Island News

Port Blair, 26 Feb 2015/--/The Swine Flu pandemic which has assumed alarming proportions all over the country killing over a thousand persons and affecting thousands of others has finally travelled to remote A&N...
Port Blair, 26 Feb 2015/--/A Cancer Awareness and Screening Medical Camp was organised  by Andaman & Nicobar Command for Service personnel and families of  Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard.on 25th  Feb at INHS...
Port Blair, 26 Feb 2015/--/Numerous alleged  irregularities and illegalities being committed in the transportation of cargo inter-island ships,  especially MV Campbell Bay over the years have come to light.  According...

West Bengal & Other States

KOLKATA, 26 Feb 2015/--/Sending out a tough message to rebels, Trinamool Congress today expelled former minister Humayun Kabir for six years for making anti-party statements. "Humayun Kabir, who was already served show cause, was expelled from the party for six years for continuing to make anti-...
KOLKATA, 26 Feb 2015/--/Trinamool Congress described the railway budget proposals, presented today in Parliament, as "anti-people and anti-development" aimed only at befooling people. Criticising the budget, TMC supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said the Centre was trying to...

Sports News

KOLKATA, 26 Feb 2015/--/Kingfisher East Bengal Football Club has kicked off on the digital playground by launching an official app available for Android users on the Play Store. The club has continuously set a precedent...
Dunedin (New Zealand), 26 Feb 2015/--/Top-order batsman Samiullah Shenwari struck a gritty 96 to pave the way for Afghanistan's historic one-wicket win against Scotland in a nail-bitting Pool A match of the cricket...

Stand Alone

Infinitely scared of dogs, a man found a safe haven atop a tree, near Sippighat, on Thursday morning.  In spite of assurances that the dog would do hi...

Hills (Darjelling) News

DARJEELING, 26 Feb 2015/--/The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha has announced a nine-day dharna at New Delhi’s Jantar Mantar beginning March 9 in a bid to draw the attention of the Centre to the demand for a Gorkhaland state. The...
GANGTOK, 26 Feb 2015/--/Sikkim Krantikari Morcha chairperson PS Golay today began his three-day tour of the state to reach out to the rural populace as part of his agenda of taking the administration to all doorsteps...
KATHMANDU, 26 Feb 2015/--/Nepal's government is close to extending the permits for individuals who had to abandon their attempts to climb Mount Everest after last year's deadly avalanche, a mountaineering official said...

National News

New Delhi, 26 Feb 2015/--/No new trains were announced in the Railway Budget today by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu who assured Parliament that these would be announced in the ongoing session itself, pending completion...
New Delhi, 26 Feb 2015/--/The Indian Railway Budget on Thursday hiked freight rates on cement, coal, foodgrain and pulses, urea, kerosene and LPG by up to 10 per cent to mop up an additional Rs 4,000 crore a year but...

Business News

AHMEDABAD, 26 Feb 2015/--/OPGS Power Gujarat Private Limited will commission its Rs 1,855 crore 300 MW coal-based power plant this month at Bhadreswar in Mundra Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Gujarat, a company official...
Hyderabad, 26 Feb 2015/--/Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached assets worth over Rs 232 crore in connection with its money laundering probe against YSR Congress chief Jagan Mohan Reddy and former BCCI top boss N...

Market Watch

Mumbai, 26 Feb 2015/--/Indian markets Thursday logged their worst daily drop in two weeks with benchmark Sensex tumbling 261 points to 28,746.65 and Nifty slipping over 83 points to below 8,700 mark after the first full Railway Budget of the Modi government disappointed market participants. Profit-...

Reflex Action

26 Feb 2015/--/It’s a telling comment on the state of the Indian National Congress that a four-member committee it appointed four months ago to devise a strategy to rejuvenate the party and fight the Modi government has turned out a non-starter. The failure is particularly grave coming as it does im...

Political Delicacies

22 Feb 2015/--/The BJP president Amit Shah’s days in Delhi are, perhaps, numbered. The RSS will not allow any extension to Shah who is just completing the left over term of Rajnath Singh. His term wil...
8 Feb 2015/--/The BJP got three internal surveys by professional pollsters and the latest survey done by a pollster whose predictions for the last assembly polls were very close to the results,  has g...

North Bengal News

SILIGURI, 26 Feb 2015/--/For the people of north Bengal and Sikkim, the railway budget that was presented by railway minister Suresh Prabhu in Lok Sabha on Thursday has come as a big disappointment. The minister did not...
ALIPURDUAR, 26 Feb 2015/--/In an effort to improve relations among locals and curb the menace of poaching in the district, the Alipurduar forest department has decided to stop charging entry fees from people living on...
SILIGURI, 26 Feb 2015/--/For the second time within 24 hours, North Bengal Development minister Gautam Deb today held a meeting with 15 residents of Ward 5 including Forward Bloc member Mahananda Mandal and department...

Video News

Echo World

Riyadh, 26 Feb 2015/--/Four Bangladeshi workers were among five people killed when fire engulfed their sleeping accommodation in Saudi Arabia, Dhaka`s embassy said on Thursday. The blaze erupted at about 1:30 am on...
Washington, 26 Feb 2015/--/A 30-year-old Indian-American physical therapist along with a patient recruiter has been convicted in a USD 1.6 million Medicare fraud scheme, federal prosecutors said. Rajan Patel of Clinton...

Editorial

26 Feb 2015/--/The first rail budget that Suresh Prabhu presented to Parliament on Thursday is an ambitious one, proposing as it does a capital investment of Rs. 8.5 lakh crore in the next five years. But he has not indicated where this huge investment is to come from. He proposes to ‘make easier’ private investment in wagon-making schemes. As far as revenue is concerned, he expects a saving of Rs...