Island News

Port Blair, 25 Jul 2017/--/The Directorate of Disaster Management organized a programme for the launch of Disaster Management in Higher Education (DMHE) in the Conference Hall of Secretariat here this evening. The Chief...
Port Blair, 25 Jul 2017/--/In an initiative to facilitate seafarers  of both mainland and inter Islands bound ships/boats, especially the rural populace, and as part of ‘Digital India’ programme, the Directorate of...
Port Blair, 25 Jul 2017/--/The Chief Secretary, A&N Administration, Mr Anindo Majumdar launched the website of the Official Language Department of the A&N Administration in the Conference Hall of the Secretariat...

West Bengal & Other States

Kolkata, 25 Jul 2017/--/A portion of an almost century-old building, declared dangerous by civic authorities, collapsed here this afternoon killing two people, a senior Kolkata Police officer said. The bodies of Himadri Pahar (38) and Hansa Shau (20) were found from the rubble of the 10 Mirror...
Kolkata, 25 Jul 2017/--/A city court today turned down the CBI's plea for an arrest warrant against GJM president Bimal Gurung and 21 others who did not appear in court for hearing on framing of charges in the Madan Tamang murder case. Chief Judge, City Sessions Court, Kundan Kumar Kumai refused...

Sports News

NEW DELHI, 20 Jun 2017/--/Just days ahead of India's limited-over series against West Indies, head coach Anil Kumble has stepped down from his position. It was being reported that there was a rift between India skipper...
Kolkata, 27 Mar 2017/--/Kolkata will host the summit clash of the U-17 World Cup football on October 28 while Navi Mumbai and Guwahati were chosen to stage the semifinals of the prestigious FIFA tournament the country...

Stand Alone

This is an everyday event of Upper Bagdogra. Students take risks by hanging or riding on the rooftop of autos to reach home after school is over. Auto...

Hills (Darjelling) News

MIRIK, 14 Jul 2017/--/The state run library was reduced to ashes and Gokul Lodge at Dudhia  run by GTA tourism department under Mirik block was attempted to set ablaze by throwing petrol bombs by some miscreants last...
MIRIK, 14 Jul 2017/--/Trinamool Congress Hill president Rajen Mukhia is ready to resign from his post if Gorkhaland is achieved by his resignation and the central government gives guarantee into it. Mukhia who is...
PANIGHATTA (MIRIK), 13 Jul 2017/--/Tension ran high throughout the day at Panighatta under Mirik as Gorkhaland supporters in huge numbers blocked the road with boulders and burning tyres to prevent North Bengal tourism...

National News

NEW DELHI, 25 Jul 2017/--/Ram Nath Kovind took over as India's 14th president today, on a day of ceremony and regalia during which he underscored that the key to India's success was its diversity. "In this land we find...
NEW DELHI, 25 Jul 2017/--/Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said Ram Nath Kovind's swearing-in as the next President is a "significant milestone" in the journey started by BJP's ideologue Shyama Prasad Mukherjee. Modi...

Business News

Kolkata, 15 Jul 2017/--/Merchants’ Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MCCI) organized MCCI Diplomats’ Forum on “Bengal as an Investment Destination” with Rajiva Sinha, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, Department of...
Kolkata, 15 Jul 2017/--/Datanet India has launched District Factbooks for India which will provide the compiled publications of the latest district level socio-economic data. These data will be available for 560 out of...

Market Watch

Mumbai, 15 Jul 2017/--/The benchmark indices zoomed to capture 32,000-level, gaining 660.12 points to finish the week at 32,020.75, while the broader Nifty marked the psychological 9,900-level for brief period before settling the week at 9,886.35, garnering 220.55 points. This is the biggest...

Political Delicacies

2 Jul 2017/--/Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar broke rank with the Opposition and decided to support NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind because he wants to consolidate the maha- dalit votes in Bihar and a...
19 Jun 2017/--/One of the memories of my childhood days leads me to an impressive collection of black and white photographs, a clutch of cups (those given in sports) and a good number of medallions oc...

North Bengal News

SILIGURI, 25 Jul 2017/--/Bharatya Janata Party (BJP) West Bengal president Dilip Ghosh have asked Mamata Banerjee to furnish the proof of  her allegation about foreign hands in Morcha’s agitation. He said, “Allegation...
SILIGURI, 25 Jul 2017/--/Two persons were arrested on Monday night by NJP police for allegedly running prostitution in the residential area under Fulbari gram panchayat near Siliguri. Sushmita Dey and Ujjwal Roy both...
MALDA, 23 Jul 2017/--/Malda medical college & hospital (MMCH), which is often hit by controversies, now has a reason to earn admiration as its team of doctors with humanitarian attitudes and professional expertise...

Echo World

Beijing, 25 Jul 2017/--/China today accused India of "abusing" trade remedy measures and called for settling trade disputes through consultation. Reacting to India's move to launch an anti-dumping investigation over...
Beijing, 18 Jul 2017/--/China has started commercial production of its CH-5 Rainbow drone, touted to be a rival to the US unmanned aerial vehicle MQ-9 Reaper, which could attack targets on the ground. Wang Song, an...

Reflex Action

25 Jul 2017/--/The death of Trumpcare in the Senate on July 18, while not the final victory for healthcare for all Americans, was indeed a huge victory for the resistance that has swept the country since the election of Trump. Activists and advocates for better U.S. health care vowed to keep the pre...

Editorial

25 Jul 2017/--/The retirement of Pranab Mukherjee as the President of India marks in a sense the ending of the Nehru-Gandhi era. Mukherjee was groomed by Indira Gandhi and he remained loyal, first to her and then to her memory till the last day in his office. Since his entry into politics fifty years ago in 1967 as an understudy of Ajoy Mukherjee, founder of Bangla Congress and then Chief Minister...