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Author Batliwala irked over denial of entry to city swimming club

    Updated On : Dec 17,2017   10:18 pm
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Writer and Art of Living teacher Khurshed Batliwala was allegedly stopped while entering a reputed city swimming club for not following the dress code in place since British times. View More..

BSF seizes 60 kg ganja near Bangladesh border

    Updated On : Dec 17,2017   7:44 pm
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Border Security Force personnel seized around 60 kg of ganja (cannabis) near the India-Bangladesh border in West Bengal's Nadia district after a clash with smugglers, a BSF officer said on Sunday. View More..

Rohana bags second title of PGTI golf season at Tata Open

    Updated On : Dec 17,2017   7:14 pm
Jamshedpur, Dec 17 (IANS) Sri Lankan golfer Anura Rohana cruised to a four-shot victory as he returned a clinical final round of two-under 69 to total 19-under 265 at the Rs. 1 crore TATA Open here on Sunday. View More..

Ranji Trophy: Karnataka 36/3 after skittling out Vidarbha for 185

    Updated On : Dec 17,2017   6:52 pm
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Pacer Abhimanyu Mithun bagged his third five-wicket haul of the Ranji Trophy campaign as Vidarbha collapsed for a paltry 185 before Karnataka were reduced to 36/3 at the end of the first day's play in their semi-final at the Eden Gardens here on Sunday. View More..

Three held for misbehaving with Bengali actor at Kolkata airport

    Updated On : Dec 17,2017   5:10 pm
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Three airport parking agency employees have been arrested for allegedly misbehaving with Bengali actor Kaushik Sen and his son at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) Airport here, police said on Sunday. View More..

Three killed in Bengal road accident

    Updated On : Dec 17,2017   4:24 pm
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Three persons in a mini motor van, including its driver, were killed after the vehicle rammed into a bus in West Bengal's Purulia district on Sunday, police said. View More..

Bekele, Degitu victorious in Kolkata 25K marathon

    Updated On : Dec 17,2017   1:18 pm
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Ethiopian long-distance runner and current world record and Olympic record holder Kenenisa Bekele strolled past the finish line in his maiden appearance at the Tata Steel Kolkata 25K marathon on Sunday. View More..

On a wing and verse: Bengal girl gives poetic meaning to broken life (IANS Special Series)

    Updated On : Dec 17,2017   12:20 pm
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Eight years back, Sathi Mondal was a normal, jovial teenager, enjoying life and dreaming of making it big in sports. That's till a botched-up medical treatment derailed her life's planned journey. Now she can't take a morsel of food or even water through her mouth, shuttles between home and hospital, and suffers excruciating pain. View More..

Ranji Trophy: Vidarbha team arrive late, semi start delayed

    Updated On : Dec 17,2017   10:48 am
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) The Ranji Trophy semi-final between Karnataka and Vidarbha, slated to start on Sunday here at the Eden Gardens, was delayed by half an hour as Vidarbha arrived late. View More..

Ranji Trophy: Karnataka favourites against Vidarbha, Umesh availability in doubt (Preview)

    Updated On : Dec 16,2017   10:50 pm
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) Eight-time champions Karnataka will be hot favourites against Vidarbha who are still not sure of the services of India speedster Umesh Yadav when the two sides clash in the semifinal of the Ranji Trophy at the Eden Gardens on Sunday. View More..

Withdraw draconian FRDI bill, demands Mamata

    Updated On : Dec 16,2017   10:18 pm
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) Describing the proposed Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FRDI) Bill, 2017 as the "biggest assault" on financial security of the poor and the middle classes, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has asked the Central government to withdraw the legislation. View More..

Powell helps aspiring athletes with valuable tips

    Updated On : Dec 16,2017   9:58 pm
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) Legendary long-jumper Mike Powell on Saturday helped aspiring local athletes with valuable tips here, asking them not to think much about faulty jumps. View More..

You have to be worried over current state of Indian tennis: Vijay Amritraj

    Updated On : Dec 16,2017   9:30 pm
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) Indian tennis great Vijay Amritraj on Saturday said there is enough reason to be "worried" about the sport in the country, adding that if homegrown players want to make a mark abroad, there needs to be a proper system in place. View More..

Gold worth over Rs 3 crore seized in Bengal, Assam; 4 held

    Updated On : Dec 16,2017   9:30 pm
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) In separate operations in Assam and West Bengal, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seized 10.5 kg gold valued at Rs 3 crore in the international market. It was smuggled into India from neighbouring countries, the agency said on Saturday. View More..

Dhawan confident of India prevailing in series decider

    Updated On : Dec 16,2017   9:30 pm
Visakhapatnam, Dec 16 (IANS) On the eve of the ODI series decider here against Sri Lanka, India opener Shikhar Dhawan expressed confidence on the hosts' ability to demolish any side. View More..

KoPT awaits Centre's nod for land lease to private developers

    Updated On : Dec 16,2017   8:54 pm
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) The Kolkata Port Trust is awaiting the Centre's approval for leasing out 111 acres of its land to private developers for a township project, a top official said here on Saturday. View More..

British envoy draws attention to plastic pollution in oceans

    Updated On : Dec 16,2017   8:48 pm
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) Juxtaposing the naturalness of silk with the artificiality of plastic, British High Commissioner to India Dominic Asquith on Saturday drew attention to the health of rivers and plastic pollution in the oceans. View More..

Lakshmanan aims to defend crown at 25K race

    Updated On : Dec 16,2017   7:36 pm
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) Defending champion and course record holder G. Lakshmanan and L. Suriya, who just scorched the Delhi Half Marathon, could be the top Indian contenders in the TSK 25K here on Sunday. View More..

Golfer Rohana takes charge in 3rd round of TATA Open

    Updated On : Dec 16,2017   7:26 pm
Jamshedpur, Dec 16 (IANS) Sri Lankan Anura Rohana followed up his stunning second-round 10-under 61 with a top-class five-under-66 in round three of the 16th TATA Open 2017 to storm into a three-shot lead on an extremely windy day at the Golmuri Golf Course here on Saturday. View More..

Ramkumar wins invitational tennis meet

    Updated On : Dec 16,2017   7:24 pm
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) Ramkumar Ramanathan clinched the 2nd edition of the Premjit Lall Invitational tennis meet on Saturday. View More..



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