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IPL Auction: Sam Curran becomes most expensive overseas player (Third Lead)

    Updated On : Dec 18,2018   8:18 pm
Jaipur, Dec 18 (IANS) English left-arm quick Sam Curran emerged the costliest overseas buy after being snapped up by the Kings XI Punjab for a whopping Rs 7.2 crore at the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction here on Tuesday. View More..

Calcutta HC asks BJP to provide tentative 'Rath Yatra' dates

    Updated On : Dec 18,2018   8:02 pm
Kolkata, Dec 18 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday asked the Bharatiya Janata Party to provide three tentative dates for its proposed Rath Yatra in Bengal and submit a list of self-restrictions to be followed during the rally. View More..

Street musicians, food galore in 8th Kolkata Christmas Festival

    Updated On : Dec 18,2018   7:22 pm
Kolkata, Dec 18 (IANS) The 8th edition of Kolkata Christmas Festival will kickstart on December 21 with buskers (street musicians) regaling the audience for the first time while a smaller version of the fest will be held at seven other places in the state, an official said here on Tuesday. View More..

IPL Auction: Uncapped Varun Chakaravarthy, Unadkat go for Rs 8.4 cr each

    Updated On : Dec 18,2018   6:30 pm
Jaipur, Dec 18 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab splurged a whopping Rs 8.4 crore for little known mystery spinner Varun Chakaravarthy who became the joint costliest buy along with Rajasthan Royals' left-arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat at the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction so far. View More..

Kolkata travel agents protest against AI's single GDS platform move

    Updated On : Dec 18,2018   6:04 pm
Kolkata, Dec 18 (IANS) Protesting against Air India's decision to shift exclusively to a single global distribution system (GDS) platform, travel agents in the city on Tuesday said this move by the national carrier is going to be a "setback to its recovery". View More..

IPL Auction: Royals splurge Rs 8.4 crore to buy Unadkat back

    Updated On : Dec 18,2018   5:50 pm
Jaipur, Dec 18 (IANS) Inaugural Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Rajasthan Royals has splurged a whopping Rs 8.40 crore to buy back India discard left-arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat in the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction here on Tuesday. View More..

Minerva take on Mohun Bagan in battle of strugglers (Preview)

    Updated On : Dec 18,2018   5:46 pm
Panchkhula, Dec 18 (IANS) Defending Champions Minerva Punjab will take on former champions Mohun Bagan at Tau Devi Lal Stadium here on Wednesday. View More..

IPL Auction: Delhi Capitals buy Axar Patel for five crore

    Updated On : Dec 18,2018   4:56 pm
Jaipur, Dec 18 (IANS) India discard Axar Patel was on Tuesday bought for a whopping Rs five crore by Delhi Capitals while veteran Yuvraj Singh remained unsold from among the first set of players who went under the hammer in the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction here. View More..

Bengal man shot dead

    Updated On : Dec 18,2018   4:08 pm
Kolkata, Dec 18 (IANS) A man was shot dead in West Bengal's Paschim Bardhaman district a day ago and his body went missing, police said on Tuesday. View More..

We don't deny shelter to the needy: Mamata on Bengal

    Updated On : Dec 18,2018   11:22 am
Kolkata, Dec 18 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said her government is equally considerate towards all minorities and the state never denies shelter to anyone. View More..

Mamata voices humane concern for minorities, immigrantS

    Updated On : Dec 18,2018   10:34 am
Kolkata, Dec 18 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said that her government is equal towards minorities and ready to give shelter to international immigrants. View More..

Eight teams to vie for top honours in Beighton Cup hockey meet

    Updated On : Dec 18,2018   12:16 am
Kolkata, Dec 18 (IANS) Eight top teams, along with seven local outfits, will vie for top honours in the 122nd edition of Beighton Cup, the oldest hockey tournament of the country, starting December 23 at SAI Sports Complex here, it was announced on Monday. View More..

Halt on 'Rath Yatra': BJP to hold protest rallies, law violations across Bengal

    Updated On : Dec 17,2018   11:48 pm
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) The BJP on Monday kick-started a week-long protest by taking out a rally in Hooghly district against the Mamata Banerjee-government's denial of permission to the party's proposed "Rath Yatra" in West Bengal and threatened to hold law violation programmes wherever they are stopped. View More..

Legendary classical singer Arun Bhaduri dead

    Updated On : Dec 17,2018   11:42 pm
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Legendary classical singer Pandit Arun Bhaduri, known for his deep and sonorous voice, passed away at a city hospital on Monday following age-related ailments and respiratory distress, family sources said. View More..

ED probing misuse of forex transactions in Kolkata

    Updated On : Dec 17,2018   10:16 pm
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) After carrying out multiple search operations at several locations of foreign exchange dealers and agencies across the city last week, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) is expecting the volume of monthly transactions to go up to "a few hundred crore" from the eastern metropolis, an official said here on Monday. View More..

7 arrested for cheating using mobile phones for government job exam

    Updated On : Dec 17,2018   8:38 pm
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Seven candidates appearing for a government recruitment examination at a city-based college were caught cheating using mobile phones and Bluetooth headsets, police said here on Monday. View More..

Will be returning to power in Assam in next assembly polls: Tarun Gogoi

    Updated On : Dec 17,2018   7:28 pm
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday said that he would be returning to power in the state by winning the next assembly elections and will ensure that none of the "genuine Indian citizens" are left out from the National Register of Citizens. (NRC) View More..

Crafts made by inmates of Bengal's jails to be showcased at winter carnival

    Updated On : Dec 17,2018   4:24 pm
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Inmates lodged in West Bengal's correctional homes will get an opportunity to showcase their handmade crafts and other products at a winter carnival organised by the state, a minister said here on Monday. View More..

Rainy Monday for Kolkata as cyclone hits Andhra

    Updated On : Dec 17,2018   4:14 pm
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Kolkata and several other districts of Gangetic West Bengal woke up to a rainy morning on Monday as cyclone 'Phethai' made landfall in Andhra Pradesh. View More..

Trinamool leader beaten to death in Bengal

    Updated On : Dec 17,2018   4:10 pm
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) A district level leader of the Trinamool Congress was beaten to death in West Bengal's Hooghly district and one person has been arrested in this connection, police said on Monday. View More..

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