Island News

Port Blair, 25 Jan 2015/--/Even as the governmental agencies have fanned out in different areas of the town and its suburbs carrying and implementing the Prime Minister’s  message of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, the ferry...
Port Blair, 25 Jan 2015/--/The Lt. Governor, Lt. General, A.K. Singh’s Republic Day message at 7.30 p.m. to the islanders was interrupted today due to a technical snag.  However, the problem was rectified and the...
Port Blair, 25 Jan 2015/--/The changes in the timing and duration of Pradeshik Samachar of  All India Radio, Port Blair will come into effect from 26th January.  The evening news will now be for 10 minutes instead of...

West Bengal & Other States

KOLKATA, 25 Jan 2015/--/After a prolonged closure, the Haldia Petrochemicals Limited (HPL) plant is in the process of re-starting operations with trial run to begin in the near future. "The captive power plant has been commissioned as a pre-start up activity. The main plant start-up should happen...
KOHIMA, 25 Jan 2015/--/Nagaland today joined the country in observing the "National Voters' Day" and pledging to uphold the democratic traditions of the country and the dignity of free, fair and peaceful elections. The day was observed in all the 12 districts of the state under the theme 'Easy...

Sports News

Sydney, 25 Jan 2015/--/Faced with a must-win game they might be, but Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni today said unfit players will not be risked in the ongoing ODI tri-series keeping in mind next month's...
Sydney, 25 Jan 2015/--/Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni finally broke his stoic silence over the IPL spot-fixing scandal today, saying that he does not expect the speculation around his name to stop anytime...

Hills (Darjelling) News

KATHMANDU, 25 Jan 2015/--/Nepal's Constituent Assembly Chairman on Sunday took a step towards voting on the Constitution setting aside opposition demands of consensus for framing the document, even as the Maoists-led...
DARJEELING, 23 Jan 2015/--/Signing off her three-day visit to Darjeeling, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday announced her government’s decision to set up a development board for the Sherpa community. Gorkha...
DARJEELING, 23 Jan 2015/--/Amidst the demand for declassification of secret files relating to the disappearance of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday rued that he did not...

National News

New Delhi, 25 Jan 2015/--/A mix of vegetarian and non-veg delicacies, from Jammu and Kashmir's 'Nadru Ke Goolar' to West Bengal's 'Mahi Sarson' were on Sunday served at the lunch hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi...
New Delhi, 25 Jan 2015/--/What transpired between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama over tea on Sunday at the Hyderabad House is likely to remain in the realm of speculation with the two leaders...

Business News

New Delhi, 25 Jan 2015/--/Buoyed by the market response to its Tizen OS-based smartphone in India, tech giant Samsung plans to manufacture the 'Z1' at its Noida facility soon. The South Korean firm, which is the world's...
New Delhi, 25 Jan 2015/--/With the Union government taking steps to improve ease of doing business and attracting investments, FDI inflows into the services sector grew by 20 per cent to USD 1.84 billion in the April-...

Market Watch

Mumbai, 24 Jan 2015/--/The BSE Sensex and the NSE Nifty continued the bull run during the week and ended above the 29,000-mark and 8,800-level respectively, also marking the all-time highs for both the indices on sustained capital inflows amid positive global sentiments. Positive investor...

Reflex Action

25 Jan 2015/--/The police has remained in the same character after sixty seven years of independence which I believe is a major defect of our police system. We have seen in the pre-independence period that the police acted as an instrument of oppression at the hands of the British government and cau...

Political Delicacies

18 Jan 2015/--/Anand Sharma should not be very happy. Even if the leader of opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad, whose term expires in February next month, does not get a second term in Rajya Sabha because of...
11 Jan 2015/--/Believe it or not, former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, who was the darling of the Congress leadership till recently, is the villain of the day. It is believed that Hood...

North Bengal News

SILIGURI, 25 Jan 2015/--/North Bengal has been put on high alert after the Union Home Ministry on Sunday warned against possible terror attacks ahead of the Republic Day celebration. SSB, BSF and other security forces...
KOLKATA/SILIGURI, 25 Jan 2015/--/Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages, partner of Coca Cola, will invest over Rs 180 crore for capacity expansion at its bottling plant at Jalpaiguri in north Bengal after it gets land from the...
Beijing, 25 Jan 2015/--/As US President Barack Obama arrived in India on Sunday on an unprecedented second visit, a wary Beijing kept a close watch on its outcome amid commentaries by official think tanks here that the...

Video News

Echo World

Washington, 24 Jan 2015/--/A number of terror groups are functioning with impunity in parts of Pakistan, the White House today said, as it stated that the US values counter- terrorism co-operation with India. Hours...
London, 23 Jan 2015/--/Seeking to remove the hurdles in operationalising the Indo-US nuclear deal ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit beginning Sunday, the Indian government may throw-in sovereign guarantee to...

Editorial

25 Jan 2015/--/Washington has asked Pakistan to ensure that there is no cross-border terror incident during President Obama’s forthcoming India visit. Pakistan has been ‘warned’ that if any such attack takes placed and is traced back to Pakistan, then Islamabad will have to face ‘consequences’. What is intriguing about this warning is that it is valid only for the period of President Obama’s visit...