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Gouge out opposition workers' eyes: TMC leader tells party cadres

    Updated On : Nov 18,2017   11:54 pm
Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) Three days after he was caught on camera threatening to thrash and break limbs of opposition leaders, controversial Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Anubrata Mondal on Saturday was back in the news with his order to party workers to gouge out the eyes of opposition activists and replace those with artificial eyes. View More..

87 Bengal kids taken to hospital as dead lizard is found in meal

    Updated On : Nov 18,2017   11:34 pm
Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) Eighty-seven students were rushed to hospital for a check-up after a dead lizard was found in one of the student's mid-day meal plate at a state-run primary school in West Bengal's Bankura district, an official said on Saturday. View More..

Boy ends life as father refuses to buy him motorbike

    Updated On : Nov 18,2017   11:08 pm
Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) A Class IX student, whose body was found hanging in his room, apparently committed suicide after his father refused to buy him a motorbike, family sources said on Saturday. View More..

Fake currency of Rs 6 lakh face value seized in Bengal

    Updated On : Nov 18,2017   10:58 pm
Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) The West Bengal Police has seized fake Indian currency notes of close to Rs 6 lakh face value from Ranibagan area of Baharampur in West Bengal's Murshidabad district, police said on Saturday. View More..

Indian batsmen found wanting in 'English' conditions (Column: Just Sport)

    Updated On : Nov 18,2017   9:38 pm
By the time the sun pierced through the clouds on the third morning of the first cricket Test of the return series between India and Sri Lanka, at the Eden Gardens, the green top and the moving ball in seaming conditions occupied the mind space. View More..

Kirui, Ayana among top favourites at ADHM 2017 (Preview)

    Updated On : Nov 18,2017   7:42 pm
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Reigning marathon world champion Geoffrey Kirui and London Worlds and Olympic 10,000 metre champion Almaz Ayana will be the cynosure of all eyes on Sunday's Airtel Delhi Half Marathon (ADHM), the build up of which was marred by health concerns due to smog and rising pollution in the national capital. View More..

Mathews lauds India's pace battery

    Updated On : Nov 18,2017   7:10 pm
Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) Former Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews, who scored 52, on Saturday said India's pace battery comprising Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Umesh Yadav are top class, adding that half centuries won't help the islanders' cause. View More..

Shami injury not serious: Pujara

    Updated On : Nov 18,2017   6:40 pm
Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) India pacer Mohammad Shami walked off the field after failing to complete his 14th over on day three of the first Test against Sri Lanka but top-order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara insisted that the injury was not "serious" and the pacer would be back in action on Sunday. View More..

Playing county cricket has definitely helped me: Pujara

    Updated On : Nov 18,2017   6:16 pm
Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) Playing county cricket for Nottinghamshire helped Cheteshwar Pujara a great deal, the top-order India Test ace said after scoring a fighting 52 against Sri Lanka in the first Test at the Eden Gardens here. View More..

First Test: Sri Lanka score 165/4, trail India by 7 runs on Day 3 (Roundup)

    Updated On : Nov 18,2017   5:38 pm
Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) Angelo Mathews (52) and Lahiru Thirimanne (51) helped Sri Lanka post 165/4 and trail India by only seven runs at stumps on the third day of the first cricket Test at the Eden Gardens here on Saturday. View More..

First Test: India vs Sri Lanka Day 3 scoreboard

    Updated On : Nov 18,2017   5:18 pm
Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard on Day-3 of the first cricket Test between India and Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens here on Saturday. View More..

BCCI exploring ways to avoid Pakistan in ICC test league

    Updated On : Nov 18,2017   5:12 pm
Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is exploring ways in which India doesn't bump into arch-rivals Pakistan in the nine-team Test league which got the green light recently from the International Cricket Council (ICC) and is aimed at bringing context and meaning to bilateral cricket. View More..

India likely to have conditioning camp at NCA ahead of SA tour

    Updated On : Nov 18,2017   4:10 pm
Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) The Indian cricket team will have a conditioning camp at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru ahead of the South Africa tour in January, a top BCCI official said here. View More..

Yechury insists on reinforcing CPI-M against Centre's 4-point attack

    Updated On : Nov 18,2017   4:02 pm
Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) Accusing the BJP government of launching a "four point attack" to weaken the revolutionary forces in the country, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury insisted on strengthening the party mechanism to make way for a revolutionary movement. View More..

From airports to seaports, ITDC cruises along

    Updated On : Nov 18,2017   2:58 pm
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Moving out of airports due to stiff competition from private players, the India Tourism Development Corporation Ltd (ITDC) is making a gradual comeback with duty-free outlets at seaports. View More..

First Test: Thirimanne helps Sri Lanka hold upper hand over India at Tea

    Updated On : Nov 18,2017   2:58 pm
Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) Middle-order batsman Lahiru Thirimanne hit a composed 48 to steer Sri Lanka to a comfortable 113/2 and trail India by 59 runs at tea of the third day in the first Test at the Eden Gardens here on Saturday. View More..

India skittled out for 172 in 1st innings

    Updated On : Nov 18,2017   12:04 pm
Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) Sri Lankan off-spinner Dilruwan Perera and pacer Lahiru Gamage shared two wickets each as India were skittled out for 172 in their first innings at lunch on the third day of the first Test at the Eden Gardens here on Saturday. View More..

Inspiring story of a radical, but practical, Ireland-born nun (Book Review)

    Updated On : Nov 18,2017   11:06 am
Title: Girls Are Our Future -- Thoughts of a Practical Radical Nun; Author: Sister Cyril, Neil Farrelly and Greg Dale; Publisher: Konark Publishers; Price: Rs 595; Pages: 283. View More..

Umpire Kettleborough to miss 3rd day's play

    Updated On : Nov 18,2017   9:50 am
Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) On-field English umpire Richard Kettleborough pulled out of third day's play between India and Sri Lanka on Saturday due to a throat infection. View More..

French film 'Los Perros' adjudged best in KIFF

    Updated On : Nov 17,2017   11:56 pm
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) French celluloid venture "Los Perros" directed by Marcela Said won the award for the best film in the International Competition category of the 23rd Kolkata Internaitonal Film Festival (KIFF) here on Friday. View More..

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