashed into an exclusive eliti...