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Working on rescheduling Mamata's visit to China: Envoy

    Updated On : Aug 17,2018   9:24 pm
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) Chinese Consul General in Kolkata Ma Zhanwu on Friday said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's trip to that counrty earlier this year got cancelled due to "technical problems" from the Chinese side and revealed that they are working on rescheduling her visit in the coming months. View More..

A piece of China for Durga Puja visitors in Kolkata this year

    Updated On : Aug 17,2018   8:26 pm
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) In a bid to boost cultural exchanges with eastern India, the Chinese consulate here has joined hands with a city-based Durga Puja committee to recreate a slice of authentic China in the marquee premises and would fly in a team of 25 artisans from Yunnan province during the festival this year, a senior envoy said here on Friday. View More..

Bengal to add over 2000 mw of power capacity in next 5 years

    Updated On : Aug 17,2018   7:18 pm
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) West Bengal, which has been incorporating the latest technologies to reduce transmission and distribution losses, is expecting to add over 2,000 megawatt (mw) of power in the next five years including 300 mw of solar power, a state minister said on Friday. View More..

Bangladesh looks to increase power import from India

    Updated On : Aug 17,2018   5:46 pm
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) Bangladesh, which is importing around 700 megawatt (mw) of power from India, is looking to ramp up its electricity import from the country, an official of the neighbouring nation said here on Friday. View More..

DVC plans 1,500mw pumped storage facility, to cost Rs 5,200 cr

    Updated On : Aug 17,2018   5:28 pm
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) The Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) is planning to set up a 1,500mw pumped storage facility in Jahrkhand's Bokaro at an estimated cost of Rs 5,200 crore, an official said on Friday. View More..

Hema Malini, Esha Deol set to catwalk for 'Cakewalk'

    Updated On : Aug 17,2018   2:26 pm
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Mother-daughter duo Hema Malini and Esha Deol Takhtani will walk the ramp at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter-Festive 2018 to promote the latter's forthcoming movie "Cakewalk". They will be showstoppers for designer Sanjukta Duttas latest collection 'Abor'. View More..

Abir Chatterjee has matured incredibly: Srijit Mukherji (Movie Snippets)

    Updated On : Aug 17,2018   1:24 pm
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) Filmmaker Srijit Mukherji says Abir Chatterjee, whom he is working with in "Shah Jahan Regency", says the actor has matured incredibly since the last time they worked together in "Jaatishwar". View More..

After CWG setback, squash star Ghosal ready to hit top gear at Asiad

    Updated On : Aug 17,2018   11:42 am
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) After enduring a disappointing Commonwealth Games (CWG) singles campaign, India's top-ranked squash player Saurav Ghosal feels he has recovered from the setback and is ready to put his best foot forward at the upcoming Asian Games. View More..

Bengal government declares half-day holiday on Friday

    Updated On : Aug 17,2018   12:28 am
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) The West Bengal government has declared a half-day holiday on Friday as a mark of respect to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who died on Thursday. View More..

Kolkata family close to Vajpayee narrates his love for films, 'phuchkas'

    Updated On : Aug 16,2018   10:28 pm
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) A family in central Kolkata, who had hosted former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee during his visits to the city since 1956, on Thursday reminisced how the veteran politician fell in love with the Farooq Shaikh-Rekha-starrer 1981 film 'Umrao Jaan' and ended up watching the movie a number of times during his stay here. View More..

ISL: Dynamos to travel to Kolkata & Doha for pre-season training

    Updated On : Aug 16,2018   9:02 pm
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Delhi Dynamos FC are set for a month-long pre-season camp in Kolkata and Doha, as the two-time semi-finalists begin their preparation for the upcoming Indian Super League (ISL) season. View More..

Vajpayee's death a personal loss: Bengal Governor

    Updated On : Aug 16,2018   9:00 pm
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) West Bengal Governor Keshri Nath Tripathi on Thursday termed the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as a "personal loss" and hailed him as one of the greatest politicians and diplomats in the world. View More..

Bengal's Left to launch movement against 'anti-people policies'

    Updated On : Aug 16,2018   8:30 pm
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) Protesting against the anti-people policies of the state and the centre, the left wing mass organisations in West Bengal will hold a 24-day march across the state in September, pushing for an eight-point charter of demands including remunerative prices for famers, lowering of rates for Petroleum substances and ensuring standard minimum wages for everyone. View More..

Chhetri rues football team's Asian Games snub

    Updated On : Aug 16,2018   8:18 pm
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) India captain Sunil Chhetri on Thursday said the football team needs to be given a chance to perform after the the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) decided not to allow the side to participate in the upcoming 2018 Asian Games. View More..

'Who's going to listen to the voice of sanity?' (Remembering Vajpayee)

    Updated On : Aug 16,2018   6:22 pm
It was the summer of 1996. The Congress government of Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao had lost the general election and, for the first time, there was an opportunity for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), headed by the moderate and well-liked Atal Bihari Vajpayee, to take power. View More..

Vajpayee's death very big loss: Mamata

    Updated On : Aug 16,2018   6:04 pm
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday termed former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's passing away a "very big loss" to the nation. View More..

Wadekar one of the most elegant left-handers I have played with: Prasanna

    Updated On : Aug 16,2018   4:46 pm
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) Shocked over the demise of Ajit Wadekar, spin great Erapalli Prasanna on Thursday said his former teammate was one of the most elegant left handers he had played with. View More..

Depreciating rupee will kill small businesses: Mamata

    Updated On : Aug 16,2018   11:44 am
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said the devalued rupee will lead to increase of oil import bills and small businesses will be killed further post the demonetisation. View More..

How about some 'Royal Rajasthani' dishes? (Foodie Trail - Kolkata)

    Updated On : Aug 15,2018   11:34 pm
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) It is time for some authentic Rajasthani food! Here is a food festival, "The Royal Kitchens of Rajasthan", celebrating the vibrant and regal Rajasthani culture to make you familiar with the dishes that the royalties savoured. View More..

Nehru's statue found painted saffron in Bengal, later restored

    Updated On : Aug 15,2018   11:24 pm
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) A statue of former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in West Bengal's West Burdwan district was said to have been painted saffron on Wednesday but the original colour was restored later. View More..

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