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India's oldest cinematographer Ramananda Sengupta dead

    Updated On : Aug 24,2017   1:20 am
Kolkata, Aug 24 (IANS) Country's oldest cinematographer Ramanda Sengupta, who worked with legends like Jean Renoir, Ritwik Ghatak and Mrinal Sen, died in Kolkata on Wednesday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said in a statement. View More..

Mamata urges Durga Puja, Muharram organisers to ensure communal amity

    Updated On : Aug 24,2017   12:02 am
Kolkata, Aug 24 (IANS) Urging people to ensure communal amity during the coming festival of Durga Puja and the observance of Muharram, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday warned that some vested interests could try to foment trouble to promote their political interests. View More..

Will decide on attending Aug 29 meeting after official invite: GJM

    Updated On : Aug 23,2017   10:46 pm
Darjeeling, Aug 23 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukhi Morcha (GJM) would take a call on attending the August 29 talks convened by the West Bengal government to restore peace in the hill areas after receiving an official invite, a senior party leader said on Wednesday. View More..

Another Kanhaiya Kumar's rally attacked in Bengal, 23 arrested

    Updated On : Aug 23,2017   10:10 pm
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) 23 people were arrested for attacking and stone pelting at former Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Union President Kanhaiya Kumar's rally in West Bengal's Hoogly district on Wednesday, police said. View More..

Demonetisation's benefits depends on its objectives: Former RBI governor

    Updated On : Aug 23,2017   9:54 pm
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) Reserve Bank of India's former Governor D. Subbarao on Wednesday said the benefits of demonetisation would depend on the objectives of it. View More..

FIFA President will be our state guest: Bengal CM

    Updated On : Aug 23,2017   8:18 pm
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said FIFA President Gianni Infantino will be extended the status of "state guest" during the U-17 World Cup final to be held at the Salt Lake Stadium here on October 28. View More..

Bengal government forced farmers to sell paddy at lower rate: BJP

    Updated On : Aug 23,2017   8:00 pm
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) The BJP Kisan Morcha, the farmers wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party, on Wednesday accused the West Bengal government of compelling farmers in the state to sell paddy at a lower rate than the MSP set by the central government. View More..

'Permanent counters for LED bulbs, fans at petrol pumps'

    Updated On : Aug 23,2017   7:58 pm
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) As many as 55,000 petrol pumps across India will distribute LED bulbs, tubelights and energy efficient fans in a bid to ease access to these items, an official of the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), under the Ministry of Power, said here on Wednesday. View More..

ATK rope in English midfielder Conor Thomas

    Updated On : Aug 23,2017   7:34 pm
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) Two-time Indian Super League (ISL) champions ATK on Wednesday roped in English midfielder Conor Thomas ahead of the fourth season, a statement from the city-based football franchise said. View More..

US keen to partner in International Solar Alliance projects

    Updated On : Aug 23,2017   7:18 pm
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) The United States has evinced "keen interest" to partner in International Solar Alliance's (ISA) projects and programmes, its Director General said here on Wednesday. View More..

Salt Lake stadium likely to be handed over to FIFA by September 10

    Updated On : Aug 23,2017   7:06 pm
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) FIFA Under-17 World Cup Local Organising Committee (LOC) tournament director Javier Ceppi on Wednesday said the Salt Lake Stadium here is likely to be handed over to world football governing body FIFA by September 10, less than a month before the tournament starts. View More..

Cleared by J&K cricket body, woman pacer Iqra wants to play for Bengal

    Updated On : Aug 23,2017   6:08 pm
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) Kashmir-born woman pace-bowler Iqra Rasool wants to play for Bengal and then represent India after getting a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from Jammu & Kashmir Cricket Association. View More..

Tecno Mobile eyeing to be among top 5 smartphone brands

    Updated On : Aug 23,2017   4:04 pm
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) Chinese mobile maker Transsion Holdings, which has recently entered the offline premium smartphone market in India with Tecno Mobile brand, is looking to be among the top five smartphone brands in India in offline space by the end of December 2018, a top company official said on Wednesday. View More..

Art market needs to go up to propel artists to top: Ghose

    Updated On : Aug 23,2017   3:50 pm
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) Contending that art cannot be divorced from the people who are buying it, Art Institute Chicago's curator Madhuvanti Ghose says Indian artists are going to find it "difficult to be completely at the top" until the art market in the country goes up. View More..

260 fake Rs 2,000 notes seized by BSF in Bengal

    Updated On : Aug 23,2017   3:24 pm
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) Fake Indian currency notes of the face value of Rs 5,20,000 in Rs 2,000 denomination have been seized from near Bangladesh border in West Bengal's Malda district, a BSF official said on Wednesday. View More..

This is the best phase of Indian TT in recent years: Soumyajit

    Updated On : Aug 23,2017   3:08 pm
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) Ace Indian paddler Soumyajit Ghosh, who along with G. Sathiyan came close to toppling the top-seeded Japanese duo of Jin Uda and Maharu Yoshimura only to end with a silver in the men's doubles at the Bulgaria Open in Panagyurishte last week, feels this is the best phase for table tennis in the country in recent times. View More..

1,000 years ago, property transfer similar in Bengal, Scotland

    Updated On : Aug 23,2017   2:06 pm
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) More than a thousand years ago, people in Bengal and in Scotland were transferring the ownership of property in "almost exactly similar" ways, says a Scottish historian. View More..

US solar eclipse: IISER-Kolkata team's prediction captures 'almost all major features correctly'

    Updated On : Aug 23,2017   1:22 pm
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) The prediction by a team of physicists led by IISER-Kolkata on how the corona of the sun would look during the August 21 'Great American Solar Eclipse' has captured "almost all the major features" of the corona correctly, a statement said on Wednesday. View More..

Salim blames centre, Mamata and media for plight of Bengal flood victims

    Updated On : Aug 22,2017   11:44 pm
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) Blaming the "irresponsive" and "irresponsible" central and West Bengal governments for the plight of the flood victims in northern Bengal, CPI-M politburo member Mohammed Salim on Tuesday alos criticised the media for not reaching the news of the "massive devastation" in the region to the people of the country. View More..

Need to challenge BJP's idea of nationalism, Hinduism: Kanhaiya Kumar

    Updated On : Aug 22,2017   10:44 pm
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) Contending that nationalism cannot be forcefully injected to people, former Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Union President Kanhaiya Kumar on Monday said there is a need to challenge BJP's idea of nationalism and Hinduism in the country. View More..

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