Island News

FALAKATA, 22 Aug 2014/--/A free medical checkup camp was on Friday organised by SSB Falakata Headquarters in Dalsingpara Gram Panchayat. Falakata Area organiser Amit Mitra said, “The medical camp not only offered free...
Port Blair, 22 Aug 2014/--/The Andaman Nicobar Administration’s initiative to provide super specialists’ services to the local patients under a Memorandum of Understanding signed between the GB Pant Hospital and the...
Port Blair, 22 Aug 2014/--/A mynah bird who can whistle and speak a few words like humans has become a centre of attraction at Garacharama, in the suburbs of Port Blair. A  Bengali family took a little mynah as their...

West Bengal & Other States

BURNPUR, 22 Aug 2014/--/With a bid to reinforce safety by providing prompt medical care in the modern plant at Burnpur, two brand new state-of–the-art air conditioned ambulances were put into service today by Director (Medical & Health Services-Burnpur Hospital) Dr Asish Chattopadhyay. Equipped...
Purulia (WB), 22 Aug 2014/--/A local BJP leader was shot dead by unidentified gunmen today when he went out for a morning walk at Baghmundi here.      Anil Gope, BJP Bagmundi Block President, died on the spot when gunmen shot at him from point blank range near his home at Raghunathdihi village,...

Sports News

London, 22 Aug 2014/--/The decision to appoint a director on top of the chief coach was not an overnight decision by the Board of Control for Cricket in India. According to Ravi Shastri, he was approached by BCCI...
Darbhanga (Bihar), 22 Aug 2014/--/Slamming the national cricket team for yet another disastrous Test series loss abroad, former India cricketer Kirti Azad today questioned the passion of Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men...

Hills (Darjelling) News

DARJEELING / KURSEONG, 23 Aug 2014/--/The Gorkha National Liberation Front on Fridayraked up its demand to revive the defunct Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council at a public meeting in Darjeeling held to observe the party’s...
KURSEONG, 22 Aug 2014/--/A ghazal writer and singer, Sailendra Samadarshi from Kurseong will be participating in the International Nepali Ghazal Festival on August 22 and 23 at the Shilpi Theatre in Battishputali,...
NAMCHI, 22 Aug 2014/--/At a time when the rain god seems to have switched to overdrive in the south district, a by-election in one of the constituencies is on the verge of execution. The notification for the by-poll in...

National News

New Delhi, 22 Aug 2014/--/Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was today at the centre of a row over his "small rape incident" remark with attack being mounted on him from various quarters even as he said he had not referred...
On Board Special Plane, 22 Aug 2014/--/Government today denied claims made by Uttrakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi that he had been asked to quit and said an "appropriate response" will be filed before Supreme Court soon....

Business News

New Delhi, 22 Aug 2014/--/Noting that India is dependent on imports in several sectors including defence and health, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked the IITs to take up the challenge of developing products in...
New Delhi, 22 Aug 2014/--/With the change at the Centre, Gujarat government today said the "trust deficit" between Centre and states, which was delaying GST roll out, has been removed and hoped the new indirect tax...

Market Watch

Mumbai, 22 Aug 2014/--/Indian stocks markets continued their dream run with Nifty on Friday ending above 7,900-mark for the first time and the Sensex rising to 26,419.55, just shy of its record close, on robust buying in IT and banking stocks. The sentiment was positive on account of Reserve Bank...

Reflex Action

22 Aug 2014/--/Almost on par with his glorious ascent to power, Mr Narendra Modi's first Independence Day address from Red Fort turned out to be a red letter day, not so much for its enthralling symbolism with a flowing red turban on his luminous head as for its substance in sketching out his larger...

Political Delicacies

17 Aug 2014/--/Rahul Gandhi, who is being held responsible by many Congressmen  for the party’s defeat, has been given a clean chit by A K Antony, who was asked by Congress president Sonia Gandhi, to...
10 Aug 2014/--/Priyanka will take charge of the party after the assembly elections in the four states of Haryana, Maharashtra, Jharkhand and Jammu & Kashmir. Succumbing to pressures from within th...

North Bengal News

Siliguri, 22 Aug 2014/--/Just a year ago, she neither knew what being disabled meant nor was she aware about the value of education. However, today she demands equal rights for both physically challenged and normal...
Siliguri, 22 Aug 2014/--/This winter, people of Kolkata will get an excellent opportunity to taste the exotic and sweet orange of Darjeeling and special delicious cuisines from the hills right at their doorsteps at the...
Siliguri, 22 Aug 2014/--/Bearing the legend – ‘We are Gorkhas and Proud to be Indian’ – five marathoners from Kalimpong will run in Hyderabad on August 24 at the fourth edition of the Airtel Hyderabad Marathon. The ‘Run...

Video News

Echo World

Islamabad, 22 Aug 2014/--/Political crisis in Pakistan dramatically escalated today with lawmakers of opposition leader Imran Khan's party resigning en masse from the National Assembly mounting more pressure on the...
Cairo, 22 Aug 2014/--/At least 38 people were killed and 41 others injured today when two tourist buses carrrying around 80 passengers, including foreigners, collided near Sharm El-Sheikh resort in Egypt's South Sinai....

Editorial

22 Aug 2014/--/After suffering imprisonment and being force-fed for thirteen long years on a charge that the court has rejected as untenable, Irom Sharmila Chanu, the human rights activist of Manipur, has walked into freedom. The court of Sessions Judge of Imphal East district has ordered her release because Sharmila had, at no point of time, ever attempted to commit suicide during her long-drawn...