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Powell helps aspiring athletes with valuable tips

    Updated On : Dec 16,2017   9:58 pm
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) Legendary long-jumper Mike Powell on Saturday helped aspiring local athletes with valuable tips here, asking them not to think much about faulty jumps. View More..

You have to be worried over current state of Indian tennis: Vijay Amritraj

    Updated On : Dec 16,2017   9:30 pm
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) Indian tennis great Vijay Amritraj on Saturday said there is enough reason to be "worried" about the sport in the country, adding that if homegrown players want to make a mark abroad, there needs to be a proper system in place. View More..

Gold worth over Rs 3 crore seized in Bengal, Assam; 4 held

    Updated On : Dec 16,2017   9:30 pm
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) In separate operations in Assam and West Bengal, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seized 10.5 kg gold valued at Rs 3 crore in the international market. It was smuggled into India from neighbouring countries, the agency said on Saturday. View More..

KoPT awaits Centre's nod for land lease to private developers

    Updated On : Dec 16,2017   8:54 pm
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) The Kolkata Port Trust is awaiting the Centre's approval for leasing out 111 acres of its land to private developers for a township project, a top official said here on Saturday. View More..

British envoy draws attention to plastic pollution in oceans

    Updated On : Dec 16,2017   8:48 pm
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) Juxtaposing the naturalness of silk with the artificiality of plastic, British High Commissioner to India Dominic Asquith on Saturday drew attention to the health of rivers and plastic pollution in the oceans. View More..

I-League: Plaza brace helps East Bengal beat Churchill

    Updated On : Dec 16,2017   8:40 pm
Barasat (West Bengal), Dec 16 (IANS) Trinidadian striker Willis Plaza struck late in both halves to help East Bengal script a come-from-behind 3-2 win over Churchill Brothers in a rip-roaring I-League football encounter at the Vidyasagar Krirangan here on Saturday. View More..

Lakshmanan aims to defend crown at 25K race

    Updated On : Dec 16,2017   7:36 pm
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) Defending champion and course record holder G. Lakshmanan and L. Suriya, who just scorched the Delhi Half Marathon, could be the top Indian contenders in the TSK 25K here on Sunday. View More..

Ramkumar wins invitational tennis meet

    Updated On : Dec 16,2017   7:24 pm
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) Ramkumar Ramanathan clinched the 2nd edition of the Premjit Lall Invitational tennis meet on Saturday. View More..

Indian war veterans, Bangladesh Muktijoddhas celebrate Vijay Diwas

    Updated On : Dec 16,2017   7:08 pm
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) Indian war veterans and Bangladesh Muktijoddhas, who fought shoulder to shoulder to liberate Bangladesh four decades back, reunited here on Saturday to celebrate the 46th anniversary of the victory over Pakistan. View More..

Ranji Trophy: Karnataka favourites against Vidarbha (Preview)

    Updated On : Dec 16,2017   5:38 pm
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) Eight-time champions Karnataka will be hot favourites against Vidarbha who are still not sure of the services of India speedster Umesh Yadav when the two sides clash in the semifinal of the Ranji Trophy at the Eden Gardens on Sunday. View More..

Virat, Anushka will have to face media at some point: Sania

    Updated On : Dec 16,2017   5:26 pm
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) Seven years ago, the wedding between Indian tennis sensation Sania Mirza and Pakistan cricket skipper Shoaib Malik was the cynosure of all eyes. Now, India cricket captain Virat Kohli tying the knot with celebrated actress Anushka Sharma is the hotcake. View More..

Knee injury forces Sania to miss Australian Open

    Updated On : Dec 16,2017   4:38 pm
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) Indian tennis star Sania Mirza said on Saturday that she will not be taking part in the Australian Open early next year due to a right knee injury. View More..

Five years of Nirbhaya: Mamata calls for making society safe

    Updated On : Dec 16,2017   3:34 pm
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) Remembering the brutal Nirbhaya gang rape case in Delhi on its fifth year, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday called for making a safe society. View More..

Centre has 15 new rail projects for Northeast: Modi

    Updated On : Dec 16,2017   1:08 pm
Aizwal, Dec 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday the Centre is committed to put all the state capitals of the northeast on the rail map and is executing 15 new projects in the region. View More..

My mediation on Ayodhya dispute receiving positive response: Ravi Shankar

    Updated On : Dec 15,2017   11:30 pm
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Friday claimed that he has received "positive response" in his bid to mediate for a solution to the Babri Masjid-Ram Janambhoomi dispute at Ayodhya, and said that an "out of court" settlement was the best solution to the issue. View More..

Art of Living founder Ravi Shankar backs law against triple talaq

    Updated On : Dec 15,2017   10:46 pm
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) On a day the Union Cabinet cleared a bill seeking to criminalise instant triple talaq among Muslims and providing for a three-year jail term, spiritual leader and Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Friday backed the central government stand. saying honouring gender equality was a must for the country to be at par with the world. View More..

Rs 60,000 hashish seized in Kolkata, two arrested

    Updated On : Dec 15,2017   8:54 pm
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) After its crackdown on multiple drug peddlers in the city, Kolkata Police arrested two more drug dealers and seized charas (hashish) worth Rs 60,000 from them, an officer said on Friday. View More..

'Industry-friendly' Ethiopia woos Bengal businesses

    Updated On : Dec 15,2017   7:54 pm
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) Offering a package of incentives including exemption of income tax and import duty, Ethiopia on Friday sought investment from West Bengal in sectors like infrastructure and small engineering. View More..

Ordnance factories keen to partner MSMEs: Official

    Updated On : Dec 15,2017   7:36 pm
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) Ordnance factories are keen to partner with MSMEs to leverage maximum output for the defence preparedness of the Armed forces and security agencies, a senior official said here on Friday. View More..

I want to break marathon record before retiring: Bekele

    Updated On : Dec 15,2017   7:20 pm
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) Ethiopian long-distance runner Kenenisa Bekele, who holds the world and Olympic records for both the 5,000 and 10,000 metre events, on Friday said he aims to be the best in marathon before he calls it a day. View More..