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Bengal school teacher commits suicide after harassment

    Updated On : Feb 19,2017   5:26 pm
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) A female school teacher committed suicide after being teased by her colleagues in West Bengal's Darjeeling district, police said on Sunday, adding that two persons have been arrested in this connection. View More..

Suicide attempt averted on Kolkata Metro

    Updated On : Feb 19,2017   4:42 pm
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) A day after a woman took her life by jumping in front of a Metro train along with her child, a man allegedly tried to commit suicide by doing the same on Sunday but was rescued, an official said. View More..

Steel exports surge 224% in January

    Updated On : Feb 19,2017   4:34 pm
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) India's steel exports jumped by 224 per cent in January and the country shipped out 5.865 million tonnes of steel in April-January period of the current fiscal -- up by 71.1 per cent over the same period last year, a steel ministry's report said. View More..

Former Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir dead

    Updated On : Feb 19,2017   4:08 pm
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) Former Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir died here on Sunday following a brief illness. He was 68. View More..

Smith replaces Dhoni as Rising Pune Supergiants skipper

    Updated On : Feb 19,2017   3:52 pm
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) Australian Steve Smith has replaced Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the captain of Rising Pune Supergiants for the 10th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the franchise announced on Sunday. View More..

Ex-Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir critical

    Updated On : Feb 19,2017   1:30 pm
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) Former Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir is in a critical condition at a private hospital here, sources said on Sunday. View More..

Kashmiri filmmakers urge people to save valley from climate change

    Updated On : Feb 19,2017   12:46 pm
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) Kashmir makes headlines in terrorism and insurgency but a bunch of young filmmakers from the region has appealed to people through short films to save the beauty and blossoms of the valley from ravages of climate change. View More..

17 political parties take out rally in Kolkata

    Updated On : Feb 18,2017   11:52 pm
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) Seventeen political parties, including the Left Front partners, on Saturday brought out a rally in south Kolkata demanding Mamata Banerjee government withdraw a law that seeks to penalise persons and groups for damaging public property. View More..

Kolkata woman dies after jumping on Metro track

    Updated On : Feb 18,2017   11:52 pm
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) A woman took her life by jumping before a Metro train along with her child at a south Kolkata station on Saturday. View More..

Kolkata Police chief files defamation case against BJP leader

    Updated On : Feb 18,2017   11:30 pm
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar has filed a criminal defamation case against BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya for alleging the top cop had a role in destroying evidence related to the multi-billion rupee Saradha scam. View More..

MF industry expects AUM to reach Rs 35 lakh cr in five years

    Updated On : Feb 18,2017   9:54 pm
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) With growing retail participation, low interest rates, digitisation and introduction of new products, the mutual fund industry is expecting to double its assets under management (AUM) to Rs 35 lakh crore over the next five years, industry players said on Saturday. View More..

Terminally ill cancer patient jumps to death from hospital

    Updated On : Feb 18,2017   9:28 pm
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) An elderly terminally ill cancer patient jumped to death from the seventh floor of a private hospital in the satellite township of Salt Lake on Saturday, the hospital said. View More..

Ram temple will be built in Ayodhya: Minister

    Updated On : Feb 18,2017   8:04 pm
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) Asserting that the Ram temple will come up at Ayodhya, BJP leader and Union Minister Giriraj Singh asked Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi whether they wanted it to come up in Bangladesh or Pakistan. View More..

Films on Nagaland tribes stir debate on hunting, conservation

    Updated On : Feb 18,2017   8:04 pm
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) A cluster of films based on the biodiversity-rich Nagaland, showcased at the seventh National Science Film Festival, have kick-up a debate on hunting practices and conservation in northeast India's tribal communities. View More..

Ambassador brand left due to lack of innovation: Minister

    Updated On : Feb 18,2017   8:04 pm
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) Describing the importance of innovation across agriculture and industries, Union Minister of State for Micro, Small, Medium Enterprises (MSME) Giriraj Singh on Saturday said the iconic Ambassador brand of Hindustan Motors has left the country due to lack of innovation. View More..

Bagan return to winning ways, go level on points with East Bengal in I-League

    Updated On : Feb 18,2017   7:14 pm
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) Mohun Bagan rode Balwant Singh's two goals in two minutes to edge past DSK Shivajians 3-1 and go level on points with cross-town football rivals East Bengal at the top of the I-League table at the Rabindra Sarovar Sadium on Saturday. View More..

India have attack to beat Australia on true pitches (Column: Just Sport)

    Updated On : Feb 18,2017   7:14 pm
Now that they dont get to play Pakistan in a bilateral series to excite the crowds in Lahore, Karachi, Kolkata or Mumbai, India have found the alternative in Australia. View More..

Film banned in Bangladesh: Bhandarkar 'feels sorry' for makers

    Updated On : Feb 18,2017   6:42 pm
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) National Award winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar, whose "Calendar Girls" faced the heat in Pakistan, says he "feels very sorry" for makers of "No Bed of Roses", which has been banned in Bangladesh. It stars and is co-produced by Indian actor Irrfan Khan. View More..

Abducted minor rescued from New Delhi, 1 arrested

    Updated On : Feb 18,2017   6:42 pm
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) A minor girl abducted from this eastern metropolis, has been rescued from New Delhi, police said. View More..

Retro 'Indu Sarkar' for youngsters to know about Emergency: Bhandarkar

    Updated On : Feb 18,2017   6:32 pm
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) National Award winner Madhur Bhandarkar, who recently wrapped up shooting of "Indu Sarkar", set against the Emergency, believes the younger generation should know about what transpired during the turbulent 21-month period in the 1970s. View More..

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