Island News

Port Blair, 22 Jul 2014/--/The Fisheries Department officials today confiscated 20 packets of fish seed illegally imported from Kolkata by a Diglipur farmer.  The import of culturable variety of fish seed, which is...
Port Blair, 22 Jul 2014/--/Remember cute little Navya whose rare disease evoked great sympathy in the hearts of the islanders who donated money for her treatment in a mainland hospital.  According to reports, Navayas...
Port Blair, 22 Jul 2014/--/The Canteen run by Port Management Board (PMB) at Chatham Jetty is in an awfully unhygienic condition.  Slushy floor, a garbage bin that doubles as a spittoon placed close to the dining table...

West Bengal & Other States

Kolkata, 22 Jul 2014/--/The Special Investigating Team probing the murder of an independent panchayat member at Parui in Birbhum district today told the Calcutta High Court that it did not find the need to arrest district Trinamool Congress district president Anubrata Mondal, one of the accused, so...
Siliguri/Guwahati, 22 Jul 2014/--/The death toll from Encephalitis outbreak in north Bengal has climbed to 102 while the disease has spread its tentacles to Assam as well taking 43 lives there. "Around 102 people have died so far since January one," West Bengal Director of Medical Education (DME)...

Sports News

London, 22 Jul 2014/--/The ICC-appointed Judicial Commissioner to investigate the altercation between James Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja today fixed August 1 as the date for conducting a detailed hearing within 48 hours...
GLASGOW, 22 Jul 2014/--/Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar is set to play a "special" part in tomorrow's opening ceremony of the 20th Commonwealth Games, which will herald the beginning of what promises to be a star-...

Hills (Darjelling) News

YANGYANG, 22 Jul 2014/--/In what could be a pleasant surprise for students in Sikkim, Chief Minister Pawan Chamling today pledged a 100 per cent fee waiver up to the college level and full refunds to those who have...
Gangtok, 22 Jul 2014/--/The Sikkim unit of the BJP has strongly condemned the police lathicharge of July 14 here at the capital. The party said it fully supports the students as their demand is justified. Speaking today...
KURSEONG, 22 Jul 2014/--/The Garidhura police seized illegal liquor worth Rs3 lakh and a Tata Sumo Victa vehicle from the Rohini area around 2:30am this morning. The liquor was being transported from Siliguri for sale...

National News

New Delhi, 22 Jul 2014/--/Asking six questions, former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju today fired a fresh salvo at Justice R C Lahoti after he created a furore alleging that three ex-Chief Justices of India had...
New Delhi, 22 Jul 2014/--/Government today hit out at Congress for targeting Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan over the issue of Leader of Opposition (LoP) status, saying it reflected the party's "desperation" and...

Business News

Burnpur, 22 Jul 2014/--/IISCO Steel Plant has won the coveted Ispat Suraksha Puraskar amongst Integrated Steel Plants for achieving “No Fatal Accident” during calendar years 2012 & 2013 in four different zones of...
Dubai, 22 Jul 2014/--/Tech Mahindra, a specialist provider of connected solutions, has signed a joint venture agreement with Midad Holding, which is a subsidiary of Al Fozan, a pre-eminent group with diversified...

Market Watch

Mumbai, 22 Jul 2014/--/The S&P BSE benchmark sensex Tuesday reclaimed the 26K-mark by soaring 311 pts following hectic buying activity as robust corporate earnings and sustained foreign capital inflows amidst buoyant global cues bolstered investors sentiment. Extending the rallying momentum for...

Reflex Action

22 Jul 2014/--/Right to Education (RTE) is by far the most historic development in universalisation of elementary education in the country. Enacted in 2010, it implies that every child in the age group of 6 to 14 years has Right to elementary education.  They are entitled for free and compulsory edu...

Political Delicacies

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...
13 Jul 2014/--/The man the BJP brass once loved to call the weakest prime minister is again becoming their favourite Congressman. In a bid to create a wedge between the Congress president and the ex-P...

North Bengal News

Siliguri, 22 Jul 2014/--/Rabindra Bose, president of the Siliguri unit of the BJP district committee, today said Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee should resign taking responsibility for her government’s negligence in...
Siliguri, 22 Jul 2014/--/Left Front and opposition leader Suryakanta Mishra today visited the North Bengal Medial College and Hospital to meet patients suffering from encephalitis. Former municipal and urban development...
Siliguri, 22 Jul 2014/--/A special delegation comprising two doctors from Pune-based Indian Institute of Virology today visited the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital to inspect patients infected with the...

Video News

Echo World

Gaza/Jerusalem, 22 Jul 2014/--/Israeli air strikes today killed seven people in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, raising the Palestinian toll to 583 in the 15-day conflict that has also left 27 Israeli soldiers dead, even as...
United Nations, 22 Jul 2014/--/The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has denounced militant persecution of Christians and other minorities in Iraq, warning such actions can be considered crimes against humanity....

Editorial

22 Jul 2014/--/With the Congress losing power at the Centre, equations between it and other allies of the UPA have begun changing. Both the Congress and the National Conference have now announced they will fight the next Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir separately but will continue to run the coalition government for its full term which ends by the end of this year. Judging by the 2009 poll...