Island News

Port Blair, 23 Apr 2014/--/The Indian Coast Guard chief, Vice Admiral AG Thapliyal, AVSM and Bar, Director General, ICG accompanied by Smt Rachna Thapliyal, President Tatrakshika arrived on a maiden visit to these...
Port Blair, 23 Apr 2014/--/Lack of basic sanitary discipline is gradually converting the massive residential area in Ward no. 18, New Pahargaon into an open dump yard. While residents complain of lack of coordination...
Port Blair, 23 Apr 2014/--/23rd April is a symbolic date for world literature. In 1995, UNESCO decided to celebrate the World Book Day and Copyright Day would be celebrated on this date, the date which marks the birth...

West Bengal & Other States

Islampur (WB), 22 Apr 2014/--/Hitting out at the Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal over the multi-crore Saradha scam, Congress president Sonia Gandhi today charged that it was colluding with chit fund companies which have looted more than 18 lakh people. Sonia's attack on the West Bengal...
Jairambati (WB), 22 Apr 2014/--/With her party facing the heat in the midst of Lok Sabha elections in Bengal over the Saradha scam, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today accused Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram of prodding central agencies and targeting Trinamool Congress leaders....

Sports News

New Delhi, 22 Apr 2014/--/Backing Zaheer Khan's inclusion in India's squad for the 2015 World Cup, former India pacer Javagal Srinath today said the left-armer is an "automatic choice" for the tournament and should be...
Mumbai, 22 Apr 2014/--/The Supreme Court has entrusted the Justice Mukul Mudgal committee to further investigate the Indian Premier League spot-fixing and betting scandal. The court has asked Justice Mudgal to list the...

Hills (Darjelling) News

KALIMPONG, 23 Apr 2014/--/TMC candidate Bhaichung Bhutia today was in the Kalimpong sub-divisional hospital to meet the three-year-old victim who was sexually assaulted on April 18 by her neighbour in Teesta Bazaar. He...
SUKHAYPOKHARI, 23 Apr 2014/--/The Mangarjong unit of the GNLF today held a meeting at Dari Gaon under the chairmanship of Subat Rai in the presence of the party’s Pokhraybong-Nagari representative MK Rai. Addressing the...
KURSEONG, 23 Apr 2014/--/Despite Kurseong being part of the world-famous tourist destination of Darjeeling, it lags far behind as a tourist hotspot. However, with the GTA taking a number of initiatives to develop...

National News

Ganderbal (JK), 23 Apr 2014/--/Lashing out at BJP and Sangh Pariwar, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said the statements of some of their leaders against the Muslim community were part of a "well-...
Bangalore, 23 Apr 2014/--/Karnataka government has decided to go ahead with the proposal of the previous BJP regime on formation of new taluks, Revenue Minister V Srinivas Prasad said today. "We have not dropped the...

Business News

New Delhi, 23 Apr 2014/--/Venture capital funding in the smart grid sector stood at USD 101 million in the first quarter of 2014, according to a report by clean energy consultant Mercom Capital Group. Venture capital (...
New Delhi, 23 Apr 2014/--/Competition watchdog CCI has dismissed a complaint of unfair business practices against realty firm TDI Infrastructure with respect to TDI Fun Republic Mall in the National Capital. The...

Market Watch

Mumbai, 23 Apr 2014/--/Continuing its record breaking performance, the BSE benchmark Sensex on Wednesday spurted by over 118 points to end the day at all-time closing high of 22,876.54 on select buying in blue-chip stocks like L&T, HDFC Bank and BHEL amid persistent capital inflows. The 30-...

Reflex Action

23 Apr 2014/--/In the third and last phase of the Lok Sabha elections in Madhya Pradesh, the voters in one of the most prestigious constituencies not only in the central state but in the entire country will exercise their franchise on 24 April.           The seat is Vidisha, from where Sushma Swaraj...

Political Delicacies

20 Apr 2014/--/Reports from Varanasi Congress sources suggest that though it is a foregone conclusion that Narendra Modi will win but if one goes by the sheer statistics of the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat...
13 Apr 2014/--/Priyanka Gandhi may not be the Congress candidate against Narendra Modi but she is likely to campaign in Varanasi. Despite the overwhelming demand for fielding Priyanka against Modi, he...

North Bengal News

Malda, 23 Apr 2014/--/Lok Sabha elections for two parliamentary constituencies of Malda is set to be conducted tomorrow and the preparations for the same has started off. Polling officials and central paramilitary...
Siliguri, 23 Apr 2014/--/Residents of eastern Nepal are dissatisfied with the assurance given by India’s forest department to stop wild elephant herds from entering Nepal. On Tuesday night, a herd of about 20 elephant...
Jalpaiguri, 23 Apr 2014/--/Addressing the press today at the Chapramari forest bungalow, West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan said everyone should keep faith in the state government and the development initiatives it is...

Video News

Echo World

Beijing, 23 Apr 2014/--/China has cancelled 14,455 press cards issued to journalists in a nation-wide crackdown on "bogus journalists". A total of 216 illegal newspapers and magazines have been investigated, with 76 of...
Kabul, 23 Apr 2014/--/Afghanistan's Presidential election result has been delayed by two days due to fraud investigations and will now be released on Saturday, officials said today as they vowed to sift out fake votes....

Editorial

23 Apr 2014/--/The Vishwa Hindu Parishad is an affiliate of the RSS, just as the BJP is another associate. VHP president Praveen Togadia is known for making communally provocative speeches, but what he said in Rajkot on Saturday takes the cake. According to a Times of India report, after targeting Muslims for buying property in Hindu areas, “Togadia told the gathering that there were two ways to s...