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Fire in Kolkata chemical godown

    Updated On : Oct 16,2018   12:24 am
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) A fire broke out in a chemical godown in the eastern part of the city on Monday evening, but no casualty was reported, an official said. View More..

5.5 kg of silver seized in Bengal

    Updated On : Oct 15,2018   9:40 pm
Kolkata, Oct 15 (IANS) Some 5.5 kg of silver ornaments worth Rs 2.2 lakh was recovered from the India-Bangladesh border in West Bengal's Malda district on Monday, an official said. View More..

Durga Puja begins in Bengal

    Updated On : Oct 15,2018   8:58 pm
Kolkata, Oct 15 (IANS) Durga Puja rituals began in West Bengal on Monday as enthusiastic devotees plunged into merriment marking the first day of the biggest festival in this part of the world. View More..

Indians prefer short breaks over one long vacation: Survey

    Updated On : Oct 15,2018   4:06 pm
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Indians have changed the way they have been holidaying very significantly over the past few years. Instead of one big break, they now prefer multiple short breaks in addition to one big family vacation, according a Yatra.coms five-year comparative survey data. View More..

Durga puja begins in Bengal

    Updated On : Oct 15,2018   1:24 pm
Kolkata, Oct 15 (IANS) Durga Puja rituals began in West Bengal on Monday as enthusiastic devotees plunged into merriment marking the first day of the biggest festival in this part of the world. View More..

Bangladeshi PM inaugurates construction of China-financed rail project

    Updated On : Oct 15,2018   1:42 am
Dhaka, Oct 15 (IANS) Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the China-financed Padma bridge rail link project by unveiling its foundation plaque at a ceremony in Munshiganj on the outskirts of capital Dhaka Sunday. View More..

Bengal decks up to bask in Durga Puja fervour

    Updated On : Oct 14,2018   8:08 pm
Kolkata, Oct 14 (IANS) With "cotton-ball" clouds floating in the blue sky, the beat of Dhak (drums) mixed with popular melodies filling the air, and frenzied last-minute shopping, Bengal looks set to indulge itself in the state's biggest festival - Durga Puja - from Monday. View More..

Fuel prices continue to rise, Modi to meet oil company heads

    Updated On : Oct 14,2018   7:50 pm
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Fuel prices continued to rise across the four major metros on Sunday even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi prepares to meet oil company chiefs here on Monday to take stock of the global energy scenario. View More..

Man injured in Bengal blast dies in Kolkata hospital

    Updated On : Oct 14,2018   7:28 pm
Kolkata, Oct 14 (IANS) A fruit seller injured in a bomb blast in West Bengal's Dum Dum area died at a government hospital here on Sunday, police said. View More..

From pain and penury to pinnacle of success: The winning tale of gritty Swapna Barman (IANS Special Series)

    Updated On : Oct 14,2018   12:32 pm
Kolkata, Oct 14 (IANS) Until that evening in Jakarta when the country celebrated her success with much fanfare, everything about heptathlete Swapna Barman spelt hardship. From extreme poverty to physical deformity of the kind that threatened to time and again derail her ambition, Swapna pushed every odd to its limits on course to become the first Indian heptathlete to win an Asian Games gold. View More..

Indian classical music fascinates me: Reunion's Maya Kamaty

    Updated On : Oct 14,2018   11:48 am
Kolkata, Oct 14 (IANS) Maya Kamaty, a prominent Maloya musician and singer of Indian origin from Reunion Island, the French overseas territory, thinks good music can transcend all geographical barriers and says she is deeply inspired by Indian classical music and fascinated by the traditional instruments used here. View More..

Green themes abound in Durga Puja marquees

    Updated On : Oct 14,2018   11:34 am
Kolkata, Oct 14 (IANS) At a time when global warming and high pollution levels have emerged as major challenges for policy planners worldwide, a number of community Durga Puja organisers in and around Kolkata have come up with green themes to spread awareness about a clean environment among the public. View More..

India, China together will make difference to Asia: Chinese envoy

    Updated On : Oct 14,2018   8:30 am
Kolkata, Oct 14 (IANS) China and India together would make a difference to Asia and the whole world, a top Chinese envoy said here, stressing that leaders of the two nations favour meaningful cultural and educational exchanges to enhance bilateral cooperation. View More..

Mamata condoles death of Annapurna Devi

    Updated On : Oct 13,2018   5:18 pm
Kolkata, Oct 13 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday expressed grief over the demise of Annapurna Devi, doyenne of classical Hindustani music, who was in her early nineties. View More..

BJP's Shah says allegations against Minister Akbar need to be verified

    Updated On : Oct 13,2018   3:56 pm
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah has said that he was not in a position to comment on M.J. Akbar, who is facing multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, as the claims against the Union Minister needed to be "looked into". View More..

This Kolkata community Puja welcomes the sightless to touch and feel the festivities

    Updated On : Oct 13,2018   1:40 pm
Kolkata, Oct 13 (IANS) As Bengal gets decked up in a shimmery jacket of lights to celebrate its biggest carnival in style, the organisers of a famous community Durga puja here have built their marquee with artefacts and elements dedicated to the visually impaired to help them experience the festive grandeur they otherwise miss out on. View More..

As transgender, bringing up daughter was difficult: Activist Gauri Sawant

    Updated On : Oct 13,2018   12:30 pm
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) Motherhood is the state or experience of having or raising a child. Transgender activist Gauri Sawant, who has not had an easy ride in bringing up a daughter, says motherhood is beyond gender. View More..

People-to-people ties provide strong connect between US and India: Juster

    Updated On : Oct 13,2018   1:58 am
Kolkata, Oct 13 (IANS) Affirming that the US has deep admiration for India's history and rich culture, US Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster on Friday said people to people ties have provided a strong connect between the two countries. View More..

Bandhan Bank receives exemption from Sebi

    Updated On : Oct 12,2018   11:06 pm
Kolkata, Oct 12 (IANS) Bandhan Bank on Friday said it has received an exemption from the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) with respect to lock-in of one year on the equity shares held by the promoter and eligibility condition of one year from listing in order to comply with licensing condition. View More..

Emami Cement files DRHP for Rs 1,000-crore IPO

    Updated On : Oct 12,2018   11:00 pm
Kolkata, Oct 12 (IANS) Emami Cement on Friday filed the draft red herring prospectus (DRHP) with the capital market regulator, Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), for its Rs 1,000-crore initial public offering (IPO). View More..

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