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SRFTI continues to be on boil for second day

    Updated On : Oct 18,2017   11:30 pm
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI) continued to be on boil on Wednesday as students' protests against authorities over "moral policing" and "gender-based segregation" rocked the campus for a second day following expulsion of 14 girl students. View More..

U-17 World Cup: Brazil blank Honduras in quarters

    Updated On : Oct 18,2017   10:40 pm
Kochi, Oct 18 (IANS) Brazil rode on a brace from Brenner to defeat a spirited Honduras 3-0 in their Round of 16 clash of the FIFA U-17 World Cup here on Wednesday. View More..

U-17 World Cup: Brazil blank Honduras in quarters

    Updated On : Oct 18,2017   10:14 pm
Kochi, Oct 18 (IANS) Brazil rode on a brace from Brenner to defeat a spirited Honduras 3-0 in their Round of 16 clash of the FIFA U-17 World Cup here on Wednesday. View More..

#metoo campaign: Kolkata Police 'stand by sexual harassment victims'

    Updated On : Oct 18,2017   9:46 pm
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) Reiterating their commitment to help the victims of sexual harassment, Kolkata Police said they are perturbed by the number of women joining the international #metoo campaign that has taken the social media by storm over the past few days. View More..

31 dead, over 14,500 dengue cases reported in Bengal

    Updated On : Oct 18,2017   9:40 pm
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) The West Bengal government on Wednesday said as many as 31 people have died of dengue in the state while more than 14,500 have tested positive this year. View More..

Now, a mobile phone-mounted device for quick malaria detection

    Updated On : Oct 18,2017   9:06 pm
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) A mobile phone mounted with a super-cheap paper microscope can detect presence of malarial parasites in the blood in 10 seconds, says an Indian researchers' team, which has developed a system that archives data and maps real-time distribution of the disease in a particular locality. View More..

My target is to win I-League with East Bengal: Katsumi

    Updated On : Oct 18,2017   9:06 pm
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) East Bengal's new Japanese recruit Yusa Katsumi said on Wednesday he wants to end the city football giants' title drought in the I-League, while downplaying the importance of winning against his former employers Mohun Bagan. View More..

ED quizzes former Bengal Minister in Narada, Saradha cases

    Updated On : Oct 18,2017   7:52 pm
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday quizzed former West Bengal Minister Madan Mitra in connection with the Narada sting case and Saradha ponzi scam. View More..

South Indian, NE fermented foods can address mineral deficiency

    Updated On : Oct 18,2017   6:14 pm
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) South Indian foods based on fermentation and as well recipes from northeast India are excellent for absorption of minerals like zinc and iron and can address mineral deficiency, experts say. View More..

Engineering student drowns in Kolkata pond

    Updated On : Oct 18,2017   3:56 pm
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) An engineering student on Wednesday drowned while bathing in a pond in Kolkata, police said. View More..

Delay, hassles in Indian transit raise Nepal's cost of trade: Report

    Updated On : Oct 18,2017   3:16 pm
Kathmandu, Oct 18 (IANS) Landlocked Nepal can substantially reduce the cost of its foreign trade if transit procedures in India are simplified and transport service is effective, according to a report by the International Trade Centre (ITC). View More..

Corporate India cuts gifting budget by 35-40% this Diwali

    Updated On : Oct 18,2017   2:30 pm
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Concerned about slowdown and pressure on balance sheets, corporate India is going slow on Diwali gifts to its associates, networked partners and others, slashing the budget by at least 35-40 per cent, an Assocham survey said on Wednesday. View More..

U-17 WC: Senior team's performances not on minds of Germany's colts: Coach Wueck

    Updated On : Oct 18,2017   1:14 pm
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) Germany's U-17 coach Christian Wueck on Wednesday brushed aside talk of the youth team not winning any World Cup compared to the senior side's four trophies will play on the minds of his colts, stating the idea is to develop players for the "A-team". View More..

U-17 WC: Need more battles of high intensity in Japan, feels coach Moriyama

    Updated On : Oct 18,2017   1:04 pm
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) Japan coach Yoshiro Moriyama feels the U-17 boys need more high intensity battles at home now in order to keep improving after they lost 3-5 on tie-breakers to England in a round of 16 tie of the FIFA World Cup here. View More..

Indian, Russian scientists craft gold nanostars to destroy cancer cells

    Updated On : Oct 18,2017   11:46 am
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) Scientists from India and Russia have crafted star-shaped gold nanoparticles that can selectively destroy cancer cells. These stable, inexpensive and non-toxic particles will also make it possible to detect cancer at an early stage. View More..

Coach Cooper happy with England players' body language during tie-breaker

    Updated On : Oct 18,2017   10:52 am
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) The body language of England colts during the tense tie-breaker impressed coach Steve Cooper the most as they reached the quarterfinals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup riding a 5-3 win on penalty shootouts against Japan here on Tuesday night. View More..

Calcutta HC stays withdrawal of central forces from Darjeeling hills

    Updated On : Oct 17,2017   11:48 pm
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday ordered an interim stay on the withdrawal of central armed police forces from Darjeeling hills in West Bengal. View More..

Goodricke Group acquires Godfrey Phillips' tea division

    Updated On : Oct 17,2017   10:58 pm
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) Goodricke Group Ltd on Tuesday said it has entered into an agreement with Godfrey Phillips India (GPI) to drive aggressive expansion into its packaged tea business. View More..

Security stepped in Kolkata for Diwali

    Updated On : Oct 17,2017   10:58 pm
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) Elaborate security has been put in place for Kali Puja and Diwali festivals in the city on October 19, when more than 3,500 community pujas are slated to be held, Kolkata Police said on Tuesday. View More..

FIFA U-17 World Cup: England pip Japan, enter quarters

    Updated On : Oct 17,2017   10:40 pm
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) England Under-17 boys did what their senior team footballers could not for many years by keeping their nerves during tie-breakers to edge past Japan 5-3 and advance to the quarter-finals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup here on Tuesday. View More..

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