Island News

Port Blair, 28 Jul 2014/--/World’s oldest profession continues to raise its ugly head time and again at Port Blair and elsewhere in the islands.  In a recent raid at a brothel at Atam Pahad in the city suburbs, sleuths...
Port Blair, 28 Jul 2014/--/The prices of tangy tomatoes that have crossed even a centum in many mainland cities, have not left the remote A&N Islands untouched, too.  The prices of tomatoes in the local vegetable...
Port Blair, 28 Jul 2014/--/Hamida Bibi, 85, has long been running from pillar to post to find a solution to the nagging problem of her house getting inundated by mud and slush during the rainy season.  But all in vain...

West Bengal & Other States

Kolkata, 28 Jul 2014/--/The Calcutta High Court today ordered filing of an FIR against Trinamool Congress MP-cum-actor Tapas Pal for his controversial comments against women and directed that the CID investigate the matter. Justice Dipankar Dutta, passing his verdict on a petition seeking CID...
Kolkata, 28 Jul 2014/--/Left Front today criticised the ruling Trinamool Congress government for not being able to handle the spread of encephalitis which has claimed over 100 lives in north Bengal. "The government is not at all efficiently addressing the issue of tackling the spread of Japanese...

Sports News

MUNICH, 28 Jul 2014/--/Bayern Munich’s chairman is giving coach Pep Guardiola a ringing endorsement as he prepares for his second season in charge, saying that the club will never fire him. Chairman Karl-Heinz...
New Delhi, 28 Jul 2014/--/One of the most celebrated players of the golden generation of French football, Robert Pires, has decided to feature as a marquee figure in the inaugural edition of Indian Super League (ISL)...

Hills (Darjelling) News

MIRIK, 28 Jul 2014/--/Mirik-based tourism stakeholders’ organisation Sajha Manch has continued its efforts to develop the region as a major natural tourism destination by planting flower and tree sapling all over....
Darjeeling, 28 Jul 2014/--/The hill Trinamool Congress has opened its party headquarters here at Judge Bazaar in an empty government building that also houses the CPM’s office on the lower floor. While the latter...
Gangtok, 28 Jul 2014/--/The Sikkim government Saturday issued a notification appointing advisors and chairpersons of various departments and organizations. Eleven Advisors and 23 chairpersons were appointed, informs an...

National News

New Delhi, 28 Jul 2014/--/The controversy over the alleged bugging at the residence of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari's house refused to die down with Congress today demanding a probe and government virtually rejecting it...
New Delhi, 28 Jul 2014/--/Seeking to scrap the collegium system for appointment of judges, the government today consulted former chief justices of India and top jurists on the proposed Judicial Appointments Commission...

Business News

Hyderabad, 28 Jul 2014/--/A local court trying the case of multi-crore accounting fraud in erstwhile Satyam Computer Services Limited (SCSL) today adjourned the proceedings to August 11, as the judge was on leave....
New Delhi, 28 Jul 2014/--/Gearing up to meet the Rs 43,000 crore disinvestment target, the Union finance ministry has decided to go in for offer for sale (OFS) route to sell its stake in the state-owned companies...

Market Watch

Mumbai, 28 Jul 2014/--/The benchmark Sensex today fell for second straight day and ended 135.52 points down at a one-week low of 25,991.23 as investors booked profits in metal, oil and gas and realty shares after the recent rally. Trading activity was also sluggish ahead of Tuesday's holiday and...

Reflex Action

28 Jul 2014/--/The Madhya Pradesh government has introduced a bill in the ongoing budget session of the Assembly, which, if passed, will result in complete erosion of the autonomy enjoyed by the universities of the state. The provisions of the bill are such that they will reduce the universities to...

Political Delicacies

27 Jul 2014/--/West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee is having sleepless night. Perhaps, the ghost of the CBI haunts her forcing her to take confusing steps. Heads turned in disbelief when the Tr...
20 Jul 2014/--/Ved Pratap Vaidic whose meeting with the terror chief Hafiz Sayeed in Pakistan has created a furore in Parliament, is believed to have been assigned by  National Security Adviser Ajit D...

North Bengal News

Siliguri, 28 Jul 2014/--/North Bengal Development Minister Gautam Deb today took to sprinkling bleaching powder at different wards under the Siliguri Municipal Corporation as a move towards eradication of encephalitis....
ALIPURADUAR, 28 Jul 2014/--/Even when the encephalitis menace is wreaking havoc in most places of North Bengal, some indifferent farm owners are continuing to defy the government directive to remove pig farms from...
Jalpaiguri, 28 Jul 2014/--/Jalpaiguri district magistrate Pritha Sarkar will meet the agriculture, irrigation department and Teesta-project officials Wednesday in order to discuss the issues arising from scanty rainfall...

Video News

Echo World

Beijing/New Delhi, 28 Jul 2014/--/India and China today admitted to intrusion by Chinese herdsmen into Ladakh last week but both the sides sought to play it down saying the issue was resolved amicably through a flag...
Beirut, 28 Jul 2014/--/Six children were among at least 15 civilians killed in overnight bomb attacks by government and rebel forces in the divided city of Aleppo, a monitoring group said on Monday.  "At least nine...

Editorial

28 Jul 2014/--/India has taken a firm stand at the General Council meeting of the World Trade Organization and refused to join the Trade Facilitation Agreement in its present form that insists India withdraw the Minimum Support Price (MSP) to its farmers. India has rightly pointed out that accepting the conditionality that subsidy caps be benchmarked to food prices prevailing in the 1980s is paten...