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Cashless transactions in IOC petrol pumps rise to 27% in Bengal

    Updated On : Jan 17,2017   12:04 am
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Cashless transactions in petrol pumps of Indian Oil Corporation in West Bengal have increased by more than double after demonetisation, a company official said on Monday. View More..

Renowned actress Geeta Sen dead

    Updated On : Jan 16,2017   10:30 pm
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Renowned actress Geeta Sen, wife of celebrated filmmaker Mrinal Sen, died in her residence here on Monday after a month-long illness. She was 86. View More..

Bengal Governor condoles death of pilgrims in Gangasagar Mela

    Updated On : Jan 16,2017   9:36 pm
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Monday condoled the loss of lives of pilgrims in West Bengal's Sagar Island during their return from the Gangasagar Mela. View More..

TMC activists tried to damage my car: Babul Supriyo

    Updated On : Jan 16,2017   9:00 pm
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Union Minister Babul Supriyo on Monday accused Trinamool Congress activists of attacking his carcade and trying to damage his car during his visit to Durgapur Steel Thermal Power station (DSTPS). View More..

Wild card Yubrani enters pre-quarters of juniors tennis meet

    Updated On : Jan 16,2017   8:50 pm
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Wild card local entrant Yubrani Banerjee entered the pre-quarter finals of the girls singles event at the ongoing International Tennis Federation (ITF) Juniors meet held at the red clay courts of the Dakshin Kalikata Sansad here on Monday. View More..

UBI to open 240 branches by next fiscal

    Updated On : Jan 16,2017   8:48 pm
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) In order to improve credit-deposit ratio, public sector lender United Bank of India (UBI) on Monday said it was focusing on opening around 240 branches by the next financial year for a more pan-India presence as around 60 per cent of its branches were in eastern India. View More..

Mamata says Akhilesh deserves 'cycle' symbol

    Updated On : Jan 16,2017   8:44 pm
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday congratulated her Uttar Pradesh counterpart Akhilesh Yadav, saying he "deserved" the Samajwadi Party's acycle' symbol. View More..

AI to add international, domestic flights till July

    Updated On : Jan 16,2017   8:42 pm
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) In a major expansion drive, national passenger carrier Air India on Monday announced it plans to add two new international destinations in its network till July 2017. View More..

Mob clashes with police as accident kills five

    Updated On : Jan 16,2017   8:38 pm
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) At least four schoolchildren and one of their guardians died when a speeding car hit them here on Monday, triggering mob violence which left some police personnel injured. View More..

'Sweeping generalisations about GMO not fair'

    Updated On : Jan 16,2017   7:42 pm
Mohanpur (West Bengal), Jan 16 (IANS) Sweeping generalisations about safety of GMOs are "not fair", an eminent scientist said on Monday. View More..

ATM withdrawal limit hike 'eyewash', says Mamata

    Updated On : Jan 16,2017   7:04 pm
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday dubbed as an "eyewash announcement" the hike in daily ATM withdrawal limits announced by the RBI and demanded all restrictions be lifted. View More..

Patiala to host Great Britain Debate on Tuesday

    Updated On : Jan 16,2017   6:42 pm
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Patiala city in Punjab is to host Britain's premier debating competition in India, the 'Great Britain Debate', on Tuesday, an official statement said here. View More..

PMO's tweets on Gangasagar deaths unfortunate: Trinamool

    Updated On : Jan 16,2017   6:40 pm
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) West Bengal Fire Minister Sovan Chatterjee on Monday described the tweets by the Prime Minister's Office on the accidental death of six women in West Bengal's Gangasagar as "unfortunate". View More..

RBI 'apprehensive' of cooperative banks' ability to report data to tax department

    Updated On : Jan 16,2017   6:28 pm
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) In view of recent amendments brought into Income Tax Rules on furnishing information to the income tax department, the cooperative banks "may face some issues" to report information data as required by law enforcement department, an RBI official said on Monday. View More..

CIL to empanel merchant banker for acquiring foreign coal assets

    Updated On : Jan 16,2017   6:20 pm
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) State-run Coal India is to empanel a merchant banker or an investment banker for assistance in acquiring coal assets abroad, the leading miner said in a tender document. View More..

Bangladesh court sentences 26 to death in murder case

    Updated On : Jan 16,2017   4:54 pm
Dhaka, Jan 16 (IANS) A Bangladeshi court on Monday sentenced 26 persons to death in a sensational seven-murder case in Narayanganj area of the country in 2014. View More..

'Horse racing needs alternatives to tie in with cashless economy'

    Updated On : Jan 16,2017   4:22 pm
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) The sport of horse racing in India will have to find alternatives to integrate with a cashless economy post-demonetisation, says horse-owner and writer Lynn Deas. View More..

AFC objects to Rabindra Sarovar Stadium as Mohun Bagan's venue

    Updated On : Jan 16,2017   3:48 pm
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Mohun Bagan were dealt a fresh blow on Monday when the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) deemed Rabindra Sarovar Stadium unfit to host the AFC Cup matches, sources said. View More..

I am being framed, says arrested Bengal BJP leader

    Updated On : Jan 16,2017   3:46 pm
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) BJP West Bengal Vice President Jayprakash Majumdar on Monday said he had been arrested on fabricated charges. View More..

Fire at Presidency University, no casualties

    Updated On : Jan 16,2017   3:42 pm
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) A fire broke out at the Presidency University here on Monday but there were no casualties, the fire department said. View More..

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