Island News

Port Blair, 23 Jun 2016/--/<p style="text-align: justify;">It was indeed a moment of pride for the 48 local boys, selected through the Indian Army Recruitment process, who are now ready to join the Armed...
Port Blair, 23 Jun 2016/--/Central Island Agricultural Research Institute (CIARI) celebrated its 38th Foundation Day at its conference Hall here today. Smti R. Maneka , Secretary , Agri , AH &VS  & Fisheries, A...
Port Blair, 23 Jun 2016/--/It was on 9th June when thieves broke into the house of CARI Road house of Mr. Varghese in Bathu Basti  when he and his wife had gone out from 6PM to 7PM.  A fortnight later the police is...

West Bengal & Other States

Kolkata, 23 Jun 2016/--/Kolkata Police today claimed to have cracked the Romit Mondal murder case as Ranadip Sarkar alias Vishal, who was today arrested along with two others, Subhomoy Jana alias Babusona and Surajit Tikadar, confessed to the crime. The Kolkata Police officials today reached the...
Kolkata, 23 Jun 2016/--/Chief minister Mamata Banerjee today said that her party would oppose the FDI policy of the Union government in the upcoming monsoon session of Parliament. Mamata made the announcement during her speech she delivered while replying to the debate on Governor's address in the...

Sports News

Villeneuve-d'Ascq, 20 Jun 2016/--/Paul Pogba shone through the mediocrity as hosts France secured top spot in Euro 2016 Group A following a subdued 0-0 draw with Switzerland in Lille on Sunday. A game that featured...
HARARE, 20 Jun 2016/--/India rode on young seamer Barinder Sran's memorable debut performance to notch up a crushing 10-wicket victory over Zimbabwe in the second Twenty20 International and level the three-match series...

Hills (Darjelling) News

DARJEELING, 23 Jun 2016/--/The Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park (PNHZP), better known as Darjeeling zoo, will soon welcome to its family a male snow leopard from the United Kingdom. The aim is to infuse a fresh...
DARJEELING, 21 Jun 2016/--/The Darjeeling district administration is mulling  legal advice to cancel the lease of the Alchemist group, which owns three tea gardens in the hills, for defaulting in paying workers’ dues...
DARJEELING, 21 Jun 2016/--/Various political and apolitical bodies of the hills have come together on one platform - the Bijanbari Sub-Division Demand Committee - to demand for the creation of a Bijanbari sub-division....

National News

Mumbai, 23 Jun 2016/--/The war of words between Shiv Sena and BJP has further intensified with a publication by the latter daring the junior alliance partner to take 'divorce'. BJP spokesperson Madhav Bhandari's article...
Nagpur, 23 Jun 2016/--/FTII Chairman Gajendra Chauhan today met "father figure" RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat at the Sangh headquarters here for the first time after his appointment to the premier institute kicked up a row...

Business News

Kolkata, 23 Jun 2016/--/Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) today announced the highest ever monthly container throughput of 56996 TEUs at Kolkata Dock System (KDS) for May 2016. The previous highest was 53160 TEUs achieved in...
NEW DELHI, 23 Jun 2016/--/Falling for the second straight day, gold prices shed Rs 30 to Rs 29,670 per 10 grams in tandem with a weak trend overseas amid a tepid demand from jewellers at the domestic spot market....

Market Watch

Mumbai, 23 Jun 2016/--/On the day the UK votes on 'Brexit' referendum, market benchmark Sensex logged a surprise rally of 237 points to reclaim the 27,000-mark, in line with strong gains in Europe-based shares as investors saw fewer chances of Britain leaving the European Union. Millions of Britons...

Political Delicacies

15 May 2016/--/Ghulam Nabi Azad is the man to watch. After the Congress lost power in 2014, Sonia Gandhi was left with no choice except to fall back on the old Congress pack. Azad had been minister ri...
8 May 2016/--/Political circles are abuzz with speculation about Brajesh Mishra and Ranjan Bhattacharya’s role in the Agusta Westland deal which was signed in 2003. Rajiv Tyagi,  one of the cousins of...

North Bengal News

SILIGURI, 23 Jun 2016/--/Bharat Sevashram Sangha of Kolkata and Siliguri today jointly organised a free health check-up and treatment camp for ailing tea workers of Ord Tea Estate under Naxalbari block. The camp was...
SILIGURI, 23 Jun 2016/--/From July 20 to September 20, flight services to and from Bagdogra airport will be restricted from 12 noon to 6pm for upgrading work on the runway. Airport director RK Shaye said flight...
MALDA, 23 Jun 2016/--/The labourers’ union of Northeast Frontier (NF) railway would block the trains on 11 July. The members of the union organized a meeting today at the diesel shade near Malda town station to gather...

Echo World

Tashkent, 23 Jun 2016/--/Seeking China's support for India's membership of NSG, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today urged Chinese President Xi Jinping to make a "fair and objective" assessment of India's application...
London, 23 Jun 2016/--/Millions of Britons today braved rains to cast their vote in the knife-edge referendum to decide whether the country will stay in or leave the 28-nation bloc, even as the latest survey gave the...

Reflex Action

23 Jun 2016/--/The Modi Government, and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in particular would have a sense of relief, with the decision of the globally-acclaimed Dr Raghuram Rajan, Governor of RBI, to return to academia, at the end of his three-year term on September 3, saving them embarrassment from a...

Editorial

23 Jun 2016/--/The Centre has just allowed cent per cent FDI in a number of sectors, including Defence, Broadcasting Carriage Service (DTH, cable networks etc), Civil Aviation and Pharmaceuticals. In most of these sectors FDI approval will be ‘automatic’, while in some others (like defence) the approval will be through government route. The liberalization of the FDI regime means opening new sector...