Island News

Port Blair, 8 Dec 2016/--/Relentless rains and squall triggered by cyclone Vardah has become a major impediment for evacuation of tourists from Havelock and Neil Island. Severe weather conditions barred sailing of four...
DIGLIPUR / RANGAT, 8 Dec 2016/--/As cyclonic depression over Bay of Bengal intensified into storm, Vardah, prompt action by rescue agencies saved several lives in the North Andaman region. Responding to the distress...
Port Blair, 8 Dec 2016/--/Police Fire Service personnel deployed at Fire Stations in South Andaman and North & Middle Andaman is in full swing by showing exemplary work in undertaking various tasks like cutting and...

West Bengal & Other States

Kolkata, 8 Dec 2016/--/Despite the vigorous thrust by the Trinamool Congress government to make the IT sector in the state a major revenue-earning and employment-generating area, the various IT parks that have been set up by the state government in the last five years have almost come a cropper...
Kisanganj, 8 Dec 2016/--/Terming prohibition as a "revolutionary step", Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar today claimed that the move has promoted communal harmony in the state, with members of all religions supporting the liquor ban. "The decision of liquor ban has further promoted communal...

Sports News

Port Blair, 5 Dec 2016/--/The Nehru Yuva Kendra, Rangat in collaboration with Nehru Youth Club, Rangat is organizing Knockout Football Tournament under Block Level Sports Meet from December 4 at Nimbutala playground in...
Port Blair, 4 Dec 2016/--/The Nehru Yuva Kendra, Campbell Bay organized a football tournament for U-19 age group, under “Cluster Level Inter Youth Club Sports Meet-2016-17”. A total of eight teams participated in the...

Hills (Darjelling) News

DARJEELING, 8 Dec 2016/--/Giving a major setback to the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, more than 500 voluntary teachers owing allegiance to the party today joined the hill Trinamool Congress, giving the latter a welcome boost...
DARJEELING, 7 Dec 2016/--/It was an alert mind and quick reflexes that saved a young glider today from a life threatening accident as he manoeuvred in desperation and managed to land in a nettle bush, leaving him with...
DARJEELING, 6 Dec 2016/--/The Darjeeling district administration has said a new district of Kalimpong would be formed shortly by including the areas of the sub-division as they exist at present with provisions for...

National News

NEW DELHI, 8 Dec 2016/--/In bid to promote less-cash economy, the Union government today announced discount on an array of services from buying petrol to insurance and railway tickets through the digital mode and waived...
NEW DELHI, 8 Dec 2016/--/In a stinging attack on the Opposition over Parliamentary paralysis, President Pranab Mukherjee today said the House is not a place for dharna and disruption which amounts to "gagging of...

Business News

Kolkata, 8 Dec 2016/--/To ensure safety of the commuters, M.C. Chauhan, General Manager, Metro Railway, Kolkata, along with senior officers & staff visited various units of Noapara Carshed and conducted a thorough...
Kolkata, 8 Dec 2016/--/Narayana Superspeciality Hospital (NSH) launched a comprehensive Brain Tumor Clinic, where clinical tests and examinations to treatment and post operative care would be all available at one place...

Market Watch

Mumbai, 8 Dec 2016/--/Market made a comeback of sorts as the Sensex rallied 457 points Thursday -- its biggest single-day gain in over six weeks -- to close at 26,694, fuelled by a global upmove on hopes that ECB would extend its stimulus. RBI's reassuring measures following the currency withdrawal...

Political Delicacies

28 Nov 2016/--/Ghulam Nabi Azad is the man to watch. Azad is famous as the Congress leader with a midas touch for having won for his party every state of which he has been in charge. He now faces the ...
6 Nov 2016/--/Congress President Sonia Gandhi is most likely to  get one more extension. The Congress Working Committee is working on the matter. This will be the second extension given to the longest...

North Bengal News

MALDA, 6 Dec 2016/--/Vice chancellor (VC) of the University of Gour Banga (UGB) Prof Gopalchandra Mishra has prepared the primary report on the hooliganism in the campus between two factions of Trinamool Chhatra...
MALDA, 5 Dec 2016/--/Clash between two factions of Trinamool Chhatra Parishad (TMCP) resulted in injuries of 12 supporters of both factions and kept the University of Gour Banga (UGB) rocking for the whole day. Four...
MALDA, 5 Dec 2016/--/Decisions of waving water-tax, hiking salary of casual employees and recruiting additional casual employees by the recently resigned chairman of English Bazaar municipality (EBM) were completely...

Echo World

Islamabad, 7 Dec 2016/--/A Pakistan International Airlines plane with 47 people on board crashed today in a hilly area near the garrison town of Abbottabad while on its way to the capital. The ATR plane PK-661 with 47...
Vienna, 6 Dec 2016/--/Iran's nuclear chief warned the United States today of a "firm and strong reaction" if it persists in actions he says are endangering a nuclear deal aimed at curbing programs that Tehran could use...

Reflex Action

8 Dec 2016/--/What impact will have on India appointment of Javed Bajwa as Pakistian’s army chief? Gen. Bajwa is a strong proponent of the army not intruding into civilian space. However, it is too early to predict if Bajwa will cede the Pakistani army’s influence over key areas of foreign policy, i...

Editorial

8 Dec 2016/--/The declaration from the sixth Heart of Asia (HoA) Conference held at Amritsar on December 4 gave emphasis on the twin challenges of terrorism and better and speedier connectivity between the countries of the Region. But the main concern was undoubtedly on terrorism. This was unequivocally expressed by the member and participating countries. The Declaration stated:  “We remain concer...