Island News

Port Blair, 18 Oct 2017/--/My best wishes to the Islanders on the holy occasion of Deepawali.  May the festival of lights be the harbinger of joy and prosperity. May the holy occasion of Diwali be celebrated with the...
Port Blair, 18 Oct 2017/--/On this beautiful occasion of Deepavali, the Chairperson of Municipal Council has wished the citizens of Port Blair a very happy Deepavali.  Deepavali, symbolising the victory of the righteous...
Port Blair, 18 Oct 2017/--/On the festive occasion of Diwali , the festival of lights,  the PCC president Shri  Kuldeep Rai Sharma and all leaders  of Congress party have extended their warm greetings and good wishes to...

West Bengal & Other States

Kolkata, 20 Oct 2017/--/Detection of common mosquito-borne disease malaria could become cheaper and take just "seconds" with a new portable device, the handiwork of researchers from two Kolkata institutes. A team of researchers from the Institute of Engineering and Management in collaboration with...
Kolkata, 20 Oct 2017/--/Deepavali, along with Kali Puja, was celebrated in West Bengal today with pomp and religious fervour, despite intermittent rains. Both the festivals coincided this year and were being observed together, making the entire occasion a gala event. On the occasion of Deepavali...

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...

Hills (Darjelling) News

PANIGHATTA, 4 Sep 2017/--/TMC’s effort to withdraw strike in Panighatta under Mirik block since Sunday morning was partially successful as maximum shops were open and a public bus including a North Bengal Transport run...
SIKKIM, 28 Jul 2017/--/Processed fertilizer cooperative, Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative (IFFCO), today announced signing of MoU with Government of Sikkim. Basis the MoU, a joint venture - “Sikkim IFFCO Organics...
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...

National News

Bengaluru, 20 Oct 2017/--/Karnataka PCC chief G Parameshwara today said non-declaration of chief ministerial candidate before assembly polls will not have any impact on the party prospects as it has not been the...
RAMPUR (UP), 20 Oct 2017/--/Uttar Pradesh Minority Welfare Minister Baldev Singh Aulakh today lashed out at Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan for saying the Taj Mahal will be "destroyed", and accused him of making such...

Business News

Tokyo, 18 Oct 2017/--/After getting Qatar and Australia to lower gas price, India on Wednesday pitched for flexible terms for LNG purchase including provision of pricing review, flexible take or pay and abolition of...
Tokyo, 18 Oct 2017/--/India and Mozambique Wednesday agreed to expedite development of the giant Rovuma gas discovery, which is planned to be converted into LNG for exports. Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, who is here...

Market Watch

Mumbai, 18 Oct 2017/--/Stock markets ended on a flat note Wednesday, just below their record highs, but finished Samvat 2073 with robust gains of over 16 per cent, adding over Rs 25 lakh crore to investors' wealth. The benchmark Sensex has gained 4,642.84 points, or 16.61 per cent, in the Hindu...

Political Delicacies

10 Sep 2017/--/Kalraj Mishra and Bandaru Dattatreya, who have been dropped from the Union ministry, and S M Krishna, who quit Congress some months back to join BJP, are tipped to become Governors. Sim...
3 Sep 2017/--/Birender Singh will become the chief minister of Haryana after the Union cabinet reshuffle in place of Manohar Lal Khattar. The buzz is that Birender Singh met party president Amit Shah...

North Bengal News

MALDA, 18 Oct 2017/--/A rape attempt was made on an elected woman member of Dakshin Chandipur gram panchayet under Bhaluka police station of Manikchak block last night. The accused neighbour irked by the failure of the...
MALDA, 17 Oct 2017/--/The students of the University of Gour Banga (UGB) hit streets today seeking support from citizens in strengthening their movements against several alleged anomalies both financial and academic....
SILIGURI, 16 Oct 2017/--/West Bengal state tourism minister Gautam Deb on Monday slammed central government for the decision of withdrawing central security forces from the hills despite of fresh violence erupted in...

Echo World

New York, 20 Oct 2017/--/George W Bush issued a sharp denunciation of bigotry, white supremacy and falsehoods, in what was seen as a clear rebuke of politics in the age of President Donald Trump. In a New York speech...
Mogadishu (Somalia), 20 Oct 2017/--/The US military says it carried out a drone strike this week against al-Shabab in Somalia, shortly after the extremist group was blamed for the country's deadliest attack. The US...

Reflex Action

18 Oct 2017/--/Is the idea of holding Lok Sabha and assembly elections simultaneously possible? Presuming it is possible, will it be practical and will all opposition parties support it? The RSS-BJP combine that sets the agenda for governance of the country has floated the idea of simultaneous elect...

Editorial

18 Oct 2017/--/Life in the Darjeeling hills has slowly started returning to normalcy after almost three and a half months of bandh enforced by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha and its leader Bimal Gurung. Arrest warrants have been issued against Gurung on various counts of criminal offences, the last being the shooting of police Sub-Inspector Amitabh Malik. Gurung has been evading arrest and taking shel...